UPCOMING EVENTS: WEEK ENDING JUNE 5

NO SERVICE AT MISSION ROAD ON JUNE 5, 2016

Because of World Conference, there will be no morning worship at the Mission Road Congregation on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Instead, all are invited to worship at World Conference, held at the Auditorium and Temple in Independence, Missouri.

A Communion Worship service is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Visit https://www.cofchrist.org/2016-world-conference for additional information on World Conference 2016 including Resources, access to the World Conference app, webcasts and more.

WE’RE ALL ON THE JOURNEY

Whether you are packing a suitcase in preparation to attend World Conference or you are deciding how many live webcasts to watch from your home, we are all on this journey to Conference together.

This week we invite you to hold all those who will be traveling over the next few weeks in your prayers. Below are three simple travelers’ prayers from a variety of sources that you can use in addition to your own prayers.

Orthodox Christian Prayer

“Be mindful, O Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air; of the old and young, the sick, the suffering, the sorrowing, the afflicted, the captives, the needy and the poor; and upon them all send forth Thy mercies, for Thou art the Giver of all good things. Amen.“

Anglican Prayer

“O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.“

Source Unknown

“Lord, be our guide and our protector on the journey we are about to take.

Watch over us. Protect us from accidents.

Keep us free from harm to body and soul.

Lord, support us with Your grace when we are tired.

Help us be patient in any trouble which may come our way.

Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love. Amen.“

DON’T FORGET: MILESTONE BIRTHDAY!

Lucile Kill will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 3, 2016! We invite you to participate in a card shower for Lucile. Please send a birthday card to:

Lucile Kill

Delmar Gardens of Lenexa

9705 Monrovia, Rm #911B

Lenexa, KS 66215-1564

CELEBRATE ELEANOR SANDY’S 90TH BIRHDAY

You are invited to a birthday party for Eleanor Sandy on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Lenexa Congregation of the Community of Christ. Eleanor’s daughters, Gail and Nancy, are planning the event to celebrate their Mother’s 90th birthday. Mark your calendar today.

JUNE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON "AT THE WATER’S EDGE”

The All Good Books club will meet on Thursday, June 9, 2016 to discuss Sarah Gruen’s "At the Water’s Edge" at 7 PM in the Church Library.

The schedule of upcoming books (to be discussed) has been updated on the book club’s website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/.

NURSERY HELP NEEDED!!!

Please consider signing up for the nursery so that we can more easily staff it for our youngest children. Consider it an opportunity to get to know some of the younger families of our congregation and those cute little kids! Please see Caryn Brown or Pam O’Neal about how you can help!

EARLY ALERT: VBS COMING TO MISSION ROAD

Join us at the Mission Road Congregation for Vacation Bible School, 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, July 11-14, 2016. This year’s VBS theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.”

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE NEEDS PANTRY ITEMS!

The CACH desperately needs pantry items to share with the needy families they serve. Food pantry items: Pork & Beans, Pinto Beans (dry or canned), and Spaghetti Sauce.

Kitchen items: kitchen trash bags, bleach, and dish soap.

Thrift Store items: Kitchen items, Linens, and summer things.

Thank you for your continued support of Central Avenue Center of Hope.

ADULT CLASS STUDIES “WORDS OF COUNSEL”

The Adult Class has begun discussing the “Words of Counsel” offered by Prophet-President Veazey at the April 2013 World Conference. There will be no text for the class other than occasional handouts. Following the curriculum offered by the World Church, the schedule for upcoming classes follows (may change depending on class discussion).

Sunday, June 5, 2016 (World Conference, no church at Mission Road)

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Session Eight: Wonderful Complexity – discussion led by Paul Bennetts

Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Session Nine: Unity in Diversity – discussion led by Jane Landrum

Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Session Ten: God Calls – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon

Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Session Eleven: Spiritually Forming Communities – discussion led by Dennis Wood

Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Session Twelve: This Burden and Blessing – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – Session Thirteen: Trust in this Promise – discussion led by Dennis Wood

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – Communion Worship service at World Conference in Independence, MO; no services at the Mission Road congregation.

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge & John Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Sunday School Classes

  • 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 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, June 12, 2016, 10:20 AM – Meet in the Sanctuary to learn new hymns from our new hymnal, “Community of Christ Sings.” You will learn a new hymn for use in the morning worship.

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme "Your Sins Are Forgiven" with Dorothy May presiding. Dorothy will also serve as the worship planner. The Ministry of music will be offered by Brad Athey.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2016 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM

Sr. High Camp: June 12-17

Doniphan Reunion: June 21-26, Guest Minister Mike Hoffman, Lach MacKay and our new Apostle Janne Grover visiting with special Midlands Conference on Saturday, June 25, 7:00-8:15 PM.

Junior Camp: July 5-9

Youth Quest KC: July 7-9

Chihowa Reunion: July 10-15, Guest Minister Matt Frizzel with Janne Grover visiting on Monday

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!

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

Some of the recent audio recordings are listed below:

29 May 2016, message by Steve Holben, filename 20160529-SHolben.mp3

22 May 2016, testimonies by Arlene Leonard, Judy Hennessy, and Kirk Barnhard, filename 20160522-Testimonies.mp3

15 May 2016, message by Melanie Baker, filename 20160515-MBaker.mp3

8 May 2016, message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20160508-JBacon.mp3

1 May 2016, Jeannette Caldeira Baptismal Service, filename 20160501-JCaldeira.Baptism.mp3

1 May 2016, message by John O’Neal, filename 20160501-JOneal.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

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