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Mission Road Congregational News – 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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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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Mission Road- Congregational Newsletter – April 7, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

LAST CHANCE: EASTER BOOK REQUEST

The Center for Hope needs donations of books about the true meaning of Easter. New or like-new books should be appropriate for all different ages and focus on the true meaning of Easter. You have one more Sunday (April 14) to bring your donation so we’ll have time to get your book(s) to the Center before Easter. If you have questions, please contact Robin Payne.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to study "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next Sunday’s class will discuss Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”). Dennis Wood will lead the class 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 15 copies on hand. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain 20 new copies from the publisher for $20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

REMAINING WORLD CONFERENCE EVENTS

Many worship services will be live webcast. You can find the list and

schedule here: www.cofchrist.org/live-webcast.

To find the complete schedule for the remainder of Conference go to www.cofchrist.org/2019-world-conference and scroll down to click the green “Schedule” button.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

Discussion questions for the novel will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

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.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS

When contributing to Midlands Mission Center (MMC) or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser.

For instance, register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose on the memo line.

If you donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH,

Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) –

write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned to you because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

OPEN ARMS THEATRE PRESENTS…

You’re invited to attend: Just Crucified…EVEN NOW

7:30 pm April 18, 19 & 20

A modern-day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

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 10, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Adrienne Reine), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 14, 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak on the theme "Journey with Jesus" with Larry Birkby serving as worship planner and presider. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 15, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books Group meets to discuss “Bigg Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty.

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:

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

31 March 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190331-JLandrum.mp3

30 March 2019 Alex White Memorial Service, filename 20190330-Alex.White.Memorial.mp3

24 March 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190324-JONeal.mp3

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190317-SHolben.mp3

16 March 2019 Recording from the Midlands Mission Center Conference, filename 20190316-MMC.Conference.mp3

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – March 31, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

URGENT EASTER BOOK REQUEST

The Center for Hope needs donations of books about the true meaning of Easter. New or like-new books should be appropriate for all different ages and focus on the true meaning of Easter. If you can bring your donation in next two Sundays (April 7 & 14), we’ll have time to get your book donation to the Center before Easter. If you have questions, please contact Robin Payne.

ANOTHER URGENT NEED…FOR WORLD CONFERENCE

We are needing volunteers for Ushers at the Evening Worships for 2019 World Conference. There are many opportunities to volunteer and sign up for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Below is the link. Select as many time slots as you wish to volunteer for and then click submit. You’ll then be asked for your name and email so we can keep you updated.

If you have any questions please contact Richard Betts at rbetts or call (816) 833-1000 x2248

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/ushering2019

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to study "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next Sunday’s class will finish Chapter 33 (“The Collapse”) and begin discussion of Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”). Jonathan Bacon will lead the class 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 20 copies on hand. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain 20 new copies from the publisher for $21.75 each. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 5 – 13

Many worship services will be live webcast. You can find the list and

schedule here: www.cofchrist.org/live-webcast.

To find the complete schedule go to www.cofchrist.org/2019-world-conference and scroll down to click the green “Schedule” button.

Professional Law Enforcement Officers’ Association will hold its pre-

conference meeting 9:00–10:30 AM Friday, April 5th, in the Temple

Council Room. All active, retired, or reserve law enforcement

officers; military-police specialists; or other public safety entities and

military are welcome. For more information please contact John

Bullard Jr. jbullard@CofChrist.org or 816.521.3046.

Outreach International Volunteers Needed! Assist with events and

the OI booth in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the week. To volunteer

please contact Marsha Penrose at 816.833.0883 x311.

Delegate Housing Needed! Whether you are a delegate or not, for

more information please contact the International Services Office:

Dawn Pagat 816.833.0883 x2466, dpagat.

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 7

Worship & Communion services will be held at Mission Road on Sunday, April 7, 2019, even though World Conference is in progress in Independence, MO. The Sunday School classes will also meet.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS

When contributing to Midlands Mission Center (MMC) or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser.

For instance, register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose on the memo line.

If you donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH,

Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) –

write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned to you because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

OPEN ARMS THEATRE PRESENTS…

You’re invited to attend: Just Crucified…EVEN NOW

7:30 pm April 18, 19 & 20

A modern-day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

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**

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

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.

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.

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.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” 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.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

Discussion questions for the novel will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

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 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Jonathan Bacon), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 7, 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "A Priceless Offering" with Ron Millard serving as worship planner and presider. Jane Landrum will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

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:

31 March 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190331-JLandrum.mp3 will be available soon.

24 March 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190324-JONeal.mp3.

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190317-SHolben.mp3.

16 March 2019 Recording from the Midlands Mission Center Conference, filename 20190316-MMC.Conference.mp3.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: MARCH 25, 2019

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ALEX WHITE

The family has announced that the Memorial Service for Alex White will be held next Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Community of Christ-Mission Road Congregation. All are invited to attend and remember our dear friend and member of the congregation. A light meal will follow the service. Please remember Aletha and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to study “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will continue to discuss Chapter 33 (“The Collapse”). Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion.

NEXT ADULT CLASS TOPIC SELECTED

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to follow the study of “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” with the study of “The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have several copies are on order. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we’ve been able to obtain new copies from the publisher for $21.75 each. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Funds for the books should be added to the offering with a notation that the additional donation is to cover the “Adult Class Book.”

 

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 5 – 13

Many worship services will be live webcast. You can find the list and schedule here: www.cofchrist.org/live-webcast.

To find the complete schedule go to www.cofchrist.org/2019-world-conference and scroll down to click the green “Schedule” button.

Professional Law Enforcement Officers’ Association will hold its pre-conference meeting 9:00–10:30 AM Friday, April 5th, in the Temple Council Room. All active, retired, or reserve law enforcement officers; military-police specialists; or other public safety entities and military are welcome. For more information please contact John Bullard Jr. jbullard@CofChrist.org or 816.521.3046.

Outreach International Volunteers Needed! Assist with events and the OI booth in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the week. To volunteer please contact Marsha Penrose at 816.833.0883 x311.

Delegate Housing Needed! Whether you are a delegate or not, for more information please contact the International Services Office: Dawn Pagat 816.833.0883 x2466, dpagat.

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 7

Worship & Communion services will be held at Mission Road on Sunday, April 7, 2019, even though World Conference is in progress in Independence, MO. The Sunday School classes will also meet.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS

When contributing to Midlands Mission Center (MMC) or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser.

For instance, register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose on the memo line.

If you donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH, Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) – write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned to you because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

OPEN ARMS THEATRE PRESENTS…

You’re invited to attend: Just Crucified…EVEN NOW

7:30 pm April 18, 19 & 20

A modern-day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

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**

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

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.

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.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” 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.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty.

Discussion questions for the novel will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

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

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.

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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 31, 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak on the theme “Amazing Grace” with Kennetha Kuttler serving as worship planner and presider. Susan and Merrill Clark will provide the ministry of music and Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

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:

24 March 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190324-JONeal.mp3.

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190317-SHolben.mp3.

16 March 2019 Recording from the Midlands Mission Center Conference, filename 20190316-MMC.Conference.mp3.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: MARCH 17, 2019

NEW ARRIVAL

James William Johnson (JJ) was born at 6:23 PM on Pi Day (3.14.19) to Alisa Morse-Johnson and Bill Johnson. JJ arrived at a whopping 9lbs 8.8oz and 20” long after Mommy spent almost 4 days in labor! Mom, Dad and JJ are exhausted but healthy and happy! Congratulations to the Johnsons!

SAD FAREWELL

Alex White passed away from lung cancer last Wednesday. Althea is still working out a date and time for a memorial service at the church (maybe March 30 or 31st). Following the memorial service, there will be an inurnment service at one of the Leavenworth National Cemeteries with military honors.

Please remember Althea and the family in your prayers.

CELEBRATE JOYCE KUTTLER’S BIRTHDAY

Come and join us for Dancing Through the Decades, a celebration of Joyce Kuttler’s 90th Birthday. The celebration will be at the Sylvester Powell Community Center (6200 Martway, Mission, KS) from 3:30-5:30 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019. No presents please, just your presence!

BRIDAL SHOWER ON MARCH 24

A bridal shower for Peggy Kearns, fiancée of Adam Hoehn, will be held on Sunday March 24, 2019, at the home of Dorothy and Russ May, 8005 Fontana, Prairie Village KS. Peggy and Adam are registered at https://www.theknot.com/us/margaret-kearns-and-adam-hoehn-apr-2019

Please RSVP to Debbie Rushfelt 913 226 3617, or Dorothy May 913 341 9031 by Sunday March 17, 2019.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week’s class will continue to discuss Chapter 32 (“The Golden Age of Medieval Christianity”) beginning about page 372 (the reintroduction of the teachings of Aristotle). Jane Landrum and Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

NEXT ADULT CLASS TOPIC SELECTED

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to follow the study of “The Story of Christianity: Volume 1” with the study of “The Story of the Christianity: Volume 2, The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We’re in the process of acquiring books. The paperback edition costs $25 but we’re also looking to lower the price by buying like-new used copies. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

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.

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: 7:00pm on May 3 – 11:45am 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.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” 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.

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS WEEK

The All Good Books group will meet this Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara.

Discussion questions for the biography will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

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

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.

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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group will meet to discuss "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World" by Eileen McNamara in the Church Library.

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, March 24, 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme "Repent" with Debbie Rushfelt serving as worship planner and Mary Reichenbach serving as presider. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

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:

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben coming soon.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

24 February 2019 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20190224-LBirkby.mp3

3 February 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190203-KBirkby.mp3

27 January 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190127-CReine.mp3

20 January 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190120-KBarnhard.mp3

06 January 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190106-JBacon.mps. The YouTube video shown during the Communion Message is available at https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg

30 December 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20181230-KKuttler.mp3

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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