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org July 27, 2017 Volume 30, Number 29

Worship Coming Up
Services July 30: Vacation Bible
School Sunday
Four unique
worship July 30: MUMC Blood Drive
opportunities in the Atrium
are offered on July 30: Festival of Sharing
Sunday. collection in the Connector
Aug. 2: Mens Group evening
trip to the Lake Creek Camp
8am Meeting.
McMurry Aug. 6: Donut Sunday in
Chapel Cornerstone Coffee Shop
Informal worship Aug. 13: Preview Night at
with a personal the Ignite College Age Worship
touch. Sharing service at 7pm The Jonah in Us
prayer concerns Aug. 16: Meet & Greet By Fred Leist
is welcomed. New Pastor at the church
at 6:30pm (RSVP to This Sunday we will conclude our series, The Jonah in Us, by looking
9:15am at the way the colorful and engaging story of Jonah comes to an
end. In preparation for the message this week, Id encourage you to
Sanctuary Aug. 20: Ignite College Age
Worship begins at 7pm every read Chapter 4. Youll find that the story ends with a look deep into
the heart of an angry and frustrated prophet. And the reason for
worship that Sunday
Aug 23: Choir practice Jonahs anger and frustration may hit closer to home than any of us
includes a
would like.
childrens time, resumes
Praise Band Aug. 26: MUMCs Got Talent More importantly, the story also ends by giving us a view deep into
and the Agape at 7pm the heart of God. The central message in the closing chapter is
Praise Choir. a profound one that has guided and shaped my understanding of
ministry for yearsa message that every congregation needs to hear
again and again.
Sanctuary Ill give you a brief preview of the message from Jonahs story that
Traditional has impacted my life so deeply. Its this: We dont get to choose
worship with whos on heavens guest list. We dont decide who God will love,
music from the who God will accept, who God will forgive. Thats not our business,
Chancel Choir. and it never will be. I dont know about you, but Im thankful for
that, because I would get it all wrong anyway.
Suffice it to say that youll be challenged to take a deep dive into
your own heart this weekend in worship. And my prayer is that God
will do an enduring work in each of us as we seek to be messengers
of Gods incredible love and vessels of Gods amazing grace to a
world that is drowning in despair.
Blessings, Fred
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What a great day of worship on
Sunday. I want to thank Marty Find us on social media and let us know what you think!
Otting and the Good Turn Daily
Bluegrass band for bringing some
fantastic bluegrass to our services.
Please let Marty know how much
you enjoyed the music.
Philippines 4:6 tells us do not be anxious for anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving present your request to God. Anxiety can
sneak up on us in many forms. There are times when
life presents us with intense pressure points. How do
we manage stress especially when things spin out of
our control? Lisa and I seem to be in one of those not
so comfortable seasons in our lives. We are both caring
for parents with Alzheimers disease. So many friends
in our age group find themselves caught in this difficult
situation. Many people seek comfort from anxiety in
the power of music. It has the power to comfort, heal,
encourage, inspire, smooth, excite, bring peace and
overcome. Find a piece of music this week that when you
hear this music you feel it gradually defuse your anxious
thoughts. Something that you find comfort in the lyrics,
the melody or simply how the music changes your state of
mind. It can be anything that speaks to you from classical
to heavy metal to country, anything goes. Take a few
Seekers Class Schedule
minutes everyday to treat yourself with your music and Four guest speakers are coming to Seekers Class, 9:15
disconnect from your stress whatever it may be. I have am each Sunday in room 302. Guests and visitors are
found this helpful, I hope you do as well. welcome.
-Tim Coday, Director of Music Ministries Aug. 13: Tim Coday, our Director of Music Ministries, will or 417-459-5430 be speaking. Come, get to know him, and learn about his
dreams for MUMC music.
Annual Conference Videos Aug. 20: Rev. Max Marble was born in India, a son of
All 2017 Annual Conference Session videos, including Methodist Missionaries, and has served as pastor and
videos of worship services and videos shown at Annual leader in mission. In retirement he works in support of
Conference, are now live at Ludhiana Christian Medical College in India. Come, get
moac17. These are free for you to download and use in excited about mission!
your local church. Keep in mind, there are 44 videos. You
Aug. 27: Our pastor, Rev. Fred Leist, will be speaking.
may get to page 10 before you find the one youre looking
Come, get better acquainted; learn about his dreams for
for. If you have any questions, email Lauren Miers at
our church.and share yours!
Sept. 10: Rev. Tina Harris, newly appointed Director of
July Festival of Sharing the Missouri Conference Office of Mission, Service, and
July marks the end of our Festival of Sharing Kits for 2017 Justice (formerly Office of Creative Ministries) will be
and the kit this month really isn't a kit at all. Members speaking. This is a special opportunity to welcome her
of Sophia Circle will be in the Connector on July 30 at to Columbia and our church and to learn about ways our
an informational display. We are collecting monetary congregation can be involved through MSJ.
donations for rice and beans. Money may be given to the
church office or to Nancy Skouby or June DeWeese at any
time in July for this project. Fifty four thousand pounds Church Family News
of beans have been requested for 2017 by the FOS Office Condolences to the family of Tim Coday, our director
to meet the needs of agencies and ministries in MO. 20 of music at MUMC. Tims mother, Ruby Avanelle Coday,
thousand pounds were shared in 2016. The amount listed passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Services will
by the FOS office is that $40 will purchase 100 pounds of be held this Saturday in Springfield, Mo.
beans. Sophia Circle is grateful for any amount that is If you would like to announce a church members death or a birth
donated. We will deliver a check to the FOS Office before in a church members family, please send details to messenger@
the Festival of Sharing Event in October. Submissions will be edited for length and clarity.

2 MISSOURI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH July 27, 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 29
a daily scripture guide
Week of July 31- August 5 SERMON
The Jonah in Us: Offended by Grace - July 30
MONDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 God Is Moved
Gods heart and mind are moved at the turning of our hearts back to God. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11 (NLT)
REFLECTION: If you knew that God would be moved by you acknowledging your This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry. So he
shortcomings and turning your back on them, what would you do? What wouldnt complained to the Lord about it: Didnt I say before I left home that you
you do? would do this, Lord? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a
merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing
TUESDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 Anger love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people. Just kill me now,
Anger is considered a secondary emotion; however, we are quick to name it Lord! Id rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.
first. What feeling do you think is beneath the anger for Jonah? A sense of
equality/justice/fairness? Unforgivenness? Hate/prejudice? The Lord replied, Is it right for you to be angry about this?
REFLECTION: What primary emotion might typically lie beneath your anger?
Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit
WEDNESDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 Affirmation under as he waited to see what would happen to the city. And the Lord God
Jonah affirms the character of God as gracious and merciful. arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves
PRAYER: Lord, you love us with an abounding, steadfast love; may I savor that over Jonahs head, shading him from the sun. This eased his discomfort, and
love and share it with others. Jonah was very grateful for the plant.

THURSDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 Running Again But God also arranged for a worm! The next morning at dawn the worm ate
Were wired to react to things in three ways: fight, flight, or freeze. Jonah through the stem of the plant so that it withered away. And as the sun grew
hangs up the phone on God, stops the conversation and runs away again! hot, God arranged for a scorching east wind to blow on Jonah. The sun beat
PRAYER: God, help me to stay connected to people and You when things become down on his head until he grew faint and wished to die. Death is certainly
difficult. better than living like this! he exclaimed.

FRIDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 Capacity and Desire Then God said to Jonah, Is it right for you to be angry because the plant
The capacity to forgive is one thing. The desire is another. died?
REFLECTION: What are the other lessons we can learn from Jonah in Chapter 4? Yes, Jonah retorted, even angry enough to die!
Which one is closest to home for you?
Then the Lord said, You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing
SATURDAY: Jonah 4:1-11 Your Thoughts to put it there. It came quickly and died quickly. But Nineveh has more than
What speaks to you most from this story? How does it resonate with you? 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals.
ACTION: Say a prayer centered on the action you believe God is calling you to. Shouldnt I feel sorry for such a great city?

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MUMC Blood Drive Incentive! Hospital Calls/Pastoral Visits

Now is the right time to help save a life! There is an Hospitals do not inform churches/pastors when a
emergency need for blood and you can help. Come donate parishioner is admitted. That practice was discontinued
at the Red Cross blood drive on Sunday, July 30, from as a consequence of HIPAA legislation. Therefore, we ask
8:30a-12:30p at Missouri United Methodist Church, and that you alert the church office when you are admitted to
you'll receive a $5 Target eGiftCard after your attempted a hospital, when you will have a scheduled hospital stay or
donation.* when you would like to receive a pastoral visit. The same
would hold true when you learn of someone else in our
The summer months often present a challenging time for the church family experiencing health and/or life challenges.
American Red Cross, as hospitals are using blood faster than Your pastoral staff wants to walk with you and remind you
we can collect it. Please visit and enter of Gods love and grace at such times. Someone is available
MOUnitedMethodist to schedule an appointment. throughout the week to make hospital calls and pastoral
Also, feel free to invite any of your friends or family visits. After hours, you can email or leave a voice mail at
members that might be interested in donating with you! One 443-3111 that we can pick up the next work weekday.
extra donation has the potential to save up to three lives!
Make Missouri Your Church Home
Meet & Greet Aug. 16, 6:30pm If you sense God calling you to join the church by baptism,
Weve had a great response to the opportunities to transfer, or profession of faith, we welcome you. To
meet & greet our new pastor in small gatherings. All express your interest or ask questions, contact Pastor
venues are filled, but wed like an RSVP for the all-church Charity at
gathering on Aug. 16 @ 6:30pm. To make a reservation,
please send an email to with Job Openings
the number attending. Part-time financial assistant/administrative professional
in churchs outer office. Duties include basic accounting,
Downtown Closures AR/AP, donor tracking, data entry and other duties as
The city has closed the intersection of 9th & Elm and Elm assigned. 25 Hours per week; flexible within daytime
street between Ninth & Tenth streets, effectively closing business hours.
the exit of the churchs parking lot. Please plan your Part-time nursery coordinator to be responsible for
route to and from church accordingly. hiring, training, and overseeing nursery workers.
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Staff: Lead Pastor Fred Leist. Laura Bentley, Administrative Assistant; Tim Coday, Director of Music Ministries; Joan DeBoe, Pastor of Worship &
Administration; David Ezeji, Facility Steward; Adriene Floyd, Executive Assistant; Courtney Gaunt, Director, Discovery Days; Teressa Gilbreth, Director
of Communications; Charity Goodwin, Pastor of Discipleship; Jacqui Jamieson, Assistant Director, Discovery Days; Katja Jones, Director of Childrens &
Youth Ministries; Erin King, Finance Assistant; Mike Krohn, Building Manager; Jo Lee, Events Coordinator;Kim Parker, Pastor of New Generations; Sam
Studer; Facility Steward; Preston Williams, Tech & Facility Steward;Music Staff: Craig Datz, Organist; Kaye Miller, Director of Wesleyan Ringers; Rochelle
Parker, Associate Organist; Marilyn Rowe, Serendipity Choir; Rachel Blomquist, Grace Notes Choir