E-news for February 5-11, 2023


  • February is Black History Month!
  • Sunday, February 5 – Communion Sunday! Celebrate February Birthdays!
  • Tuesday, February 7 – Feeding the Hungry!
  • Wednesday, February 8 – Women’s Bible Study!
  • Thursday, February 9 – Midweek Potluck/Bible Study! Men’s Group!
  • Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day!
  • Tuesday, February 21 – Leadership Team Meeting!


This Sunday, February 5th, is the first Sunday of the month, and we have the privilege of celebrating communion together. If you will be joining the service       via livestream, you are encouraged to prepare in advance.



This Sunday, February 5, Brad Hill begins a 3-week study about Elijah. According to James 5:17, Elijah was a human being like us. The chronicles of Elijah tell the stories of cultural conflicts: Ahab vs Elijah is just the “proxy war” between Yahweh and Baal. The drought ends in deluge, and Elijah exits in a chariot of fire. “Choose this day whom you will serve!”


Ladies, please join us on Wednesdays to study God’s Word and pray together! We meet each week from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are studying the Gospel of Luke, one chapter each week, using the NavPress Life Change booklet. You are welcome to choose your personal level of engagement—from just showing up on Wednesdays to deeply exploring the text. See you on Wednesday! — Ruth Hill


Please join us on Thursday, February 9, for our midweek gathering. 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 all there!

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

Bible Study Details: Come join your Midway Family as Gerald MacDicken continues an inspirational journey through these beautiful and inspiring psalms 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 questions, you may email Gerald MacDicken @ scotch51g@yahoo.com.


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

  • Last Sunday, Ken Walugembe preached from Mark 10. Ken explained that the book of Mark is filled with Jesus’ interactions with _______.
  • In this passage, some parents had brought their children to Jesus so He could bless them. The disciples tried to send the parents away, thinking their request was trivial and would be a _____ of Jesus’ time.
  • Jesus immediately intervened and called the disciples out for their callousness. “Let the children come to me! Don’t stop them! The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these…any who do not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will ______ enter it.”
  • Ken asked, “How many times have we, like the disciples, gotten so caught up in protocol that we’ve looked at those around us with judgement rather than with compassion?”
  • “We adults,” he said, “have such a tendency to complicate everything. Why is it so _____ for us to simply stop and enjoy the present moments as children do?”
  • We need childlike ______!
  • We need to share our stories: “This is where Jesus found me…this is how He has changed me.”
  • We need to invite others to let Jesus change their lives!
  • If Jesus has found you and changed your _____, tell somebody!
  • Only God knows how much longer you, or those around you, have on this earth.
  • People around us _____ to hear the gospel; you may be the only glimpse of Jesus they will see.
            hard                  life                 people                need                 never                faith              waste

Speak life—speak Jesus—to those whose hearts have no hope!


Six-year-old Elisa went to church with her aunt and watched as three new believers were baptised. When she got home, she gave this report to her mom: “First the preacher preached. Then he put on another suit. Then he walked down some steps into water and rinsed out three people.”


Worship/Praise Team: Have you ever considered putting your beautiful voice and leadership abilities to use on the worship/praise team? If so, talk to Laura or Erica!

Sound/Tech Team: If you have a desire to serve on the tech team and would like to be trained by none other than our very own Josh, let him know!

Reminder to Keep the Heat In! With the onset of cold weather, the church building’s heat is on. In order to keep our boiler system from breaking down, we cannot prop outside doors open during the winter months.


    1. Continue to pray for strength, healing, and comfort for several in our Midway family, and in our sister churches, who are facing challenges physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

    2. Keep praying for all of our homebound Midway family and friends.

    3. Continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine.

    4. Keep praying for the light and love of Jesus to shine from our church family to our Midway neighbors.

    5. Pray for strength, health, and protection for the first responders & front-line workers in our communities.

    6. Keep praying for the nations and leaders around the world.

    SERMON SCHEDULE                                                        

    February 5, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Revelation 1:1-8

    February 12, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Revelation 1:9-20

    February 19, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Revelation 2:1-7

    February 26, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Revelation 2:8-11


    • Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: office@midwaycovenant.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
    • Feeding the Hungry: Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. in parking lot and Narthex
    • Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
    • Men’s Morning Bible Study: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s
    • Midweek Potluck/Bible Study: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
    • Men’s Group: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Prayer Room