Thank You to Our Volunteers

Posted April 17th, 2014

Church Office: John Burkholder, Linda Cunningham, Elsie Holderread, Gene Reinecker, Rebecca Rothrock, Art Snell, Paul and Mary Wagoner, Ira Whitacre, Jim Wiseman

Recycling:  Persons who pick up recycle items in the Sanctuary, Church Kitchen, and Office

McPherson Community Brass Concert — May 11, 2014

Posted April 17th, 2014

The McPherson Community Brass Choir , directed by Jerry Toews, will present their final concert of the season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, in the Church Sanctuary. Special guest will be clarinet soloist, Jeff Pelischek. Jeff is Director of Bands and Woodwind Specialist at Hutchinson Community College and also the principal clarinetist with the Hutchinson Symphony. He can be heard as a soloist on Radio Kansas’ evening program, Nightcrossings. Jeff will be joining the brass choir in “Concertino” by Carl Maria Von Weber. The McPherson Brass Quintet will also perform and a piano solo by Jean Hendricks will be featured.  The concert will offer a wide variety of music.  Participants from the CoB include: Doris Coppock, Winona Godfrey, Darren Hendricks, Jean Hendricks, and Seth Schoming. This will be a free concert and everyone is invited to join them for an afternoon of fine music.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Posted April 17th, 2014

Picture Directory Photos — Please remember that the Communications Team will be taking pictures today, immediately after Worship. These are individual head-shots of each man, woman, child – and NOT group/family photos – at this time. Photographers will be outside the East and West doors of the Good Shepherd Foyer and will quickly snap your photo.

Michael and Jonelle Stevens, who were married on Saturday, January 25, will be honored at a wedding reception, following worship, on Sunday, April 27. Everyone is invited to meet them in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer. If interested in contributing to a group gift, please contact Barbara Flory (620-241-1056) or Judy Stockstill (620-242-3536 or

Everyone is invited to help Bonnie Ward celebrate her mother’s new book for children – Prairie Courage: An Immigrant Family’s Move to Kansas. The event is planned for 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 27, in Brown Auditorium, McPherson College. Bonnie will sign books before and after a reading of Chapter 1 by Jan Hurst at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

All women are invited to attend the Women’s Ministries salad supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28. For the program, Pearl Fruth Miller will present about the Global Women’s Project.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars – This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2, Tim Swartzendruber will present “The Intersection of Teaching and Coaching.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters ( or 620-242-0434) by Monday, April 28.

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting and WorkdaySaturday, May 3. Your help is needed for a variety of projects which include getting the camp ready for this summer. You may come as early as 9 a.m.; meeting begins at 11 a.m. To carpool or caravan, contact Jan Hurst (620-245-0009). Since food will be provided, contact Dave Mishler ( or Hazel Lauver (913-788-5013) if you plan to attend.

With the conclusion of the Haiti Marketplace on Sundays, several sets of stained glass note cards are still available. Sets include 10 cards, consisting of one Christmas card, one sympathy card and eight blank cards. Pictures of the stained glass windows are on the front. Cards may be purchased ($7.50 per set) in the Church Office or from Lynne Lichty.  The proceeds will benefit the Haiti Health Project. Questions: Judy Stockstill  ( or 620-242-3536).

Duck Soup Softball Tournament (Ulster Project benefit), check the church website.

Work Camp at Camp Colorado will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26. All are welcome and invited to participate in the variety of projects that need to be done – everything from cleaning to cooking and chopping to building. There is no cost for the meals or lodging (rustic dorm style cabins). In order to provide food, a head count by early May is requested. Marla Ullom-Minnich is willing to help coordinate transportation for persons from the McPherson area who would be interested in carpooling or caravanning. For information, contact Marla (620-345-3233 or

In Memoriam for April 20, 2014 — Mary Holloway

Posted April 17th, 2014

Mary Holloway died on Sunday, April 13. The memorial service was held on Saturday, April 19, at the church. We wish to extend our sympathy to her husband, Dean, sons, Brian (Jodi) Holloway; Jacy (Lindsey) Holloway; daughters, Tara (Nicholas) Churchill; Deena (Casey) Wilson; and other immediate and extended family members.

Duck Soup Softball Tournament — May 4, 2014

Posted April 15th, 2014

The McPherson County Ulster Project is hosting their annual Duck Soup Softball Tournament on Sunday, May 4 at Wall Park. Teams should be comprised of 5 males and 5 females (age 14 or older). Each inning will have a different, wacky rule such as batting opposite-handed, running the bases backwards, etc. The entry fee is $150 per team with each player receiving a t-shirt. To enter a team, contact Mindy Allen (620-242-4503) by Thursday, April 24.