Newsletter for April 24-30, 2022
JOINT SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 24!
Please join us in worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. as we gather together with our sister churches to worship, praise, and call upon the name of the Lord. Let us exalt His name together! Communion will be served during the service.
Details about the after-service meal: Entrée and side dishes are being provided by the Marshallese United Church of Christ. Desserts will be provided by Midway Community Covenant Church. Drinks will be provided by Ministerio Internacional Jesucristo Fuente de Vida.
- Sunday, April 24 – Joint Service!
- Wednesday, April 27 – Women’s Discipleship Lunch!
- Thursday, April 28 – Midweek Fellowship/Bible Study!
- Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day!
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION STUDY!
From Tomb to Tongues: a 6-week study on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus
Please join us this Sunday, April 24 at 8:45 a.m. as we begin this new series. The tomb is empty—but the Holy Spirit has not yet come! Our Sunday Bible Study is now focusing on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus during the 40 days between his resurrection and his ascension before Pentecost. We will study the significance of each appearance and apply it to our own walk with Christ. This Sunday’s leader will be Joan Whidden teaching on The Emmaus Road.
Please plan to join us on Thursday, April 28! 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 dessert; L-R, please bring a main dish; S-Z, please bring a side dish.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pastor Shaun preached from John 20:1-18 last week. He spoke about the significance of the ______ tomb.
- He said, “The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the ______ most important occurrence since creation!”
- Jesus knowingly and willingly laid His life down. In John 10, Jesus says, “I lay my life down for my sheep. No one takes my life from me; I lay it ______ of my own accord and have authority to take it up again.”
- When Mary and the disciples, already in the depths of grief over Jesus’ death, discovered His empty tomb three days later, they were devastated, thinking someone had ________ the grave and taken His body away.
- They lost sight of what Jesus had told them–that He had to die, but that He would ____ from the dead.
- Because of their grief and _______, they were slow to realize the significance of the empty tomb.
- We all do this—fretting, worrying, even turning on one another whenever our focus is on ________ and our circumstances rather than on the cross and the significance of the empty tomb!
- When Jesus appeared to Mary and spoke her name, she ___________ His voice and responded, “Rabboni!” Her anxieties and fears dissolved at the sound of His voice speaking her name. That is the power of the empty tomb! That is the significance of Jesus rising from the dead!
- Remember, Jesus died for you so you could _____ for Him!
|down ourselves rise worry single empty live robbed recognized|
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!
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…
Maybe you’re spending too much time on your computer if…
- Your spouse sends you an email telling you that dinner is ready.
- You automatically add “.com” after your home address.
- Your computer and all its accessories cost more than your car.
- You become depressed when there’s no new mail in your inbox.
NEEDS IN THE CHURCH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
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: email@example.com
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.
DONATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE
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
1. Praise for the beautiful Easter celebration last Sunday!
2. Praise for the growing unity of the Spirit with our sister churches!
3. Continue to pray for our Midway family who are facing ongoing health issues.
4. Keep praying for the situation in Ukraine.
5. Continue to pray for the light and love of Jesus to shine from Midway to all who walk by, or across, our church property.
6. Pray for our police officers, firefighters, and medical workers as they serve on the front lines in our communities.
7. Keep praying for our nations and leaders around the world.
April 24: Rev. Baron Mbala
May 1: Rev. Shaun Higgins
May 8: Ken Walugembe
May 15: Don Paige
CHURCH & OFFICE INFORMATION
- The Church Office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study: 8:45 a.m. in the Prayer Room
- 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