Ash Wednesday service to be held at 6:30pm at the Batavia United Methodist Church. The service will include the imposition of ashes.
It looks as if the weather is going to cooperate this week, so we will continue in Ephesians with the passages above, Tuesday in Batavia at 6:30pm. Remember to bring your assignment from last session: Based upon what we’ve read and talked about, continue your letter to the church. You can include ideas such as mercy, faith, and unity.
Because of the chance of bad weather, Eldon Kids Club has been cancelled for January 16.
The Good Shepherd Parish along with the churches in the Eldon Ministerial Alliance – Living Hope Bible Church, Assembly of God, and Eldon Christian Church have partnered for a 24-hour fast and prayer vigil beginning at 7:00am Friday, January 11th through 7:00am Saturday the 12th. We will be praying for our leaders, political leaders as many begin their new terms, as well as leaders in all walks of our lives. We will be praying for our churches and our schools. We will be praying for God’s kingdom come and God’s will be done.
There is a prayer room set aside at Living Hope, and many people have signed up in shifts to ensure that there is no break in our prayers during this set aside time. You are encouraged to stop in and pray, or pray where you are, joined together in spirit with our Christian community.
To break our fast, Living Hope has graciously offered to host a Break Fast starting, of course, at 7:00am on Saturday. Please join us and share what taking part in this experience has meant to you.
For those new to fasting, here is a link to an article that explains it nicely.
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
Ottumwa Pizza Ranch
September 19, 2018, from 5-8pm
The churches of the Good Shepherd Parish are offering free lessons on making the best use of your IT devices: smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc., safely in our connected world.
The same class will be offered three times each month, and each successive month will build upon the previous month’s lessons. Classes will be held from 6:30-7:15pm at the following places/days:
- Batavia UMC – 2nd Wednesday
- Agency UMC – 3rd Wednesday
- Eldon UMC – 4th Wednesday
Sign-up here. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own device(s).
There will be four services within the Good Shepherd Parish churches this Christmas Eve.
Please join us!
- 11:00 AM – All Parish Christmas Eve morning worship at Agency UMC
- 6:00 PM – Candlelight Service at Batavia UMC
- 7:30 PM – Candlelight Service at Agency UMC
- 11:00 PM – Candlelight Service at Eldon UMC
We had a great time with many volunteers, including local youth, distributing potatoes for local communities. What a blessing for us, and others.