August 8, 2020
Regathering with Care & Compassion
In order to truly regather with care and compassion, it no longer seems prudent to pursue our goal of regathering this Sunday, August 2.
There is a rise in COVID-19 cases in our State, and though recent announcements from Governor Inslee did not change requirements for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations, we believe it is prudent to act in the most caring and compassionate way to ensure the well-being of our Midway Family.
That joyous celebratory service of regathering will be postponed until our State is in a healthier position.
We encourage you to follow our State’s Guidelines and be part of the solution. Together, we will make a difference. Paul’s advice to the church in Philippi is very applicable to us today: “…in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others (2:3-4).”
Blessings on you.
Ruth Hill, Chair
From the Leadership Team
Midway Future Seekers
The Leadership Team, staff and worship leaders have gathered twice to seek the future of Midway Covenant. In addition to sharing different indications of the Holy Spirit’s movement among us, we have done an analysis of our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT). We are preparing a way to share an update with the body.
After two walk-throughs of our second floor classrooms, the representatives of the Montessori School looking for a place to rent were very excited by what Midway Covenant can offer. The various inspections related to schools are being conducted. At the same time, a thoughtful analysis of what spaces can be shared is being done, so that first priority is to current and future church ministries.
Update from MAF Missionary Craig Hamlow
The MAF family is grieving the plane crash that took the life of one of their pilots; Craig was just with her on his recent trip to Indonesia. He writes, “Though grieving personally, I am continuing to engage many of the staff that were affected by this accident as part of my Member Care role. Please pray for the staff that are still grieving for the loss of this beloved woman, coworker, and friend.” Click here to read more of his July 2020 newsletter.
A part-time Office Assistant position is now available. It will begin with 10 hours per week and hopefully increase to 20 hours. Notify the Office or one of the pastors if interested in the position.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
- Lacey – Immigration hearing
- Antonette – Loss of daughter, wisdom and peace moving forward.
- Lisa – seizures
- Erin – going to drug treatment on the 7th for 60-90 days. Prayer for children and strength to complete the program.
- Marissa – prayer for 4 year old son and reunification.
- Derik – furloughed since April.
- Tasha – husband sentenced to 10 years in prison, her daughter Passed away, and is now homeless.
- Jim Wolf‘s surgery to remove his cancerous kidney will be on Monday. It came up rather quickly because the doctor had room in his schedule. They will not know until Monday morning what time surgery will be.
August 2 – “The Conversion of Peter, a Fisherman, & Cornelius, a Roman Soldier” (Acts 10:27-48)
August 9 – “Antioch: Barnabas gets Saul” (Acts 11:19-29)
August 16 – “Prison Break” (Acts 12:1-19)
Ona Kelley – August 12
Peliah Kelley – August 12
Don Paige – August 13
John & Alison Pacunski – August 9, 1997
Larry & Mary Barnes – August 12, 1995