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Oak Grove


Sermon Series
Grays on Fire
Back to School Supplies for Children
Backpack Blessing
UMW News
Confirmation Class
Grace Blood Drive
CPR & First Aid Class
Financial Peace University Class
6th Annual MO National Eating Disorders Walk
Christmas in July For Pro Deo
E-News Sign Up
New Grace Website
Donate Through Easy Tithe
Sermon SeriesAim For Perfection: Your Impact In this World

Aug 5- Clarity

Aug 12- Focus

Aug 19- Missing the Mark

Aug 26- Aim for the Right Things

Sep 2 – Local and Global Impact

Grays on Fire
Grace on Fire will meet Monday August 6th at 12:30pm in the Chapel. The title of the discussion is “Year 16” and Pastor Jeremy will be the speaker.  All are welcome

Back to School Supplies for Children
Lee’s Summit Social Services has requested 320 Kleenex boxes for their back to school supplies.  This is the one area where LSSS always struggles to fulfill a need.
Please make a donation for “Kleenex” or drop off Kleenex boxes in either lobby.

Backpack Blessing
Grace will be blessing backpacks at
9:15 and 10:30 services on August 12th.
Students, teachers, and administrators
bring your backpack and we will pray for you and
a great school year.

UMW News
Hands & Hearts will be at LS Social Services on Friday, August 3, 12:50 to 3:30 p.m. assisting families shopping for back to school.  Families 10+ are welcome to volunteer and this is a fun day of shopping for clothing, shoes and school supplies.

Please contact Liz Nace at if you are interested in volunteering.   Volunteers plan to assemble at Dairy Queen for lunch & ice cream at 11:30!!

Comforters will gather in The Chapel Saturday, August 4, from 9 to noon.  Please join us for a morning of fellowship and creativity!  Contact Toni Sayers

Oak Grove UMW has extended an invitation to join them for a special presentation on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Art & Aging KC will present a play about caregiving & living with dementia.  The play will present 7 stages / 7 stories and one of the speakers is Kelly Loeb, our Conference Communications Director.  The invitation includes lunch at noon and the performance at 12:45 in the church. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Toni Sayers by August 9,, so she can give a lunch count to Oak Grove.

The Coffee Circle will meet Friday, August 10, 3:30 p.m. at Caribou Coffee (920 NE Langsford Rd) to discuss Pam Morgan’s I Stand.  Mrs. Morgan is a Lee’s Summit resident and well-known Christian musician whose book details her faith journey and recovery from total paralysis following an accident. Contact Joyce Wilmoth

Mark your calendar for UMW Quarterly Meeting following third service on Sunday, August 12.  Watch for details on Potluck Picnic & Program with Special Guest Speaker.

Confirmation Class
Parents of 6th/7th graders interested in Confirmation 18-19, please contact Stephanie Smith ( Classes anticipated to begin in September.

Grace Blood Drive
Grace will be hosting a blood drive Wednesday,
August 22nd from 3:00–7:00pm.  Please go on line to, enter Sponsor Code: graceunited
to schedule your appointment. If any questions, please contact Craig in the church office.

CPR & First Aid Class
“SonShine Preschool will be hosting a state approved CPR & First Aid class on August 27th here at Grace from 9:00 to noon.

The fee is $45 and the American Heart certification is $15.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nancy Peace at 246-5764, #18 by August 15th.”

Financial Peace University Class
We are in the process of discerning a Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Financial Peace University Class.
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.
Contact the church office if you are interested.

Walk Venue: Theis Park (Across from Nelson-Atkins Art Museum)
Location:  533 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
                    Kansas City, MO
Walk Date:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2018
Check In Time:  8 am
Opening Ceremony:  9am
Walk End Time: 10 am

We invite you to donate or join TEAM EMILY.
Donate/ Register at:

Password: Emily

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Suzi Heim.   (

60% of what is raised, stays in Missouri.

Christmas in July for Pro Deo
Thank you to everyone who donated to the ProDeo Christmas in July event. We received over $500 in monetary donations and filled 10 tubs of items. Your donations will help ProDeo during the upcoming school year. ProDeo is always looking for donations and volunteers to service. You can email or visit their website at to learn more.

E-News Sign Up
If you would like to sign up for the church newsletter, please go to the

Sign your Children and Youth into our Student Ministry Program on Sundays.

The new Grace website has launched!
Check it out.

Worship on Sundays at 10 am and 6 pm

Join us on Wednesday Nights for:

6:00 pm – Meal

7:00 pm- Adult, Young Adult, Youth and Children Small Groups


Sermon Series: Faith, Family and Community

September 9 – Narrow Roads

September 16 – The Right of Way

September 23 – Yellow Lights

September 30 – Intersections

October 7 – The Path Less Traveled

This Sunday

I was sitting at an intersection the other day, having a conversation with God about my patience.  God and I have these conversations with regularity, because patience when driving is not one of my strong suits.

At this particular intersection, a new light had been installed.  Instead of the “Left turn yield on green,” there was now a “Left turn on the flashing yellow.”  Because people are not yet accustomed to the new light, this invariably leads to people not moving on through the intersection.

And hence my conversation with God.

More and more cities are utilizing the “Left turn on flashing yellow,” because research indicates that it keeps people from turning left in front of oncoming traffic.  Maybe so, but it seems to me that it keeps people from turning – at all.  Again, patience.

The yellow light does not mean to stop everything we are doing.  It means to go, but to go with caution – it also means yielding to the “Right of Way,” as we discussed in our sermon last week.  Has God ever put a yellow light in your life?  Did you recognize it?  Think for a moment.  We spend so much time THINKING we are the ones in control, but God is in control. He can see the end point before we even jump on the road.  Adhering to his “Yellow Lights” never fails.  -Pastor Tracy

Mark Your Calendar

Each Tuesday – Bible Study at 10am

Each Wednesday – Fellowship Dinner at 6pm. Bring a friend!

9/20 – UMW meets at noon; Executive Meeting at 11:30.

9/27  Volunteers needed to sit at Grace information table at National Night Out Against Crime on September 27th 5pm – 8pm  (See sign-up sheet and details in the church entry)

9/28 & 29- Volunteers needed to sit at Grace information table and to help with games on the children’s street at SeptemberFest on September 28th 5pm – 10pm and September 29th 10am – 10pm (See sign-up sheet and details in the church entry)

10/31 – Trunk or Treat – Dress up and join us in the OG Campus parking lot on Halloween evening.  We will decorate our trunks and at 6pm the real fun begins! as we serve the kids of our community.  We’ll be passing out candy, serving hot dogs and playing games! There will also be a Nintendo Switch Giveaway!!

Prayers, Blessings, Joys, Concerns

Brock Mercer

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