THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
ADULT CLASS DISCUSSES THE EPISTLES OF PAUL
The Adult Sunday School class will continue the study of the epistles of Paul next Sunday at 9:15 AM in the Church Library. The discussion will focus on II Corinthians Chapters 10-13.
Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion. Please bring your Bible to class.
VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE IN MMC
Responsibilities for the “Mission Center Support Specialist” include:
• Offer planning support to camp directors
• Serve on MC Youth Ministry Council
• Address Active Network questions
• Other duties as assigned
Some reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. mileage, relevant training, required utilities) may be available. Anyone who is interested can please send a resume and letter of interest to the Presidents at presidentteam by January 31, 2018.
WHAT IS TWIST?
Youth from all over the mission center have been gathering together during quarterly TWIST weekends. Although these events have a lot of time built in for fun and socializing, the main goal of their time together is Teens Working In Service Together.
This means that Saturday is a day of service. They either help the congregational members from the church where they are staying or move into the community to volunteer locally. Everyone comes away from the experience touched in one way or another.
NEXT TWIST WEEKEND AT OLATHE
Teens Working in Service Together
7:00 PM Fri, Jan 19 – 11:20 AM Sun, Jan 21
All attendees must complete an Event Registration Form. A $20 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Allen Keehler 816-810-5690, Donna Fletcher 316-644-4079 or Kat Hnatyshyn 816-506-6948.
WOMEN’S RETREAT: DIVINE FEMININE
Immersing ourselves in the nurturing and comforting Spirit of God, March 2 – 4 @ Camp Doniphan.
Ladies age 14 and older are welcome to join Apostle Janné Grover and explore God in a feminine sense. The $100 cost covers food, bedding, towels and accommodations in the main lodge. Registration starts at 6:30 pm. To allow for food preparations, please RSVP by February 3. Download the registration form at wendyjgunn.
Bring your friends, your scriptures, games for free time, and your favorite snacks to share on Friday and Saturday evenings. An auction will be held to defray the cost of the retreat. Please bring nice items for this event…and your checkbook to buy them! If you need financial assistance to attend, you may contact Pam Mathena. Please don’t let finances keep you away from this amazing weekend with your sisters and your God.
YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN MATCHING DONATION OPPORTUNITY
We have received 53 Interest Forms (Teenagers) for the Historic Caravan in June! This number helped us decide to switch to the larger 56 passenger bus. These forms are still available for download on the Mission Center website (midlandsmc.org).
Students will be able to Register for the camps (including Historic Caravan) starting February 1, 2018 on the Mission Center website. (midlandsmc.org) The Caravan is a "first come first served" registration process. We, of course, do not want to leave anyone behind but so get the Registrations in quickly!
Our goal is to send out an update on our fundraising efforts and additional Registration Information by the end of the month. Please remember we still have the $4000 matching offer until February 15, 2018! For every $1 donated a generous Donor in our Mission Center will match your donation up to $4,000!
Donations should be made payable to the Midlands Mission center and given to your Congregational Financial Officer or mailed to the Midlands Mission Center at 7615 N Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118. All donations are tax deductible. Please note your donations are for the Youth Historic Caravan.
JUST JESUS TEMPLE SERVICE
At 7 PM on Sunday, January 21, you’re invited to attend the “Just Jesus” Temple Service with Stassi Cramm and Matt Frizzel at the Independence Community of Christ Temple. It’s a celebration of Jesus’ message and mission. The service includes performances by the Graceland University Choir.
ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING POSTPONED
Due to dropping temperatures and possible frozen ice on sidewalks and drives, we’re postponing this evening’s book club meeting to Thursday, March 8, 2018. The revised schedule for the book club is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/
Hopefully by March, the weather will have improved and Spring will have (almost) sprung.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?
If you know someone in the congregation who does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.
2018 CAMP DATES
June 6-16 Historic Caravan
June 7-22 Middle School Camp
June 24-29 Doniphan Reunion
July 5-7 Youth Quest
July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion
July 20-21 International Youth Forum
July 21-28 Spectacular
July 22-27 MITIOG
July 29-August 2 Junior Camp
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Monday, January 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Nancy and Mike Windes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
- 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.
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak onthe theme "Follow Me" with Linda Dayton presiding and serving as the worship planner. Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt 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:
14 January 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180114-GRushfelt.mp3
7 January 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180107-JONeal.mp3
29 December 2017 Celebration of Life Service, filename 20171229-PWeber.Memorial.mp3
24 December 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename 20171224-RMillard.mp3
17 December 2017 Christmas Vesper Service, filename 20171217-Vespers.mp3
17 December 2017 message by Jennifer Libeer, filename 20171217-JLibeer.mp3
10 December 2017 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20171210-JBacon.mp3
3 December 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171203-SHolben.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 link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03
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.