A WORD FROM BROTHER JOE
Hey Summit Family,
Hey, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, after 12 days at Kansas Heart Hospital, they moved me three days ago to “Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital”, where they are “putting me through the ringer”, as we would say where I grew up in Kentucky! For those of you who are too young to remember “ringer style washers” you won’t understand what I mean by that statement. Old fashioned washing machines had a piece of equipment attached called a “ringer” that you would run your wet clothes through to squeeze out the excess water! This “rehab” is hard work, and they’re giving me about four hours of it per day!! It’s tough; it squeezes the energy right out of me!
However, it has, certainly, helped me sleep at night, and it’s exactly what I need to get back into fulfilling God’s call on my life! I expect to be here at least ten more days before going home. They ARE, finally, allowing me “15 minutes visits” from individuals other than family members. The facility is at W. 13th St. & Tyler Road and I’m in room # 207. If you want to stop by; if you have the time; I’ll enjoy very much seeing you! However, I know many of you are very busy with jobs and family commitments. Thank you for all the beautiful cards, emails, texts, and calls! I’ve been so blessed by your expressions of love and encouragement! Our Summit family is filled to overflowing with some of the warmest, most sweet spirited people I have ever known! Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being one of your pastors and, even more, your friend!
The last two Sundays I’ve been joining the worship service at Summit by “live-streaming”, and how exciting a time we’re living in as a congregation of our Lord’s Church! Every week attendance is growing and new “first time” visiting families are joining us!! I want to, once again, remind you how important a role YOU PLAY in whether or not they return! Please, go out of your way to greet and welcome them. Your smile, your handshake, your entire demeanor could determine whether or not they come back. Everywhere we go, WE represent Summit Church!!
Pastor John’s sermon this past Sunday was a “Grand Slam” home run!! With my situation these last two weeks, I’m sure you can totally understand how seriously I examined my life in considering “The Dash”; that period of time you live between birth and death! We weren’t responsible for the date we were “born”, and most of us will have nothing to say about when we “die”, BUT what we do with “the dash” we, totally, determine! My tombstone could have easily been chiseled two weeks ago with the dates 1943-2018, but God chose to give me more time to continuing making an impact for Him! What will YOU DO with the time you have left? I’m praying for every reader of these written words. Never forget, I love you, Bro. Joe
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
8:30-9:00 am –Fellowship time in the Welcome Center
9:00 am –Bible Study classes for all ages
10:00 am—Worship Service
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
The Fall Ladies’ Bible Study begins Sept. 13th. The study will be on the Book of Job–“A Story of Unlikely Joy” by Lisa Harper. Books are $13. Please See Faye Robertson or Rose Anne Frey to sign up. (Please sign up by August 19th.)
SAVE THE DATE – ALL CHURCH PICNIC, SEPTEMBER 16TH
Make plans to join us for an All Church Picnic, September 16th, Noon-2:30 PM. Please call the church if you have any large tents, to help beat the heat, and if you have the game, “Corn Hole.” Details to follow later.
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
The Men’s Breakfast is held the second Saturday of each month. All men are invited to attend.
MISSION PROJECT: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MONTHLY DONATIONS
In AUGUST we will be collecting school supplies for our Operation Christmas Child boxes. (pencils, sharpeners, erasers, pens, crayons, notebooks, rulers, etc.) There are decorated boxes in the front lobby of the church and in the welcome center, to place your donations.