August 8, 2020
Love Offering for Jessica
If you’d like to express your gratitude for Jessica Garcia’s 6 years of ministry at Midway Covenant, there will be another opportunity to do so during the live-streamed service Sunday, Sunday, July 12. You can also send or drop off a gift to the office and it will be included, or click the link below.
Midway Covenant Readers
The Covenant Church was founded by people who gathered in homes to read the Bible and share reflections on what they read. Pastor Deb is convening a group based on this simple practice. Participants will read and discuss personal perspectives on the Scripture and what they hear it saying. We will start on July 14th, 2020 and meet on Zoom five Tuesday nights from 7pm – 8pm. Contact Pastor Deb for further information or to sign up.
From the Leadership Team
- Paul Hanson has resigned from the LT, as hearing on the online meetings created a challenge.
- The July 8 meeting was moved to Wednesday, July 15. Contact the Office if you have a question or concern for the Leadership Team to discuss.
for Bible Study & Prayer Ministry
The Women’s Prayer/Bible Study has been such a blessing to my soul. Thank you, Holly Dowsing, for your thoughtful, consistent, Holy Spirit guided leadership! I really appreciate the weekly prayer requests and insights from everyone. Isn’t it hope-bringing when someone shares a prayer need and we pray, and then maybe days or weeks later, an answer to the prayer is posted? Or it becomes a long-term prayer request and we continue to lift it up! Either way, it gives us the opportunity to connect on a consistent basis with God and one another. It brings to mind Acts 2:42:
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in breaking of bread and prayer.
In addition to the prayer ministry, the Bible Study and all the shared insights are also ministering to me. Your take-away from Acts 11 is just one example: “How do I respond when God changes the direction of my ministry?” This is powerful and reinforces to me how God through the Holy Spirit is speaking personally to you, and each one of us, as we dive into His Living Word each week. I so look forward every week to opening the group prayer/study email. It’s like unwrapping a present from God Himself! The evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in this group is overwhelming. The variety of insights from His Word, these fill my bucket! What an incredible group of God-seeking women! It is absolutely wonderful seeing so many sharings,
News from the ECC
On July 8, the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church announced its decision to sell its Chicago office building as a part of a new chapter moving forward. The Executive Board approved the decision to sell the 8303 W. Higgins facility in Chicago on June 27. The building was placed on the market this week. The Executive Board established a Location Advisory Committee, which will focus on researching and considering all options for what the Covenant workplace will look like in the coming months and years. Members of the committee include our own Superintendent Greg Yee, and Chair of the PacNWC Board Jim Sequeira.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
- For Vicki’s 3 year old son, Aaron, with Down syndrome.
- From Elena for Lilly, who has an MRI to check on size of tumor in her brain. Pray the tumor is GONE!
- Doctors discover the reason for continuing health issues for Mrs. Strub, experienced even after her heart procedure.
- For Bob: healing day comfort
- For Lynette, who has been given less than two years to live. Pray for her salvation.
- For reconciliation between Patrick and Alysa
- For children: Re’uven, Selah, Marcel, Sophia, Zakeem, and Nicholas
Dennis Brass for his ongoing loving attention to the Church grounds!
Lori-Lee Morse and Coe Scott for the in-depth cleaning and sorting in the upstairs classrooms!
July 12: “Stephen Problems in Family Living” – Acts 7:51-8:1
July 19 “Philip: Breaking Past Barriers” – Acts 8:26-40
July 26 – Pastor Shaun teaches on Acts 9:1-31
Ona Kelley – August 12
Peliah Kelley – August 12
Don Paige – August 13
John & Alison Pacunski – August 9, 1997
Larry & Mary Barnes – August 12, 1995