Summit Church
Weekly Bulletin

Welcome to Summit Church!
February 26, 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. 

WIFI:  We have guest wifi available for your Bible apps.  Log on to SummitGuest.  The password is 1037summit.  This password will be changed from time to time, so check the bulletin.

ENCOUNTER MEETING:  Galatians-Faith & Freedom, starts this Wednesday evening, at 6:30.  This Bible Study will focus on the vitals truths Paul addressed in the book of Galatians and how those truths apply to us today.  Start reading the book of Galatians to get ready!  Each evening will include a time for questions and answers.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Len Mink will be ministering in music for the entire service on Sunday, March 12, at 10 AM.  Mark your calendars and invite your friends to this awesome time of ministry!

HELPING HANDS:  Could you help provide a meal for someone who has had surgery, sickness or death in the family?  Your help would be so appreciated.  We are in need of several extra volunteers.  Please sign up at the Connections Table today if you can help.

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

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY:  If a church service needs to be canceled due to inclement weather, an email and text will be sent out to Summit members and a message will be left on the church answering machine.  It will also be listed on KSDK and on ksdk.com. 

AMBASSADORS:  The Bible calls Christians AMBASSADORS for Christ.  "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us." 2Cor 5:20 NIV  Look for opportunities this week to share Jesus!  Continue to pray for boldness and the direction of the Holy Spirit as you share Christ.    Pick up some extra tracts from the Connections Table!  

SUMMERSCREAM:  Summer Scream Camp for teens and children are coming up.  Registration needs to be completed by March 15.  Go to 
www.summerscream.org for details.  These camps have been fantastic and are a great time to focus on the Lord.

SINGLE WOMEN!  If you are a single woman, living on your own, and a member of Summit, we would like to assist you in getting your oil changed.  For more information, pick up a flier from the Connections Table.

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!

anti-GRAVITY YOUTH:  Check out upcoming bulletins for news on our next teen night!

WANT TO BE A BLESSING?  We are looking for volunteers to organize youth nights at the church once a month.  We would like 2 or 3 volunteers to host each one.  If you would like to be a blessing to our teens, sign up at the Connections Table.

EASIEST MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH!  On Summit Church's facebook page, we share the gospel, encouraging thoughts, songs we will be singing and church news.  In less that 5 minutes a day, 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!

EVENTS
Mar.  1  6:30-7:30 PM Galatians; Faith & Freedom
Mar. 12  Guest Minister Len Mink
Mar. 20  9-3 Prison Ministry with Joyce Meyer Ministries
Mar. 20  7-8 PM Mighty Men
Mar. 24  7-9 PM Teen Night

DOING A GOOD WORK~HELPING PEOPLE

"No Christian is in a right condition if he is not seeking
 in some way to bring souls to Christ."
– C.H. Mackintosh


WHAT YOUR TRACTS CAN DO!
An awesome testimony

Ron, a young man, in his early 20s, had just been arrested the third time for burglary.  He was addicted to heroin, infected with hepatitis C, was an alcoholic, along with many other bad habits. Even though he had a good job, his drug addiction was so severe that he had to burglarize homes to keep his habit fed.  Once he had been processed into the St. Louis City lock-up, he was put by himself, into a jail cell.

Sitting on the back of the commode in that cell, was a small, red booklet that simply spelled out the "Roman's Road to Salvation."  This young man, who knew that his life was just about over, turned the edge of the bunk bed into an altar and asked God that, if He was real, to show him. At that instant, the young man was delivered from his heroin addiction and alcoholism, and healed of hepatitis C.  Amazingly, he was not convicted of the burglary charges, though he had been caught red-handed. 

From that point on, this extremely grateful young Christian man laid his life into the hands of the Lord, and told the Lord that, if God wanted to use him, he was willing. And use him, God did!  Very shortly after his conversion, his brother, who witnessed the change in him, also committed his life to the Lord.  The two of them rented a small building in House Springs, Missouri, and opened a Christian "coffee house."  It quickly filled with teenagers and young adults whose lives were dramatically changed.  That coffee house was bursting at the seams, so they had to get a much larger space. That space opened, and it, too, was bursting at the seams.  They then went on and opened another outreach in Festus, Missouri.  From those two outreaches, they opened a Christian Outreach Center in Hillsboro, which is still a Christian school today. 

Then Ron, and by now, his wife, went to the mission field in Mexico and in Costal Rica. They opened many churches and orphanages, which they are still involved in. He has also been used to begin churches in Africa, even in some of the most remote areas, where demonism is rampant. He was in charge of the School of Christ in Africa for many years.  He then returned to the United States to assist his son, who is now a minister himself, with his church.  He has assisted in the start-up and growth of many churches in rural Missouri.  Many of the people who were reached through the coffee houses have gone on to become ministers and missionaries themselves.  

There is no way of knowing, until he gets to heaven, just how many thousands, if not millions, of people have been saved, all because someone left a simple gospel tract on the back of a toilet in a jail cell.

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