Michael’s Missives for May 29, 2019

First Pres Community –

“The wind blows wherever it pleases” (John 3:8).  If Jesus was a tv weatherperson, it would be so refreshing, simple and honest.  ”Who knows” is so much easier to listen to than hours of hyped up forecasters blowing air (pun intended) to keep us glued to the set.

For those affected by last night’s tornados and high winds…no puns, only prayers…as well as for anyone affected by flooding and our ongoing storms.  The water flows wherever it pleases as well.  Flying in last Saturday, it was stunning to see how many fields are covered, how many roads are closed, and how many rivers are at the top of their banks.  I know Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is at work in flooded areas and I am certain they will be for those hit by tornados.

Needless to say, the timeline on the construction on our new entryway has been, is and will be affected by the weather.  So, we will just go with the flow…or blow…and just keep praying.

THIS SUNDAY – the sermon will be on a prayer that Jesus prayed for all of us…all who would come after his original disciples…and that includes us.  Prayer reveals one’s heart so I titled it, “The Heart of Jesus”.  We were and are in the heart of Jesus…wow.  In addition, at both the 9am and 11am Worship services, Holy Communion will be celebrated. During the 10am Faith and Fellowship Time, a new Adult summer class will begin in the downstairs Center Room led by Carol Phillips.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

***Combined WORSHIP WILL BE AT 10am on SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (a week from Sunday)!!!

This will be PENTECOST so WEAR RED.  After worship, we will take our annual all church photo and then enjoy a chicken dinner for everyone (food and drink provided, donations accepted).  This is an important opportunity for attenders of both services to worship and fellowship together…for us to be ONE Church here at First Pres.  Don’t miss it.

Looking ahead: Summer Mission Nights begin on Wednesday June 12 with Matt Sanning from Lee’s Summit Social Services sharing (dessert at 6:30, program from 7-8pm); Keenagers on Thursday June 13 to tour the Federal Reserve, the Money Museum, and lunch (signup now in the narthex); and Monday to Friday, June 24-28, Traveling Day Camp at the church (only 14 spots left so sign your children and their friends now!)

With you wherever the wind may blow –

Your pastor and friend  Michael

Building Faith…..Bringing Hope…..Sharing Love