Summit News!


Hey, Summit Family, this afternoon (Wednesday) I will have the HONOR of leading a service of memory at Downing Lahey Funeral Home for our recently deceased brother in Christ, Leland Stevens. He was a very FAITHFUL member of Summit Church, The Downtown Church, and Central Christian. Leland was a wonderful personal friend and always a great ENCOURAGER to me, personally. I will miss him, greatly, but rejoice that he has now been REUNITED with his sweet wife, Esther, who preceded him in going to Heaven a few years ago. They spent over 60 years together here, but now will never be separated in eternity! What a GLORIOUS REUNION they shared this past week when Esther welcomed him on the other side!

The older I get the more of a “HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE” I have! With every year of my life that passes I find myself saying “Good-bye” to more and more of my family, my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ; those I dearly love! I REALLY MISS THEM! But I, daily, remind myself that God’s Word proclaims the very clear message that for the Christian, “to be ABSENT from the body is to be PRESENT with The Lord”! Oh, how I’m looking forward to that day when I will see them again, and be BACK IN THEIR PRESENCE, forever!! The message of the song we recently sang in church rings true; “WHAT A DAY, GLORIOUS DAY, THAT WILL BE!!”

Are you READY? Do you have that CERTAINTY? Do you have that ASSURANCE? I remind you it’s “ONLY SET IN STONE” through a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST! He “IS” the only way to Heaven! You can only get to “The Father” through HIM! I really don’t think anyone can enjoy a genuinely happy life here on this earth without KNOWING WHERE they are GOING NEXT! But, I meet and talk with people every day who are totally UNPREPARED! All they think and talk about are EARTHLY THINGS. They have no “HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE”; they are deceived into thinking they are going to live forever, HERE! They are “FOOLS”.  The Bible says; blinded to the REALITY of death! It’s a very sad condition, which exists all around us, and gets progressively more common every day! We’re ALL going to die, unless we’re living on the day Jesus returns to earth! BE READY, and if you’re not, GET READY! It is coming!!

This coming Sunday Pastor John begins a brand new series of  message entitled “THE GOD WHO WANTS TO FRIEND ME”! I’m very excited about these sermons Pastor John will present over the next five weeks! Those of us who attend here regularly know he’s a GREAT PREACHER! Use this excellent opportunity to invite and bring visitors to our church!! It can make an ETERNAL DIFFERENCE in their lives! Have a blessed week and I’ll look forward to greeting you Sunday!  Never forget I love you, Bro. Joe


Here’s what’s going on at the Summit:

VBS @ Summit starts July 22nd @ 6:00pm and runs through July 26th! Join us for a great time!! Click here for a video.

Sign up for VBS, “The Incredible Race”, Jul 22-26, TIME CHANGE NOW 6:00-8:30pm.  For info or to volunteer email

SPECIAL NIGHT OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP – Sunday night, June 30th, 6pm.

Game Night:  June 21st, 6:30pm, Welcome Center.

Men2Men:  2nd Saturday of the month, 8:30am


June 15th:  Swim party at Coach Schartz House   

July 16th:  Worlds of Fun

Aug 7th:  Back to school B A S H

Holy Land Trip with Pastor Joe Wright, Feb 23- Mar 4, 2020.  Call church office for details: 316-676-3004

Ladies Bible Study:  Is on Summer break and will resume in the Fall.

Wednesday Nights @ Summit:  On Summer break Jun 5th – Aug 7th.

Don’t miss a great opportunity of Sunday School classes starting at 9:00 AM:

– Nursery, Children’s, and Student Ministries

– Keith Martin: Studying the Book of John

– Gary Crouse: A Study of the Minor Prophets

– Joan Hearne: Engagement: Moving into the Spirit

– David McMullin: Study of Communion


June 16 – July 14: Pastor John; The God Who Wants to Friend Me

July 21-Sept 22: Pastor Joe; The Ten Commandments

Operation Christmas Child:  For JUNE, we are collecting TOYS (jump ropes, slinkies, balls, dolls, yoyo’s, play dough, etc).

APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019:  June 16, John1:19-34; 17,1:35-51; 18, 2:1-25; 19,3:1-21; 20, 3:22-36; 21, 4:1-42; 22, 4:43-54; 23, Luke 4:16-30; 24, Mark 1:16-39; 25, Luke 5:1-39; 26, John 5:1-47; 27, Mark 2:23-3:19; 28, Matt 5:1-16; 29, 5:17-30

 See You Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit


Sermon Notes Now available

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

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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