A WORD FROM BRO. JOE
Dear Church Family,
You were certainly missed by those who gathered to live-stream the service last Sunday. We praise God that none of us are experiencing any troubling symptoms that normally accompany COVID-19 and pray to receive good news regarding the test results in a few days. Our present plans are to hold in-person services moving forward; however, those plans may still be subject to change. Last week, we sent out over four hundred emails informing members that we were temporarily closing, due to health concerns. We also made phone calls to those who didn’t have email addresses. I think we only had four individuals show up who didn’t get the word. Thanks for your help in spreading that message. Please watch your email closely, especially during these uncertain times.
This past week, I was talking with someone troubled by difficult situations. He asked, “Brother Joe, has God forgotten me?” I answered his question with a resounding “NO!” God never forgets us, nor does He ever lose His desire to be in a relationship with us! God loves us! In Jeremiah 1:5, He proclaims, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Those of us who are unwavering in our convictions about the evil of abortion know that Psalm 139:13-16 says that God “knitted us together in our mother’s womb….” and that all our days were “written in God’s book before one of them came to be”. God has been planning our lives before we were even thought of by our parents. Isn’t that an amazing thing?!
The shepherd boy, David, was overlooked by his father. Instead of being called to meet with Samuel, alongside his brothers, he was left in the field tending sheep. David was only summoned after God had confirmed, one by one, that none of his brothers would be the next king. Also think about Gideon, who was hiding from the enemy when God called him to be a mighty warrior. God knew Gideon’s strengths and weaknesses better than anyone else. He knew Gideon in his entirety and bade him to go fight.
Regardless of your current situation, God sees you. Whether you are tending sheep or serving in the king’s court, you are not overlooked. God has not forgotten you and knows your purpose and capabilities. If you are feeling stuck or unsure, look to God. Depend on Him. He has made each of us with unique strengths and weaknesses, even if we cannot see or articulate them. Our best course of action is to trust in our loving Creator.
David Wilkerson, one of the greatest preachers of the modern era (in my opinion), wrote the following: “A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says, ‘I am nothing’. Rather he is someone who depends wholly on The Lord for everything, in every circumstance!” You are special to our Almighty God! Live like it and experience a victorious life!
I’ll be looking for you this Sunday at 10AM as we start a new series of sermons on all four chapters of Philippians. I will preach five messages on the first two chapters, and then Pastor John will preach five on the last two chapters. A good friend recently told me that Philippians might be his favorite book of the Bible! It is indeed a great one! Don’t miss this series we’ve entitled “Joyride”! Love always, Bro Joe
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
Family Game Night: THIS FRIDAY, July 17th, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a snack.
Men2Men Breakfast: Every second Saturday, 8:30-10:00 am, Fellowship Hall.
Resuming in the Fall: Wednesday Nights at the Summit Light Supper and Bible Study, Ladies Bible Study, DivorceCare, 2nd Sunday (food donations).
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”
On August 2nd, Kids Sunday School and Students Sunday Morning Bible Study will resume.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
– 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.
OFFERING AND TITHE: Can 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.
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.
Have a prayer request? Our prayer warriors stand ready to pray for you. Call the church office, 316-676-3004, to be put on the prayer list.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
Pastor Joe and Pastor John; “Joyride”
Pastor Joe, “Lessons from the Holy Land”, starting Sep 20th
UPCOMING BRANSON TRIP: 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 sign up by September 6th and/or contact Gary Crouse, 316-519-9042.
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 email@example.com
Have a great Lord’s Day!
Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS 67207