Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 26, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021

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. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

CENTER OF HOPE SPECIAL REQUEST

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

CAMPING SURVEY

And More…

CENTER OF HOPE SPECIAL REQUEST

Marsha Nave, director, is having knee replacement on May 21. So that Center of Hope can

remain open for the time she will be out; she is requesting more volunteers to help with

lunch. She has planned out menus for each lunch. She is needing commitments for preparing

the meals, so Chris Lackey and Susan Clark have volunteered to prepare each Tuesday’s

lunch.

Mission Road is committing to 4 Tuesdays (May 25, June 1, 8 and 15).

CACH is still serving the sack/box lunches out a window in the door. A volunteer does the

serving. If anyone is interested in serving, they will need to wear a mask and gloves. Francisco, a regular volunteer, would be there with the server at the window.

In addition to preparing the lunch, some food items are needed that CACH doesn’t have on

hand. We are requesting commitments for the following items. These items are needed by

May 17 at CACH. Therefore, we are asking Mission Road for donations for those items

needed for the 4 Tuesdays.

Volunteers for food items/donations, please call or text Robin Payne at (913-579-4264) to let her know who is committing to which items. Mission Road’s donations will be needed to be dropped off by Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Mission Road. The items needed are:

2 Large Bags Tater Tots (1-2 volunteers)

8 – cans Cream of Mushroom Soup (1-2 volunteers)

3-4 cans Cream of Chicken Soup (1 volunteer)

3-4 Large Pasta Salad (1-2 volunteers)

6-8 chicken/rice side dishes (1-2 volunteers)

4- 6 pkg chili seasoning (1-2 volunteers)

2 – large cans Diced Tomatoes (1 volunteer)

6 – cans Chili Beans (1-2 volunteers)

24-30 Hot Dogs (1-4 volunteers)

24-30 Hot Dog Buns (1-4 volunteers)

120 Juice Boxes (2-4 volunteers)

120 Fruit Cups (2-4 volunteers)

Variety Individual Chip Bags (the big boxes of 30-54 bags are great) (1-2 volunteers)

120 Cookies or Snack Packs (2-4 volunteers)

Please help us meet this important need!

NOTE: Items that need refrigeration should be placed in the Mission Road kitchen and labeled for CACH. Please also alert Robin that the food stuffs are in the refrigerator.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

While we continue to explore the possibility of offering worship on both Zoom and concurrent in the sanctuary, we need a bit more time. So, the worship service this Sunday, May 2, 2021 will be Zoom only. We invite you to join us from your home.

The worship theme is “Become My Disciples” with Jonathan Bacon as the speaker. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and serve as the Zoom host assisted by Robert Sindt.

You are invited to join us online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jane Landrum will lead the class as we finish discussing the Introduction. The class session begins at 9 AM each Sunday morning and concludes around 10 AM.

The book is available on Amazon for $7.99 plus tax for a total of $8.72. That doesn’t include shipping. If you do not have Amazon Prime (free shipping) contact Jonathan Bacon; he’ll use his Amazon Prime membership to get you free shipping to your home.

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation reopened on Easter Sunday. While this coming Sunday will be Zoom only, we hope to resume a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom very soon. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom in preparation for worship. This week, Zoom only!

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom. This week, Zoom only!

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

CAMPING SURVEY

From the Midlands Mission Center President Team

Thank you to all who attended our Camping Town Halls! We had some great conversations, and some creative ideas were shared. The 2021 Camping Survey is now available (at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PS8NSBJ) and will be open through April 28th. ANYONE, youth included, who are interested in summer camping is invited to take the survey. The survey is intended for individual responses.

If you have any camping questions and/or feedback that is not captured in the survey that you would like to share please send to the President Team at PresidentTeam also by April 28th.

We hope to have a tentative decision around camping 2021 made and shared no later than May 3rd.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted during the week following each message/sermon.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) 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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