NEW ADDITION TO CONGREGATION
Kirk & TJ Barnhard are pleased to announce the birth of the daughter Olivia Noel. She was born Wednesday evening, May 24, 2017. 7 lbs. 3 oz., 20.75 inches long. Olivia and TJ are doing great. They got home from the hospital on Friday.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE
The Summer Worship Schedule (June through August, 2017) is now available on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to pick up a copy to see weekly themes, who is scheduled to preside, preach and assist and to mark your calendar for those Sundays when you are scheduled to serve.
ADULT CLASS ON CHURCH HISTORY DRAWS TO A CLOSE
This coming Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will start discussing the last chapter (Chapter 20: “Community of Christ in the New Millennium”) in Mark Scherer’s "The Journey of a People”, Volume 3. The chapter starts on page 535 and Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion. Plans are to complete this chapter and the Epilogue over the next three class sessions.
ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST
This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership. This class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class, taught by Ron Millard and Karen Birkby, if interested.
William Cortes to be baptized on June 11th. Please mark your calendar so you can attend and support William and his family.
FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The children of Larry and Karen Birkby will be hosting a 50th Wedding Anniversary Reception from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday June 24, 2017 at the Mission Road Congregation, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Members of the congregation are invited to attend.
ADULT CLASS TO BEGIN THE STUDY OF THE APOSTLE PAUL IN LATE JUNE
We anticipate the Adult Sunday School class will begin on June 25 a study of the Apostle Paul using the text “Encountering Paul: Understanding the Man and His Message” by Tatha Wiley.
The trade paperback costs $26 plus shipping but we’re trying to find used books that would cost less. If you want a book, please contact Jonathan Bacon (see the church directory for email or phone number). Let Jonathan know if you want a new book or would be willing to buy a used book at a lower price (right now the used ones we find run from $8-$20).
Teachers for the class will be Jane Landrum, Paul Bennetts, Dennis Wood and Jonathan Bacon.
SUN ECLIPSE EVENT
Roger Parish has been researching the upcoming Sun Eclipse event that is coming to our area on Monday August 21, 2017. Roger has researched the best (longest viewing time) and the closest viewing location. Roger has discovered a city park near Kearney, MO that is reasonably close and well suited to view the Eclipse. Several people are interested so Roger rented a shelter at the park for a minimal fee. Parking is close to the shelter but it is first come. Please contact the Pastors to express your interest in attending, too. We would like to know how many people from the Mission Road Congregation might be interested in gathering to experience this historic event.
HERITAGE DAY STORYTELLERS NIGHT COMING TO MISSION ROAD
Do you love a good story? If so, we have an exciting evening for you! Celebrate Heritage Day this year with Apostle Art Smith, Mark Scherer, and Barb Walden as they share some of their favorite stories from church history at the Mission Road congregation on Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 PM. Our storytellers will share the theme "Preserve the Past ~ Inspire the Future."
The Storytellers evening is sponsored by Mission Road congregation and Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation in support of summer interns who share the church’s stories at our historic sites.
A donation opportunity for the Alma Blair Internship Program will be available for those interested in supporting this unique educational opportunity for young adults. All are invited. No RSVP needed.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM (New time through the rest of Spring and Summer) – Prayer Circle meets at the church.
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Eloise Snider and Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 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.
- Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10-15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
- Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Journey of a People,” Volume 3, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood. Join the class in the Church Library.
- Adult Class Exploring the Community of Christ – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard.
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak onthe theme "Rivers of Living Water" with Linda Dayton presiding and Debbie Rushfelt serving as the worship planner. An instrumental ensemble will provide the ministry of music. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Charles Athey. Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.
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. Registration is now open at https://goo.gl/HiIWai
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:
28 May 2017 messages by John Trinkl Sr., Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, file name 20170528-Various.mp3
21 May 2017 message by Ron Millard, Filename: 20170521-RMillard.mp3
14 May 2017 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20170514-DRushfelt.mp3
7 May 2017 message by John O’Neal, filename 20170507-JONeal.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.