Dear Watermark Church family,

 

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:24,25

 

After Jesus’ amazing “sermon on the Mount” in Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7, Jesus concluded His teaching with an important caveat – the power of His message is made available to those who obey what they hear.

 

When you read the Bible, the Holy Spirit touches your heart and life like never before. You begin to grow in your faith when you study and then act on God’s Word. An important catalyst to trusting God is to have God’s Word deeply imbedded in your heart, and then to apply it in your daily life.

 

To hear and obey God’s Word results in a life that remains “rock solid” in confidence that God 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.

 

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM at Watermark Church, as I continue a series of messages aimed at helping you Grow Strong in Your Faith! Let’s learn together from Jesus how we can build our faith and our lives upon the rock of God’s Word.

 

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!


Church Directory – please update your contact information for the church directory this Sunday morning. A current directory will be available in the lobby for you to check if updates are needed for your info. Please fill out a new info form this Sunday and leave it on the table in the lobby.

 

A new Offering Box has been placed in the entrance to the sanctuary. We are no longer using offering plates for the tithes, offerings, prayer requests and Connection Cards. Please place these items in the large wooden offering box at your convenience.


Painting the church lobby will begin next week. You will notice this Sunday that the walls have been cleared of all pictures and decorations as we freshen up the main entrance.  

 

Watermark Church hosted a meal for the Madison Smallwood family on Friday, July 12 for 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. It was a wonderful opportunity to fulfill our vision of “meeting people where they are” with the love of Christ.

 

“The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.” C.S. Lewis

 

"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:10

 

Please keep Diane and Robert Crowder, Doug Combs, Claudia Shrive, Susan Ries and Dorothy Thelen in prayer 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 building our lives upon the rock of God’s Word,

Larry