Word for the Week ~ 8/12/2019
Sunday: The services were wonderful yesterday for the well over 400 people who came to worship. I cannot say enough about how great the music was. Wow! There was a beautiful spirit in our services yesterday, and what a thrill it was to see all of our children in the beginning of the second service who were graduating into new classes. We appreciate so much all of our Children’s Workers. By the way, we had a good group attend Community Outreach last night. Please note that we will begin meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning next week in The Park.
Speaking of our younger students, they will be starting back to school this Thursday on August 15th and our college students at UCM will be starting back next Monday on August 19th. Memory Monday will be kicking off next Monday, August 19th, and our young people will be having their various back to school parties: The Youth will be having their Back To School Bash on Friday night, August 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. in The Park. Also, Grover Kids will be having their Back To School Bash on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in The Park.
The Baptist Student Union (BSU) will be having its Back To School Burger Bash on Thursday night, August 22nd at 5:30 p.m. On August 27th, our church will be preparing dinner for the BSU at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to help prepare or serve this meal, call Debbie Weigand at (660) 909-4930. Speaking of college students, our Journey Group will begin meeting for the first time on a weekly basis on Monday nights beginning August 19th, with the In-home Suppers continuing every other week.
This Sunday’s Sermon: In keeping with tradition, I have asked our Associate Pastor, Logan Williams, to preach this Sunday as our students return to school. He will be continuing our series in Hebrews 12:18-29 as he speaks on the subject, “Out With the Old–In With the New.” Hope to see you there!
Special Praise Night: This Sunday, August 18th, at 6:00 p.m., we will be having our Special Praise Night. Come join the fun, fellowship, and worship as we sing and listen to our favorite hymns and worship songs in the Worship Center. Special selections from Worship Team Members will be included. The service will be followed by a homemade ice cream social in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite ice cream and join the fun.
Christmas Chorale Rehearsals: Speaking of great music, mark your calendars now for September 15th as we will be kicking off the first rehearsal for Grover’s Christmas Musical coming up in December 14 & 15. The rehearsals will be on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center just prior to Life University.
One week from this Wednesday, on August 21st, we will be starting our Wednesday Night Dinners and Bible Studies. They will be at5:30 and 6:15 p.m. respectively. Call now to get on the permanent reservation list, if you wish to do so, for supper. Wednesday Night Live (WNL) will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Children’s Center. 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.
Faith Riders: This Thursday, at 6:00 p.m., our motorcycle ministry will be meeting at the church to ride to Sedalia to eat at Little Big Horn at 1629 W. Main Street. We will then be going to the home of Tom and Lisa Bailey for dessert at 3445 Callaway Drive in Sedalia.
Deacon’s Meeting: This Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m., our deacons will be having their regular monthly meeting in room 101 of the Worship Center.
Our Annual Women’s Retreat is coming up in just three weeks on September 6-8th. The study is entitled, “At the Feet of Jesus–Finding Intimacy With God.” The retreat will take place at Heit’s Point in Lincoln, MO. This promises to be a great weekend of fellowship, food, fun, and renewal. Indoor pool will be available. The cost for the weekend is $110.00. Scholarships are available. Call the church office (660) 747-7196 or Beth Talley (618) 803-9715 for more information. The deadline for signing up is August 25th.
Our Men’s Fall Retreat has been set for October 18-19th at Camp Galilee in Eldorado Springs, MO. The theme of the retreat will be “Running Well”, taken from 1 Corinthians 9:24, and will be led by Logan Williams. The cost is only $25.00 per person. We will be stopping for supper at Smith’s Restaurant in Collins on the way there. We will leave the church at 5:30 p.m. on October 18th and eat at Smith’s at 6:30 p.m. We will return from the retreat by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Contact Greg Greer or Steve Fox for more information.
More Men’s Ministry: Speaking of our Men’s Ministry, we will continue to meet for Taco Tuesdays at Cancun’s Mexican Cuisine on Maguire Street and Russell Avenue for lunch at 12:00 noon, and beginning this Saturday morning, we will resume our Saturday Men’s Prayer Meeting in the Family Life Center at 7:30 a.m.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Patsy Cox, Larry Cox’s mother, who is at WMMC. Pray for Steve Abbot who is in WMMC as well. Please pray for Kara Smelser who is recovering from a severe finger injury here at home. Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she takes a break from her chemo. Please pray for Kristen Smith’s dad who is needing a lung transplant. Pray for Andrea Robinson’s pregnancy. It was good to see her and Josh yesterday. 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 hopes for good results from his last treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Pray for Sherry Collins as she continues to recover from her shoulder surgery. Pray for Dave Mifflin who is recovering at home from heart bypass surgery. I got to see him in last week. Pray for Dennis Docheff as he is recovering at home from knee replacement surgery. Pray for Robbie Long who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Pray for Jean Anderson as she continues to recover from back surgery several weeks ago. Please remember Dennis Scherer’s mother, Marilyn Scherer, who is under care of Hospice at home. Our Deacon of the Week is Leman Reed (660) 441-7002.
Life University Begins September 8th: In just four weeks we will be kicking off our Fall Semester of Life University at 6:00 p.m. Sunday you received a copy of the new brochure detailing all of the new classes. This semester we are offering the following classes: “Growing in Faith: Spiritual Disciplines,” taught by Marty Stump; “Growing in Love: Caring Well for the Body of Christ,” taught by Brenda Dahlhoff; “Growing Together: Marriage Study,” taught by Roger Dumas; “Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World,” taught by Beth Talley; and “How to Be Good and Angry,” taught by Greg Greer. Nursery will be provided. Our grade school kids will be meeting in Children’s Hall room 150 for “Children’s Bible Drill,” taught by Sandra Silkwood; and the Youth will continue to meet Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. for “Sunday Night Youth,” led by Pastor Logan. There are sign-up sheets in the foyer for you to join any one of these classes. If you have not yet registered, don’t worry, just come. Call Logan Williams for more information at (225) 963-0236.
Have a great week,