E-news for April 17-23, 2022


Please join us in worship on Sunday, April 17, at 10 a.m., as we gather together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Communion will be served during the service. HE IS RISEN…


  • Sunday, April 17 – Easter Sunday!
  • Tuesday, April 19 – Leadership Team Meeting!
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Women’s Discipleship Lunch!
  • Thursday, April 21 – Midweek Fellowship/Bible Study!
  • Sunday, April 24 – Joint Service!


Starting on Sunday, April 24th, we will begin a new study:  “From Tomb to Tongues: a 6-week study on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus.” The tomb is empty—but the Holy Spirit has not yet come! This is a fascinating period of time, in between the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus Christ, in which he gives many convincing proofs that he was alive. The Sunday Bible Study is now focusing on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus during the 40 days between these two major events. To whom did he appear during that 40-day period? What was the significance of each appearance? How did it prepare for Pentecost? How do we apply it to our own walk with Christ today? Join us Sundays at 8:45 a.m. as we study answers to these questions! We will again enjoy hearing from various leaders throughout the series. (Note: This series starts in one week. There will be no Adult Bible Study on Easter Sunday.)


The next joint service will be Sunday, April 24th. Please plan to come and join with our sister churches as we unite to worship, praise, and call on the name of the Lord. Let us exalt His name together! Prepare to be wowed by the amazing spread of food being provided by the Marshallese United Church of Christ!


How much do you remember? Fill in the blanks from the box below.

  • Pastor Brad preached from John 12 last week. He contrasted an earlier entrance into ____________       by Pontius Pilate with the entrance into the city by Jesus at the beginning of Holy Week.
  • Pilate’s entrance had showcased war horses, military might, and the boisterous praise of those whose allegiance was to the __________ of this world. Jesus’ entrance on a donkey, accompanied by the waving of palm branches and shouts of Hosanna, illustrated the humility and servant-hearted obedience of one who is devoted to the Kingdom of God.
  • Pastor Brad pointed out several attempts by jealous Roman _______ to entrap Jesus, from the misuse of the temple for bribes, to the 30 pieces of silver, to Jesus’ trial and crucifixion.
  • He pointed out that Jesus’ death was not coerced or bribed or accidental. Jesus knew his purpose was to die for the sins of all _________. As his time of death drew near, He said, “My hour is come.”
  • As Pastor Brad said, Jesus did not move cavalierly to Calvary. Rather, he was ________ to the depths of his soul, knowing the depths of agony and turmoil that He was about to go through.
  • It is not wrong to pray and ____ God to deliver us from difficulties. Jesus himself prayed, “Father, deliver me from this hour.”
  • Sometimes it is God’s will to deliver us; other times His will is that we persevere through the _____.
  • The key is to be obedient to God’s will, remembering that his __________ don’t necessarily align with our preferences.
            troubled        kingdom         mankind         trial         rulers          Jerusalem          purposes         ask        


Please plan to join us on Thursday, April 21! We will share a potluck meal at 6 p.m. and then break out for Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Potluck Details: If your last name begins with A-K, please bring a main dish; L-R, please bring a side dish; S-Z, please bring a dessert.

Bible Study Details: Come join your Midway Family as Gerald MacDicken continues this inspirational journey through these beautiful and inspiring songs of praise, thanksgiving, and lament. Participants are invited to rediscover, or see for the first time, why you can put your hope in Jesus, the Shepherd, Savior and King! If you have any questions, you may email Gerald MacDicken @ scotch51g@yahoo.com.


Community Evangelism: If the Lord has put it on your heart to go out into the community to share the good news of Jesus and invite people to church at Midway, contact Ken: kenny_thelampstand@yahoo.co.uk

Deacon Committee: Let Pastor Shaun or Gerald MacDicken know if you would like to serve your Midway family in a behind-the-scenes way…there are several opportunities!

Rides to church: If you are interested in providing transportation, even once a month, for those in need, please let Lori-Lee know.


We rejoice that we can now worship and sing without masks! For those who want to continue wearing masks for added protection, we encourage you to do so. As our communities recover from the impact of the pandemic, may the Body of Christ at Midway be known for our love for one another!


If you would like a way to securely and effectively help the people of Ukraine, Covenant World Relief provides a way to give. Donors can be sure their money is going to bring relief and resources to the people. Here is a link to their giving website: https://giving.covchurch.org/priorities-detail/ukraine-response


Praise that Jesus is risen indeed!

Keep praying for the situation in Ukraine.

Pray for the light and love of Jesus to shine from Midway to all who walk by, or across, our church property.

Pray for our police officers, firefighters, and medical workers as they serve on the front lines in our communities.

Keep praying for our nations and leaders around the world.

                                                                 SERMON SCHEDULE

                                                           April 17: Rev. Shaun Higgins, John 20:1-18

                                                           April 24: Rev. Shaun Higgins, John 20:19-31

                                                              May 1: Rev. Shaun Higgins, John 21:1-19


  • The Church Office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: office@midwaycovenant.org     
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary (or online at live.midcov.org)
  • Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. in upstairs classrooms
  • Women’s Discipleship Lunch Group: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Men’s Bible Study Breakfast Group: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s in Des Moines
  • Midweek Fellowship: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall