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  • Breaking Free from the Kingdom of Me Only 14.3 acres in total land mass, it is a small kingdom unto itself. Located in three separate areas in the United States—part in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Northern California—you can leave the United States and enter the Republic of Molossia. It is considered to be a micro-nation . . . a “nation within” our nation. Molossia has its own flag, its own signs, and its own boundary markers. It even has its own tourist attractions. Kevin Baugh is the president, or Sovereign, over his own little kingdom. His space program consists of model rockets. The basic unit of currency in Molossia is the valora. The valora is linked in value to Pillsbury Cookie Dough. Three valora has equal value to one tube of cookie dough. There is a railroad—model sized. The national sport is broom ball. And although his nation is landlocked, he claims a navy that is merely an inflatable boat. You can visit anytime you like. But—although it sounds fun—don’t think you can move there. He says there is not enough room. Kevin affectionately calls his nation “The Kingdom of Me.” Don’t laugh too quickly. We may not have gone to the same extremes as Kevin Baugh, but we mostly live our lives as if we are rulers of our own kingdoms. What a surprise it is when we discover that we are living in a kingdom but it is not ours. That’s the message of Jesus. He came saying, “The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news” (Mark 1:15). Literally he says the kingdom is “at hand.” It is that close. All around us. Within reach. His kingdom is not as a nation with armies and weapons but as a farmer who comes with seed and the seed falls on soil (Mark 4:3-9). Finding his kingdom is like finding a treasure in a field (Matt. 13:44). And his kingdom is worry-free (Matt. 6:25-34). Best of all, this kingdom has a king who is in control (Mark 4:35- 39). Jesus said “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. . .” (28:18). Kings say things like that. Unlike Molassia, if you want to enter and live in this kingdom, there is room for everyone. That’s not the problem. There is plenty of room in this kingdom for everyone. But you need to know that there is only room enough on the throne of this kingdom for one King.

    Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Chapter 25: Jesus, the Son of God Jesus is getting more controversial by the minute. Some of his followers are abandoning him, but the disciples realize who Jesus is: the Messiah that Israel has been waiting for. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in Jerusalem. Some of the people there are beginning to put their faith in Jesus, and the religious leaders are getting desperate to stop this troublemaker from Galilee… (taken from “The Story” Teen Edition)

    Christian Visitor Weekly Newsletter Volume 70 ~ Issue 13 March 28, 2017 Office Hours: Monday ~ Thursday ~ Closed Friday 8:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.

    Office Phone: 785-448-3452 Website: ww.fccgarnett.org

  • ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT OPPORTUNITY CLASS: Mary Hamilton opened the class with prayer. There were 5 present, 3 with Bible and 3 daily readers. Continued prayers for all those fighting cancer. Prayers requested for the family of Pete Sumner’s sister in law and mother of Nicole Born. Mary Hamilton presented the lesson, “Restoring Love” from Joel 2. The class closed with prayer. PRAISE’s for the Women’s Retreat on Saturday. They had 40 women attend from our local churches.

    SOS Class: Burke Rogers opened the class with prayer. There were 19 present, 11 with Bible and 5 daily readers. Prayers for Reed Richardson, Jeanette Bilderback, Luke Rockers, Twyla Duryea, Nelda Potter, Linda Benjamin, Linda Miller and Mike Zentner. PRAISE’s: Haiti team home safely; Gary & Linda home soon; for those helping new nursery project. Burke Rogers presented the lesson on Chapter 24: “No Ordinary Man.” The class closed with prayer.

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS Class: Due to the construction of the nursery the “Great Expectations” class will be meeting in the Family Life Center south east corner for a few weeks.

    We WELCOME YOU… With Open Doors, Open Hearts and Open Arms Daniel & Mary Bell, Daniel Jr, Kaden & Mary Alice; Nate (Bucket) Dulin grandson of Dan & Marsha Dulin; Paige & Angel guests of Tim & Tammy Clark; Max &Emma Sims grandchildren of Jim & Betty Jasper; Alyssa Scott great granddaughter of Wilma McIntosh; Brody & Brystol Barnes grandchildren of Mike & Sue Zentner; Rick & Bridget Ward, Brian & Jennifer Ward, Abby & Michal all family of Doug & Dawn Adams

    SUNDAY SCHOOL / WORSHIP SERVICES ATTENDANCE / FINANCIAL UPDATE March 26 Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. ~ 71 10:30 a.m. ~ 219 Sunday School ~ 76 General Fund ~ $5016 To Date ~ $17076 New Building Fund ~ $1157 To Date ~ $ 7586

    FCC “Family Life Center” Growth Chart New Building Addition ~ $977,269 Paid to Contractor ~ $732,294 Yet to be paid on Contract ~ $244,945 Current Cash in NBF ~ $59,461 Pledges yet to be received ~ $40,318 Prospective shortfall $145,318 (This does not include needed landscaping / paving)

    We have been informed that C B and Cheryl Harris have moved to Manhattan, KS 1.) C B Harris ~ 2619 Georgetown Place ~ Manhattan, KS 66502 2.) Cheryl Harris ~ Homecare & Hospice Room 5 ~ 3801 Vanesta Drive ~ Manhattan, KS 66503

    Congratulations to Corey & Shelly Reding on the birth of their sweet little bundle of joy, Ayden Will Reding! Ayden was born Wednesday, March 15, 2017 ~ 7lbs 11oz ~ 20”. Grandparents are Dean & Sandy Wolfe and Great Grandmother is Loydene West! "Loving God, thank you for the gift of life and for bringing Ayden safely into this world. May You bless him and keep him, helping him to grow loving, strong, and healthy in Your love, now and always. Amen."

    CONGRATULATIONS EMILY on your decision to be baptized Sunday, March 26th, 2017! First Christian Church is so excited to see you take this step in your Christian walk by making your public statement to be a follower of Jesus! Emily is the daughter of Doug & Dawn Adams. If you would like to send Emily a card of congratulations her address is:

    22289 SW 1000th Road ~ Welda, KS 66091

  • Brett’s Bottom Line… Hey everybody I’ve got a couple of announcements to throw your way!

    1. Young Christians Weekend is this Friday! If you are a student or parent/guardian of a student you need to be here to drop your child off as soon as school gets out! We are planning on going wheels up at 3:30! You need to bring money for two meals (lunch and dinner in the park on Saturday) and if you want to buy any t shirts, souvenirs, or band merchandise. After the money for the bake sale students are required to pay 20 dollars extra to meet the total. If you are needing help with the extra funds, contact Brett at 620-215-1524

    Thanks, everybody for doing all that you do for us!

    FCC Welcomes Mark Powls…The First Christian Church General Board would like to welcome Mark Powls as our new Custodian as of March 1st , 2017. Mark comes at a time of transition into our new facility and certainly has his work cut out for him. Please help Mark where we can by taking good care of our facilities and making his work easier. We look forward to Mark’s professionalism in taking care of our facilities for the foreseeable future. We would also like to take this time to thank Leroy Hamilton for all his hard work here at FCC for the past (nearly) three years. Your hard work and dedication to keeping our facility clean and secure was very much appreciated. We would also like to wish you the best in your future endeavors. The FCC General Board/Building and Grounds Committee

    Grand Opening for the Family Life Center The Pastoring Committee would like to invite everyone to attend the grand opening of our new church addition, the Family Life Center on Sunday, April 9th. We will have lunch following the 10:30 service. Meat, potatoes, vegetables and bread will be furnished. We are asking those with last name beginning with A-M to bring a salad or side dish, those with last name N-Z please bring a dessert to share. We will be doing a short program after lunch honoring the progression of the church from the time it first opened to the current addition. Please plan to join us for this historic event!

    It’s the “Love Behind It” which makes all the difference!” Each one of the homemade wooden ornaments made by the Monday morning Woodcrafters to take to the children at Children’s Mercy Hospital are so appreciated and help put the smiles on those beautiful faces. Thank you to the Woodcrafters: Gary Hoke, Darwin Hamilton, David Smith & Richard Prather for being a blessing to those children and being blest in return by knowing you all are making such a heartfelt difference in their stay at the hospital.

    A TONGUE TWISTER: “Betty Botter bought a bit of butter, ‘But,” she said, ‘this butter’s bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter will make my batter better.’ So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter, and it made her batter better.”

  • Prayer Concerns for Our Church Families Long Term: Lois Gebert Clarence Hermann Jim Jordan Wilma McIntosh Nelda Potter C B Harris Cheryl Harris Steve Watkins Linda Miller Linda Benjamin Betty Penn Extended Family & Friends Long Term: New Building Construction All her family (request by Wilma McIntosh) Parker Monhollon (request by Sandra Hamilton) Steve Richardson (son of Reed & Carol) Luke Rockers (son of Jody Cole) Ray & Nancy Foltz (request by Nancy Horn) Bill & Lola Thornton Sandy (Potter) Peine (sister of Marsha Dulin) the leaders of our country our veterans and troops God Bless America! Becky Roush (request by Carol Hermreck & sister Carolyn Schuster John Hermreck (husband of Carol Hermreck) Robert Zinszer (father of Kim Stapp)

    Our Loved Ones in Care Centers Dear Lord, send your blessings on those living in long-term

    healthcare facilities and nursing homes. Amen

    Guest Home Estate - 806 West 4th Ave Vernon Hunt, Ruth Gorrell, Robert Young, Betty Penn

    Parkview Heights - 101 North Pine Jean Brown, Olive Kline, Max Ratliff, Marcene Jasper, Jerry Gettler, Sr

    Residential Living Center - PO Box 407 Bill Young, Vera Wills (aunt of Phyllis Adams)

    Ralph Hamilton (father of Leroy) Comfort Care Home - 27 E Rockwood Dr - Ottawa, KS 66067

    Birdie Zentner Our Military, Veterans & Troops

    Dear Lord, We give thanks to you for our brave men and

    Women in uniform and we pray for your love to lead them and

    your wisdom to guide them each day. Amen

    South Korea: Matthew Schryer - Grandson of Frieda Hurt & nephew of Marcia Spring Air Force: Tim Greening, grandson of Twyla Duryea Air Force: Nicholas L Wales, grandson of Orville & LaVerne Cole

    Prayer Concerns for our church families and friends

    "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

    For His mercy endures forever." Psalm 136:1

    March 26 ~ Week 1

     Jack & Arlene Udelhofen (Nancy Horn)

     Carrie Rulon, Kathy Lindsay Nelson, our military, police, highway Patrol and their families (Rosemary Turner)

    PRAISE: We are thankful for Chris and the way he brings the Bible alive in his sermons. Dan & Linda Benjamin PRAISE: Thank God for the rain! Sara Blow

    March 19 ~ Week 2

     The Christian Youth Rodeo Association (Nicaragua) Mission trip left March 18. Prayers for safe travels and blessings sharing God’s word. (Justin and Erin Zook)

     Thanks for praying for Kevin & Casey Gaines (Jay & Barbi Velvick)

     Sharon McKinney (Darren’s mom); Bobby Simpson (Uncle); Rick Simpson (brother) (Darren & Joan Simpson)

    March 12 ~ Week 3

     Janet Stroberg (sister in law of Karen Miller)

     Trenity Marschel (Mark & Sondra Grieshaber) If you wish continued prayers, please note: After 3 weeks your prayer request will be removed unless you write it on the Sunday flap or send an email to Marsha Dulin at marsha@fccgarnett.org. Thank you!

    mailto:marsha@fccgarnett.org
  • Thursday, March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27

    Christian Crafters: 10:00 a.m. ~ Annex

    Ladies Bible Study ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Annex

    Saturday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Men’s Breakfast & Devotions ~ 7:00 a.m. ~ Fellowship Hall

    Sunday, April 2, 9, 23, 30

    Legacy ~ Fellowship Hall ~ 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

    Note: NO Legacy Easter Sunday, April 16

    Monday, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24

    Christian Woodworkers ~ 8:30 a.m. ~ At Darwin Hamilton’s

    Tuesday, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25

    Prayer Group ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Annex

    Wednesday, March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26

    ROOTS ~ 5:30 p.m. Meal ~ 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Lesson time

    Sunday, April 2

    Finance Committee Meet following 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

    Elders meet 5:00 p.m. ~ Board meets 6:00 p.m. ~ Church Annex

    Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday

    Pastoring Committee Meet following 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

    Legacy ~ Fellowship Hall ~ 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 14

    Good Friday Services at the Church of the Nazarene ~ 12:10 p.m.

    Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday Sunrise Services at the North Lake 6:30 a.m. Nursing Home Worship Services ~ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Legacy ~ Fellowship Hall ~ 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 20

    Care Team ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Fellowship Hall

    Sunday, April 23 Education Committee Meet following 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

    Worship Committee Meet following 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

    Legacy ~ Fellowship Hall ~ 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, April 30 Legacy ~ Fellowship Hall ~ 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

    Singspiration at the Nazarene Church ~ 6:30 p.m.

    Nursing Home Worship Services 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 30

    Singspiration at Church of the Nazarene ~ 6:30 p. m.

    Sunday, April 16 Easter Sunday Sunrise Services

    Garnett North Lake Shelter House 6:30 a.m.

    Important Dates in April you won’t want to miss out on!

    Sunday, April 9

    Palm Sunday

    Friday, April 14 Good Friday Services

    At the Church of the Nazarene

    258 West Park Road 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

  • MISSION HAITI 2017 WAS A

    HUGE SUCCESS The team for Mission Haiti 2017 returned on Thursday March 23rd after 5 busy days providing medical care, blankets, caps, seeds, and bibles to the people of Montroius, Haiti. Team members were Denise Scheibmeir, Gayla Corley, Hannah Corley, Nate Wiehl, Connie Meyer, Karen Katzer, Sue Harsch, Judy Highberger, Steve French, Rebecca French and Kristen French. Our team has grown to include members from 5 different churches. These churches and other local churches continue to support our effort. This year we were able to bring enough medicine to care for 888 patients in 3 days of clinic. We also provided seeds for 16 farmers in the area. 189 blankets and 254 hats were sent up into the mountains near Montroius, where it gets very cold at night. Many thanks for the prayers and donations that enable us to carry out our mission.

  • Reminders for Serving in April, 2017 Worship Services April Deacons: Mike Zentner, Ron Anderegg, Jeff Finn, Earl Peine, Lynn Wilson

    March Communion Preparation: George & Jeanine Zentner

    Communion Elder Offertory Elder Deacon Usher April 2 Doug Meyer Kevin Lewis Craig Cole April 9 Larry Varvel Roger Adams Cody Clark April 16 Kevin Lewis Jim Jasper James Dodd April 23 Steve Spring Roger Adams Aaron Hedrick April 30 Kevin Lewis Jason Sjorlund Gaylon Corley Communion to Shut Ins:

    Elder Deacon April 2 Roger Adams Jonathan Born April 9 Kevin Lewis Greg Gwin April 16 Larry Varvel Cody Clark April 23 Burke Rogers Jason Miller April 30 Doug Meyer Nathan Wiehl

    8:00 am Audio / Visual 10:30 am Audio / Visual April 2 Jenna Wight / Cheryl Varvel Jonathan Born / Justin Thompson April 9 Jay Velvick / Barbi Velvick Nate Wiehl / Dane Byerley April 16 Diana Knox / Cheryl Varvel Virgil Wight / Jason Sheahan April 23 Dylan Cole / Sophia Cole Virgil Wight / Morgan Menefee April 30 Ruth Peine / Twyla Duryea Nate Wiehl / Jonathan Adams

    8:00 am Pianist / Song Leader 10:30 am Pianist / Song Leader April 2 Doris Wilson Morgan Menefee / Worship Team April 9 Carmen Powls / Bethany Powls Carmen Powls / Worship Team April 16 Doris Wilson Carmen Powls / Worship Team April 23 Carmen Powls / Bethany Powls Carmen Powls / Worship Team April 30 Doris Wilson Youth Worship Team 10:30 a.m. Greeters: West Door Greeters: East Entry April 2 Orville & LaVerne Cole Burke & Charlene Rogers April 9 David & Amanda Poeverlein & family Mike & Kathy Croucher April 16 Steve & Marcia Spring & family Doug & Bev Farren & family

    Mike & Alisha Ireland & family April 23 Juanita Kellerman Tim & Tammy Clark April 30 Charlotte Cox Mary Sue Cox & Loydene West

    “His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23 NIV

  • FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ELDERS Roger Adams: 448-8172 *Kevin Lewis: 204-2257 Doug Meyer: 913-909-7680 Jason Sjorlund: 448-7660 Steve Spring: 448-2491 Larry Varvel: 448-5794

    FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH DEACONS

    Ron Anderegg: 448-6366 Jonathan Born: 620-340-7784 Dane Byerley: 785-304-2831 *Cody Clark: 448-8093 Craig Cole: 448-4504 Gaylon Corley: 448-8373 James Dodd: 785-418-5479 Jeff Finn: 620-431-8486 Greg Gwin: 229-5105 Leroy Hamilton: 204-2162 Aaron Hedrick 304-1236 Jason Miller: 448-7110 Earl Peine: 448-6186 Nathan Wiehl: 204-2178 Lynn Wilson 448-3451

    Mike Zentner: 204-1105

    PASTORS AND SECRETARY Chris Goetz Senior Pastor Phone: 503-474-7965 Email: chris@fccgarnett.org Brett Hartman Children & Youth Phone: 620-215-1524 Email: brett@fccgarnett.org Marsha Dulin Secretary Phone: 785-448-4367 Email: marsha@fccgarnett.org

    mailto:chris@fccgarnett.org tel:620-215-1286 mailto:marsha@fccgarnett.org