OSUM'S FINANCES During this COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to have to maintain our building, and meet our mission and payroll obligations. Your stewardship support is the only way that we can financially survive. The easiest ways for you to give and support OSUM financially are to give electronically by clicking this LINK, or you can drop a check in the mail and send to Box 370, Manson, IA 50563

Thank you to all who have been so faithful in sending your donations to the church.
Join Us for Sunday Worship
Sunday School @ 9:00-9:45 am.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship @ 11:00 a.m.
All are welcome to join us for Worship!

OSUMC has a new email address.
Please use

whats happening
Sidewalk Monday School is cancelled for this summer.

We don’t need egg cartons anymore.

Newsletter and Upper Room and Daily Bread devotionals will be in box on seat under portico.

God Willing
Worship Service will be every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. on Pastor Dawn's Facebook page. Please send her a "friend" request if you aren’t presently. For those who aren't on Facebook, an email transcript of her sermon will also be sent out Sunday morning.

Tithes and Gifts
Your financial support and responsibility is still necessary, as we still have a building and overhead expenses to be met. So as a reminder, your monetary gift can be dropped off in the mail and sent to Box 370, Manson, IA 50563 or you can go give Electronically on our website.

Thank You to those of you who have been faithful in your giving with your mailed in and online offerings.

Our hearts go out to you and hope you will contact Pastor Dawn 712.660.0071 or the church office 712.469.3510 if the church can be of assistance.

Good News Our Savior United Methodist Church
This newsletter finds our church, our nation and the world in a COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, church services and activities are canceled until further notice. The Church is Not a Building, the Church is the People!

Keep an eye on your emails. We will send out congregation-wide emails with information, encouragement, and announcements.

Please think how you can be the church from your homes. Can you shop or go to the pharmacy for our senior citizens and at risk church family members? Reach out to others with your phone calls, texts, emails, cards and notes.

If you need help with shopping, getting prescriptions, etc. contact Pastor Dawn 712-660-0071 or the church office 712-469-3510.

When home-schooling your youngsters, don’t forget their Christian education. Here are some websites:

The following websites have components for religious instruction:

Pray continually. I Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Daryle Butcher
2 Louise Geick, Ron Hingeley, Stacey Heiter
3 Carlo Mogensen
5 Dwayne Wallace
6 Randy Egli
8 Sherry Calmer, Tammy Garey
10 Russ Lamphier
15 Sue Clapper
16 Alex Bleam
17 Nicole Ewing, Kim Hutchinson
20 Abby Tucker
23 Jill Schubert, Kierstyn Ferguson
27 Rita Cue Nancy Olson
28 Alex Lamphier
29 Kadence Stuhr
31 Jamie Anderson

1 Don & Lisa Westering Ron & Nancy Westering
3 Rich & Marge Insko
4 Jessica & Joel Hudson
7 Scott & Rebecca Becker
13 David & Brenda Calmer
16 Greg & Sally Marquart T.H. & Carolynne Hoefing
19 Kevin & Jacy Barker
21 Craig & Kathy Johnson
22 Randy & Lori Welter
29 Phil & Jody Calmer

Please excuse us if your name has been omitted from the birthday/anniversary/prayer lists. If your name has been missed, or you aren't sure we have your information, please call or email the office.

upcoming meetings

Community Prayer Meeting, August 13
A Community Prayer Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13, in the empty lot just east of the Mennonite Church. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Praise music and prayer will fill the open air. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to take part in this important communal prayer time.

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
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. 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!

Due to Confirmation Class being held this fall, Pastor Dawn is looking for leaders and facilitators for the T.W.I.G.S. Youth Group. This is a vital ministry of the church and needs to be nurtured andcontinued. Please let Pastor Dawn know if you are willing to be a part of this ministry and help revampit to fit the needs of the youth.

For instance:
  • 2019 Mission Trip
  • Special speakers pertaining to topics of interest
  • Service projects and activities in the church and community
  • Creative leadership ways that adults can work together to enhance this program and engage the youth in ways that will give them purpose and grow in their faith
  • Adults with willing hearts! God will do the rest.
Volunteers Needed
1. 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)
2. Furnish a meal for Single Moms Care & Support Group. Kid friendly meals include, hot dogs, maidrites, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, pizza. Anything your children or grandchildren will eat.
3. Want to share your creativity? Sign up to prepare and run the power point presentation for a Sunday. You can use your creative spirit and your tech savvy all in one.
4. Volunteers are needed to help keep the church website up to date. Another opportunity to use your creativity.

Fort Dodge Child Health Specialty Clinic
(CHSC) - serves children 0-21 years old, who have or are at an increased risk for a chronic condition, and have a need for special services. These include physical developmental, behavioral, or emotional issues. The Fort Dodge regional clinic is available to help your child. Our team provides clinical services with a nurse practitioner and RN on site. Finding services and supports can be complicated. Our Family Navigator can help families access and arrange the care they need. CHSC is located at 804 Kenyon Road, Ste 205, Fort Dodge. Anyone can refer to CHSC. Please call CHSC at 515/955.8326 for more information or to make an appointment today! FACT: 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness. 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability. New research shows that 1.59 children have autism.

Food Pantry Needs & Info
Currently the food pantry needs everything EXCEPT corn and green beans.
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.

Food Pantry Open Additional Times For Working Families:
The Manson Ministerial Food Pantry located at St. Paul Lutheran Church will now open on the second Wednesday of each month from 5-7:30 p.m.  This is for families that need a little extra help. Please use the west door at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1108 13th Ave., Manson. The pantry is still open its regular hours of 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays.

Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. 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 Dawn or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

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