Mission Road News



The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry" by Fredrick Backman. The group meets at the church in the library (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS).

You can always find information on the book club’s schedule, on the website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com


The second semester of school is well underway, but that doesn’t diminish the need of many disadvantaged students for notebooks, pencils, paper, erasers, markers and all the traditional school items. There is no end date on this request. The Central Avenue Center of Hope can use your donations of school supplies anytime during the year. The need is always greater than the supply. Next time you are shopping, why not buy an extra notebook or package of pencils, erasers, or any school supply and bring to church.


We are collecting good new or used socks for the students at Osage City High School. Your past donations of shoes are gratefully appreciated; now we need socks! Please bring your donations of new or used (but still useful) socks to church this Sunday.


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, March 13, 2016 – Jonathan Bacon, Chapter 20 (The Harvest of the Kingdom)

Sunday, March 20, 2016 – Paul Bennetts, Chapter 21 (Seeing the Kingdom)

Sunday, March 27, 2016 – (Easter Sunday), no class, Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Jonathan Bacon, Afterward and Appendix 1 (Why Didn’t We See It Sooner?) & Appendix 2 (Plotting Goodness)

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – Jonathan Bacon, “The Secret Message of Jesus” wrap-up session


Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 9, 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 another. Prayer Works!

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry" by Fredrick Backman.

Sunday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme "Practice Extravagant Generosity" with Larry Birkby presiding and serving as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be provided by an Instrumental Ensemble.

Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will rehearse in the Sanctuary.


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.


Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on).

If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.

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. Enjoy!

Some of the recent audio recordings are listed below:

6 March 2016, message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20160306-KBarnhard.mp3

28 February 2016, message by Jonathan Bacon and panel of Adult Sunday School Teachers, filename 20160228-JBacon-Four.Panelists.mp3

21 February 2016, message by Jack Cave, filename 20160221-JCave.mp3

14 February 2016, message by Jennifer Libeer, filename 20160214-JLibeer.mp3

6 February 2016, message by Avis Garrett-Baptist, filename 20160206-ABaptist.mp3


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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