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Already, in less than a week, there have been so many words spoken and written about what happened last Wednesday in the insurrectionist attack on our nation’s capitol building.  Words of anger, words of sorrow, words of accusation and blame, words of denial, words that sought to excuse, words that tried to explain.  But as […]

New Sermon Series Begins Sunday

Sermon Series “Why Church?’ Begins This Sunday We begin a four-week sermon series “Why Church?” this Sunday, January 17.  As the title suggests, the series explores why church is important. January 17 – Why Church?  What difference does the church make in people’s lives and in the world? January 24 – Why Worship? Why do […]

Texting Reminders for Sunday Service

You may have noticed that Shawnee Community now has the capacity to send out texts to members of the congregation.  Because we have to pay for this service and have a limited number of texts that we can send each month, we are sending only one text to each household.  So if you are not […]

a little r & r

Thank God!  No one wants to wish their life away, but I cannot think of a one of us who isn’t good and ready to put 2020 fast behind us.  It isn’t like nothing good happened.  We Chiefs fans are ecstatic we put 50 years of Super Bowl futility behind us with their victory early […]

Children’s Christmas Program on Sunday

Children’s Christmas Program • Sunday, December 20th What is Christmas without little children in costumes telling the story of the birth of our Savior? So much of our world is changing, but we are going to attempt to keep that small piece of Christmas alive and well at Shawnee Community.  This year’s program is The […]

Christmas Eve Service

Parking Lot Christmas Eve Service • Thursday, December 24th Join us on Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm for a Parking Lot Christmas Eve service. In this brief service we will sing beloved Christmas carols, hear the ancient story of the birth of Christ, and light our candles as we sing “Silent Night.”  (Please bring your […]

a little r & r

To last week’s entry from Ann Weems’ book of poetry Kneeling in Bethlehem I want to add another entry from her book.  René came across this while we were doing our Advent wreath candle lighting this past week.  It is titled “Toward the Light”: Too often our answer to the darkness          is not running toward Bethlehem         but running away. […]

The Reviews Are In!

  The reviews are in for last week’s live streamed worship service. Here’s what folks have said: It felt so much more like being in church Thanks for the angels that are providing this worship service. What a blessing to be able to worship together even though in our homes I am loving this Visit […]

a little r & r

One of René’s and my favorite books of Advent and Christmas meditations is Ann Weems’ Kneeling in Bethlehem.  The book has been around a while, but it is timeless in capturing the spirit of this season.  Here is one entry titled “In December Darkness”: The whole world waits in December darkness for a glimpse of […]

Children’s Christmas Program on Sunday, December 20

Children’s Christmas Program • Sunday, December 20th What is Christmas without little children in costumes telling the story of the birth of our Savior? So much of our world is changing, but we are going to attempt to keep that small piece of Christmas alive and well at Shawnee Community.  This year’s program is The […]