August 25, 2019

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 and take it to the Connections Table for a free gift. 

STUDY THE BIBLE!   The Bible says, "Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth." 2 Tim 2:15 AMP  We have a great help for you at Summit Church; our Bible Study on Wednesdays, from 7-8 PM.  We are currently studying the Life of Christ and the Sermon on the Mount.

INVESTORS:  Are you ready to invest your time and talents in the kingdom of God?  Start volunteering at Summit!  There are many ways to get involved!  There are needs in the Helps Ministry, Worship Team and Projection.  Stop by the Connections Table if you can help.

25th ANNIVERSARY:  Summit Church will be marking its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 22.  Make plans to celebrate this milestone with us!  Refreshments will be served.

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:   Take advantage of school supply sales and pick up some items for our Operation Christmas Child boxes.  We will start collecting on Sept. 8th for 10-14 year old children.  A list of suggested items is on the Connections Table.  The collection will begin Sept. 8. We will be having a potluck and shoebox packing party on Sunday, Oct. 13, after the service.  Mark your calendars and watch for details!

CHURCH WORK DAY:  It's time to spruce up the church building and grounds!  We have a church work day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8:30-12.  Bring your cleaning supplies and yard tools and have a great time helping out! Please sign up at the Connections Table if you will be helping.  Refreshments will be provided.

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.  We also put a list of the songs we will be singing on Facebook every week.

VOLUNTEERS:  Your September schedules are ready!  You may find them at summitchurch.us/Volunteer-Schedules.  

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.

SUMMIT WEBSITE:  Summit Church's website has information about the church, its ministries, and links to Pastor Terry's messages.  You can also register for the members section which has volunteer schedules.  Check out Summit Church on the Web – information is at your fingertips by visiting www.summitchurch.us. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug. 21  7-8 PM The Life of Christ Bible Study
Sept. 14  8:30-12 Church Work Day
Sept. 28  Summit Church 25th Anniversary
Oct.   2  Higher Standard Ladies meeting
Oct. 13  Operation Christmas Child Packing Party and Potluck
Oct. 18  Chili Cook Off and Family Game Night

FAITH

Your faith needs to be strong enough to move your mouth or it will never move a mountain. –Mark Hankins

"Faith is not trying hard to believe. That is anxiety trying to look like faith. When you pass from trying to trusting, the basis of your life changes from yourself to God." – E. Stanley Jones

"Some get in a vicious cycle of trying to have more faith, and as long as the focus is on one's own faith (or lack thereof), the frustration will continue. The key to having strong faith is not to focus on faith, but to focus on the very object of faith: God himself. When we focus on the greatness of God and feed upon his word, our faith will grow." – Tony Cooke (From LIFT: Experiencing the Elevated Life)

"This is true faith, a living confidence in the goodness of God."
– Martin Luther

"Faith is not only a commitment to the promises of Christ; faith is also a commitment to the demands of Christ."– William Barclay

"Faith is loved and honored by God more than 
any other single thing." – Billy Graham

"The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach that we have to God. No man has sins forgiven, no man goes to heaven, no man has assurance of peace and happiness, until he has 
faith in Jesus Christ."– Billy Graham

"The best definition I can find of faith is the dependence upon the veracity of another. The Bible definition in the 11th chapter of Hebrews is, 'Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.' In other words, faith says amen to everything that God says. Faith takes God without any ifs. If God says it, Faith says I believe it; Faith says amen to it." – D.L. Moody

"If God tells us to do a thing we are to do it; if He tells us to believe a thing, we are to believe it; we are to have faith in God. Have faith in God, and if God tells you to believe a thing believe it, and then you will have peace and confidence and joy." – D.L. Moody

DOING A GOOD WORK~HELPING PEOPLE