Dear Watermark Church family,

 

And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him, and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.” Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.” Matthew 8:5-10

 

When the centurion soldier showed great trust and confidence in Jesus that He could heal the soldier’s son, Jesus said He had never seen such great faith with anyone in Israel!

 

We all admire those around us who seem to have a steadfast faith and trust in God in the face of the most challenging circumstances. They offer us a great example of belief in God that inspires us to trust God more in our lives as well.

 

Would you like to be known for having great faith in God? To be able to trust God, knowing with confidence that He is working on your behalf for your good and His glory in every situation you face, no matter how big or small, how good or bad or how long it takes to resolve?

 

It is actually God’s goal for each of us that we develop a deep and abiding faith in Him that stays strong and focused on God’s character, power and will through the trials of life.

 

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM at Watermark Church, as I begin a series of messages aimed at helping you Grow Strong in Your Faith!

 

Watermark Church will host a meal for the Madison Smallwood family on Friday, July 12 at noon, for approximately 60 people. Madison is the brave 12-year-old Monroe Elementary School student who went to be with the Lord on June 25th after a long fight with bone cancer.

 

Tim and Patti will be at the church during the day this Thursday, July 11 to clean and prepare the church for the meal on Friday, July 12. We need volunteers to help clean anytime during the day on Thursday and to help serve the meal on Friday at 11:00 AM. Come on over if you can help!

 

Donations needed - Packing School lunches for local children Monday, July 15 – Monday, 7/15 is the start of our church’s week to feed lunches to local school children.  We will be feeding 80 kids for 4 days this year. We will pack the lunches on Monday morning, 7/15 and then take them to a local church.

 

The following donations are needed by this Sunday, July 14.

 

- individual capri drinks, Huggies etc.

- Individual single size chips.

- Individual single size cookies.

- Fruit cups

- You can also donate money – give it to Patti Kellis and she will shop for the items needed.

 

Outreach Opportunity August 1 - One of our church goals is to serve our community, to demonstrate the love of Christ to others. With this in mind, Watermark Church is going to participate in the Monroe Police and Fire Night Out on Thursday, August 1 from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

 

The event will be held at Monroe High School. We will be handing out cold bottles of water during the event.  Last year, another group that did this handed out a pallet of water. We think a pallet is approximately 72 cases.

 

Here is what we need help with:

- Volunteers to come to Monroe High School on August 1 from 5pm - 9pm.

- Bring donated cases of Water (24 or 32 bottles per case) to the church the next couple of Sundays.

- Someone to make waterproof labels with our church information on it to place on each bottle of water (72 cases x 32 bottles = 2304 labels)

- People to place the labels on the bottles beforehand (or second option - a handout about our church that we give to each person when they get the water)

- Donated Bags of Ice for tubs the water will be placed in.

 

 Please let Tim or Patti Kellis know if you are able to contribute in any of the ways listed above, by emailing Tim at timalmtm@aol.com. Plan now to join us for this great way to reach the community!

 

"My conscience is captive to the Word of God." Martin Luther

"I delight to do Your will, O my God, Your law is in my heart." Psalm 40:8

 

Please keep Peggy German’s mother, Dorothy Thelen, in prayer. She recently fell and fractured her hip, and she has developed pneumonia and kidney issues as well.

 

Please keep Diane and Robert Crowder, Doug Combs, Claudia Shrive and Susan Ries as each of them are being treated for various physical ailments and surgeries.

 

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM 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 new Watermark Group has formed, meeting at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings, geared toward 20-somethings/young families. Childcare is provided! Led by Jameson Baumgartner.

 

Together growing in our faith in a great God,

Larry