THE WEEKLY: April Preaching Schedule, Easter, HKK

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If you came to see “Last Nights of the King” this past weekend, Katie would love to get feedback from you. You can go HERE to send her a quick reply. Only a couple of the questions are required, so just respond to the ones that pertain to you and your thoughts on the show.

We have several exciting events ahead:

  • Sunday, April 2nd – Our brothers Dima and Misha will be visiting from Russia (with our own Kostya Kekhaev translating for them)
  • Sunday, April 9th – Palm Sunday – Vince Hawkins will be guest preaching
  • Friday, April 14th – Good Friday Devotional  (more on that below)
  • Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, April 30th – Maurice Hooks will be guest preaching

Because of this very full calendar we will be taking a break from our sermon series on Timothy for now, but will pick up again and move forward in May.

Here’s what’s coming up in the immediate future:

Pulse and Downtown Game Night (Saturday, March 25, 7pm – 11pm) – All members of Pulse and Downtown are invited to an evening of fun at the Main Campus! There will be a Nerts tournament, Ghosts in the Graveyard, and also other card games. This is a free event. See you there!

Titus 2 (Saturday, April 8, 9:30am – 11:30am) – Ladies, mark your calendars now for our next Titus 2 class. More details to come soon.

EASTER EVENTS:
Good Friday (Friday, April 14, 7pm – 9pm) – Please invite your friends! We’ll come together for a time of singing, prayer, and reflection on Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. Main Campus only. Childcare will also be provided upstairs for kids ages infant through 5th grade.

Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 16) – Each campus will have it’s own respective Easter Sunday. Main Campus will meet at 9am, Downtown Campus at 11am.

Egg Hunt (April 16) – Following Easter worship at the Main Campus, there will be an egg hunt for all kids ages toddler thru 5th grade, with photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny!

Eurasian Missions Sunday (May 21) – Contributions for Eurasian Missions are being accepted between now and May 21. You can give your offering in a variety of ways, including our website, app, and texting. Click HERE to review your giving options (and also how to pull your giving statement for 2016 if you still need to).

Heartland Kids Kamp (June 20 – 24) – Registration is NOW OPEN! Click HERE for full information on this year’s HKK and to access our registration forms for both campers and counselors. Registration will remain open through June 1st; no walk-up registrations.

 

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THE WEEKLY: HYC/HKK, Women’s Day, Baby Shower

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Did you know… today was National Proofreading Day! From timeanddate.com:

March 8 is Proofreading Day. The day promotes error-free communication and encourages everyone to spend some time updating and expanding his or her proofreading skills.

Fun Fact: Our Communications Director usually does her best proofreading right  after she sends an all-church email. 😉

Here’s what’s coming…

Justine Alexander’s Baby Shower (Saturday, March 11th, 10am – 12pm) – ALL sisters are invited to a baby shower to celebrate the homecoming of Hannah Alexander, daughter of Justine and Jason Alexander! Click HERE to view the invitation. Justine is registered at Target and Babies R Us.

Last Nights of the King: 2017 Women’s Day (Saturday, March 18th, 9:30-11:30am) –  Good news! Although we had originally planned to cut off online registration this Sunday, we have extended the online registration deadline to Wednesday, March 15.

Click here to buy tickets now: women.gatewaycitychurch.info

As of now, about 40% of our seats in the sanctuary are filled. We do still plan to have onsite registration the day of the event,  but ONLY if there is space available. We will not be using the overflow seating in the lobby for this event.

One of the best options to share about this event is to show your friends the video trailer. There are two easy ways to do this:

1. Via text: Share the direct link to the video trailer (https://vimeo.com/202815571), and include a message like this, “Hey Suzy, my church is showing this as part of our annual Women’s Day, and I’d love for you to be my guest! It’s Saturday the 18th, 9:30 – 11:30 and includes a continental breakfast and the show. Would you like to join me?”

2. Via Facebook: You can access the post for the video on Facebook HERE.  Click on “Share” and–very important!–tag specific FB friends in your post with a message like this: “Suzy Smith and Betty Jones – my church is hosting this and I’d love for you to be my guest, would you like to join me? Saturday 3/18, 9:30 – 11:30.”

HYC/HKK Update –  GREAT NEWS – Registration for HKK is NOW OPEN! We will be returning to Eagle Rock Retreat again this year. Go this website for full information: hkk.gatewaycitychurch.info

We also have received word from the Kansas City church about Heartland Youth Camp; registration for HYC will be opening VERY soon, hopefully within the next two weeks. Stay tuned!

Prayer Request: Thank you all who have prayed, expressed concern and offered to help Tim Schroeder’s parents in Perryville, MO. Paul and Diana Schroeder’s home was destroyed in a tornado last Tuesday. Click here to read a letter from Tim and Faith which includes an update and a couple ways you can help, if you would like to. Please do continue to keep the Schroeders and all of Perryville in your prayers!

 

THE WEEKLY: Baby Shower, Special Missions, HKK

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Brothers and Sisters,

Our church family is growing! Please welcome Cole William Barkley (on the left), born on February 17th to Samantha and Brenton Barkley, and Hannah Ariella Alexander (right), born on January 22nd and brought home on February 28th to adoptive parents Jason and Justine Alexander! Moms, dads, and babies are all doing great!

A baby shower is planned for Hannah Alexander on Saturday, March 10th. This is an open invite shower; all sisters are welcome to attend. Click HERE to view the invitation.

Special Missions Contribution (Sunday, May 21st) – How are your plans going for this year’s missions contribution? We encourage all of our members to pray on the amount they will give this year.

Our goal is $95,000. The first $75,000 will be sent to support the Eurasian churches. The remaining $20,000 will stay right here in the Heartland to support our Campus and Youth and Family Ministries, specifically, allowing us to hire interns for these two ministries. Many incredible leaders have come out of these internships, including our own Matthew Blair, Lincoln Gifford, and Tyler Moser!

May 21st is our Special Missions Sunday, but you are welcome to give part or all of your missions contribution anytime between now and then.

Last Nights of the King: 2017 Women’s Day (Saturday, March 18th, 9:30-11:30am) – The Early Bird Deadline is approaching quickly. Only four days remain to purchase tickets at the reduced price of $8 per person.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW.
Tickets will be available for sale on Sunday at church, but we do highly recommend purchasing online between now and Sunday if you are able.

The printable flyer is available HERE and full details of the event can be found HERE.

Heartland Kids Camp – June 20-24 –  GREAT NEWS – Registration for HKK is NOW OPEN! We will be returning to Eagle Rock Retreat again this year. Go this website for full information: hkk.gatewaycitychurch.info

Prayer Request – You may have heard that the town of Perryville, MO was devastated by a tornado on Tuesday evening. Tim Schroeder’s parents, who reside in Perryville, lost their home in this tornado. Mercifully, Tim’s parents are physically unharmed. Please pray for the Schroeder family and for all the residents of Perryville as they  piece their lives back together. You can watch a short news clip about the tornado HERE, which also includes a brief interview with Tim about his parents’ experience.

See you Sunday,
Kathy