Word for the Week ~ 1/20/2020
Sunday turned out to be a great day in spite of it being 14 degrees outside with a windchill index of -3 degrees. We had 419 worshippers who braved the cold in attending and two new families who joined the church: James and Karen Stark joined by transfer of their membership; and Dock and Corey Phelps along with their four children (Dock, Kalib, Logan, Izek), joined on their statement of faith and baptism. The worship and offertory were fantastic, and the Chiefs won the AFC Championship game against Tennessee and are going to the Super Bowl! Next week we plan to baptize Freda Rene who came forward several weeks ago. We continued our sermon series in the Book of Second Corinthians as we looked at the subject of Forgiveness from (2 Cor. 2:1-11). This coming Sunday we will finish chapter two.
Our Christmas Card Mailbox was taken down, but we have placed the remaining cards in the foyer of the Worship Center for you to pick up.
Offering Envelopes: Our 2020 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up in the foyer of the Sanctuary. Contribution statements were mailed last week for 2019.
No Memory Monday today due to school being out for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Journey will be meeting tonight in The Park at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and discussion. Call Rhonda McKee for more questions at (660) 441-7338. Chili will be served! Logan will be continuing his series entitled, “Dating With Wisdom.”
Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet tomorrow at Warrensburg Manor to sing for the residents there. The bus will leave the church at 9:50 a.m.
BSU Dinner: Preparations of the dinner for our Baptist Student Union at UCM will be tomorrow, January 21st. If you would like to help prepare, please show up at the FLC at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to serve, please show up at the BSU at 5:30 p.m. I will be teaching a background study of the Book of Hebrews at the BSU this week.
Wednesday Nights Service: This week we will continue our Wednesday night suppers and services. Our supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. and our service at 6:15 p.m. The menu will be: Chicken Alfredo, vegetables, crispy salad, drinks, and a sweet dessert. Donna Petersen will be sharing the testimony. I will be continuing our “Study of the Cults.” The children will have WNL at 6:15 p.m., and the youth will be having Life Academy at 6:15 in The Park. Nursery is also provided in the extended foyer of the Worship Center.
Ministry Team will have their regular meeting this Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. in room 101 of the Family Life Center.
Our Church-Wide Valentine’s Dinner is coming up on Wednesday Night, February 12th at 5:30 p.m. The Kitchen Committee will be preparing a wonderful roast beef meal with mashed potatoes and gravy along with salad and vegetables and dessert. The youth will be serving the meal to us again this year. It will help us a great deal in planning if you could call in your reservations if you plan to attend. Please call the church office at (660) 747-7196. Hope to see you there. Marilyn Scherer will be our emcee for the evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Sharon Baum who had knee replacement surgery last Monday. She is recovering at home and doing rehab. Pray for Dana F. Moore who had knee surgery last Friday. She is recovering at home. Pray for Pete Whitman who is scheduled to have outpatient shoulder surgery this Friday at 12:30 p.m., at Center Point Hospital. Please pray for Kristen Smith’s dad, Kirk, who received his lung transplant over the holiday. He is doing great and will be at Mayo for a few more months. Pray for Howard Bullard who is home on hospice. Pray for Katherine and Brandon Garneau who are stationed in Italy. Pray for Karen Bentley, Tammy Ostrowski’s mother, who is recovering from her recent ankle surgery. Pray for Steve Fox’s niece, Justine, who has developed pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy. Our Deacon of the Week is Jake Cantwell (660) 441-2580.
Youth Conference: Pray
for our students in 6th-12th grade as they head to a worship and discipleship
conference in the city this Friday and Saturday. Pastor Logan and the youth leaders will
travel with them to Kansas City for a great time of equipping and growth at
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They’ll return Saturday evening.
Quilters & Crafters: This Friday, January 24th, the sewing group will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring your projects, supplies, sewing machine, and questions for fun, fellowship, and learning. Call Pat Breon for more information at (918) 906-1037.
Faith Riders had its monthly meeting last Thursday at T.J.’s Mexican Restaurant with over 20 in attendance. Our next meeting will be on February 20th at Lone Jack Cafe at 6:00 p.m.
Life University Begins February 9th: Sunday you received a brochure for our Winter Semester of Life University which we will kick off on February 9th, at 6:00 p.m. We are offering several new and exciting classes this year: Beth Talley will be leading a study through “The Sermon On the Mount.” Pastor Roger Dumas will be leading a parenting study entitled, “Growing Together.” Rev. Marty Stump will be leading a class entitled, “Growing in Faith: Christian History Made Easy.” J.R. and Becky White will be leading a study on “Growing in the Word through the Book of Philippians.” Begin thinking now which class you would like to attend. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer.
Have a great week ahead,