Word for the Week ~ 8/26/2019
Sunday was a wonderful day for the 400+ who were there to embrace the worship of our Lord. As chapter thirteen of Hebrews concludes with the parting words of the Apostle, it is not at all surprising that he puts “love for our fellow believers” at the top of the list (13:1), and also includes love for strangers and those who suffer injustice. The Bible is clear that sympathy, compassion, and understanding are always at the forefront of what defines how true believers behave. I appreciated so much the well chosen worship songs in our service yesterday that spoke of love, such as, “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love.” Next Sunday we will continue with Hebrews 13:10ff. It was also a great blessing to have 7 people joining the church yesterday: Joyce Ryssmann and Cathy Clear joined in the first service by transfer of their memberships from a sister church here in Warrensburg. In the second service, Draven Snyder came forward to confess his faith in Christ and to join the church. In addition, John and Kelly Brittain, along with their two sons Caleb and Micah, joined the church by transfer of their memberships. What a day!
Life University Begins September 8th! In just two weeks we will be kicking off our Fall Semester of Life University at 6:00 p.m. 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. I am attaching a fuller description of the classes at the bottom of this email. Call Logan Williams for more information at (225) 963-0236.
Christmas Chorale Rehearsals: In just three weeks, on September 15th, 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. If you would be interested in singing in this year’s musical, contact David Robinson for more information.
Memory Monday will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in The Park. It is a great time for our students to receive help with school homework, play games, memorize Scripture, and share a great food and fellowship with other students. Please encourage your youth in grades 6-12 to come join the fun. Call Logan for more information at (660) 747-7196.
Successful Back to School Bashes: We wish to thank Logan Williams, Roger Dumas, and all of those who worked with them, for organizing such a great week of “Back to School Bashes” for our children and youth.
Journey In the Park: Tonight officially begins our first alternate Monday meeting of our college and career ministry, which does not include dinner and discussion in one of our church family homes. They will be having pasta and pizza in The Park for dinner at 6:00 p.m., and Logan will be starting a new Bible Study with them through the Book of First Corinthians. Wow, I want to Go too! Lol.
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.
Taco Tuesday: Our Men’s Ministry we will be gathering at El Monterrey Mexican Restaurant for lunch at noon tomorrow. They are located at 120 Easter Cooper Blvd. Please feel free to join us if your schedule allows and bring a friend if your schedule allows.
Want to Help? Tomorrow night, on August 27th, our church will be preparing dinner for the BSU at 6:00 p.m. They will start preparing the meal in the FLC at 2:00 p.m., and then travel to the BSU to serve dinner at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to help prepare or serve this meal, call Debbie Weigand at (660) 909-4930.
Wednesday Night Services: This Wednesday night on August 28th, we will have our Wednesday night supper and service. Supper begins at 5:30 p.m., I will be leading our Bible Study at 6:15 p.m. The children will have WNL at 6:15 p.m., and 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. Ministry Team will be meeting after Bible Study at 7:15 p.m. in room 101 of the FLC.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Ruby Jackson as she left Friday to attend the funeral of her sister out of state. Pray for Dennis Scherer’s family in the passing of his mother. The funeral was last Tuesday. Pray for Tobi Chambers and her family in the passing of her grandmother. The funeral was last Monday. Pray for Brenda Collins who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration of her eye. She is undergoing therapy. Pray for Patsy Cox, Larry Cox’s mother, who is 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. Pray for Jean Anderson as she continues to recover from back surgery several weeks ago. Pray for Gwenette Grady who will be having shoulder surgery in Lee’s Summit on September 13th. Pray for Joyce Hagerman as she undergoes tests. Pray for Bart Amsbaugh who is having medical issues. Pray for Brenda Dahlhoff as she is still recovering from a fall. She is doing much better. Our Deacon of the Week is Chuck Samson (660) 909-1503.
Quilters & Crafters: This Saturday, August 31st, 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 (918) 906-1037.
Women’s Retreat Deadline Today: Our Annual Women’s Retreat is just two weeks away on September 6-8th, so don’t miss out. Call today to get registered!!! 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 today!
Our Men’s Fall Retreat is 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.
Sunday School Training: Our Sunday School workers will be leaving the church parking lot 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.
Nomination Ballots will be placed in the bulletin the next two Sundays on September 1st & 8th for the purpose of nominating those you would like to serve on the nominating committee, board of directors, or deacons for the 2020 year that will be voted on in our Annual Business Meeting on November 20th. Please be praying about who you would like to see service in these capacities.
Have a great week,
P.S. The church office will be closed on Labor Day, September 2nd. You may wish to go see the movie “Overcomer”! It is a fine Christian movie.