- Tuesday, July 12 – Feeding the Hungry! Leadership Team Meeting!
- Saturday, July 16 – Engaging Homelessness Workshop!
- Sunday, July 17 – Midway’s Semi-annual Meeting!
NEEDS IN THE CHURCH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
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. If you’re available to help Dennis out, come by during the week. You’ll get the added blessing of his company!
Rides to church: If you are interested in providing transportation, even once a month, for one or more of our homebound, please call the office to let us know.
A TRAINING/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY!
- Last week Pastor Shaun preached on Romans 8:16-30. In this passage, the Apostle Paul exhorts the believers in Rome to remember who they are and whose they are.
- As Pastor Shaun said, this world is definitely not LEGOLAND, where everything is awesome and wonderful, and everyone follows the _____! On the contrary, Paul speaks from personal experience about the daily battle it is to resist the temptations that surround us in this world.
- WHO we are: Citizens of heaven! From the moment we turn our lives over to Christ, we relinquish ____________ with this world and become citizens of heaven!
- Our priorities shift from satisfying the desires of the flesh to living for God’s Kingdom through the power of the Holy ______.
- Our focus is not on perfecting our earthly bodies or accumulating earthly possessions, because we will leave those all ______. Our inheritance is not meant to be in this world; it’s in Christ!
- Our priority in life is serving the Kingdom of God and using our resources to spread the ______ and minister to one another! As the song says, “They’ll know we are Christians by our love!”
- WHOSE we are: Children of God! As God’s children, we have a heavenly Father who sits on ____ and is attentive to our every cry.
- Through all the messes, heartaches, and losses that life brings, we don’t have to live in fear or despair.
- We walk in confidence, because our God is with us! As the song declares, “I will ____ upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised! So shall I be safe from my enemies. I will call upon the Lord!”
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DONATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE
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
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!
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…
Question: Do they allow loud laughter in Hawaii?
Answer: No, just Aloha.
|AN UPDATE FROM CARENET OF PUGET SOUND |
By Dave Mitchell, Executive Director of CareNet
Dear partner in ministry,
Rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may also rejoice with great joy when his glory is revealed…So then, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good. —1 Peter 4:13,19
As many of you know, pregnancy care centers have been targeted and vandalized since the overturning of Roe v Wade last month. At one of our centers, employees arrived one morning last week to find broken windows and a spray-painted message: “If abortions aren’t safe, you aren’t either.” Within an hour of discovering the vandalism, fellow Christians and community members showed up with support and encouragement. Volunteers cleaned everything up in time to open and serve clients that day. The landlord offered assistance and support, and several neighboring businesses brought help and encouragement. All of this happened before the arrival of the first client of the day. When she arrived, everything was ready, and she was warmly welcomed into our center. We are saddened that any group or person would choose to use vandalism, intimidation and threats of violence to try to make a point. We believe people who commit such crimes do not understand what we do and do not understand that in hurting us, they ultimately hurt the vulnerable women and families we are serving.
Please pray for us as we continue the work we have been doing for the past 40 years – providing free, compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental care to every woman who walks through our doors.
Pray that the increased vandalism does not deter anyone from finding support during their pregnancy.
Pray for our workers, that we would stay close to the Lord and serve him faithfully.
for wisdom for our leadership as we navigate these turbulent times.
Pray for the people who vandalize these centers. Pray they find Christ and discover the love He has for them and for every born and unborn image bearer of God.
Pray for our state and country. We are not the first ministry to experience attacks and we know we won’t be the last.
Pray that Christians in our communities overcome evil with good.
1. Praise for Romans 8:16, “The extreme sufferings of this present time are nothing compared to the glory to come!”
2. Pray for the six new believers who gave their hearts to Jesus during the community outreach a week ago.
3. Pray for the growing Men’s Group that meets on Thursday nights.
4. Keep praying for the situation in Ukraine.
5. Keep praying for our Midway family and friends who have health issues. Pray for healing of spirit, mind, and body, and for God’s comfort and peace.
6. Keep praying for the light and love of Jesus to shine to our Midway neighbors as we feed the hungry from our parking lot on Tuesdays.
7. Pray for strength, health, and protection for the first responders & front-line workers in our communities.
8. Keep praying for our nations and leaders around the world.
July 10: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 8:31-39
July 17: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 9:1-33
July 24: Rev. Shaun Higgins, Romans 10:1-21
CHURCH & OFFICE INFORMATION
- The Church Office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m.
- Office phone number: 206-878-4861 // Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Men’s Bible Study Breakfast Group: Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Tuscany’s in Des Moines
- Men’s Group: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.