Shawnee Presbyterian Church




Christmas WILL come
You turn on the TV and the newscasters keep saying that the holidays won't be the same as we can't get things transported to the stores. Prices are going up and supplies are growing more limited. How will we ever be able to celebrate Christmas this way?

Please don't fall for these traps this year or any year. Advent and Christmas are wonderful seasons of celebration of the coming and arrival of the Christ Child. No number of gifts or fulfillment of every wish list will help anyone find the Christ Child.

As your pastor I find it wonderfully heartwarming that even during the heart of the pandemic we were together had Advent and Christmas services and the same will be this year too, no matter the challenges that may or may not be affecting us at the time. Each Sunday of Advent another candle will be lit with the wreath being completed Christmas Eve. We will be together in person and on Facebook to celebrate and to sing our praise with both Silent Night and Joy to the World.

This Advent Season I/we will be adding a study each Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at church for those who can gather and available a bit later each Tuesday on Facebook. The study dates are November 23 and 30 and December 7, 14 and 21. Our study will follow Rev. Adam Hamilton's study of Advent called "The Journey." Each session will include a short video led by Adam Hamilton and a discussion and study following as we engage the story presented. "The Journey" tells the story of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem helping each of us make our own journey to the manger on Christmas Eve.

Don't fall for the trap that Christmas will not or cannot come this year. My promise to you is that we will have a time to be thankful and on December 24th I will gather with others lighting our candles and singing Joy to the World.

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

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9:00am - 12:30pm

Pastor Craig is in the office throughout the day. To speak with Pastor Craig, call 913-631-6689 & please PRESS Ext. 11 or email him at To contact the office call 913-631-6689 or email at
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this week...
  • The Ladies Prayer Group
    Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
    Pegah’s, 87th & Quivira in Lenexa
  • Trivia Night
    is being cancelled/rescheduled for a later date.  Covid and crazy schedules have made this Saturday too difficult.
coming soon...
  • Please sign the Valentines for Vets
    We have 100 Valentines in the Narthex to be
    distributed to the Veterans Hospital. What
    these cards needs is your signature to let the
    veterans know they are being thought about.
  • Community Concerts at Shawnee Presbyterian
    Jazz in January
    Saturday, January 29th at 3:00 p.m.
  • Annual Congregational Meeting
    Sunday, January 30th after worship
  • SAG (Senior Adult Gathering)
    Tuesday, February 1st at 10 a.m.
    We will be playing bingo for some great prizes!
    Join us, and as usual, sign up on the church
    window and be sure to wear a mask.