Mission Road News

UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS

HELP NEEDED!

After Church on Sunday helpers are need to remove the furniture from the classrooms on the lower level that have carpeting. Troy Magee plans to clean the carpets in those classrooms. The Nursery is one of those areas so all the toys need to be removed as well. Plus, the toys need to be cleaned and sanitized before returning the toys to the nursery. Once the carpets have been cleaned we will need to return the furniture to the classrooms. Please come prepared to help with this very important task. Please, see Larry about how you can help with moving furniture and cleaning and sanitizing the toys.

SPRING WORSHIP SERVICE AVAILIBILTY FORMS!

Please fill out your availability sheet and get it back to Pam O’Neal as soon as possible. Pam & Caryn want to get the schedule completed as soon as they can to get the schedule out to those serving in March. Failure to fill out an availability form opens the possibility of being placed on the schedule. So it’s important to let them know when you are not available to serve.

THANKS FOR YOUR SHOES; SOCKS NEEDED NOW!

Alex White has delivered all the collected shoes to the Osage City High School for student use. We’re now collecting socks! Please bring your donations of new or used (but still useful) socks to church.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED NOW!

The second semester of school has begun and once again, students face the need for notebooks, pencils, paper, erasers, markers and all the traditional school items. As you start the New Year, please remember to pick up a few school related items for the January School Supplies Drive! Bring your donations to the church and leave on the table in the Narthex. Remember paper supplies are also needed. We were reminded that toilet paper is an important item that is needed.

"THE SECRET MESSAGE OF JESUS," ADULT CLASS CONTINUES

The Adult Sunday School class is studying "The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything"by Brian D. McLaren each Sunday during the 9:30-10:15 AM Sunday school class hour.

Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, Jennifer Libeer, and Dennis Wood are team teaching the class. Copies of the book are available in paperback through Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com. It is also available from Amazon.com for the Kindle.

The schedule for the upcoming weeks includes:

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Dennis Wood, Chapter 14 ("Kingdom Manifesto")

Sunday, February 7, 2016 – Paul Bennetts, Chapter 15 ("Kingdom Ethics")

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – Jennifer Libeer, Chapter 16 ("The Language of the Kingdom")

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – Jane Landrum, Chapter 17 ("The Peaceable Kingdom")

Sunday, February 28, 2016 – Jennifer Libeer, Chapter 18 ("The Borders of the Kingdom")

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016 to discuss "The Children Act" by Ian McEwan at 7:00 PM in the Church Library.

You can always find information on the book club’s schedule on their website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com plus (sometimes) suggested discussion questions.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2016 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM

Sr. High Camp: June 12-17

Doniphan Reunion: June 21-26

Junior Camp: July 5-9

Youth Quest KC: July 7-9

Chihowa Reunion: July 10-15

MITIOG: July 24-29

Spectacular: July 23-30

Middle School Camp: July 31-August 5

Online Registration coming soon!

WORSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGES:

When a change is necessary in the Worship Schedule, please notify the Worship Planner, The Presider, Clint Reine, Jonathan Bacon, Jason Scott, and Larry Birkby by email or phone calls. Additionally, changes should be made to the posted Worship Schedule in the 1st Floor Office. Phone numbers of all members are available in the Church Directory.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:35 PM The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Monday, February 2, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will rehearse in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:35 PM The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 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.

• Adult Sunday School class – 9:30-10:15 AM, team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, Jennifer Libeer and Dennis Wood in Church Library.

• God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (Second Sunday of the Month Only) studying the Book of Mormon.

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak on the theme "Stand for Truth!" with Clint Reine serving as the worship planner and presiding. The ministry of music will be provided by the Jane Landrum.

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDINGS

Our congregational worship audio recordings are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

NOTE: for the next few weeks, new recordings (after January 10) will be available at https://goo.gl/gj6Eog until they are moved to our regular Copy.com storage after mid-February.

Recently added audio recordings include:

Jennifer Libeer message presented on December 6, 2015, filename 20151206-JLibeer.mp3 (available soon)

Ron Millard message presented on December 13, 2015, filename 20151213-RMillard.mp3

Annual Christmas Concert on December 13, 2015, filename 20151213-ChristmasConcert.mp3

Jonathan Bacon message presented on December 20, 2015, filename 20151220-JBacon.mp3

John O’Neal message presented on December 27, 2015, filename 20151227-JONeal.mp3

Larry Birkby message presented on January 3, 2016, filename 20160103-LBirkby.mp3

Kirk Barnhart message presented on January 10, 2016, filename 20160110-KBarnhard.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the audio recordings. 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.

Audio recordings from previous years are located in folders corresponding to the year (2005, 2006, 2007, and so on). The 2015 recordings have now been moved into the 2015 folder. If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

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/

and

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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