Word for the Week ~ 2/15/2021

Word for the Week ~ 2/15/2021

Winter Greetings,

I was surprised to see such a good group of people show up Sunday morning in the midst of such a snowstorm and near zero temperatures.  The music Sunday was wonderfully chosen to fit the theme of the service as we talked about overcoming social stigmas in ministering to people.   The subject of “love” is clearly the basis for reaching people, and it fit well for a Valentine’s Day theme in Sunday’s service.  The special gift from the Men’s Ministry to the ladies Sunday was a big hit!  It was good to see children in worship yesterday as well.  They love those Busy Bags!  (See below).  This coming Sunday we will be moving into chapter six of Luke’s gospel.  Be sure to check out the sermon outline that we will email out on Friday at 2:00 p.m.   

Children’s Sunday School/Training: Ourleaders are working hard to get Children’s Sunday School kicked off on February 28th.  We had a great group of people show up last Saturday for our “clean-up day.”  Thank you to everyone who helped out.  Due to the weather, we have rescheduled the Teacher Training Session from this week to next Wednesday, February 24th, at 6:30 p.m.  This will be for all nursery, preschool, and children’s teachers and workers.  We will meet in the Worship Center as one group with several of our different leaders directing the sessions.  We hope to be finished up before 8:00 p.m.  Nursery will be provided upon request.  Call the church office at (660) 747-7196.  For more information, call Roger Dumas at (660) 864-3947.        


Children’s Busy Bags:  For those children and families who attend worship together, we have a special “Busy Bag” for all children who come and attend worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  It contains crayons, a pencil, drawing paper for sermon notes, a color sheet, and a little “finger toy.”  They are located in the church foyer to the right of the information desk for you to pick up on Sundays.  


The Journey Group will be meeting via Zoom tonight at 7:00 p.m. as Rhonda McKee, Ryan Myers, and Matt Argotsinger continue their series entitled, “The Struggles of Life and Godliness.”  

BSU Dinner:  Due to inclement weather, the Women’s Ministry is delivering pizza to the BSU this Tuesday, February 16th.  Monetary donations will be accepted.   For more information call Debbie Weigand at (660) 909-4930 for more information.

Men’s Bible Study This Thursday:  We will be kicking off a Men’s Bible Study this Thursday night, February 18th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Bryan Watson will be leading a study on the “Life of David.”  The study will last for six weeks and meet every Thursday night through April 1st.  Come join us!  Call Greg Greer or Steve Fox for more information.  


Deacon’s Meeting:  The Deacons are scheduled for their regular monthly meeting this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.  

The Associate Pastor Search Committee will be meeting Wednesday, February 24th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center room 101.  

Women’s Zoom Bible Study: Our Women’s Ministry will be continuing it’s seven-week video series this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., entitled, “Take Courage: A Study of Haggai,” by Jennifer Rothschild.  The series will end on February 23rd.  Contact Marcile Lewis at (660) 909-2614 for more information. 

Women’s Retreat:  We continue to sign women up for theLadies Annual Spring Retreat scheduled for March 6th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The group will be gathering at Milestones Barn on Hwy 13 just north of Warrensburg.  The conference will be led this year by Jamie Hoos and Christie Hoagland.  The title and theme of the retreat is “Broken and Poured Out,” taken from a study of Luke chapter 7.  You may register now by clicking on the Women’s Facebook page at Grover Park.  You may also contact Marcile Lewis at marcile747@yahoo.com or call her at (660) 909-2614. 

Prayer Updates:   Pray for Beth Talley as she is home recovering from a surgical procedure. Please pray for Phil Woodard as he recovers at home from surgery on his leg.  Pray for Dave Robinson who is scheduled for a prostate biopsy tomorrow, February 16th.  Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she is struggling with her cancer.  Pray for Victoria who is doing well in language school.  Pray for Steve Easterwood who has been diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer.  Continue to pray for Sharon Baum’s sister, Dawn, who is recovering from a kidney transplant surgery.  Her body is trying to reject the new kidney.   Pray for Lee Johnson who is recovering from heart bypass surgery last week.  Pray for Jackie Thomas’ grandson, Jordan, who’s wife had a late term miscarriage.  Pray for the search committee.  The Deacon of the Week is Chuck Appleton (660) 238-5814. 


Quilters & Crafters: On February 27th, 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. Social distancing will be observed.  Call Pat Breon for more information at (918) 906-1037. 

This is Random Acts of Kindness Week:  Be sure to do something nice for someone as you go about your week.  Chocolate cake is always good, LOL!

Stay Warm, 

Pastor Randy 

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