Word for the Week ~ 9/30/2019
Sunday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood as over 400 worshipers gathered from every walk and age of life at Grover. What a joy it was to see so many youth and college students here and over the weekend with our Youth SLAM Weekend. If you were in the second service, you probably noticed the great group we had. I was able to share a little time with our students Saturday morning in The Park after our men’s Prayer Time. We completed last Sunday chapter one in the Book of James and the third of our messages thus far. This Sunday we will be looking at James 2:1-13. Once again, we had a great group of people here at the church last night for Christmas Chorale and Life University. Seeing all of those cars in our parking lot on Sunday night is a beautiful sight!
It is not too late for you to join many of the activities that we launched in September such as Life University and the Christmas Chorale. Dave Robinson has said that you can still join our Christmas Chorale. We have right at 60 people who are already a part. Come to rehearsal this Sunday at 5:00 p.m., in the Family Life Center and join the fun!
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 to head over in the bus to the home of John and Teresa Collins for dinner and discussion as Logan continues his study in the Screwtape letters. Call Logan Williams or Rhonda McKee for more questions.
Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will meet tomorrow, October 1st, at Country Club Care Center at 10:00 to sing for the residents there. There will be no rehearsal this week or transportation.
Taco Tuesday: Our Men’s Ministry will be gathering at El Monterrey Mexican Restaurant for lunch at noon tomorrow. 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 25th, 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. Sunshine Norton will be sharing her testimony at about 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. The Board of Directors will meet afterwards at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Chuck Appleton as he is recovering at home from triple bypass surgery. Please feel free to send cards to his home and certainly pray that all continues to go well. He would prefer not having visitors until he feels better. Pray for Steve Weigand’s father, Jim Weigand, who had a stroke last week. He is at Country Club Care Center recovering. Pray for Bob Anderson who is home doing better along with his wife, Jean, as she continues to recover from back surgery several weeks ago. 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 is taking injections for macular degeneration in her eye. Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she is home from the hospital for dehydration. 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 Gwenette Grady who is still home recovering from shoulder surgery. Pray for Joyce Hagerman as she continues to undergo therapy. Pray for Bart Amsbaugh who is having medical issues. Pray for Robin Thompson as she is being cared for by her urologist. Pray for Rhonda McKee’s mother, Mae Cooper, who had knee surgery on September 24th. Pray for Melinda Robison who had an appointment this past Friday with a surgeon concerning possible shoulder surgery. Pray for Larry Shinkle who will be having his kidney removed on November 1st. Pray for Karen Sligh as she finishes up her radiation for breast cancer. Pray for Elray Doerflinger as he recovers from a wood working accident. He is doing fine. Our Deacon of the Week is Phil Woodard (660) 909-3349.
Greg Greer did a great job Sunday announcing our Men’s Retreat coming up on 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.
Prayer and Pizza: Our men will be meeting twice in October on Tuesday evenings, October 8th and 22nd, for prayer and pizza at Mazzios at 5:00 p.m. in the back room. We will also continue to meet every Tuesday at noon for food and fellowship on Taco Tuesday, at the El Monterey Restaurant and on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the FLC for our Early Bird Men’s Prayer Time!
The month of October always ends with a bang when we have our Fall Harvest Festival on Thursday night, October 31st. This event will include our Chili, Soup, Pie Cook-Off in the Family Life Center at 6:00 p.m. Begin thinking now about the recipe you will want to enter in this year’s contest. It is always one of Grover’s best times of fellowship together as a church. Back by popular demand, we will be having “Trunk or Treat” as part of this year’s Children’s Carnival at 5:00 p.m. on October 31st in the church parking lot. Contact Kim Nicas if you would like to become involved this year. There is a sign-up sheet in the Foyer for anyone who would like to participate in either one.
We are in the midst right now of signing people up to work in our Christmas Living Nativity. We will be having our Drive-Thru Living Nativity for our church and community on December 6th-7th. It is composed of over a hundred people who participate as actors in depicting all of the various scenes from Jesus birth to His resurrection. We also need people to work with the many live animals that we will be using. We need to people to sew and fit costumes, to work in the kitchen, and to create and place the various sets that will be part of the nativity. Call Jeannie Campbell or the church office with any questions. Sign-up sheets will be in the foyer.
Deacon’s Meeting: This Sunday, October 6th, at 4:00 p.m., in room 101 of the Worship Center.
Hope you have a great week ahead as you witness for Him,