Word for Week ~ 1/13/2020
Sunday turned out to be a great day in spite of the 4-inch snow and ice we received the day before. Even though we canceled the first service and Sunday School, we still had right at 200 people there to worship the Lord. It was good to have Chanea Shepard come forward to join the church on the statement of her faith, and it was great to share in witnessing the baptisms of Draven Snyder and Felicia Whited. Next week we plan to baptize Freda Rene. We continued in our new sermon series in the Book of Second Corinthians as we looked at Paul’s “Conduct For Keeping A Clear Conscience” (2 Cor. 1:12-24). I placed a copy in the bulletin of “The Background and Context of Second Corinthians” which was also in my article last week. Next Sunday we will pick back up with chapter two. It was also great to see the Chiefs win their playoff game against Houston Sunday afternoon. Go Chiefs!!!!!
Our Christmas Card Mailbox will be taken down soon. It still has quite a number of cards. Please check it this week for cards that you might have received. They are alphabetized by everyone’s last name. Please check and don’t miss any of the blessings that someone may have sent you. The box is located in the extended foyer by the coffee machine.
Offering Envelopes: Our 2020 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up in the foyer of the Sanctuary. Contribution statements will be mailed directly to you in the next week or so.
Memory Monday will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in The Park. 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 Rev. Logan Williams for more information.
Security Team Meeting: There will be a Security Team meeting this Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Family Life Center.
Wednesday Nights Service: This week we will continue our Wednesday night suppers and services. Our supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. and our service at 6:15 p.m. Denise Robinson will be sharing a special testimony at 6:30 p.m., and then I will be continuing our “Study of the Cults.” 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 Sharon Baum who is scheduled for knee replacement surgery this morning, January 13th, at WMMC at 10:45 a.m. Pray for Dana F. Moore who is having knee surgery this Friday at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. Pray for Tammy Greer who is having migraine headaches. She has an appointment with her neurologist this Wednesday morning. Pray for Terry Hayden who is recovering from surgery and doing rehab at Crest Ridge Nursing Center. Please pray for Kristen Smith’s dad, Kirk, who received his lung transplant over the holiday. He is doing great and has moved out of ICU. Pray for Howard Bullard who is home on hospice. Pray for Bart Amsbaugh who is recovering at home from jaw surgery. Pray for Katherine and Brandon Garneau who are stationed in Italy. Pray for Helen Roth who is at Warrensburg Manor in room 6. Pray for my younger brother Scott Neal as he recovers from having 4 stents placed in his heart last week with another stent being placed in 30 days. Pray for Karen Bentley, Tammy Ostrowski’s mother who has a staph infection from her recent ankle surgery. Please remember Gilbert Powers and his family in the loss of his stepmother. The service was last Saturday. Pray for Steve Fox’s niece, Justine, who has developed pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy. Please pray for Melinda Robison’s sister Fay, who has pneumonia. Our Deacon of the Week is Dave Dahlhoff (660) 864-4919.
Special Called Business Meeting: Our Business Meeting last Wednesday night went well as we voted unanimously to approve the recent revisions to our Constitution and Bylaws recommended by our Board of Directors. Copies are available in the church office.
Faith Riders will be having its monthly meeting this Thursday at T.J.’s Mexican Restaurant on 600 Allen Street in Knob Noster right off 50 Hwy. We will just meet directly there at 6:00 p.m.
Food Pantry: This Sunday we will be gathering non-perishable food items and cleaning products for the Food Pantry.
Deacon’s Meeting: This Sunday we will be having a short Deacon’s Meeting in room 101 of the Worship Center at noon right after the second service. I want to thank our men for doing such a great job Sunday in removing the snow from our parking lot and sidewalks.
Life University: Later in the month of January, you will be receiving a brochure for our Winter Semester of Life University which we will kick off on February 9th, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. We will be offering several classes this year: Beth Talley will be leading a study through “The Sermon On the Mount.” Rev. Roger Dumas will be leading a parenting study entitled, “Growing Together.” Rev. Marty Stump will be leading a class entitled, “Growing in Faith: Christian History Made Easy.” Our fourth class will be on “Growing in the Word through the Book of Philippians,” led by J.R. & Becky White. Begin thinking now which class you would like to attend. Sign-up sheets will be available soon.
Have a great week ahead,
PS #1. Once again, our Inclement Weather announcements will be made on Channel 9, Facebook, and by email. Let us know if you need to give us your email address.
PS #2. The Board of Director’s minutes will be available in the foyer later this month and the minutes from the special called business meeting on January 8th,
will be available in the office next week.