Preparing for Fall

Memory verse BIGGER challenge
REICold StoneThis month’s verse, Hebrews 12:1-3, is longer than usual but a great text to put to memory. We memorize Scripture because it shapes our world view and influences how we live. For an extra incentive, the prizes on August 28 will be $40 REI gift cards. All elementary kids who nail it in Sunday school will get a Cold Stone gift card.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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Please pray for our journey groups ministry this fall.  Ask the Lord to prepare leaders and hosts and that we have plenty to offer everyone.

Wendler Chalk the Walks – Aug 22, Noon-1 PMChalk Walks
School starts this Monday. Show up to Wendler and write encouraging messages on the sidewalks for the students. Chalk provided.

 

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Anyone have easily-accessible storage that the church may use? We need about 25 square feet. It does not need to be heated. Contact Sabrina: sabrinamerriner@gmail.com, 310-2130.

 

Lead a Journey Group this fall

journey groupOne of the most vital ministries at Clear Water Church is Journey Groups. This is where we can truly get to know each other, study God’s Word together and pray for and minister to each other. The best way to be known in our church body and be spurred on to love and good deeds is participating in one of these smaller groups. Our goal is to see 70% of attenders involved in a Journey Group, but the first step is to have lots of leaders and hosts and a variety of groups and meeting times so that we have something to offer everyone. Please pray about leading or hosting a group this fall. Groups can take on a variety of formats–hiking, gender specific, Bible read through, prayer group, accountability group, and so on.

LEADER ORIENTATION – AUG 14, 11:45 AM

Attend our leader orientation this Sunday, August 14, right after church at Wendler at 11:45 AM. Pizza and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to Robin at  srjjstralka@gmail.com. To learn more contact Robin at 344-7991 (home) or Alec 440-2336 (mobile).

Let’s kick off the fall with a strong Journey Group ministry to each other! “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

 

 

Looking for a little storage

canstockphoto6821141Do you have some easily-accessible storage space the church may use? We need space that would accommodate two large shelving units.  It would be accessed somewhat seasonally.  Contact Sabrina at sabrinamerriner@gmail.com or text 310-2130.

Good News
Seven children were sponsored through Compassion International over the last two Sundays.  Thank you!

Choose a child this Sunday

CS2016_Image_02Help a child escape poverty through Compassion child sponsorship. Twenty profiles of children from all over the world will be at our sponsorship table July 17.  This is the last Sunday to see these profiles.  Learn more at Compassion.com.

Check out “Compassion Sunday 2016 – A Child Is Waiting” by Compassion International on Vimeo. The video is available at https://vimeo.com/152598589

Check out “The Joy of Sponsorship” by Compassion International on Vimeo. The video is available at https://vimeo.com/103461363

Canoes and Compassion

NEEDED:  Canoes, Kayaks, Life Jackets for this Wed, July 13CW outdoor club for web

Junior high Outdoor Club is headed to Eklutna Lake this week and needs 4 more canoes or 2-person kayaks. If you have life jackets, we need 12! We could also use one more truck and/or trailer. Please text Tracie Berkland at 716-909-9509.
Thanks for helping this ministry be a success!

You Logo_Blue_shdwCOMPASSION CHILD SPONSORSHIP

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”  PSALM 82:3 (NIV)
Through child sponsorship you can help bring one child out of poverty. Visit our sponsorship table this Sunday, July 17, and see the children who are waiting for you.

CS2016_Image_20Poverty Facts • About every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease. • An estimated 67 million primary school-aged children worldwide don’t attend school. • About 2.4 billion people live on less than $2 per day, making them extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, illness, food shortages and other kinds of instability. • 19,000 children die each day due to conditions of poverty. • 1 billion children (nearly half of all the world’s children) live in poverty. Hundreds of millions live in extreme poverty. • Each day, 10,000 newborns in developing countries die within a month of birth. • 640 million children live without adequate shelter. • There are 1.1 billion people in developing countries without access to clean water.

For more poverty facts visit: www.compassion.com/poverty/poverty-quick-facts.htm
Sources include UNICEF and The World Bank.

Softball and Noorvik

canstockphoto11753114Double header July 8

A double header has been added to the softball schedule–Friday, July 8, 6:30 & 7:35 PM, Albrecht Ball Fields at 4781 Elmore Road. The softball games are fun, social times. Come cheer for the Clear Water team.  It looks like the weather will be perfect for watching a game.

 

IMG_3908VBS in Noorvik underway through July 12

Ten from Clear Water are serving the Noorvik village through a vacation Bible school and helping the local church with renovations. Say a prayer for them this week.

Register for The Global Leadership Summit

TGLS 2016

The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class, two-day conference that will give you renewed vision for your life and mission. View it via simulcast in Eagle River at Community Covenant Church August 11-12.

The cost is only $99 if you register by June 28. Use promo code 16PRTC when you register online here. The price will go up to $129 after this date.

If you are a Sunday morning volunteer or journey group leader, register here.

See the Full Speaker Line-up