E-news for September 25 – October 1, 2022

• Saturday, September 24 – Playground Work Day!
• Tuesday, September 27 – Feeding the Hungry!
• Wednesday, September 28 – Women’s Group!
• Thursday, September 29 – Men’s Group!
Christmas Cantata at Showare!


Our 7-week Fall series is underway! In this series, we are examining the
transformative work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. By the very
presence of the living God now dwelling within us, we begin to change into his
image! While only God can cause this growth, we are called to work with the
Spirit in this lifelong process of transformation. Where are you in this process?
Using Ephesians 4-5 as our text each week, we will gently and courageously
look at our “old self” compared to our “new self” in light of our ultimate goal of
walking and talking like Jesus. Each week we will look at the spectrum of negative versus positive habits and
Biblical characters who displayed them. Come with open hearts to the ongoing work of the Spirit who is
transforming us into Jesus’ image with ever-increasing glory! Please join us on Sundays at 8:45 a.m.


Let’s study God’s Word and pray together! Mug ‘N Muffin is an
opportunity for women to gather each Wednesday from 10 to
11:30 am to do just that. We will be studying the Gospel of
Luke for five months (breaking for holidays), using a NavPress
Life Change booklet. Women are welcome to choose their
personal level of engagement—from just showing up on
Wednesday to deeply exploring the text. Booklets will be in the
Church Office. See you on Wednesday! Facilitator: Ruth Hill

How much do you remember? Fill in the blanks from the box below.
• Last Sunday, Pastor Shaun preached from Romans 14:14-23. In this passage, the Apostle Paul is calling us
to walk in _ by considering the needs and struggle-areas of those around us. • When we knowingly antagonize someone and cause them distress by what we eat or drink, that isn’t love. • When we deliberately cause someone to in their walk, that isn’t love.
• In fact, verse 15 warns us against behaving in ways that can “destroy someone for whom Christ died.”
• Paul urges us to stop focusing on what we (and others) eat and drink and to ourselves instead to
living lives of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!
• Verse 19 says that it pleases God when we pursue harmony in the church and strive to build each other up.
• Philippians 2:4 says, “Each of you should not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of
• Pastor Shaun reminded us that we will
bow before the judgement seat of Christ to give account for
what we have done.
• He exhorted us to run after, and deliberately pursue, God’s peace.
• He said, “Don’t drag others down by finding fault. Instead, build each other up. godly love.”
• He encouraged us to sit down to meals, not with the primary goal of filling our plates and our ___
but rather to share with those at our table about the life and love of Jesus!
all devote Pursue love stomachs look stumble

OCTOBER 16…Mark your calendars! Save the Date!! Craig Hamlow, a Mission Aviation Fellowship missionary
supported by Midway Community Covenant Church, will be here with us for our Sunday service on the 16th!
During our fellowship after the service, he will show the MAF movie, The Ends of the Earth. I (Brad Hill) have
seen this trailer…you should too.!! It is awesome! Do plan on coming!

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 our worship team!
Feeding the hungry: Volunteers are welcome as we prepare and serve up meals for our community!
Outdoor Volunteers: We have several projects in the works here at Midway.☺ Your help is welcome and
greatly appreciated!
Playground Work Day: On Saturday, September 24, we will be working on the playground. We invite you to
come prepared to roll up your sleeves and lend a hand – whether for 30 minutes or 3 hours!


Continue to pray for the Men’s Group that meets on Thursday nights.

Continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine.

Keep praying for our Midway family and friends who have health issues.

Keep praying for the light and love of Jesus to shine from our church family to our Midway neighbors!

Pray for strength, health, and protection for the first responders & front-line workers in our communities.

Keep praying for the nations and leaders around the world.

September 25: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 15:1-13
October 2: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 15:14-33
October 9: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 16

• 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: Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. in parking lot
• Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
• Men’s Morning Bible Study: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s
• Men’s Group: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Prayer Room