Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 21, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THANK YOU MISSION ROAD!

Normally people get Good Friday off for Easter but volunteers at the Center of Hope showed up to furnish the lunchtime meal. One extra special offering was by the Mission Road Congregation that donated 25 new Easter Books to be handed out to children. The Center staff gave socks (with the books) and handed the books and socks out through the pantry and those who came in for the Good Friday meal. Numerous children went home happy while celebrating the Easter season.

BUSINESS MEETING NEXT SUNDAY

A business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, during the Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15) to consider the approval of several priesthood calls. There will be no adult class on that date.

We would like for you as we have, give prayerful consideration to the names presented. On April 28 during the business meeting you will have an opportunity to speak to each or all of the calls.

Pastors Karen and Larry are pleased to announce the following calls:

Pam O’Neal to the office of Teacher

Debbie Rushfelt to the office of Priest

Roxanne Kosmicki to the office of Priest

Caryn Brown to the office of Elder

We ask that you offer your support of these calls and continue to pray for their guidance as you do for each of us as we share the work of the Lord.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult class will not meet next Sunday due to the Congregation Business Meeting at 9:15 AM. The Adult class will resume meeting on May 5th and will discuss Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”) from the text ("The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez).

On the May 5th we will begin discussing the section on Girolamo Savonarola on page 422. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. If time permits, the class will continue to discuss Chapter 35 on “Renaissance and Humanism.” Jane Landrum will lead that discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have about 12 copies remaining. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

MAY ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet again on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. This is one week later than normal in the month.

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

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The date of our next TWIST weekend is just around the corner. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!) We hope to see you there!

When: 7:00 PM on May 3 until 11:45 AM on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816) 810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316) 644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816) 506-6948

Please RSVP by April 26th. We will need the Event Registration Form found at https://bit.ly/2TgNSu6 filled out by May 3rd. Please remember your TWIST t-shirt if you have one. If not, we have plenty. We will be showering at the YMCA on Saturday evening, so pack accordingly. Suggested donation: $20.

THE CENTER OF HOPE

Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday for the Center’s Food Pantry. The need never ends. Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:15 AM – Congregational Business Meeting. There will be no Sunday School classes.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Believe the Good News" with Dorothy May serving as worship planner and presider. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

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 (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). 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:

21 April 2019 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20190421-JRushfelt.mp3

19 April 2019 Good Friday service. filename 20190919-Good.Friday.mp3

14 April 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190414-PBennetts.mp3

7 April 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190407-KBarnhard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that 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.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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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