Dear Watermark Church family,

 

“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” Mark 12:29,30

 

Why on earth am I here? One reason you and I are on the earth is that God made us to worship Him! Worship is simply loving God with all you are, all the time. Here are a few thoughts on worship:

         

1. Worship is a response to God’s love. We love God because He first loved us.

 

2. At the heart of worship is offering myself to God. Have I given God every area of my life?

 

3. Worship is expressing my affection to God. God desires that I know Him and give Him my love and my life.

 

4. Worship is using my abilities for God.

 

The starting point for worship is falling in love with God. God is always waiting for you to look to Him and be devoted to Him. Join us this Sunday at 10:30AM as we look at what the Bible says about worship, and how God has planned you for His pleasure!

 

We welcome April Morgan, Daniel Germany, Ron McSwain and Paul Kauffung as new members of Watermark Church. They attended the New Members Orientation Class last Sunday. Also, Jameson and Julia Baumgartner became members last fall, and they attended the class on Sunday as well. Many thanks to Anna Gabbard for providing the lunch for everyone at the class!

 

Pot Luck Lunch – Sunday, March 3 after the 10:30AM morning worship service. Bring a side dish or dessert to share!

 

Discovering Your S.H.A.P.E. for Ministry Class / Lunch – To be held on Sunday, March 10 after the morning worship service. Your spiritual gifts, passion, abilities, personality and life experiences all make up who you are. Put them all together and discover how God has shaped you for ministry in His church and beyond. Sign up for this enlightening class today on the connection card on Sunday, and place it in the offering plate. Lunch is included.

 

Did you know? ...during the months of November through February, our church facility is used five nights a week by various community groups. Now that is practicing hospitality!

 

Youth Group – February schedule

 - Sunday, February 24th @ 5:30PM HS/ 6:30PM JH - Bible Study

 

Prayer Requests

- Pray for Susan Ries, for strength and to feel better.

- Pray for Chris Morgan, for relief from back pain.

- Pray for Emma Reuss, as she has tests today to examine a lump recently found on her thyroid.

- Pray for Ron and Peggy German, and for Ron’s father, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

- Continue to pray for Diane Crowder, who has not been feeling well for several weeks.

                

The 20-somethings/College and Career small group is looking to continue in February. 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!

 

A Women’s Bible Study is being taught by Claudia Shrive on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM at the church.

 

A 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 is meeting this Friday at 7:00 PM at the Settimo’s home. They will be looking at what the Bible has to say about current events. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.

 

Monroe Hornet Girls’ Softball fundraiser – Comedy for a Cause. Three local Christian comedians will be entertaining on Saturday, March 2 from 7:30-9:00pm at Watermark Church, to raise funds for the Monroe HS girls’ softball team, coached by Tim Kellis. The cost is $10 for an individual and $20 for a family of 4. Tickets available at the door for an additional charge of $5.00. See Tim or Patti Kellis for tickets.

 

Together worshiping our God and Savior,

Larry