Otsego United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Where Jesus' Love is Lived!

Announcing the Weekly Worship Services


The Otsego United Methodist Church has another wonderful experience of Worshipping the Living God planned for this Sunday, February 26.  Our Amazing Praise Group will be sharing their musical gifts during both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Services.  Pastor Joe will be preaching a sermon titled, “What Reality Do You Choose,” from the Bible Verses in Numbers 13 & 14.  This is the second in a series of 6 sermons on a Bible Study the Church is doing to prepare itself for its “Vital Church Initiative” Consultation, Challenge, Commitment, and Celebration Weekend on May 5, 6, & 7.  Gail Pickett will be leading the Children’s Time during the 11:00 a.m. Church Service.  We hope to see You on Sunday.  If you receive this notice by e-mail, please forward it to invite a friend.  If you receive this notice by FACEBOOK, please share it with your friends



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It’s a Fiesta:  Our Amazing Missions team is planning on serving a Taco Bar for Fellowship Time This Sunday, ( 2-26-2017 ) Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Service .  What a fun way to spend some time Chatting, catching up and chowing down.   Please plan on staying for this wonderful special event if you can.  You won’t be sorry.   EVERYONE loves Tacos Right?





Image result for job openings clipartYOUTH MINISTRY LEADER/COORDINATOR WANTED:  By the end of this current School Year, our Otsego United Methodist Church is hoping to have in place leadership for our Youth Ministry (High School and Middle School Youth) for the upcoming school year, 2017-2018.  Our Church leaders, knowing the importance of a quality Youth Ministry in a Church, feel like our Church could pay a person for 10-20 hours per week to serve as a leader and coordinator.  The primary functions would be to teach Youth Bible Study on Sunday Mornings from 9:30-10:30 p.m. throughout the school year and also to help plan and coordinate Youth Group events, most of which take place on Sunday Evenings throughout the school year.  If anyone is interested in applying for this position or knows of someone who might be interested in applying for this position, please have them contact the Church Office (office@otsegoumc.org) for more information.  Thanks




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Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, our Church will offer a brief Church Service of Ashes and Communion and Prayer at 6:30 p.m.   If anyone would like Ashes earlier in the day, please contact Pastor Joe or Rev. Dan Minor or the Church Office (269-694-2939) to arrange this.  This special service is always a great way to begin the season of Lent in our Church. 



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 To many traditionalists, Spring Means Mardi Gras and We want to bring Mardi Gras to Otsego with a time of fun, Fellowship and FLAIR….. This Years Spring Dinner will be at the Old Mill at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to Join.  The dinners will be $27.50 each and will feature Chicken Florentine and Beef Tips with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Rice Pilaf, roasted vegies and a Caesar Salad too.  The food is fantastic.  Following dinner we will Be entertained by Magician/Comedian Jeff Boyer the Magic Guy, (I’ve heard good things).   Roy Kilbourn will be our Guest musician with Kathy Bailey accompanying him on the Harmonica J  We all know what a special treat that is going to be.   We will enjoy a Mardi Gras Themed photo booth and some relaxing light hearted pleasure in each other’s company.   The Sign-up Sheet will be on the Bulletin Board in the Hallway.  Please sign up for a great deal of fun & Fellowship. Please contact the church office with any questions.  269-694-2939.

Hope to see you all there for This “MAGICAL” night !!!



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   Keep your ear to the ground for more information on upcoming Church Directory photos.  We will be putting

togetheA new directory in honor of the Otsego United Methodist Church 175 year Birthday.  Photo Dates will be March 29, 30, 31, and April 1.  Please put these Dates on your calendar and as soon as we are ready to have you make appointments on line or after services we will let you know.  As with the last time included with these photos is a free 8x10 of your photo.  Again, More information Coming Soon.


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1)      Announcement:   Lake MI camp will have a spring open work day on Saturday, May 6, 2017.   Camp will be serving breakfast and lunch.  Volunteers should make reservations so that food can be prepared.    Free housing on site Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 evenings.   

2)    Michigan Area United Methodist Camp Board is actively searching for new board members.   You would be joining a team of highly creative, intelligent, Christian people who have lifetime UM camping experiences,    Volunteers should have an interest in either marketing, personnel, facilities, budgets and have a Christian vision for camping.   “The mission of the Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Board of Directors is to extend, enhance and enable our congregations in the task of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Our focus is providing quality year round programs with relevant camp and retreat facilities that offer and promote Christian faith for people of diverse backgrounds and ages”.  If you have a passion for helping our camps grow, please contact Susan Witte for further information.      Susan is an active MAUMC board member.      Susanwitte@cheerful.com    616-446-1570    



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"Soup"er Bowl of Hunger Month” presents “Super Scout Challenge”

In conjunction with the Super Bowl in February, our Church has a long standing tradition of collecting canned goods and food items to support our Community Food Pantry and Helping Agency, “Christian Neighbors.”  Eagle Scout, Sam Jacobs, along with the Girl Scout Troops that meet in our Church, and the Boy Scout Troop that our Church charters, will be working together to collect canned goods and food items during the month of February for "Christian Neighbors," our Community Food Pantry and Helping Agency.  Collecting began on “Soup”er Bowl Sunday, February 5, and will continue every Sunday through the month of February and up to March 12 and Girl Scout Sunday.  Please bring in canned goods or food items.  Let's support Eagle Scout, Sam Jacobs, and the Girl Scouts, and the Boy Scouts and "Christian Neighbors."  Yeah Team!!!





 Just a reminder that when the Schools are closed the Church will be closed and church events cancelled.