A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
Hey, Summit Family,
Did you know we are “BLESSED TO BLESS”? In Genesis 12:2 God says, “I will BLESS YOU and make your NAME GREAT; and YOU shall BE A BLESSING.” There’s an OLD HYMN that says, “COUNT your BLESSINGS, name them ONE BY ONE!” What if we CHANGED THE WORDS to: “COUNT your OBLIGATIONS, name them ONE BY ONE!” It doesn’t have a POETIC RING to it, but CONSIDER this: EVERY BLESSING is an OBLIGATION! It’s an OPPORTUNITY for SERVICE. When God GIVES US BLESSINGS, we become STEWARDS of those BLESSINGS.
Has He GIVEN you CHILDREN? What a BLESSING! But NOW you must SEEK to RAISE THEM in the NURTURE and INSTRUCTION of The Lord. Has He GIVEN you ABILITIES and TALENTS? You MUST USE THEM to STRENGTHEN OTHERS! Has He GIVEN you MONEY? You MUST use it WISELY and DEVOTE a PORTION OF IT to the EXPANSION of The Kingdom! Has He BESTOWED good HEALTH? Remember that YOUR BODY is the TEMPLE of The Holy Spirit, and He LONGS to LIVE HIS LIFE through YOU! Has God GIVEN you a PLACE of LEADERSHIP? Be FAITHFUL and DILIGENT, and lead PRAYERFULLY and WISELY.
One of the GREAT SECRETS of FULFILLMENT is RECEIVING God’s BLESSINGS. Another is REMEMBERING He BLESSES US so WE will BE A BLESSING to OTHERS!
Pastor Rick Warren at SADDLEBACK CHURCH in Southern California, who authored the BEST SELLER “The Purpose Driven Life”, says “The BIBLE TEACHES US that we are BLESSED not just so that we can FEEL GOOD, not just so we can be HAPPY and COMFORTABLE, but so that WE will BLESS OTHERS!” He’s EXACTLY RIGHT! Are YOU a BLESSING?
We, here at SUMMIT, are certainly BLESSED to have PASTOR JOHN, and his AWESOME ABILITIES to IMPART GOD’S WORD! Don’t miss the THIRD message from his PRESENT SERMON SERIES on “HEAVEN” this Sunday at 10 AM. We’ll be LOOKING FOR YOU; don’t disappoint us! And, never forget HOW MUCH YOU ARE LOVED! Have a BLESSED WEEK! Bro. Joe
Here’s what’s going on at the Summit.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month – luv on em.
Check out our Gift Shop. There’s a gift for everyone.
Wednesday Nights at the Summit: Light supper 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6:30 PM. David McMullin teaching, “Treasures of the Tabernacle”.
Ladies Bible Study: Every Thursday, at 9:30 AM. Studying 1 Peter, “A Living Hope in Christ.”
November 9th: Speaker Jackie Minnis, “His Helping Hands”
ATTENTION MEN: Patriots of Praise Mission Trip to WaKeeney, KS, October 24th thru 26th. Please call Pastor John at the church office for details, 316-676-3004.
Game Night: Every 3rd Friday, next one October 18th, 6:30 PM, Fellowship Hall. Please bring a snack.
Baptism Sunday: November 3rd. Call church office to sign up, 316-676-3004.
COMING SOON on Wed nights, Divorce Care Group. Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce; you don’t have to go through it alone. For more information visit www.divorcecare.org. If you would like to be a partner on this leadership ministry team please contact the church, 316-676-3004.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning:
Classes for Nursery, Kids, and Students
Classes for Adults:
– Rm 103, David McMullin: Studying “1, 2 and 3 John”
– Rm 105, Gary Crouse: “When God Speaks”
– Rm 106, Joan Hearne: “Promises of Proverbs”
– Rm 107, Keith Martin: “Book of John”
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
October: Pastor John series; “Heaven; Setting Our Hearts on Things Above”
Oct 20th: “What Will We Do in Heaven”
Oct 27th: “What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity”
– November: Pastor Joe Wright; “Money Matters”
– December: Pastor Joe Wright, “The Promise of Christmas”
Operation Christmas Child: It’s time to fill your boxes and bring them to the church. Don’t forget to include the filled-out brochure and the $9 shipping fee. We still need hygiene items (soap, combs, brushes, band aids), notebooks, backpacks, and small musical instruments (harmonica). Remember items need to fit in the shoe box. A “personal note” and photo is always nice to include. PACKING DATES: Oct 24th, at 1pm, Fellowship Hall, and possibly Oct 31st if needed. For more info: www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.
APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019: Oct 16, Acts 7:1-19; 17, 7:30-60; 18, 8 :1-25; 19, 8:26-40; 20, 9:1-19; 21, 9:20-31; 22, 9:32-42; 23, 10:1-23; 24, 10:24-48; 25, 11:1-18; 26, 11:19-29; 27 , 12:1-25; 28, 13:1-12; 29, 14:1-28; 30, 15:1-21; 31, 15:2-41; Nov 1, 16:1-15; 2, 16:16-40
R E W A R D S: Want to donate your Dillon’s rewards to Summit Church? For more info go to: www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See You Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit