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Join Us for Sunday Worship
Coffee Fellowship @ 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:15 a.m.
All are welcome to join us for Worship!

bible study
Lenten Sup & Study - John The Gospel Of Light And Life
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most loved verses in all the Bible: "And the Word became flesh...," "For God so loved the world...," "You who are without sin cast the first stone...," "I am the resurrection and the life...," "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that his readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they "may have life in his name." Join Pastor Deb as we study Adam Hamilton’s John The Gospel of Light and Life. Come and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while reading the entire Gospel of John. Six week Sup & Study began March 7, 6:30 for meal, 7 p.m. for lesson. Cost of the books $13.

whats happening
Come Hear The King's Kids Sing
The Sunday School kids will sing Sunday, March 26, during the worship service. They will also sing with the senior choir on Palm Sunday. They make joyful music
to the Lord.

MNW After Prom Committee Is Hosting A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Jud's Bar and Grill in Knierim, to help cover the cost of entertainment and prizes for the juniors and seniors attending the after prom event. A free-will offering will be taken at the door. There will be a raffle drawing held for one of 6 prizes: 1 of 2 VIP parking spots for the 2017 football season; 1 of 2 VIP parking spots for the 2017-18
basketball season; and 1 of 2 adult activity pass/Cougar t-shirt combo.
Raffle tickets are $5each or 5 for $20 and are available in advance by
contacting Janet or Liz Stange. The drawing will be held at the Spaghetti
Dinner at 7:00 p.m. and you don't need to be present to win.

The Booth Brothers Concert At Faith Community Church, April 6
GRAMMY and DOVE award nominee, the brothers will present a concert at Faith Community church on Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. The Booth Brothers have been voted "Artist of the Year" for many years. Anyone who's seen  The Booth Brothers knows that this will be a powerful night of ministry. There's no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received by the artists.

Annual ‘Circle Of Friends” Twin Lakes Women’s Retreat-April 7 & 8
Victory for Life is the theme. Speaker is Carrie Copley, Ames Life Coach. Early bird reservation fee is $110 by March 1, and $125 after. Reservations need to be made by April 1. Includes four delicious meals, snacks, and motel-like accommodations for overnight. Contact Marge Insko at (712) 469-2146 or email for more details or to make reservations. Please make checks out to Manson UMW. Include your mailing address, email address and phone number and mail or give to Marge Insko. A schedule will be sent later to you.

T.W.I.G.S. Selling Candy Bars
If you have a sweet tooth or know someone who does, for $1 you can purchase a delicious candy bar from the TWIGS. Proceeds go to the Eureka Springs Mission Trip in July. Several different types of bars.

T.W.I.G.S. T-Shirts On Sale Now
See the shirts in the fellowship hall.  $20 each. Proceeds to go Mission Trip

upcoming meetings
Open AA Meeting
Held at St. Thomas Church on Mondays at 7:30 pm. For information, call Walt at 515-570-7189.

Single Moms Care & Support Group - Sunday, March 19th

We provide a meal for the moms and kids each meeting, starting at 5:30 and done at 6 p.m. Please volunteer to provide a meal for the next meeting, March 19. You can join with a friend and share providing food. We usually have a main dish (could be sandwiches & chips), and dessert or salad or bread, etc.. Your service lets these moms know that you care about them and their children. Also, if you know a single mom, please invite her to the group. We do make a difference in their lives!

help wanted
Needed - Church Financial Secretary
Must have accounting and computer skills. Duties include managing checking and savings accounts, writing checks, payroll, and present a financial report each month to the Board. Being available to take care of last minute transactions a plus. Volunteer position. Please see Pastor Deb, Roger Post or Dwayne Wallace for more information.


Attention: Persons With Parkison’s Disease
If you or a loved one or friend has Parkisons, with speech or swallowing problems, age 40-85, on steady PD medication and a non-smoker for at least 5 years, there will be a study examining the effects of singing on speech and swallowing in patients with Parkisons disease. Study will take place for 8 weeks in spring, 2017, by Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller of Iowa State University, and held at the Rockwell City United Methodist Church. See flyer in fellowship hall for more information.

Scholarship Applications

are being taken by the Investment Committee for any church member who is furthering their education. Please send information to Cody Geick, 1739 Langley Ave., Pomeroy, IA 50575 or email Please give the name of the college you are attending. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31. For questions, please contact Cody at the above email.

Volunteers Needed 
1. Meals for the Lawmans. There is a signup sheet on the table in the fellowship hall if you can take in a meal or even part of a meal. The office will help coordinate meals.

2. Coffee Signup Sheet – Some folks don't eat breakfast before coming to church on Sunday morning and really appreciate the coffee time yummies. If you enjoy the coffee fellowship, please sign up to serve.
(psst….don't tell anyone, but your snacks don’t even have to be homemade)

Grace Umw School/Health Kits
Helen Walters reports she has 60 school bags and enough supplies for about 20. Now is the time to pick up items for school kits during the school supply sales at stores.
School Kit Items 
3 notebook pads, wide rule, spiral or bound, standard size, 70 sheets each  
1 blunt scissors                                          
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 box of 24 crayons   
1 2 ½ " eraser
1 plastic ruler, 30 cm. metric
1 hand pencil sharpener (not too small)
NO construction paper

Food Pantry Needs & Info
Currently the food pantry needs everything EXCEPT green beans, corn and tomato soup.
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry and sent to Max Dodds at 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max Dodds at 712-830-1379. Thank you.

Golden Meadows Needs Volunteers
Calling all members of OSUM Church: Golden Meadows is in need of volunteers to do light maintenance inside and outside of the building. The following is needed: rooms hallways painted; drywall repair, garden area restructured, raking around building. Please contact Project Manager Laura M. Eastwood at 712-469-2119 to schedule times if you are able to assist us. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Prayer Shawl Knitters
9 a.m. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Praying, knitting, and fellowship

Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 10:15. Do you play guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, tambourines, spoons, or anything else that would make music to praise God? If so, please contact Pastor Deb or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

Village Store Needs Volunteers
The Village Store, 12 N. 25th St., next to Kemna Auto in Fort Dodge, needs volunteers to serve as cashier any afternoon Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays. Volunteers are also needed to help sort and display merchandise. Opportunities are available to volunteer one or more shifts a week, a month, or on an occasional basis. The second - hand store helps support Opportunity Village services to local people with disabilities. For more information, please contact Kris Hillmer - Pierson, 515-573-4046,, or ask at the Village General Store, 12 N. 25th Street.

UMW Kits Needs List
A list of items needed for each kind of kit is available by the UMW Kit donations box.
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OSUM Church's purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing Jesus' love and message of salvation. We reach out to others at their point of need... through the gifts with which each one has been blessed.

Welcome to Our Savior United Methodist Church

Welcome to Our Savior United Methodist Church's website! We're so glad you stopped by and we warmly invite you to peruse this site. If you have any questions please fell free to contact us online via our Contact Us form or by calling the church office at 712.469.3510.

Whether you're looking for a new church home or looking for a great church to visit, you are always invited and welcome to join us for Saturday evening and/or Sunday Worship. Worship services are led by our Pastor, Rev. Deborah Parkison and besides having great worship services we have many wonderful programs and ministries for all ages.

Our Savior United Methodist Church is a beautiful church filled with loving Christian people and it's a church with a rich heritage that we are all proud of too! For more information about Our Savior UMC and our beliefs please visit our About Us page.

We are located at 1130 11th Street Manson, Iowa. Visit our Maps and Directions page for directions to our church as well as getting street and satellite maps.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Worship Schedule

Rev. Deborah L. Parkison

Worship Service
9:00 a.m.

Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Sunday School
10:15 a.m.

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