MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of June 23, 2019

BUILDING COMMITTEE REPORT

The Building Committee has decided to replace the sidewalk from the parking lot to the main entrance to the church. The bricks have already been removed and the cement sidewalk will be extended to cover the area previously covered by bricks. Weather permitting, the new sidewalk will be poured this coming week. This is all in preparation for Phase II, which is the addition of a canopy over the main entrance to the church.

COMING SOON! ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Mark your calendar and join us for the July 4th Congregational Picnic and Celebration with hot dogs, balloons, face painting, cotton candy, bounce houses and lots of fellowship!

Join us in our churchyard from 10 AM to 2 PM on July 4, 2019! If you would like to help contact Kennetha or Ron. Extra help is always needed for setup and close down, let them know you are available to help.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 4 “Luther’s Theology.”

We still have a few copies of the paperback edition available for class members @$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.”

NOISY OFFERING

Over the next month, we’ll have two offerings during each service: the regular one and a “noisy offering” for change that will go to Camp MITIOG. So, bring your checks, cash and noisy change so we can make a lot of noise for MITIOG. All funds up to $1,500 going to MITIOG will be matched by a grant fund.

If you wish to contribute directly, make checks payable to: CAMPS FOR KIDS and put “For Camp MITIOG” in the memo area. Checks may be mailed to: CAMPS FOR KIDS/MITIOG, 5919 Woodson Road, Suite 211, Mission, Kansas 66202.

ALL GOOD BOOK CLUB JUNE MEETING

The congregational book club will meet on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”

Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).

Also, at the last meeting, the book "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens was suggested for the upcoming schedule. The author will appear at Unity Temple on September 28, 2019, at 7 PM. We’ll be discussing her book at our September 19, 2019 meeting. You can find more information on Ms. Owens’ appearance on the Rainy Day Books website (https://www.rainydaybooks.com/DeliaOwens).

Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audio cassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

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

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**

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

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, June 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation, fellowship and a breakfast celebration in Red, White and Blue!.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

· 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 Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme "Follow Without Hesitation" with Steve Holben serving as worship planner and presider. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and Brad Athey will provide the ministry of music.

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:

23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3

16 June 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190616-KBarnhard.mp3

9 June 2019 message by Donna Fletcher, filename 20190609-DFletcher.mp3

2 June 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190602-SHolben.mp3

26 May 2019 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20190526-KKuttler.mp3

19 May 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190519-KBirkby.mp3

12 May 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190512-CReine.mp3

5 May 2019 message by Ron Millard, filename 20190505-RMillard.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.

Jonathan Bacon
jonathanpbacon

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