E-news for October 24-30, 2021


  • Sunday, October 24 – Adult Bible Study, 8:45 a.m.!
  • Wednesday, October 27 – Midweek Fellowship!
  • Sunday, October 31 – Youth Sunday! Baby Bottle Donations Due!


Join me in this four-week study 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 27th, 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 dessert; L-R, please bring a main dish; S-Z, please bring a side 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 @ 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 Malcolm Brewer preached on Psalm 90. He said, “If you have days or weeks where the frustrations of life start crowding in (and crowding everything else out), then this psalm is for you!” Our God is everlasting. We, on the other hand, will return to ____. Because God placed us in time, our lives are on a one-way road that doesn’t have rewind or do-over options. Whether we’re dealing with teenage angst, parenting challenges, or aging issues, frustration in life are unavoidable. These frustrations can, if we let them, produce a sense of hopelessness. What we need to __________ is that the eternal God wants to be our dwelling place—through all of life’s phases and generations! Deuteronomy 33:27 says, “The eternal God is your dwelling place,    and underneath are the everlasting arms!” What good news: By making the Lord our dwelling place, we qualify for His everlasting arms, which never, ever fail! This doesn’t mean we will never see ____; what it means is that evil won’t win. Cancer is not the victor—Jesus is! Covid is not the victor—Jesus is! Rebellious family members are not the victor—Jesus is! No matter the difficulty, God is enough! In spite of the world’s emphasis on being captains of our own souls, that’s a terrible idea! We simply can’t; but God ___, and He does a masterful job. We just need to turn the pilot’s wheel of our lives over to Him! Verse 12 says, “Lord, teach us to number our days so we may gain a _____ of wisdom.” Many of us wake up with no more ambition than to just get through another day. Pastor Malcolm challenged us to reckon our days and take notice of them. He said we should get to the point where we awaken each morning praying: “Lord, thank you for the gift of this new day. Help me make the most of it!” After all, God IS enough! As the wonderful hymn declares, “How _____ is our God!”

           can                    Great                   dust                   evil                    heart                   remember           


Thank you to all who have been 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 after church. Let’s see how many we can fill by the end of this month! (Only 1 week left!)


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!


1. Pray for teachers and students—for their safety and for alert, focused minds.

2. Pray for peace and comfort for those in our church family and community who are facing health, housing, and financial uncertainties.

3. Pray for Midway and our sister churches as we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May we all, as one Body, pursue unity as we share the gospel with our community and world.

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

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

6. Continue to pray for our nations’ leaders and advisors, that they will look to the Lord for wisdom and strength.

                      SERMON SCHEDULE

                                                     October 24: Don Paige, Psalm 23:1-4; Romans 8:38-39

                                                     October 31: Ken Walugembe


  • 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: Tuesdays 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