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Karen and Larry Birkby are experiencing communications blackout. Their service provider is working on the problem, but it my not be corrected until someitme Friday morning. If you wish to contact them you should use their cell phone numbers. Their email and internet connection including their home phone is not working.

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Congregational News – October 21, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF NEXT SUNDAY!

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for next Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

Remember, there is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event.

Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

A NEW WAY TO GIVE: (CENTER OF HOPE)

Paul and Janice Hedrick will be offering their son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Maria’s collection of mainly South American Nativity sets for sale. You may remember that Maria donated some of her nativity sets several years ago.

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Central Avenue Center of Hope. These items are excellent for gift giving or to add to your holiday décor.

The sale will begin on Sunday, October 28 during the chili supper. They will be open for sale in the small chapel from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. The sale of these items will continue on Sundays November 4 and November 11 in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 each Sunday. Items will not be priced but a minimum of $5.00 per set will be appreciated and so will your generosity. Checks should be written to Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH).

POT LUCK PLANNED

We have word that Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and joining us for church on November 11. We will have a POT LUCK dinner immediately following the service that day, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with them and get caught up. Mark your calendars!

BOOK CLUB UPDATE

During last week’s book club meeting the group talked about some of the contributors to America’s World War II war effort. Two online sources were mentioned: the first the Snider’s mentioned an article on Vera Davis in the Martin City Telegraph. In it, she discusses her experiences as a “Rosie the Riveter.” The article can be found at https://bit.ly/2PId5MZ

The second online source is an audio recording of Marilyn Gairn’s Father focusing on his prisoner of war experiences. The audio recording can be found at https://bit.ly/2CsSmZW The link goes to the Oral history interview with Martin L. Parisot – Collections Search – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We had a very enjoyable discussion last week and look forward to discussing “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann on Thursday, November 15, 2018. As usual, we’ll meet at the Community of Christ Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road) at 7 PM.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 6–13 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates and we need more delegates!!! To add your name to the ballot please fill out the form at www.mmc2019wc.info. Delegates must attend all business sessions of World Conference 2019 and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands delegation.

HELPERS WANTED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

CALLING ALL SINGERS!

The Highlands will host The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata. Anyone is welcome – no age or audition requirements. Rehearsals are 2-4 Sunday afternoons and begin November 11. For questions please call 816 -468-7878. Everyone is invited to enjoy the cantata at 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

COFFEE TALKS

Next scheduled Coffee Talk is on October 24, 2018 at the Pullman Place Family Restaurant (230 Cherokee St, Leavenworth). At 6PM.

Please contact Donna Fletcher (316.644.4079) to schedule one at your congregation!

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 the discussion will focus on Chapter 19, "Athanasius of Alexandria." Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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, October 24, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

· 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, October 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak on the theme "Jesus Is Calling You" with Brian Libeer serving as presider and worship planner. Pennie Bunkers will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.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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Congregational News – October 14, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETS THURSDAY

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

Discussion questions have been posted at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/.

Everyone is invited!

DUE IN SEVEN DAYS!

The Winter 2018 Worship Availability Form is now available online at carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

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 the discussion will focus on Chapter 18, "The Pagan Reaction: Julian the Apostate." Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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, October 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • 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, October 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki will speak on the theme "Become Servant Leaders" with Clint Reine serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.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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Congregational News – October 7, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR WINTER WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM?

The Winter 2018 Worship Availability Form is now available online at carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES

The Adult Class will return to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez this coming Sunday, October 14.

Discussion will focus on Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

NEXT SUNDAY MARKS END OF ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE

Please help support the Central Avenue Center of Hope paper drive. The Center is able to save almost $50,000.00 each year because of the generosity of individuals and Community of Christ Congregations who support the paper drive. Items needed?

Paper, plastic, or Styrofoam:

Soup bowls 12 oz.

Dessert plates 5-7 inch

Coffee cups 8 oz

Foam plates 8 inch

Toilet paper

Sporks (combination spoon and fork)

Napkins

The paper drive runs through this coming Sunday October 14, 2018. Each year the Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving (based on attendance) receives the paper drive trophy.

Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

SAVE THE DATE – POTLUCK AT KOSMICKI’S FARM

Roxann and Alex Kosmicki are inviting everyone in the congregation to their farm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to share in an afternoon of potluck and fellowship. More details to follow for the 10:30-2:30 PM event but mark your calendars now! Contact Roxann for directions to the farm, if you have not rece8ved a copy of the map.

OCTOBER 2018 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION SET

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Everyone is invited!

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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, October 10, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:30-2:30 PM – Potluck and Fellowship at Roxann and Alex Kosmicki’s Farm.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • 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, October 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "What Must I Do?" with Kirk Barnhard serving as presider and worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3

16 September 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180916-ALeonard.mp3

9 September 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt and elevator dedication service, filename 20180909-GRushfelt; Elevator.Dedication.mp3

2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.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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Congregational News – September 30, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: SIDE TRIP TO GHANA

Next Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Adult Sunday School class will take a short break from “The Story of Christianity” while Paul Bennetts shows slides and discusses his recent trip to Ghana, Africa. Join Paul and the rest of the class in the Sanctuary at 9:15 AM for the details of his trip.

The Adult Class will return to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez on Sunday, October 14.

On the 14th the class will discuss Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

NEWS FROM HONDURAS

From Paula Rummel, HMA International Committee Chair

The team had a very successful trip to Honduras in August. Physicians Mike Duke and Erin McGongile were assisted in interpretation by Linda Drown, Esdras Hernandez, and Michael Macias. Gary Rummel helped with logistics and transportation. They were given VIP treatment at the San Pedro Sula airport when they arrived. They were greeted by Debora Mejia as they came off the plane, escorted thru immigration and customs, and had their photo taken with a sign that read "Serving Honduras".

The next 3 days the team held village clinics organized by Saira. Seventy patients were seen in El Zapotal, 88 patients in San Antonio, and 55 patients in Las Crucites. HMA’s Auxiliary nursing scholarship student, Karen Tinoco, helped check in the patients and obtained vital signs. The group was pleased to meet the student and work with her. Saira was again exceptional in her knowledge of the patients in these villages and often recited their medical history from memory.

Gary and Mike were able to inspect the truck that was purchased in January from the fundraising campaign last year. They were pleased with the truck but noted that new tires need to be purchased due to the poor road conditions.

Linda Drown will be returning to Honduras in November as interpreter for me as HMA renews Saira’s employment contract for another year. Apostle Carlos Mejia and Mission Center President Gonzalo Mejia have been very pleased with Saira’s help at La Buena Fe Campground activities.

If you would like to assist in funding Saira’s work next year in the rural villages in Honduras, please contact myself or Kathleen at the HMA office. She can accept checks or credit card information at HMA 1001 West Walnut Independence, MO 64050 or 816-833-1000 ext. 1262.

Together you, Saira, and HMA are making a real difference in the lives of Honduran families. Thank You!

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

HELP NEEDED: CENTRAL AVENUE OF HOPE ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE

Please help support the Central Avenue Center of Hope paper drive. The Center is able to save almost $50,000.00 each year because of the generosity of individuals and Community of Christ Congregations who support the paper drive. Items needed?

Paper, plastic, or Styrofoam:

Soup bowls 12 oz.

Dessert plates 5-7 inch

Coffee cups 8 oz

Foam plates 8 inch

Toilet paper

Sporks (combination spoon and fork)

Napkins

The paper drive runs through October 14, 2018. Each year the Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving (based on attendance) receives the paper drive trophy.

Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED YEAR-ROUND!

The Center of Hope collects school supplies throughout the year because of the continuing need by school age students. When shopping, please pick up some extra school supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. Donations of any school related supplies are appreciated, including pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

SAVE THE DATE – POTLUCK AT KOSMICKI’S FARM

Roxann and Alex Kosmicki are inviting everyone in the congregation to their farm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to share in an afternoon of potluck and fellowship. More details to follow for the 10:30-2:30 PM event but mark your calendars now!

OCTOBER 2018 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION SET

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Everyone is invited!

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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, October 1, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • 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, October 7, 2018, 10:30 AM – Ron Millard will speak on the theme "Bring the Children" with Charles Athey serving as presider and worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:30-2:30 PM – Potluck and Fellowship at Roxann and Alex Kosmicki’s Farm.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3

16 September 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180916-ALeonard.mp3

9 September 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt and elevator dedication service, filename 20180909-GRushfelt; Elevator.Dedication.mp3

2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.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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Congregational News – September 23-30

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30

The Fall Business meeting for the Mission Road Congregation has been scheduled for 9:15 AM on Sunday, September 30, 2018 during the Sunday School class hour. Plan to join us and discuss congregational business.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

HELP NEEDED: CENTRAL AVENUE OF HOPE ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE

Please help support the Central Avenue Center of Hope paper drive. The Center is able to save almost $50,000.00 each year because of the generosity of individuals and Community of Christ Congregations who support the paper drive. Items needed?

Paper, plastic, or Styrofoam:

Soup bowls 12 oz.

Dessert plates 5-7 inch

Coffee cups 8 oz

Foam plates 8 inch

Toilet paper

Sporks (combination spoon and fork)

Napkins

The paper drive runs through October 14, 2018. Each year the Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving (based on attendance) receives the paper drive trophy.

Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class will resume studying "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez on Sunday, October 7.

On that date, the class will discuss Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED YEAR-ROUND!

The Center of Hope collects school supplies throughout the year because of the continuing need by school age students. When shopping, please pick up some extra school supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. Donations of any school related supplies are appreciated, including pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

SAVE THE DATE – POTLUCK AT KOSMICKI’S FARM

Roxann and Alex Kosmicki are inviting everyone in the congregation to their farm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to share in an afternoon of potluck and fellowship. More details to follow for the 10:30-2:30 PM event but mark your calendars now!

OCTOBER 2018 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION SET

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

COMING IN OCTOBER

The annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is planned for 6 PM on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on the 28th!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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, September 26, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • 9:15 AM – Fall Business Meeting

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme "Be Peace" with Steve Holben serving as presider and worship planner. Charles Athey will offer the ministry of music. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in 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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3

16 September 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180916-ALeonard.mp3

9 September 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt and elevator dedication service, filename 20180909-GRushfelt; Elevator.Dedication.mp3

2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.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 is both in the Church Directory.

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CHURCH PARKING LOT TO BE RESURFACED THIS WEEK

This Thursday and Friday, the church parking lot will be resurface so access to the building will be blocked and no parking available.

As a result. the September meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur this Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM but the location has changed to the Snider home (due to resurfacing the church parking lot). Contact Jonathan Bacon or John Snider if you need directions or check the church directory for the Snider’s address. The group will discuss "Between Sisters" by Kristin Hannah. This is the third Kristin Hannah book the group has discussed (the earlier novels were “The Nightingale” and “Magic Hour”).

Jonathan Bacon
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