corrected Mission Road News



The schedule has been posted for the Summer Camping Program. Check the dates for Youth Camps and Family Reunions and get registered early.

Sr. High Camp: June 11 – 16

Middle School Camp: June 18 – 23

Doniphan Reunion: June 25 – 30

Youth Quest KC: July 6 – 8

Chihowa Reunion: July 9 – 14

SPEC: July 22 – 29

MITIOG: July 23 – 28

Junior Camp: July 30 – Aug 3

Women’s Retreat March 3-5, 2017 at Camp Doniphan

Cost: $98 with guest minister Kris Judd, Staff Pastor for Community of Christ Headquarters. Share the theme of "Love, Joy, and Song". Check for more information and a registration form for the Women’s Retreat.


Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – Saints Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets at the church.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Sunday School Classes

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Pre-baptismal Class begins – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Debby Rushfelt
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • 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, February 5, 2017, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak onthe theme "Reconcile with One Another" with Steve Holben presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Charles Athey. The ministry of music will be provided by The Saints Chorale. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Norman Bernauer Celebration of Life Service

The Mission Road Congregation will be hosting a Celebration of Life Service in memory of Norman Bernauer with his family on Sunday, February 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM. Please come to support Barbara and her family as we mourn the loss of Norman together.


A Potluck Dinner will be held on Sunday February 26, 2017 after the 10:30 Worship Service with Guest Minister John Wight.


We’re happy to report that the Tangible Love Grant was approved by the World Church for our Honduran nurse program. The Health Ministries Association now has all the pledges needed to sustain professional nurse Saira Giron’s full time employment for the entire year. Thank you again for your support of this exciting program to reach out and bring healthcare to so many. Those of you, who have made pledges, a BIG Thank You for your generosity to Health Ministries Association for meeting the $5,750 pledge goal for 2017!

Mission Road received this email message from Paula Rummel, RN, B.A., HMA International Committee Chair, HMA Board of Directors.

Although the Program just began January 1, 2017, we are already creating history. Licensed Nurse Saira Giron became the first Camp Nurse for Central America Mission Center (CAMC) Youth Camp at La Buena Fe January 9-14. When asked about her experience she emailed,

"My first vivid experience at a camp as a camp nurse was very good. The most relevant health activity was giving attention to 59 patients among the youth and adults with various conditions, and thank God, none were serious and all were treated at the camp with much success. It wasn’t necessary to transport any to another facility to be treated. I also looked over the area of the kitchen where the food was prepared, and to see the expiration dates on the products used and also the safe water. I looked at the cleanliness of the bathrooms, and the support of the staff in control of the cleanliness of the campgrounds and the sleeping areas. I gave private counseling to some young people who asked for my help on sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy prevention, controlling emotions and the importance of having good relations between mother and daughter. I think everyone was satisfied with the attention given."

I also received the following email from the CAMC president- Gonzalo Mejia.

"Blessings Brothers and Sisters of HMA and the work team. I want to thank you in the name of the mission center for your support in bringing about our youth camp in Honduras with the presence of a professional nurse for medical attention. Our sister Saira brought a good work and attended each one of our needs in the best way possible, demonstrating a spirit of humility, collaboration and above all a great friendship with the youth and the ministers who participated in the event.

Thank you sister Saira and thank you HMA for your ministry. We hope to have many activities to serve those who have the most need."

Blessings to all.

Gonzalo Mejia

As you see, Saira is a special person with much to offer Hondurans and HMA. I will try to forward an update each month on Saira’s work.

My hope is that you are so impressed with her work that you will forward my emails to others who would also like to support this important ministry in Honduras.

Again, "Thank You" for being part of this ministry of health and wholeness.

Paula Rummel, RN, B.A.

HMA International Committee Chair

HMA Board of Directors


The bulletin board includes a thank you note from Barbara Bernauer for the support the congregation gave to Norman and her in Norman’s final days. A Celebration of Life Service to honor Norman will be held at Mission Road at 3PM on Sunday afternoon February 26, 2017.


On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the adult Sunday school class will take a slight diversion and talk about two of the 1960s "Position Papers" on the Nature of Scripture and The Book of Mormon, so that the class can discuss them in historical context rather than adding them at the end of the course. Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion.

Copies of the "Position Papers" are being sent out to the congregation in an attachment in a separate email. If you’re interested in reviewing they’re also available online at These are the documents that generated a great deal of discussion and controversy in the church in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


As you all know Norman Bernauer has been the editor of the quarterly newsletter that gets mailed out to the Mission Road membership. With Norman’s passing we need someone to step into this role. If you have an interest in serving in this role please contact the pastors. Or if you know of someone with editing skills let the pastors know.


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.


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 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:

29 January 2017 message by Kat Hnatyshyn, filename 20170129-KHnatyshyn.mp3

22 January 2017 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20170122-ALeonard.mp3

8 January 2017 message by John O’Neal and Pennie Bunkers Ordination, filename 20170108-JONeal;PBunkers.ordination.mp3

1 January 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20101017-KKuttler.mp3

25 December 2016 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20161225-KBirkby.mp3 including the YouTube video 20161225-Christmas per and notes about the video in 20161225-Christmas per kids.txt

11 December 2016 message by Steve Holben, filename 20161211-SHolben.mp3

11 December 2016 Charlie Brown video used in Steve Holben’s message, filename

11 December 2016 Vespers Service, filename 20161211-Vespers.mp3

4 December 2016 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20161204-PBennetts.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

Facebook Page (public) at

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at

The All Good Books discussion group website at

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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