February 25 – March 3

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

MARCH IS SPAGHETTI MONTH FOR THE CENTER FOR HOPE

Food donations are always welcome at the Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH), but for the Mission Road Congregation, we’re encouraging “Spaghetti” related donations in March. Please bring Spaghetti sauce, packages of uncooked pasta or cans of pre-made spaghetti to the church over the next four Sundays and we’ll get the supplies to CACH!

Feed the hungry is one of Christ’s charges to his disciples, so let’s provide spaghetti!

Further, for the next two weeks into March, an anonymous donor has promised to match any cash donations received by CACH, so this is an excellent time to have your donation matched. Simply put your check in your Sunday offering (make the check out to Mission Road with a notation that it’s for CACH) or mail direct to the Center.

THE PASSING OF PAM MATHENA AND EARL WHEELER, SR.

You’re probably aware that Pam Mathena passed away earlier this week. We were also informed that Pam’s father, Earl Wheeler Sr., has passed away.

Their services will be at:

Terrace Park Funeral Home
801 NW 108th St
Kansas City, MO 64155

Monday, February 26, 2018
Visitation 12:00-2:00
Service at 2:00 PM, Burial to follow

Highlands Congregation will have a dinner for family and close friends after the service.

Pam leaves a huge hole in our leadership of Midlands Mission Center and they both will be truly missed. Please continue to remember their family in prayer.

MISSION: LEARN

9am – 4pm Saturday, March 24 at Mission Road Congregation

An event to build community, learn about mission, and collaborate together as Midlands Mission Center so we can explore new ways to live out Christ’s Mission. Cost is $10 plus a donation for lunch.

9:00 Registration, Fellowship

9:45 Worship

10:00–10:45 Class Option 1

10:45–11:30 Class Option 2

11:30 Mission Center News and Discussion

12:15 Lunch (Youth Fundraiser)

1:00 Prayer for Peace

1:15–2:00 Class Option 3

2:00–2:45 Class Option 4

3:00–4:00 Mission Center Spring Conference

MMC SPRING CONFERENCE

At Mission Road Congregation following Mission: Learn.

Ordination of Mary Gill to High Priest

Setting apart the Mission Center Financial Officer Team

Amendment to CACH Bylaws

ADULT CLASS DISCUSSES THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

The Adult Sunday School class will discuss Romans Chapter 12:2 through the end of Chapter16 as we continue the study of the epistles of Paul . Class begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library. Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion on March 4. Please read Chapters 12-16 of Romans.

YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN MATCHING DONATION OPPORTUNITY

Please encourage your teenagers to send their Interest Forms for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan into the MMC office or give them to Clint Reine. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held June 7-16, 2018 (9 ½ days) with an additional orientation pre-night at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for an Interest Form or grab one from the table in the Fellowship hall. No child has been left behind on past caravans because of space issues, however we have about 48 seats on a larger bus designated for teens (the remaining for adult chaperones) and we have 40 student Interest Forms turned in as of December 5. This is a record setting pace (40 in 10 days and more are promised to be turned in!) Th is quickly approaching the largest Caravan in size, which was 2010 with 56 students. 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!

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.

MARCH ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING SET

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The schedule for book club meetings is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

In March we’ll discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer and “The Hand Maid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Discussion questions for both books are available online, respectively, at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/january-book-club-meeting-on-the-11th/ and https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/discussion-questions-for-the-hand-maids-tale/.

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

EXTRA HELP NEEDED AT THE CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

Marsha broke her collarbone and needs extra help in meal prep at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. It will be several weeks before Marsha will be back to 100%. Mission Road is going to help on the third & forth Tuesday of each month. If you can find time in your schedule to help at CACH please contact Susan Clark on her cell phone.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Mindy and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, Macrh 4, 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, March 4, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jerry Rushfeld will speak onthe theme "Create A Sacred Space?" with Linda Dayton serving as worship service planner & presider. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

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:

25 February 2018 message by Mary Reichenbach, filename 20180225-MReichenbach.mp3

18 February 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180218-KBarnhard.mp3

11 February 2018 message by Marilyn Slauter, filename 20180211-MSlauter.mp3

4 February 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20180204-KKutler.mp3

28 January 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 2018128-JLandrum.mp3

21 January 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180121-CReine.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.

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