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Greetings, OSUM Church family!

Our doors are open and In Person worship is in full swing!

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

Pastor Randy

This Week

Friday, January 14
Food Pantry 9-noon

Sunday, January 16
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany –Choir Sings
MNW 'Then Feed Just One'Pancake Breakfast 10am-noon

Monday, January 17
Pastor's Sabbath
Martin Luther King Jr B'day

Wednesday, January 19
Chimes Practice 7pm

Friday, January 21
February Calendar Items due
Food Pantry 9-noon
FCA Meets @ 7am

Saturday, January 22
Winter Jam @ Wells Fargo doors open @ 6 pm

Sunday, January 23
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Chimes & Single Moms

Recurring Opportunities

Bible Class
Join us each Sunday @ 9 am
and Worship @ 10 am followed by Fellowship Time @ 11 am

Church Office Hrs: Tuesday - Thursday (9-1)
Pastor Sabbath is Monday
Pastor Office Hrs: Tuesday - Friday (9:30-4:30)
(refer to this week's bulletin, this month's calendar, or the seasonal newsletter for updates)

Ministry in Stitchery meets 10-noon Fellowship Hall Reserved

Admin Council meets @ 6:30 on the second Tuesday (except December and July)

3rd Wednesday Local Food Pantry Open (5:30-7)
Choir or Hand Chime Practice @ 7 pm (contact Jerry Jimmerson)

Grace UMW & Wesley UMW meet (refer to Program Book)

FCA/TWIGS meet @ 7 am (alternate Fridays @ MNW high school room 220)
Local Food Pantry Open 9-noon (1321 10th Avenue, Manson)

Upcoming Opportunities
January 9 - Baptism of the Lord
January 16 - Fellowship Hall Reserved 3:30-5
January 1 - Fellowship Hall Reserved 6:30
February 7 - Fellowship Hall Reserved 6:30
February 14 - Presidents' Day & Valentines' Day

MNW 'Then Feed Just One'
Pancake Breakfast. Sunday, January 16 10am-noon
Packaging Event will be Wednesday, January 19 5:30-6:30 & 6:30-7:30
Questions? Doug Gaul 712-210-3509

Winter Jam in January!
Saturday, January 22—6-9 pm @ Wells Fargo in Des Moines.If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Beth (

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.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers
Our week of delivering meals is Dec. 26-31 and last week in January. In the past we have had college students volunteer for this time. Call Beth during church office hours to volunteer.
It takes two people to deliver about 15-20 meals. Meals are picked up at the MACC at 11 am. It usually takes about an hour to deliver.

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!  Sue Clapper is your contact and messages can be left for her via the church office ( or 712-469-3510).

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, Teachers and/or helpers
5.  Confirmation Mentors

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!

If you are able to volunteer or have question, please contact Pastor Randy ( or the church office (712-469-3510 or

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