Well the flu just took away last week (so no Missive).  Influenza type A is nasty stuff…so bad that you might want to do a virus scan on your computer after reading this. 🙂  Thank you to Barb Sherer for stepping in to preach and everyone else who helped out in my absence.

Much of what I was working on before the flu had to do with our hosting Presbytery.  Many of you have signed up to assist in some way.  Thank you.  I have included teams and times below; details will be given when you arrive.  For all volunteers, if able, please park in Presentation’s parking lot.  Wear the blue polo shirt if you can, if you don’t have one or want something warmer…that is fine too.  Prayers appreciated that all goes well.

Front-door Greeters (8-9) – Mike Ditty, Tom Beaver

Sanctuary Greeters (8-9) – Vera Martin, Caryl Schieszer

Sell Lunch Tickets (8-9) – Barb Stone, Donna Haines

Ticket Taker (11:30) – Carol Gerdel, Tom Beaver

Coffee service (8-2) – *Marg & George Bandre, Deana Antle

Parking (8-9) – Michael Murphy, Joel Covinsky, Cliff Horton, Fred Scheiszer, Randy Stone

Security (9-3) – Michael Murphy, Joel Covinsky

Kitchen (9:30-11:30) – Sharon Pyburn, Marilyn & Mike Terry, Judi Gehrke, Sarah Apperson

Clean up (1:30-3:30) – Becky Gordy, Collene Akard, Youth, Merle Turney, Curt Likins

Wash tablecloths (pick up Sunday) – Merle Turney, Tom & Martha Eagle, Peter & LaWanda Roudebush

Communion – Brad & Sheila Harris

Ushers to take offering (9a worship) – Dale & Berna Jean Norman, Elfriede Marley, Merle Oleson, Peter             Roudebush, Donna Cusick, Fred & Caryl Schieszer

Count offering (9:30) – Mike & Marilyn Terry

Audio-visual – Tom Eagle, Monte Holcomb

Childcare – Cassandra Pyburn, Breeanna Bell

First Aid services – Sarah Apperson

Decorations – Judy Holcomb

GROW liaison – * Curt Likins

Office & Volunteer Coordinator – Diane McKee

So…..SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – COMBINED Heartland Presbytery Meeting & GROW Event, 9am-3pm.  Keynote address by Denise Anderson, Co-Moderator of the 2016 General Assembly and current Coordinator for Racial and Intercultural Justice for the PCUSA.  8am, Registration; 9-10:30am – Welcome, Worship, and Keynote; 10:30 – Workshop; 11:30-1:30, Lunch and Presbytery Business Meeting; 1:30-2:30, Workshop; 2:30-3, Communion and Sending.  You are welcome to come for worship, the keynote, or part of the meeting.  It is good for everyone to experience this important part of our being connected as Presbyterians.

THIS SUNDAY – Michael Megraw from Heartland Camps will be sharing at both the 9am & 11am services.  I will be there.  During the 10am Faith and Fellowship time, all classes for all ages will be held…including 5 adult classes (all downstairs).  Michael Megraw will be sharing with our children some during the SS time.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

THIS SUNDAY, the “Readiness 360 Survey” can be filled out in our church office between services.  Or you can fill it out yourself as https://app.readiness360.org/survey/login and enter the survey code “4089932853”  Questions to Brian Boye or Mike Ditty.  The survey ends March 1.  Remember to pray daily our Breakthrough Prayer and to pray for those listed below.

Tonight – 5:30, Logos; 6:30, Youth; 6:30, Bells; 7:30, Choir

Lastly, we are now hosting 9 Music Teachers displaced by the Shining Light Music Store fire.  Thank you – Diane McKee and Sharon Pyburn – for helping us open our doors to them.

See you Saturday, Sunday, or soon.

Your pastor and friend  Michael

First Pres Community –

3 items…

1 – Super Bowl Sunday.  Yes, we WILL be having church.  The game is not on until 5:30 or so (thank you NFL), so you have plenty of time to come worship God first…which you should be doing anyway.  (Wear KC red and don’t forget to pick up your youth made meal.)

Super Bowl Sunday is also Souper Bowl Sunday for our non-perishable food drive given in support of your team.  Proceeds to Lee’s Summit Social Services (who also collect Best Choice labels to purchase milk for those in need.)

Super Bowl Sunday, the sermon will be “The Victory”.  Communion will be observed at both the 9am and 11am services.  During the 10am Faith and Fellowship time, all classes for all ages will be held…including 5 adult classes.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

Super Bowl Sunday current forecast here is 61 degrees…yes, you read that right.

2 – Two hour late opening for LS Schools means our office opened 2 hours later today, but ALL EVENTS TONIGHT ARE ON.  Logos at 5:30, Youth Group at 6:30, Bells at 6:30, and Choir at 7:30.  As always, do not come if you do not feel safe…use your best judgment for yourself.

Two hours late will also be when the church office will open next Monday…though Bells will still rehearse at their normal time.  (Maybe the schools will follow our lead this time.)

3 – The “Readiness 360 Survey” is live.  Outreach Action Team requests feedback from you on the future for our church.  The survey will take 15-20 minutes to fill out.  Visit https://app.readiness360.org/survey/login and enter the survey code “4089932853”  A member of the team will also be available Sunday morning to login and assist anyone who not online or who needs assistance.  Questions to Brian Boye or Mike Ditty.  The survey ends March 1.

3 items…now 3 times:  GO CHIEFS!  GO CHIEFS!!  GO CHIEFS!!!

See you Sunday…Super Bowl Sunday.

Your pastor and friend  Michael

Ps – Super Bowl Sunday is also Groundhog’s Day!  Hopefully, like in the movie “Groundhog Day”, this means that the Chiefs will be in the Superbowl again and again and again.  (We also hope Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow!)

 

First Pres Community –

The Chiefs are in the Super Bowl !!!   Some of you have 50 years or a lifetime to heart those words.  Congratulations.  May they get’er done.

For me, there were some anxious moments in the last 2 games.  Like you, I stared at the tv in disbelief when everything went wrong and they fell behind Houston 24-0…then they scored on the next 7 possessions.  And against Tennessee, I remained anxious even when we were up 17 with only a few minutes left…against a running team.  SF is a running team and I believe the Chiefs can get’er done again.  Do you believe?

THIS SUNDAY – the sermon at both the 9am & 11am service will be “D.U.B.”  The Noisy Offering will go towards Cherith Brook, a ministry helping the homeless and needy in inner KC. During the 10am Faith and Fellowship time, all classes for all ages will be held…including 5 adult classes.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

THIS SUNDAY – you will also be hearing from our Outreach Action Team about an online survey that they are asking everyone to take some time over the next month…and to remember to pray our pray our breakthrough prayer every day.

THIS SUNDAY – is your last opportunity to place your order in with our Youth for thier Super Bowl Sunday fundraiser of making and selling pulled pork sandwiches ($5) and slabs of ribs ($15).  You know you are going to watch it, maybe with a bunch of friends, so why not get some super food to enjoy while you do.

THIS SUNDAY – “SOUPer Bowl” table should be full of canned goods to show your support for the Chiefs while helping the hungry by bringing canned soups.  It will also be up next week.  Will there be any cans for San Francisco?  Who knows…kind of like the weather right now…

As I write this, even though Lee’s Summit Schools have not cancelled, our programs leaders here have had to made decisions based on what they are hearing from people.  Usually it is an easy call, but 33-34 and snow/sleet/rain is not. So…

TONIGHT – Wednesday evening activities are still on.  Logos at 5:30, Youth Group at 6:30, Bells at 6:30, and Choir at 7:30.  Please, do not come if you do not feel safe.

As a friendly reminder:  the church office closes when LS schools close…and our activities get cancelled as well.  If Sunday is ever iffy, watch your local news for “Church Closings” on KMBC (we will contact them).  One station is more reliable than trying to contact all since there are so many and they all have different procedures (logins, passwords, etc.).  Hopefully we can also put it on our website and Facebook.  The main guideline is BE SAFE.

See you Sunday.  GO CHIEFS!!!

Your pastor and friend  Michael

Ps – LAST WEEKEND – It was great to see the mobile mammogram in our parking lot on Saturday and our medical clinic at it again last Sunday afternoon.  Special thanks to Tom Eagle for enabl9ing those waiting to be able to watch the game.

January 8, 2020

First Pres Community –

  1. Hard to believe.  Like the year 2000, it always seemed so far in the future…now it’s here.  What will it hold?  God only knows…but it is certainly a call to be a people of prayer.

My daily prayers right now include: prayer for the people and the fires in Australia; prayer for peace and de-escalation in Iran and North Korea; prayer for violence to cease in our schools and houses of worship; prayer for the Kurds and all persecuted for their faith; prayer for the homeless and the hungry; prayer for the children separated from their families;  prayer for the divisions that separate our nation and world; prayer for all I failed to mention;  prayer for God’s help in all of it…including using me and us as God’s Spirit prompts to give and to serve.

I find it helpful to always remember Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Using this verse from God’s Word, our Outreach Action Team has challenged our congregation to be united in prayer in 2020…united in praying a common prayer at the same time every day.  They have called it the “1857 Breakthrough Prayer”, to be prayed every evening at 6:57pm (or 18:57)…or 6:57am if you so choose, and it goes like this:

Lord God, make known to us Your plans for our church and for us as individuals.  Open our minds and encourage our hearts to live out those plans and to live into Your future.  Through the power of Your Spirit, to Your glory, and in Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

May 2020 be blessed in surprising and wonderful ways.

Now to this week here at First Pres…

TONIGHT – Wednesday evening activities resume with Logos, 5:30-7:30pm; Youth Group, 6:30-7:30pm; Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm.

SATURDAY – Men’s Breakfast at 7:45am.

This weekend…chance of snow and ice…so Saturday and Sunday might be iffy, but who knows.  For Sunday, watch your local news for “Church Closings” on KMBC (we will contact them).  One station is more reliable than trying to contact all since there are so many and they all have different procedures (logins, passwords, etc.).  Hopefully we can also put it on our website and Facebook.  The main guideline is BE SAFE.  If we do worship and you are not here, you may stream the service through our church website.  Also, during the week, the church office closes when LS schools close…and our activities get cancelled as well.

Apparently the Chiefs are hot because it warms up again on Sunday afternoon!

THIS SUNDAY – weather permitting – the sermon at both the 9am & 11am service will be “Personhood and Purpose” as we consider baptism as an ordaining for service of all of us.  New Elders will be ordained and Installed at both services.  During the 10am Faith and Fellowship time, all classes for all ages resume…including 5 adult classes.  Nursery care is provided all morning.  Also on Sunday, our Youth will continue to take Super Bowl Sunday orders for pulled pork sandwiches ($5) and slabs of ribs ($15).

In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus –

Your pastor and friend  Michael

First Pres Community –

 Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

This will be my last Missive for 2019.  One week from today is Christmas.  Two weeks from today is New Year’s Day.  The Church Office will be closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.  I will be gone some of that time so if you cannot reach me and you need pastoral care, contact Stephen Leader Sharon Pyburn.

Bad weather last Sunday forced the postponement of the Cantata, so…

THIS SUNDAY, our Chancel Choir will perform the Christmas Cantata “The Silence and the Sound” at the 11am service of worship.  At the 9am service, the sermon will be “Christmas Wonder”.  At both services, there will also be the CHILDREN’S PRESENTATION (no Children’s Sermon).  The PCUSA’s Christmas Joy Offering will received and dedicated.  During the 10am, Faith and Fellowship Time, Sunday School classes are offered for all ages.  Nursery care is lovingly provided all morning.

THIS SUNDAY, Pax Community Health (which postponed last Sunday) will provide free medical care from 1-5pm in the clinic downstairs in our facility.

CHRISTMAS EVE services will be held at 4pm (child friendly traditional); 5:30pm (contemporary); and 7:30pm (traditional).  Childcare provided at the 5:30 and 7:30 services.

Tonight, Logos at 5:30pm. No Bells.  Choir at 7:30pm.  All 3 will not meet the next 2 Wednesdays.

The All-Church Christmas Party and Potluck has not been rescheduled at this time.  The Mitten Tree is still up.  Gifts of hats, mittens, and scarves will be given to Lee’s Summit Social Services to help those without these items of warmth.

Lastly, remember to pray daily (at 6:57 or 18:57) our Breakthrough Prayer:

Lord God, make known to us Your plans for our church and for us as individuals. Open our minds & encourage our hearts to live out those plans & live into Your future. Through the power of Your Spirit, to Your glory, & in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have a blessed Christmas and a great start to the new year!

In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus –

Your pastor and friend  Michael

PS – a few announcements from our Mission AT…

GREETINGS from your Mission Action Team.  Many thanks for your donations, time and dedication to Mission projects.  We start 2020 with the “Souper Bowl” food drive to benefit Lee’s Summit Social Services.  With changing times, economics and regional needs, there is a greater need for support.  Soup, canned goods, dehydrated potatoes, dressings, etc. will greatly appreciated.  Noisy offering in January will be donated for utilities and other uses.

February 2020 project will be Cherith Brook – information to follow.

All are encouraged to volunteer to support these worthy causes.  It may be an “eye opening” experience to see how much good we do as a church family to benefit those in need.

BEST CHOICE LABELS – The donation can is in the church office.  1000 labels count for $30 donated to LSSS.  Contact Carol Phillips for questions.

First Pres Community –

Christmas may be 2 weeks away, but it kicks in around here TONIGHT (Wednesday).

TONIGHT, Logos gathers at 5:30pm then goes to John Calvin Manor to mingle and to spread Christmas cheer.  At 6pm, a dinner prepared by our Men’s Group will be served.  Following dinner, our children and youth will carol our guests.  Christmas cards from our church, prepared by our Mission AT will go to all residents.  Everyone is welcome to join the festivities.

TONIGHT, Bells will be at 6:30pm and Choir will be at 7pm (note the earlier time).

TOMORROW, the LSHS “Sounds of Summit” will perform in our Main Sanctuary at 11:30am.  Lunch (for $5) will follow in our Fellowship Hall.  This Keenagers annual event is open to all.

THIS SUNDAY, our Chancel Choir will perform the Christmas Cantata “The Silence and the Sound” at the 11am service of worship.  At the 9am service, the sermon will be “The Song of Advent”.  At both services we will light the Advent candle for “Joy”.  During the 10am, Faith and Fellowship Time, Sunday School classes are offered for all ages downstairs.  Nursery care is lovingly provided all morning.

If you are interested in watching our On-Line Worship Services, click on link below:

https://www.firstchurchls.org/videos-live-streaming-demand/

If the live streaming doesn’t show up on your computer at the start of the actual service, you may have to reload the webpage.  If you subscribe to our YouTube Channel you will get notified when the Live Streaming has started. You can subscribe by clicking on the “Subscribe” button while watching any of the videos.

THIS SUNDAY, Pax Community Health will provide free medical care from 1-3pm in the clinic downstairs in our facility.

THIS SUNDAY, our All-Church Christmas Party and Potluck is at 5pm with carolers singing at 4:40pm.  Bring a dish to share, sing some carols, fellowship with friends, and expect a special guest.

Looking ahead:

Sunday, December 22 – Children’s Christmas presentation at both services.  We will also receive and dedicate our gifts to the PCUSA’s Christmas Joy Offering.

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve services at 4pm (child friendly traditional); 5:30pm (contemporary); and 7:30pm (traditional).  Childcare provided at the 5:30 and 7:30 services.

Lastly, the Mitten Tree is up.  Gifts of hats, mittens, and scarves will be given to Lee’s Summit Social Services to help those without these items of warmth.

Have a blessed Christmas season and celebration!

Your pastor and friend  Michael

First Pres Community –

Welcome to Advent.

During this time of preparing for the Birth of Christ, many people undertake Advent readings or Advent activities to help them prepare.  You may have already begun something, if so, great; if not, here are some ideas.  One) read a chapter of the Gospel of Luke every day (24 chapters) …so 12/1-12/24 will take you through entire life of Christ as you prepare for his birth.  Two) use the online devotional “Follow the Star” at d365.org.  Three) follow a Kindness Calendar with activities, like these: Support a charity, cause or campaign you really care about; Give kind comments to as many people as possible today; Listen wholeheartedly to others without judging them; Leave a positive message for someone else to find; Notice when you’re hard on yourself or others and be kind instead; Make gifts to give to people who are homeless or feeling lonely; Do something helpful for a friend or family member; Be generous. Feed someone with food, love or kindness today; Count your blessings list the kind things others have done for you; Give someone your place in a queue (in traffic or in a shop); See how many different people you can smile at today; Buy some extra items and donate them to a local food bank; Share a happy memory or inspiring thought with a loved one; Visit an elderly neighbor and brighten up their day; Look for something positive to say to everyone you meet today; Thank people who do things for you but you may take for granted; Offer to help someone who is facing difficulties at the moment; Give away something that you have been holding on to; Congratulate someone for an achievement that may go unnoticed; Shop locally and support independent producers; Invite over someone who would otherwise be alone; Choose to give or receive the gift of forgiveness; Offer spontaneous hugs to your loved ones and friends.

Throughout Advent, every Sunday will have a different theme…plus there are services and activities, opportunities to serve and give…all to help you prepare for Christ’s Birth.  All of these welcome your participation.

***Wednesday, December 11 – John Calvin Caroling by Logos, Meal by the Men’s Group, and    Cards+Gifts from our Mission Action Team on your behalf

***Thursday, December 12 – Keenagers welcome the LS High Choir for a Christmas Concert      and Lunch ($5)

***Sunday, December 15 – Cantata “The Sound and the Silence” by our Chancel Choir at the     11am Service of Worship

***Sunday, December 15 – All-Church Christmas Potluck

***Sunday, December 22 – Children’s Presentation at both services

***Christmas Eve Services – 4pm Traditional; 5:30pm Contemporary; 7:30pm Traditional

Giving: Angel Tree, Mitten Tree, PCUSA’s Joy Offering, CE offering for Emergency Fund

Bring a friend to any and all!

TONIGHT – Logos at 5:30pm, Youth at 6:30pm, No Bells, Choir at 7pm (note special time)

THIS SUNDAY, the Second Sunday of Advent.  Worship will be at 9am and 11am with the sermon “The Peace of Christmas”.  10am is our Faith and Fellowship time with Sunday School for all ages.  Nurserycare is lovingly provided all morning.

Have a blessed Advent.

Your pastor and friend  Michael

First Pres Community –

Welcome baby Caleb!!

First of all, thank you to all who shared in our combined service and Annual Meeting.  The service WAS like a Thanksgiving feast.  The Baptism of Amara Wray and being remined of our own Baptism; outstanding music; the sermon featuring the turkey ; the Communion of the Saints; and the introduction of our 2 new ministries.  It is a true blessing to have Dr. Laura Voss have her medical ministry to the community here and for us to work with her in this endeavor.  And it is a great challenge that Outreach AT has given to us to join together in the Breakthrough Prayer every day at 6:57am or 6:57pm (aka 18:57).  Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Annual Meeting!  Lastly, thank you to those who stayed for the Hanging of the Greens (decorating the church for Christmas).

Second of all, welcome to Bill Tammeus will be sharing during the 10am hour, THIS SUNDAY.  Bill is an Elder at Second Presbyterian Church in KC.  He is an award-winning journalist, has covered religion for decades for The Kansas City Star, The Presbyterian Outlook and The National Catholic Reporter, as well as in his daily “Faith Matters” blog. The author of a number of books, including The Value of Doubt which our Ladder of Faith class has been reading.  Everyone is welcome.

Third of all is for Thursday when we give thanks to God.

Fourth of all, because Thursday is Thanksgiving, there will be no Logos, Bells or Choir on Wednesday.

Fifth of all, brings us back to THIS SUNDAY, the First Sunday of Advent.  Worship will be at 9am and 11am.  There will be no communion this Sunday since we celebrated it last Sunday, However, if you are there and wanting Communion, I will serve you following either service.  10am is our Faith and Fellowship time with Sunday School for all ages.  Nurserycare is lovingly provided all morning.

Last of all, the Angel Tree is still up for Christmas Gifts for you to give to local children through Lee’s Summit Social Services.

Most of all…Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

See you Sunday.

Your pastor and friend  Michael

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

Ps – Caleb Alan Lowry was born Monday afternoon, 8lbs, 20.5 inches.  Difficult delivery but doing well.  Do keep Caleb and Laura in your prayers for health, healing and recovery…as well as Jacob for some much-needed rest.  Praise God and congratulations!

First Pres Community –

THIS SUNDAY

10am All Church Blended Worship

9am    Fellowship Time (begins)

11:11  Annual Meeting

12:12  Hanging of the Greens

Yes, it IS a big deal.  With 2 different services, it is easy for those here to experience and connect with 2 different congregations.  2 different places of worship, 2 different types of music, 2 different styles of worship, 2 different experiences.  Yet, we are 1 church.  1 faith we profess.  1 vision we share.  1 mission we join in. 1 place we call our church home.  1 pastor.  1 Session.  1 Staff.  1 in fellowship.  1 in education.  1 in ministries.  1 in Christ.

Our “Unity in Christ” will be the focus for our 10AM WORSHIP this Sunday.  We will share in the Sacraments we hold of Baptism and Communion.  We will hear about a new ministry we now offer.  We will learn about a new prayer endeavor for us all.  We will celebrate our unity in Christ as ONE church.

Afterwards, we will move into our ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION.  The 2020 budget adopted by Session will be presented, the Pastor’s Terms of Call will be voted on, and the election of new Elders and the next Nominating Committee will be held along with any other necessary business including an update on Ebenezer Too.  Nominated to serve as Ruling Elders are: Class of 2020: Don Buss, Donna Haines; Class of 2021: (1st term) Colleen Akard, Lee Arnold, Russ Headley, Barbara Muckey, Michael Murphy; Class of 2021 (2nd term) Tom Beaver, Lance Dwyer, Becky Gordy, Randy Stone.  Nominated for the At-Large representatives to the 2020 Nominating Committee are: John Ball, George Bandre, Jessica Dwyer, Katie Murphy.  Additional nominations may be received from the floor with that members prior consent.  All members are expected to attend…everyone is welcome.  To assist your preparation, copies of the 2019 Annual Report along with the 2020 Budget and Terms of Call are printed and in the Narthex.

Beforewards, we will enjoy pumpkin goodies and caffeine together…and unrushed, animated conversations!

After the meeting, those who can stay are invited to do so as we decorate our church for the Christmas season.  We don’t need a ton or people, but we do want you all to feel welcome.  We do have to work under direction as it is a process.  We can always use some strong backs and creative eyes and helpful spirits.  It takes a bit of time…but not to awfully long.  It all helps with our getting ready for Advent…which begins Thanksgiving weekend Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CHIEFS HAVE A “BYE” THIS WEEKEND!!!

Tonight – Logos at 5:30pm.  Youth at 6:30pm.  Bells at 6:30pm.  Choir at 7:30pm.

Lastly, Mission Action Team is holding a gently used Blanket and Coat Drive throughout the month of November.  And the Angel Tree is now up for Christmas Gifts for you to give to local children through Lee’s Summit Social Services.

See you this Sunday……….at what time?

Your pastor and friend  Michael

First Pres Community –

Novembrrr.  Hopefully by the time you read this it will be a little warmer.

First, thank you to all who participated in the Holiday Festival held at our church last Saturday!

TONIGHT is Logos Veterans Tribute night.  A special dinner will be served at 5:30pm, along with speakers, Patriotic Hymns, and a reading of “In Flanders Field”.  Many are signed up, should be a wonderful evening.

Also, TONIGHT – Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm.

Tomorrow (Thursday) – 530-7pm Visitation for Bob Perusich; Celebration of Life Service at 7pm.  Both at the church.

THIS SUNDAY, “Keep On Keeping On” will be the sermon at both the 9am and 11am services.  10 am begins our Faith and Fellowship Hour with Sunday School for all ages (including 5 adult classes).  Nursery care is provided all morning.

Also, THIS SUNDAY – Pax (“peace”) Clinic will be offered at our facility, 1-5pm.  This free medical clinic provides the opportunity for anyone in the community to be seen by a physician and receive care.  Rosemary Steffenelli is coordinating our volunteer greeters for anyone want to help out.

Also, also THIS SUNDAY – Annual Reports for 2019 should be printed and out as well as the 2020 Budget and Pastor’s Terms of Call.  These are for your information and preparation for the Annual Meeting.

Sunday, November 24, is our 10 AM Combined Worship Service!!!  Special fellowship time of pumpkin treats beginning at 9am.

Also, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24 at 11:11AM, our ANNUAL MEETING will be held. The 2020 budget adopted by Session will be presented, the Pastor’s Terms of Call will be voted on, and the election of new Elders and the next Nominating Committee will be held along with any other necessary business.  Nominated to serve as Ruling elders are: Class of 2020: Don Buss, Donna Haines; Class of 2021: (1st term) Colleen Akard, Lee Arnold, Russ Headley, Barbara Muckey, Michael Murphy; Class of 2021 (2nd term) Tom Beaver, Lance Dwyer, Becky Gordy, Randy Stone.  Nominated for the At-Large representatives to the 2020 Nominating Committee are: John Ball, George Bandre, Jessica Dwyer, Katie Murphy.  All members are expected to attend…everyone is welcome.

Also, also Sunday, November 24.  After the Annual Meeting, there will be The Hanging of the Greens as we get ready for Christmas.

Lastly, Mission Action Team is holding a gently used Coat Drive throughout the month of November.  Since it is brrr, think of those who may need one.  Also lastly, the Angel Tree is now up for Christmas Gifts we give through Lee’s Summit Social Services.

Please keep those below and all in need in your prayers.

In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus –

Your pastor and friend  Michael