Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 20, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THE ALL GOOD BOOKS GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be this Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library. We’ll discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan.

A link to discussion questions by the publisher is now available online on the book club’s website: https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/crazy-rich-asians-in-may/

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

NOISY OFFERING

Over the next month, we’ll have two offerings during each service: the regular one and a “noisy offering” for change that will go to Camp MITIOG. So, bring your checks, cash and noisy change so we can make a lot of noise for MITIOG. All funds up to $1500 going to MITIOG will be matched by a grant fund.

If you wish to contribute directly, make checks payable to: MITIOG and put “For Camp MITIOG” in the memo. Checks may be mailed to: MITIOG, 5919 Woodson Road, Suite 211, Mission, Kansas 66202.

HVAC SYSTEM TO BE REPLACED

Work will begin this coming Friday on replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the main sanctuary. We do not anticipate it being completed by next Sunday, so if the room becomes too warm, we’ll move the worship service into the Fellowship Hall or Children’s Library because they will not be affected by the repair work.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Plans are for the Adult Sunday school class to finish discussing "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez next Sunday. We’ll cover the remainder of Chapter 37 “The Portuguese Enterprise” and all of Chapter 38 “The New World and the Old.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

On June 2, 2019, the class will begin the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, also by Justo L. Gonzales.

We still have a few copies of the paperback edition available for class members @$20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

AUDIO PODCASTS

Russ May recently was able to digitize two old (1988) audio cassette tapes and make them available online. Simply go to https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8 and select the 1988 folder. The recordings include:

31 July 1988 message by Greg Stollsteimer and ordination of Russ May, filename 19880731-GStollsteimer;Russ.May.ordination.mp3

28 August 1988 message by John Pennington, filename 19880828-JPennington.mp3

If you happen to still have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your church service audio cassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

UPDATE FROM CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

In the CACH Monthly Report for April 2019, they listed several items needed.

For the Kitchen: Kool aide mix, lemonade mix, milk, eggs, bleach

For the Homeless: shampoos, soaps for showers, shoes, summer items

For the Thrift Store: kitchen items, underwear, linens, knickknacks

Remember, there is always a need for food items to add to the Food Pantry. If you have donations, bring to church or talk with Susan Clark.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, May 20, 2019 – Mission Bells PARTY to celebrate the completion of another year of ministry!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group will meet in the Church Library to discuss “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan.

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler will speak on the theme "Listen for the Holy Spirit" with Paul Bennetts serving as worship planner and presider. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and the service will include an instrumental ministry of music.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

19 May 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190519-KBirkby.mp3

12 May 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190512-CReine.mp3

5 May 2019 message by Ron Millard, filename 20190505-RMillard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 12, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

UPDATE FROM CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

In the CACH Monthly Report for April 2019, they listed several items needed.

For the Kitchen: Kool aide mix, lemonade mix, milk, eggs, bleach

For the Homeless: shampoos, soaps for showers, shoes, summer items

For the Thrift Store: kitchen items, underwear, linens, knickknacks

Remember, there is always a need for food items to add to the Food Pantry. If you have donations, bring to church or talk with Susan Clark.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will continue discussing "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we will discuss Chapter 37 “The Portuguese Enterprise.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion.

NEW ADULT CLASS STARTS SOON

The Adult Sunday School class will complete the study of “The Story of Christianity” Volume 1 within a couple of weeks and then follow up with a discussion of Volume 2 (which covers “The Reformation to the Present Day”) also by Justo L. Gonzales.

New copies of the paperback edition are available for class members for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING A WEEK LATER

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

A link to discussion questions by the publisher is now available online on the book club’s website: https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/crazy-rich-asians-in-may/

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

UPDATE ON HONDURAN HEALTH PROJECT
Saira continues to provide care to the Honduran mountain villagers. Each month she sends photos of people she has stitched back together after an accident. Where would these folks go if Saira was not providing this service?

Saira was able to attend a professional nurse’s conference in Mexico in February and came back very excited about the things she learned. This continued professional growth and networking is very important since she works alone.

If you were not able to attend World Conference and pick up a 2018 Program Review, I have attached it for your viewing. (you can access the Stats at https://bit.ly/2Yg2pt4 and the 2018 Impact Brochure at https://bit.ly/2WwpvLi). You can see a photo of the new metal bars added to the truck. These allow Saira to transport people legally in the pick-up bed– like taking children to the dentist!

A new project of HMA is the scholarship assistance to additional auxiliary nursing students. This decision was made at the April Open Membership Meeting. HMA is collaborating with Friends of Education, Honduras to match the $150 stipend it provides to 4 auxiliary nursing students. Even $300 will not begin to cover all the expenses incurred by a student, but it will make a big difference. Several years ago, I was told one father sold his only horse so his daughter could continue this program. When the daughter questioned this decision, he said that he could carry the heavy loads because one day she would be financially able to help the family. What a sacrifice!!

Many people have donated to help with Saira’s salary and keep these Programs improving the lives of people. Thank you for your generosity!

We live in a land of plenty. Last week we took our daughter and son-in-law out for dinner. The bill came to $120 and we thought nothing about it. Is there room in your family budget for $100, $500, or even $1000 to support these Programs?

HMA needs donations to cover these new scholarships and HMA still needs funds for Saira’s Program to continue beyond 2019. Please contact or send your donation to:

HMA

1001 West Walnut

Independence, MO 64050

816-833-1000 X 1262

www.HMACofChrist.org

Sincerely,

Paula Rummel

HMA International Chair

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 – Saints’ Choral end of season party.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – No Prayer Circle this week.

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Donna Emslie), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak on the theme "All Encompassing Love" with Kirk Barnhard serving as worship planner and Jonathan Bacon as presider. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group will meet in the Church Library to discuss “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

12 May 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190512-CReine.mp3

5 May 2019 message by Ron Millard, filename 20190505-RMillard.mp3

28 April 2019 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190428-ALeonard.mp3

28 April 2019 Business Meeting recording, filename 20190428-Business.Meeting .mp3

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-GRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service, filename 20190419-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of May 5, 2019

SHARING WORLD CONFERENCE

Throughout the church’s history, World Conference has been a formational experience and the 2019 event was no different. Videos are available to share at www.CofChrist.org/2019-world-conference.

• “Becoming a People of the Temple”

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Temple

• “Discover Your Future”

President Stephen Veazey’s closing sermon and words of counsel

• Official Actions of the 2019 World Conference

Summary of the legislative actions taken by the conference

• “Exploring Priesthood Ministry”

First Presidency’s presentation on priesthood ministry and recommitment

• Financial Update – 2019 World Conference

The Presiding Bishopric shared information and held discussions about church finances and the New Way Forward.

• “Discover Living Water”

President Veazey’s Sunday evening sermon

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will continue discussing "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we will discuss Chapter 36 “Spain and the New World.” Dennis Wood will lead that discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have about 10 copies remaining. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING A WEEK LATER

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

THE CENTER OF HOPE

Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday for the Center’s Food Pantry. The need never ends. Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

Price Chopper has a $0.99 special running through Tuesday May 7th for Old Orchard Brand fruit juices (limit 4). The Center of Hope needs fruit juice, as their supply is limited. Hy-Vee is also running a special through Monday May 7th on specially marked breakfast cereals. Check your local store aisle for specially marked boxes. Check on-line grocery ads for dates of store specials.

We are also hoping to staff volunteers a second week each month to serve meals at the Center. If you can help, please contact Susan Clark.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Nadine & Paul Bennetts), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme "Hear the Shepherd’s Voice" with Roxann Kosmicki serving as worship planner and Jane Landrum as presider. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

28 April 2019 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190428-ALeonard.mp3

28 April 2019 Business Meeting recording, filename 20190428-Business.Meeting .mp3

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-GRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service, filename 20190419-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 28, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THANK YOU TO MISSION ROAD!

The Center of Hope sent a Thank You note for the children’s Easter Story books that were given to the children at The Center of Hope on Good Friday.

JUICE REQUEST

The Center has put out a request for juice. They typically give a small glass of juice with each lunch. They use about 3 bottles of juice each day. They have temporarily lost the funding that has provided them the juice, so they have put out a request for juice donations. So we will do Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches to another time, and concentrate on juice!

If possible, lets have each family adopt a day’s worth of juice.

Other ideas for the summer are lemonade or kool-aid mix, crackers, sugar, spaghetti sauce, shoes, rain gear, jeans, and summer items.

Blessings to you all!

BUSINESS MEETING

The business meeting held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, found support for all the recently priesthood calls. Ordinations will be scheduled after some Temple School classes have been completed. We ask that you offer your support of these calls and continue to pray for their guidance as you do for each of us as we share the work of the Lord.

Also approved was funding to replace the HVAC equipment for the sanctuary. The building committee will review the equipment quotes and select a contractor to replace the equipment.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will resume meeting on May 5th at 9:15 AM and will discuss Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”) from the text ("The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez).

On the May 5th we will begin discussing the section on Girolamo Savonarola on page 422. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. If time permits, the class will continue to discuss Chapter 35 on “Renaissance and Humanism.” Jane Landrum will lead that discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have about 12 copies remaining. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The date of our next TWIST weekend is just around the corner. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!) We hope to see you there!

When: 7:00 PM on May 3 until 11:45 AM on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816) 810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316) 644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816) 506-6948

Please RSVP by April 26th. We will need the Event Registration Form found at https://bit.ly/2TgNSu6 filled out by May 3rd. Please remember your TWIST t-shirt if you have one. If not, we have plenty. We will be showering at the YMCA on Saturday evening, so pack accordingly. Suggested donation: $20.

THE CENTER OF HOPE

Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday for the Center’s Food Pantry. The need never ends. Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – Ron Millard will speak on the theme "Put Love into Action" with Nadine Bennetts serving as worship planner and presider. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-GRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service, filename 20190419-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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A filename for the audio recording of the Good Friday service was incorrectly reported in this week’s newsletter. Please be advised that the correct filename is 20190419-Good.Friday.mp3

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Mission Road Congregational News – April 21, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THANK YOU MISSION ROAD!

Normally people get Good Friday off for Easter but volunteers at the Center of Hope showed up to furnish the lunchtime meal. One extra special offering was by the Mission Road Congregation that donated 25 new Easter Books to be handed out to children. The Center staff gave socks (with the books) and handed the books and socks out through the pantry and those who came in for the Good Friday meal. Numerous children went home happy while celebrating the Easter season.

BUSINESS MEETING NEXT SUNDAY

A business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, during the Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15) to consider the approval of several priesthood calls. There will be no adult class on that date.

We would like for you as we have, give prayerful consideration to the names presented. On April 28 during the business meeting you will have an opportunity to speak to each or all of the calls.

Pastors Karen and Larry are pleased to announce the following calls:

Pam O’Neal to the office of Teacher

Debbie Rushfelt to the office of Priest

Roxanne Kosmicki to the office of Priest

Caryn Brown to the office of Elder

We ask that you offer your support of these calls and continue to pray for their guidance as you do for each of us as we share the work of the Lord.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will not meet next Sunday due to the Congregation Business Meeting at 9:15 AM. The Adult class will resume meeting on May 5th and will discuss Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”) from the text ("The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez).

On the May 5th we will begin discussing the section on Girolamo Savonarola on page 422. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. If time permits, the class will continue to discuss Chapter 35 on “Renaissance and Humanism.” Jane Landrum will lead that discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have about 12 copies remaining. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The date of our next TWIST weekend is just around the corner. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!) We hope to see you there!

When: 7:00 PM on May 3 until 11:45 AM on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816) 810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316) 644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816) 506-6948

Please RSVP by April 26th. We will need the Event Registration Form found at https://bit.ly/2TgNSu6 filled out by May 3rd. Please remember your TWIST t-shirt if you have one. If not, we have plenty. We will be showering at the YMCA on Saturday evening, so pack accordingly. Suggested donation: $20.

THE CENTER OF HOPE

Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday for the Center’s Food Pantry. The need never ends. Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:15 AM – Congregational Business Meeting. There will be no Sunday School classes.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Believe the Good News" with Dorothy May serving as worship planner and presider. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-JRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service. filename 20190919-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 21, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THANK YOU MISSION ROAD!

Normally people get Good Friday off for Easter but volunteers at the Center of Hope showed up to furnish the lunchtime meal. One extra special offering was by the Mission Road Congregation that donated 25 new Easter Books to be handed out to children. The Center staff gave socks (with the books) and handed the books and socks out through the pantry and those who came in for the Good Friday meal. Numerous children went home happy while celebrating the Easter season.

BUSINESS MEETING NEXT SUNDAY

A business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, during the Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15) to consider the approval of several priesthood calls. There will be no adult class on that date.

We would like for you as we have, give prayerful consideration to the names presented. On April 28 during the business meeting you will have an opportunity to speak to each or all of the calls.

Pastors Karen and Larry are pleased to announce the following calls:

Pam O’Neal to the office of Teacher

Debbie Rushfelt to the office of Priest

Roxanne Kosmicki to the office of Priest

Caryn Brown to the office of Elder

We ask that you offer your support of these calls and continue to pray for their guidance as you do for each of us as we share the work of the Lord.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will not meet next Sunday due to the Congregation Business Meeting at 9:15 AM. The Adult class will resume meeting on May 5th and will discuss Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”) from the text ("The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez).

On the May 5th we will begin discussing the section on Girolamo Savonarola on page 422. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. If time permits, the class will continue to discuss Chapter 35 on “Renaissance and Humanism.” Jane Landrum will lead that discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have about 12 copies remaining. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The date of our next TWIST weekend is just around the corner. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!) We hope to see you there!

When: 7:00 PM on May 3 until 11:45 AM on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816) 810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316) 644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816) 506-6948

Please RSVP by April 26th. We will need the Event Registration Form found at https://bit.ly/2TgNSu6 filled out by May 3rd. Please remember your TWIST t-shirt if you have one. If not, we have plenty. We will be showering at the YMCA on Saturday evening, so pack accordingly. Suggested donation: $20.

THE CENTER OF HOPE

Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday for the Center’s Food Pantry. The need never ends. Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:15 AM – Congregational Business Meeting. There will be no Sunday School classes.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Believe the Good News" with Dorothy May serving as worship planner and presider. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-JRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service. filename 20190919-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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