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Michael's Missives September 25, 2018

First Pres Community – I know it is Tuesday, but I will be at a conference tomorrow.  So, since the Chiefs are doing so well, I thought you would enjoy this which a parishioner shared with me: Twelve Reasons Why I Have Decided to Quit…

Michael's Missives September 19, 2018

First Pres Community – Floodwater.  I remember piling sandbags to keep water out of a parishioner’s home…and moving furniture upstairs.  It was the winter of 1996 when a rare snowstorm was followed by weeks of rain.  All creeks flooded…even…

Keenagers went to Powell Gardens 20180913

Keenagers went to Powell Gardens on this beautiful day!

Michael's Missives September 12, 2018

First Pres Community – First - Hurricane Florence should prompt our urgent prayers.  I know we will be hearing of ways we can help relief efforts, but right now be in prayer for all in harm’s way and all affected by this threatening…

Summary of Session Meeting August 21, 2018

The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit held its regular meeting in the Center Room at the church on August 21, 2018. Moderator, Rev. Dr. Michael McCall called the meeting to order at 6:30pm with devotion, asked Elders to…

Michael's Missives September 5, 2018

First Pres Community – Carol Combs.  Carol Combs passed away yesterday morning.  Carol and her husband Wayne are members of our church and regular attenders at our 11am service.  A Service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held this…

Michael's Missives, August 29,2018

First Pres Community – New Church Year, Senator McCain, and Labor Day Weekend. TONIGHT begins the new year for Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm! Their first Sunday singing and ringing will be September 9th, our Kick-Off/Rally Day.…

Michael's Missives, August 22, 2018

First Pres Community – Celebration and self-control. Interesting mixture in Worship this Sunday. Self-control. I love peanut M&Ms. I could (and have) made a meal out of them. And every Sunday, it seems, in the Outer Narthex is a…

Michael's Missives, August 14, 2018

First Pres Community – I’m baaack.  Just in time for the start of school and Commitments Week, but first… Leona Tannahill died and entered the Church Triumphant this past Friday.  We just learned of it yesterday.  Her service…

Michael's Missives June 20, 2018

First Pres Community – TRAVELING DAY CAMP begins next Monday!  Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  40 Campers signed up; volunteer positions filled.  What we need now are your prayers.  Prayers for our Campers (12 are new to our church) and their…

Michael's Missives June 27, 2018

First Pres Community – “Be True to Your School” was a great song by the Beach Boys.  Now seems a “be true” time. For me, a graduate of Oregon State University who is playing Arkansas currently for the College World Series…well,…

Michael's Missives July 5, 2018

First Pres Community – The day after.  The day after Independence Day.  The day after the fireworks go off so late and loud.  The day after a regular missive goes out.  The day after the grandkids head back to CO.  The day after. …

Michael's Missives July 11, 2018

First Pres Community – Seven eleven.  May it be a lucky day for you!  (7 11 is giving out free Slurpees ) Thankfully those youth in Thailand got lucky…or rather had prayers answered and saw hard work pay off.  Now may they recover…

Michael's Missives July 25, 2018

First Pres Community – “Catch someone doing good?”  This is our campaign for the week beginning this Sunday.  Currently it is “Holy Humor” with many “funnies” up on the board on the way downstairs. The English teachers…

Michael's Missive, August 1, 2018

First Pres Community – The Church Picnic last Sunday was a blast!  Many thanks to the children who played the games, the youth who helped with them and with cleanup, the organizers who planned the event, the cooks and homemade ice cream…