Mission Road Congregational News – October 27, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 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.

Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 22 (“The Rationalist Option”). Paul asked that you think about what you consider one of the “big questions” in life and be prepared to share your question with the class.

ORDINATION SERVICE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3

Roxann Kosmicki will be ordained to the Office of Priest during the 10:30 Worship Service.

ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CHILI SUPPER & COOK-OFF

Come and join us on Sunday evening, November 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM for the Annual Mission Road Chili Supper & Cook-Off. You’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favorite chili and a sing-a-long with John Canterbury. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship that benefits Outreach International and Camp MITIOG. Also learn how we can help contribute additional funds to Outreach International and Camp MITIOG by sponsoring WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA. Admission to the Chili Cook-Off is $7.00 for anyone 7 or older. There is no charge for children under age 7.

EXPLORING CHALLENGES FACING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

The discussion group for Sunday, November 3, 2019 is cancelled due to the Chili Supper.

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB NOVEL BY CELESTE NG

The All Good Books group was unable in October, so the group will discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Church Library.

The book club is beginning its 20th year and everyone is invited to attend.

Discussion questions for the novel are available at https://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/little-fires-everywhere/guide.

PRIESTHOOD GATHERING @ MISSION ROAD

Discover, Following the Spirit into the Future from 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019.

This event is for Seventies, High Priests, Evangelists, and Bishops. Matt Frizzell will be the keynote speaker in the morning.

OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISER @ SHAWNEE DRIVE

Free-Will Offering Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Our $10,000 goal will fund the building of a school in Haiti as well as hire a teacher and feed the students for a year.

GUY MALONE WILL BE CONFIRMED ON NOVEMBER 17

During the 10:30 Worship Service Guy Malone will be confirmed a member of the Community of Christ.

ADVENT AT THE TEMPLE: DECEMBER 8, 2019, 7 PM

Join Jan Kraybill at the organ for music and a message of the holiday season. The service is open to the public and will include online participation from around the world.

VESPERS SERVICE ON DECEMBER 15th

Join us on December 15th for a Christmas Vespers Service, reception and a visit from Santa for those young at heart.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. – Saint’s Chorale practice in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 P.M. – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, November 3, 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, Marilyn Gairns, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "Welcome, Jesus, You Are Welcome" with Paul Bennetts presidingand Nadine Bennetts serving as worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide he ministry of music. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint. The service will also include the ordination of Roxann Kosmicki to the Office of Priest.

WORSHIP and SPECIAL MUSIC AT MISSION ROAD

If you are not able to attend the Sunday Worship services at Mission Road, you can listen to our posted podcasts each week. If you miss our worship services and wonderful musical ministry, please join us for the peaceful Spirit of Worship. Links to our weekly podcast are listed below.

HOLIDAY DECORATING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 @9:30AM

We will gather to decorate for the Christmas Holiday season on Saturday morning Nov. 30th. Join in the fun of the 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 (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:

27 October 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20191027-CReine.mp3

20 October 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20191020-PBennetts.mp3

13 October 2019 Business Meeting, filename 20191013-Business.Meeting.mp3

6 October 2019 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20191006-ALeonard.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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