December 17, 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. 

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS FAMILY SUNDAY:  Join us for refreshments after the service today.  It's a great time to hang around and get to know someone new!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE:  On Christmas Eve, from 10-11 AM, Summit Church will have a Christmas Candlelight Service.  We encourage you to come, bring your family and honor God for His awesome gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

THANK YOU!  Thank you to everyone who provided a Christmas gift for someone in need this Christmas.  You have been a wonderful blessing!

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.  Pick up some extra tracts to put in your Christmas cards.

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.

NEED PRAYER?  Do you have a need in your life or a loved one you would like prayer for?  You are invited to come to the front of the church, after the service, to have someone pray with you.  

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY:  If a church service needs to be canceled due to inclement weather, a text will be sent out to the Summit members and a message will be left on the church answering machine.  It will also be listed on KSDK and on ksdk.com. 
YOU ARE NEEDED!  There are many opportunities to serve at Summit.  Check out the many ministries and outreaches that we have.  We are currently in need of Door Greeters.  

ENCOUNTER MEETING:  We will be starting the new year by studying the book of Hebrews. The book of Hebrews compares the old covenant with the new, showing how much better Jesus is.  Join us as we nourish our spirits with the word of God on Wednesdays, from 7-8 PM, starting Jan. 10.  Hebrews-Jesus is Better will be a great class!

WORSHIP GOD!  Did you know that Martin Luther required his whole church to attend choir practice?  He did this so that on Sunday mornings, the whole congregation could sing out to the Lord.  We encourage you to be familiar with the worship songs at Summit.  You can find a link to all of the songs we sing and new ones we will be learning at www.summitchurch.us/Worship

EASIEST MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH!  Did you know that 70% of Americans are on facebook?  Did you know that approximately 30% of newly married couple met on social media?  The harvest field is waiting for you!  On Summit Church's facebook page, we share the gospel, encouraging thoughts, songs we will be singing and church news.  In less than 5 minutes a day, or even 5 minutes a week, you can go to Summit Church Fenton on facebook and like and share the posts.  If you've been looking for a way to share the gospel, this would make a great and very easy start!  Be part of our Social Media Team!

JOIN IN THE FUN!  Jan. 7, after the service, we will be taking down the Christmas decorations.  Please sign up at the Connections Table if you will be joining us.  Sign up is really important so we have enough food for lunch!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec. 24  10 AM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Jan.    7  Christmas un-decorating after the service, lunch provided
Jan.  10  7-9  Hebrews-Jesus is Better Encounter meeting

Celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

JOY TO THE WORLD

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Isaac Watts wrote this song sometime around 1800.  It was his goal to make a singable version of Psalm 98, with a New Testament expression of praise for the salvation brought about when God came to earth through 
the incarnate birth of Jesus Christ.  
The music was written by George Handel.
When Isaac Watts was 7 years old, he wrote the following acrostic, 
spelling out his name:
I am a vile polluted lump of earth;
So I've continued ever since my birth;
Although Jehovah grace does daily give me,
As sure as this monster Satan will deceive me.
Come therefore, Lord, from Satan's claws relieve me.
Wash me in thy blood, O Christ,
And grace divine impart;
Then search and try the corners of my heart,
That I in all things may be fit to do
Service to Thee, and sing thy praises too.


DOING A GOOD WORK-HELPING PEOPLE