E-news for May 1-7, 2022


May 1st is the first Sunday of the month, and we have the privilege of celebrating communion together. If you will be joining the service via live-stream, you are encouraged to prepare in advance.


  • Sunday, May 1 – Communion Sunday! Celebrate May Birthdays!
  • Wednesday, May 4 – Women’s Discipleship Lunch!
  • Thursday, May 5 – Midweek Fellowship/Bible Study!
  • Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day!


From Tomb to Tongues: a 6-week study on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus

Please join us this Sunday, May 1, at 8:45 a.m., as we continue this series. The tomb is empty—but the Holy Spirit has not yet come! Our Sunday Bible Study is 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 Jim Lammers teaching on Doubting Thomas. The text will be John 20:19-31.


Please plan to join us on Thursday, May 5! 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 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 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 @ scotch51g@yahoo.com.


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!


A college freshman walked up to his roommate and said, “I got us a cookbook so we can cook some of our own food. Trouble is, we can’t make any of the recipes.”

“Why not?” asked the roommate. “Are they really complicated?”

“No,” the freshman said. “It’s just that they all start with the same instruction: ‘Take a clean bowl.’”


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 four-church joint service last Sunday!

2. Continue to pray for the light and love of Jesus to shine to our Midway neighbors.

3. Continue to pray for our Midway family who are facing ongoing health issues.

4. Keep praying for the situation in Ukraine.

5. Pray for health and strength for all those who work on the front lines to serve their communities, from medical, to retail, to law enforcement, and everything in between.

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

             SERMON SCHEDULE                                                        

May 1:   Rev. Shaun Higgins, John 21:1-19                           

May 8:   Ken Walugembe                                                                                  

May 15: Don Paige                                                                          

May 22: Rev. Malcolm Brewer


  • 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     
  • 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