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Club 4:5 – Silly Supper

November 4 | 6:30-8:30pm | $5 per person

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A SILLY SUPPER

Let’s have a silly good time and enjoy a mixed-up meal together! Order your meal from a menu full of mystery foods, drinks, and utensils. You’ll be surprised by your wacky 4-course dinner! Come to Legacy’s Overland Park Campus dressed in your silliest outfit or your craziest hairdo!

What is Club 4:5?

This is an event for 4th and 5th grade students! They are encouraged to invite their friends for a time of fun and building community! 

Club 4:5 emphasizes 2 Corinthians 4:5 – “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” Club 4:5 is a place where we build community with Jesus at the center! 

Lee’s Summit Volunteer Appreciation

Thanks for volunteering at Legacy!

Please check your email for a Planning Center invite request from your team leader! If you have questions, or if you did not receive the request, please email your Campus Pastor, Zach!

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Value Them Both

God strongly emphasizes the value of life and shows compassionate love for all people in Scripture. The Bible is God’s authoritative Word and it displays His heart for the value and sanctity of human life, as well as His merciful understanding for His children. 

The Value of Human Life: 
God is the Creator and author of human life and He has made us in His image. Therefore, all life has value and all life must be treated with value. 

  • “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14
  • “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

    So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'” Genesis 1:26-28 

The Calling of Human Life: 
God has a plan and a purpose for everyone, including the unborn children. Every person has intrinsic meaning and a God-given purpose. 

  • “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.'” Jeremiah 1:4-5 
  • More Scripture on God’s deep care and concern for unborn babies (Exod. 1:16–17, 21:22–25; Lev. 18:21; Jer. 7:31–32; Ezek. 16:20–21; Mic. 6:7; Matt. 2:16–18; Acts 7:19). 

Value Them Both 

All life is valuable and therefore must be treated with care. Value Them Both 1). protects laws that provide the highest quality care to both moms and children and 2). will substantially decrease the amount of abortions in Kansas.  

Value Them Both will allow Kansas’ elected officials to pass laws like: 

  • Giving moms the right to know about health risks 
  • Limiting partial-birth and late-term abortions 
  • Requiring parental consent for minors 
  • Banning taxpayer dollars to fund abortions and more
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Pastor Reggie: Updates

September 16, 2022

Dear Legacy,

After weeks of learning patience in God’s waiting room, the last few days have been a whirlwind of activity. Following our initial meeting with the KU Bone Morrow Transplant Team the search began for the all-important “perfect match,” the most critical factor for a successful transplant. Miraculously, out of the 120 million people in the worldwide donor database the one and only 100% match, and the doctors’ dream scenario, was a guy who lives just a few minutes from my house named Jack Epps. This news was a great blessing, but definitively refuted the theory I’ve occasionally floated that my brother was adopted. In all seriousness, we just praise God and smile as once again we see His providential hand. I am so thankful for my brother and his willingness to in his own words, “be the hero who saves your life.”

Both Jack and I are now going through a flurry of consultations, tests, and procedures. On September 23, I am scheduled to enter the hospital and begin one week of chemotherapy designed to kill all my bone marrow. If all goes well, I will receive Jack’s stem cells on September 28. After the transplant, I will begin at least 100 days of isolation with at least two or three weeks in the hospital.

When I leave the hospital, as the doctors and new stem cells attempt to rebuild in me a new, healthy and hopefully cancer-free immune system, my wife, Shara will have a critical role as my primary caregiver. Last Friday, we were shocked to learn that Shara needs a hip replacement ASAP. But again with providential alacrity she has been scheduled for surgery on September 22, giving her 3 to 4 weeks to rehab before I come home from the hospital to begin my recovery.

Last Sunday night, I shared with Legacy’s elders my honest conviction that we now have one of the most talented and unified church staffs and elderships I’ve ever seen. Each one of them are highly competent and eager to serve. I know God’s flock at Legacy will be well shepherded and continue to grow as I seek to learn all the lessons and glorify the Lord on the path He has now set before me. My prayer is to soon recover and return to my post.

Once again, let me say how humbled and grateful we are for all of your prayers and kind words and deeds of encouragement. Shara and I truly feel like we are just floating through all this adversity on a great cloud of prayer. Please join us in praising the Lord that He gave me a special brother “for such a time as this.” Please note the plans and dates above and continue praying that God would bring healing and life through this strangely familiar story of a helpless, broken, and dying man being fully restored by the life-giving blood of another.

Grateful and Blessed,

Reggie

August 12, 2022

Dear Legacy,

This week, after six weeks on my new medication, I had new lab work, followed by a meeting with my oncologist and several members of his team. The lab work yielded mixed results. The good news is the medication has alleviated many of the Systemic Mastocytosis (SM) symptoms. I have re-gained about 12 pounds, and have less fatigue and G.I. distress. Also, my abnormally low red blood cell count was slightly elevated. The bad news is my liver tests were also elevated and my white blood and platelet counts have fallen to “critical levels,” leaving me extremely vulnerable to other infections, medication-related bleeds, and most concerning “waking up the Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML).”

In our meeting, Dr. Yacoub emphasized again that we are fighting two different cancers. He chose initially to ignore the CMML because my SM is so aggressive. But we do not want the CMML to get out of control because treating the SM symptoms has so compromised my immune system. A positive from the meeting is that my most recent bone marrow biopsy shows no sign of bone decay. This is good as SM often creates tumors on bones causing them to hollow out and then break. This is a major concern because of the lesions on my spine and hips. Dr. Yacoub informed me that I will need to have frequent bone marrow biopsies for the foreseeable future.

So, the three action points from the meeting are: 1) Instead of increasing the dosage of 100 mgs a day to the standard dosage of 200, we must now cut back to 50. Regrettably, this could cause some of the SM symptoms to return. We will monitor and adjust in six weeks. 2) I have a new bone marrow biopsy scheduled for September. 3). Dr. Yacoub is going to have the stem cell transplant team call and begin that process ASAP. It will take several months to prepare, find an acceptable donor, and recover from the procedure. The stem cell transplant is the only way to cure CMML and could possibly also resolve the SM. The good news is it will all be done in town at the KU Medical Center.

I again want to thank all of you for your prayers and countless messages of support and encouragement. Shara and I are resting at peace in the “hallow of His hands” and feeling much loved by God’s people.

Reggie

June 24, 2022

Dear Legacy,

On Monday, June 20, Shara and I met for the first time with my new oncologist, Dr. Yacoub, at KU Medical and were greatly encouraged. 

While he did order all new blood work and another bone marrow biopsy, he confirmed that I do have both advanced Systemic Mastocytosis (SM) and Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). Both cancers must be addressed, and he explained how sometimes when you attack one it diminishes the other, but sometimes it makes “the other angry.” CMML is perhaps the more life threatening of the two cancers, but because of the advanced state of the SM it must be attacked first and now. 

My particular form of SM is located in the bone marrow and caused by a genetic mutation. In the past, this mutation resisted all the drugs that had been used to treat SM. However, in June of 2021, a new drug specifically designed to inhibit the C-KIT mutation was approved. In clinical trials, this drug helped many patients achieve a remission in which the bone marrow ceased to make too many mass cells, and existing tumors and lesions shrank.

As there is no cure for the mutation, I will need to take this drug for the rest of my life, or until new treatments are developed. Dr. Yacoub is confident this new drug will help me. In fact, he believes within a few months my existing symptoms will disappear. His goal over the next six months is to get the SM in remission and get me strong enough to undergo a stem cell transplant, which is the only way to cure CMML. We know we have battles ahead, but clearly see God’s hand in the availability of this new drug and the aggressiveness and confidence of our new doctor and his team. I was thrilled to hear Dr. Yacoub say, “I’m not interested in small wins; I want a big win.”

When we left the oncologist Monday, we were told that this new drug is unbelievably expensive, and it might take some time to cut through all the red tape and get approved for it. We were told that KU Med has a special team that would be advocating for us with the insurance company, drug manufacturer, charitable foundations, and pharmacies to try to get the daily pill at a reasonable price. To our utter shock, Wednesday morning I received the amazing news that all those barriers had fallen, and that I would be taking my first dose on Friday, June 24.    

I would ask all of our prayer warriors to specifically give thanks and ask God’s blessing on both the medical and administrative teams at KU that God has used to get this treatment and new hope to us. Then continue to pray that I would be able to tolerate the drugs’ side effects well and that the new drug would be effective for me.  

Thank you so much for your continuing prayers and for walking beside us through this trial.

Grateful and blessed!
Reggie

June 10, 2022

Dear Legacy,

Let me begin by expressing how utterly overwhelmed my family and I have been by the countless cards, calls, texts, and messages of encouragement from our Legacy family, ministry partners, and old friends from literally all over the world. Your expressions of love and commitments to faithfully pray for us in the days ahead have humbled our hearts, strengthened our faith, and buoyed our resolve to walk by faith and honor the Lord in whatever lies ahead.

Tuesday we met with our oncologist, and he confirmed for us a diagnosis of advanced Systemic Mastocytosis with Associated Hematological Neoplasm (SM-AHN). Further, they have identified the AHN as Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). Our doctor at Saint Luke’s Hospital has accepted a new position at the Cleveland Clinic, and so on his recommendation we have been referred to a new oncologist at KU Medical Center who is experienced in treating these two rare conditions. So, in a way, we are back in God’s waiting room, hoping to meet soon with our new oncologist and hear his treatment plan. It is our understanding that while serious, the CMML is in the early stages. It is at least for now of less concern than the advanced SM, which causes most of the symptoms I am now experiencing. We remain confident and comforted by the truth that my health and life is safely in the hands of the Great Physician, and we ask for your continued prayers on our behalf. 

My plan is to be in the pulpit to preach Ecclesiastes 3 this Sunday, June 12. I encourage you all to read that chapter this week before we study it. I marvel at God’s providential timing. Months ago when this Scripture text was placed on the calendar, I could not have imagined how relevant it would be today to my personal life and to all of us living in this cultural moment. My voice is weak, but today I understand as never before the words in Jeremiah 20:9: “His Word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”

Let me challenge you all to be in your place at Legacy this Sunday with your Bible and a friend.

Grateful and Blessed,
Pastor Reggie

May 20, 2022

As many of you know, I have been struggling for several months with some diverse, seemingly unrelated health issues. After several weeks of testing, CT-scans, biopsies and a pet-scan, we met yesterday for the first time with an oncologist who ordered more tests and blood work. Next week I have a colonoscopy, endoscopy and another biopsy scheduled. We were hoping yesterday would give us some clarity about our diagnosis, prognosis and plan of action, but once again my family and I find ourselves in God’s waiting room. It is a place I do not particularly like, but also a place where many times in my past God has powerfully revealed Himself and taught me incredibly important life-lessons.

As of today, I know I have some kind of very rare and serious form of blood cancer. If my doctor’s suspicions are confirmed, it is incurable. However, new and very promising treatments that minimize its symptoms and manage its progress have been developed even in the last two years. While I greatly appreciate all the medical advances and the incredible professionalism and personal care we have seen in our medical team, we know my life and health is right where it has always been in the hand of our Lord and Savior who is the Great Physician.

For the next few weeks, until I have a better understanding of what treatments will look like and how I am going to feel, I am trying some reduced hours to continue handling all my leadership and staff management responsibilities. However, I have asked several members of our staff – all of whom are great Bible Students and great communicators – to fill the pulpit for me for the next few weeks. Interestingly, the last few weeks as I’ve reflected on all the things I feel I would have to do, and say to my family and Legacy if I knew for certain my time on earth was short, I believe God has given me three very specific sermons series or studies which I plan on preaching at the beginning of next year. 

For now, I would ask every member and friend of Legacy to be faithful in your prayers and encouragement of our young preachers. I would also ask each of you to pray specifically three things for me and my family. First, pray in full faith for my healing, but not that our will but that God’s will would be done. Second, pray for God to provide wisdom and skill to all the medical professionals that will be ministering to me and my family. Thirdly, pray that me and my family would rest in the Lord, and both grow strong spiritually and glorify God in this trial and upon the platform for witness which He has allowed into our lives at this time. 

Grateful and Blessed, Pastor Reggie 

Legacy Check In Experience

STEP ONE:

Go to lcc.org, tap on The Sunday Center, and then tap CHECK IN!

 

STEP TWO:

For your first time using the new Check In platform on a device, you’ll need to verify that device. This is accomplished using a mobile phone number lookup or by logging in and staying logged in to your user account (this is a one-time-ever step per device in the check-in process).

Verify My Device Create A user account

STEP THREE:

If you are verifying using Mobile Phone Lookup, you’ll receive a text message with a 6-digit confirmation code. Enter this code and tap “Next.”

STEP FOUR:

After you’ve verified your device, select the location where you are worshipping today. If you’re not onsite, always let us know when you’re worshipping online.

Note: This is where the check-in process will begin each week after you’ve completed steps 1 & 2.

STEP FIVE:

Select EVERYONE who is present with you for worship! 

STEP SIX:

A confirmation screen will appear!

If you have children, you can register your whole family’s attendance before you arrive at church on Sunday and expedite the check-in process! Scan the QR code generated on your mobile device at Kids Check-In to get your security tags!

Basics of Christian Living Study Guide

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Basics of Christian Living Study Guide

As a biblical community living the Word, it is Legacy’s prayer that you use this study guide as a resource to intentionally put your faith into action! Download the study guide, listen to the Basics of Christian Living studies from Jan 2-Feb 27, and bring a friend along this growth experience with you!.

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Parents Night Out Digital Invites

 

Facebook or Instagram Story

Hold down the image and save it to your camera roll! Post it to your story and tag Legacy Christian Church!

Text or Social Media Post

Hold down the image and save it to your camera roll! Send it as a text message to invite someone to Parents Night Out or post it your social media page!

Youth Night

March 11 | 6:30-10:00pm | blue valley campus (143rd and metcalf)

Register for youth night! Sign Urban Air Waiver Lcc Waiver

Students are invited to come to the Blue Valley Campus on March 11 for pizza, games, and a 2-hour session at Urban Air! Invite your friends for a night of fun and hanging out! The cost is $10 per student and you can pay online or in person! If you’re new to Legacy, a signed LCC Waiver is required.

Can’t wait to have some fun!

Year End Giving

Thank you for considering Legacy Christian Church as part of your year-end giving plan! Whether or not you itemize deductions on your annual tax return, the current tax law provides temporary opportunities that might encourage you to invest in charitable organizations like Legacy. This is so important that the IRS issued a special “tax tip” earlier this fall for generous givers like you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity as these provisions are currently set to expire on December 31!

Donors must deliver or mail (and postmark) checks on or before December 31 in order to claim a charitable contribution deduction for 2021. Legacy’s offices will be closed the last week of December, so please make advance preparations.

Thank you again for opening your heart to the work that God is doing at Legacy Christian Church. The prayers, support, and financial resources you have invested are blossoming in amazing ways.

This year giving statements will be delivered electronically (via email) on or before January 31, 2022, to those who meet IRS guidelines for charitable contributions receipting.  Please contact Ally Gomer to confirm we have your correct email address on file.

WAYS TO GIVE