Word for the Week ~ 3/15/2021
Sunday: Daylight Saving Time and a little rain did not keep the faithful from attending church yesterday as we had another good attendance, less a few rainy-day Baptists. lol. The good news is that Spring begins this Saturday and the temperature is supposed to be 60 degrees! We had a good turnout of kids for Children’s Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and added another class to the department. We finished our character study of the twelve disciples Sunday from Luke 6:12-16. This coming Sunday I will be preaching an evangelistic message entitled, “People Who Appear Close to Jesus But Are Far from Heaven” from Luke 6:16, John 17:12; Acts 1:15-20.
Week of Prayer for North American Missions: Yesterday we completed our Week of Prayer for North American Missions. We have already exceeded our new goal of $5,000 for theAnnie Armstrong Easter offering. As of Sunday, we have now received $5,692.00. Wow, Praise God! We will continue to receive offerings through Easter Sunday. April 4th. This offering, which is above our regular tithes and offerings, is used to support over 5,000 missionaries and 3,800 chaplains in North America and to reach over 250 million people on our continent who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our church never ceases to amaze me in its faithfulness to the Lord and His church.
The Journey Group will not be meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. due to Spring Break.
Prayer Updates: It was good to see Gary Hargenrader in church Sunday. Continue to pray for him in the loss of his wife, Linda. Please pray for Andy Cicle and his family in the loss of his father. The funeral was Friday. Pray for Denny Jefferson who is having follow-up tests relative to prostate cancer. Pray for Dave Robinson who will be meeting with his doctor next Monday, March 22nd, to get the results from his recent bone and CT-scans and decide a treatment plan. We are thankful that Brenda Vaughn is home doing well after her trip to the hospital last week. Pray for Tim Espey’s father, Ray, who is in Lee’s Summit Hospital. Pray for Jeannie Campbell who is having trouble with her eyes. Continue to pray for Sharon Baum’s sister, Dawn, who is on dialysis after her body rejected her kidney transplant. Pray for George and Judy Clossin who are having tests. Judy has a follow-up stress test scheduled for today. Pray for Karen Hill who is recovering from ankle surgery. We are thankful that Tammy Greer received good news from her tests last Wednesday. Pray for Pete Wittman who had a “watchman implant” installed in his heart to assist with his A-fib. He has a follow-up this Friday. Pray for Leman Reed’s brother, Gene, who is in the hospital for observation concerning his blood pressure. Pray for Victoria who is in language school. Pray for Kirk Smith who home on new medication, still retaining fluid. Pray for Shannon Clawson meeting who has been having tests and has a consultation with a surgeon tomorrow. The Deacon of the Week is Larry Creighton (660) 624-3759.
Men’s Bible Study: We are quickly finishing up our Men’s Bible Study on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. which ends next Thursday, March 25th. It has been a great study on the Life of David! I have enjoyed it thoroughly!
The Associate Pastor Search Committee will be meeting this Wednesday, March 17th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center room 101.
Deacon’s & Leadership Meeting: The Deacons will be meeting along with the Leadership Group this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Worship Center for a combined meeting to discuss updating our Covid policies and service times as we prepare for Palm Sunday, the Lord’s Supper, and Easter. The deacons will not meet at 5:00 p.m. as previously planned.
New “Selfie” Church Directory: We are having a good response of people who are updating our church directory, and we would love to have you be a part. Whether you are a member of our church or a visitor, we want you to participate. Please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your latest contact information and a “Selfie” picture of you and/or your family. If you do not have the capability to send a picture to us, we will be glad to take a picture of you or digitalize a picture that you already have. We will be distributing hard copies of the directory in April to all of those who participate.
Ministry Team Meeting: We will be having a Ministry Team Meeting on March 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper: On Palm Sunday, March 28th, we will be observing the Lord’s Supper as part of our preparation for Easter. Plan now to join us for this special service of worship. We will be using the self-contained cups as a safety precaution.
Easter Scavenger Hunt On Wheels: Roger and Michelle said: Gather your family, pile in the car, and head to the church on Saturday April 3rd at 1:00pm for an Easter ScavengerHunt on Wheels. Join the Grover Kids ministry as families form teams and drive around Warrensburg following clues that will lead them to places in town where they will learn about Jesus and collect items to fill their eggs. After filling all your eggs, return to the church to collect a prize and share what you learned. The Scavenger Hunt on Wheels is for Grover families with children ages 0-18. Covid safety precautions will be used to help keep your family safe during the Easter Activity.
Spring arrives this Saturday,