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!

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“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

Ways to help out and church picnic

canstockphoto16367727Young Life yard work to raise money for camp
Offer us a fair price and we’d love to come do whatever odd-jobs you need done. Contact Scott at 616-240-9457 or email scott.daniel.spooner@gmail.com.

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Have a loaner car for our two interns this summer?  June 6-Aug 18
Contact Mike 727-1382 or Jason 931-237-9686.

 

Childrens Ministry Penguin webServe children this summer
Encourage our kids and families by serving in the nursery, preschool, or elementary room once a month. Contact Amy at 830-5711.

Noorvik 5Noorvik mission – July 5-12
Have we got an adventure for you!  If you’re in 8th grade or older, pray about whether the Lord might be calling you to share the gospel in a native village this summer!  Contact Greg at 310-7026.

grillsChurch picnic – May 22, 12:30 PM
Fairview Lions Park1201 E 8th Ave Google Map
Come out after church for food, fun, and fellowship.  Food provided.  Feel free to bring a dessert to share.

The National Day of Prayer

National Day of PrayerMay 5 is the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is Wake Up America and the key verse is Isaiah 58:1a: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.

Many people across the country will be lifting up our nation to the Lord in prayer on this day. Please join in the following prayer that will be said at noon on Thursday.

Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation.  First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.

This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.

It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.

Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.

In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.

by Dr. Tony Evans

New Staff Member

face only1Welcome Sandy Vasquez
Sandy is our new administrative assistant, working part time.  We are thankful for God’s provision in people and resources to take the next step in building up His church. Sandy and her family relocated from California and have been attending our church for many months. They are enjoying Alaska.

Memory Verse Challenge Is April 24
Proverbs 16:2-3:  All a man’s ways seem right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the motives. Commit your activities to the LORD and your plans will be achieved.

Action Packs Due Aug 24
Bring back your filled bag this Sunday.  We will mail it for you.  Thanks!