Oakdale United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Praise God, Love Others, Grow Spiritually, and Share Jesus!

Office Hours

Please contact Pastor Cheryl when you have a graduation, anniversary, or other special event that you would like her to pray for. When you are facing a difficult decision and would like someone to discuss it with, she is here to listen and to offer prayer for wisdom and guidance. When planning a wedding, Pastor Cheryl can provide premarital counseling and planning for a Christian ceremony. When anticipating a death in the family, let her pray for you and your loved one as she or he transitions from this life to the eternal. Pastor Cheryl is here to serve you and encourage you in all of life’s situations. 

Pastor Cheryl holds office hours from 9-1 on Monday and Wednesdays for pastoral support or church business and is often available in the office by chance or appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays there as well. To schedule an appointment, please email her at this link. The church voicemail 508-835-2601 is monitored weekly. Pastor Cheryl is not available on her sabbath day of rest, Friday, or her day off on Saturday and heartily encourages you to take time off to rest your soul, as well. 

"Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God,your God. Don’t do
any work—not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your
town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; God rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day;
God set it apart as a holy day." Exodus 20:8-11 (MSG)

Episcopal Priest, Barbara Brown Taylor writes, "Stop for one whole day every week, and you will remember what it means to be created in the image of God, who rested on the seventh day not from weariness but from complete freedom. The clear promise is that those who rest like God find themselves free like God, no longer slaves to the thousand compulsions that send others rushing toward their graves."