Word for the Week ~ 4/29/2019

Word for the Week ~ 4/29/2019



Sunday was a special day as we gathered in the aftermath of Easter.  I appreciated so much the message that Logan Williams shared from Hebrews chapter four on “The Rest of Christ,” and the music that so complemented it.  We will be continuing with Hebrews 4:14ff this coming Lord’s day as we answer the question as to whether Jesus Christ was genuinely tempted in the same ways that we are today.  It was wonderful to witness the baptism Sunday of Tyler Woodrum and Kristen Smith in the second service.  

UCM DAY/Special Commissioning:  We are excited to announce that just  this Sunday, May 5th, we will be celebrating UCM DAY at Grover.  We are asking everyone this Sunday to wear Red and Black (UCM’s Colors) as we have a special Commissioning Service for Dr. Roger Best and his wife, Robin.  Dr. Best was inaugurated as the new 16th President of the University of Central Missouri on April 18, 2019.  In honor of both him and our beloved university, we are taking this special time to celebrate the occasion.  Roger has been at UCM since 1995 when he came as a new assistant professor of finance. Since that time, he was named chair of the Department of Economic and Finance in 2003, Associate Dean of the Harmon College of Business Administration in 2008, and in 2011 he became Dean of the newly formed Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies. In August of 2018, he became the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the University. His new role now as President of the University is one for which we believe God will continue to use Roger in an amazing way.  Don’t miss this special and historic service as Roger shares a few special words with our church.     

Attention All Graduating Seniors: We will be having our High School Senior and College Graduate Recognition also this Sunday, May 5th, at 10:30 a.m. for UCM DAY.  Zoe Long is graduating from high school; Benjamin Kirtley, Amy Hale, Johnna Lasswell, and Isaac Calvert will be receiving their bachelor degrees; Stephen Plants and Chris Dunaway will be receiving their Master’s Degrees; and Lisa Bailey will be receiving her doctorate degree (in Birmingham, AL).  

Muffins With Mom’s:  This Sundaywe will be having Muffins With Mom on May 5th.  Anyone can qualify for a mom whether you are a grandmother, aunt, sister, step mom, etc.  This event is for all 2-5 year olds and their moms at 9:00 a.m. in the Preschool Hall.  Come ready to celebrate motherhood by sharing a muffin, coffee, milk, and a lot a fun as you meet with our preschool leadership.  

Special Mother’s Day Services:  We will be having Baby Dedication 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 for the event, namely, your child’s name, birthdate, and a scripture verse you would like read.  We will also have a special gift for all of you moms who attend that Sunday.   

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.

Quilters and Crafters:  Our Sewing Group will be leaving on a Shopping trip this Tuesday, April 30th, 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. 

Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet tomorrow, at 10:00 a.m., at Harmony Gardens to sing. The bus will leave the parking lot at 9:50 a.m. This is a wonderful ministry of our church, and we would love for you to join with us. 

Teachers’ Life Workshop:  Attention all Sunday school teachers and workers! We will be having our quarterly Life Workshop Meeting this Tuesday night, April 30th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Logan Williams and Roger Dumas will be leading this special time of training.  

Wednesday Night Supper: This Wednesday night on May 1st, we will have our Wednesday night supper and Bible Study. With supper beginning at 5:30 p.m., our special Evangelistic Study taught by Logan Williams will begin at 6:15 p.m.  Our menu for Wednesday night will be:  Baked chicken, rice, broccoli, carrots, salad, hot rolls, dessert, and drinks.   The children will be having Wednesday Night Live (WNL) at 6:15 p.m.

Prayer Updates:  Pray for Shawna Reynolds and her boys in the passing of J.R. Reynolds early Sunday morning.  The Celebration Service will be at Grover this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.  Pray for Belinda Milton who had a surgical procedure last Wednesday. She has a follow-up appointment tomorrow.  Please pray for Steve Abbot who is now back at Ridgecrest Nursing Center here in Warrensburg.  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 recovering at home from back surgery. Pray for Linda Hargenrader who is ready to resume her chemo treatments. Pray for Bryan Doerflinger (Elray and Ginger’s son) concerning his MS.  Pray for J.R. White who is scheduled for surgery on May 28th.  Nancy Rickards received a good report from her thyroid tests. Please remember Donna Akeson who is having surgery on May 7th.  Pray for Taryn Morrow who has pre-eclampsia and was in Lee’s Summit Hospital with high blood pressure.  The baby is about 35 weeks along.  She is now home.  Pray also for Cheryl Marrow who had cataract surgery today in Leawood, KS.  Pray for Paul Plummer who has an appointment this Wednesday with an orthopedic surgeon about his knee.  Please remember Mark Talley in the loss of his brother.  He had prayed to receive Christ shortly before passing away.  The funeral will be this Saturday.  Our Deacon of the Week is Scott Stober (660) 473-9113.  

Women’s Ministry First Thursday:  This Thursday night, our ladies will be having a “Women’s Prayer Tea for Muslim Women Around the World.” They will meet in the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. and child care will be provided.  With tea in hand, our ladies will be learning about Muslim women around the world and specific ways that they can pray for them.  

Men’s Prayer Time: This Saturday, May 5th, we will be having our next Men’s Prayer Time in the Family Life Center at 7:30 a.m. We are typically finishing up in about 45 minutes. We would love to have you attend. Contact Dan Sliger for more information (405) 219-9281. 

Community Outreach Ministry: This Sunday on May 5th, we will be continuing our new Outreach Ministry at 3:00 p.m. in the Worship Center for which we will be gathering for some special training and then eventually going out into the Warrensburg community and making visits with those who have shown an interest in our church.  Plan now to attend. 

You should be getting your May Newsletter this week and/or the digital copy today.  If you are not receiving our newsletter, and would like to do so, please contact the church office.  

Have a great week,

Pastor Randy

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