Word for the Week ~ 4/1/2019
Sunday was a fantastic day for the well over 400 worshipers who participated in our services yesterday. I could not have been more pleased with the music and how well it all fit together. It was good to see everyone back from Spring break. It is always a treat to have our Girl Scouts with us as they received their “My Promise, My Faith Awards.” Amanda Moutos does a tremendous job in serving as their leader. Next Sunday we will be observing the ordinance of baptism at the beginning of the second service. We will be moving into Hebrews chapter three in our sermon series.
This week we are in the middle of our Week of Prayer for North American Missions (March 31-April 7th). We have a set a goal for our church of raising $4,000.00 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering which will culminate Easter Sunday. There are still prayer guides available if you missed getting one.
Vacation Bible School Clinic: Tonight, is the Annual Associational VBS Clinic here at Grover from 6:00-8:30 p.m. If you are planning to work in Vacation Bible School this year, then this will be ideal for you to get ahead on your preparations.
Memory Monday will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in The Park. It is really a great time as our students come to receive help with school homework, play games, memorize Scripture, and share a great time of food and fellowship with the other students. Please encourage your youth in grades 6-12 to come join the fun. Call Logan for more information at (225) 963-0236.
The Journey Group will be meeting next Monday night, April 8, at the church at 6:00 p.m. to head over to the Neal household for dinner and discussion. Pastor Logan will be continuing their study on the “Foundations of the Faith.” Call Rhonda McKee at (660) 441-7338 for more information.
Men’s Bible Study: In case you didn’t get the word, we had our Men’s Bible Study this morning at 6:30 a.m. instead of tomorrow morning due to the election. Next Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., on April 9, we will be resuming our Men’s Bible Study in the Family Life Center at its regular time. Donuts and coffee will be served. Our Church-Wide Men’s Breakfast last Saturday with Dr. Robert Loggins was a huge success. He did a great job in speaking to the some forty men who attended.
Men’s Prayer Time: Speaking of men, starting this Saturday, April 7th, we will be having a special weekly Men’s Prayer Time in the Family Life Center at 7:30 a.m. Contact Dan Sliger for more information (405) 219-9281.
Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet tomorrow morning at the church at 9:00 a.m. to rehearse and then leave at 9:50 a.m. to head over to Country Club Care Center to sing at 10 a.m. This is a wonderful ministry of our church, and we would love for you to join with us.
Wednesday Night Services: This Wednesday night on April 3rd, we will have our Wednesday night supper and service. With supper beginning at 5:30 p.m., I will be leading our Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. Janet Claunch will be sharing her testimony just before the Bible Study. The children will have WNL at 6:15 p.m., and the youth will meet on Sunday with their Huddle Groups at 6:00 p.m. in The Park.
Missions Festival: Next Wednesday night, we will be having our Annual Missions Festival on April 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. Rev. Robin Dale and Dr. Terrence Moody will be our special guest speakers. It will follow our regular Wednesday night supper at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Prayer Updates: Pray for J.R. Reynolds who is still recovering from colon surgery. He is being treated for pain management at WMMC and is in room 2117. Please pray for Steve Abbot who is moving from WMMC this week to the City to a Special Care Unit. Please remember Elray Doerflinger who is scheduled for hernia surgery on May 14th. David McBee is still undergoing chemo for leukemia. Pray for Larry Dillingham who is scheduled for back surgery on April 11, at Research Hospital. Pray for Gary Hargenrader who is continuing to battle with kidney stones. Pray for Linda Hargenrader who is having immunotherapy and chemo treatments. We thank the Lord that Kelly and Ronnie Crowden’s new baby girl, Mackenzie Ann, will be coming home very soon. Pray for Bryan Doerflinger (Elray and Ginger’s son) concerning his MS. Pray for J.R. White as he is having spinal decompression. Pray for Nancy Rickards who is having a test next Monday. Pray for Rachel and Greg Clancy as they care for four foster children. Pray for Teressa Collins as she recovers from a shoulder injury from last week at work. Our Deacon of the Week is Brian Ridge (660) 429-7591.
Women With a Purpose: This Thursday, April 4th, our women will be having their monthly First Thursday Meeting in the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. Bring your coffee cup and join the fun. Lindsey Williams will be sharing her personal testimony with the ladies. Plan on coming to meet her and to get acquainted. There will be fun, food, fellowship, and lots of sharing.
Church Directories Ready: This Sunday you will be able to pick up your new Church Directory that we updated during the month of March. Whether you are a member of our church or one of our visitors, we want you to receive a copy for your family as a means of helping you to become better acquainted with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ at Grover.
Board of Directors Meeting: The Board will be having its regular meeting this Wednesday night, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center.
Attention Pathfinders: Our Pathfinders will be meeting with our College Students and Youth this Sunday, April 7th, right after the second service for a covered dish luncheon at noon in the Family Life Center. It is always a great time of fellowship and getting acquainted across generational lines. We had a great turnout last Thursday for our dinner meeting at Zaxby’s.
Easter Preparations: Easter is April 21st, and we do want you to be prepared for several special events: First of all, if you would be interested in singing in the Easter Chorale on Easter Sunday, there will be two special rehearsals that you will need to attend on April 9th and 17th at 7:30 p.m. Secondly, we will be having Easter Extravaganza (Easter Egg Hunt) on April 20th at 10:00 a.m. here at the church. We will be collecting 1000 cookies for the event that we will be handing out to the parents and their children. Let us know if you could provide a couple of dozen. We will also be having a special Lord’s Supper Service on Palm Sunday (April 14th) the week prior to Easter.
Attention All Graduating Seniors: We will be having our High School Senior and College Graduate Recognition on Sunday, May 5th, at 10:30 a.m. in the second Worship Service. If you have a son or daughter who will be graduating, we need their pictures from birth to present for the special video we will be creating for that day. Please turn them into the church office ASAP.
We will be having Baby Dedication this year on Mother’s Day, May 12th. If you have a child you would like to dedicate to the Lord, please contact the church office by the end of this month. Tammy will share with you the information we need to have from you for the event.
We are excited to announce that we are beginning this month a new Community Outreach Ministry on Sunday afternoons for which Logan and I will be leading and participating. The first event will take place on April 14th at 2:00 p.m. for which we will be handing our brochures about Easter Extravaganza and our special Easter Services on April 21st. The second event will be that of launching our regular Community Outreach Team for which we will be going out to individual homes to share the gospel every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
Deacons Meeting: The Deacons will be having a special two hour meeting together on April 28th at 4:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center to talk about grief ministry.
Quilters and Crafters: Our Sewing Group will be having their regular meeting on Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Then, on April 30th, they will be going out on a Shopping Trip to Missouri Star Quilt in Hamilton, MO at 8:00 a.m. Sounds like a great time. Call Pat Breon or Brenda Collins for more information. They are doing a great job!
Have a great week,