MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: MARCH 25, 2019

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ALEX WHITE

The family has announced that the Memorial Service for Alex White will be held next Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Community of Christ-Mission Road Congregation. All are invited to attend and remember our dear friend and member of the congregation. A light meal will follow the service. Please remember Aletha and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to study “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will continue to discuss Chapter 33 (“The Collapse”). Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion.

NEXT ADULT CLASS TOPIC SELECTED

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to follow the study of “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” with the study of “The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have several copies are on order. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we’ve been able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $21.75 each. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Funds for the books should be added to the offering with a notation that the additional donation is to cover the “Adult Class Book.”

 

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 5 – 13

Many worship services will be live webcast. You can find the list and schedule here: www.cofchrist.org/live-webcast.

To find the complete schedule go to www.cofchrist.org/2019-world-conference and scroll down to click the green “Schedule” button.

Professional Law Enforcement Officers’ Association will hold its pre-conference meeting 9:00–10:30 AM Friday, April 5th, in the Temple Council Room. All active, retired, or reserve law enforcement officers; military-police specialists; or other public safety entities and military are welcome. For more information please contact John Bullard Jr. jbullard@CofChrist.org or 816.521.3046.

Outreach International Volunteers Needed! Assist with events and the OI booth in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the week. To volunteer please contact Marsha Penrose at 816.833.0883 x311.

Delegate Housing Needed! Whether you are a delegate or not, for more information please contact the International Services Office: Dawn Pagat 816.833.0883 x2466, dpagat.

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 7

Worship & Communion services will be held at Mission Road on Sunday, April 7, 2019, even though World Conference is in progress in Independence, MO. The Sunday School classes will also meet.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS

When contributing to Midlands Mission Center (MMC) or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser.

For instance, register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose on the memo line.

If you donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH, Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) – write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned to you because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

OPEN ARMS THEATRE PRESENTS…

You’re invited to attend: Just Crucified…EVEN NOW

7:30 pm April 18, 19 & 20

A modern-day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

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

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

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

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

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

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

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

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

Where: Cameron Community of Christ
902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429
816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:
Allen Keehler (816)810-5690
Donna Fletcher (316)644-4079
Kat Hnatyshyn (816)506-6948

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

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty.

Discussion questions for the novel will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

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

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak on the theme “Amazing Grace” with Kennetha Kuttler serving as worship planner and presider. Susan and Merrill Clark will provide the ministry of music and Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

24 March 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190324-JONeal.mp3.

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190317-SHolben.mp3.

16 March 2019 Recording from the Midlands Mission Center Conference, filename 20190316-MMC.Conference.mp3.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: MARCH 17, 2019

NEW ARRIVAL

James William Johnson (JJ) was born at 6:23 PM on Pi Day (3.14.19) to Alisa Morse-Johnson and Bill Johnson. JJ arrived at a whopping 9lbs 8.8oz and 20” long after Mommy spent almost 4 days in labor! Mom, Dad and JJ are exhausted but healthy and happy! Congratulations to the Johnsons!

SAD FAREWELL

Alex White passed away from lung cancer last Wednesday. Althea is still working out a date and time for a memorial service at the church (maybe March 30 or 31st). Following the memorial service, there will be an inurnment service at one of the Leavenworth National Cemeteries with military honors.

Please remember Althea and the family in your prayers.

CELEBRATE JOYCE KUTTLER’S BIRTHDAY

Come and join us for Dancing Through the Decades, a celebration of Joyce Kuttler’s 90th Birthday. The celebration will be at the Sylvester Powell Community Center (6200 Martway, Mission, KS) from 3:30-5:30 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019. No presents please, just your presence!

BRIDAL SHOWER ON MARCH 24

A bridal shower for Peggy Kearns, fiancée of Adam Hoehn, will be held on Sunday March 24, 2019, at the home of Dorothy and Russ May, 8005 Fontana, Prairie Village KS. Peggy and Adam are registered at https://www.theknot.com/us/margaret-kearns-and-adam-hoehn-apr-2019

Please RSVP to Debbie Rushfelt 913 226 3617, or Dorothy May 913 341 9031 by Sunday March 17, 2019.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will continue to discuss Chapter 32 (“The Golden Age of Medieval Christianity”) beginning about page 372 (the reintroduction of the teachings of Aristotle). Jane Landrum and Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

NEXT ADULT CLASS TOPIC SELECTED

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to follow the study of “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” with the study of “The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We’re in the process of acquiring books. The paperback edition costs $25 but we’re also looking to lower the price by buying like-new used copies. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

A business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, during the Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15) to consider the approval of several priesthood calls.

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

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

When: 7:00pm on May 3 – 11:45am on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

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

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816)810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316)644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816)506-6948

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

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS WEEK

The All Good Books group will meet this Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara.

Discussion questions for the biography will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

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

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group will meet to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara in the Church Library.

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme "Repent" with Debbie Rushfelt serving as worship planner and Mary Reichenbach serving as presider. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben coming soon.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational News – March 10, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

PRAYERS REQUESTED AND NEEDED FOR TWO FAMILIES

Paul Hedrick is recovering from pneumonia at Advanced Health Care of Overland Park (4700 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS). Arlene Leonard is organizing meals for Janice, if anyone can assist. Paul is receptive to visitors and Janice could use visits and phone calls. And of course, Paul and Janice can use your prayers.

Memorial services will be held for Lonnie Jesser, Renata Ann Jesser-Wehry and Terry Wehry on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10 AM at the Webb Road Community of Christ (3500 S. Webb Road, Wichita, KS). Lonnie and Renata Ann are Wanetta Baldwin’s niece and nephew. Terry is Wanetta’s nephew-in-law.

The three were killed in a head-on collision when a semi-tractor trailer crossed the median and struck their passenger car on K-254 northeast of Wichita.

Wanetta and her husband Bill Baldwin are former members of the Mission Road Congregation. Please remember the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral Services

Dr. Jeremy Strom’s grandmother Betty Strom passed away on March 7th. Funeral Services will be held in Chadron, Nebraska on Thursday March 14th. Cards are appreciated.

MISSION ROAD HOSTS: MISSION LEARN AND THE MMC CONFERENCE

Please join us starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mission Road Congregation for an opportunity to learn in the morning and participate in the spring MMC conference in the afternoon.

Class options include:

· CofC Financial Challenges and Opportunities – with Janné Grover

· Congregational Blessings and Visioning – with Mary Gill

· Outreach Through Electronic & Social Media – with Jim Fairchild

· Youth Worker Registration – with Dave Hall

Lunch will be provided by the youth as a fundraiser to help cover summer camp costs.

After lunch Janné Grover and Barb Borkowski will provide World Conference updates and information. World Conference delegates please plan to attend to join in discussions in preparation for your service in April.

The Spring MMC Conference will begin at 2:00 PM.

YOUTH WORKER REGISTRATION

If you have not taken the Youth Worker Registration classes please plan to attend the class during the Mission Learn. Only those that have taken the Youth Registration classes will be able to teach or assist in youth classes and help in the nursery. Check with Clint to see if you are listed on the Church Youth Worker Registry.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will discuss Chapter 32 (“The Golden Age of Medieval Christianity”). Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.

VOTING FOR NEXT ADULT CLASS TOPIC

At the current pace, the Adulty Sunday School class will finish studying “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” in early May 2019. The following books have been suggested as topics for discussion. Voting for the next book/topic began today and will conclude next Sunday during class time.

Suggestions on the ballot include the following (in alphabetical order):

· A People’s History of Christianity – The Other Side of the Story by Diana Butler Bass

· Christianity for the Rest of Us – How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass

· How the Bible Actually Works by Peter Enns

· If the Church Were Christian – Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley

· Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli

· Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine

· The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day by Justo L. Gonzales

BRIDAL SHOWER ON MARCH 24

A bridal shower for Peggy Kearns, fiancée of Adam Hoehn, will be held on Sunday March 24, 2019, at the home of Dorothy and Russ May, 8005 Fontana, Prairie Village KS. Peggy and Adam are registered at https://www.theknot.com/us/margaret-kearns-and-adam-hoehn-apr-2019

Please RSVP to Debbie Rushfelt 913 226 3617, or Dorothy May 913 341 9031 by Sunday March 17, 2019.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING ON MARCH 21

The All Good Books group will meet in March to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara. The next meeting date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library.

Discussion questions for the biography will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

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

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak on the theme "Boldly Persevere" with Roxann Kosmicki serving as worship planner and Robin Payne serving as presider. Pennie Bunkers will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group will meet to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara in the Church Library.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon will be posted shortly, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS TONIGHT!

Don’t forget to Spring forward (timewise) tomorrow morning or you’ll be late for church. You’re going to have an hour less sleep, but we hope you’ll join us anyway!

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Joyce Kutler’s 90th Birthday

All are invited, add to your calendar, no gifts please.

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Mission Road Congregational News – March 3, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

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

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

COMMUNION SERVICE

Because we did not have worship services on Sunday March 3rd we will include a communion service on March 10th.

BRIDAL SHOWER ON MARCH 24

A bridal shower for Peggy Kearns, fiancée of Adam Hoehn, will be held on Sunday March 24, 2019, at the home of Dorothy and Russ May, 8005 Fontana, Prairie Village KS. Peggy and Adam are registered at https://www.theknot.com/us/margaret-kearns-and-adam-hoehn-apr-2019

Please RSVP to Debbie Rushfelt 913 226 3617, or Dorothy May 913 341 9031 by Sunday March 17, 2019.

MISSION ROAD HOSTS: MISSION LEARN AND THE MMC CONFERENCE

Please join us starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mission Road Congregation for an opportunity to learn in the morning and participate in the spring MMC conference in the afternoon.

Class options include:

· CofC Financial Challenges and Opportunities – with Janné Grover

· Congregational Blessings and Visioning – with Mary Gill

· Outreach Through Electronic & Social Media – with Jim Fairchild

· Youth Worker Registration – with Dave Hall

Lunch will be provided by the youth as a fundraiser to help cover summer camp costs.

After lunch Janné Grover and Barb Borkowski will provide World Conference updates and information. World Conference delegates please plan to attend to join in discussions in preparation for your service in April.

The Spring MMC Conference will begin at 2:00 PM.

YOUTH WORKER REGISTRATION

If you have not taken the Youth Worker Registration classes please plan to attend the class during the Mission Learn. Only those that have taken the Youth Registration classes will be able to teach or assist in youth classes and help in the nursery. Check with Clint to see if you are listed on the Church Youth Worker Registry.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will discuss Chapter 31 (“The Offensive Against Islam”). Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR ADULT CLASS

At the current pace, we’ll finish the study of “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” in late March 2019. Over the next few weeks, the teachers invite members to suggest books or topics for discussion. You can share your ideas with any of the four teachers (Jane Landrum, Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts or Dennis Wood). We’ll discuss options during class.

Suggestions to date include the following (in alphabetical order):

· A People’s History of Christianity – The Other Side of the Story by Diana Butler Bass

· Christianity for the Rest of Us – How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass

· If the Church Were Christian – Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley

· Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli

· Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine

· The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day by Justo L. Gonzales

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With the days starting to slowly get longer we are still a long way from seeing Ole Man Winter leaving soon. With the arrival of winter, it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is in the midst of their annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat gift on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

WINTER GLOVE AND MITTEN COLLECTION

Remember to also add to the collection of gloves and mittens being collected for Central Avenue Center of Hope. ‘Tis the Season.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING ON MARCH 21

The All Good Books group will not meet in February but will resume meeting in March. We’ll discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara at the next meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library.

Discussion questions for the biography will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "Be Led by the Spirit" with Charles Athey serving as worship planner and presider. Brad Athey and the Saint’s Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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No Services at Mission Road Sunday, March 3, 2019

Church services at the Mission Road Congregation are canceled for Sunday, March 3, 2019, due to the expected inclement weather. We’re currently looking at a forecast of "snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected…from 9 PM this evening to noon CST Sunday." The Winter Weather Advisory calls for " slippery road conditions and reduced visibility due to blowing snow." Subfreezing temperatures (in the teens and lower) are also expected overnight and into Sunday.

Stay safe, we’ll look forward to worshiping with you next Sunday.

The Pastors

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