THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS

BOY DID YOU MISS A PARTY!

Many thanks to Bill and Alisa (Morse) Johnson for all their efforts in coordinating Sunday night’s Ice Cream Social. A fun time was had by all with lots of ice cream, cookies, cake, soft drinks and more! If you missed the party and would like to see the Mission Road Trivia Crossword puzzle, it is available at https://crosswordhobbyist.com/160028.

REMEMBER THAT THE NEW SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE IS IN EFFECT

We are now following this schedule listed below:

  • Breakfast 8:45 AM join us for conversation & fellowship.
  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Robin Payne.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in Church Library.
  • God’s Kids – 9:15-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (Second Sunday of the Month Only) studying Bible stories.
  • Morning Worship – 10:30 AM – The “Learn a new Community of Christ hymn activity will be incorporated into the morning worship. This may mean that at times the morning service goes 5-10 minutes beyond the anticipated 11:30 closing time.

In summary, breakfast starts 15 minutes earlier allowing adult and children’s Sunday school classes to begin 15 minutes earlier. The net result is the Sunday school hour will be extended to 60 minutes from the current 45 minutes.

SAINTS CHORALE AND MISSION BELLS NEEDS YOU

Please consider joining either the Saints Chorale or the Mission Bells this year! The Saints Chorale would enjoy having some women join our choir. Talk to Jack Cave if you are interested. The Mission Bells practice (generally) every other Monday from 7:00-8:30 PM and the Saints Chorale meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS STUDIES CHURCH HISTORY

The adult Sunday School class (9:15-10:15 AM on Sunday mornings) has begun reading and discussing Mark Scherer’s The Journey of a People: The Era of Worldwide Community (Volume 3). Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, and Dennis Wood will teach the class.

For next Sunday, September 18, 2016, the class will discuss Chapter 5 (“Triumphs and Tragedies”) and Chapter 6 (“State of the Church on the Cusp of a New Day”). Please read and be prepared for the discussion led by Jane Landrum.

WORK DAY AT CAMP CHIHOWA

Yes that’s right; mark your calendar for the September 17, 2016 workday at Chihowa! You’re needed! More info to follow.

MISSION BELLS SEASON TO BEGIN

The Mission Bells will begin rehearsing again starting on Monday, September 12 and Monday, September 19 (7:00-8:30 PM) for the fall season. Our first ministry of music offering will be on Sunday, September 25. Our September rehearsal schedule is different from the usual schedule of performing at 3rd Sunday services, with rehearsals on alternate Mondays. We could use additional ringers. If you read music and want to be part of a special worship experience, let Dorothy May know!

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE PAPER DRIVE

Remember the annual congregational paper drive to help the Central Avenue Center of Hope, is still underway until September 25, 2016. The CACH needs 25,000 of each of the following items for serving food to our clients: 8–9” foam plates; 5–6” dessert plates; 5–7 ounce cups; 5–7 ounce foam cups; 12 ounce foam bowls; 4–6 ounce dessert bowls; napkins, paper towels; and toilet paper.

Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. Please join CACH in this important ministry. No gift is too small.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

Mark October 8, 2016 on your calendar as the date for the Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference. The theme will be “Now in This Moment! The conference will be held at the Good Shepherd Church, Independence, MO (I-70 and Blue Ridge).

You’ll have the chance to get acquainted, enjoy music and listen to keynote speakers Matt Frizell and Janné Grover. Watch for more details to follow!

DIRECTORY MAILING ADDRESS CHANGES WELCOME!

Please email or provide Clint with a written update to any addresses or name changes for the congregational directory or newsletter mailing list. Certain college students and a few others have moved since October/November of last year and we are getting a number of newsletters returned for incorrect address information. In short order there will be a final proof copy of the directory made available in the fellowship hall for you to have one final check. NOW is the time to send Clint any new information that has obviously changed.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells begin rehearsals in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 PM – The Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Library. Come and join your fellow prayer warriors.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Sunday School Classes

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Robin Payne.
  • Children’s Pre-baptismal Class begins – 9:30-10:15 AM, taught by Debby Rushfelt
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in Church Library.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – Ron Millard will speak on the theme "Faithfully Serve God" with Greg Stollsteimer presiding. Greg will also serve as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Jack Cave. The Saints’ Chorale will offer the ministry of music.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 9:30 AM – Priesthood meeting.

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:

4 September 2016 message by John O’Neal, filename 20160904-JONeal

28 August 2016 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20160828-PBennetts.mp3

21 August 2016 message by Jack Cave, filename 20160821-PRummel-JCave.mp3

14 August 2016 message by Jill Strom (read by Jonathan Bacon), filename 20160814-JBacon(JillStrom).mp3

7 August 2016 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20160807-ALeonard.mp3

CONCERNING 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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