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A WORD FROM BRO. JOE

Hey Church Family,
While watching the news today, I was amazed at how ignorantly and flippantly people throw around the words liberty and freedom! It’s obvious they have no idea the price many Americans, throughout the past 244+ years, have paid for our freedom. They don’t have a clue what God’s Word says about the blessings and restraints He puts on genuine, joy-filled liberty in Christ. I find myself at times wanting to scream at the television, “Freedom does not give you the right to do everything you please; it gives you the liberty to do as you ought!” Frankly, I should never watch another minute of that kind of programming—it’s obviously not good for my blood-pressure—yet I feel responsible to know what’s going on in the world. Of course, whether or not any of us are getting a clear picture from the news media is definitely open for debate!

We’ve been studying the book of Philippians for the past four weeks and will continue for six more. In Philippians 4:8, Paul is directed by the Holy Spirit to write the following: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—mediate on these things.” Wow, following that command would pretty much eliminate 99% of a newscaster’s material, wouldn’t it?

Parents teach children about boundaries: moral, ethical, legal, courtesy, and safety boundaries. Boundaries are established because of man’s propensity to sin: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) Fortunately, the boundaries that surround what is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy are huge—seemingly limitless.

We can spend a lifetime pursuing things that are pleasing to God without running out of options. The danger is the heart: The heart wants to turn liberty into license. The heart says, “I’m free to do what I want!” But God says, “You’re free to do what I want.” And once we realize how big that freedom is, it’s hard to want anything more.

Don’t follow the world and confuse liberty in Christ with license for carnality. A lot of things are possible in life that are not edifying or wise (1 Corinthians 10:23). Our society is at war with itself! It’s a mess out there, in numerous locations, and it looks as though it might be visiting your/our neighborhood soon. Are you ready?

Every day it seems like I’m being asked the question, “What’s the world coming to?” What’s the world coming to? I’ll tell you. The world is coming to the day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord; to the Glory of God The Father! That’s what the world is coming to! And, you can bow now, or you will bow later. I pray Jesus is “Lord” of all who are reading this! I hope to see you this coming Sunday at 10AM.

Love always, Bro. Joe
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Reminders for attending Sunday worship:

  • We want to strongly advise those of you who have “symptoms” (fever over 100, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or have come into contact with anyone confirmed to have Covid 19 in the past 14 days) or are considered “at risk”, please stay home and live-stream;
  • Those who don’t mind wearing masks, please do so (remember, masks protects others more than they protect you). Please be sensitive to those around you;
  • As you enter the sanctuary you may pick up disposable communion elements and drop off your offering in the buckets;
  • No gathering for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall;
  • No community greeting time during the service;
  • If you want to tithe online, the kiosk and ipad will be available;
  • No persons coming to pray with those coming forward at the invitation time;
  • Our pastors will not be at the exits when you’re leaving;
  • Please dispose of communion elements in trash containers as you leave the sanctuary.

Here are the following ways you can join us online:  Our church website: http://www.summitchurchkansas.com/media/. Our Services start at 10am. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summitchurchkansas. On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/summitchurchks. If you have any questions about live-streaming please email summitchurchkansas@gmail.com.

Men2Men Breakfast: THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 8:30-10:00 am, Fellowship Hall. Speaker will be Peter Abood.

ATTENTION WOMEN OF WORTH (WOW) LADIES: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 12th, from 1:00-4:00 pm. WOW ladies will meet in the Fellowship Hall for a get-together.

Family Game Night: Friday, August 21st, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a snack.

Wednesday Night Light Supper and Bible Study resumes Sept 9th.

Ladies Bible Study: Resuming September 10th at 9:30am. We will be studying Psalm 23 with Jennifer Rothschild. Books will be available.

Sunday Morning Refreshments and 2nd Sunday (food donations) resume Sept 13th.

UPCOMING BRANSON TRIP: Sign up by September 6th to go to Branson on October 8-10, 2020. You’ll be staying at the beautiful Grand Victorian, attending the Grand Jubilee and seeing “Noah” at Sight and Sound. If interested please contact Gary Crouse, 316-519-9042.

Resuming in the Fall:  DivorceCare.

Honduras Mission Trip is postponed until April 2021.

Bible study classes at the church!
Sunday Mornings: 9:00-9:45:
Rm 103 David McMullin – “New Revelations in God’s Word”
Rm 105 Gary Crouse – “Jesus Calling”
Rm 106 Joan Hearne – “Authority of the Believer”
Rm 107 Keith Martin – “Book of John”

Kids Sunday School and Students Bible Study:  9:00-9:45.

Adult Worship and Summit Kids Church:  10:00-11:30

– “Online” Wednesday Night, 6:30-7:30 pm: Gary Crouse, “When God Speaks … I Am The Creator of All Things” Call him at 316-519-9042, gpcrouse@yahoo.com

– Keith Martin posts a new lesson from the study of John each week on his website and Facebook. The website and Facebook page are titled “The Master’s Class, Summit Church.” The link to the Master’s Class website is: http://www.maltym.podbean.com/.  The link to the Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/themastersclass/?ref=bookmarks.

Kids Ministry is on the lookout for some extra hands!  We are looking to find a few loving helpers for our preschool area as some of our regular volunteers are still unable to return to Summit Kids due to health conditions during the Corona Virus.  If you would be willing to help us out on a temporary basis, just once a month … we would be so happy! Please contact Deb Henry at deb@summitchurchkansas.com if you would like to inquire!

“Like and follow” our Summit Kids on Facebook at Summit Kids ICT. Check out all the fun activities and outreaches we are involved in – you’ll be informed and blessed.

OFFERING AND TITHECan be given: (1) through our website, www.summitchurchkansas.com, (2) mailed to Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207, (3) dropped off in our “locked” mailbox slot, (4) dropped off at the church during “temporarily changed” office hours (Tu-Th 9-4pm), or (5) credit and debit cards can be called in to the finance office or call Phyllis Crouse direct at 316-734-8438. Our bank deposits are made once a week.

Have a prayer request? Our prayer warriors stand ready to pray for you. Call the church office, 316-676-3004, to have your request put on the prayer list.

Communion:  We encourage you to participate in communion at home.  If you don’t have the normal elements we use at church, any liquid (to represent His blood) and any piece of bread or cracker (to represent His body) will suffice.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:

Pastor Joe and Pastor John: “Joyride”

Pastor Joe, “Fruit of the Spirit“, starting Sep 20th

Radio Outreach: “Summit’s Service” each Sunday, 10am on KNSS 1330 AM & 98.7 FM.

R E W A R D S: Thank you for your donations through the Dillon’s rewards program. For more info go to: www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email dcr@dillonstores.com

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207

316-676-3004

 

 

 

Sermon Notes Now available

Here are the sermon notes from Pastor Joe’s and Pastor John’s recent sermons:

Aug 2nd, 2020 Joy Ride “Understanding God’s Purpose”  (Pastor Joe)

July 26th, 2020 Joy Ride “Identify with Christ”  (Pastor Joe)

July 19th, 2020 Joy Ride “Focus on the Positive”.(Pastor Joe)

July 12th, 2020 Joy Ride “Pray for Thanksgiving”. (Pastor Joe)

July 5th, 2020 Stressed Out: ‘Enjoy The Journey”  (Pastor John)

June 28th, 2020 Stressed Out: ‘From Shepard to Chef” (Pastor John)

June 21st, 2020 “Stressed Out” Purposeful Valley   (Pastor John)

June 14th, 2020 “Stressed Out” Follow The Leader (Pastor John)

June 7th, 2020 “Stressed Out” Rest vs Restlessness (Pastor John)

May 31st, 2020 “Stressed Out 24/7 Shepard” (Pastor John)

May 24th, 2020 “God Is More 5” (Pastor Joe)

May 17th, 2020 “God Is More 4” (Pastor Joe)

May 10th, 2020 “God Is More 3” (Pastor Joe)

May 3rd, 2020 “God Is More 2”  (Pastor Joe)

April 26th, 2020 “God Is More 1”   (Pastor Joe)

April 19th, 2020 “Is There Any Hope?”  (Pastor Joe)

April 12th, 2020 “The Day That Changed Everything” (Pastor John)

April 5th, 2020 “Persevering in Uncertain Times”  (Pastor Joe)

March 29nd, 2020 “When You Are Afraid” (Pastor Joe)

March 15th, 2020 “The Lure”  (Pastor John)

March 8th, 2020 “Just Do It”  (Pastor John)

March 1st, 2020 “WiseUp”  (Pastor John)

February 23rd, 2020 “Outlook Determines Outcome” (Pastor John)

February 16th, 2020 God Questions “Can I Be Sure I Will Go To Heaven When I Die? (Pastor Joe)

February 9th, 2020 God Questions “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?”  (Pastor Joe)

February 2nd, 2020 God Questions “What are you Really Like?” (Pastor Joe)

January 26th, 2020 “Warfare & Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 19th, 2020 “The Way We Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 12th, 2020 “The Walk of Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 5th, 2020 “Weight of Worship”  (Pastor Joe)

December 29th, 2019 Crossing Our Jordan  (Pastor John)

December 24th, 2019 Christmas Eve “Joy to the World”. (Pastor John)

December 22nd, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Birth” (Pastor Joe)

December 15th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Parents” (Pastor Joe)

December 8th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Reality” (Pastor Joe)

December 1st, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Preparation”  (Pastor Joe)

November 24th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 2  (Pastor Joe)

November 17th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

November 10th, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

November 3rd, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 1  (Pastor Joe)

October 27th, 2019 Heaven; What We Do In Lift Echos in Eternity.  (Pastor John)

October 20th, 2019 Heaven; What Will We Do In Heaven?   (Pastor John)

October 13th, 2019 Heaven; Who Will Be In Heaven?  (Pastor John)

October 6th, 2019 Heaven; Can You Only Imagine?  (Pastor John)

September 29nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Develop inter Contentment (Pastor Joe)

September 22nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Always Be Honest  (Pastor Joe)

September 15th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Others Rights  (Pastor Joe)

September 8th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Maintain Sexual Purity (Pastor Joe)

September 1st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Human Life  (Pastor Joe)

August 25th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Honor Family Values (Pastor Joe)

August 18th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Take Time Off (Pastor Joe)

August 11th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Disciple Your Speech (Pastor Joe)

August 4th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

July 28th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly. (Pastor Joe)

July 21st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Establishing Your Priorities.  (Pastor Joe)

July 14th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father Lives in Another Realm (Pastor John)

July 7th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father’s in Charge  (Pastor John)

June 30th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He’s a Loving Father  (Pastor John)

June 23rd, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: No Limit to Our Fathers Knowledge (Pastor John)

June 16th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He is a Good, Good, Father(Pastor John)

June 9th, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

June 2nd, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

May 26th, 2019 Family Matters: Solving Family Problems (Pastor Joe)

May 19th, 2019 Family Matters: Love, Sex and Marriage. (Pastor Joe)

May 5th & 12th, 2019 Family Matters: Discipline That Works Part 1 & 2 Pastor Joe)

April 28th, 2019 Family Matters: Setting Your House in Order (Pastor Joe)

April 21st, 2019 Easter: It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming (Pastor Joe)

April 14th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor : We are both Warriors and a War Zone (Pastor John)

April 7th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor Part 2 (Pastor John)

March 31st, 2019 Under Attack? WWIII: The War on the Family (Pastor Joe)

March 24th, 2019 Under Attack: Armor Up Part 1 (Pastor John)

March 17th, 2019 Under Attack: Spiritual Warfare is Real! (Pastor John)

March 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Inspirational Comeback (Pastor Joe)

March 3rd, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Unstable Character (Pastor Joe)

February 24th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Impressive Courage  (Pastor Joe)

February 17th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peters Bold Confession  (Pastor Joe)

February 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People Peters Dramatic Call (Pastor Joe)

February 3rd, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges How to Release Your Regrets (Pastor Joe)

January 27th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to recover from Resentment (Pastor Joe)

January 20th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How To Handle Your Hurts (Pastor Joe)

January 13th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Remain Calm in a Crisis (Pastor Joe)

January 6th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Make It Through A Bad Day (Pastor Joe)

December 30th, 2018 The Perfect Storm (Pastor Joe)

December 23rd, 2018 Christmas Whom (Pastor John)

December 16th, 2018 Christmas Whoever (Pastor John)

December 9th, 2018 Christmas Whose (Pastor John)

December 2nd, 2018 Christmas Who (Pastor John)

November 25th, 2018 How To Survive Loneliness (Pastor Joe)

November 18th, 2018 Difficult People Forgiving The Cruel (Pastor Joe)

November 11th, 2018 Difficult People: Encouraging the Inconsistent (Pastor Joe)

November 4th, 2018 Battle For The Mind  (Pastor John)

October 28th, 2018 Difficult People: Confronting The Phony (Pastor Joe)

October 21st, 2018 Difficult People: The Critic (Pastor Joe)

October 14th, 2018 Summit’s Vision  (Pastor Joe)

October 7th, 2018 Fatal Flaws: Lust (Pastor Joe)

September 30th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Gluttony (Pastor Joe)

September 16th, 2018 Transformed  (Pastor John)

September 9th, 2018 If it is the Lord’s Will (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

September 2nd, 2018 Don’t Use Time Like A Fool (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 26th, 2018 How We Live Our Life Echos in Eternity (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 19th, 2018 King Solomon’s Spin on Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 12th, 2018 Re-prioritizing Our Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 5th 2018 Attitudes For Life Change (Pastor John)

July 29th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Greed  (Pastor Joe)

July 22nd, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Slothfulness  (Pastor Joe)

July 15th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Envy  (Pastor Joe)

July 8th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Anger  (Pastor Joe)

July 1st, 2018 Fatal Flaws - Pride  (Pastor Joe)

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