Word for the Week ~ 7/22/2019

Word for the Week ~ 7/22/2019

Greetings,

Sunday was quite a day as we heard a great report from Teresa Collins about Vacation Bible School and listened to the children sing one of their favorite songs from VBS entitled, “In the Wild.”  It was such a blessing to hear that the kids had raised over $9000.00 for missions in Haiti.  Wow!  As I shared in my message Sunday from Hebrews eleven, the practice of giving requires “Faith” as we saw in the life of Abel in Hebrews 11:4. The music was very special for the 407 worshipers who attended.  July has been a good month for attendance in spite of all of the crazy weather. 

We had another good turnout for Community Outreach Sunday.  If this is a ministry you would like to know More about, just give Logan a call and he will fill you in on all of the particulars.  

A Big VBS Thank You:  We want to thank Teresa Collins and all of the Vacation Bible School staff and workers this year for doing such a great job!  This year we had the highest student to teacher ratio that I think we have ever had. It was a huge success in so many different ways.  See the enclosed picture.  

Men’s Ministry Council:  Our Men’s Ministry leaders will be meeting today at 11:30 at Zaxby’s to discuss our Men’s Retreat coming up in October.  

Journey Group: The Journey Group will be meeting tonight at the church at 6:00 p.m. to head over to the home of Logan and Lindsey Williams for dinner and discussion. Logan will be talking about Care Ministry in the church.  Call Rhonda McKee for more information at (660) 441-7338. 

Taco Tuesday: A group of men have been gathering for some time now for lunch on Tuesdays to share a time of food and fellowship.  After opening the group up to all of the men in our church last week, we had an even better attendance. This week we will be gathering at Cancun’s Mexican Cuisine on Maguire Street and Russell Avenue for lunch at noon.  Please feel free to join if your schedule allows and bring a friend. We generally meet for just an hour, but some do stay longer. 

Prayer Updates:  Pray for Heidi Runions who is in the ER at WMMC waiting to be transferred.  Please remember Greg Greer as he is scheduled for shoulder surgery this Wednesday at WMMC at 8:00 a.m.  Please pray for Nancy Rickard’s nephew who is having eye removal surgery today.  Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she has treatment for her cancer.  Please pray for Denise Robinson’s brother-in-law, Kirk Smith, who is needing a lung transplant. Pray for Josh Robinson and his wife, Andrea, as they are expecting a baby in November.  Pray for Denise Robinson’s mother, Doris Jane Stoner, who is going through rehabilitation at Sunterra Springs Rehab Center in Independence. 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 Spencer Parrish who has been diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma.  Please pray for Terry Hayden who is home recovering after being in Research Hospital last week.  Pray for Sherry Collins who will be having shoulder surgery this Thursday on July 25th at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Pray for Dave Mifflin who is being transferred today to Columbia Hospital for heart bypass surgery.  Please pray for Carolyn Woodard’s daughter who is having surgery this Friday on July 26th.  Pray for Ken Fowler as he will be admitted to the VA Home this Friday.  The Deacon of the Week is Rick Huse (660) 864-9091. 

Our students will be gathering once again for Word on the Water this Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  They took last week off for Vacation Bible School, and they are ready to head back to the pool.  Our thanks go to Dave and Margaret Kesinger for the use of their home and pool.   

Ministry Team Meeting:  This Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., we will be having an important Ministry Team meeting in room 101 of the Family Life Center.  

Faith Riders: Our motorcycle ministry is scheduled to have its next ride this Thursday on July 25th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00 p.m., and then ride to El Tapatio in Sedalia for a great time of fellowship together. The weather forecast could not be better.  If you would like to follow along with us, just meet in the parking lot at 6:00 p.m. or at the restaurant at about 6:45 p.m.  Hope to see you there!   

Quilters & Crafters: Saturday, July 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. Call Pat Breon for more information at (660) 909-3924. 

Sunday Night Youth:  Our youth will be meeting this Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. for their regular time of worship and fellowship in the Park. This Friday night about 30 of our Youth will be going to watch the Royals in Kansas City as they play the Indians.  

Mission of the Month:  Our missions team has organized a trip next Wednesday night on July 31st to the Kansas City Rescue Mission.  They will be leaving the church parking lot at 4:00 p.m.  If you would be interested in going to help out, please contact Jeannie Campbell at (660) 238-6501.  

Board of Director’s Meeting:  We will be having our regular Board of Director’s meeting on Wednesday night, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center.  

Have a great day,

Pastor Randy

Attached:  Picture of Vacation Bible School

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