E-news for January 15-21, 2023


  • Sunday, January 15 – Midway’s Annual Meeting!
  • Tuesday, January 17 – Feeding the Hungry!
  • Wednesday, January 18 – Women’s Bible Study!
  • Thursday, January 19 – Midweek Potluck/Bible Study! Men’s Group!
  • Sunday , January 22 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday!


Beginning this Sunday, January 15th, our Sunday Morning Bible Study starts up again! Gerald MacDicken will be continuing the series: “How Happiness Happens.” In this study, Max Lucado shares an unexpected path to lasting happiness and joy. Based on the teachings of Jesus, this study challenges us to upset the apple carts of discontent and gloom in our lives by bringing happiness to those around us. What are we waiting for? Let’s open the unexpected door to joy and walk in! See you on Sunday, January 15th, at 8:45 a.m.


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, January 19, 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, Pastor Shaun preached from Isaiah 60:1-6. He spoke about the revival that is possible in our lives and ____________ if we will do one thing…
  • He said when churches learn to stand together as one, united under one Lord, there will be revival.
  • When we set aside our ___________ and stand together, there will be revival.
  • When we say no to divisiveness and yes to unity, His light will shine through us, and there will be _______.
  • Pastor said God’s desire is to unite churches so that His glorious light shines brightly.
  • When the church is shining brightly, broken _______ are drawn to its warmth and hope-giving light.
  • When God’s _________ light shines, it illuminates every crack and crevice and corner of foolishness so that people see the error of their ways and exchange their brokenness for His redemption.
  • As Pastor said, “We just need to stand together, and the light that is Christ will shine through us.”
                       glorious                revival                communities              people               differences           


Next Sunday, January 22, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS). This is a day of observance held every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Roe v Wade. On this day, churches and parachurch organizations across the nation come together to stand and proclaim the Sanctity of Human Life. During our service on the 22nd, a representative from CareNet of Puget Sound will share impactful ways that we as a church can support individuals and families facing unexpected pregnancies. We look forward to observing the value of human life together on January 22nd!


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.


When a child doesn’t know the answer but has a great imagination…

A teacher asked, “Who defeated the Philistines?” A boy from New York City replied, “If they don’t play the Mets, I don’t keep track of them.”

Another teacher asked, “Why do you suppose we no longer offer burnt offerings to God?” A child responded, “Air pollution.”


1. Praise to our God who shines His light in and through us!

2. 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.

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

4. Continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine.

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

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

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

SERMON SCHEDULE                                                        

January 15, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 42:1-9

January 22, Rev. Malcolm Brewer

January 29, Ken Walugembe


  • 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