News from Heifer International

Posted March 16th, 2015

The following communication has been received from Heifer International Volunteers, Al and Mary Ann Dutrow:

“The Ranch has been closed for four days because of the weather — not many visitors.”

Upcoming events in the Ranch area:

Spring Break  —  March 21-28, 2015

Women’s Lambing  —  March 26-29, 2015

Hoofing It for Heifer  —  April 11, 2015  (20K Trail Run at Petit Jean State Park)

 Women’s Lambing Events will also be held at Heifer Farm in Massachusets on the following dates:

— March 26-29, April 6-9, and April 10-13, 2015

Cost is $425 per person.

For more information you may contact Al and Mary Ann (, or reservations  These are great times for visiting the Ranch. You are also encouraged to check the three new items posted near the Heifer table in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer.

Attendance for February, 2015

Posted March 16th, 2015

Feb. 1:      Sunday School 68 — Worship 184

Feb. 8:      Sunday School 64 — Worship 190

Feb. 15:    Sunday School 64 — Worship 195

Feb. 22:    Sunday School 58 — Worship 186

Thank You to Our Office Volunteers

Posted March 16th, 2015

Donita Goyen, Elsie Holderread, Eloise Lichty, Gene Reinecker, Lois Schrag, Art Snell, Paul & Mary Wagoner, Jim Wiseman

Notes of Appreciation

Posted March 16th, 2015

The Glenn Gayer family wishes to thank Chris and Kathryn Whitacre for their compassionate concern and love for Loreen and her family at the hospital in Wichita on February 3, until Loreen passed away.  Holding a bedside service immediately following her passing was very meaningful for the entire family.

Thank you for the use of the church for the service and for the dinner that followed.  Special thanks to Dave and Bonnie Fruth and Gregg and Judy Stockstill, for preparing the meal.

Loreen’s family is very grateful for everyone who attended the visitation at the funeral home, the memorial service at the church, and the graveside service.  Thank you also for the food, cards, flowers, and donations to McPherson Church of the Brethren and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

We have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and concern which has been expressed by many.

Dear Church Family,

We would like to thank you for all the kindness extended to Glen and Edythe throughout their years in McPherson; the use of the building for Glen’s service, the lunch provided, and the love that has been felt. We also appreciate your generous contribution to Heifer International in Glen’s memory.  — Edythe and the entire Funk family

The church office has received thank you letters from the following for contributions to their programs and ministries:

— The Cedars

— McPherson College

— McPherson County Food Bank

— On Earth Peace


Children’s Church

Posted March 16th, 2015

During worship, beginning Sunday, March 29, and continuing through Sunday, May 24, Children’s Church is being offered for children ages 4 through 5th grade. After the Children’s Story, children will be released to the Education Building Multi-Purpose Room. Nursery care will continue to be available for those who wish to have their children in the nursery.