Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 11, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS WEEK

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. We’ll meet this Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM at the Church.

On the book club website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ you’ll find the cast of characters in the book as well as two sets of possible discussion questions.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING MEAL

The Mission Road Congregation has for the past several years donated funds to help support the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Won’t you help again this year? You can add your donation to your Sunday offering envelope with a notation indicating how much you are donating to the CACH Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have questions about ways you can help, please contact Susan Clark or Robin Payne.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT THE HIGHLANDS

The Christmas Cantata (The Winter Rose) is scheduled for 7 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Highlands (7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr.

Kansas City, MO). All are invited to attend.

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to think about Ole Man Winter coming soon. With the arrival of winter it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is starting the annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat gift on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

HELPERS STILL NEEDED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

Lunch With Alice

Robert and Kathryn Sindt are looking for volunteers to help serve lunch to Kathryn’s mother Alice (it would take about 30 minutes or less). We will be attending a school field trip to Starbase with Peter and Ingrid. If you wish to help, please sign up at the following URL.

Copy and paste the URL below into a browser of your choice:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4CAAAE2BA7FE3-lunch

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 21, "Ambrose of Milan." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Adrienne Reine), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 18, 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.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "Wait in Faithfulness" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 AM Decorate the church for Christmas. There will be a signup sheet on the Bulletin Board. Many hands make quick work of the project. Come share in the excitement of the Christmas season.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

11 November 2018 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20181111-PBennetts.mp3

4 November 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20181104-SHolben.mp3

28 October 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20181028-KBirkby.mp3

21 October 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20181021-KKuttler;RKosmicki.mp3

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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.

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