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April 12, 2018

St. Joseph-Ogden United Methodist Men Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner flyerSpaghetti Dinner flyer We hope to see everyone out at St. Joseph United Methodist Church located at 205 N. Third Street in St. Joseph  on Friday, April 20 for some tasty spaghetti, garlic bread, salad & Texas sheet cake! The fun begins at 5 p.m. There will be a silent pie auction as […]

March 5, 2018

Join us for Southern Gospel on Saturday, March 10

Join us Saturday, March 10 for special music by Southern Gospel group Servants Voices. * Meal at 5 p.m. * Music at 6 p.m. For more information, please call the church office at 217-469-2515 weekday mornings. Pastor Gene encourages you to invite friends, family and people in our community you’d like to get to know better!

January 6, 2018

‘Proclaiming to all the world that God sent Jesus for the salvation of all’ December 31, 2017

We’ve made it! How could four short weeks feel like such a long time? On December 3, we began our Advent journey, and we’ve finally made it to the season of Christmas. Yes, Christmas officially goes from December 25 – January 7 which marks Epiphany (meaning manifestation). We have come a long way. We began the […]

November 28, 2017

Witness — Living into our Baptismal Covenant by Pastor Gene Turner

Today we conclude our sermon series titled, “Living into Our Baptismal Covenant.” We have learned about living into our baptismal covenant through supporting the church with our Prayers, our Presence, our Service, and our Gifts. This week we learn about living into our Baptismal Covenant through our Witness. Webster defines witness as: Attestation of a […]

November 24, 2017

James 2:14-26: Compelled to Serve by Beth Hill

What does it mean to be compelled to serve? Romans 5:8 states But God demonstrates his own love for us in this while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus died out of his love for us. That act alone should compel us to give back, to serve in Jesus’ name. Yet we […]

January 25, 2017

January 22: What Atheists Can Teach Christians, If Only …

By Pastor Paul Scripture Text: Matthew 4:12-23 The brief definition of atheist is a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being. You might be surprised to learn that many people become atheists because of their bad experiences with Christianity. Specifically speaking, they are not hearing a strong message of spiritual transformation […]

December 27, 2016

December 25, 2016: We Are Christmas Children

Scripture Text: Titus 3:4-7 You better watch out, you better not cry / Better not pout, I’m telling you why . . . A great transfer of wealth . . . is coming . . . to town. Across the United States, an enormous movement of money will occur in the next few decades. More […]

October 2, 2016

Good vs. Junk Spiritual Food, October 2 sermon

Scripture Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 What’s on your plate these days? Chances are your first response to that question had little to do with food and more to do with how full your calendar and “to do” list are. It’s amazing how Americans have become so obsessed with food that we even envision our lives […]

August 24, 2016

August 21 sermon: Restoring Our Christian Patina

Did you know that bacteria can be one of the greatest friends of art lovers? This is because bacteria can help restore a painting’s patina. “Its what?” Its patina – its natural sheen and luster – which is often lost through age and use. For bacteria to restore a painting’s patina, they must be trained. […]

August 22, 2016

Church directory photo sign-up

Scheduling your family photo session has never been easier. Simply visit this sign-up link. Photos will be taken October 6 through October 8 at the church.  

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