Pastor Randy’s Word for the Week ~ 5/14/2018
Sunday was a hot 92 degree spring day! Ha ha. The good news was that it did not snow, sleet, rain, or freeze. We all said we were ready for warmer weather, and I guess we got what we asked for—I think??? One thing about Grover is that we never let weather or much of anything else get us down. It was hard to be down with such a beautiful service yesterday with over 400 worshipers, four beautiful babies being dedicated, two families joining the church, and two commissionings. Our four babies were beautiful: Stella Grace Schofield, Connor James Livingston, Magnolia Jean Espey, and Andy Peter Garneau. We commissioned The Garneau family as Katherine Garneau will leave today for Italy on a new military assignment, and Brandon and the kids will be leaving in a few more weeks to follow. We welcome Jared and Lauren Gerlach to our church by the transfer of their membership from Heartland Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church. They are one of our new young military couples that God has given us even as we say goodbye to Brandon and Katherine who are military. We also welcome Erica Wisser to our church by statement along with her family Tristen, Sophia, and Stella (who we dedicated). Next Sunday we will be witnessing four other people who are coming to confess their faith through the waters of baptism. Let us know if you would like to talk about baptism for you or your family. Next Sunday we will be looking at one of the most amazing miracles in the Bible and the mysterious way for which it was carried out in John 9:1-41. The most curious thing about this miracle was the negative response from the religious leaders.
Service Opportunity: Our church will be serving the meal at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church tonight. If you would like to help out, come at 4:15 p.m. directly to Shiloh.
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. Thanks Nic for doing a great job!
Prime Time: Our Senior Adult Choir will be meeting this Tuesday at the church at 10:00 a.m. to head over to Warrensburg Manor to sing for our Nursing Home residents there. If you have never sung with this over-50 group, you should give it a try. They have a great time and do a wonderful service for our homebound community.
Wednesday Supper: 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 Monica Fox. We will be finishing up our Winter Bible Study in First Peter 5 at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday Night Live (WNL) will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Children’s Center led by Roger Dumas. The youth will be having their Huddle Groups from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in The Park led by Nic Wilson. Don’t forget that our last Wednesday night supper and service will be on May 23rd. We will resume again on Wednesday night, August 22nd.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Linda Hargenrader who is waiting the results of her liver biopsy to see if she is a candidate for immunotherapy. They will know the results in June. We praise God for the great report from Mike Streicher who is doing well after finishing the process of activating his brain stimulator in May. They will be doing some minor adjustments in a few weeks. Mary Ann Collier did well with her surgery last week. Pray for Elisha Scott as she has a consultation with her doctor on May 29th. Pray for David McBee who had to reschedule his heart surgery last Friday due to low potassium. Thank you for your prayers for my mother last week as she got a good report from the doctor on Friday. She has one final follow up visit tomorrow with the eye doctor tomorrow and she will be going home later this week. I have attached a picture of my mom with Bethany, my daughter, when she was a little girl. Please continue to remember Rhonda McKee’s step father who broke his hip and arm. Pray for Brecklynne Runions as she goes through her motility tests at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Pray also for Gene Ording as he adjusts to his new residence at the Veterans Home. Our Deacon of the week is Brent Healey (660) 441-2986.
Faith Riders: Faith Riders will meet this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot to go to Pizza Glenn in Clinton. Later this month we hope to ride to Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Deacon’s Meeting: There will be a regular deacon’s meeting this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center.
This Sunday we will be collecting food for the Food Pantry including non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies.
Have a great week,