A WORD FROM BROTHER JOE
Hey Summit Family,
Greetings In The Name Of Christ, my dear brothers and sisters! First, I must thank you for your prayers!! They have carried me through. On my 10th day in the hospital, this morning I sat and listened to worship and preaching from Shadow Mountain Community Church, with Charles Billingsly leading worship and David Jeremiah sharing The Word from his new series of sermons entitled “The God You May Not Know”. Today’s topic was “KNOWING A GOOD GOD” and it truly resonated with my heart. My many doctors, therapists, and nurses who came to visit my room expressed concern that I was “in pain”, due to the tears rolling down my cheeks, but they were, rather tears of overwhelming joy at HOW GOOD our Heavenly Father really is! And, He’s not just GOOD when we’re on the mountaintop, or when everything is going our way! He’s GOOD when we’re in the valley of depression, when we’re discouraged, even when we’ve lost our way! Have you ever thought about it: the same love, the same beauty, the same provision is provided to the “unjust”, and well as the “just”! He gives rain both to the good, and to the evil among us! Our God is no respecter of persons; He doesn’t play favorites! HE “IS” A “GOOD” GOD! I see His goodness all around me and I am so thankful! YOU are among those for whom I am most thankful! You pray for me, you support me, you love me in spite of my inadequacies. I am getting stronger. I am recovering. I serve a GOOD GOD, and GOOD PEOPLE. I’m much better!
I will probably leave the Kansas Medical Center within a few days and go to a rehab center for at least a week; maybe longer. Don’t think I’m going to overdo it, and come back too soon. I have a wife and daughter who will prevent that, I can assure you!
I love you, I miss you, and I appreciate all your messages of concern and encouragement. Please continue to pray for me. And, pray for John as he provides excellent leadership and preaching! He’s “A JEWELL” as you’re quickly finding out!
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
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.
SUMMIT GIFT STORE—BIG JULY SALE
The Summit Gift Store is having a big sale. The “Summit Wear” is now on sale, as well as a select group of books. If you have been intending to drop by and browse through the store, now is a great time! For those of you who are new to Summit, the Gift Store is located across the hall from the Worship Center. Also, if you might be interested in helping in the Gift Store, contact Claudia Germes at 316-253-6030 and she can give you more information.
MISSION PROJECT: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MONTHLY DONATIONS
In JULY we are collecting CLOTHING ITEMS for boys and girls ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14 (socks, underwear, shorts, shirts, dresses, shoes, flip flops, hat, scarves, mittens, etc.), for Operation Christmas Child. There are decorated boxes in the front lobby of the church and in the welcome center to place your donations. Thank you so much.