A WORD FROM BROTHER JOE
Dear Summit Family, this past Sunday we talked about our “VISION” for Summit Church. I think we all would agree we want to see our congregation GROW, both “NUMERICALLY” and “SPIRITUALLY”! We want to reach the lost; those who don’t know The Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior; with The Gospel (the Good News) which assures all of us that through Christ’s blood, given on the cross, we can be forgiven of all our sin! “Old things can pass away…all things can become new!” A person can be “BORN AGAIN” and become an “adopted child of God, and a member of His family. That’s THE GREATEST NEWS, ever!!
Then we want to see all of Summit’s family members become “authentic followers of Christ!” We desire that every person who calls Summit their church home be a genuine “Disciple of Jesus”, studying and applying His teachings to their daily walk; actually, living for Christ; sharing their testimony with everyone they meet. We agreed Sunday that we should “PREACH THE GOSPEL EVERYWHERE WE GO, AND WHEN NECESSARY USE WORDS!” Every person God puts in our path must SEE JESUS in our actions, as well as HEAR ABOUT HIM through our words.
We ended our “Vision Sunday” talking about the lack of LOST PEOPLE attending our worship services each Sunday. We were ALL challenged to do our part in bringing those we KNOW, who need to hear The Good News about Jesus, to 10225 E. Kellogg Ave. on The Lord’s Day, at 10:00AM.
In closing Sunday I shared “HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH”.
#1 – Begin by PRAYING CONSISTENTLY! I asked you to “pick 5 unbelieving friends and pray for them on a regular basis!”
#2 – Learn to SPEAK WITHOUT WORDS, by serving! I explained that we need to “look for opportunities to help in practical ways. Begin with being kind, and then show Christ’s love for all!”
#3 – SPEAK UP when the time is right. I understand that “talking about God can be intimidating”, but when we commit to praying and serving, God will SHOW UP and TELL US what we need to say! He May lead you to:
• Tell them you are a Christian • Ask about their spiritual beliefs • Invite a friend to church • Share your faith story — “how” and “why” you follow Jesus • Share the Good News about Jesus • Ask them if they’d like to become a Christian?
If we ALL JOIN TOGETHER, and DO OUR PART, we can see Summit Church; more importantly God’s Kingdom; multiply right before our eyes!! These are exciting times! Don’t miss them! I’ll be looking for you this Sunday as I begin a new sermon series called, “How To Get Along With Difficult People.” This week’s title – ANSWERING THE CRITIC – Never forget, how much I love you, Bro. Joe
P.S. And, please, don’t forget to keep Pastor John’s health in your prayers! Thanks.
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
JOIN US FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE SUMMIT
5:30 pm—6:15 pm Light Supper in the Welcome Center
6:00 pm—Choir rehearsal in the Worship Center
6:30 pm—7:30 pm Classes for adults, children and youth
The Men’s Breakfast is the 2nd Saturday of each month in Summit’s Welcome Center. All men are invited to attend.
SENIOR ADULT GAME NIGHT
The Senior Adult Game Night is the 3rd Friday of each month, 6:30 pm in Summit’s Welcome Center. All ages are invited to attend. Bring a snack to share.
MISSION PROJECT: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES
We only have 14 boxes that need to be picked up, filled and returned by Oct 28th. These 14 boxes are partially filled and need to be added to for ages 2-4 (7 boys and 7 girls). Items such as wash cloths, small hand towels, socks, clothes, shoes, toys are ideas to add to your box. Don’t forget to add $9 to cover shipping. Please No candy, food, toothpaste, liquid items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, military figures; breakable items such as snow globes or glass container, aerosol cans, etc. Check out this website for suggestions. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions.
There won’t be another packing party because “you rocked” on Oct 18th and filled over 100 boxes! THANK YOU to all those that volunteered to help pack, donated money and contributed many wonderful items throughout the year. Remember, all boxes need to be delivered to the church by Sun., Oct 28th. Thank you so much for being a part of this great ministry.