Mission Road News



On Sunday, October 23, 2016, the Annual Mission Road Chili Supper & Cook-Off begins at 5:00 PM. Bring your pot of Chili (mild, regular, spicy or burning-all-the-way-down variety) and compete for the “Best Chili Recipe” apron. Not a Chili cook? Come prepared to enjoy a warm bowl of chili (plus dessert). Tickets are $7 for age 7 and older, under 7 eat free. Proceeds benefit Outreach International, Central Avenue Center for Hope and Camp MITIOG. Plan now to compete or just eat!


On Sunday, October 30, 2016 you’ll have an opportunity to shop early for the holidays as well as benefit the Mission Road Congregation Funeral Food Fund (which provides free meals for families as part of a memorial service or funeral service held at Mission Road). Jodi (Bacon) Foster will have red rock traditions products available for sale.

Red rock traditions offers products to strengthen the bonds of family relationships through the sharing and celebration of traditions. Come and see some of the unique gifts available to generate family discussions and establish family traditions.

The commission from all sales on Sunday the 30th will go towards the Funeral Food Fund. Call or text Jodi (913-707-7371) if you have questions or check out her website at redrocktraditions.com/jodifoster.


Got an old coat that still has useful life but it is just hanging in your closet? Got an extra set of mittens or gloves or an extra blanket? The church is now collecting winter wear for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Bring your worn but not worn-out winter coats, boots, gloves, mittens and blankets to church next Sunday. There are folks in desperate need before the harsh winter weather arrives.


The next book selection for the All Good Books discussion group is “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. The November meeting, scheduled for November 17, 2016 at 7 PM is one week later than normal (that is, on the 3rd not the 2nd Thursday of November). The group will meet in the Church Library.

You can always find a schedule of upcoming book discussions at allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/ Come join us!


Next Sunday, the adult class period is dedicated to a Priesthood meeting (but all members are invited). Steve Holben will facilitate the meeting starting at 9:15 AM in the Church Library.

The following Sunday (on October 30), the adult class will feature a visit by Joe Bayless, who served the church as a missionary in Germany for sixteen years between 1960 and 1981. .


The Central Avenue Center of Hope just published their Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Food List. Here are the needs for this year. Donations of any of these food items would be greatly appreciated.

Six turkeys 15 pounds or larger, 6-8 hams boneless, 10 pounds each, 60 pounds of potatoes, 5 #10 cans of green beans, 4 #10 cans of sweet potatoes, 24 boxes of stuffing mix, 8 cans of chicken bouillon, 10 pounds of stick butter, 1 gallon of milk, assorted desserts.

Remember the Christmas day shoebox gifts will be needed again this year to include socks, gloves, capture shirts, candy and personal items. More information on this project coming soon.


Please email ( mrcoc ) 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. Shortly, 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.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – The Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Library. Come and join your fellow prayer warriors.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Alisa and Bill Johnson), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 23, 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 – 9:15-10:15 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, October 23, 2016, 9:30 AM – Priesthood meeting (all members of the congregation are invited to attend).

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak on the theme "Humble Yourself" with Kirk Barnhard presiding. Kirk will also serve as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Dorothy May. Corie Vogel will offer the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the worship service PowerPoint.

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will hold rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.


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.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

9 October 2016 message by Mark Scherer, filename 20161009-MScherer.mp3

2 October 2016 message by Roger Parrish, filename 20161002-RParrish.mp3


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.


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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