Word for the Week ~ 6/24/2019

Word for the Week ~ 6/24/2019

Greetings,

Yesterday was a good day!  The musical worship was excellent, and God met us in His Word from Hebrews 9. We also got to share the joy of seeing Jean Heavner baptized in the second service with special farewells and prayer for Teresa Wooldridge who is leaving to her new home in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.  Her Sunday school class had a special going away party for her last Thursday night.  Next Sunday we will be observing the Lord’s Supper as we look at Hebrews 9:16-28 for which the author quotes Moses as saying in verse 20, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” Does that sound familiar?  

There were several meetings going on Sunday afternoon.  We had a great turnout for our Community Outreach Meeting at 3:00 p.m. The groups divided up and blitzed Market Street as they went door to door with the gospel.  Our Vacation Bible School workers had a great meeting at 4:30 p.m., and then our deacons met afterwards from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  It was great to be back in the groove after being gone for two weeks.  Our many thanks go to Logan Williams for doing such a great job of preaching from Hebrews 7-8 in my absence.  

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

Please be in prayer for our Students as they are at Camp this week with Logan.  Consequently, there will be no “Word on the Water” this Wednesday night.  They will pick back up with their Wednesday night activities next week.  

Prayer Updates:  Please pray for Ken Fowler who is at Monterey Park Rehabilitation Health Care Center in Independence.  Pray for Linda Hargenrader who is back to having her chemo treatments. Pray for Ray and Kelly Hargrave’s granddaughter, Oakley, who had surgery on June 14th.  Pray for Jean Anderson who is scheduled for back surgery on June 28th at Saint Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza. Please pray for Denise Robinson’s brother-in-law, Kirk Smith, who is needing a lung transplant. We are happy to report that Robin Best’s brother, Scott, is back to work doing much better after having colon surgery.  Please remember May Marie Irwin who has been placed under care of Hospice at Country Club Care Center.  Please be in prayer for Hal Hanrahan as he prepares to undergo several treatments.  Pray for Heidi Mesmer who is in the Hospital in Columbia.  Pray for our students at Camp.  Continue to pray for Jackie Thomas as she is home getting her blood pressure regulated.  She was in the Hospital last week.  Pray for Larry Creighton as he has cataract surgery tomorrow on his other eye.  Congratulations go to Clint and Jen Conrad who just who had a new baby grandson, Declan Roy Berg, born Saturday.  Pray for Chuck Barry as he is recovering at home after having knee replacement surgery last week at WMMC.  The Deacon of the Week is Dennis Docheff (660) 441-3977.    

Attention All Seniors:  I am looking forward to going with our Pathfinders (Over 50 group) to the Jumpin’ Catfish in Lee’s Summit this Thursday night.  We will leave the church parking lot at 5:00 p.m. sharp, so plan on going with us to one of our favorite places to eat and fellowship.  

Freedom Spectacular:  Next Thursday night on July 4th we will be having a major patriotic event at Grover which we call Freedom Spectacular. It begins at 6:30 p.m. with games, bounce houses, face painting, free food, music, and fellowship.  At 7:15 p.m. we will have a procession of motorcycles from Faith Riders and the American Legion who will enter the church parking lot from Burkarth Road with their flags.  Then at 7:30 p.m. the Community Band will perform a one-hour Patriotic Concert.  At 8:30 p.m. we will begin announcing door prizes coupled with various assortments of patriotic music. At dusk we will have a beautiful display of fireworks which is the climax to the day. You should have received a brochure in the bulletin last Sunday for you to pass out to family, friends, and neighbors in your area. If you would like to volunteer to help out in setting up for this year’s event, come to the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on July 4th and we will put you to work. 

Attention Faith Riders:  If you would like to ride with the Legion Riders on July Fourth in our procession into Freedom Spectacular at 7:15 p.m., please meet at the American Legion on Business 50 at 6:45 p.m. on July 4th.  P.S. We had a great ride last Thursday night with a record number of bikes going to Zarda’s BBQ.  

Vacation Bible School:  As always, we will be following Freedom Spectacular up with VBS on July 14-19th from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. The theme this year is “Into The Wild.”  Plan now to bring your child or grandchild or neighbor child to join us for what will prove to be a lot of fun. With Vacation Bible School only a few weeks away, now is the time to start getting the word out to our community.  Wow!  VBS is going to be awesome. Back by popular demand, we will be having a Pool Party at the Community Center at 6:45 p.m. right after VBS Family night on Friday night, July 19th at 6:00 p.m.  Don’t miss out!  

Good to be home,

Pastor Randy

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