Mission Road News

UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

CAMP COURAGE SILENT AUCTION AND DINNER

Camp Courage is a 4-day/3-night, all-inclusive summer camping program for
adults with special needs, including Down syndrome, birth defects, cognitive
delays and high functioning Autism.

This coming Saturday, March 4, 2017 Mission Road Congregation will be the site of the Camp Courage Silent Auction and Dinner from 6-8 PM. There is no admission price but your donation will be accepted to benefit the camp. RSVP is required and you can do so by going to the camp’s website at http://www.campcouragemo.org/

In addition, Cheryl Kennedy is raising funds to fully fund four campers. The cost is $180 per camper so Cheryl is looking for donations to raise the $720 for her campers. Please contact Cheryl if you can help.

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 www.midlandsmc.org for more information and a registration form for the Women’s Retreat.

2017 SPRING WORSHIP AND SERVICE SCHEDULE

The Spring Worship and Service Schedule was included in the Sunday bulletin on February 12th. Please check your calendar for when you are scheduled to serve. If you did not get a copy there are extra copies on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

MARY REICHENBACH

Many have been wondering how Mary is doing after her surgery. Her surgery was last Tuesday and she was transferred to Brookdale Overland Park (12000 Lamar Ave) on Friday. Her hip is doing well but she had some additional leg surgery and needs some therapy. She is expected to be in Brookdale at least until this Friday. She has therapy in the morning and in the afternoon. Her husband Jim said visitors are welcome. Please keep her in your prayers and stop in to see her.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 29, 2017, 6:30 PM – Saints Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, February 29, 2017, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets at the church.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby and Mindy Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 5, 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 Robin Payne.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10-15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, former Church Historian, Mark Scherer with be our guest to host a Q&A about his book "The Journey of a People”, Volume 3. Join the class in the Church Library.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 10:30 AM – Dorothy May will speak onthe theme "Into the Wilderness" with Kennetha Kuttler presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Janice Hedrick. The ministry of music will be provided by Brad Athey. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS DISCUSSES CHURCH HISTORY

This coming Sunday, March 5, 2017, the adult Sunday school class will resume when former Church Historian, Mark Scherer with be our guest to host a Q&A about his book "The Journey of a People”, Volume 3. Join the class in the Church Library. Bring your questions about church history!

NEWSLETTER EDITOR NEEDED

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.

DEADINE APPROACHING: 2017 DIRECTORY CHANGES NEEDED!

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.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2017 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM

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

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.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

19 February 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename: 20170219-CReine.mp3

12 February 2017 message by Jennifer Libeer, filename: 20170212-JLibeer.mp3

5 February 2017 message by Jack Cave, filename: 20170205-JCave.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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