Word for the Week ~ 9/3/2019

Word for the Week ~ 9/3/2019

Greetings,

On a Sunday, which is typically lower in attendance due to Labor Day, it was great to see over 400 worshipers here to sing their praises of our God.  It really was a very special day in the life of our church as we completed the main body of the Book of Hebrews.  Pastor Logan will be finishing up with an exciting “Conclusion” from Hebrews 13:20-25 in my absence as he shares a message entitled, “Fully Equipped for the Work of God.”  Our church will definitely feel like they have been on “Higher Ground.”  

New Series/Testimonies:  I will be continuing this Wednesday night our new series entitled, “The Truth About Cults.”  Matt Mayden, one of our Youth Interns, will also be sharing his testimony this Wednesday night, September 4th.  Matt grew up here at Grover, and he is now back at church from college serving the Lord and working with Logan in ministering to our youth.   

Women’s Retreat This Weekend:  Our Annual Women’s Retreat is just a couple of days away on September 6-8th.  If you call today, we can still get you in to join the nearly 50 women who will be attending.  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 now at (660) 747-7196 or Beth Talley (618) 803-9715 for more information. 

Life University Begins Sunday!  This Sunday 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 220 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: In just one week from this Sunday, on September 15th, we will be kicking off the first rehearsal for Grover’s Christmas Musical coming up 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. 

Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet today at Country Club Care Center to sing for their regular performance at 10 a.m.  They will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. to rehearse, and then leave at 9:50 a.m. on the bus to depart for the Nursing Home.  This is a wonderful ministry of our church, and we would love for you to join us. 

Taco Tuesday: Our Men’s Ministry will be gathering at El Monterrey Mexican Restaurant for lunch at noon today. El Monterey is located at 120 East Cooper Blvd. Please feel free to join the group and bring a friend if your schedule allows.

Wednesday Night Services/Testimony: On September 4th, we will have our Wednesday night supper and service.  Supper begins at 5:30 p.m.  I will be leading our Bible Study on The Truth About Cults at 6:15 p.m. as I shared above.  The menu will include:  Tuscan chicken, new potatoes, corn, green beans, hot butter rolls, dessert and drinks.  The children will have WNL at 6:15 p.m., and the youth will be having Life Academy at 6:15 in The Park. Yes, Nursery is also provided in the extended foyer of the Worship Center.  We are sorry that we did not have the nursery open last week.  There is a Nominating Committee meeting following Bible Study in the Library at 7:30 p.m. 

Prayer Updates:  Please remember Jerrell Votaw who lost his mother last Friday.  The service is today in Valdosta Georgia. Pray for Terry Hayden who is in WMMC in room 2118 with a broken leg and other injuries from an automobile accident last week.  Pray for Clayton Munson (Ernestine’s grandson) who injured a vertebra in his neck playing soccer.  Pray for Brenda Collins who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration in her eye. She is undergoing therapy.  Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she is having chemo again.  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 therapy.  Pray for Bart Amsbaugh who is having medical issues.  Pray for Jackie Thomas who was in the hospital at WMMC over the weekend with high blood pressure issues.  She is home doing better now.  Pray for Jeannie Campbell as she goes to the eye doctor today.  Pray for Robin Thompson as she has a doctor’s appointment coming up soon.  Pray for Rhonda McKee’s mother, Mae Cooper, who will be having knee surgery on September 24th.  Congratulations go to Kevin and Hannah Shafer in the birth of their new daughter, Madison Abigail, who was born August 23, weighing 9 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches long.  Our Deacon of the Week is Gene Short (816) 585-4215. 

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 once again this Sunday on September 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 serv

e in these capacities.  

Please pray for our State Missions Offering that goes to meet the needs of our Missouri Children’s Home and many other ministries throughout Missouri.  Prayer Guides are available in the church office.  

Have a great week,

Pastor Randy

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