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THIS SUNDAY 7/15


A Summer’s Hope for Rest: Where Can You Find It?

This weekend we will be in Isaiah 30:15-22

Summer is a time for vacations and that reminds us of our need for rest, renewal and recreation. Have you ever wondered though why even in the midst of vacations you don’t feel refreshed at times, even worn out? This Sunday we will look at some of the most amazing verses from the book of Isaiah written in the 8th century B.C. that focus our attention on the spiritual dimension of rest and how much God intensely desires that for us. Don’t miss this message! Look forward to seeing you. Pastor Steve Miller

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ALL CHURCH BBQ/PICNIC


Sunday, July 22nd after church at the South Whidbey Sports Complex off Langley Rd., also known as the upper soccer fields (NOT Castle Park).

The church will provide meat, buns and drinks.

A-M – bring a dessert N-Z bring a bring a side dish.

Please bring a chair if you have one and we’ll enjoy a day of food, fellowship and fun!


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SUE PARRICK MEMORIAL SERVICE

You are invited to celebrate and honor Sue Parrick’s life Sunday afternoon in the sanctuary at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider making a donation to one of two organizations:

· The Island Church of Whidbey’s Middle School Youth Group – Please make the check out to Island Church with a memo of In Memory of Sue OR

· The Island Lake Camp, the place where Sue came to know Jesus. Please use this link: https://cristacamps.com/give/ (Comment: In Memory of Sue Parrick).


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MEALS FOR STEVE PARRICK


We would love to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the Parrick family. Can you help provide a meal? Follow this link to sign-up: https://mealtrain.com/wyk4m7

1.Find a date

2.Cook a meal

3.Deliver it to the church office.

 

Our aim is to provide two meals a week for at least a month. If you are having trouble with the link, copy and paste it onto a new web page or give Samara in the church office a call (360) 221-6980 and she can help set you up with a time. These meals are for Steve and any guest he might have visiting. If you could make a meal for 2-4 people and then split it into two so one have can be frozen for later. Keep the meal simple.


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FROM THE PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE

This week’s scripture and prayer:

Proverbs 2:2-6

Pray for your future pastor to seek God’s wisdom in every area of life and decision making.

Pray for the search committee to be attentive to the Lord’s wisdom.

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VBS – Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

ALL HANDS ON DECK! VBS Set-up: THIS SUNDAY at 4:30 PM. Meet in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided!

VBS starts this MONDAY! July 16-19, 9am-12pm.

Click this link to sign-up: https://vbspro.events/p/events/b770fd or sign up in person on Monday. If you would have any questions please Contact Kim Brady, Children’s Ministries Director, @ islandkids@islandchurchofwhidbey.org or call 408-828-9154.


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GREAT COMMISSION WOMEN - GIVING PROJECT

West Africa has one of the highest under-5 years of age child mortality rates in the word, with one in five children never reaching his or her 5th birthday. We are making Mama Packs which are essential packs to help the nurse/midwife dress the new baby. Ways that you can help:

1. Bring items individually. A pack includes new or gently used: T-shirts/ kimono or a onesie, soft hat, socks/booties, bib, and a receiving blanket.

2. Make your own pack (fold flat and pack in a gallon-sized zip-lock bag)

Contact Joan Wong or Deb Peplinski if you have any questions.

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JOHN VAN DEUSEN CONCERT


You are invited to John Van Deusen’s concert July 21st at Calvary Chapel. He is wonderfully talented musician/follower of Jesus. $5 donation will be taken at the door to cover his cost. Come enjoy a sweet night of music with you guys! Attached below is a link to some of his music! https://youtu.be/1kwqi0TJ9s8


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CHILDRENS CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


This year we will be hosting a Vacation Bible School at the church July 16-19th, and we will not be having Mega Sports Camp. If you would have any questions or would like to help with VBS, please Contact Kim Brady, Children’s Ministries Director, at islandkids@islandchurchofwhidbey.org or call 408-828-9154


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SEWING WITH A PURPOSE


Join us Mondays from 9:00-11:30am in the multi-purpose room as we make pillow-case dresses for children at the Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa.  Questions?  Contact Carole Wagner 360-321-1106.


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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL


Starts at 9:15am in the Youth Center – Studying the Book of James. 

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YOUTH GROUP TIMES

5th/6th Grade - Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm **NEW GROUP**

7th/8thGrade - Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

9th-12th Grade - Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Dinner included each night


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LIFEGROUPS ARE STARTING

 

Attached is the list of LifeGroups offered at The Island Church, just click the word list at the bottom and it will bring up the LifeGroups.  Now is the time to try different ones out to see what’s a good fit for you. Contact the group leader if you have any questions.


List


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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SERVE?


The greeter’s ministry is looking for happy people of ALL ages able to make our church feel like home. You’d get to be on a great team, serving once a month on Sunday mornings.


Contact Cassie Nichols clnichol@whidbey.com with your availability.


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OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

The Island Church Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to wash pots and pans on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9am-1pm.

Please reply to this email if you are interested.


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KID’S CHECK SYSTEM

Attn: Parents who have kids in our Children’s Church program! 

In an effort to keep our children safe, we have invested in a Kid’s Check System. Please register your child this Sunday if you haven’t already for this new check-in system for children’s church. Children’s Church starts at the beginning of the service now so check your child in downstairs before the service. 


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LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups meet throughout the week all over the South End. Life Groups are intended to be more than just an evening with friends, they are designed to foster transformational environments where people can journey and do life together wherever life happens. We encourage you to find a group that is the right fit. Whether you are new to our church or have been here for a while, we encourage you to visit one or as many groups as you would like. Once you are settled in a group, dig in and rejoice in doing life with one another, all the while making a big deal out of Christ. 

 

Contact Pastor Luis if you would like more info about getting involved in a Life Group - luis@islandchurchofwhidbey.org

 

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (NIV)


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COMPASSIONATE CARING COMMUNITIES

An organized system has been put into place to help meet the needs of our congregation and community. If you or someone you know has a general need, please contact Kathy Kansky. ~ kkansky@whidbey.com 360-341-2278 ~


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EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN


Did you know that we have an email prayer chain? If you have a request that you would like to share,


Please contact Char Henderson @ storfarm@whidbey.com or Debbie Peplinski @ peps@whidbey.com.


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THE ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration is continually open for Monday-Wednesday-Friday preschool for 3-5 year olds. 

For more information preschool brochures are available at the Welcome Center or call the church office 221-6980 or Lori Tribou, Preschool Director, 360-221-6989.


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FOOD BANK DONATIONS BENEVOLENCE FUND

Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to place in the food boxes outside the sanctuary doors. The food is then collected and taken to the local food bank. 

Also, if you would like to donate to the benevolence fund to help others in our church please mark on your offering envelope or check “benevolence fund”.


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FACEBOOK MEMBER UPDATE: 

Our church's Facebook members are from around the world. The Island Church's Global Mission is to become a virtual church to isolated or persecuted Christians and to help others discover and follow Jesus.




Countries:

3,545 Cambodia

1,445- United States of America

560- Iraq

160- Libya

96- Liberia

77- Philippines

80- Vietnam

35- Argentina

37- India

81-Laos

25- Ethiopia

24- Indonesia

17- Malaysia

15- Bangladesh

21- Sierra Leone

15- Mexico

14- Laos

10- Albania

31- Thailand

12- Guinea

10- Algeria

28- Australia

22- South Korea

11- Canada

9- Nigeria

5- Sri Lanka

9- Saudi Arabia

5- Pakistan

3- Taiwan

9- United Kingdom

4- Japan

3- Iran

4- Italy

15- Benin

3- Honduras

4- Brazil

3- South Africa

3- Lebanon

9- Germany

2- Congo

2- Israel

2- Uganda

5- China

2- Trinidad

2- Puerto Rico

1- Jordan

1- Ireland

1- Nepal

1- Hong Kong

1- Dominican Republic

1- New Zealand

1- Barbados

1- Fiji

1- Papua New Guinea

1- Greece


Also visit our facebook page and photo albums where we archived famous paintings and statues of Jesus, a HD virtual tour inside the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpiece, and beautiful Christian Stained Glass artwork at (https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandChurchofWhidbey).


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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE GIVING!

The Island Church of Whidbey offers online giving, which is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. 

Click on 'Online Giving' tab below! Thank you!



 

"What happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely". (Galatians 5:22-23 The Message)