Mission Road News



As you know prayers have been pouring out for Steve & Laurie Holben’s grandson Jackson Tijerina. Last Sunday morning (Feb. 7) 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 nearly all 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

A big THANK YOU to all those that have helped with generous gifts on behave of Jackson Tijerina. If you have not had an opportunity to assist Jackson’s family with expenses, please talk to Pennie Bunkers.


The new Spring Worship Service Schedules are availability. If you do not have one there are additional copies on the table in the Fellowship Hall by the bulletin board. Thank you to all those that have agreed to serve. Thank you to Pam O’Neal, Caryn Brown and Ron Millard for their work in organizing the new spring schedule. If you find you are unable to serve your assignment YOU need to find someone to take your place. When a change is necessary to the Worship Schedule, please notify the Worship Planner, The Presider, Clint, Jonathan, Jason Scott & Larry. Additionally, changes should be penciled in on the Worship Schedule posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Phone numbers of all members are available in the Church Directory.


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.


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.


On Tuesday March 1st University Academy is holding their annual Book Fair. Karen is looking for some volunteers to assist in helping the children and parents "dress" for their photo op, preside over the snack table and help with a small game. Time frames would be from 1 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 6pm. Please contact Karen by email or call her if you have an interest in helping. Karen assures it will be fun and your help will be greatly appreciated.


A copy of the February Midlands Mission Center Newsletter is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Online registration is available for Camps and Reunion at www.midlandsmc.org

Under "Youth Camp and Reunion Registration" click on the Green Button


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

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


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.


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! Online registration is available for Camps and Reunion at www.midlandsmc.org Under "Youth Camp and Reunion Registration" click on the Green Button If you have questions call Larry & Karen or Pennie.


Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will rehearse in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 17, 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 21, 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 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – Jack Cave will speak on the theme "Approaching Jerusalem" with Steve Holben presiding and serving as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be provided by the Mission Bells.


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.


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.


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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