NURSERY CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN through age 3 is available on Sunday mornings.
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS available from an usher.
HEARING UNITS AVAILABLE and may be checked out at the soundboard.
RCA FOOD PANTRY: Our December Request of the Month is Coffee and Tea. There is a shopping cart in the Narthex where these can be dropped off.
WE ARE ASKING FOR HELP WITH MITTENS/GOLVES AND HATS for children in need. If you could help by donating these items, the children would greatly appreciate it. Donated items can be placed in a basket in the Narthex.
SOCKS! SOCKS! AND MORE SOCKS!! For the month of January, we are collecting new socks for the Open Door Mission. If you would like to donate socks, please bring them to the church there is a box in the Narthex for you to put them in.
NEW MAILING ADDRESS: We have a new mailing address for the Oakland UMC. It has been changed to 200 North Main Street, PO# 4
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2020 (Baptism of the Lord Sunday): OT: Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm: Psalm 29, Epistle: Acts 10:34-43, Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
OUR CHURCH IS ASKING FOR ANY CLEAN, PLASTIC GROCERY SACKS that you have available to share. We will be making mats for the homeless in the near future. Please leave them in the front foyer and I will put them away. Thank you.
MIDWEST MISSION KITS
All patterns at http://www.midwestmission.org/kits-projects/patterns
STUDENT SCHOOL KIT
3- Notebooks – 1 subject, spiral, 8”x10 ½”
1-Pair of student round tip scissors
1-Ruler, 12” long with metric
1-Box of 24 crayons
1-Pencil eraser, 2” or larger
1-Box of 12 color pencils
Be sure to check and save your newsletter with the schedules for ushers, and other volunteers.
The choir needs your voices! Please consider expressing your passion for Christ through the music shared by the choir on Sunday mornings. We rehearse at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and sing at the 10:00 a.m. service two or three times a month.
--Veva Larson, Director, (402) 630-6335
I'VE HAD SOME QUESTIONS about the new format for the bulletins. We have an abundance of letterhead paper in the office that needs to be used. So we are trying to use the paper that we have on hand before getting any more. - Martha
NOTES FROM THE ADMIN COUNCIL MEETING:
It was brought up at the last meeting that the north lounge, south outside entry door and banisters are in need for a fresh coat of paint. If you are interested in any of these projects please let Norma Bolton know at (712) 482-3386.
THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE REPORTS that our congregation contributed $1,095 toward Flood Relief for Southwest Iowa.
AS OF MAY 6, 2019 THERE IS NO LONGER BE A SOUTHWEST DISTRICT OR DISTRICT OFFICE IN ATLANTIC. We are now in the Northwest/Southwest District with district offices being located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Terra Admundson will continue to be our District Superintendent but her office will be a virtual office located in her home. All these changes are being made as our Conference budget needs downsizing. I am grateful and thankful that the congregation at Oakland UMC continues to pay your apportionments.
NW/SW Bi-District DAA Contact Information: Judi Calhoon
Mailing Address: 701 Seneca St, Ste 2 Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Office Phone: (712) 732-0812 judi.calhoon@iaumcorg
HOLY WEEK SCRIPTURES:
Monday, April 15: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11
Tuesday, April 16: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Cor. 1:18-31; John 12:20-36
Wednesday, April 17: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday, April 18: Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday, April 19: Isa 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
Saturday, April 20: Job 14:10-14; Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matt. 27:57-66
Easter Sunday, April 21: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
TO FOLLOW WHAT TRANSPIRED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE from February 23 to the 26th you can go to Iaumc.org and click on gc2019 at the top of the web page. Or you can go to umc.org and click on news & media at the top of the page to get updates and reflections on the day’s activities.
2 Ashley Way
3 Emily Johnson
4 Kristy Bane
5 Jamie Ewalt
5 Brent Applegate
6 Kolton Finnegan
9 LaVinna Blanchard
11 Cale Roller
12 Evan Gleaves
13 Larry Danker
14 Brad Cleaveland
15 Marv Thompson
15 Claire Harris
15 Jessie Shiffer
15 Dave Woodward
15 Kim Gambaiana
17 Greg Bentley
17 Ethan Vlcek
19 Eric Duhachek
19 Ryan Danker
20 Fred G. Henry
21 Craig Hummel
23 Rachel Allensworth
24 Isabella Gute
24 Jerry Pierce
25 Justine Cleaveland
27 Brody Kinnison
27 Claire Palmer
28 Lindsay Bentley
28 Judie Danker
30 Don Hildebrand
31 Tammy Forrestor
31 Dick Cleaveland
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