This week we will have Joe Nogalski with us during our morning worship service. Joe serves as the regional representative for Kansas City for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home is one of the organizations our Missouri Baptist State offerings funds for service. As stated on their website, for more than 130 years, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) has shown God’s love to hurting children, youth and families. Originally founded as an orphanage, MBCH has grown into a multi-faceted agency providing therapeutic group homes, family foster care, treatment family care, pregnancy services, transitional living programs, family resource development, human trafficking rescue and group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. MBCH is constantly assessing the needs of children, youth and families in Missouri and working to design responses to those needs. Regardless of the growth and changes in ministries, MBCH strives to provide the best professional care within the context of an unapologetically Christian environment.
Joe Nogalski has been married to his wife, Joyce, for 35 years. He has two children who are both married and serving the Lord. He also has two amazing grandchildren. Joe has over 34 years of ministry experience. He has been a senior pastor for 25 years and he is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in church growth. Before coming to MBCH he started the humanitarian outreach, Care4Ghana, and has helped launch Crossing for Mercy which is now Mission3:18. With being at MBCH for just under a year, he looks forward to being able to use his experience to connect with pastors and churches for Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.
As always, here are the links to our livestream, weekly prayer guide and online giving:
First – Livestream:
Continue to join us at 10:30am on Sunday mornings.
Facebook live: HERE.
Guide for Worship can be found HERE.
Join us and invite a friend or family member to watch with you.
Second – Prayer:
An updated Prayer Guide can be accessed HERE.
Third – Giving:
To Give Online, Go HERE.
You can also mail your offering to 1416 Main Street, Grandview, MO. 64030.
Health Guidelines: With no changes from the Health Department, we will continue in Phase 2.5 here in Jackson County. That means masks are still required. You can find the official guideline on mask wearing from the health department HERE. You can also find a video that outlines what Phase 2.5 looks like for our church HERE.
Nursery: Our nursery is now open! We have two rooms that will hold children ages 0-3. We plan to fully comply with all regulations from the CDC and Jackson County as we seek to safely and wisely care for our children. To start, the nursery will only be for our worship service. You can find the health guidelines for the nursery HERE.
Grade School Sunday School: In addition to our nursery opening back up, our 1st – 5th grade Sunday School class will be available during our Sunday School hour. This is the only children’s Sunday School class offered at this time. They will meet in the usual location, upstairs in U-5. You can find the health guidelines for this class HERE.
Sunday School: This week we will begin a new Bible Study through the book of James. We will continue to meet in the Fellowship Hall this week and in the weeks to come in order to spread out and remain socially distanced. We will begin at 9:15am. You can find a video explaining what to expect in Sunday School HERE.
Awana: On October 4th, Awana will kick off for the year. From 5:45 – 7:30pm, children ages 3 to 6th grade are welcome to come and hear the truth about Jesus, memorize Scripture, and play games every Sunday evening. There is a volunteer meeting at 4:30pm on October 4th if you plan to be involved. There will be no Bible Study during this time nor will there be a nursery.
Missouri Missions Offering: Every year, along with nearly 1,800 other churches, our church partners to pray and give concerning the Lord’s work in our state. The statewide goal is $725,000 this year. Our church goal is $3,500. I hope that you will consider praying and giving to this effort throughout this month. As with your normal offering, you can give in person, by mail or online. Just mark MMO when you do give. Check out more information about this effort HERE.
Again, this week we hear from Joe Nogalski from the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. I hope that you will join us in person or by livestream.
Serving Him with You,
Pastor Michael Nelson