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Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Week Three: Water Is Thicker Than Blood


Using The Gospel of John, examine “The Jews,” the problems they had with Jesus, and the problem Jesus had with them. Then, connect it to today, the problems we should have with religion, and what true religion looks like.

Scripture for the Week: John 4:1-26
Psalm for the Day: Psalm 36:5-10
Memory Verse: James 1:27 - "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."


Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Help With Missouri Flood Relief
Over the next couple of weeks, we are collecting funds and supplies for Cleanup Buckets to help people in Missouri. Buckets and their contents are valued at $65 each. For a list of supplies to donate go to the UMCOR website or pickup a supply list at church.

MWSU Food Drive
The MWSU Campus has a food pantry to help students in need be able to eat. Many times just paying tuition and rent uses up most of their income. There are times when the cafeteria is not open and a student cannot afford to eat out. Your donation of any of the following items will support students in their education and help the graduate with less debt: canned meats (tuna and salmon), crackers, peanut butter, canned ravioli, tuna helper, evaporated milk, canned fruit, pre-made jello/pudding/etc., cereal/oatmeal, pasta/sauce, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, body wash, razors, diapers, baby food. 

New Vine Campus Ministry
New Vine meets weekly at 7pm on the MWSU Campus, Murphy building, Room 109. We are always looking for volunteers. Contact Tom Keller if interested.




January 2016

THEY said you can’t heal on the Sabbath.
THEY said you can’t be the Son of God.
THEY said you can’t forgive sins.
Who are they anyway?
Losing Religion. Finding Faith.

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2/7 Football Sunday
Invite your co-workers, friends, and neighbors to church to experience Football Sunday on February 7, 2016. This exciting presentation about the move of God in the lives of professional football players gives us a great opportunity to discuss Jesus in a way that's relevant to our culture today. Even casual football fans celebrate football's biggest game; let's use the championship game day to show the unchurched what life in Christ can be like. 

CALENDAR at-a-glance

1/11 - Board Meeting
1/21 - Night Crew Women's Meeting
1/21 - New Vine Campus Ministry
1/28 - UMW
1/28 - New Vine Campus Ministry
2/7 - Football Sunday
2/8 - Board Meeting


January 19 - Andi Carrel
January 21 - Hope Burr, Dave Gawatz
January 22 - La Donne Kieser
January 27 - Vicki Pike
January 28 - Nichole Faucett
February 4 - James Whitson
February 7 - Steve Allen
February 8 - Mark Payne
February 10 - Ben Mulford
February 12 - Nancy Allison
February 14 - Justin Pike
February 17 - David Carr

Prayer Requests
Mary Arnold, The Class Family, Mallory Davis, Dana Destain, Gregg, Rhett Hall, Bryan Haynes, Andrea Hughes, Cliff Kerns, Ken Leland, Max Lockhard, Brenda Major, Bev Manring, Sam Still, Bryson, Gina Fox, Robert, Billy Sollars, Jerry Steele, Fred Ritter, Randy & Brenda Miller, Diane Faris, Carlene & Jim Key, John Hunter, Graham, Izzy Lightle, Cory & Stacy Bunton. PeeWee Hamby, Mark Miller

Quilt Blocks for Anniversary Quilt
Quilt blocks for the anniversary quilt are due back to Phyllis Fisher no later than mid January 2016. Any questions? Please see Phyllis or any member of the anniversary committee.

Pastor Ben Mulford is available by appointment. Contact him at 816.689.8885 or
Tom Keller, Director of College-Age Ministries. Contact him at  816-752-1075 or

If you have anything for the bulletin, please contact Pastor Ben by phone or preferably email. Bulletins are prepared on Thursdays, so please make contact by end of day on Wednesday.

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