E-news for January 8-14, 2023

IMPORTANT DATES • Sunday, January 8 – Communion Sunday! Celebrate January Birthdays! • Tuesday, January 10 – Feeding the Hungry! • Wednesday, January 11 – Women’s Bible Study! • Thursday, January 12 – Midweek Potluck/Bible Study! Men’s Group! • Sunday, January 15 – Midway’s Annual Meeting!

NEEDS IN THE CHURCH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY 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.

MUG ‘N MUFFIN ON WEDNESDAYS! 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

MIDWEEK POTLUCK/BIBLE STUDY BEGINS THIS WEEK! Please join us on Thursday, January 12, 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 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 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 @ scotch51g@yahoo.com.

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• “Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, and looks to God alone; laughs at impossibilities, and declares: ‘It shall be done!’”

• “When you lose your temper, you really lose something. You lose the ability to think sanely and make balanced decisions.”

• “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘Alright then, have it your way.’”

• “Never pass anything on about anybody else that will hurt them.”

• “Fellowship with God means warfare with the world.”

  Charles Fuller          A.W. Tozer           C.S. Lewis          George Sweeting          Charles Wesley 

ANNUAL MEETING NEXT SUNDAY! Our annual meeting is next Sunday, January 15, 2023. It will be held immediately following the fellowship meal after the morning service. We look forward to having all of our Midway Community Covenant Church family join us for this important and informative look at what’s to come here at Midway in 2023!

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY…STAY TUNED! Beginning on January 15th, our Sunday Morning Bible Study will resume! Gerald MacDicken will be continuing our study: “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.

PRAISES/PRAYER REQUESTS 1. Praise for our unchanging God! “Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my Father; there is no shadow of turning with Thee!” 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 8, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 60:1-6 January 15, Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 42:1-9 January 22, Rev. Malcolm Brewer January 29, Rev. Brad Hill

CHURCH & OFFICE INFORMATION • Church Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: office@midwaycovenant.org • Sunday Morning Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. 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