Information for the Congregation for Sunday, September 30, 2018

Posted September 28th, 2018

While Janice Friesen is on vacation, Monday – Friday, October 1 – 5, the Church Office will be staffed by volunteers and the pastoral staff. Pastors Chris, Kathryn and Jerry will also be available by phone.

Think generously. Practice generosity. And do so courageously.

There is courage needed also by the ones invited to consider a gift: to believe that something can be generously given and there will still be enough, to embrace the notion that we can move the needle on the scale of poverty, injustice, ecological devastation, or the value of human life in the direction of the good and the godly, to accept the reality that the source of what one possesses is neither the sum of who one is or solely the work of one’s own resourcefulness, to realize that the promise of God’s provision for enough is fulfilled in sharing from what one has. Imagine for a moment, the courage to give because we believe that God will provide for our needs, should we have them in the future.

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 the Church Office (620.241.1109).

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – The course offering for September will be “The How and Why of Conflict Engagement.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, October 13, Tim Grove, will be presenting “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Part 1.” Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To register for courses, visit

The 14th Annual Western Plains District Gathering is planned for Friday – Sunday, October 26-28, at Webster Conference Center, Salina. Registration forms are available in the Church Gathering Space and in the Education Building literature rack. Online registration is available on the district website ( Registration deadline is Monday, October 15.

Needed: Christmas Breakfast Coordinator – detailed ‘how to’ instructions provided (mentoring available). Plenty of volunteers to set-up the day before and serve the day of. Organized, detail oriented person desired. Interested, call the Church Office (620-241-1109).

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

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.

2018 Month-to-Date Financial Report


September 2

September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30


Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000


Offering Received
$5,072.56 $10,432.00 $2,801.45




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