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

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Greetings, OSUM Church family!

  • We will require masks inside the building! If you do not have a mask or face covering, we have several masks on hand (in various sizes!), made for us by Peggy Meier Insko!
  • We will also continue to stream on Facebook and YouTube. These streams will continue to have on-screen content, allowing you to sing and pray from home (we will not be singing in the sanctuary, only listening to pre-recorded hymns).
  • We will post the sermon on Sermon-By-Phone! This will allow you to listen to the sermon by calling 712-202-2785.
  • Lastly, we will be having communion! You may contact Pastor Laurel at 515-428-0454 if you would like a communion set dropped off for you.

Thank you everyone! I am praying for you all, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific prayer requests.

Pastor Laurel

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 Laurel at 515-428-0454 or the church office at 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

Good Samaritan Society Annual Couples Golf Outing
July 18, 2021, Manson Golf & Country Club

Science is coming to Sidewalk Monday School!
Our Savior United Methodist Church
1130 11th St, Manson
Beginning Monday, June 14—Monday, July 19 10:30—noon
Lunch will be served.  Please join us for games, Bible stories, crafts, and FUN, FUN, FUN!

Open AA Meeting

Held at St. Thomas Church on Mondays at 7pm. For information, call Walt at 515-570-7189. 

Pomeroy (old school) on Sunday at 2 pm.

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!

OSUM Youth
TWIGS needs you (as an adult volunteer). This is a vital ministry of the church and needs to be nurtured and continued. Please let Pastor know if you are willing to be a part of this ministry and help revamp it to fit the needs of the youth.
For instance:

  • 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 (when we return to 'normal') - 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.
2. Furnish a meal for Single Moms Care & Support Group. Kid friendly meals include, hot dogs, maid rites, 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. SS Superintendent 


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
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry sent to 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max at 712-830-1379. Thank you.

Food Pantry Open Additional Times For Working Families:
The Manson Ministerial Food Pantry located at the VFW Hall. The pantry is still open its regular hours of 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays and the third Wednesday 5:30-7.

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's or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

Worship Helpers
Communion Stewards
June - Post's

June - McKenna B. & Garrett S.

June - Mike Biedenfeld, Roger Post, Helen Hoefing

June - Need volunteers, Roger Post, Wanda Hoover family

If you are able to volunteer or have question, please contact Pastor or Beth (712-469-3510 or



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