The Weekly News

August 13, 2017

ELIJAH FINDS the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.

THIIS MORNING we welcome new members to Lord of Love: Vicki Hedger, Earl & Betty File, and Sandy Koetting, Oren & Antonio.

WE RAISED $200 towards Starlen Palmer’s elementary school classroom and were able to purchase 24 stackable containers, 24 clipboards, 4 bean bags, 4 camping chairs, 3 gaming chairs, and 4 stability balls. Thanks to all who donated! Any Bus Items may be brought to the church &/or given to Shirley Johnson.

Date: 08/17/2017 (Thurs)
Start Time: 3:00 PM 
End Time:  7:00 PM  
Where: Gym
8306 E 171st Street 
Belton MO 64012 

(Park in Rear of Church)

To make an appointment, Contact Chairperson:
Jo Rose at 816-686-8816

BACKPACK BLESSING: As teachers and students return to the classroom, we will remind them that Jesus goes with them!  Teachers and students are encouraged to bring their backpacks/computer bags forward for a blessing during worship when prompted.


Next Sunday, August 20 5:00 pm, Pie Auction & Homemade Ice Cream Social
We need pies and people to buy pies.  Los Amigos will entertain.  Proceeds go to Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries Christmas Store and West Central Community Action. 

WE'RE LOOKING for Stewardship & Finance committee members. Talk to Richard Yotter if you can help.

BOOK CLUB will be meeting September 5 at 54th Street Grill in Grandview at 11:30. We are reading The Lost Bird by Margaret Coel.

ALTAR FLOWERS: There is lots of room on the Flower Chart for people to sign up to bring flowers in August and September. Flowers from your garden would be lovely this time of year! Just sign your name & put the reason for the flowers – in honor or memory of someone, or to the Glory of God.

MAKE A JOYFUL noise!! Choir resumes Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 pm. We invite you to join us! We are hoping to use some exciting/inspiring new music this season. A love of singing and praising God is the only requirement – we encourage and invite YOU to join us! Any questions – contact Carol Petznick at816-223-8238.



  • Yvonne Salmon 2-stage surgery 1/12 & 1/13 to remove kidney; prayers for successful treatment
  • Helen & Milford Schwartz Dorthy Johnson’s sister & bro.-in-law, prayers for peace & healing
  • Sharon Smith, Carol Watson’s sister, lung nodules, swollen leg; prayers for successful treatment
  • Ken Smith, Carol Watson’s brother-in-law, skin cancer; prayers for successful treatment 
  • Jim Teigen, Merl’s brother, critical heart problem; prayers for healing
  • Arlin Unruh Darrell Rose’s co-worker, amputation of R foot 7/27; prayer for complete recovery

ORGANIST: Debbie Lynch Debbie Lynch

Donna & Angie Morrison

Darrell & Jo Rose

GREETERS: Dallas & Arnita Winders Valeeta Lucas & Valerie Trigger

Sharon Carneal

Linda Darr

ASSISTING MINISTER: Jackson Prosser-Gebhardt Jim Brauer

Meagan Boze

Sophia Foti


Brodie & Taylor Cummings

Addison & Kayden Miller

OFFERING COUNTERS: Richard/Marlys Yotter & Joye Conklin Richard/Marlys Yotter & Joye Conklin

Prosser-Gebhardt family  

Prosser-Gebhardt family  

    Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
    Psalm 67
    Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
    Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28

Suggestd Food Pantry item for next week:
Peanut Butter, Jelly, or Juice

PASTOR MEGGAN is in the office on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Should you need pastoral assistance at any time, please contact her directly. 
Cell phone: 913-749-3869.

New Members

Vicki Hedger
You will recognize Vicki Hedger as one of our great organists at Lord of Love.  Music is an important part of Vicki’s life.  She taught elementary school music in the Kansas City schools for 26 years.  She is retired and spends much of her time working in a women’s music fraternity, editing their newsletter.  She enjoys traveling and using the computer.
Vicki is a life-long resident of Grandview, attending Grandview schools.  She received degrees from William Jewel College & Pittsburg State.
 Vicki enjoys the worship service at Lord of Love and finds our people to be friendly and caring.

Earl & Betty File
Earl & Betty have lived in the Belton area for 5 years, having moved here from West Virginia. To fill their free time, they like to volunteer, and Betty likes to sing.
Betty is retired from being a legal secretary & paralegal, and is also a retire Deacon; Earl retired as a Captain fireman.
What attracts the Files to Lord of Love is the Pastor’s messages, and the friendly people.

Sandy Koetting, Oren & Antonio
Sandy is local to this area, having graduated from Belton High School. She has two sons: Oren is 10, in Cub Scouts, & attends Kentucky Trails elementary; Antonio is 5 and attends Grace Early Childhood Center. Sandy is active in the Cub Scout troop & pack that meet at Lord of Love, and the Cass County Non-Profit group organized by Pr. Meggan.