The Weekly News

April 8, 2018


THE EASTER season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

THE ENTRANCE to our church is the first impression people have of Lord of Love.   For several years a small group of congregants have worked to improve and maintain the bushes and flowers there.  This group is now older in age.  We are in need of about three more able-bodied people.  It involves trimming shrubbery and planting and weeding flower beds.  It is not a big job—many hands make light work!  If you can help talk to Linda Darr or Ken VanSickle.

THE EASTER season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

THE ENTRANCE to our church is the first impression people have of Lord of Love.   For several years a small group of congregants have worked to improve and maintain the bushes and flowers there.  This group is now older in age.  We are in need of about three more able-bodied people.  It involves trimming shrubbery and planting and weeding flower beds.  It is not a big job—many hands make light work!  If you can help talk to Linda Darr or Ken VanSickle.

PHOTO DIRECTORIES are on the table in the narthex. Please be sure to get checked off the list when you pick yours up – one per family. With this loose-leaf format, pages can be added as we add new members and get pictures of activities. A huge thanks to Neca & June for all their hard work on this project – it would not have gotten finished without them! Please let the office know regularly of any changes in your address or phone.

MAILBOXES WILL be relabeled and re-alphabetized in the next couple of weeks. Labels will also be added for regular attenders. Check weekly to see if the office has mailed you anything!

OUR GREEN Team is aware of the paper recycle bin being moved away and is looking into our options as to how we can recycle more in the future. Please stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, here is a link to a MARC website where you can find other locations to recycle: http://www.recyclespot.org/

SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT: There will be a Sensory Friendly Concert especially for those with autism and their family and friends on April 21st at 7:30 p.m. at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 7023 W. 71st St., Overland Park, KS 66204.  Sensory Friendly Concerts are performances of the fine arts, which include those with disabilities who may not be able to sit still in a traditional concert venue, such as a symphony hall. The motto of Sensory Friendly Concerts is, “hand-flapping allowed!” While open to the public, special focus is given to audience members on the autism spectrum, and those with other physical or cognitive challenges. Free admission. A reception follows the concert. Sponsored by the KC Alumnae Chapter of SAI and the KC Metro Music Therapists. For more information, contact Vicki Hedger at 816-853-3774. See flyer on the kiosk in the narthex.

THE PATRONS of our Wednesday Meal really appreciate the delicious breads and sweets provided by Panera Bread each week. We need a person to coordinate the volunteers that pick up and sort & bag these goods. Contact Donna Morrison at 913-485-2705 if you can help.

WE PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING: 

  • Rick Bollinger
  • Dorthy Johnson, hospitalized briefly, now in Foxwood rehab. Prayers for swift recovery
  • Donna Morrison
  • Carol Patterson
  • Yvonne Salmon
  • Marley Sugar
  • Royce Tinkler
  • Don Vinduska
  • Richard Yotter
  SERVING IN WORSHIP TODAY: SERVING NEXT WEEK:
ORGANIST: Vicki Hedger Debbie Lynch
USHERS:

David & Yvonne Salmon

Ryan & Mary Tinkler

GREETERS:

Jodie & Bethanie Cummings

Bill & Linda Darr

LECTOR:

Jo Rose

John Prosser-Gebhardt

ASSISTING MINISTER: Joye Conklin Jackson Prosser-Gebhardt
ALCOLYTE:

Madilyn Brooks

Adam Prosser-Gebhardt

CHILDREN'S SERMON   Ryan Tinkler
GIFTS BEARER:

Sophia Foti & Nancy Williamson

Oren Sisson & Antonio Gutierrez-Diaz

OFFERING COUNTERS: Joye Conklin & Shirley Johnson Joye Conklin & Shirley Johnson
ALTAR GUILD:

Bethany Ladd

Bethany Ladd

Suggestd Food Pantry item for next week:
Laundry Detergent or Dishwashing Soap

LECTIONARY READINGS FOR April 15:
Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

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