Summit News!



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: Services start at 10am. On Facebook: On YouTube: If you have any questions about live-streaming please email

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 or Lalitta Blosser, 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.


Wednesday Nights at the Summit: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Ladies Bible Study: 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.


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.


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: 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:, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207





Sermon Notes Now available

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

April 5th, 2020 “Persevering in Uncertain Times”  (Pastor Joe)

March 29nd, 2020 “When You Are Afraid” (Pastor Joe)

March 15th, 2020 “The Lure”  (Pastor John)

March 8th, 2020 “Just Do It”  (Pastor John)

March 1st, 2020 “WiseUp”  (Pastor John)

February 23rd, 2020 “Outlook Determines Outcome” (Pastor John)

February 16th, 2020 God Questions “Can I Be Sure I Will Go To Heaven When I Die? (Pastor Joe)

February 9th, 2020 God Questions “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?”  (Pastor Joe)

February 2nd, 2020 God Questions “What are you Really Like?” (Pastor Joe)

January 26th, 2020 “Warfare & Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 19th, 2020 “The Way We Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 12th, 2020 “The Walk of Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 5th, 2020 “Weight of Worship”  (Pastor Joe)

December 29th, 2019 Crossing Our Jordan  (Pastor John)

December 24th, 2019 Christmas Eve “Joy to the World”. (Pastor John)

December 22nd, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Birth” (Pastor Joe)

December 15th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Parents” (Pastor Joe)

December 8th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Reality” (Pastor Joe)

December 1st, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Preparation”  (Pastor Joe)

November 24th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 2  (Pastor Joe)

November 17th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

November 10th, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

November 3rd, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 1  (Pastor Joe)

October 27th, 2019 Heaven; What We Do In Lift Echos in Eternity.  (Pastor John)

October 20th, 2019 Heaven; What Will We Do In Heaven?   (Pastor John)

October 13th, 2019 Heaven; Who Will Be In Heaven?  (Pastor John)

October 6th, 2019 Heaven; Can You Only Imagine?  (Pastor John)

September 29nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Develop inter Contentment (Pastor Joe)

September 22nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Always Be Honest  (Pastor Joe)

September 15th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Others Rights  (Pastor Joe)

September 8th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Maintain Sexual Purity (Pastor Joe)

September 1st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Human Life  (Pastor Joe)

August 25th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Honor Family Values (Pastor Joe)

August 18th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Take Time Off (Pastor Joe)

August 11th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Disciple Your Speech (Pastor Joe)

August 4th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

July 28th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly. (Pastor Joe)

July 21st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Establishing Your Priorities.  (Pastor Joe)

July 14th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father Lives in Another Realm (Pastor John)

July 7th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father’s in Charge  (Pastor John)

June 30th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He’s a Loving Father  (Pastor John)

June 23rd, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: No Limit to Our Fathers Knowledge (Pastor John)

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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