Dear Watermark Church family,

Note: Vacation Bible School needs a nursery worker for tomorrow morning only, (Thursday, June 28 from 9:30AM – Noon.) Please contact Patti Kellis at 513-313-7210 if you are available to help tomorrow.)

Our Vacation Bible School is underway this week, and it is going well. We need baked goods for our VBS Carnival Night this Friday, June 29 at 7:00 PM. If you can provide a cake or pie, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, etc. for the carnival, please call Patti Kellis at 513-313-7210. (These will be used as prizes for the kids to win as they play various games throughout the night, not just for refreshments.)

Watermark Church will have a churchwide “vision and budget update” meeting to be held on Sunday, July 15 immediately following the Sunday morning worship service. We will discuss our plans to accomplish our vision of reaching Monroe and beyond for Christ. We will also give an update on our church budget and finances.

Pray this July 4th - "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1,2

Franklin Graham, the CEO of international relief group Samaritan's Purse, told Americans celebrating the Fourth of July that now is the time to pray for all the soldiers who have fought and died for freedom, but also to remember that Christ died for the greatest freedom of all.

"The freedoms we now enjoy pale in comparison to the freedom we have as Christians, purchased by Christ's death on the cross," Graham wrote on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, and quoted from Romans 8:1-2 NIV, which reads:  "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."

The son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham said that it is important to remember all those who gave their lives for America, and pray for the country as a whole. "We should also pray for our national leaders. Regardless of whether we agree with our country's policies, we have a biblical mandate to do this," Graham wrote.

"The Apostle Paul – who knew what it was like to lose his freedom – wrote to Timothy, “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.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3

Franklin also called for prayers for all government officials to seek "God's wisdom and guidance."

This July 4th let’s thank God for the freedom we have in Christ, and pray for our national leaders to acknowledge Christ as the foundation of a healthy and fruitful nation.


On Friday morning, June 29, at 8:30AM, STAR 93.3 Christian Music Radio Station will be coming to our VBS! Representatives from Star 93.3 will be visiting us and handing out a special souvenir cup to every child in attendance. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to this special day of fun and learning about Jesus! 

A bouncy house will also be the church building all day Friday and Friday night for our final VBS celebration Day and evening Carnival, which will begin at 7:00 PM! 

A Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM at the Cox Rd. / Tylersville Rd. Waffle House. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!

Sunday School: Women’s Bible Study Group – Claudia Shrive is leading an encouraging women’s adult Sunday School Class each week at 9:30AM at the church facility. Join the ladies for fellowship and great discussion on various in-depth topics from God’s Word.

The Prophecy and World Events class is 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.

We have now added a Grade 4-6 Children’s Sunday School class at 9:30am on Sundays. Classes are currently being offered as follows:

9:30 AM Pre-school - grade 3            Patti Kellis

9:30 AM Grades 4-6                            Tim Kellis

 

Together praying for our government officials,

Larry