A lot of people recognize Old Mission as "that beautiful stone church on Shawnee Mission Parkway".  Have you driven by?  At the heart of Old Mission, you'll find a welcoming community of believers who care - for each other, for those around us, and for God.  We invite you to come inside this Sunday!

Worship Gathering Times 

This Sunday, December 16 join us for Old Mission Christmas at either of two identical music filled services at 9:00 or 10:30 am.       

Our regularly scheduled services will take place December 23. 

8:30 am | Traditional
9:45 am | Contemporary
11:00 am | Traditional


Current and Upcoming Sermons         


Christmas Eve Services: Monday, December 24

Communion will be served at each service:

5:00 pm Contemporary Service

7:30 pm Lessons & Carols

11:00 pm Traditional Service

Note: December 23 our three regularly scheduled services will take place,  December 30 one combined 10 am service will take place.


“INDESTRUCTIBLE JOY” Advent Series starts December 2. 
Christmas is not new to us.  Once a year, we try to grasp as much joy as we can in the rush of the season.  But what if the gift of real joy has already been given and all we need to do is receive it?  The angel said, “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy.” (Luke 2:10)  Not a little joy, but “great joy.”  John Piper’s Advent book is called The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, because when you open your life to God’s joy, the Bible promises: “No one can take your joy from you.” (John 16:22). 


December 16, 2018                          Christmas Scriptures        Old Mission Christmas                 Music & Scripture 9:00, 10:30 am services 

December 23, 2018                          Matthew 1:18-23               Joy is With Us!                               Dr. Michael Gardner

December 24, 2018                          Luke 2:8-16                        Joy is Given for You!                      Dr. Michael Gardner 5, 7:30, 11:00 pm

December 30, 2018                          John 1:1-14                       The Light of Christ                          Short meditations by Rev. Karen Nyhart                                                                                                                                                                                        Rev. Debbie Hull, and Rev. Leslie Van Blarcom                                                                                                                                                                            (one 10 am service)

January 6, 2019                                 Isaiah 40:28-31                Opening a New Chapter                 Dr. Michael Gardner



“small things BIG DIFFERENCE” Series starts January 13.

Major resolutions and huge goals – when we want change, we want it now.  Buy maybe taking life in a new direction has more to do with little things.  Too often, our big plans and major resolutions become a burden to us and not a blessing, especially if we can’t fulfill them. Join Dr. Gardner as he teaches us to make small, manageable, incremental changes that really add up. Simple things like choosing our words, training our thoughts, taking a small step to a new habit, can incrementally add up to long-term change. 


January 13, 2019                              Luke 10:38-42                   Your One Thing                             Dr. Michael Gardner

January 20, 2019                              Philippians 4:4-9              Training Your Thoughts                Dr. Michael Gardner 

January 27, 2019                              Ephesians 4:29-32           Choosing Your Words                   Dr. Michael Gardner                                                        

February 3, 2019                              I Corinthians 9:24-27      Starting a New Habit                    Dr. Michael Gardner



“SHINE: Authentic Faith” Series starts February 10.

The Bible talks a great deal about the power of light in familiar verses.  Psalm 119 says, “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”  But much of the daily news makes it sound like a dark and fearful world.  In Matthew 5:16, Jesus reminded us that we each have light to shine: “Let your light so shine that people may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”   Dr. Gardner says, “When I was thirteen, I was given that Bible verse and it has been my anchor for all these years, calling me to shine my light.”  In a world filled with uncertainty, we can learn to shine our light. 


February 10, 2019                        Matthew 5:13-16              Shine the Light You Have              Dr. Michael Gardner 

February 17, 2019                        Psalm 119:97-105            A Lamp for your Path                    Dr. Michael Gardner

February 24, 2019                        John 8:4-12                       A Light for the Dark Times             Dr. Michael Gardner 

March 3, 2019                               To be announced           Youth Sunday                                   Youth leading all services 



Weekly Sermon Archive
If you would like to review past sermons, refer to the Sermon Archive page for a complete listing.

December 15
Saturday 8:00 AM
Meditation Room
December 16
Sunday 9:00 AM
December 16
Sunday 10:30 AM
Online Estimate of Giving

The online estimate of giving can be found here

2018 Christmas Offering 

This year’s Christmas mission offering will go to EmberHope – Youthville.  It is an organization, started by the United Methodist Church in 1927 to meet the needs of homeless and abandoned children in Kansas.  The mission was adopted to provide shelter and care to these children.  Today, they continue to provide residential housing and have added components of foster care, family and individual counseling services, and provide services to adolescent youth in need of emotional or social support. 

All of their programs aim to spark change and enable people of all ages to improve their lives.  It is a community of hope.   The Great Plains Conference and many individual UMC churches continue to support this organization.  We too wish to provide support with our Christmas mission offering.  As God has blessed and provided for you this year, please give to support the work of EmberHope.