LAKE QUIVIRA COMMUNITY MINISTRY: The Little Church with the Big Heart

Version 2Do you fly an American flag?  Does the Crescent Blvd. avenue of flags give you a special thrill?  Everyone one of us is so blessed to live in such a country founded on such lofty ideals; brought to mind as we celebrate July.  Looking back almost 250 years we remember that our country was fighting for its very existence, discord was rampant, and differing views kept people apart.  The Continental Congress adopted a resolution to declare its freedom from the British Crown.  We are all familiar with these opening words:  “The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another . . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The next year the Continental Congress adopted a national flag.  Thirteen alternating red and white stripes, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue representing a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind, justice, and humanity.  (Today 50 stars are of the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known).  The red stripes signify the fearless courage, integrity, sacrifice and devotion of American men and women.  White stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.  The blue field is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.   The flag embodies American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.
What powerful ideas our forefathers had; and they referenced God and religion several times.  What a tremendous charge they have given us.  And what does that have to do with Lake Quivira Community Ministry?  LQCM is founded on many of these same ideals, and tries to exemplify these freedoms.  We are an interdenominational congregation with many different faith backgrounds represented. Accepting and welcoming, we value people and perspectives.  Many blessings from LQCM for July celebrations.
July worship services led by Rev Pam and Rev Ira, alternating just like the stripes.
July 2: Romans 6:12-23 – “Choose Your Umbrella Carefully”  Pam
July 9: Matthew 11: 16-30 – “Infant Disciples”  Ira
July 16: Genesis 25: 19-34 – “Birthright for Sale”  Pam
July 23: Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 – “Where Did the Weeds Come From?”  Ira
July 30: Genesis 28:15-28 – “Boomerang!”  Pam
For more information, contact Roy Worthington, 913-962-4557, hankw1945@gmail.com.