It is finally summer with all the joy it brings! Beautiful blue, sun shining skies; picnics, flowers, and time off from school. We have many folks either on vacation or planning them now. I pray for travel mercies for everyone.
This is also a time for wonderful, inspirational solos and special music while the choir enjoys their summer break. So many great things happen in worship during the summer months. Emily Ray, Mark Watkins, Warren Townsend, Jerry Cruz, Scott Nelson and so many others will take part in our celebrations; so I know you won’t want to miss a Sunday when you are in town.
There are some other events you need to mark on your calendars. The regional gathering this year is called Connect and Equip. It is August 10th at Camp Tawakoni from 9:30 to 3:30. Those of us who attended last year had a blast. There was wonderful preaching, delicious food prepared by various men and women groups served in the food court. There will be lots of good information to bring back to Parsons, and new friendships to enjoy. Joyce McEwen Crane, from Kansas Leadership Center, will lead two workshops. In the morning she will help us fill the gap between expectation and reality. That afternoon, she will lead a discussion on identifying what different groups of people bring to the table.
The cost of the event is only $10. You can register online at www.kansasdisciples.org or pick up a registration form at the church. Want to attend, but don’t want to drive – carpooling can be arranged.
Also this summer is the General Assembly of the Disciples of Christ in Des Moines, Iowa to be held July 20-24. Find out more at Disciples.org
If nothing else, this summer, look around at all the beauty God has given us in SE Kansas and say “thank you” everyday! See you at the Table, Laurie Read More
A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR
*Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
*Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY BIG!
*Don't listen to critics. Listen to God.
*Build on high ground.
*Don't forget we're all in the same boat.
*Stay below deck during the storm.
*Remember the ark was built by amateurs with God's guidance, and the Titanic was built by professionals with human egos.
*No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.
*Don't miss the boat!
See you at the Table! Laurie
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples of Christ identity statement
Sharing the Lord's Supper each Sunday as we gather around the Lord's table, open to all who confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Join us in worship this Sunday!
Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a community of about 850,000 Christians in 3,800 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Two groups of frontier Christians came together in 1832 to form the foundation of today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
They shared the view that people should not be excluded from fellowship in the church because they didn't adhere to a particular human-made creed.
They used to say there is "no creed but Christ." Today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) still thinks that way.
We study the Bible to deepen our connection to God through Jesus Christ, and to discover what God wants us to do.