Dear Watermark Church family,

 

“Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.” Philippians 3:17

 

When you stop to think about the story of your journey of faith in God, it probably involves a few significant relationships who played a major role in helping you follow Jesus.

 

These are people who God brought into your life at just the right moment. They may have shown you God’s love in a time of need or modeled the character of Jesus in a way that grew your interest, or simply asked you a question about your faith that started you on a journey of commitment to Christ.

 

As we consider what it takes to grow in our faith, relationships with other believers are a vital component. Our journey of faith is meant to be lived out in community with others, having as a goal what the Apostle Paul stated above to “keep your eyes on those who live as we do.”

 

What significant relationships are you developing to help you grow in your faith Christ? Whose example of godliness are you following on a consistent basis? Also, are you available to invest in helping others grow in their faith? Your time, instruction, example and encouragement are vital elements in helping others blossom in their faith in Christ.

 

Join us at 10:30AM this Sunday at Watermark Church as we look at how God uses relationships among believers to help us grow in our faith.

 

Outreach Opportunity this Thursday, 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.  Here is what we need help with:

- This Thursday, 8/1, come to Monroe High School anytime between 5pm - 9pm and help pass out water bottles. Let’s give a blessing to our community!

 

"By trials God is shaping us for higher things." Jeremy Taylor

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials...." James 1:2

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Watermark Sunday Group meets at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings, geared toward 20-somethings/young families. Childcare is provided! Led by Jameson Baumgartner.

 

Growing together in our faith,

Larry