E-news for October 10-16, 2021


Join me in a four-week study, from October 10 through October 31, on eight of the most prominent names of God. Our goal, however, will not be to gain more knowledge regarding God’s names. Rather, our goal will be to grow in actually knowing God. To know His name is to know Him; to boast in His name (Psalm 20:7) is to have confidence in who He is. Whether this refreshes your memory or introduces you to truths you have not yet seen, I pray we all experience God more fully through this study.

–Ruth Hill


Please plan to join us on Wednesday, October 13th, for our midweek fellowship! 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 on 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.


How much do you remember from last week? Fill in the blanks using the words in the box below.

Last Sunday, Pastor Shaun preached on 2 Peter chapter 3. He noted how Peter opened his second letter to the believers in Asia ______, addressing them as “Dearly Beloved.” His exhortation to them: _______ firm! Be steadfast! Walk wholeheartedly with God! Peter was calling the believers back to the basics, to what the gospel and the prophets said—because that is where the truth is found! In addition, he warned them to be aware of ______ prophets whose heresies spanned from Gnosticism to anti-nominalism. Peter also warned against scoffers who relentlessly taunt believers and mock their faith, intending to plant _____ of doubt in their minds and lure them away from Christ. He closed with encouragement to these faithful believers to hold fast to the truths in Scripture, and to _________ that the Lord’s patience with mankind is so that the gift of salvation will be made known to everyone! In verse 18, Peter lovingly challenged them, and us, to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be _____ both now and forever!”    And all God’s people said, “Amen!”

            glory                   false                  remember                 Stand                  Minor                 seeds           


Thank you to all who have begun filling baby bottles with coins and bills for CareNet! If you missed the chance last Sunday, be sure to pick up baby bottles in the Narthex next time you’re at church. Let’s see how many we can fill by the end of October!


Just a reminder that we have a Deacons Fund to assist those in our church family who are struggling. You may give to this fund by noting “Deacon’s Fund” on the check or offering envelope. Thank you for caring for and blessing those in need.


Don’t forget your masks! For the health and safety of all, particularly those in our church family with fragile or compromised immune systems, we at Midway are continuing the mask-wearing protocol. Thank you all for your patience and consideration for one another!

NEWS FROM CAMP CASCADES                                                                                                                 We’re well into our “off-season” here at Cascades, and fall has officially made its grand entrance! Here are a few exciting opportunities and updates from our neck of the woods in Yelm. If you are looking to get a relaxing retreat or a holiday gathering on your calendar this winter, Deer Ridge Lodge is available now through next April to book at a nightly rate for groups of up to 36 people. Take in the breathtaking sunset on the back porch, gather around a board game or cup of coffee with friends in our overstuffed chairs, and do your own home cookin’ in our kitchen fully stocked with cooking and dining utensils. For more information or to make a booking, contact Katie Keck. If you are interested in coming alongside the ministry of Cascades in a financial capacity, know that recurring donations and one-time gifts directly impact our ministry capacity. Your generosity helps support the ongoing operational needs of the camp and helps us to reach even further in our efforts to share the love of Jesus. Head to our online giving portal to partner with us today.


1. Continue to pray for those in our church family who are sick or recovering from recent illness or surgery.

2. Continue to pray for strength, health, and reprieve for our healthcare workers.

3. Continue to pray for our nations’ leaders, that they will commit their ways to the Lord and call their nations to repentance.

                      SERMON SCHEDULE

                                                              October 10: Rev. Brad Hill, Romans 8:26-30

                                                              October 17: Rev. Malcolm Brewer, Psalm 90:1-17


  • 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.
  • Discipleship Lunch Group: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Midweek Fellowship: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Men’s Bible Study Breakfast Group: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s in Des Moines