A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
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 email@example.com
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
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:
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
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
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). www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
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