UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS
BIG THANK YOU!
A big THANK YOU to all those that helped move the furniture and toys so the carpets could get cleaned and the toys get sanitized. Many helping hands made a big task much smaller. The nursery has a nice clean look & smell and all the toys are freshly sanitized. All the soft toys were sanitized and sent off to the Central Avenue Center of Hope to be loved by other kids.
SPRING WORSHIP SERVICE AVAILIBILTY FORMS!
Thank you for filling out your availability sheet and getting it back to Pam O’Neal. Pam & Caryn will get the schedule completed as soon as they can to get the schedule out to those serving in March.
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.
As you know prayers have been pouring out for Steve & Laurie Holben’s grandson Jackson Tijerina. Sunday morning while we were worshiping a surgical team in Omaha was in the process of removing a brain tumor from around Jackson’s brain stem. The Lord heard our prayers and the surgery was a success. The Surgeon reported that he was able to remove about 70% of the tumor. Jackson’s recovery will be a slow process because of the size of the tumor in proportion to Jackson’s 5 year old body. Jackson’s parents will be off work for a while so donations are appreciated. Checks or envelopes in the offering plate with Jackson’s name on them will be sent to Jackson’s family. Thank you for your prayers on his behalf.
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, 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 is now available on the Mission Center website! If you have questions call Larry & Karen or Pennie.
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
Monday, February 8, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will rehearse in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:35 PM The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.
If you are not able to join the Prayer Warriors at church please schedule time to remember those on our prayer list. Prayer is a strong power we each can use to support one other. Prayer Works!
Sunday, February 7, 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 Bible stories.
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme "Sojourn in the Wilderness" with Paul Bennetts presiding and Dorothy May serving as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be provided by the Saints’ Chorale.
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/
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