Dear Watermark Church family,

 

John R. Mott (1865-1955) was an evangelist and leader in the Student Volunteer Movement. He was one of the most influential Christian leaders of his time. Mott also received the Nobel Peace prize in 1946. 

 

Below are several lessons relevant to any believer wanting to spread the gospel. John Mott learned each of these as he devoted his life to establish churches worldwide, compiled by John Hopler.

 

1. Jesus Christ Himself is the only enduring foundation for a church with objectives to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

2. What are the most vital priorities to expand the gospel message? 

- Exposing men to Christ Himself, in word and deed.

- The intensive and accurate study of the original writings of the Christian faith–Bible study.

- The practice and discipline of personal prayer and intercessory prayer on behalf of others.

 

3. Loyalty towards one another is the cardinal virtue in Christian work.

 

4. Give priority to influence youth of adolescent age, say, twelve to seventeen years old.

 

5. Nothing takes the place of hard work.

 

6. No great work for Christ can be satisfactorily carried out from an office chair.

 

7. It is not necessary that we do so many things, or that we have our own way, but it is necessary that we should be Christ-like.

 

8. We should never be content with second best.

 

9. Group thinking, planning and action constitute the most highly multiplying method.

 

10. We must be constantly weaving into our organization the next generation.

 

11. We should live under the motivation of urgency in serving Christ: “I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day, for the night is coming, when no man can work.” John 9:4

 

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 this Sunday.

- 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.

 

“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

 

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

 

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.

 

Please pray for Claudia and George Shrive, whose son Charlie recently passed away.

 

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 advancing the message of Jesus,

Larry