GRADUATION RECOGNITION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 24 SERVICE
All graduating senior from our congregation will be recognized and honored during the worship service on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Please join with our church family as we celebrate this milestone and the accomplishments of our seniors.
MEGAN STOLLSTEIMER IN RECITAL THIS SUNDAY
Megan Stollsteimer will be in a recital this coming Sunday, May 24, 2015 to be held at 3:00 PM at the Rainbow Mennonite Church, 1444 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103. All are invited to attend. Megan is one of our graduating seniors!
Allie Libeer and three of her friends are organizing a blood drive to be held in the church fellowship hall on Sunday, May 24 from 1-4 PM fulfilling a required committee service project for school. If it is your practice to donate blood please consider supporting them on the 24th.
BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION SERVICE ON MAY 31ST
The Pastorate is pleased to announce a baptismal and confirmation service to be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015, beginning at 9:15 AM. There will be no Sunday School classes that day so that all members of the congregation may attend and support the baptism of Morgan and Logan Scott. Breakfast will begin at 8:45 AM so come join the fellowship followed by the baptismal service and confirmation.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE
The Adult Sunday School class is studying Mark Scherer’s “The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946.” For next Sunday, May 24 read chapter 5 (“Cradle of the Reorganization”). Paul Bennetts will be teaching the class on Sunday, May 24.
If you do not have the book and want a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Unfortunately, Herald House sells only the two-volume set, volume 2 is not for sale by itself. When we have sufficient orders for the $59.95 two-volume set, we’ll pick up an order at the Temple Bookstore.
Arlene Leonard was recently honored with a gift of flowers and a gift certificate because of her kindness. She made journals for three of her graduating senior girls who ride her bus. The girls loved them so much that they shared with their teacher and her act of sharing has snowballed into an article in a recent Saturday edition of the Kansas City Star. What a great example of caring for others.
BOOK TABLE UPDATE
Our table of “donated books” has morphed into a “clear your bookcases and bring more books to church” project. We are extending the collection of your unwanted books until the end of October. Please place any books you bring into the box(es) under the table in the Fellowship Hall.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Plans are underway for the Mission Road Congregation’s Annual July 4th Celebration. Debbie Rushfelt is coordinating the event and looking for volunteers. We’ll have Bouncy Houses for the children again this year, including one with an obstacle course!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Please remember to talk to Karen Birkby about how you’d like to assist with vacation Bible school. It will be held the evenings of July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2015. Please add these dates to your calendar.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 PM (NEW TIME)- The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Donna and Richard Emslie), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.
· Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.
· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:30-10:15 AM taught by Robin Payne
· God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (First Sunday of the Month Only)
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme “Ruach (Wind of God)” with Robin Payne presiding. Kennetha Kuttler will serve as worship planner. Christa Corrie will provide the ministry of music.
CONGREGATIONAL EMAIL LIST
If you (or someone you know) are not receiving the (almost) weekly email announcing church news and events, please contact Jonathan Bacon in person or at jonathanpbacon with your email address so you can be added to the "announcement only" list. You won’t be bombarded with email, typically only one message a week is sent.
MISSION ROAD WORSHIP SERVICE PODCASTS
Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX
Recently added podcasts include:
Good Friday Service presented on April 3, 2015, filename 20150403-GoodFriday.mp3
Gary Logan (Easter) message presented on April 5, 2015, filename 20150405-GLogan.mp3
Jerry Rushfelt message presented on April 12, 2015, filename 20150412-GRushfelt.mp3
Jack Cave message presented on April 19, 2015, filename 20150419-JCave.mp3
Bruce Rider message presented on April 26, 2015, filename 20150426-BRider.mp3
Ken Sewing message presented on May 3, 2015, filename 20150503-KSewing.mp3
Ron Millard message presented on May 10, 2015, filename 20150510-RMillard.mp3
The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the podcast. The first 4 digits represent the year, the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month. In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker.
Podcasts from previous years are located in folders corresponding to the year (2005, 2006, 2007, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.