All services are cancelled today, Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Leavenworth Church of Christ because of snow and extreme cold. There will be no 9:30, 10:30 or 6:00 p.m. assemblies or classes today. Read the next article for ideas about what to do for spiritual enrichment today.
Snow and ice have assaulted Leavenworth County this winter, causing disruption and rescheduling of church activities more often than we would like. Here are suggestions for when bad weather threatens to cancel our services:
How to know if services, Food Pantry, or other events are cancelled: We try to email or call members to let them know when services or events are cancelled. We also will post on our Leavenworth Church of Christ Facebook page (there is a link on the church website menu) when we cancel or postpone. Like our page while you’re there.
What to do if church services are cancelled? Check the Video Sermons tab on our website menu for sermons and communion talks. Check the Resources tab for links to websites with information about Bible study and related topics. Our Facebook page will also have links to timely blog articles or helpful videos. Remember to leave a comment or like what you see on our Facebook page. KCWE, channel 29 in Kansas City airs the television program In Search of the Lord’s Way on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. Even if the weather’s good, you will want to check this program out: Great congregational singing and thought-provoking preaching.
Help others. Call friends who may be at risk because of the bad weather. Make sure that they are safe, warm, and have food to eat.
Worship at home if services are cancelled. Check out the “what to do” paragraph above. Read a chapter from the Bible and discuss. Sing praises to the Lord. Pray after discussing what needs God’s attention (Don’t forget to praise God and say “Thank you, Lord!”).
Be Safe!! If we have cancelled services, you will want to consider cancelling other activities you may have on your schedule. Pay attention to the weather forecast and road conditions in your neighborhood. Call if you need help.
Bible classes and the devotional are cancelled tonight at Leavenworth Church of Christ because of road conditions and this warning from Leavenworth County Emergency Management Agency:
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY AND KC METRO REGION: ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON THURSDAY (2-7)
WHAT…Significant icing. Ice accumulations of two to three tenths of an inch are expected, with snow accumulations of up to a half inch possible Thursday morning. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph Thursday morning with gusty winds expected to continue into the afternoon hours.
* WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Kansas and central, north central, northeast, northwest and west central Missouri.
* WHEN…Until noon CST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
An Ice Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice
accumulation will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also
So, stay warm and safe at home. Information about church cancellation generally is published on the Leavenworth Church of Christ Facebook page, through email and through phone calls to members. If you want to study at home, check under the Resources tab on this website for information that can help you in your study of the Bible or view video recordings of sermons under the Video Sermons tab. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
The prophet Isaiah envisioned a time when the gathering of God’s people for worship would be a joyful house of prayer for all nations (See Isaiah 56:1-8). In 2019, the Leavenworth Church of Christ will devote themselves to being a joyful people of prayer. Being a house of prayer requires growing in our relationship with God by developing habits that will produce spiritual growth and will increase knowledge of God and his Word. Biblical teaching related to current trends and fashions, classes that give opportunity to ask tough questions in a safe place, training in spiritual disciplines like Bible study and prayer, all form key building blocks for this congregation that seeks truly to be Christ’s church, a place for healing from emotional and spiritual scars. We invite you to learn with us at the Leavenworth Church of Christ how to be the spiritually mature man or woman that God wants each of us to be. Please worship with us soon.
Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) is a regional program that has been the foundation of the congregation’s youth program for several years, but perhaps more importantly it is a tool that parents and children can use to promote personal and group spiritual growth. On December 2, members of the youth group met with congregational leaders and adult volunteers to register and to plan for the Heart of America LTC convention in Kansas City this coming spring. Time still remains to for children in third through twelfth grades to register to participate.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” LTC participation helps a child to grow in individual skills like writing an essay or poem, speaking or reading the Bible publicly, or artwork, but also gives opportunity to engage in a group project like puppet theatre, drama, singing group, Bible quiz team or a banner project. The group participation builds a sense of belonging, but also teaches responsibility to others when working together to achieve a goal.
The hallway in our education wing is adorned with banners, artwork, and photographs produced by our youth group in previous years of LTC. In 2016, a picture of our Bible quiz team appeared in Christian Chronicle, an international newspaper for Churches of Christ. Although our team was inexperienced, studying together for the quiz increased Bible knowledge and cohesiveness.
LTC provides an avenue where children can grow in confidence as they learn and master skills that will equip them to serve as leaders for the church in decades to come. Future preachers preach short sermons and write essays. Future preachers, elders, deacons, and Bible class teachers study together for the Bible quiz and work on projects together. Future song leaders learn that skill and also learn to sing better by singing with a group.
For more information about participating, contact the church office or one of the elders.
Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year; Leavenworth Church of Christ honored its military veterans with a slideshow at the conclusion of the morning worship assembly. We were blessed to have a group visiting that were in town for a reunion of an air cavalry unit with which they had served during the Vietnam Conflict. The sermon, from Romans 13:9-14, addressed “Combat Readiness in the Kingdom of God.” You may find that sermon by clicking on the Video Sermons tab and going to our YouTube page.
On Sunday, November 18, the congregation will have a fellowship dinner after the service. We invite you to visit us for worship and stay afterwards to eat with us.
We’re having our annual Fish Fry at the church building (3911 10th Ave) on Saturday, September 29th. We’ll begin at 4:00, eat at 5:00, and then follow on with a Game Night. Marvin Francisco and Jeff Cannon are supplying abundant fish that they caught themselves as well as cole slaw, hot dogs, and French fries. If you can bring a side dish or dessert, that would help greatly!
As the accompanying pictures suggest, Hawaiian Shirt Sunday was a joyous event. Even some visitors came dressed for the occasion! The sermon was from 1 John 5:1-2 about loving the family (ohana) of God. Mahalo nui loa to those who participated.
Sunday, September 23, is Hawaiian Shirt Day at Leavenworth Church of Christ. As we consider what it means to be part of the family of God, we will focus on how love for that family plays out in our relationships with one another. We will talk about laughter, listening, and responsibility for one another. We will remember that how someone is dressed should not determine how they are treated when they worship with us. We invite you to worship with us Sunday. Bible classes begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship assembly at 10:30.
A huge “Thank you!” to all our visitors on Friends and Family Day last Sunday. It was great to meet you. We hope you will keep on coming back!
Friends and Family Day is this Sunday, September 16th. We invite you, your family, and friends to study, worship, and eat with us. The day will begin with coffee, tea, and donuts at 9 am. Bible classes for all ages will begin at 9:30. Our worship assembly will begin at 10:30. It will feature spirited singing, fervent prayer, participation in the Lord’s Supper (Communion), and thought-provoking preaching. Children who ages 2-8 will have the option to go to our Sonshine Express Children’s Service after the Lord’s Supper. After the assembly, we will move to the church’s fellowship room for one of those legendary church dinners. No need to dress up, but you can if you wish.
The past few weeks have been exciting for the congregation. Last Sunday we appointed a new elder, Wallace (Wally) Rachford. Wally is a dedicated student and able teacher of the Bible. He will work closely with the other elders and with our preacher to care for the spiritual needs of the congregation. Our Monday night Bible Study group continues to help hurting people heal and more have come to Christ in baptism through it. Our Wednesday night Men’s Group began a study of the Gospel of Mark on June 12th, and the Women’s Group continues to focus on Prayer. We have well-prepared classes for children as well on Wednesday night.
Challenging Bible studies. youth group accomplishments during Heart of America Leadership Training for Christ (LTC), and fellowship activities have highlighted March and April at Leavenworth Church of Christ. Six of our Youth Group members participated in drama, small chorus, Bible Reading, and art production during LTC and won recognition for the outstanding quality of their achievements. The Men’s Bible Study on Monday nights has continued to grow as an evangelistic and fellowship opportunity as the group has delved into the book of Galatians. Michael Summers has preached about “Who Is This God We Serve?” in April, joining 150 other preachers from across Churches of Christ in preaching from four passages about the nature of God and what it means for us. Sunday night assemblies continue to focus on prayer, devotion to God, and meditation on the power of God’s word through a prolonged and prayerful study of Psalm 119. Fitness and crochet groups have provided opportunities for fellowship.
Our Food Pantry brought food and a devotional opportunity to more than seventy families in April. We invite you to join us in our goal of following Christ by practicing love in 2018.