Archive for Friday, June 4, 1999


June 4, 1999


West Side Presbyterian

Guest speaker Mary Ann Farnsworth will deliver the sermon "Fiddlenitching" at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold. The Scriptures are Psalms 24 and John 15:10-17.

Boy Scouts meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Adult Choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays. West Side will serve Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Lawrence Wesleyan

The Rev. Nate Rovenstine will bring the message "Love Christ Sacrificially" at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline Ln. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, is at 9:45 a.m.

Teens will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church during the summer. Clubhouse and the fifth- and sixth-grade preteen ministries will have an end-of-school sleepover tonight at the church and annex. The youths will host a car wash Saturday at Checkers Foods to raise money to attend youth camp.

A membership class will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Call the church, 841-5446, for information.

Lawrence Community

of Christ RLDS

The Lawrence Community of Christ branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides CORE (Care, Outreach, Respond and Expand) small-group ministries at various times and locations. Contact Marilyn Myers, pastor, 843-7535, Karen Murphy, (785) 597-5350, or David Woosley, 865-0964, for times and locations.

Ninth Street

Missionary Baptist

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio, will hold vacation Bible school, "Go 4 It With Jesus," from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through next Friday, with dinner preceding from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Transportation is available. The church picnic will be June 12 at Holcom Park. Call the Christian Outreach Center, 843-6472, to pre-register.


"Your Faith Has Made You Whole" is the theme for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Elder Steve Zahniser will preside for the prayer and testimony Communion service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1900 University Dr. Scriptures for preparation are Genesis 12:1-7 IV; Psalms 33:1-12; Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:10-14, 24-32 IV; II Nephi 5:112-114; D.&C.; 10:6-7b. Paul Kelley will usher.

Adult and youth Sunday school classes begin at 9 a.m. Prayer for Peace Countries for Sunday through June 11 are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Chad, Botswana, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

Aid Association

for Lutherans

The Aid Association for Lutherans will hold its Branch Booster Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas Union. About 100 AAL members and friends will convene for a day of learning, service, fun and recognition, as well as work on five service projects.

Orthodox Christian

Metropolitan Philip Saliba will offer archepiscopal greetings to the faithful at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 2516 Huntoon, Topeka. This will be the first visit to the Topeka church by Metropolitan Philip, who heads the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Parishioners and the public are invited to attend the ceremonies and refreshments in the parish hall.

Divine Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, proceeded by Orthros at 8:50 a.m. The Rev. John Mack will offer the sermon on the Sunday of All Saints. A free fellowship luncheon follows the service. For information call the church, (785) 354-7718.

St. Laurence Orthodox Christian Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Canterbury House, 1116 La. Mack will lead the discussion on "Concerning Hell" in the Fellowship's spring series, "Life After Death." For information contact Tony Jacobs, 832-1253.

Unity Church

Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln, will hold services, led by the Rev. Sherry Schultz, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Ellen Debenport, who has assisted Schultz for the past year, will give her last talk as a ministerial assistant Sunday. Children's Sunday Experience is at 11 a.m. A potluck will follow the 11 a.m. service.

Course In Miracles class will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church. The "Noon Prayer" group will meet Wednesdays at the church.

The Experience of Prayer in the Sacred City begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Drawing on the work of Marsha Sinetar and Andrew Harvey, the church will explore sacred texts, create opportunities for reflection and discover how prayer can inspire our actions.

Store slates

summer reading program

The Summer Reading Club of Christian Book & Gift Stores, 2108 W. 27th, invites all children from preschool to sixth grade to sign up at the club's kick-off event at noon Saturday. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber from the "Veggie Tales" video series will attend.

The club offers prizes, awards, story-hour readings and discount cards. Sign-up is free and an awards ceremony will be held at the end of the summer. Prizes will be awarded to the children who read the most books and Reading Club certificates will be given to those who reach certain reading goals.

For information call Craig Stout, 842-1553.

Christ Community

Evangelical Free

"Singing When It's Gloomy" will be the Rev. Joel Barber's message at the 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1449 Kasold.

College-age fellowship and study will resume at 9:45 next week. Children and youths' Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and children's church at 11 a.m. Senior high youth Bible fellowship meets from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Classic Gourmet coffee shop. Awana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Christian family night at the Kansas City Royals game and youth-sponsored tailgate party are Saturday. The all-church float trip is set for June 17-18, and vacation Bible school is June 28-July 1. For information call the church, 842-7600.

First Southern Baptist

"Can These Bones Live Again?" will be the message Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use Ezekiel 37:1-14 as the text for this sermon about God's power to bring life into people who are dead in their sins. Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. The evening worship at 6:30 p.m. will feature a musical team from Youth With A Mission.

First Southern Baptist invites children in the community age 4 through the fifth grade to join it on an expedition to "Mount Extreme: The Ultimate Good News Challenge." The expedition will be from 9 a.m. to noon, June 14-18, at the church. The theme for the week will be "Climbing to New Heights with Jesus." For information, call 843-8167.

Heritage Baptist

Sunday school classes and worship services at Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth, are offered for all ages and are designed to help each person develop a personal relationship with the Lord. For information or transportation, call 749-7286.

Latter-day Saints

This Sunday is Fast and Testimony Sunday for all four Lawrence congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day is set aside specifically for fasting. Members are encouraged to donate the equivalent of two meals to assist the poor and needy. Sacrament services begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 3615 W. 10th; 11 a.m. at 1629 W. 19th; and noon at 120 Indian Ave. Sunday school and children, youth, women and men auxiliary meetings follow sacrament services.

The summer Institute of Religion classes begin Tuesday. Teachings of the Living Prophets will be taught from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Lectures on Faith will be taught from noon to 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays. Both will be at the Kansas University Institute of Religion, 1629 W. 19th. Classes conclude July 28. For information call Alyson Von Feldt, 841-2534.

First Christian

The worship series "You Can Live By the Spirit," based on Romans 7 and 8, concludes Sunday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. The Rev. Mike Birney will preach the sermon "Nothing can separate us from the love of God!" from Romans 8:31-39, in both the 8:15 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary worship services.

The congregation is making plans to celebrate its 115th anniversary with a Heritage Sunday celebration on June 20. A combined service will be at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday school will meet at 9 a.m. that day. Longtime members of the church will be recognized.

A "Just for Fun" all-church dinner has been planned for 6 p.m. June 13 in Fellowship Hall.

Vacation Bible school -- Soncastle Faire, a Renaissance theme -- is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. June 21-25. To register your children, call the church, 843-0679.

The junior and senior high youth groups meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A School's Out camping trip for the youths is planned June 9-10 at Clinton Lake.

Indian Hills

Church of God

The Rev. Bill Kimbel of Indian Hills Church of God, 29th Street Terrace and Louisiana Street, will start a new sermon series for the summer, "Getting Used to Living in Heaven." This week he will share "What the Kingdom is Like," from Matthew 13:32-33. A celebration of the word, music and a drama presentation, "Home Grown," will lend itself to the hour.

A time of fellowship has been planned during the Sunday school hour to honor the 50-Day Spiritual Adventure. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m.

Lawrence Heights


The focus at the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Rd., is "Love in Action." Bible study is at 9 a.m.

High school and junior high youth groups, Weigh Down Workshop and another adult Bible study meet at 6:30 p.m. Sundays

High school youths will be at Mission Lake Christian Camp from Sunday through June 11, and junior high youths will follow them June 13-18. Vacation Bible study, for children up to and including the sixth grade, will be 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 13-18. Registration is under way. "Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships," an adult class, will be offered at the same time. Call 843-1729 and leave a message regarding when and how you can be contacted for registration.

Growing Kids God's Way continues at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Child care is provided. Call Vern Warner at 843-9502 for more information.

St. Margaret's Episcopal

The Rev. Dr. John Macauley will lead worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40. Following the 10:30 a.m. service, a reception will honor parishioners graduating from high school and college.

The Men's Lunch small group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Kaspar's restaurant. The meeting of the Christian Education Team, which was to have taken place Monday, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Questers, a centering prayer and study group, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call the parish office, 865-5777, for the location.

Mustard Seed

Christian Fellowship

Morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa, with Bible classes for all ages from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. An evening service with a similar format starts at 6:30 p.m.

"The Connection," for junior and senior high youths, meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 841-5685.

All junior and senior high students are invited to a "School's Out Bash" -- with entertainment and activities including live bands, baseball, basketball, mud volleyball and a snack bar -- from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Several other youth groups also are invited.

Trinity Episcopal

Rite I Eucharist will be celebrated as usual at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. The 10:30 a.m. Rite II service will be at Clinton Lake Shelter 1 in conjunction with the annual Parish Picnic/Potluck. Music will be provided by Junkyard Jazz, and balloons will mark the way to the shelter. The Rev. Kelly Demo will preach at both services.

Christian education will not be held during the summer. Education for Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Jubilee Cafe, a free sit-down breakfast, will serve from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday in the parish hall. Contemplative Prayer will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel.

Wednesdays at Trinity will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, as will "Rite 13 Summer Nights." The History Group will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Eucharist with unction will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. The Pastoral Care Team will meet at 7 p.m.

Morning prayer will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday in the chapel. Lay Eucharistic Ministers will meet at 8 a.m. June 12. A Habitat for Humanity Work Morning for Trinitarians will begin at 8 a.m. and end with lunch. The address is 1627 Wedgewood Dr.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. James Coder, a retired United Methodist pastor, counselor and educator from Topeka, will be guest preacher Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Coder will share the sermon "On a Mission or a Mattress." The summer Sunday schedule includes children's church school at 9 a.m., fellowship at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10:15 a.m.

The church will have its annual all-church picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday at Broken Arrow Park. Call the church for information.

First United Methodist

The Rev. Virgil Brady's last sermon at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., will be "Starting Over Again." In honor of Brady's final Sunday at the church, the Chancel Choir will sing several of his favorite anthems at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. They include "Christ We Do All Adore Thee" by Theodore Dubois, "Upon This Rock" by John Ness Beck, and "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "A Gaelic Blessing" by Rutter. The Celebration Ringers will present "Allegro Maestoso" from Handel's "Water Music."

A come-and-go reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Fellowship Hall, and the Celebration of Ministry will be held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary for Brady and his wife, Elaine, in honor of the retirement.

The next New Member Orientation class have been scheduled for Aug. 1 and 8. The three-sessions class will include fellowship, sharing and discussions on the church's history and ministry opportunities. For information, call Missy Black at the church, 841-7500.

Director Rob Reid and members of the Lawrence Civic Choir will present a "Farewell Concert" for their tour of Italy at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in the sanctuary. The free concert is open to the public.

Vacation Bible school, "Jungle Journey," will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 19-23. The fee is $5. Register by calling the church, 841-7500, or pick up a registration form at the Information Center in the gathering area Sunday mornings.

Heartland Community

"Our Wars," a take-off of the "Star Wars" movies, is the sermon series in the 11 a.m. service Sundays at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H. Paul Gray will give the message, "The One Hope" this Sunday. The accompanying drama is "Faith in Jeopardy." Bruce Hosek will sing "Jesus Is Just All Right" and Rachel Shear will sing "No Other." A nursery and a children's class will be available.

The 9:30 a.m. service will be a time of praise, worship, prayer and Communion. Sunday school meets at this time.

The junior and senior high students will meet at a youth rally at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church for music, skits and snacks.

Trinity Lutheran

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will celebrate with Holy Communion at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday, the second Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Charles Gilmore will preach and preside during worship. His sermon is on "Healing Begins The Moment One Says, 'I Need Help.'"

Summer Sunday school session begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Youth night will be in both Fellowship Hall and Youth Room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The 11 a.m. service is broadcast live on KLWN-AM.

Baha'i Faith

The Feast of Light for Baha'is will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Ranjbars are the hosts.

The local spiritual assembly will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Come prepared to continue discussing the establishment of a teaching institute as well as other teaching activities.

The Short Course teaching committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. The committee will begin planning curriculum and teaching strategies for fall semester.

Race Unity Day is June 13. This week Baha'is should pray that we may mingle with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and trust.



The Rev. Peter Luckey will preach on "Loss and Promise" at the 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. In the Genesis story, Abraham and Sarah leave all behind as they venture into a distant country. A promise from God is all that they carry. Luckey will describe how this parallels our lives: What God offers is not protection but a promise.

New chimes for the bell choirs, given by Bob Hazlett's family, will be dedicated during the early service.

The Children's Music and Arts Camp begins Wednesday. Contact the church, 843-3220, to enroll your child. Vacation Bible school will be July 12 through 14.

Christian Science

The Bible lesson-sermon Sunday for the Christian Science Church, 1701 Mass., is "God the Only Cause and Creator." The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, for ages 20 and younger, at the same time.

The Wednesday evening meeting, which includes testimonies of healing, is at 5:30 p.m. The church's Reading Room is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. "The Healing Power of Christ," this week's radio edition of The Christian Science Sentinel, can be heard at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on KLWN.


Church of Christ

Pulpit minister Mark A. Abshier will speak on "Why I am a Christian" during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Southside Church of Christ, 25th and Missouri streets. Sunday school classes for all ages are at 9:30 a.m. A service also will be at 6 p.m.

Bible study classes for every age group are offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A new video series, "That the World May Know," will begin Wednesday in the auditorium. Call 843-0770 for information.

Antioch Baptist

The glory of God as seen in the trials of Joseph will be the focus Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church, 1127 Iowa. The evening service will start a class on the attributes of God.

Redeemer Lutheran

The Rev. J.W. Watson will deliver a homily, "Living in the Land of the Lord," based on the Old Testament lesson Deuteronomy 11:18-28, Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave. Celebrating the second Sunday after Pentecost, the Sacrament of the Altar will be offered at both 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school and Bible class will be at 9:45 a.m.

Peace Mennonite

"Ordinary Time" will be the title of the Rev. Rod Stafford's meditation Sunday at Peace Mennonite Church. During the service, new members will be welcomed, and there will be a service of baptism. At the conclusion, the congregation will celebrate Communion. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Child care will be provided.

Summer Sunday school classes will begin Sunday. An inter-generational class using the "Families Caring" curriculum, and an adult class that is reading through the Sermon on the Mount, will both meet at 9:30 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran

The Rev. Don Miller will bring the life-related message at the 8:30 a.m. traditional liturgical Communion service and the 11 a.m. contemporary Communion worship and praise service Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa streets. Sunday school and adult education classes will be at 9:45 a.m.

Deborah's Walkers will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Southwinds 12 theaters parking lot for exercise. Devotional time will follow.

First Baptist

The Rev. Marcus McFaul will conclude his sermon series on worship "What Happens on Sunday Mornings?" with "Final Installment -- The Invitation," at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, the second Sunday after Pentecost, at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold. Communion will be celebrated at both services. In the second service the adult Chancel Choir will sing "Come, Take the Body of the Lord." Christian Education classes at 9:30 a.m.

The church's vacation Bible school program "Treasure Hunt Bible Adventure," will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. June 13-17.

The public is invited to hear Shekinah, a traveling youth musical ministry from First Baptist Church of Elgin, Ill. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. next Friday. The 45-voice junior and senior high choir will present an inspirational and dramatic musical, "I.M.A.G.E.," designed to assure listeners of who they really are -- in God's eyes.

Cathedral Assn. meets

The National Cathedral Assn. recently held an area meeting in Milwaukee, attended by 27 regional chairs. Sandra Wiechert, Lawrence, attended as NCA co-chair representing Kansas and Missouri. The Very Rev. Nathan Baxter, dean of Washington National Cathedral, and four cathedral staff members also attended. The three-day meeting focused on membership, leadership, fund-raising and promotion development. Wiechert led the session on promotion. Another focus was the upcoming 100th anniversary of the NCA.

The Washington National Cathedral was completed and consecrated in September 1990. It serves as a "house of prayer for all people" and although connected to the Episcopal Church, receives no national or Anglican funding.

Allen and Sandra Wiechert have been NCA co-chairs for Kansas and Missouri for five years and have led two pilgrimages to the cathedral. Both give programs on the cathedral that can be tailored to any group. Contact them at 842-5467.

Clinton Parkway

Assembly of God

Special guests Archie and Brenda McGlawn, Biloxi, Miss., will present an inspirational mix of ministry in song and preaching at the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services Sunday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Pkwy. The McGlawns, formerly of Lawrence, are active in church ministry. The Rev. Ronald and Pauleta Mickley will celebrate their 17th year of ministry at the church as senior pastors. Sunday school for every age group is at 9 a.m. Children's church activities include singing, skits and Bible stories by Hans and Jodi Pfadt. The children's feature, kindergarten through fourth grade, is simultaneous to the 10 a.m. service.

Good Shepherd


Early worship will be at 8 a.m. and a second service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran, 2211 Inverness. Both services will have Holy Communion. A picnic will be at 4 p.m. and youth council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Bible school, "Treasure Hunt, Bible Adventure," will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. Luke AME

St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y., will hold Men's Day Sunday. The event, which begins at 4 p.m., includes a spiritual songfest with gospel singing from guest church choirs and soloists. All are welcome. For information, contact Leonard Monroe, 841-1707.

Central United Methodist

Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass. After coffee fellowship at 10:15 a.m., the congregation will worship at 10:45 a.m. and consider the text from Matthew 9:35-10:8 with the sermon "A Pre-existing Condition." A spaghetti luncheon, prepared by the youth council, will follow the service. The event is a fund-raiser for the youth program. Youth activities will not be held Sunday evening.

Bible studies will not meet this week. Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Esther Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Mary Circle at 1:30 p.m. The women's Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir will rehearse that evening.

The church band will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. And there will be a CROP Walk meeting at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Noel Stephens will preach at the vesper service at Presbyterian Manor at 3:30 p.m. next Friday.

  • For a listing of area places of worship and service times, look for the Journal-World Religion Directory in Saturday's paper.

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