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MESSAGE FROM PASTOR
Continue the Lenten Journey
Sunday, February 26 was our first Sunday in Lent.
Pastor brought the message titled, "Why Make the Trip?" taken from Matthew 16:24-28 & Luke 23:20-26,and 32-33.
We discerned three good reasons to make the Lenten journey.
First, this trip is focused on the spiritual. Second, Jesus promised taking the trip would lead to gain, and third, Jesus invited us all by his words and his example. He took up the cross.
We were all encouraged to answer the invitation. Will we make the trip?
Sunday, March 5 was our second Sunday in Lent. The message was about Jesus cleansing the temple in John 2:13-18.
A lot of folks present that day likely considered the words and actions of Jesus as being anything but nice. Yet, their assumptions were wrong.
Jesus revealed that he does care if we sin. If needed, Jesus will make us feel uncomfortable about our sin. We call that conviction.
Jesus will say and do whatever is necessary to hopefully wake us up. He will even challenge the things that we have grown complacent about.
We are all urged not to automatically dismiss hard truth just because it is delivered in an unexpected way.
This Sunday, March 12 will be our third Sunday in Lent.
The pastor will bring the message titled, "Manifest Hindrances" taken from Hebrews 12:1-2.
We have all encountered obstacles in life. Yet, have we ever confronted potential spiritual roadblocks in our discipleship?
We will strive to answer the question: How may spiritual hindrances manifest?
Be proactive and reach out to a member or friend you have not seen in worship lately. Give them a call and let them know you miss them.
Let's set a goal of reaching 60 in worship.
We all share three callings...love God...love neighbor...and make disciples. See you Sunday.
Visit Pastor Bob's Pastor's Note page.
(Note: These events are subject to change. To verify an event please check with the church office.)Worship is now in person or On-Line, depending on your preference.
- 9:30 am, Sunday School
- 10:45 am, Worship Service (in-person or online)
- 6:00 am, Men's Prayer Breakfast
- 6:00 pm, Standing in Faith Evening Fellowship in the Jubilation Center. We meet every Wednesday evening except for the 1st Wednesday.
Food is served at 6:00 p.m. with a time of learning beginning at 6:30 p.m.
- 6:30 pm, Boy Scouts
- Choir Live - Let's Make a Joyful Noise!
We meet weekly in the Sanctuary from 8:30-9:30 am. The choir is open for those 16 years and older.
Thanks to Kayla for leading, to Susan for playing the piano, and to all the singers for their talents. For questions or more information, please contact Kayla Vickrey.
Our Mobile Ministry is available for anyone to use. Please contact the church office if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to worship with family or friends.
The Mission's Pail for January through March will go toward the Knob Noster School District for use by the Community Counselor for students in need.
Monday, March 20
6:00 PM - Finance Meeting
6:30 PM - Administrative Board Meeting
Friday, March 24
7:00 PM - African Children Choir
Hosting African Children Choir: If you would like to volunteer to help host the African Children's Choir members on Friday, March 24, 2023, please let us know. There are 19 children and 8 adults in the group. Stay tuned.
Sunday, April 2
Wednesday, April 5
6:30 PM - Please join us for our next monthly United Women in Faith meeting. Thank you so much.
Friday, April 7
7:00 PM - Good Friday Tenebrae service
Saturday, April 8
10:00 AM - Easter Egg Hunt, KN Sports Complex
Sunday, April 9
April 23 - May 3, 2024
General Conference in Charlotte, NC. Please add to your Prayer list.
Lent/Holy Week Services
The Easter Season is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ's death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God's love and saving grace.
Join us for our special Lent and Holy Week services. We Look forward to seeing you!
Sunday, April 2 - Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, mentioned in each of the four Gospels. Jesus entered the city knowing He would be tried and crucified and welcomed His fate to rise from the grave and save us from sin!
This day is observed with the blessing and sharing of palm branches symbolizing the branches placed in front of Christ as he enters Jerusalem.
Friday, April 7
7:00 PM - Good Friday Tenebrae service
Good Friday, or Holy Friday, proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world even in the face of human rejection and cruelty through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is holy and makes us holy because God was drawing the world to God's self in Christ.
Saturday, April 8
10:00 AM - Easter Egg Hunt, KN Sports Complex in Knob Noster. Donations of individually wrapped candies can be brought to the church at any time. If you would like to help in other ways, please, contact Kay Huntsman.
Sunday, April 9 - Easter
We will have an Easter Sunrise Breakfast on Sunday, April 9 in the Jubilation Center following the early service in the courtyard. There is a sign-up sheet in the East Wing of the Sanctuary for a breakfast dish/item to share. If you have any questions, contact Cathy Wallace.
In preparation for spring, Pastor Bob is forming a confirmation class. Anyone, sixth grade and up, are invited to be an active part.
The focus will be on learning the important basics of the faith and our church.
We also hope to put our faith in action with a service project and hopefully tour the campus ministry in Warrensburg.
The classes are free. Classes are held on Thursdays at 6 pm at the church. Please enter through the preschool doors at the west parking lot.
Confirmation Sunday will be May 21.
If you have any interest or questions, please contact Pastor Bob.
Service Project & Tour
We are in the process of arranging a service project at the base and a tour of the UCM Wesley Foundation in Warrensburg.
The project is to provide a meal for the on-base Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 pm. We are also looking at a possible Thursday or Friday program.
The idea is for volunteers to prepare and provide a covered dish meal, and the Confirmation class would deliver it, serve it, and clean it up. This will give us an opportunity to meet some of the airmen and introduce our church.
If you would be willing to help please advise Pastor Bob.
The exact date is pending further communication.
Hosting African Children Choir
The event will be held at the Charity Christian located at 1110 NE 55 (State Hwy D). Looking for lodging to be provided for the anticipated 8 adults and 19 children. We will likely need eight host homes to accommodate at least 1 adult and 2-3 children for Friday night. Each host will be asked to also provide breakfast and see to it their guests are returned to the UMC parking lot Saturday morning for departure (Time Pending). Please contact the church office if you are willing to be a host. So far, we have 7 of 8 host families.
Hosts will meet their guests immediately before or after the concert.
Youth & Children
At the August picnic, we started a conversation about our youth. Pastor Bob is requesting basic information from all parents. Specifically, the first name, age, school grade, and open days and times for your children and youth, from infant to 17, and the best way to communicate future meetings and activities.
Why? First, we are working toward a new ministry start for our young people. Second, we need to know how many are available, their ages, and an awareness of their schedule. What day and time would work best?
Some parents have already suggested Sunday after worship. Perhaps we could offer a simple lunch and then have a fun activity. We also want to provide an opportunity for them to grow in the faith. Maybe we could also arrange a service project.
Please forward your information to the church office or give it to Pastor Bob. Knob Noster United Methodist Church, 106 E. Wimer, Knob Noster, MO 65336, Phone 660.563.2724
, email email@example.com
. Once we have received the information, we will arrange a parent meeting to discuss the possibilities. Pastor Bob welcomes your ideas. Start praying and expecting.
KN Community Breakfast
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Hosted by the Knob Noster UMC with the help of local organizations. Our mission is to grow God's Church by growing our community.
April 15, 2022
May 20, 2022
June 10, 2022
July 15, 2022
August 19, 2022
ON THE MENU (Subject to change)
Eggs, tater tots, biscuits & gravy, sausage, pancakes, waffles, french toast, sweet breads, coffee, and juice.
Children (8 and under), free
KN Breakfast Volunteers
Looking for volunteers to help with the KN Breakfast. Shifts start at 7 and 9. If you didn't sign up, please show up anyway we'll find a place for you. Also, sweet breads, cinnamon rolls, breads, and breakfast sweets are needed for the sweets table. (We do love our sweets) Please text Neva Allen if you're able to bring something for the table. 660-908-1895. Invite someone to come.
An Open Class on Biblical Healing
This study focuses on potential obstacles to healing, the reasons why health concerns exist, the will of God, and the healing ministry of Jesus and his disciples. Each session will follow the Scriptures with plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions.
Bundles of Blessings
We need wipes and all sizes of diapers newborn through size 6 and pull-ups 2T/3T. Our greatest need is size 5. In the last month, we've had some especially generous donations and we appreciate them very much. Our next giveaway is on April 6 at 3 PM.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Attention Choir Members
In light of several circumstances surrounding our Church Family at the current time, we have decided to suspend Choir for the time being. We'd love to have a variety of Music Ministry Specials. If you would be interested in providing a Music Ministry Special, please, contact Kayla Vickrey.
Jig Saw Puzzle Exchange
Our Social-Relational Team is coordinating a Jig Saw puzzle exchange ministry. Please limit yourself to bringing and taking no more than 2 or 3 at a time. For more information contact Eula Burton.
Audio Visual Team Volunteers Needed
Voices from above (the folks in the sanctuary balcony) are looking for anyone wishing to volunteer to be part of the church audio-visual team. We have two positions on Sunday mornings with one person at each station. One station runs the Easy Worship slide show that you see on the screens as well as managing the sound system. The other station runs the worship live streaming for our virtual congregation. You will only need basic computer operation skills and a couple of Sundays of training. With more volunteers, each person should be scheduled every third month or so. If you have any questions, contact Neva Allen for the Live Stream position and Jeff Harrington for the Easy Worship position. If you are interested in volunteering for the best seat at Sunday service, call or email James in the church office.
Church Nursery Worker
Please volunteer as a Nursery Worker on Sundays. The signup sheet is in the east foyer. Thank you.
There is a computer and TV with instructions on how to watch the Worship Service live on Facebook. Sometimes the child might arrive a little late, so please wait until the children's church starts before returning to the sanctuary if nobody shows up, thank you.
OUTREACH, VOLUNTEERS, & HELPERS
The Pastor attended Clergy Day at the base. During the roundtable discussion, the pastor asked about ways our church may connect with the airmen, especially the new arrivals. One of the chaplains offered us an opportunity to provide a free meal for those attending the Wednesday night Bible study at the Stealth lounge.
Currently, we are seeking an interested team willing to join the pastor in giving it a try on Wednesdays. If you would like to participate, please let the Pastor know ASAP.
2022 Giving Statements for Tax Purposes
If you desire a copy of your giving statement for 2022, please contact the office by phone, email, or on the signup sheet in the Church Office. You can have your statement emailed, mailed, or left in the office for you. Please ensure you provide your current email or mailing address. All statement copies will be compiled and provided confidently only by Jeff Harrington, the Financial Secretary. Please contact Jeff if you have any questions or concerns about your statement.
Altar Flower Calendar
If you would like to provide Altar Flowers in Memory of Someone, or in Honor of Someone, or to celebrate a Special Event, all you need to do is sign up on the Altar Flower Calendar.
For more details contact Debbie Pfister.
Ministry Moment Opportunities
If you have a Ministry, Event, or Personal Witness, you would like to share with our church family, please, contact the Office and reserve your Sunday.
Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
Our Social-Relational Team is coordinating a Jigsaw Puzzle exchange ministry. Please limit yourself to bringing and taking no more than 2 or 3 at a time. For more information contact Eula Burton.
Our Mobile Ministry is available for anyone to use. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to worship with family or friends, please contact the church office.
Hosting African Children Choir
If you would like to volunteer to help host the African Children's Choir members on March 24, 2023, please let us know. There are 19 children and 8 adults in the group. Stay tuned.