Loving God, Loving One Another, Loving the World

E-News – September 5, 2020

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Regathering with Care & Compassion

Our “together while apart” Sunday services, which currently combine sanctuary worshippers with online
worshippers, are going well! As we move into September, the weather will be changing. The church needs to
keep the doors open to circulate the air, so if you attend in person, be sure to bring a sweater.

Lori-Lee’s Corner

The church office here at Midway Community Covenant Church is a busy place! From piano tuning and fire
extinguisher checks to prayer requests and clothing bank donations, every day is different. There are so many
important connections being made from day to day and week to week. Thank you for praying for the presence
and work of Christ to be evident to all who call or come in to our office and church. One of this week’s
highlights was having people from our church come by to go for prayer walks in the neighborhood. What a
wonderful way to participate in the Great Commission!

Office Hours

The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Office phone number: 206-878-4861
Office email: office@midwaycovenant.org

Up-to-the-Brim Obedience!

Two weeks ago, Pastor Shaun preached about devotion to prayer (Step One). When we are a people of prayer
and dependent on the Holy Spirit, He will reveal the Church’s next steps and how we are to minister to one
another and to our neighbors. Last week, Pastor Shaun preached about up-to-the-brim obedience (Step Two).
He talked about the obedience of the servants at a wedding in Cana. When the wedding host told them to fill
the water jars exactly as Jesus instructed them to, the servants put aside their doubts and obeyed, not
reluctantly or with reservations, but with all-in obedience to Jesus’ instructions. They filled the jars to the brim
and presented it as wine to the Master of Ceremonies, who described it as the best wine at the wedding! May
we have up-to-the-brim obedience like those servants, and may we be watching to see how Jesus will reveal
his glory! Are you already praying with other people in the Body? Great! Are you interested in joining an
existing group or forming a new one? Contact the Office to get connected! Phone 206-878-4861, or email
office@midwaycovenant.org.

“Draw Closer”

In the recent Pacific Northwest Conference e-newsletter, The Catch, Superintendent Greg Yee once again
wrote an inspiring and timely article called “Draw Closer.” He wrote: We too often make assumptions and
react too quickly to people, without first having direct conversations. It is certainly easier to simply step away
when relationships get difficult; however, as Jesus’ followers, called to the work of reconciliation, we need to
draw closer, to take time to understand each other. Click on the link http://pacnwc.org/draw-closer/ to read
further!

Thank You

  • Terrence, a community member who comes by to help in whatever way is needed!
  • Clothing Bank volunteers who spent hours sorting and organizing the donated clothes in the clothing bank!
  • Church family who are coming by to do prayer walks in the community!

Prayer Concerns

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Colossians 4:2
  • Rosa Maria – experiencing kidney problems
  • Solomon – pray for conviction and a softened heart to come to know Jesus as his Savior
  • Pastor Deb – pray for healing for her
  • Louella – continued prayer for great granddaughter Ruby Irene. Pray for wisdom for the team of doctors.
  • Coe – a co-worker has a tumor on her brain and is having surgery September 21
  • Brosade, Sophia, Enrikae – for God’s blessing on their lives
  • Peggy – praise that her cough is nearly gone

This Week’s Sermon

“Something’s Got to Give!”

from John 4:46-54

Special Days

Birthdays

Rick Gettis, September 22

Anniversaries

none this week….