April 30, 2017

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. 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER:  The National Day of Prayer is May 4. Stop by the display for the National Day of Prayer.  Get some great info on what to pray and how to pray for our country.

FAMILY SUNDAY:  You are invited to join us after the service for refreshments.  Stay and talk awhile!

ALTAR WORKER'S MEETING:  There is a meeting for all Altar Workers, today, after the service, in the Youth Room.

ENCOUNTER MEETING:  Our next Encounter meeting will be a study on the book of Colossians.  "Colossians-Jesus is Enough" will meet on Wednesdays in May, from 7-8 PM. The main topic of the book of Colossians is Jesus.  Can you think of anything better to do on a Wednesday evening than study about Jesus? The first session is this Wednesday!

GIVING:  For your convenience, Summit Church offers online giving and text to give.  You may text the amount you'd like to give to 314-888-9741 or go to summitchurch.us and click "Giving" on the menu bar.

WIFI:  We have guest wifi available for your Bible apps.  Log on to SummitGuest.  The password is 1412Hawkins.  

MONTHLY SCHEDULES:  Your May schedules and Prayer Calendars are ready!  These may be found on Summit's website at www.summitchurch.us/Ministries.

WEBSITE:  Summit Church's website has undergone a complete overhaul.  Check out the new site at summitchurch.us.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Ladies!  Our next A Higher Standard at Work will be on June 3, from 11:45-3, at the Missouri Baptist Children's Home's Strawberry Festival Fundraiser.  This event is held at the First Baptist Church of Arnold.  We will be assisting with the quilt auction.  The funds from this event help minister to many young women and babies.  Sign up at the Connections Table to help.

SHARING JESUS:  We are sharing the gospel through the passing out of tracts.  Pray over your tracts!  Pray that God will direct you to the right people to give them to. Continue to pray for boldness and the direction of the Holy Spirit as you share Christ.    "Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold." 2 Cor 3:12-13  NIV

INTERESTED?  If you would like to join a wonderful group of people who serve the Lord at Summit, you may fill out a Volunteer Connection, found on the Connections Table.  Serving in the local church is an awesome opportunity and is a great way of getting to know people!

ADOPT AN ISLAND:  Adopt-an-Island is a volunteer program that helps with the maintenance of the landscaping areas of the church grounds, mainly weeding.  Volunteers choose an area and commit to keep the area weeded weekly throughout the growing season.  This program does not require you to purchase anything.  Commitments can also be made for shorter periods of time or to help when someone goes on vacation. We need lots of helpers!  Info fliers are on the Connections Table.  See Pastor Diane if you are interested. 

April 30  Altar Worker's Meeting in Youth Room
April 30  Family Sunday
May   3  7-8 PM Colossians: Jesus is Enough Encounter Meeting
May 15  9-3  Prison Ministry with Joyce Meyer Ministries
May 26  7-9 PM anti-Gravity Teen Night


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Please don't take this National Day of Prayer or any of our religious liberties for granted.  They are being challenged every day.  Pray on May 4, 2017 for America.   For more information, stop by our National Day of Prayer display and pick up a brochure that guides you in praying and share it everywhere you go.  We also have special tracts aimed at praying for America.  

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God's mercy upon them, and give thanks.  Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity.  This is good and pleases God our Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.  1 Tim 2:1-4  NLT

American Presidential quotes:
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."  
~ George Washington

"We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!"  ~ John Adams

"The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart."  ~ Thomas Jefferson

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."  ~ James Madison

"Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land."  ~ James Monroe

"The Bible is the first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention." ~ John Quincy Adams

 "We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." 
~ Abraham Lincoln