Information for the Congregation for Sunday, September 23, 2018

Posted September 21st, 2018

Think generously. Practice generosity. And do so courageously.

It takes courage to talk about money especially when what is required is asking people to give (even when we are not asking for all of their wealth). Asking them to give is simply asking them to take stock of their priorities, their values, and the depth of their faith in what they gospel is really about. It creates a moment of urgency and potential crisis in the hearer. There is the risk they will say no, the risk they might be offended and choose to go elsewhere. It happens. Imagine for a moment the courage to ask without begging or apology because we believe the gospel compels us to give with a purpose.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, October 5, at 3 p.m., Dr. Ken Yohn will present “ISIS, Democracy, and Refugees: Civil War in Syria.” For information, contact Kendra Flory ( or 620.242.0432).

Fellowship – Fun – Feedback 6:00 – 7:30 pm., Saturday, October 6, Church Social Room. Invest in the Fellowship of being with others – spend 90 minutes with someone you’ve known forever OR that you’ve just met! Indulge in the Fun of ‘Desserts without Guilt’ – choose from options ranging from sinful to saintly. Improve your worship experience – leave Feedback at your table. Sign-Up: Church Good Shepherd Foyer or call Janice (620.241.1198).

Reasonable Faith is a series that illustrates that Christianity is fully compatible with the findings of contemporary science, humanitarian ethics, and critical biblical scholarship. On Monday, September 24, 7-8 p.m., Kirk MacGregor will present “Does Science Point to God?” in Mohler Hall, Room 212, McPherson College. Everyone is welcome.

2018 Month-to-Date Financial Report


Sept. 2

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30


Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $40,000
Offering Received
$5,072.56 $10,432.00




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