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October 23, 2016
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.
ENCOUNTER MEETING: Have you ever wondered how to study the Bible or asked questions like:
• What does it mean?
• What is supposed to be taken literally and what is symbolic?
• What about all of the laws in the Old Testament?
• How do I figure out what the meaning is of certain passages?
Our current Encounter meeting is titled, "Bible Basics-How to Study the Bible." Our last class will be this Wednesday, from 6:30-8 PM. Everyone is invited to join in! If you have missed sessions, homework can be found on the Pastor's Blog on the church website.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you to everyone who made donations and helped pack boxes! You are bringing the gospel to unreached parts of the world!
CHURCH PRAYER: Summit Church will be praying for our country and the election at the end of the service today. It is so important that you stay and join with your church family in prayer.
GREAT OUTREACH TOOL: There are lots of "Trick or Treat" tracts on the Connections Table. Take as many as you can use and pass them out to trick or treaters. Give the kids a special treat-the gospel of Jesus Christ!
CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER: Ladies, age 5 & up, there are just a few spots left for the Christmas in November Party on Friday, Nov. 11, from 6:30-8 PM.
Cost is $5, due when signing up. Teens & girls are free. Bring a $5 wrapped gift and a Christmas card written for a lady or girl at the party (no name on envelope). An enticing array of sweet and savory snacks will be served. Wear festive Christmas party dress. Spend a relaxing evening with friends. Next Sunday is the last day to sign up.
DO YOU HAVE A NEED? We will be organizing Thanksgiving and Christmas help for the needy very soon. If you could use help with food or with Christmas gifts for your family, please contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
UPRISING: The fall youth retreat, Uprising, is coming up on Nov. 4-6, for grades 6-12. It will be held at Summer Scream Youth Camp in Rushville, IL. Details can be found at summerscream.org.
WAYS YOU CAN BECOME A VOLUNTEER: Here are a few places that currently need volunteers:
• Children's Church urgently needs one teacher and one helper and some stand by helpers
• Worship Team-bass player, guitar player, male singers
THANKSGIVING COMMUNION SERVICE: Summit Church will be having a Thanksgiving communion service on Sunday, November 24. It will be a Family Sunday; there will be thanksgiving testimonies and we will also partake of communion. The service will be followed by refreshments.
SUMMIT WEBSITE: Our website has information about the church, its programs, and links to mp3s of Pastor Terry's messages. You can also register for the Member's section, which has volunteer schedules and the monthly prayer calendar. Check out Summit Church on the Web – information is at your fingertips by visiting www.summitchurch.us.
Oct. 26 6:30-8 PM Bible Basics Encounter meeting
Oct. 30 Family Sunday
Oct. 30 Christmas in November final planning meeting after the service
Nov. 2 6:30 PM Ladies & Girls Christmas Art Night
Nov. 4-6 Uprising Youth Retreat at Summer Scream Camp
Nov. 6 Daylight Savings Time ends
Terry & Diane Scheel, Pastors
1037 New Sugar Creek Road. P.O. Box 430, Fenton, MO 63026
DOING A GOOD WORK~HELPING PEOPLE
Pray for Our Nation
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 NIV
…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 NIV
• Petition means to ask. God urges us to ask, and He is pleased when we do.
• Prayer is talking to God, anywhere, anytime, in any way.
• Intercession is praying for someone else. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ constantly intercedes for us (see Romans 8:34), so it pleases God when we intercede for someone else—including heads of state and others in authority—because we are doing what Christ does.
• Thanksgiving always pleases God, and the Bible specifically tells us to include thanksgiving when talking to God about those in authority.
We are to pray respectfully for leaders. "Show proper respect to everyone, ... fear God, honor the emperor" (1 Peter 2:17). We also pray knowing that God's Word says, "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes" (Proverbs 21:1, NASB).
Taken from Billy Graham's "How to Pray for Our Leaders" brochure
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:4-7 NIV