ANNUAL FALL BUSINESS MEETING AND POTLUCK THIS COMING SUNDAY
The (Annual) Fall Congregational Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 starting at 1:00 PM. More information and the agenda will be available soon!
Also mark your calendar for a potluck dinner next Sunday, preceding our annual congregational business meeting. Please bring your favorite dish to share.
ADULT CLASS ON LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL CONTINUES
Next Sunday, the adult class will discuss Chapters 1-2 of First Corinthians. Be sure to read pages 100-105 in the Wiley book (the discussion of First and Second Corinthians). Dennis Wood will lead the discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible (any version).
NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING ON OCTOBER 19
The All Good Books discussion group will meet on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss the novel “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. This meeting is a week later than usual.
We’ll meet in the Church Library. The book by Raskin is a young adult book that many school students read in class. You have a month to read the book and we hope you’ll come and join in the discussion! Everyone, all ages are welcome.
ADULT CLASS STUDIES THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST
A second adult class meets each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership. This class is informational, for anyone wanting to know more about the Community of Christ. The class is held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). All are invited to join the class taught by Ron Millard and Karen Birkby.
PEANUT BUTTER WEEK IS HERE!
October 9 through October 13 (which really means anytime over the next two weeks) is Peanut Butter Week in Prairie Village. This is your chance to lend support to Harvesters in their efforts to lessen some of the hunger of people in the greater Kansas City area (including Johnson and Wyandotte Counties). Please bring your jars of peanut butter to the church anytime before Sunday, October 13. Harvesters food pantry will distribute the peanut butter to social and charitable organizations and agencies serving over 66,000 neighborhoods. Please join in the 33rd annual Prairie Village Peanut Butter Week campaign and help us make this year’s peanut butter week the best ever.
WORLD CHURCH OFFERS ONLINE TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES!
Two “Ministry and Priesthood” Temple School classes will be available online for those finding it difficult to attend live events. Each e-learning class lasts eight weeks, during which students proceed together through reading texts, videos, and quizzes. Students may access each week’s class 24 hours a day, six days a week (minus one grading day), providing schedule flexibility.
Open August 26 for registration (space Limited):
- “Introduction to Scripture” (October 7 – December 9) and
- “Ministry of the Disciple” (October 7 – December 9).
To register visit develop http://developmetrics.org and click on the “USA Registration Form.
Watch for upcoming classes including “Ministry of the Deacon” and “Ministry of the Teacher,” starting in January. More information can be found at idlloyd23.
Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks:
October 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at the Bethel Congregation.
November 10, 2017, time and place TBA
December 8, 2017, time and place TBA
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE MENS’ RETREAT
Beginning Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM until Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Camp Chihowa.
Don McLaughlin will be the guest minister. A fee of $60 for a weekend of food, fellowship, sharing, learning, and spiritual growth. Watch for more details.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:00 AM – Coffee Talk at the Bethel Congregation.
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Nancy & Mike Windes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
- Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
- Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
- Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10-15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
- Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
- Adult Class Exploring the Community of Christ – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard.
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak onthe theme "Jesus, the Cornerstone" with Steve Holben presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Janice Hedrick. Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.
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:
01 October 2017 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename: 20171001-GRushfelt.mp3
24 September 2017 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20170924-JBacon.mp3
17 September 2017 Storytellers Night, filename 20170917-StoryTellers.LD.mp3 (small enough to play directly from Google Drive)
17 September 2017 Storytellers Night, filename 20170917-StoryTellers.HD.mp3 (must be downloaded from Google Drive so you can play on our computer)
17 September 2017 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20170917-KBarnhard.mp3
10 September 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20170910-SHolben.mp3
3 September 2017 message by John O’Neal, filename 20170903-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 is both in the Church Directory.