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Church-A-Palooza June 30th , 2019 Food, Fun, and Exciting Music Join Us!

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, serves the south suburbs. Join us for worship @ 9:30 a.m.

 CWS Church World Service Celebrating 50 years of service.

This year's 34th Annual South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk was held on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019. Thank you to all who participated!

You may still help by making a donation online crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil 

UMC News
"United Methodism is a connectional system. We are connected to other United Methodist Churches through the Chicago-Southern District, through the Northern Illinois Conference, North Central Jurisdictional Conference and the General Conference. Below are some links to learn more about what is happening throughout our connectional system:"
 
 
 
 
2018 UMW Assembly

"Jingle Bell Rock" Amperage and the OFUMC Chancel Choir 12-16-18

Reverend Richard Wagner

   

   

May 26, 2019     Sixth Sunday of Easter

   

Readings

New Testament                     Revelation 21:1-10, 22-22:5

Gospel                                            John 14:23-29

   

  

Sermon                                      “Loving Reminders

  

   
   

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

   

Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word that you hear isn’t mine. It is the word of the Father who sent me. “I have spoken these things to you while I am with you. The Companion, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid. You have heard me tell you, ‘I’m going away and returning to you.’ If you loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than me. I have told you before it happens so that when it happens you will believe.” (John 14:23–29, CEB)

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Fear of the unknown, or more acutely, fear that arises from actual, painful experience, is never far from conscious thought. Is it possible to contain and control this base emotion, related to the survival instinct of fight or flight, with higher consciousness, where increased awareness helps control related anxiety?

Christ's words and actions of peace are a good place to learn.  Using contrast, one can distinguish and make comparisons to what Jesus has said and done. Faith in his example can effectively reach troubled areas of thinking and teach better responses. 

Confidence comes partly through:

Inspiration;
invitation;
and
intuition.

God is near.
Trust is clear.
Love,
overcomes
fear.

Pastor Rich Wagner

 

   

The mission of OFUMC is equipping Christian disciples for ministries of worship, teaching, community building, and service. Our mission statement leads us all to take seriously the call to be disciples of Christ and to carry the gospel message that God loves and cares for whomever comes seeking to be in a positive relationship with God.  Those people will be cared for by the fellowship of believers at Olympia Fields UMC no matter what background or identity that that may adhere to and be welcomed in worship, taught and cared for so that they can care or others who are in need of help and comfort through hardships.

 
SMALL GROUPS
Grow in Christ and Community - learn to depend on one another.
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Come with us to show Christ love in your neighbor and you neighborhood.
 
WORSHIP
Come as you are for a Spirit-Filled worship and expository Bible teaching