A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
Hey, Summit Family,
Oh, how I miss all of you!! After two weeks of “live-streaming” only, my heart aches to give each one of you a “big Bro. Joe hug”!! I know I couldn’t do that right now with the distancing necessary for safe health practices, but I hope all of you are joining us each Sunday morning via “live-streaming”. If you’re very limited in your tech skills, and don’t know how to get connected, please reach out for help! We, actually, have people at Summit who would be happy to call and “walk you through it!” It really does help greatly to feel connected to one another! Remember, it’s “not recorded”. We’re, actually, gathering early Sunday morning (9 of us this week) to be ready to bring you our worship service in “real time”, at 10:00AM. I want to, once again, thank those “very special” individuals, who enthusiastically serve us to make Sunday mornings happen. They love our Summit family, and we love and appreciate them. I was thrilled Sunday when someone shared the following testimony with me: Bro. Joe, I decided this morning to be certain “Jesus was in my boat”!! If you watched and listened, Sunday morning, you know what he meant. Hallelujah, that’s what it’s all about!
Brothers and sisters, these are very troubling times, in numerous ways! But, I want you to be comforted.
1 Thessalonians 4:18, says, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” A bit of Greek will help us understand how to comfort and encourage others. Begin with the word used by Jesus to describe The “Holy Spirit”: parakletos. “Para” means “alongside”, while “kaleo” means “to call.” So parakaleo means to come alongside another. That’s how Jesus described the ministry of The Holy Spirit (parakletos) — one who would come alongside believers after Jesus departed earth to be with the Father (John 14:16, 26;15:26; 16:7). By looking at the way various English versions of The Bible translate parakletos we get an idea of the ministry of The Spirit: helper (NKJV, NASB, ESV), counselor (HCSB), advocate (NIV, NLT), and friend (MSG). It can also mean Comforter, Intercessor, Strengthener, or Standby (AMP).
That’s what the Holy Spirit does for us: He helps, counsels, advocates, befriends, comforts, intercedes, strengthens, and stands by us! I love that translation! That’s what it means to be an encourager in all its various forms. And we can do the same for others. We can give them courage the same way the Holy Spirit encourages us.
If you see someone who is discouraged, allow the Holy Spirit to use you to restore their courage and confidence in God. The Holy Spirit is a model of encouragement. The church should be a community of encouragement! Are you, as a member of Christ’s Body?
This Sunday my message is a “A Call To Persevere” taken from Hebrews 10:19-25. Join us at real time – 10:00AM – as we worship, pray, and hear God speak to us from His Word on “live-streaming”. I hope you’ll join us, and know that all of you and your family members are in my prayers! Watch, closely, this week for opportunities to “Be Jesus” to those God places in your path. Love always, Bro. Joe.
Due to our worship service being suspended, until further notice, the following are ways you can join us: Our church website: http://www.summitchurchkansas.com/media/. 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.
IMPORTANT INFO FROM OUR TECH TEAM: As everyone knows the “use” of the internet has drastically increased just in the last few weeks. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
– If you have more than one computer and/or cell phone, each device takes up bandwidth of what your internet provider gives you. To get the best results, please use one device to watch the service.
– Next, please be patient. Given the traffic on the internet, and other variables, it may take a minute or two to “load” the page.
– The most stable internet browsers are Google Chrome and Safari. Make sure they are updated to the latest version.
– Finally, if you would like some help please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or Lalitta Blosser, email@example.com along with your phone # and we will try and help:
1. Which site were you trying to watch the service on? Facebook or the Church Website.
2. Were you watching on a computer or a phone? Any other information like make, model and approximate age of the device.
3. What internet browser are you using?
4. Who is your internet provider? Cox, ATT, other?
Communion: We encourage you to participate in communion at home using pieces of cracker (unleavened) and grape juice, etc.
OFFERING AND TITHE: Keeping our missions and ministries afloat, tithes and offerings can be given through our website, mailed (10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS 67207), dropped in our “locked” mailbox, or dropped off at the church during “temporarily changed” office hours (Tu-Th 9-4pm). Credit and debit cards may also be called in to the finance office. Any questions, don’t hesitate to call the church at 316-676-3004.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE: “ALL” POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Wednesday Nights at the Summit: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Ladies Bible Study: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Men2Men: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Family Game Night: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Normally every 3rd Friday, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall.
2nd Sunday: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our church has an opportunity to show our community some love. Every 2nd Sunday we will be collecting non-perishable foods to deliver to His Helping Hands or Moms Pantry.
Divorce Care Group: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Branson Trip: Information to come.
MISSION OF THE WEEK – Samaritans Purse is an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, gives them the opportunity to share the Gospel; the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
Pastor Joe, “Lessons from the Holy Land”
Pastor John, “Stressed out”
Pastor Joe and Pastor John; “Joy Ride”
Resurrection Day: April 12th
Patriots of Praise Mission Trip to WaKeeney: April 30th – May 2nd. We will leave Thursday night and return late Saturday afternoon. We have various projects we will be working on. For more information contact Pastor John Henry, 316-676-3004.
Summit Kids Ministry: There are lots of ways to be of help in our Kids Department! To inquire, please email Debbie Henry: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office!
“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.
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