E-news for June 13-19, 2021


This four-week sermon series teaches us of the incredible depths of God’s love for his people. The Israelites struggled to trust God during difficult circumstances; they often responded with cynicism, rebellion, and refusal to believe. Yet still He loved them! As we recognize the great magnitude of God’s love for us, we can turn away from our doubt and unbelief and choose instead to fix our eyes and hearts on Him. He is worthy of our complete trust!


  • Sunday, June 20 – Father’s Day!
  • Saturday, June 26 – Semi-annual Meeting!
  • Sunday, June 27 – Celebrating our Children and Youth!


Be sure to check out the “Helping Hands” bulletin board in the Narthex. On it, you will find several opportunities to serve one another in love. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help the Body of Christ! “As each part of the Body does its work, the whole Body grows stronger in love.” –Ephesians 4:16


An army private was on guard duty at 4 a.m. Although he tried very hard to stay awake, he was nodding off when the officer of the guard came by to check the post. Sensing someone was there, the private kept his head down for a moment, then looked up and reverently said, “A-a-a-men!”


After a year like 2020 and living through a pandemic and all that it brought, we are inviting women to come together for a much-needed time of rest and recovery! Please join us for this year’s “Getaway for Women.” It will be held September 17-19 at our lovely campgrounds in Yelm. We are keeping it simple and incorporating many intentional opportunities for support, encouragement and connection, with lots of free time factored in. You won’t want to miss this healing and rejuvenating gathering with other women from all over the Pacific Northwest. There will be a limit of 200 women at ‘The Getaway.’ This allows for social distancing in lodging, meals, and general sessions. We would love to have you join us! [Click Here] to register.


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Last Sunday, Pastor Shaun preached on Ephesians 4:1-16. He talked about how ________ it is when we do everything in love as we pursue unity in the Body of Christ. It has the ability to change things—to avert tragedy, to alter a lifetime of peril! What Paul is getting at in this passage is the importance of this unity: “I urge you to live a life worth of the calling you have received.” We have been summoned, for a purpose! Praying the sinner’s prayer is not just _______ words and then continuing to live an unchanged life; rather, it’s a new beginning because embedded in that prayer is a surrendering, deep in our hearts, of our old nature, to be conformed to the new nature of Christ. Salvation is not something we do. No one can _____ their salvation. Rather, it is someone we become. In urging us to live a life worthy of our calling, Paul is pointing us to our purpose—to use our gifts in the Body of Christ for His will (not our own). Paul instructs us to be humble and gentle, to receive rebuke and ________, to be patient and endure life’s hardships, and to be eager to promote unity and peace with each other. To deliberately separate over disagreements as an easy way out is being disobedient to God. One day we will be like Christ, but until then, none of us have _______ perfection. We need each other! Separately, we are mere pieces of the complete Body of Christ. The gifts we have each been given are for a purpose—so that we will use them to fulfil the will of God. When each part of the Body does what it’s called to do, we as the Body function in ________ capacity! When people respond with “I don’t feel like it!” or “Go ask someone else!” or “I’m here for what the church can do for me!” it leads to burnout for those who try to pick up the slack. We are expected to live as eagerly contributing __________ in the Body of Christ. As we do this, as we operate in our areas of giftedness and pursue the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, the Body of Christ is built up into completeness!

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Our sister churches, Spirit and Truth and City of Rain, for their combined donation for our playground fund!


1. Praise for the privilege of getting to know, learn from, and serve alongside our sister churches!

2. Pray for safety and wisdom for the first responders in our community.

3. Pray for our nation’s leaders to humble themselves before the Lord and seek His guidance.

                   SERMON SCHEDULE

                                                                June 13: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Malachi 1

                                                                June 20: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Malachi 2:1-16

                                                                June 27: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Malachi 2:17-3:1-18

                                                                   July 4: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Malachi 4


  • 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 upstairs at 10:30 a.m.
  • Women’s Discipleship Lunch Group: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Men’s Bible Study Breakfast Group: Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. at Tuscany’s in Des Moines