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October 4, 2015
WELCOME VISITORS! We are so glad you visited today. You are important to us! We hope you will be encouraged by the service today. If you are visiting for the first time, please fill out the visitor tab from the Welcome Brochure. You may take it to the Connections Table for a free gift.
MISSION SUNDAY: Today is Mission Sunday. Our missionaries need your support! Seek God about a special offering for missions each month. Summit Church helps support these missionaries:
Steve & Carolyn Chulick-Malaysia & India
Nahari & Lata Thorat-India
Rolando & Holly Hererra-Costa Rica & Central & South America
John and Shirley Cissell-Panama
Voice of the Martyrs
To find more about Summit Church's missionaries and to sign greeting cards for them, stop by the Mission Table. These cards are very important to the missionaries. There is also information on these missionaries on Summit's website.
HEART'S DESIRE: The Heart's Desire Fund is a special way to reach out in love to a woman on the mission field. Our current Heart's Desire lady is Lata Thorat. Lata and her husband minister in India. Her Heart's Desire is to have some furniture pieces and appliances. Donations can be made at the Mission Table. Summit Church blessed Lata 13 years ago with a Heart's Desire gift. She said it was the first time anyone had ever given her a gift.
ENCOUNTER MEETINGS: Join us on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 PM, for "Flowing with the Holy Spirit." We will learn how to lean on the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives. Read chapters 11, 12 & 13 for the next class.
HEALING TESTIMONIES: Did you receive healing during our special meetings? If so, let us know! Pick up a Healing Testimony form from the Connections Table, fill it out & turn it in as soon as possible. You may also email the church office at email@example.com.
KIDS GAME NIGHT: We're planning a fun game night for 1st-6th grade kids, on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6-8:30 PM. Parents, want to have a date night & not have to pay for a babysitter? Drop the kids off for a fun, supervised evening. All kids must be signed in and out. All workers are background checked.
LOVE PACKAGES: Do you have extra Christian books, bibles, teaching cassettes or CD's or music lying around the house? We will be collecting these items in Sept. & Oct. to send to love packages. Donations can be dropped off at the Connections Table by Oct. 25. Items are used in countries all over the world to share the gospel. See www.lovepackages.org for more info.
Oct. 7 6:30-8 PM Flowing with the Holy Spirit Encounter meeting
Oct. 11 Coffee Sunday
Oct. 16 6:30-8 PM Kids Game Night
Oct. 18 Church Prayer after the service
Oct. 25 Operation Christmas Child wrapping party and potluck after the service
Challenges in Missions Today
Spiritual challenge: More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in the previous 19 centuries combined.
People challenge: The remaining people groups and individuals tend to be in remote locations, have significant language and cultural barriers, practice religious fundamentalism, and are the most resistant to the gospel.
Political challenge: The countries with the most least-reached peoples tend to be the most closed to Christianity.
Missionary challenge: Over 87% of all cross-cultural missionaries labor among nominally Christian people groups.
Financial challenge: Out of every dollar of Christian giving to all causes less than one penny goes toward pioneer church planting among least-reached people groups.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Heb 13:16 NIV
DOING A GOOD WORK˜HELPING PEOPLE
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
A Higher Standard Women's Ministry will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child boxes. We will be making 10 boxes for boys 10-14 years old and 10 boxes for girls 10-14 years old.
If you would like to donate any items, please see the list below and drop items off at the Connections Table by Oct. 18. We are also in need of 4 more empty shoeboxes.
Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, wipes, etc.
Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.
*Appropriate candy includes candy corn, gummy bears, caramels, taffy, gum and Tootsie Rolls. For all of these, make sure that the expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week. You may not include Hershey Kisses, Snickers bars, or any other chocolate, fruit roll-ups, fruit snacks, or drink mixes such as Kool-Aid due to customs regulations.
Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans, glue, rubber balls, lip gloss.
For more ideas, go to:
Girls ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/occshoeboxes/shoebox-ideas-for-girls-10-14/
Boy ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/occshoeboxes/shoebox-ideas-for-boys-10-14/
Please sign up at the Connections Table if you are going to join us for the wrapping party/potluck on Sunday, Oct. 25, after the service.