Congregational News July 8, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

JULY’S BOOK CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Discussion questions are available online at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/finally-mrs-saint-and-the-defectives-to-be-discussed-in-july/. This date is a reschedule of a previously cancelled book club meeting date. Plan to join us!

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online in Word format at https://goo.gl/nCHQCm. Please complete and submit no later than July 22, 2018.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

The new sewage pump system (required by the new elevator construction) has been installed and the downstairs restrooms are open for business.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll begin with a discussion of two issues:

  1. Was Ignatius a coward, an egotist seeking fame or a true martyr and
  2. Understanding Tertullian’s statement, "the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church."

The class will then begin discussion of Chapter 7 “The Defense of the Faith.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

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 in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

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

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 15, 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 "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak onthe theme "Choose Righteously" with Dorothy May serving as presider and worship planner. Jennifer Libeer will offer the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer.

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:

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-JONeal.mp3

24 June 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180624-GRushfelt.mp3

17 June 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180617-KBarnhard.mp3

16 June 2018 Youth Caravan Service, filename: 20180616-Youth.Caravan.mp3

10 June 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20180610-SHolben.mp3

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.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 our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

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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