E-news for November 20-26, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES • Tuesday, November 22 – Feeding the Hungry! • Wednesday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Eve Service at Resurrection Lutheran Church! • Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day! • Saturday, November 26 – Decorate Midway’s Christmas Tree!

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Please join us at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday as Gerald wraps up our final study of the series: “How Happiness Happens.” Let’s reflect on ways we can bring happiness to those around us as we approach the advent season! And speaking of advent, stay tuned! Beginning Sunday, November 27, we will begin a special 4-week series titled: “Adventures in Advent!” In this study, Brad Hill will guide us on an exploration of the story of Christmas using the order of Advent candles. Each Sunday we will light a new advent candle and study that week’s theme. Please plan to join us!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY This Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve. There will be NO Women’s Bible Study at Midway this week!

MIDWEEK POTLUCK/BIBLE STUDY This Thursday is Thanksgiving. There will be NO potluck or Bible Study at Midway this week!

DIGGING DEEPER… How much do you remember? Fill in the blanks from the box below. • Last Sunday, Pastor Shaun preached from Psalm 46 about God, our and strength. • Pastor said it is typical for us, when we are experiencing peril or anguish, to ask “Why?” • What we forget is that trouble and in this life are a given; no one is exempt from them. • What matters is how we respond. • As followers of Jesus, we have the promises in His Word to cling to during difficult times. • Verse 7 says, “The Lord of hosts is with us! The God of is our refuge!” • Pastor reminded us that if we lean on the Lord during times of turmoil, He will be our refuge, and He will provide! • In 2 Corinthians 4, the Apostle Paul said, “We are hard _ on every side, but not crushed; persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed.” • When we press into the Lord at these _ and rely on His strength rather than our own, guess what? The gates of hell shall not prevail against us – no matter how hard they try! • Right in the middle of our darkest hour, we have ___ to take heart. Why? Because we have the presence of the Holy Spirit in us, and His strength is far beyond our own!

Jacob         times         refuge           pressed           reason           turmoil             

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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.


A little girl came home from church and informed her mom that the birth of Christ was announced by angels “while shepherds washed their socks by night.”


Our Wonderful Savior, who has blessed us so that we can be a blessing others! The many in our Midway Family who are using your gifts to encourage and strengthen one another!


1. Praise that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble! 2. Praise for the new flooring in the Fellowship Hall and Narthex! 3. Keep praying for all of our Midway family and friends who have health issues. 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.


November 20: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Psalm 84 November 27, 1st Sunday of Advent: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 2:1-5 December 4, 2nd Sunday of Advent: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 11:1-10 December 11, 3rd Sunday of Advent: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Isaiah 35:1-10


• The Church Office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. • Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: office@midwaycovenant.org • 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: Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. in parking lot • Men’s Morning Bible Study: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s