News & Updates
Women’s Day Circle Cancelled!
ATTENTION!! The decision has been made to CANCEL THE MARCH MEETING of the Women’s Day Circle. We will NOT MEET THIS TUESDAY, March 17. Cindy Harris, facilitator
Youth Bingo Fundraiser
The High School Ministries will be hosting their annual Bingo & Silent Auction Fundraiser on April 4th, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm. The cost to enter the bingo competition is $4 per person or $12 for a family. There will be prizes for the winners, all you can eat desserts and a silent auction! All proceeds will go to helping our high school students get to summer camp in Andrews, NC where they will be learning to cherish the truth that they are children of God. If you or your Sunday School class are willing to donate a themed basket for our silent auction that would be most appreciated! Please drop off your donations at the church office by Friday April 3rd. Thanks so much for your help!
Save the Date | Family Ministry Seminar – Soul Care | April 18th
Registration is open starting today for our Family Ministry Seminar “Soul Care: Spiritual Disciplines for Parents.” As parents we often find ourselves worn out, exhausted, and depleted emotionally, physically, and spiritually. This is why there is always an urgent need for soul care. Because of this the purpose of this seminar is to help equip parents in a variety of spiritual disciplines so that they may care well for their own soul and be better equipped to care well for their children’s. Whether spiritual disciplines are completely new to you or you regularly practice spiritual disciplines, this seminar is for all.
When: Saturday April 18th from 8:30am-11:45am
Who is it for: Parents/grandparents
Where: Gashland EPC – Chapel
What will be provided: Coffee & Donuts, free child care, and a drawing for some free books!
To register or find more information go to: www.gashland.org/family
New College Ministry Starting | Breakfast Club
We are excited to announce our new College Ministry called “Breakfast Club” which will be starting up on Sunday March 29th. This ministry seeks to connect students between the ages of 18-24 in meaningful relationships and discipleship. This ministry will meet on Sunday Mornings during Sunday school at the Amos House for fellowship. It will have weekly Bible Study at the Amos house on Tuesday mornings at 6:00am and will have monthly social events to connect and share life. If you are a college student or between the ages of 18-24 we encourage you to come and join us! If you have any questions or want more information please contact Michael Morefield at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caleb Mason at email@example.com.
20-30’s March Lunch Out!
Join us Sunday, March 22nd for our monthly lunch out! We’ll be meeting up at McAlister’s Deli in Liberty (127 S. Stewart Road, Suite 100 Liberty, MO 64068) at 1 pm! As always, kids and new faces welcome! Can’t wait to see you there!
2019 Memorial Funds Expenditures/Projects
At the February congregational meeting, a request was made for information regarding expenses from the Memorial Fund. Below are the four projects funded by the Memorial Funds in 2019. All were Session-approved.
- The congregation was advised at the February 2019 Annual Meeting of the Session-approved sabbatical for Pastor Ritchey. Included in that communication was the matter of funding from the Memorial Fund. $3,599.79
- The congregation was also advised of the security needs throughout the entire campus including security equipment. The Session approved funding from the Memorial Fund for the costs of these non-budgeted items. $5,936.10
- The Session approved funding from the Memorial Funds for updating Worship sound and equipment for non-budgeted items. $839.84
- The Session approved an entire overhaul of the Nursery with the non-budgeted cost being paid for through the Memorial Funds. This will be a two year project started in 2019 and completed in 2020. The 2019 expenses were: $3,148.43.
Women’s Day of Prayer Save the Date
Back by popular demand! Join us for this women’s ministry event, April 4th 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at GEPC. This will be a day where you will have time to seek the Lord uninterrupted. Through guided prayer times, times to be still, and times to go off on your own, our hope is to help you reflect, recharge, regroup and reconnect with your Creator. If you’re too busy for this day, that is a sign you need this day! Registration will be March 15-30th nine at http://www.old.gashland.org/womensprayer2020 and Sunday mornings. A suggested $15 donation covers lunch and a journal and can be paid at the registration table, dropped off at the church office, or the day of. We live in a time where it is hard to slow down, to silence the barrage of voices coming our way, and to quiet ourselves enough to hear from the Lord. Make this day a priority and your heart, mind and body will thank you.
Women’s Morning Circle Meets Tuesday, March 17, 9:30-11:00, in the Fellowship Hall
Women desiring fellowship and Bible study in a small group setting are invited to join this circle group, meeting once monthly through May, in Fellowship Hall. Our study is currently focused on the Ninth Commandment, with Linda VanDerWeele leading. No preparation is required-just bring your Bible and join us as we pray and study together. For questions, call Cindy Harris (816-792-3031).
Martha Circle Meets Tuesday Evening,March 17, 6:30 pm
Martha Circle, a Scripture, Prayer and Fellowship Group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, 6:30 pm at the home of Joanne King, 7832 North Olive, KCMO 64118. Phone: 816-560-5582. Pam Parker will lead our lesson about Finding Jesus in the Old Testament. No preparation needed before coming. We have great teaching and discussion over light refreshments and a cup of coffee, with material to take home for your own devotional time. March Mission Collections are for City Union Mission. They could use new and gently used jean/pants, all sizes for men and women; underwear and canned fruit. Contact Linda Reeve at 816-550-9128 if you have questions. Hope to see you there!
Service Opportunities & Donations
March Mission Collection for City Union Mission
We will be collecting for City Union Mission for their Shelter’s supply, new and gently used Jeans and Pants for those in need. City Union is asking for help collecting Jeans and Pants for their guests. All sizes, men, women, boys, and girls are needed. Also, they are in need of underwear as well as Canned Fruit. To make things easier for dropping off, Joyce Grady will park her beige Sedona Van from 9:30 -10:55 A.M. by the patio on the east side of the church on the following Sundays: March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. You may also drop off your items at the Mission Box across from the Mission Board by the Chapel on the 2nd Floor. Thank you and God Bless!
Spring Adult Sunday School Classes
March Mission Collection for City Union Mission
Ephesians | Teacher: Kelly Dunn | Room: 217-218
Paul’s Letter to the church in Ephesus is a concise yet comprehensive summary of the good news and its implications. The entire letter is a magnificent combination of Christian doctrine and Christian duty—faith and life—written that we might recognize the hope to which we are called. Class notes are emailed (or some other way provided) weekly with useful information for the upcoming class. The class will be encouraged to apply truths covered in our study as we study Ephesians in the quarter.
Pray Always | Teacher: Mark Lancaster | Room: Chapel
During the Sunday School hour, we will gather to talk to the Lord. There will be a short lesson or scripture reading, then we will pray for what anyone would like to bring. Whether you pray out loud or to yourself, you will find others who believe that praying together and praying regularly are important.
College & Career | Teacher: Derek Williams & Eric Adams | Room: 220
College and Career will be looking at “Hot Topics”, studying what the Bible says about them and discussing what the Christian response has been and should/could be. Come and be a part of the story!
The Men’s Class – Contentment | Teacher: Chris Taylor | Room: 221
Many Christians struggle with comparison, covetousness, and complaining which generally stems from a lack of contentment in their lives. In this class we will examine Biblical contentment and learn, as did the Apostle Paul, how placing our trust in God can transform us so that we can live confidently and securely in times of both plenty and want.
*This class is for men only so that we can address the unique issues facing Christian men today by sharing in an open and secure environment.
Living in Light of The Love of the God of Love | Teacher: Bob Williams | Room: Reception Room
In 1983, Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote, “And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.” Have men forgotten God? Have we? We have all seen “John 3:16 posters” at sporting events. Who is this God that is referenced in John 3:16? And how does He love the world? And, if we understand the answers to those two questions, how should it affect the manner in which we live our lives? How should it affect our relationships with Him? With our families? With the Church and other Christians? With those who are outside the Church? In this study, we will examine who God is; the nature of His love; and how that should impact our lives, vocations, ministries and worldview.
Israel, Jesus, and the Church | Teacher: Matt Martinie | Room: Fellowship Hall
A common question asked by Christians today concerns the relationship between Israel and the church. Most of the Old Testament is the story of the nation of Israel, and that story continues in the New Testament – from Jacob’s name being changed to Israel in Gen. 32 to the gates of New Jerusalem inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel in Rev. 21. But the relationship between Israel and the church is a highly debated and oftentimes confusing issue in theology. Are Israel and the church distinct entities? Are they one and the same? Is there a continuum of continuity and discontinuity between the two? Do the promises of God to Israel find fulfillment in the church? And how does the Messiah fit into all this? Where do we see Him foreshadowed in the Old Testament? Join us as we wrestle with these complex and sometimes controversial teachings of Scripture, looking to Jesus as the key to our understanding.
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