Word for the Week ~ 9/16/2019
Fall Kick-Off: Sundaywas a great day as we kicked off several more events for our Fall program. Last night at 5:00 p.m., we launched the first of our Christmas Chorale rehearsals with over 50 people in attendance. It is certainly not too late for you to join in the fun as they will be meeting every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. We also moved into the second week of Life University with wonderful attendance in every class. The Women’s Bible Study class was overflowing with 34 enrolled, so they are going to be moving next week into the Family Life Center. So, there is plenty of room for you if you would like to join this or any of our other classes. We had right at a hundred people here last night for Life University, not including the 50+ who were here for the Chorale. Likewise, we had a great group attend Community Outreach at 3:00 p.m., and our Deacon’s Meeting at 4:00 p.m. was very productive. They made early preparations to begin interviews with several men about serving as new deacons.
Sunday morning was also a great day of worship once again as over 400 gathered to praise our heavenly Lord. Consistent with the launch of our fall season, we began a new series of messages from the Book of James entitled, “The James Code: God’s Answers For Our Anxieties.” Sunday we looked at “God’s Answer For Life’s Trials” from James 1:1-12. If you missed the sermon, you can still watch it on Youtube. Just search Grover Park Baptist church. This coming Sunday we will be looking at “God’s Answer for Life’s Temptations” from James 1:12-18. As one of the most practical books of the Bible, James will challenge all of us where we live on a daily basis. The music could not have been better chosen to fit the theme of our service. It was good to have Homer and Marilyn Hampton come forward to join the church in the first service by transfer of their membership from a sister church in our community. In the second service, Yvette Bell came forward to join the church and rededicated her life to the Lord. She is joined by Harold Bell and Harold Bell Jr. in her family.
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 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.
The Journey will be meeting tonight at the church at 6:00 p.m. to head over to the home of Hal and Susan Hanrahan for dinner and discussion as Logan continues his study in C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet tomorrow, July 15th, 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 us.
Wednesday Night Services/Testimony: On September 18th, we will have our Wednesday night supper and service. Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. I will be continuing our Bible Study on The Truth About Cults at 6:15 p.m. Dr. Pete Beard will be sharing his testimony at 6:30 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.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Bob Anderson who was just released from Saint Luke’s Hospital after being there over the weekend for fluid retention on his lungs. Pray also for Jean Anderson as she continues to recover from back surgery several weeks ago. Pray for little Rory Plummer who came home from the hospital this weekend. She is home doing much better. Pray for Clayton Munson (Ernestine’s grandson) who injured a vertebra in his neck playing soccer. Pray that it will heal without surgery. They will check him again on October 15th. Pray for Brenda Collins who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration in her eye. Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she is having chemo again and getting moved into her new home. 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. I got to visit her this last week. Pray for Gwenette Grady who is home recovering from successful shoulder surgery last Friday in Lee’s Summit. Pray for Joyce Hagerman as she undergoes therapy. She got a good report on her recent tests. Pray for Bart Amsbaugh who is having medical issues. Pray for Robin Thompson as she is dealing with an infection that has caused her lymph glands to swell. Pray for Rhonda McKee’s mother, Mae Cooper, who will be having knee surgery on September 24th. Pray for Larry Cox’s mother as she recovers from a fall at Country Club Care Center. I visited her yesterday. Pray for Richard Campbell whose cancer is progressing. Please pray for Jonell Van Dam as she is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in Columbia. Continue to pray for Dave Mifflin as he recovers from a heart attack this summer. Pray for Bill Grimes who is in KU Medical Center in critical condition. Pray for Jeannie Campbell who is having eye pressure issues. Pray for Roy Grella who was involved in an automobile accident last week and is home recovering. Our Deacon of the Week is Scott Stober (660) 473-9113.
Faith Riders: Our Faith Riders will be meeting at the church this Thursday night, September 19th, at 6:00 p.m., for their monthly fellowship and ride. We will be going to Lone Jack Cafe on Hwy 50 and Hwy 150 in Lone Jack. Come join us!
Pathfinders Carry-In Dinner/Entertainment: Our Senior Adult Ministry will be meeting on Tuesday night, September 24th, in the Family Life Center for a Carry-In Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by some special entertainment provided by Scott Stober who will be singing and playing his guitar. Anyone over 50 years of age is invited to come. Bring a couple of dishes of food to share and invite a guest! Call George Bullard if you have any questions.
Ministry Team Meeting: September 25th at 7:15 in room 101 of the FLC.
Youth SLAM Weekend: Now is the time to sign your student up for our SLAM Weekend coming up September 27-29th. This is an overnight event that requires each student to be signed and registered for his or her participation. This is a free event. You can register online at gpslam2019.eventbrite.com. Call Logan for more information at (660) 747-7196.