THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS

ENJOY OUR JULY 4 CELEBRATION AT MISSION ROAD

You’re invited! Fourth of July festivities are scheduled at Mission Road. From approximately 9 AM until 12:30 PM, you can enjoy a bounce house, food stand (hot dogs and drinks), balloons, yard games, fellowship and face painting! Don’t forget you’re also just a stone’s throw away from VillageFest at 77th and Mission Road. http://pvkansas.com/leisure-and-lifestyle/things-to-do/villagefest

PRIESTHOOD MEETING

On Sunday, July 10, 2016 there will be a Priesthood meeting at 9:15 AM in the Church Library. Non-priesthood members are invited to enjoy an extended breakfast/fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall as there will be no adult class that morning. Steve Holben will facilitate the Priesthood Meeting in the Church Library.

TWO-DAY VBS IS COMING TO MISSION ROAD!

Join us at the Mission Road Congregation for Vacation Bible School, 6:00-8:30 PM, Monday and Tuesday, July 11-12, 2016. This year’s VBS theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.”

VBS REQUEST

Vacation Bible School is in need to brown paper bags (grocery store type). If you have any to donate, please bring to the church anytime between now and July 10.

MISSION ROAD FUNDRAISER FOR CAMP MITIOG

Save the Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016. As you may already know the Camp for Kids organization is matching donations made to CAMP MITIOG. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to capitalize on the generosity of this group. Therefore, we will be hosting a Show and Share Dinner. Participants will buy a seat at a table. If you buy a complete table space ($100 for 8 people) you can then decorate the table with a theme of your choice. If you share a table with others, all those sponsoring the table will work together to decorate it.

The evening will also include a silent auction in conjunction with the meal including such items as jewelry, Royals tickets, a bag pipe performance, AMC movie passes, a hand-crafted ceramic vase, and a collection of contemporary Christian music CDs. Members of the CAMP MITIOG board will present the entertainment and an evening of information. The cost for each chair space will be $12.50. Checks need to be in by July 24th to assure your donation is matched. Remember it is a charitable donation and Camp for Kids will match the funds you donate when you purchase a seat or table. Please purchase your place at a table early and contact Karen, Caryn or Marge with questions.

MITIOG SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED

We are asking for donations for the silent auction at the MITIOG Fundraiser. If you have something you would like to donate, big or small, please contact Kennetha Kuttler as soon as possible. Many thanks!

JULY BOOK CLUB MEETS ON DIFFERENT THURSDAY TO DISCUSS "A GIFT OF THE EMPEROR”

The All Good Books club will discuss Theresa Park’s book, “A Gift of the Emperor,” at the next meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2016 (7 PM in the Church Library). Notice that the date is one week later than the regular meeting day of the month.

The group has also changed the November 2016 meeting to the third Thursday of the month (we normally meet on the second Thursday), so as you plan ahead be sure to check the book club’s Meeting Dates and Books page at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

ADULT CLASS STUDIES “WORDS OF COUNSEL”

Next Sunday, July 10th, the Adult Sunday school class will not meet but will resume discussing the “Words of Counsel” on July 17. The remaining sessions are listed below:

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – Session Eleven: Spiritually Forming Communities – discussion led by Dennis Wood

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – Session Twelve: This Burden and Blessing – led by Paul Bennetts.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – Session Thirteen: Trust in this Promise – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Library. Come and join your fellow prayer warriors.

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 8:45 AM – Breakfast, note earlier time (provided by Jeanette and Jack Cave), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 9:15 AM – Priesthood Meeting in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 10, 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.
  • God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (Second Sunday of the Month Only) studying Bible stories.

Sunday, July 10, 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, July 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme "Show Mercy" with Karen Birkby presiding. Karen will also serve as the worship planner. Jennifer Libeer will offer the Ministry of music.

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – All Good Books club meets in Church Library to discuss “A Gift of the Emperor” by Theresa Park.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2016 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM

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:

26 June 2016, message by Larry Birkby, filename 20160626-LBirkby.mp3

19 June 2016, message by Ron Millard, filename 20160619-RMillard.mp3

12 June 2016, message by Jennifer Libeer, filename 20160612-JLibeer.mp3

REGARDING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

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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