Summit News!

 

Hey, Church Family, I finished my sermon series God Is More … this past Sunday, stressing how loving our Heavenly Father is to all of us! I used as my text my favorite parable told by Jesus; “The Prodigal Son” recorded in the 15th chapter of Luke. This “earthly story with a heavenly meaning” is all about forgiveness.

Frankly, Matthew 6:14, is a verse of scripture we should all memorize. Do you know what it says? It is a quote from Jesus. “For if you forgive men their trespasses (sins), your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” This verse is a reminder of the importance of forgiving others, but if we only focus on what God will withhold from us, if we do not forgive, we neglect the role our spirit plays in forgiveness. Humility, compassion, and wisdom are necessary in the giving and receiving of forgiveness. The truth that each and every person has sinned and fallen short reminds us that everyone has a substantial debt they cannot pay.

When our spirit is consumed with grudge holding, toxic emotions cripple us. Indignant judgment, poisonous anger, frustration, and bitterness aim to take up permanent residence within. The crushing result is a diminished ability to receive forgiveness. We descend into a tailspin of negative thoughts and emotions. With all our energy focused on the perpetrator, we forget our own debts.

God’s generosity is an invitation to be forgiven and set free. When we forgive others, we experience that freedom once again. Instead of carrying the weight of an unforgiving spirit, you can know the light, love, and freedom that comes from passing on the forgiveness you have obtained. Never forget, you will be forgiven as you forgive. That’s what Jesus said.

I’m very excited about us gathering this coming Sunday for the third time since we closed on March 15th. I’ve witnessed our church family behave very responsibly these last two weeks by “distancing”, and abiding by the requests we’ve made to safeguard those attending. Thank you! Many continue to stay home and join us online, and that’s fine. We don’t want anyone attending who shouldn’t.

Pastor John will begin a fantastic series of sermons this weekend entitled “Stressed Out”! What subject could be more relevant, today? I’m excited and very thankful to serve with this great preacher! Yes, I’m prejudiced, but truthful! Don’t miss these messages. You will be blessed! Love always, Bro. Joe
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Reminders for attending Sunday worship:

  • We want to strongly advise those of you who have “symptoms” (fever over 100, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or have come into contact with anyone confirmed to have Covid 19 in the past 14 days) or are considered “at risk”, please stay home and live-stream;
  • Those who want to wear masks please do so;
  • As you enter the sanctuary you may pick up disposable communion elements and drop off your offering in the buckets;
  • No gathering for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall;
  • No community greeting time during the service;
  • If you want to tithe online, the kiosk and ipad will be available;
  • No persons coming to pray with those coming forward at the invitation time;
  • Our pastors will not be at the exits when you’re leaving;
  • Please dispose of communion elements in trash containers as you leave the sanctuary.

Here are the following ways you can join us online:  Our church website: http://www.summitchurchkansas.com/media/. Our 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 summitchurchkansas@gmail.com.

“ALL” POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (other than online Bible Study classes): Sunday Schedules/Activities, Wednesday Nights at the Summit, Ladies Bible Study, Men2Men, DivorceCare, Game Night, 2nd Sunday (food donations).

OFFERING AND TITHE: Can be given: (1) through our website, www.summitchurchkansas.com, (2) mailed to Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207, (3) dropped off in our “locked” mailbox slot, (4) dropped off at the church during “temporarily changed” office hours (Tu-Th 9-4pm), or (5) credit and debit cards can be called in to the finance office or call Phyllis Crouse direct at 316-734-8438. Our bank deposits are made once a week.

ONLINE BIBLE STUDY CLASSES. If you would like to participate, please contact the following leaders or refer to the links:
– Sunday Mornings 8:45-9:30: Joan Hearne, “Think on These Things”. Call her at 316-644-8103 or jhearne@cox.net
– Tuesday Night, 6:00-7:30 pm: Joan Hearne, “Blueprints For Success”
– Wednesday Night, 6:30-7:30 pm: Gary Crouse, “When God Speaks … I Am The Creator of All Things” Call him at 316-519-9042, gpcrouse@yahoo.com
– Thursday afternoon, 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Joan Hearne, “Blueprints For Success”
Keith Martin: He posts a new lesson from the study of John each week on his website and Facebook. The website and Facebook page are titled “The Master’s Class, Summit Church.” The link to the Master’s Class website is: http://www.maltym.podbean.com/.  The link to the Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/themastersclass/?ref=bookmarks.

Communion:  We encourage you to participate in communion at home.  If you don’t have the normal elements we use at church, any liquid (to represent His blood) and any piece of bread or cracker (to represent His body) will suffice.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:

Pastor John, “Stressed Out”, starting May 31st.

Pastor Joe and Pastor John; “Joy Ride”

Pastor Joe, “Lessons from the Holy Land”

** Registrations begins now for KIDS CAMP 2020!  Kids Camp will be the weekend of July 24th – 26th at Wheat State Retreat Center in Augusta … and is for kids who have completed 1st – 5th Grade!  Registration Forms will be available at the front lobby this Sunday!  The cost is only $25 per camper if you register by June 28th!  Debbie Henry will be available at the front desk if you have any questions regarding Kids Camp.  Please grab some registrations forms and get them to your kids, grandkids, and neighbors! It’s going to be a blast!

Summit Kids Ministry:  There are lots of ways to be of help in our Kids Department! To inquire, please email Debbie Henry: deb@summitchurchkansas.com 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 dcr@dillonstores.com

Have a great Lord’s Day!

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

316-676-3004

 

 

 

Sermon Notes Now available

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

May 17th, 2020 “God Is More 4” (Pastor Joe)

May 10th, 2020 “God Is More 3” (Pastor Joe)

May 3rd, 2020 “God Is More 2”  (Pastor Joe)

April 26th, 2020 “God Is More 1”   (Pastor Joe)

April 19th, 2020 “Is There Any Hope?”  (Pastor Joe)

April 12th, 2020 “The Day That Changed Everything” (Pastor John)

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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