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Lenten devotionals, “Let Us Also Go” by Chris Bowman, are available in the Church Gathering Space and in the Education Building literature rack.
Would you like to become a member? Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact: Pastors Chris, Jerry, or Kathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).
Everyone is invited to join Offender/Victim Ministries for their Annual Dinner and Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 at the d’Veers Family Center, Elbing. A traditional German buffet dinner will be served. Cost is $15 per person, paid at the door. RSVP (316-283-2038 or email@example.com) by Thursday, February 18.
Think Spring! It will be here before we know it – and that means it’s time to register for Western Plains Women’s Retreat. The retreat is planned for Friday – Sunday, April 8 – 10 at Cross Wind Conference Center, Hesston. Get out your favorite apron and bring it with you. Tara Hornbacker will be presenting her delightful commentary on the art of cooking – Christian cooking? The service project for this year is “Circles of McPherson County.” Registration forms are available in the Church Gathering Space, the Education Building Literature Rack, or on the district website (www.wpcob.org).
In the event of inclement weather:
listen to local radio KBBE 96.7
watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12
check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page
When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent.
TOPICAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday, 9 – 10 a.m., February 7 – March 13, 2016
“Healing the Gospel:
Seeking A More Biblical Way to Understand the Grace of the Cross”
Steve Crain, facilitator
*Located in Upper West Classroom* (Upper level of Sanctuary Building)
- The most common Christian understanding of Jesus’ death is that it satisfied God’s wrathful demand for justice. But is this understanding of “the atonement” consistent with the teachings and actions of Jesus himself, who calls on his followers to reject violence and retribution? We will use Derek Flood’s, Healing the Gospel: A Radical Vision for Grace, Justice, and the Cross (Cascade Books, 2012) to guide our conversations. Copies of the book will be available.
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
by Richard Rohr
Jan van Asselt & Allan van Asselt, facilitators
*Located in Upper Middle Classroom* (Upper level of Sanctuary Building)
- The spirituality of the first half of life has to do with finding relationship with God and meaning in the expanding/development of life. This is while we grow, take on family skills, wealth, physical strength, vocation, etc. The spirituality of the second half of life has to do with finding meaning and relationship with God when we find ourselves giving up earlier life development. In the second half of life we redevelop our spirituality and find a more profound relationship with God. This book is significant for both younger and older persons. The study/discussion will be led by a father/son combination of Jan and Allan van Asselt. Richard Rohr is a thoughtful writer. Several persons in our congregation read his daily devotions as well as other writings of his. Copies of the book will be available.
24 Hours That Changed the World – A DVD study
by Adam Hamilton
Jerry Bowen, Jen Magnall & Sarah Hendricks, facilitators
*Located in the Community Room* (foyer level of Sanctuary Building)
- In his best-selling book, 24 Hours that Changed the World, pastor and popular author Adam Hamilton helped readers relive the one day in history that changed everything. Now, on this Special Edition Book and DVD package, Hamilton invites both readers and viewers to experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours. Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston. Featured will be the acoustic folk group, The Fretless. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion, overlooking the lake. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Everyone is invited to this evening of great music in a prairie garden setting. Tickets: $20 adults/$10 kids, may be purchased at the door. Call 620-327-8127 to reserve your seats.