Thursday, September 26, 2019
Pastor's Letter
Sermon Prep.:  Exodus 15:22-27
That cold March 11 th day in 1993 was both exciting and very troubling. You see, on that day Darla and I became parents for the first time and we were so excited to see a dream come true. But we were concerned for our baby boy whom we had named Jordan David Hulett. We were concerned because the doctor told us that he had undeveloped hip sockets. While lying on his back his legs would just flop over on each side of his torso like a frog on his back—it was not funny at the time, but I have to smile a bit now at the image!
           The doctor told us that because his hip sockets were not formed he would not be able to walk unless he was put in a body cast for the first six months of his life. You can imagine the stunned look on our faces and the thoughts of putting our son through that.
           We decided to lean heavily on prayer and ask God to do something radical. We called our elderly prayer warrior friend, Swann Bates to pray, and something radical actually did happen!
           As Swann held little Jordan and prayed, we all three heard a “click” and his right leg jumped. We then heard another “click” and his left leg jumped! The doctor told us within two days that she was not sure what happened but his legs were just fine! God had healed him completely!!
           I am excited about introducing another name of God this week. In Exodus 15 God tells us that one of His names is “Jehovah Rapha” which means “The Lord Who Heals.” Please read this story in Exodus 15:22-27 before you come to church Sunday.
           We plan to invite people to the front for anointing and prayer at the end of the service. If you desire to ask Jehovah Rapha for healing please begin praying now that God would provide exactly what you need…for His glory and honor.

Peace friends,
Pastor Brent
- 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)
  • Parking Lot Update: We have a lot of the parking lot resurfaced. Park anywhere you want on Sunday.
  • FREEDOM SATURDAY/SUNDAY...Restoration House Benefit Concert: In case you missed it, check out the youtube video clips on our Facebook page post for Sept. 20th. We also have packets available with information on our local safe/rescue house for the human trafficked.
  • 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.
  • Men’s Breakfast & Serve: Next scheduled for Oct. 12th, 8-10:30.
  • Fellowship Dinner: Next scheduled for Oct. 13th. Mexican Themed
  • 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.
  • 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: FREEDOM & Alabaster Sunday Focus with NMI President (Nancy Shore) & Worship Director (Austin Welhoff)

"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.
  • Bright Futures: We ARE collecting items in our lobby’s Blue Barrel. See the Blue Barrel for monthly donation focuses.
  • 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.

Heritage Preschool 15 th Anniversary Celebration & Recognition

(Photos CLICK HERE )
Missions Corner:

Here is newest Mission News concerning New Directions Sports ministry. Click for this month 's update.

For last month's update on Amanda Doerhoff's partnership organization "Ardeo Global", click here for the Newsletter. Also, check their Facebook & Instagram page at the end of the Newsletter for more information!

Nazarene & Global Church Focus/Emphasis Days:

Sunday, September 1st - NMI Emphasis: Alabaster Offering (Labor Day weekend)

Sunday, September 8th - Senior Adult/Grandparents Day (<-- Clickable Link)

Sunday, September 15th - National Back to Church Sunday (<-- Clickable Link)

Sunday, September 22nd - Freedom Sunday (<-- Clickable Link)

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 24th-25th - Preachers Conf. @ NTS

Wednesday, September 25th - "See You At The Pole" USA National Youth Prayer Emphasis

Sunday, September 29th - Alabaster Sunday (Harrisonville - Observed) (<-- Clickable Link)

God of power and justice,
like Jeremiah you weep over those
who wander from you,
turn aside to other gods,
and enter into chaos and destruction.
By your tears and through your mercy,
teach us your ways
and write them on our hearts
so that we may follow faithfully
the path you show us. Amen.
The Revised Common Lectionary: Thematic Prayer (15th Sunday after Pentecost)