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Troop 112 Served as Honor Guard Memorial Day, Monday,  May 31, 2021. 

Thank you for continuing to support local Scouting Programs. For more information and scouting activities, please email Ed Cook via or call the church office 708-481-5928

SHOUT OUT  to All who helped with the gardening  at Olympia Fields United Methodist Church!
Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
  For more information please contact 
Reverand Richard Wagner at the church office 708-482-5928
Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. or email
(Attendance resumed Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
and limited to 15 people.
Indoor and outdoor activities has resumed
following Northern Illinois Conference, CDC, and Illinois State guidelines apply). 
Donations welcome at
 Prayers this message finds all in good health and lifted spirits.
{Updated July 1,2021 by Lois Nemeth
Certified Lay Servant
Lay Leader Member to Northern Illinois Annual Conference}

During 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, there is a Children's Moment included for children of all ages. Contact Pastor Richard Wagner at the church office more more details. 708-481-5928 or email

Mission Continues to support the 2021 South Suburban CROP Hunger Virtual Walk 

In 2021, we will continue to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, displacement and other concerns that leave people hungry.

Join with us as we raise funds to help neighbors near and far get the meals they need for today and sustainable food security for tomorrow!

So far we have raised $6966.7 in online donations and $910 in Facebook donations or reported cash and checks!

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

The Mission of OFUMC is equipping Christian disciples

for ministries of worship, teaching, community building, and service. 

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

James and John, Zebedee’s sons, came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. They said, “Allow one of us to sit on your right and the other on your left when you enter your glory.” Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you’re asking! Can you drink the cup I drink or receive the baptism I receive?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said, “You will drink the cup I drink and receive the baptism I receive, but to sit at my right or left hand isn’t mine to give. It belongs to those for whom it has been prepared.” Now when the other ten disciples heard about this, they became angry with James and John. Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the ones who are considered the rulers by the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, for the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.”” (Mark 10:35–45, CEB)


Jesus was seeking and speaking, stirring and spurring,
restoration, reparation, regeneration,
preparing, providing, persevering as sample,
a prayerful, poignant, and powerful example.

He exemplifies, encourages, and establishes this message throughout the gospels.
His works described, developed, delivered, but not just to communicate with apostles…

It’s a call, for all.

Like what’s familiar, remembered, within any social, cultural set,
God’s message is preached with passion, and conviction, but still, somehow, and yet,
there’s a tendency to misunderstand honor, recognition, glory,
specially in reading, hearing, this lowly lesson, convicting story.

Understandable how we may feel jealous, nibblingly nervous.

Jesus puts straight, what’s great.

True recognition comes through beneficial, sacrificial service.
Pastor Rich Wagner


October 17th                    Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings:
Old Testament                 
Hebrews 5:1–10
Gospel                              Mark 10:35–45

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

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461