UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS
DON’T MISS THIS WEEK’S GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Join us this Friday for the Mission Road Good Friday Worship Service at 7:00 PM on March 25, 2016. The service of music and drama has been planned by Jane Landrum and Jack Cave and will feature the Saints’ Chorale providing the ministry of music.
Of course on Easter Sunday morning (March 27), please join us for the annual Mission Road Easter Breakfast Potluck starting at 8:45 AM. Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share. There will be no Sunday school classes that morning but the children are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt (around 9:30 AM) and the adults are invited to enjoy conversation and fellowship. The morning worship service, with Jerry Rushfelt providing the message, will commence at 10:30 AM.
COFFEE TALK WITH MISSION CENTER LEADERSHIP
You are invited to visit with the new Mission Center Presidents during a Coffee Talk on Friday, April 1, 2016 (no joke)! Join us at the Lenexa Congregation (17620 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS) for a conversation about what is happening in the Mission Center and an opportunity to share what is happening in your congregation.
NEW ADULT CLASS TO FOCUS ON WORDS OF COUNSEL
On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the Adult Class will begin discussing the Words of Counsel offered by Prophet-President Veazey at the 2013 World Conference. Following the curriculum offered by the World Church, the schedule for the class follows.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 – Session One: Foundations for Discernment
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – Session Two: A Divine Vision
Sunday, April 24, 2016 – Session Three: Let Nothing Separate You
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – Session Four: Continue to Align
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – Session Five: Free the Full Capacity
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Session Six: Oneness and Equality in Christ
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Session Seven: Behavior that Wounds
Sunday, May 29, 2016 – Session Eight: Wonderful Complexity
Sunday, June 5, 2016 (World Conference)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Session Nine: Unity in Diversity
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Session Ten: God Calls
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Session Eleven: Spiritually Forming Communities
Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Session Twelve: This Burden and Blessing
Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Session Thirteen: Trust in this Promise
Depending on class discussion, we may move through topics more quickly than listed; in order to complete the study before World Conference, but that will be contingent on class discussion.
There will be no text for the class; the instructors will share handouts each week as needed. Jonathan Bacon will lead the first session.
WORLD CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN
World Conference 2016, with the theme “One in Christ,” runs from June 3-11, 2016. Registration is now open at www.cofchrist.org/2016-world-conference. Registration fees are listed on the website (see the Register tab).
DISCUSSION OF MARCH ALL GOOD BOOKS SELECTION CONTINUES IN APRIL
We just scratched the surface in our discussion last week of Fredrik Backman’s “My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry,” so the All Good Books club is carrying the discussion over to next month’s meeting; to be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 PM. If you haven’t read the book yet, here’s your second chance.
Be sure to visit the website for possible discussion questions at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/why-my-grandmother-asked-me-to-tell-you-shes-sorry/
CONTINUED NEED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
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.
SOCKS STILL NEEDED NOW!
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 SECRET MESSAGE OF JESUS," ADULT CLASS DRAWS TO A CLOSE
The Adult Sunday School class will wrap-up studying "The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything"by Brian D. McLaren on the first Sunday in April during the 9:30-10:15 AM Sunday school hour.
Remember, no class on Sunday, March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday); instead join us for our annual Easter breakfast potluck and Easter egg hunt.
On Sunday, April 3, 2016, Paul Bennetts with wrap up the McLaren book by leading the discussion on Chapter 21 (“Seeing The Kingdom”) plus (if time allows) the Afterward and Appendix 1 (“Why Didn’t We See It Sooner?”) & Appendix 2 (“Plotting Goodness”).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:15 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7:35 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.
REMEMBER: Friday, March 25, 7:00 PM – Good Friday Service planned by Jane Landrum and Jack Cave. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music.
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 8:45 AM – Easter Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite breakfast dish to share), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 – No Sunday School classes for Children and Adults. Join in the fellowship at the Easter Breakfast Potluck with an Easter Egg hunt for the children.
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – Jerry Rushfelt will speak on the theme "Christ Has Risen" with Ron Millard presiding. Debbie Rushfelt will serve as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be provided by the Saints’ Chorale.
Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will rehearse in the Sanctuary.
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! 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.
Summer Camp information booklets are on the table in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to know more about the Summer Camps, please pick up a copy.
MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?
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:
20 March 2016, message by Larry Birkby, filename 20160320-LBirkby.mp3
13 March 2016, message by John O’Neal, filename 20160313-JOneal.mp3
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
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