Dear Watermark Church family,

 

“[be] of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3,4

 

Frankly, when we work together with others, sometimes we step on one another’s toes! When the Apostle Paul wrote this passage in a letter to the Philippians, his aim was to promote unity in the church there. Two women, Euodia and Syntyche, were struggling with being united, and Paul wanted them to take a different course.

 

Rather than putting their interests, needs, opinions and preferences first, he encourages them to put the other person’s interests ahead of theirs.

 

In a gracious way, Paul was saying to the church, “Your disagreements reveal that there is a spiritual problem in your fellowship. It isn’t going to be solved by rules or threats; it’s going to be solved when your hearts are right with Christ and with each other.”

 

The basic cause of conflicts among us is selfishness. The cause of selfishness is pride. There can be no unity or joy in the life of the Christian who puts himself above others. Yet there is great joy and unity when we defer to the interests of others.

 

Join us this Sunday at 10:30am at Watermark Church as we look at the example of Jesus, who laid down His life for us as an example of putting others first!

 

There will be a Holiday Bazaar SET-UP MEETING this Friday night, 11/2 at 7:00 PM to decorate and set-up tables for the Watermark Holiday Craft Bazaar fundraiser to be held on Saturday, November 3 at the church. We are looking for several volunteers to help run this community event. Come over during the day on Saturday as well, if you can help for a little while!

- We need a couple more 6-8-foot folding tables – bring yours if you have one!

- Remember to Share the Watermark Bazaar facebook post with your facebook friends!

 

Communion this Sunday! This Sunday, we will be remembering the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection, which provided us the way to forgiveness and fellowship with God. Join us as we take the Lord’s Supper this week.

 

Thanksgiving Food Baskets for local needy families – This year, our goal is to assemble 15 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for local families. Please bring this item on Sunday: November 4 – frozen turkeys       

 

Operation Christmas Child toys needed – Last Sunday, we packed over 60 boxes. These boxes are filled with soap, toothbrushes, crayons, towels, toys and notebooks.

We still need more toys, like cars, ball, jump ropes, notebooks and other small toys for younger boys and girls.

 

The 20-somethings/College and Career small group is continuing Sunday, November 4th and will be studying the book “Vertical Church.” The group will meet at JC and Saran Kellis’ home – 2081 Apple Knoll Lane, Middletown, 45044. See Isaiah and Kristen Hruby for more details.

 

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM, and the location is at the Waffle House at the Monroe Outlets / SR 63 & I-75. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!

 

The Prophecy and World Events class is being offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.

 

Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study meets every other Friday. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.

 

Together being united for His sake,

Larry