MID-WESTERN CHILDREN’S HOME GOLF OUTING SET FOR JULY 29
The 2022 Sivak-Hesson Legacy Tournament to benefit Mid Western Children’s Home will be Friday, July 29 at Majestic Springs Golf Course. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., and your $125 entry fee (per golfer) includes drinks, lunch and door prizes. You can also help support the event by becoming a sponsor. Register today or become a sponsor through the Mid-Western Children’s Home website.
5th ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN
Church members and folks from around the area will be displaying their classic cars, muscle cars, or just plain cool cars Sunday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Withamsville church parking lot. There’s no fee to show your car, and admission for spectators is free as well.
CAMP ROCKS CELEBRATION JULY 13
The kids are back from camp! To see how much fun they had and what they learned, join us for a Camp ROCKs Celebration on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in lieu of our usual Wednesday evening classes.
DONATE WHILE YOU SHOP
Kroger Community Rewards donates money to our church based on the number of people registered in the program who have selected Withamsville Church of Christ as the organization they wish to support. After you have registered your Kroger Plus Rewards card, a percentage of what you spend is given to Withamsville. It’s easy to sign up, and it doesn’t take away from the rewards you earn using your card, such as fuel points and special savings. Get signed up through the Kroger website Community Rewards page.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we learn that God wants us to give willingly of our abundance and that we should do so cheerfully. When we do, it helps the church continue our work here and around the world. How to give: place cash or check in the contribution slot on the wall by the office door, mail your check to the church, or use a credit or debit card to give online through CCB.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. —John’s Witness to Jesus
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – WoW: Weighing Our Words –Guiding Words
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JULY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray that we hold firmly to the word of life. From Philippians 2:12-16 NIV, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”
- Hannah Lallathin requests prayers for Joe Ward, who had a third heart attack recently. He underwent surgery on Thursday, which went well, and is recovering at the hospital. As Joe will be unable to work for a while, they are in need of financial assistance. If you are able to help, please contact Hannah Lallathin.
- For those affected by Wednesday’s tornado in Goshen and the surrounding area
- Tabitha Adams is struggling with heart issues and has further testing scheduled.
- LaMarque Ward shared his experience with a young lady working at Yard House Restaurant, Cincinnati-the Banks. She is homeless but working almost every day. She had a tough week and asked for positive thoughts and prayers
- Prime Timers meeting at the church – Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
- 5th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In – Sunday, July 24, 6 p.m.
- Mid-Western Children’s Home Golf Outing – July 29, 8:30 a.m.
- Community Picnic at Veteran’s Park – Aug. 14, 4 p.m.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- Camp ROCKs Celebration – July 13, 7 p.m.
- ROCKs Back to School Party – Aug. 12, time TBD
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
SPRING MILL BIBLE CAMP (SMBC)
Spring Mill Bible Camp for our youth in grades 6– 12. Camp runs from July 17–23 with a cost of $140 per camper. SMBC provides an enjoyable week of camp centered on God and the Bible. Our desire is to create an environment where everyone can grow spiritually without worldly distractions
YOUTH SUMMER SERVICE DAYS
Learning how to serve is a crucial part of being a follower of Jesus, not because we need to earn our salvation, but rather because we understand that we have been given so much in Christ. It is for this reason that we try to give back. Our next Summer Service activity will be a Camp CUMO workday on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ADDITIONAL YOUTH EVENTS
- Kings Island – July 12, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Spring Mill Bible Camp – July 17 – 23
- Ice Cream Night – July 27, after Wednesday evening service
- Summer Service Day -Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Hiking – Sunday, July 31
JOHN’S WITNESS TO JESUS
John’s Gospel reflects on different aspects of Jesus’s life than those in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John says that Jesus did many signs in the presence of the disciples, but those which he has included were written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). Each week, we will review a different narrative from John focusing on chapters1-11, with the aim of deepening our faith in Jesus.
College and Young Adults Class – The Book of Ephesians, Mike Gulley’s Office
This book explains how the church comes to full spiritual maturity in Christ. The book describes the good news of what God has done and how it blesses our lives. It instructs us on how to live in light of those blessings and ends with encouragement to stand firm in the face of hardships.
Youth Classes – Like Me. A Journey Through the Commands of Jesus – June 12 through Aug 28
A rabbi invests in those He thinks can be just like Him. Jesus is no different. And He left behind a way to follow Him, to be just like Him, because He believes anyone can. This class looks at several different ways anyone anywhere can follow in the way of Jesus, based on the actual words of Jesus.
Children’s Classes – Our children through grade 5 last week learned about how God Chose David to be King from among David’s brothers. They will see how David progresses through God’s plan as we study from 1 Samuel 17 and learn about how David Fought Goliath.
No Wednesday evening classes this week. Join us instead for the Camp ROCKs Celebration event beginning at 7 p.m.