Friday, July 28, 2017

Dear sisters and brothers

I pray you and your family are well.
It is Friday morning at 6:55.

My Taize community journey began with Silent prayer for peace Sunday evening and evening Prayer on Sunday, July 30th.

Coming to Taize is an opportunity to seek communion with God through community prayer and song, personal reflection and sharing.

We eat simple meals. I help cleaning the table, washing dishes every day after breakfast.
Pilgrims at Taize are asked to pursue and experience Simplicity, Joy, and Mercy.

Let me share daily schedule at Taize:

  • Morning Prayer with Communion
  • Bible reflection (Lecture by Brother Matthew)
  • Midday Prayer followed by Lunch
  • Song Practice
  • Small group bible discussion
  • Tea ( Cold)
  • Meetings and practical work
  • Evening meal
  • Evening Prayer

Sisters and brothers in Christ

I remember each one of you and your family in my morning prayers here at Taize.
Please remember me in your loving prayer.
Let me finish the greeting with Psalm 103 and Gospel Matthew 20

The Lord our God is compassion and love,
Rich in patience, abounding in concern,
the Lord does not treat us according to our sins,
nor repay us as our ways would deserve. ( Psalm for evening Prayer last night)

Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be First must be your slave. (Gospel for Bible Introduction and small group discussion)

Praying for the Blessed Morning and Week
Pastor Oh

Thursday, July 20, 2017

After having my morning devotion, I write this message.

This morning I read and heard Psalm 16, 21, 33, 117, and 121.

With Psalm 117, I praised God and thanked God's unfailing love;  "Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!  For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD."

During quiet meditation,  I heard God's gentle and assured voice with Psalm 16 especially 10-11. 
"For you do not give up to Sheol or let your faithful one see the Pit.  You show me the path of life.  In your presence, there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

I remembered each and all of WUMC members and new comers in my morning prayers.  I had very busy ministry schedule during last two weeks:  serving the meal at Bristol's Lodge,  attending Adult Bible Camp, visiting church members,  meeting with church members,  communicating church members via telephone, email, i-message.  

Each week, I think, I am making amazing progress to match your names and your beautiful faces. Please continue to have your name tags on Sunday morning.  

You will find the invitation to "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations" in the Sunday bulletin beginning this Sunday. It is five weeks (5 Sundays) Small Group Study.   I encourage and invite you to join the first small group study with your new pastor.  

For those who missed Sunday service on July 16th,  Myung and I are faithful (since 1991) fans of Red Sox.  Let's continue to pray for each other and WUMC, beloved community of faith.  And let's continue to grow in faith.

Pastor Oh

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weston United Methodist Church welcomes our new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh

Rev. Oh with his wife Myung Kang moved to the parsonage on Conant Road on June 25, 2017.  They have two grown daughters, Esther Boram, Becky Aram.

Rev. Oh, as a Christian believer and ordained pastor, seeks a balance of personal holiness and social holiness. Every morning he practices his personal spiritual discipline with prayer, Scripture reading and listening, meditation with the singing of Taize songs, and sermon preparation.

For his personal spiritual growth, Rev. Oh has participated in a pilgrimage to the Taize Community in France each of the past four years.  He also practices communal or social spiritual discipline:  helping the needy in a local church and neighboring communities. 

He follows the teachings and footsteps of Jesus Christ and John Wesley, the founder of Methodist Movement.  The main focus of his ministry and passion is “Celebrating Our Diversity and Unity in Ministry and Mission.”

With an undergraduate and graduate degree in South Korea, Rev. Oh continued his education in the United States, graduating from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991, and received a Doctor of Theology with a concentration in Comparative Theology and Religious Ethics from Boston University School of Theology in 2000. He has served United Methodist Churches in Warwick, Rhode Island, Brunswick, Maine; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Roslindale Boston of the New England Conference.  Rev. Dr. Oh has also taught at Boston University School of Theology, Wellesley College, and Bowdoin College.

In 2013, Rev Oh received the “Wilbur C. Ziegler Preaching Award,” from the New England Conference, and the “2017 Distinguished Alumni Award” from the Boston University School of Theology.

As a grant writer and program director of “Sing a New Song Prophecy Initiative” of the New England Conference, Rev. Oh started three projects in the New England Conference:  1) Cultivating Young Leaders; 2) Supporting Cross-Racial and Cross-Culture ministry; 3) Supporting Grass Root Movement against Racism.  He has been a leading voice to support our LGBTQ sisters and brothers in the New England Conference and beyond.

All members of the WUMC community look forward to having Rev. Oh and his family living, ministering and working in mission with the faithful and committed members of the Weston United Methodist Church.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“If you lack knowledge, go to school. 
If you lack wisdom, get on your knees. 
Knowledge is not wisdom. 
Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge.”
~ Vance Hauner

Sermon:  “We Are Thirst for the Living Water

Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Family Bible Camp is next week, July 10 – July 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, beginning with supper at 6:00pm followed by the program from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. The program is “Three Simple Rules for Living” by Bishop Rubin Job.  Carole Kerr will be the facilitator.  Cost for the week is $10, including books and meals.  BYOB – Bring Your Own Bible!   Please call the church office  781-893-9595 or send an email to to make a reservation.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Weston United Methodist Church is pleased to welcome 
Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh and his wife Myung 
as our new pastoral family.

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
Grandma Moses

Sunday Scripture:   Luke 24:13-35
Sermon:  “On Emmaus and Weston Roads”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!
Worship at 9:30 - Beginning Sunday, July 2,  the worship service will move to 9:30 am for the summer months.  It will resume to 10:30 am on September 10th.

Order of Worship - Beginning Sunday July 2, WUMC will worship with a new “Order of Worship” service. Thank you for your faithful and committed service to God through the beloved community, WUMC.”  - Pastor Jung Sun Oh

SAVE THE DATE! Family Bible Camp - July 10 – July 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, beginning with supper at 6:00pm followed by the program from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. The program is “Three Simple Rules for Living” by Bishop Rubin Job.  Carole Kerr will be the facilitator.  Cost for the week is $10, including books and meals