Community of Christ, Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 26, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

REVISED COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: EZEKIEL

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL ADDRESS – NEW W

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

And More…

REVISED COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

With the rise in COVID infections in the area (specifically the Delta variant), we are reinstating some of the COVID protection guidelines to protect our church members and guests. We are again asking everyone to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and sing only softly or hum with your face mask in place. Guidelines for in-person worship and the adult class at Mission Road include:

1. Masks are required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker while at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing with a face mask in place is allowed but we suggest that you hum or sing softly

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 1, 2021, the worship theme is “Repent and Turn Toward God.” John O’Neal will offer the message. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Paul Bennetts as co-host. You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: EZEKIEL

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Paul Bennetts will continue the discussion of Chapter 6 (“Ezekiel: God Scatters and Gathers”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library and on Zoom.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/FallWAF2021

Please note that it is due by August 8, 2021. Please fill out and place the form in the administrative “In” box located on the wall by the church office or email it to Caryn at carynpbro or mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Pam O’Neal, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

We will be getting Google Fiber installed in the Church in the next few days. So, the old email will be going away. The new email address will be: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are also eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are changing our internet service provider to Google Fiber and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options. The new email address has changed to: missionroadcc

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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Community of Christ Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 19, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:
JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS
NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE
MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – FINAL WEEK
NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE
2022 CARAVAN TRIP
And More…

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS
There will be no in-person worship on Sunday, July 25, 2021, because of the Mission Center Wide Worship service on Zoom. Be sure to register for the service at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

The Adult Sunday School class on that date will be Zoom only (using the regular Mission Road Zoom weblink for access).

The class will continue studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 6 (“Ezekiel: God Scatters and Gathers”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM. This week because of the Midlands Mission Center online worship, the class will only be available on Zoom.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE
The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/FallWAF2021

Please note that it is due by August 8, 2021. Please fill out and place the form in the administrative “In” box located on the wall by the church office or email it to Caryn at carynpbro or mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Pam O’Neal, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL
We will be getting Google Fiber installed in the Church in the next few days. So, the old email will be going away. The new email address will be: missionroadcc
Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – FINAL WEEK
The theme for the Virtual Reunion is “Let Peace Dwell Here.” Registration is now open at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

ADULT CLASS REUNION MATERIAL
Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT
Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE
If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP
Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED
Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES
The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom. No Worship Service this week at Mission Road, see above announcement.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are changing our internet service provider to Google Fiber and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options. The new email address has changed to: missionroadcc

TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL
The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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Community of Christ Mission Road Weekly Newsletter – July 12, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: JESUS OF NAZARETH

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – IN PROGRESS

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS

REVISED COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

And More…

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, July 18, 2021, the worship theme is “Listen to the Prophetic Voice.” Kennetha Kuttler will offer the message. Karen Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Paul Bennetts as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: JESUS OF NAZARETH

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Dennis Wood will continue the discussion of Chapter 7 (“Jesus of Nazareth: Dueling Empires”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library and on Zoom.

Note that we are skipping Chapter 6 until Paul Bennetts is available to teach that chapter.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – IN PROGRESS

The theme for the Virtual Reunion is “Let Peace Dwell Here.” Registration is now open at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

ADULT CLASS REUNION MATERIAL

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS

There will be no in-person worship on Sunday, July 25, 2021, because of the Mission Center Wide Worship service on Zoom. Be sure to register for the service at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

The Adult Sunday School class on that date will be Zoom only (using the regular Mission Road Zoom weblink for access).

REVISED COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

Dear Mission Road Congregation,

Our primary focus is concern for the most vulnerable among us – those with immune disorders, underlying health conditions, and those who may not had a shot. Our concern extends to not only members but guests who might join in our worship. Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we continue with in-person worship.

Many of you have approached us with questions on when we would be able to lift the mask mandate and after consultation with the mission center, masks will no longer be required at church. Some may wish to wear their masks and social distance. We ask that whether masked or unmasked, we do not pass judgment or make assumptions about our brothers and sisters in Christ. Masks and hand sanitizer will continue to be available. Hymnals will also be returned to the pews.

Our congregation is a community and so much of our closeness is built upon personal connections. While we will not yet be providing a morning breakfast, we invite people to arrive early to fellowship and gather. Hand shaking and hugging is okay if both parties are comfortable with it. Just please be mindful that the transition from isolation to togetherness is a journey that some may take more cautiously than others. We ask that you respect each other even in your desire to express love and care.

For anyone who needs water, they are welcome to bring their own with them. This includes coffee or tea from outside our building as we will not be providing any snacks or drinks. We do have some small bottled water in the refrigerator in the kitchen.

We acknowledge these pasts several months have been a struggle for all of us. It’s critical that we refer to the primary focus listed above as we move forward. Let us remain mindful of the most vulnerable among us and keep our enduring principles as a church ever at the forefront of our thoughts, especially these: the worth of all persons, the sacredness of creation, responsible choices, unity in diversity, blessings of community.

Announcements will be made to provide additional information about our gatherings. These guidelines will apply to all in-person meetings including Sunday School. We will continue to provide Sunday School, and Sunday Worship via Zoom as well as in-person worship at Church. If, you have any thoughts or concerns that you’d like to share with the pastors privately, do not hesitate to contact us.

Blessings to all, Larry & Karen Birkby, Co-Pastors

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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Community of Christ Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 5, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 05, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

FRANCIS VAUGHAN CELEBRATION OF LIFE

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE

PRAYERS REQUESTED

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: JESUS OF NAZARETH

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION ON JULY 10!

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS

And More…

FRANCIS VAUGHAN CELEBRATION OF LIFE

We are saddened by the news that Frances Vaughan passed away Saturday night, June 26, 2021. Fran was a life-long member of Prairie Village/Mission Road Community of Christ congregation.

A celebration of Frances’ life will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 am, followed by the 11:00 am Celebration. Both will be held at the Mission Road Community of Christ Church, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas.

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Please join us in celebrating Avis Garrett-Baptist’s life on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Road Congregation of Community of Christ, address 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. If you have a piece of art you created with Dr. Avis, please bring it to share on the display table for that day as part of the celebration. Please no flowers and no donations.

PRAYERS REQUESTED

Paul and Nadine Bennetts’ brother-in-law, Bob McDermid (married to Nadine’s sister Terry), was tragically killed in a car accident that resulted from an impaired driver fleeing a police pursuit. Bob was a retired Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Missouri Southern University. He and wife Terry have been active in the Joplin Community of Christ (where Terry is now Pastor). Prior to taking his position in Joplin many years ago, Bob and Terry lived in Lawrence and were well-known in the Mission Center (then it was the Kaw Valley District). Bob was a new grandfather. His grandson was born on Nadine’s birthday (June 24th), and thankfully he had gotten to meet the new baby before the accident. Please remember the McDermid, Zahniser and Bennetts families in your prayers.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, July 11, 2021, the worship theme is “Delight in God’s Presence.” Jennifer Libeer will offer the message. Jane Landrum will preside and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner. Caryn will also provide the PowerPoint and will host the Zoom session assisted by Robert Sindt as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: JESUS OF NAZARETH

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Dennis Wood will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“Jesus of Nazareth: Dueling Empires”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library and on Zoom.

Note that we are skipping Chapter 6 until Paul Bennetts is available to teach that chapter.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION ON JULY 10!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – COMING SOON

The theme for the Virtual Reunion is “Let Peace Dwell Here.” Registration is now open at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

ADULT CLASS REUNION MATERIAL

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS

There will be no in-person worship on Sunday, July 25, 2021, because of the Mission Center Wide Worship service on Zoom. Be sure to register for the service at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

The Adult Sunday School class on that date will be Zoom only (using the regular Mission Road Zoom weblink for access).

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being. Guidelines for in-person worship and adult class at Mission Road include:

1. Masks are required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask in place will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable.

4. Restrooms are to be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, for the member to wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Members are encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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 – June 28, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

PASSING OF FRANCIS VAUGHN

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: JEREMIAH

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION ON JULY 10!

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

And More…

PASSING OF FRANCIS VAUGHAN

We are saddened by the news that Frances Vaughan passed away Saturday night, June 26, 2021. Fran was a life-long member of Prairie Village/Mission Road Community of Christ congregation. Plans are being made for a memorial service sometime during the week of July 5th. Fran was less than 9 months shy of her 100th birthday.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, July 4, 2021, the worship theme is “Fulfill God’s Purpose.” John O’Neal will offer the message. Roxann Kosmicki will preside and serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and Jonathan Bacon will host the Zoom session assisted by Kennetha Kuttler as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: JEREMIAH

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jonathan Bacon will continue to lead the discussion of Chapter 5 (“Jeremiah: Plucking Up and Planting”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library and on Zoom.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION ON JULY 10!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

No pickup on July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

Please join us in celebrating Avis Garrett-Baptist’s life on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Road Congregation of Community of Christ, address 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. If you have a piece of art you created with Dr. Avis, please bring it to share on the display table for that day as part of the celebration. Please no flowers and no donations.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – COMING SOON

The theme for the Virtual Reunion is “Let Peace Dwell Here.” Registration is now open at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

ADULT CLASS REUNION MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being. Guidelines for in-person worship and adult class at Mission Road include:

1. Masks are required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask in place will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable.

4. Restrooms are to be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, for the member to wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Members are encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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 – June 21, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

And More…

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 27, 2021, the worship theme is “We Voice Our Lament.” Arlene Leonard will offer the message. Dorothy May will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Robert Sindt as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion of Chapter 5 (“Jeremiah: Plucking Up and Planting”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library and on Zoom.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

Please join us in celebrating Avis Garrett-Baptist’s life on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Road Congregation of Community of Christ, address 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. If you have a piece of art you created with Dr. Avis, please bring it to share on the display table for that day as part of the celebration. Please no flowers and no donations.

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being. Guidelines for in-person worship and adult class at Mission Road include:

1. Masks are required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask in place will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable.

4. Restrooms are to be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, for the member to wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Members are encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

We’re excited to announce the upcoming dates for this summer’s virtual reunion sessions! Everybody, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

ADULT CLASS READING MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted during the week following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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 – June 14, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

APOLOGIES!

PRAYERS FOR THE PAGAT FAMILY

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

And More…

APOLOGIES!

Our apologies are offered for the delay in starting the adult class this morning. Our internet connection was offline, and it took several minutes to identify the problem. Ultimately the Wi-Fi router had to be reset. Sorry for the delay. We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update our audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

PRAYERS FOR THE PAGAT FAMILY

Please remember the Preston Pagat family. Preston and his wife Dawn have been members at the Highlands (I think Dawn works for the Church and is sister to Kat Hnatyshyn who is on the Midlands MC Presidents team). They had gone to Camp Doniphan to set up for the Youth Retreat this weekend. Preston collapsed suddenly and died before the ambulance could get there.

This is a great sadness for the family, Highlands and Shawnee Drive communities and for the Mission Center. Please keep Dawn and their children and family in your prayers.

By the way, the storm Friday also knocked out the power at Doniphan, damaged the dam and drained much of the main lake and caused tree damage. The campers tried to make the best of it but after 24 hours of no power and facing a boil order for their water supply, they decided to release the campers Saturday evening. Jessie Bennetts had been a counselor at the camp and this was a disappointing and difficult weekend for all.

DR. AVIS GARRETT BAPTIST CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

Please join us in celebrating Avis Garrett-Baptist’s life on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Road Congregation of Community of Christ, address 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. If you have a piece of art you created with Dr. Avis, please bring it to share on the display table for that day as part of the celebration. Please no flowers and no donations.

COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being. Guidelines for in-person worship and adult class at Mission Road include:

1. Masks are required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask in place will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable.

4. Restrooms are to be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, for the member to wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Members are encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 20, 2021, the worship theme is “Come in the Name of the Lord.” Paul Bennetts will offer the message. Mary Reichenbach will preside and Kennetha Kuttler serve as the worship planner. Kennetha will also provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Roxann Kosmicki as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Marilyn Gairns will continue to lead the discussion of Chapter 4 (“Hosea: Whoring after Idols”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

We’re excited to announce the upcoming dates for this summer’s virtual reunion sessions! Everybody, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

ADULT CLASS READING MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are looking at other internet service providers and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted during the week following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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list management

Got it, thanks!

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 5:02 PM Jonathan Bacon <jonathan.p.bacon> wrote:

The address is to access the email list is https://groups.google.com/ then you must log in using your Google account credentials.

The email to post to the Mission-Road.org website is quni772liyu

Jonathan Bacon
jonathanpbacon

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM Robert Sindt <rsindtks> wrote:

Jonathan,

At one point in the recent past, you sent me a URL for the list management of the Congregation newsletter (google groups and wordpress).

I am not finding it in my past email. Would you send it to me again please?

Robert

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list management

The address is to access the email list is https://groups.google.com/ then you must log in using your Google account credentials.

The email to post to the Mission-Road.org website is quni772liyu

Jonathan Bacon
jonathanpbacon

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM Robert Sindt <rsindtks> wrote:

Jonathan,

At one point in the recent past, you sent me a URL for the list management of the Congregation newsletter (google groups and wordpress).

I am not finding it in my past email. Would you send it to me again please?

Robert

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – June 7, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

And More…

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

We understand that over the past couple of weeks there has been confusion on the Mission Road Congregation’s current response to the Covid pandemic and we apologize for not being clearer.

Our primary focus is on concern for the most vulnerable among us – those with immune disorders, underlying health conditions and those who cannot for some reason take the vaccine (including young children who are not yet able to be fully vaccinated). Our concern extends to not only members but guests who might join in our worship. Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being.

While the rules in general society are being relaxed, its noteworthy that doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other areas where a mix of vaccinated and the most vulnerable individuals gather, continue to work together for the protection of everyone by requiring masking and social distancing. We believe the church should fall in that category of caring.

After consultation with the Midlands Mission Center, the Mission Road Congregation will follow these guidelines (note that following these guidelines enable our congregation to meet beyond the 45-minute gathering time limit suggested by the World Church):

1. Masks will be required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable. The county is currently (June 2, 2021) at 44.9% fully vaccinated and 52.3% partially vaccinated. The 80% is based on the recommendation of Sing! The Center for Congregational Song (https://congregationalsong.org/covid-updates-congregational-song/).

4. Restrooms will be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, and the member should wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Mission Road will hold in-person adult Sunday school class in the sanctuary immediately preceding the worship service (class at 9:15-10:15 AM with worship from 10:30-11:30 AM). Masks and social distancing will be required for both.

6. Members will be encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

7. The Mission Road Congregation will continue to offer access to the adult Sunday school class and worship services using Zoom for those who are not able or chose to not attend in person.

8. Prayer Circle will continue as a Zoom only meeting at this time.

9. Face masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

June 4, 2021

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 13, 2021, the worship theme is “Discern God’s Call.” Brian Libeer will offer the message. Ron Millard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Kennetha Kuttler as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM (new time).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion of Chapter 4 (“Hosea: Whoring after Idols”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM (new time) each Sunday morning in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The time is finally here! It’s time for Summer Camp 2021!

This year we’re doing things a little differently. All camps (Junior, Middle School, and Sr. High Camp) will all be held concurrently from Friday, June 11th to Monday June 14th at Doniphan Retreat Center. Of course, camps will be held with safe social distancing practices in mind.

Camp is quickly approaching; we hope you can join in the fun!

To register for Midlands Summer Camp 2021, please follow this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunityofChrist

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

We’re excited to announce the upcoming dates for this summer’s virtual reunion sessions! Everybody mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

ADULT CLASS READING MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT

Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted during the week following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Camps at Doniphan – June 11 – 14

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

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.

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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