Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – October 19, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

PASSING OF GARY LUNSFORD

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

And More…

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY

Originally scheduled for October 15, the All Good Books group will instead meet to discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 22, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, October 25, 2020, worship theme is “Defined by Love” and will feature a message by Jane Landrum. Brian Libeer will preside and serve as the worship planner. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Kennetha Kuttler.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Paul Bennetts will continue the discussion of Chapter 6 (“The Pharisees and the Tax Collector”) this coming Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM Thursday, October 22, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets online (Zoom).

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

Let the Spirit Heal

7:30 pm Friday, October 23

Communion Workshop with President Scott Murphy

9 am – Noon Saturday, October 24

Holistic Pastoral Care with Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

Healing Communities with Apostle Janné Grover

Renew and refocus calling, hope, and possibility through worship, sacrament, and deepening holistic priesthood ministry. To register for the zoom links and receive workshop documents email bborkowski.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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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