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
8:30 - Traditional
9:45 - Contemporary
11:00 – Traditional
For “THE BIBLE: The Sermon Series” Bible Reading Plans please visit the archives page here.
“Seedtime and Harvest” Sermon Series: There is a universal law of seedtime and harvest, established by the hand of God. “As long as the earth endures, there will be seedtime and harvest.” (Genesis 8:22) This law is not just a part of nature - it is part of our lives. Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked. For you will reap whatever you sow.” If we sow our seeds generously, according to God’s command, we will reap a harvest of blessing. Come and learn how to increase your personal harvest. Dr. Gardner says, “I have lived long enough to discover this truth: You can’t out-give God.”
October 30 II Corinthians 9:6-12 “Sowing Generously”
November 6 Luke 6:31-38 “Spiritual Multiplication”
November 13 Galatians 6:2-10 “A Harvest of Blessing”
November 20 Selected Scriptures “The World Beloved” - a Bluegrass Mass (9:00 and 10:30 am)
Composer Carol Barnett and Librettist Marisha Chamberlain created The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass which combines the sacred classical choral tradition with the sparkling down home sound of banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Chamberlain noted:
"Bluegrass is more than a sound. The lyrics of so many Bluegrass songs display an unpretentious, earthy philosophy that is easy to sing and easy to understand: Adam lives just up the street and Eve’s the girl next door. Love is the major theme—frustrated yearning love, secret, satisfied love or boldly proclaimed love. And although romantic love between two people is huge in Bluegrass, so is love of God, the Gospel tradition. In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us, says John in the Gospel, which launches our Bluegrass Mass as an earthy, immediate story of love between Creator and creation."
Upcoming Sermons Series
“It’s a Wonderful Life” Advent and Christmas Series. Sometimes, even though we know we should be joyous in the Christmas season, we just aren’t. Instead, we’re busy, stressed, frantic, over committed, worried or even depressed. Dr. Gardner’s holiday series is based on the story line from the old film, “It's a Wonderful Life,” and the Christmas promises of the Bible. We’ll find reminders that because of God’s love for us, which we see in the birth of Christ, it really is a wonderful life.
Weekly Sermon Archive
If you would like to review past sermons, refer to the Sermon Archive page for a complete listing.