MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEXT FOOD PANTRY THIS SATURDAY

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

And More…

NEXT FOOD PANTRY THIS SATURDAY

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 3, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

Due to the recent torrential rains in La Boquita, Honduras, the back part of Saira Giron’s house is in danger of falling into the gully which was formed by those rains. Both Saira’s house and the HMA clinic are in danger of damage which could lead to the collapse of both the house and the clinic. The existing retaining wall has collapsed along with the dirt that was shoring up that wall. The rains and the collapse of the wall has put the house in a very precarious position. Saira and her family have lived in the house for 26 years

The estimated cost of repairs is 100,000 Lempiras, which is about $4,080. The Health Ministries Association is providing a loan to Saira for the replacement of the retaining wall behind her home and HMA clinic. This loan will be repaid out of her salary in 2021.

As we prepare to raise money for Saira’s salary and the cost of her clinic supplies for next year, we invite anyone who is inspired to contribute to the Honduras project to do so. Checks can be made out to HMA and mailed to Paul Bennetts at 10926 S. Cottage Ln. Olathe, KS 66061 and he will forward them to the HMA office. Pledges for next year are also welcome. Contributions can either be designated to the “Honduras Nurse Program” or “Saira Home Repair Loan” in the memo line of your check.

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation

Autumn Lecture Series – Church History without Boundaries

Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (Central Time)

Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2020

For a complete description of this on-line series and to register for a lecture or lectures, go to:

https://www.historicsitesfoundation.org/autumn-lecture-series.html

No fee to register. Donations are happily accepted.

October 1 Lecture:

“A Global Family": Strategies for Visualizing and Narrating Community of Christ’s Global History

with John-Charles Duffy

October 8 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in India

with David Howlett

October 15 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in Southeastern Nigeria

with Dima Hurlbut

October 22 Lecture:

Community of Christ History in the Holy Land

with Barbara Walden

October 29 Lecture:

Latter Day Saint British Isles Missions, 1837-1863

with Andrew Bolton

November 5 Lecture:

The Church Encounters Asia. Beginnings: Korea

with Steve Shields

November 12 Lecture:

1830s Latter Day Saint Missiology

with Seth Bryant

November 19 Lecture:

Bishop R.C. Evans of Canada: From the RLDS First Presidency to Schismatic Church Leader

with John Hamer

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, October 4, 2020, worship theme is “Make Responsible Choices” and will feature a message by Jennifer Libeer. Mary Reichenbach will preside and Debbie Rushfelt will serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Paul Bennetts will lead a discussion of Chapter 6 (“The Pharisees and the Tax Collector”) this coming Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

We will hold the Mission Road fall business meeting on October 11, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom on our regular Zoom link. We’ll have morning worship at 9 AM, as usual, followed by the Congregational Business Meeting. No Adult Sunday school class will be held on the 11th.

Minutes from the last business meeting (October 13, 2019) are now available online at https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadMinutes. Please review prior to the October 11, 2020 business meeting. The financial report (including expenditures through September 30, 2020) will be posted in early October.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets. More information will be provided.

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 PM on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 AM Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 AM Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 PM Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 AM Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands

10:30 AM Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

6:30 – 7:15 PM Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 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 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

SHIRLEY BLACKMAN’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE ON VIDEO

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

NEXT FOOD PANTRY A WEEK FROM SATURDAY

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

And More…

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

Due to the recent torrential rains in La Boquita, Honduras, the back part of Saira Giron’s house is in danger of falling into the gully which was formed by those rains. Both Saira’s house and the HMA clinic are in danger of damage which could lead to the collapse of both the house and the clinic. The existing retaining wall has collapsed along with the dirt that was shoring up that wall. The rains and the collapse of the wall has put the house in a very precarious position. Saira and her family have lived in the house for 26 years

A strong retaining wall needs to be installed in order to prevent further erosion and prevent damage or collapse of her house as well as the HMA clinic. The installation of the new wall requires special machinery and manpower.

The estimated cost of repairs is 100,000 Lempiras, which is about $4,080. Saira has asked her bank for a loan but the loan request was denied because she is not considered to be permanently employed. She is not considered to be a permanent employee as her contract with HMA is for three years.

These pictures show what has happened to the old retaining wall behind Saira’s home/clinic.

The Health Ministries Association is providing a loan in the amount of $4,080.00 to Saira for the replacement of the retaining wall behind her home and HMA clinic. This loan will be repaid out of her salary in 2021 in four equal installments of $1,020.00.

As we prepare to raise money for Saira’s salary and the cost of her clinic supplies for next year, we invite anyone who is inspired to contribute to the Honduras project to do so. Checks can be made out to HMA and mailed to Paul Bennetts at 10926 S. Cottage Ln. Olathe, KS 66061 and he will forward them to the HMA office. Pledges for next year are also welcome. Contributions can either be designated to the “Honduras Nurse Program” or “Saira Home Repair Loan” in the memo line of your check.

SHIRLEY BLACKMAN’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE ON VIDEO

John Blackman has provided access to Shirley’s Celebration of Life Service online. You can access the service at: https://vimeo.com/458164031/da4e2f3bd7.

John also wants to thank everyone for their prayers and support over the past several months.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation

Autumn Lecture Series – Church History without Boundaries

Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (Central Time)

Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2020

For a complete description of this on-line series and to register for a lecture or lectures, go to:

https://www.historicsitesfoundation.org/autumn-lecture-series.html

No fee to register. Donations are happily accepted.

October 1 Lecture:

“A Global Family": Strategies for Visualizing and Narrating Community of Christ’s Global History

with John-Charles Duffy

October 8 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in India

with David Howlett

October 15 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in Southeastern Nigeria

with Dima Hurlbut

October 22 Lecture:

Community of Christ History in the Holy Land

with Barbara Walden

October 29 Lecture:

Latter Day Saint British Isles Missions, 1837-1863

with Andrew Bolton

November 5 Lecture:

The Church Encounters Asia. Beginnings: Korea

with Steve Shields

November 12 Lecture:

1830s Latter Day Saint Missiology

with Seth Bryant

November 19 Lecture:

Bishop R.C. Evans of Canada: From the RLDS First Presidency to Schismatic Church Leader

with John Hamer

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, September 27, 2020, worship theme is “Thirst for the Lord” and will feature a message by Ron Millard. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Kennetha Kuttler.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jonathan Bacon will lead a discussion of Chapter 5 (“The Mustard Seed”) this coming Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY A WEEK FROM SATURDAY

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 3, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

We will hold the Mission Road fall business meeting on October 11, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom on our regular Zoom link. We’ll have morning worship at 9 AM, as usual, followed by the Congregational Business Meeting. No Adult Sunday school class will be held on the 11th.

Minutes from the last business meeting (October 13, 2019) are now available online at https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadMinutes. Please review prior to the October 11, 2020 business meeting. The financial report (including expenditures through September 30, 2020) will be posted in early October.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets. More information will be provided.

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 PM on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 AM Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 AM Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 PM Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 AM Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands

10:30 AM Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

6:30 – 7:15 PM Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS COMING SATURDAY

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

And More…

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens this Thursday, September 17, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS COMING SATURDAY

To paraphrase St. Francis of Assisi, ‘Be a witness of Christ every day, and when necessary use words.’ And in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, let’s join Christ in mission this coming weekend. Please plan to drop supplies off at church for Central Avenue this Saturday, September 19, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. The Center suggested food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts. See ya all Saturday!

Thank you, folks! The Mission Road Congregation donated 250 pounds of food in August plus household items, clothes and more.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet again online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jane Landrum will lead a discussion of Chapter 4 (“The Pearl of Great Price”) this coming Sunday.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM This Thursday, September 17, 2020 – The All Good Books Club meets to discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, September 20, 2020, worship theme is “Fed by God” and will feature a message by Roxann Kosmicki. Clint Reine will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Robert Sindt.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

BRUCE AND COLLEEN ELLIS CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

Sunday, September 20th at 2 PM there will be a Zoom Celebration of Life Service for Bruce & Colleen Ellis. Bruce Ellis passed away on March 3, 2020. Bruce & Colleen serviced the church in many ways and in several locations in their ministry. The link to the service is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86751398865

TECHNOLOGY IN WORSHIP CLASS

Wim van Klinken, World Church Information Officer will offer this workshop at 7 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020.

The training will offer tips, tools, and guidelines for how to best hold online gatherings.

Free registration required: bit.ly/3lkGPQr (those are lowercase letter L’s)

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING

We will hold the Mission Road fall business meeting on October 11, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom on our regular Zoom link. We’ll have morning worship at 9 AM, as usual, followed by the Congregational Business Meeting. No Adult Sunday school class will be held on the 11th.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets. More information will be provided.

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 PM on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 AM Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 AM Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 PM Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 AM Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands

10:30 AM Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

6:30 – 7:15 PM Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

CARD SHOWER FOR MARY BROWN

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR SHIRLEY BLACKMAN

GREETINGS FROM CENTER OF HOPE

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

And More…

CARD SHOWER FOR MARY BROWN

The Mission Road Prayer Circle would like to invite you to send ("shower") Mary Brown with a card or note this week. Mary’s son was killed in an auto accident recently. Please send a card or note to offer your condolences and share your concern and love for Mary. Mary’s mailing address is in the church directory.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR SHIRLEY BLACKMAN

Shirley Blackman, the wife of John Blackman, passed away on May 24, 2020. Her obituary is available online at https://www.johnsoncountychapel.com/obituary/Shirley-Blackman.

Shirley’s Celebration of Life service has been rescheduled to 10 AM on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 W 87th Street Pkwy, Lenexa, KS.

GREETINGS FROM CENTER OF HOPE

I wanted to give an update on how things are going at the Center. We are still handed out 25 to 35 sack lunch’s daily. We are doing pantry households and will start handing out school supplies with them this month. The clients appreciate the hygiene bags & t-shirts on Friday’s.

We are thinking about having shopping by appointment for the Thrift Store in a week or so. The items we always need are fruit cups, fresh fruit, sliced cheese, chips, sandwich bags, bottled water for our lunches. The pantry needs canned fruit, beans, dry beans, rice, side dishes, cereal, catsup, mustard & salad dressings. We are out of toothpaste, toothbrushes, & razors for our hygiene bags. We always need t-shirts and underwear to hand out on Friday’s.

We will be closed Labor Day Sept. 7th and Tuesday, Sept. 8th for a break for the workers at the center. We’ll be back on Wednesday ready to go again.

We really appreciate all the donations of items for the lunches, pantry, and thrift store. We are thankful for the continued support of funds.

Everyone stay healthy and be safe.

Blessings, Marsha Nave

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

To paraphrase St. Francis of Assisi, ‘Be a witness of Christ every day, and when necessary use words.’ And in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, let’s join Christ in mission this coming weekend. Please plan to drop supplies off at church for Central Avenue next Saturday, September 19, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. The Center suggested food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts. See ya all Saturday!

Thank you, folks! The Mission Road Congregation donated 250 pounds of food in August plus household items, clothes and more.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet again online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Dennis Wood will lead a review discussion of Chapters 1-2 this coming Sunday. Some class members felt there was more to discuss in those chapters before we moved on to Chapter 4.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, September 13, 2020, worship theme is “The Exodus Journey” and will feature a message by Brian Libeer. Jane Landrum will preside, and Karen Birkby will serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Paul Bennetts.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

BOOK CLUB NOVEL ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens on Thursday, September 17, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

Check out the book cub’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

TECHNOLOGY IN WORSHIP CLASS

Wim van Klinken, World Church Information Officer will offer this workshop at 7 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020.

The training will offer tips, tools, and guidelines for how to best hold online gatherings. Free registration required: bit.ly/3lkGPQr

(those are lowercase letter L’s)

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets. More information will be provided.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 PM on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via etithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 AM Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 AM Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 PM Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 AM Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands

10:30 AM Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

6:30 – 7:15 PM Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

According to the Kansas City Star, the positivity rate for Johnson County, which is the average percentage of positive COVID-19 tests over a 14-day period, was 11.4% a week ago. That metric puts the county in the “red zone.”

As of Wednesday September 2, 2020, Johnson County reported 8,362 coronavirus cases, and 118 deaths from the virus.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Congregation Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

BOOK CLUB NOVEL ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

And More…

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF

To paraphrase St. Francis of Assisi, ‘Be a witness of Christ every day, and when necessary use words.’ And in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, let’s join Christ in mission this coming weekend. Drop supplies off at church for Central Avenue this Saturday, September 5, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. The Center suggested food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts. See ya all Saturday!

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet again online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 3 (“The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like Yeast”) this coming Sunday.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, September 6, 2020, worship theme is “A Day of Remembrance” and will feature a message by Jerry Rushfelt. Kennetha Kuttler will preside and serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

BOOK CLUB NOVEL ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens on Thursday, September 17, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

Check out the book cub’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel: 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa: 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road: 9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717 and 7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe: 10:00 am Sunday, Subscribe to weekly email for link at www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands: 10:30 am Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892 and 6:30 – 7:15 pm Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive: 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University: 10:00 am Sunday, Contact Jeff Mercer for the link at jeffdmercer

Webb Road: 10:00 am Sunday, contact for the Google Meet link at pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

BOOK CLUB NOVEL ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

CARD SHOWER FOR PAM O’NEAL

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF IS

And More…

BOOK CLUB NOVEL ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens on Thursday, September 17, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

Check out the book cub’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

CARD SHOWER FOR PAM O’NEAL

The Mission Road Prayer Circle would like to invite you to send ("shower") Pam O’Neal with a card or note this week. Pam is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery, so please use this as an opportunity to wish her a speedy recovery. Pam’s mailing address is in the church directory.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet again online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion of Chapter 2 (“The Good Samaritan”) this coming Sunday.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 30, 2020, worship theme is “Called by God” and will feature a message by Arlene Leonard. Paul Bennetts will preside and serve as worship planner. Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Jonathan Bacon.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be this September 5, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – STILL NEEDED!

What items does the Center of Hope need? In addition to the regular food and personal hygiene needs, the Center is beginning its school supply drive. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide-ruled spiral-bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

In addition to the needs listed above, the Center also needs T-shirts to hand out as well as bottled water and feminine hygiene products. This is an ongoing need so please remember the Center as you shop for school supplies, food stuffs and sort through your closet for clothing items you no longer need or use.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel: 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa: 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road: 9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717 and 7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe: 10:00 am Sunday, Subscribe to weekly email for link at www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands: 10:30 am Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892 and 6:30 – 7:15 pm Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive: 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University: 10:00 am Sunday, Contact Jeff Mercer for the link at jeffdmercer

Webb Road: 10:00 am Sunday, contact for the Google Meet link at pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING ON ZOOM

CARD SHOWER FOR BARBRA BERNAUER

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF IS THIS SATURDAY

And More…

ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING ON ZOOM

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan this Thursday, August 20, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

Check out the book cub’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

CARD SHOWER FOR BARBRA BERNAUER

The Mission Road Prayer Circle would like to invite you to send ("shower") Barbara Bernauer with a card or note this week. Barbara is a longtime member of the congregation, so use this as an opportunity to say hi and share news with her. Barbara’s mailing address is in the church directory.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet again online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion of Chapter 1 (“Lost Sheep, Lost coin, Lost Son”) this coming Sunday.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM Thursday, August 20, 2020 – the All Good Books group will have an online (Zoom) discussion of “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 23, 2020, worship theme is “Act with Courage” and will feature a message by Ron Millard. Jennifer Libeer will preside and serve as worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF IS THIS SATURDAY

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be this August 22, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

What items does the Center of Hope need? In addition to the regular food and personal hygiene needs, the Center is beginning its school supply drive. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide-ruled spiral-bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

In addition to the needs listed above, the Center also needs T-shirts to hand out as well as bottled water and feminine hygiene products. This is an ongoing need so please remember the Center as you shop for school supplies, food stuffs and sort through your closet for clothing items you no longer need or use.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel: 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa: 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road: 9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717 and 7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe: 10:00 am Sunday, Subscribe to weekly email for link at www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands: 10:30 am Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892 and 6:30 – 7:15 pm Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive: 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University: 10:00 am Sunday, Contact Jeff Mercer for the link at jeffdmercer

Webb Road: 10:00 am Sunday, contact for the Google Meet link at pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

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.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

CACH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

CARD SHOWER FOR THE HEDRICKS

SHIRLEY BLACKMAN MEMORIAL SERVICE RESCHEDULED

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING ON ZOOM

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS RESUMES

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

And More…

CACH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

In addition to the needs listed for the Center of Hope (later in this newsletter), they also need T-shirts to hand out as well as bottled water and feminine hygiene products. Susan & Merrill will not go up until Thursday this week to allow extra time to meet this new request. This is an ongoing need so if you can’t make your donation by this Thursday the needs are ongoing. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

CARD SHOWER FOR THE HEDRICKS

The Mission Road Prayer Circle would like to invite you to send ("shower") Janice and Paul Hedrick with a card or note this week. They’re separated due to health issues and the pandemic. Please send them each a message at these addresses:

Paul Hedrick

c/o Addington Place of Prairie Village

2700 Somerset Drive

Prairie Village, KS 66206

Janice Hedrick

c/o Heritage of Overland Park

10101 W 127th Street, Apt 216B

Overland Park, KS 66213

NOTE: If you have already sent a note or card to Janice, it may be returned if there is no apartment number listed. Her apartment number is listed above.

SHIRLEY BLACKMAN MEMORIAL SERVICE RESCHEDULED

Shirley Blackman’s Celebration of Life Service has been rescheduled from September 5 to September 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM. The service will be held at the Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Fall 2020 Worship Schedule is now available in DropBox. You can access it using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pc8c8b

ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING ON ZOOM

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan on Thursday, August 20, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

Check late this coming week for possible discussion questions at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS RESUMES

Beginning on Sunday, August 16, 2020, the Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will begin meeting online using Zoom. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jane Landrum will kick off the class on the 16th with a discussion of the Introduction to the book.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Starting August 16, 2020 – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM August 20, 2020 – the All Good Books group will have an online (Zoom) discussion of “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 16, 2020, worship theme is “Generous Reconciliation?” and will feature a message by Paul Bennetts. Clint Reine will preside and serve as worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel: 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa: 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road: 9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717 and 7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe: 10:00 am Sunday, Subscribe to weekly email for link at www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands: 10:30 am Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892 and 6:30 – 7:15 pm Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive: 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University: 10:00 am Sunday, Contact Jeff Mercer for the link at jeffdmercer

Webb Road: 10:00 am Sunday, contact for the Google Meet link at pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

The numbers for the last three weeks are listed below. Keep in mind that these numbers may be adjusted upward for the third week listed because they include Sunday (yesterday).

July 20-26, 2020: New Cases = 711, Hospitalizations = 7, Deaths = 1

July 27-August 2, 2020: New Cases = 619, Hospitalizations = 17, Deaths = 1

August 3-9, 2020: New Cases = 629, Hospitalizations = 2, Deaths = 2

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

What items does the Center of Hope need? In addition to the regular food and personal hygiene needs, the Center is beginning its school supply drive. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide-ruled spiral-bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be this August 8, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

Please remember that if you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, you must notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS RESUMES

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

And More…

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS RESUMES

Beginning on Sunday, August 16, 2020, the Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will begin meeting online using Zoom. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship and run from 10-11 AM. Our Mission Road worship service will continue to meet from 9:00-10 AM Sunday mornings.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jane Landrum will kick off the class on the 16th will a discussion of the Introduction to the book.

If you do not already have a copy of the book, it is available from Amazon.com for $12.99 plus tax.

Every effort will be made to conclude the class by 11 AM so those who wish may attend the Toronto Congregation Zoom session. We hope you’ll join us online!

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Starting August 16, 2020 – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM August 20, 2020 – the All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 9, 2020, worship theme is “God, Where Are You?” and will feature a message by Steve Holben. Mary Reichenbach will preside and Karen Birkby serve as worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Jonathan Bacon

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

What items does the Center of Hope need? In addition to the regular food and personal hygiene needs, the Center is beginning its school supply drive. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be this August 8, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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 CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020

Please remember that if you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, you must notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

WORK CREW MAKES GREAT PROGRESS LAST SATURDAY

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

CONGRATULATIONS

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE

And More…

WORK CREW MAKES GREAT PROGRESS LAST SATURDAY

The work crew consisting of Steve Hedrick, Ron Millard, Dennis Wood, Robert Sindt, Peter Sindt, Peter Sindt Jr., and Larry Birkby installed most all of the vinyl base on the main floor including about 180 linear feet. They also have about 1-1/2 flights of stair treads installed with several more cut and ready to install. The crew ran out of adhesive and it was about 6pm when they left on Saturday. The new armoire was moved into the Fellowship Hall to hold the tablecloths. So, thank you to everyone who made it a long, but highly successful day. Everyone is invited to stop by for a self-guided tour.

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online at https://bit.ly/2CqZEzC

The form is due by August 2, 2020. Please take a moment to fill out and email the form to Caryn, carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Pam O’Neal, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or to their home addresses which are in the Congregational Directory.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM August 20, 2020 – the All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, August 2, 2020, worship theme is “Embrace the Struggle” and will feature a message by John O’Neal. Kirk Barnhard will preside and serve as worship planner. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Jonathan Bacon.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

CONGRATULATIONS

Last year, Peggy and Guy Malone’s granddaughter, Carrine Spinks, won the 2019 Kauffman Foundation full-ride scholarship to attend the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Carrine will pursue her doctorate.

This year, the Malone’s great granddaughter, Jolee Spinks, won the 2020 Kauffman Foundation full-ride scholarship to attend UMKC. Jolee will be a freshman this Fall.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion. Here are the numbers for the past three weeks:

Cases

July 6-12, 2020 = 762

July 13-19, 2020 = 777

July 20-26, 2020 = 711

Deaths

July 6-12, 2020 = 3

July 13-19, 2020 = 4

July 20-26, 2020 = 1

Hospitalizations

July 6-12, 2020 = 18

July 13-19, 2020 = 7

July 20-26, 2020 = 2

This past week was the first week in Johnson County where the trend was slightly downward. With these trends, the earliest we would re-open the church building for face-to-face meetings would be mid- to late-August 2020, but that assumes we continue to see declining numbers.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

What items does the Center of Hope need? In addition to the regular food and personal hygiene needs, the Center is beginning its school supply drive. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be this August 8, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. 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.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) 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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