Pastor Randy’s Word for the Week ~ 4/9/2018
Sunday: Once again, the Lord was gracious in delaying our winter weather Sunday so that 463 of God’s people could come and worship together. It was truly a wonderful day of Bible Study and praise, with joyful singing and fellowship. What a blessing it was to witness Dana Francis Moore and Dana Lynn Moore (no relationship) being baptized in the first service, and Sommer Young being baptized in the second service Sunday. It was great to have our Girl Scouts with us this year as they received their various recognitions. Everybody enjoyed getting their new Church Directory Sunday. There are still some left if you did not get yours.
Memory Monday will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in The Park. It is always a great time of receiving help with school homework, playing games, memorizing Scripture, and sharing a great snack and time of fellowship with the other students. Please encourage your youth in grades 6-12 to come join the fun.
The Journey will be meeting tonight at the church at 6:00 p.m. to head over to the home of Paul and Cheryl Plummer’s for dinner and discussion. Pastor Brent will be continuing a discussion on “How to Provide Biblical Counseling” with the students.
Wednesday Supper/Winter Bible Study: This Wednesday night we will be having our regular Wednesday night supper and service. Supper begins at 5:30 p.m., which is being prepared by Margaret Wittman. We will be continuing our Winter Bible Study in First Peter at 6:15 p.m. We will be having our testimony again this Wednesday night. Wednesday Night Live (WNL) will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Children’s Center. The youth will be having their Huddle Groups from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in The Park. Don’t forget that our Annual Missions Festival is coming up on Wednesday night, April 25th!
Ministry Team: There will be an important Ministry Team meeting on Wednesday night, April 18th, in the FLC room 101 at 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Updates: Please be in prayer for Doug Blevins and his family in the passing of his father last week. The services will be in Trenton, Ohio April 12th. Mac McCoppin, who was in the hospital last week, is now home recuperating Pray for Gene Thompson who is home from Saint Luke’s East Hospital after having a chemotherapy treatment last week for his leukemia. No visitors please. Pray for Linda Hargenrader who will a doctor consultation today to evaluate her progress. Please be in prayer for Mike Streicher who is home recovering from brain surgery. Today he is going back to Research Hospital to continue the procedure from his surgery. Pray for Shelly Snead who is having a procedure on April 16th at WMMC. Pray for Hal Hanrahan who will be having a cancerous lymph node removed on April 17th at KU Medical Center. Continue to pray for Elaine Thompson’s brother, Kent Buehler, in OK. He is doing better. Continue to pray for Heidi Runion’s daughter, Brecklynne, who is home from Children’s Mercy. Pray for Emily Livingston who is past her due date to deliver her baby. No worries, but just pray all goes well and the baby is healthy. Pray for Jeannie Campbell’s brother, Pat, who is going to have shoulder surgery. Pray for Joan Hagemier, who works in our Associational camps and has cancer surgery coming up on April 20th. Please pray for Sauna Rucker who is struggling with Alzheimers. Please pray for Marciea Warlen’s great nephew, Carson, who was born with heart deformity and will be having surgery again in the near future. Our Deacon of the week is Jeff Gibson (660) 238-4223.
Attention Vacation Bible School Workers: For those of you who will be working in VBS this year, there will be an Associational Vacation Bible School Training Event here at the church on April 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. VBS will be held this year on July 15-20th. Let Teresa Collins or Sandra Silkwood know if you are planning to attend.
Attention Pathfinders: Our Pathfinders will be meeting with our College Students and Youth on Sunday, April 29th, right after the second service for a covered dish luncheon at noon in the Family Life Center. It is always a great time of fellowship and getting acquainted across generational lines.
Attention All Graduating Seniors: We will be having our College Graduate Recognition on April 29th in the second service, and we will be having High School Senior Recognition on Sunday, May 6th at 10:30 a.m. in the second Worship Service. If you have a son or daughter who will be graduating from High School, we need their pictures from birth to present for the special video we will be creating for those two days. Please turn them into the church office ASAP. Call the church office for more details.
We will be having Baby Dedication this year on Mother’s Day, May 13th. If you have a child you would like to dedicate to the Lord, please contact the church office by the end of this month. Tammy will share with you the information we need to have for the event.
Going Away Fellowship: There will be a going away fellowship this Sunday, April 15th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center as we say goodbye to Jeff and Teresa Gibson who are moving to Arkansas.
This Sunday we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry.
Have a great week,