Word for the Week ~ 8/19/2019

Word for the Week ~ 8/19/2019


What a great day Sunday, with so many wonderful things going on.  As always, Logan did a great job preaching.  I loved the music and especially the offertory!  We had a wonderful group of worshipers (401) in the morning and another great group back for our Special Praise Service last night!  You just can’t beat singing favorite hymns on a Sunday night in church!  The Family Life Center was packed with people enjoying the many different varieties of homemade ice cream.  If I had to give a nod to the one which was my favorite, I would have to choose the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake…and it was not even chocolate!  

Life University Begins September 8th: In just three weeks we will be kicking off our Fall Semester of Life University at 6:00 p.m.  Sunday you received a pamphlet detailing all of the new classes. This semester we are offering the following: “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.  

Christmas Chorale Rehearsals:  Mark your calendars now for September 15th as we will be kicking off the first rehearsal for Grover’s Christmas Musical coming up on December 14 & 15. The rehearsals will be on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center just prior to Life University.  

Memory Monday will kick off today at 2:30 p.m. in The Park for the fall semester. It is really a great time for our students to receive help with school homework, play games, memorize Scripture, and share a great time of food and fellowship with the other students. Please encourage your youth in grades 6-12 to come join the fun. Call Logan for more information at (660) 747-7196. 

School Is In Full Session:  The Youth will be having their Back To School Bash this Friday night, August 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. in The Park.  Our Grover Kids will be having their Back To School Bash this Saturday, August 24th from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in The Park. 

College Students:  Today our Journey Group College Ministry will begin meeting every Monday night at 6:00 p.m. Tonight they will be going over to the home of Paul and Cheryl Plummer’s at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and discussion.  The Baptist Student Union (BSU) will be having its Back To School Burger Bash this 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.  

Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) did an excellent job singing for our Praise Service last night!  They will meet tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Warrensburg Manor to sing. The bus will leave the parking lot at 9:50 a.m. This is a wonderful ministry of our church, and we would love for you to join with us. 

This Wednesday night we will be starting our Wednesday Night Dinners and Services. They will be at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. respectively. Call now to get on the supper reservation list.  This week we have a special surprise as Sheila Wilbanks will be talking about her family’s ministry as missionaries in England.  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.  Nominating Committee will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Library.

Prayer Updates:  Pray for Dennis Scherer’s family in the passing of his mother last Thursday.  The funeral will be at Holdren Sweeny Philips this Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.  There will be a family visitation there tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Pray for Tobi Chambers and her family in the passing of her grandmother last week.  The funeral is today at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia at 11:00 a.m.  Pray for Patsy Cox, Larry Cox’s mother, who is now at Country Club Care Center for rehabilitation.  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.  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 Dave Mifflin who is recovering at home from heart bypass surgery.  Pray for Jean Anderson as she continues to recover from back surgery several weeks ago. Our Deacon of the Week is Brian Ridge (660) 909-1598.  

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. 

Men’s Prayer Meeting:  Don’t forget that our men are meeting every Saturday morning this month in the Family Life Center at 7:30 a.m. for prayer.  

Deacon’s Meeting:  Our Deacons have rescheduled their regular monthly meeting for this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center. 

Sunday School Training:  Our Sunday School workers will be leaving out at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th, for a time of special Sunday School training in Republic, MO. We will return at 4:30 p.m.  This event is free of charge.  Call the church office to make your reservation to ride on the bus and to get your free ticket.

Have a great week,

Pastor Randy

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