Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Pastor's Letter
Sermon Prep.:  Luke 3:16-17; Ephesians 3:14-20
Church Family,

Our returning guest speaker for this Sunday is Dr. Bill Sawyer! Be sure to not miss this message on "The Baptism with Fire." Yes, Dr. Sawyer will be speaking about the Holy Spirit and the roll it plays in the lives we live. And not to give away too much before the message, one point that will be made is that the Holy Spirit is like FIRE because it purifies one's spirit, soul, & body. Consider the role you play in the Body of Christ. Are you submitting to the Spirit? Our Big Idea this Sunday is that, "The Holy Spirit brings life, counsel, guidance, teaching, peace, anointing, blessing, conviction, repentance, regeneration, deliverance, (em)power(ment), heart/soul/mind/strength winning, equipping, and glory to Christ & His Bride." We look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we Receive, Grow, & Share the Love of God with One Another.

Pastor Will
- Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM.
- Sunday School for All Ages, 9:30 AM
- Worship Service, 10:45 AM
- Children's Church, 9:30 AM (Family Sunday: 10:45)
- Youth Group: 5:00-6:30 PM (except Special Sundays)
  • Christmas Cantata: You're invited to sing/play in this year's event @ KC 1st Church of the Nazarene! Rehearsals for "The Night Before Christmas" from Brentwood Benson Publishing Co. - begin very soon (in September). The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and on some Saturdays. The orchestra rehearsals are on a similar schedule, but much less frequently (likely not beginning until October or November with less rehearsals). For more info., contact Pastor Will.
  • Bright Futures: We ARE collecting items in our lobby’s Blue Barrel. See the Blue Barrel for monthly donation focuses.
  • Harvesters Distribution (Senior Citizens): If you’d like to volunteer, contact Pastor Will. We distribute monthly at our church. Next distribution is Thursday, Oct. 10th, 10-noon.
  • Men’s Breakfast & Serve: Next scheduled for Oct. 12th, 8-10:30.
  • Fellowship Dinner: Next scheduled for Oct. 13th. Mexican Themed
  • Food Pantry Volunteers: Our next scheduled date is Friday, Oct. 18th.
  • Small Group @ Church: Wed 7 PM, Les Unruh
  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: Wed 7AM, @ Forged By Fire, Ron W.
Scholarship Fund : When you give $1 for every year of marriage on your anniversary this money goes to support scholarships for our Teen & Children’s Camps and other outings.
Outreach Ministry Opportunity: BJ & Nelda Huffman have done a wonderful job leading worship at Crown Care on Sunday mornings for the last several years. The time has come for them to hand off the lesson portion of the service (9:45 - however long the lesson may be) to a willing & able servant of God who can share His love with those needing His special care. If you are interested, please contact BJ or Pastor Will for more details.
Youth Group: ALL youth grades 6-12 are invited to Chris and Alyson Maxwell's  Sunday from 5:00-6:30 pm . Come expecting to have fun, snacks, and a meaningful discussion to enhance your spiritual walk. Be looking for an invite from them via text. Address is: 29400 E. State Route 2, Harrisonville.

"6 Weeks of Service": We kicked-off our service & projects starting with our Annual Car Show, then a deep clean & rearrangement of our Sunday School space, followed by participating in our church outreach ministry @ Crown Care. Be sure to check out our other activities on the calendar & join us, all while wearing your new shirts for each of these projects. Contact Rhonda for shirt sizes & details! Wear last year's shirt on Sundays until the new ones arrive!

Adult VOLUNTEER Opportunity : If you are a parent or would like to be a youth sponsor, consider assisting us with our Next BIG EVENT: “BREAKAWAY” Nov. 15th ! Contact Pastor Will, he would love to speak with you about this exciting event!
Servant Leadership Program: We are looking for students who desire leadership experience in various areas of service (i.e. Children’s Church, 1st Impressions Team, Worship/Media Team etc…) Contact Pastor Will for details!
Children’s Quizzing Scheduled : "Genesis" Sunday School & Children’s Church Dig Site (DS) lessons began: Aug 25th (Click HERE for details )

District Quizzing Dates: Oct 5th (Olathe College Church: DS 1-6); Nov 16th (Wannamaker Woods: DS 1-12); Jan 18th (Central: DS 1-16); Feb 22nd (Shawnee: DS 1-20); Mar 7th (Olathe Westside: DS 1-20) Parents/volunteers, be sure to ask Pastor Will on how you can help!
  • Nursery & Wee Church: Volunteers opportunities await you with our most precious ministry. A new schedule has been posted in front of the nursery. If interested, leave contact info. on the back of the new schedule or speak with Pastor Will.
  • Thrift Shop: Assistant cashiers (i.e. baggers) needed for 10-2 PM & 2-6 PM shifts, once weekly. Volunteers receive appreciation vouchers to purchase store items. For more info, contact David Noble @ 1405 S. Commercial St.
  • Animal Hospital Supplies: Please bring Lydia Scott (Rodriguez) any newpapers that could be used to line kennels at the Lee Summit Animal Hospital. Any amount is greatly appreciated! God bless!
  • Mazzio’s Cash Receipts: Your donations are appreciated! Every $500 in cash receipts equals $75 in pizzas for our Student Ministry events!
  • Meals on Wheels: The Harrisonville area needs 10 volunteer drivers for 1 hr. a week to deliver meals to shut-ins. Contact Regina Stalling @ 816-380-3333 or e-mail:
  • Thank You(s):

To all those who contributed to the Car Show! It was a great blessing to benefit the kids in our church & community. All together, we raised $653.50 which was split equally among the following: Camp Scholarship, Bright Futures School Supplies, & the Backpack Program.

Thank you to some very special people who have stepped up in a very special way.
Teresa Strickland: for volunteering to serve in Wee Church & Nursery!
Lydia Scott: for volunteering coverage in our Wee/Nursery Ministry!
Kim Turner: for filling the Children's Sunday School gap.

To our friends at Harrisonville Church of the Nazarene,
Thank you for your recent support of our family through LINKS!  We are so grateful for your prayers and support.  
Since we are your new LINKS missionaries, here is a little information about us…
We’ve been serving on the Asia-Pacific region for the last 16 years.  Before we moved to Okinawa, Japan, we lived in Guam and Manila, Philippines.  Brian serves as the pastor of Keystone Nazarene Church, an international congregation in Okinawa, and Julie is the Literacy teacher at Okinawa Christian School International.  Justin just started 6 th  grade and Noah is in 3 rd  grade this year. We love living on the beautiful island of Okinawa and are so thankful for the church and school communities God has given us here.
We’re excited to get to know you!  Please let us know if you have questions about us, Japan, or anything else.  Let us know how we can be praying for you and ways you would like to connect.
God bless,
Brian, Julie, Justin, and Noah Woolery

Missions Corner:

LINKS Missionaries for 3 YEARS:
Deanna Williams, Dali, SW China. Home address: 1210 E Green Gables, Olathe, KS 66061
Leonel and Maria Luisa DeLeon, Guatemala. .
The Woolerys, Japan – Brian, Julie, Justin, Noah. .
Our Church Family on the Mission Field:
Amanda Doerhoff, Ardeo Global, Quito, Ecuador. .
Jordan Parrott, South Korea teaching English
Sammy, Jessica, Thomas (3) and Luke Martinez. Address: Calle Sebastian Barranca 305, LaPerla Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Other Missionaries:
The Dooleys, Returned from Papua, New Guinea to care for Scott’s father. Scott, Gail, Allison (MNU), Emma (12 th  Gr), Olivia (8 th  Gr)
The Troutmans, Mongolia – Chris, Courtney and Adelaide
Reassigned to Taiwan for health reasons in 2019.
The Applebys, China 14 years, Greg & Michele, Leeya (college 4 th  yr), Nathan (19), Ainsley (17).
New Direction Sports Ministry:
Musa Njabulo Mvula, So. Africa serving children/young adults.
Seed of Hope : Zinhle Gasa, Bhekulwandle Township, Amahzimtoti, South Africa. . Also on Facebook. 

Nazarene & Global Church Focus/Emphasis Days:

September - NMI Emphasis: Alabaster Offering

Sunday, Sept. 29th & Oct. 6th - Alabaster Sunday (Harrisonville - Observed) (<-- Clickable Link)

October - NMI Emphasis: Missions Priority One Clergy Appreciation Month

Sunday, Oct. 6th - World Communion Sunday & Nazarene Bible College Offering

Sunday, Oct. 13th - Caravan Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 27th - Reformation Sunday

Friends in Christ,
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers
as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves,
we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions
on behalf of the church and the world.

Prayers of the People, concluding with:

Hear our prayers, God of power,
and through the ministry of your Son
free us from the grip of the tomb,
that we may desire you as the fullness of life
and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.
The Revised Common Lectionary: Intercessory Prayer (16th Sunday after Pentecost)