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Mexico Testimonies
Concert Saturday
Please Help Leschi
The Faiths of Our Neighbors
New Member Class
Bridges comes out most Thursday afternoons.
Front Desk Hours: 
MIPC Sunday Worship Services

  with 3 services and Sunday School

Breakfast Service
(meal served at  7:45am)

Christian Education
for All Ages

Traditional Service

Evening Service

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Breakfast Service at 8:15 AM
Traditional Service at 10:35 AM
Evening Worship at 5 :00 PM

Education Hour at 9:15 AM

Preacher: Kristy Farber

Sermon: "Reading of the Will"
Scripture: Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9

"Who am I? This or the other?
Am I one person to-day and to-morrow another?
Am I both at once? A hypocrite before others,
and before myself a contemptibly woebegone weakling?
Or is something within me still like a beaten army,
fleeing in disorder from victory already achieved?

Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine.
Whoever I am, Thou knowest, O God, I am Thine!"

~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
5:00pm Worship - Upcoming Events
Mexico Mission Trip Testimonies
Join us in worship this Sunday at 5:00pm and hear testimonies from members of our recent Mexico trip.  

Sunday, April 30: Ezell's Chicken Food Truck at 6pm
Come for the worship and stay for the food. 
Memorial Services
This Saturday, April 22, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Gathering of Appreciation for Marjorie Pedersen, mother of Linda Fowler, to be held in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Shores.  Parking extremely limited; please carpool as you are able

This Saturday, April 22, 2:00 pm
Memorial Service for Kris Robbs in the MIPC Sanctuary.
MIPC Concert Series
THIS SATURDAY April 22nd at 7:00pm, freewill offering 
Help needed for MIPC mission partner, Leschi Elementary School
Please bring sweatpants - gently used or new, sizes 5-15 for boys in kindergarten - 5th grade. Look for labeled bins in the hallway. Your help is appreciated by the staff at Leschi. Thank you. 

Invitation to MIPC from City of Glory Fellowship
A church of refugees and immigrants from East Africa
PCUSA pastor Lauden Kangele, minister

Date: Sunday, May 7th from 3-5 PM
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church
               19834 8th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98148
Worship service and potluck
Carpool from MIPC at 2:15

Please join us for this special event. 
RSVP to Glo Ceteznik, gloc@mipc.org
Sunday Morning Adult Education
The Faiths of Our Neighbors: Speaker Series at MIPC
9:15am, A-B classroom (begins this Sunday April 23)
We are privileged to live in an amazingly diverse region, here in Puget Sound. You only have to drive 30 or 45 minutes from our church's doorstep to reach faith communities from all the major religions of our world! And this spring, we have a unique opportunity. We are welcoming speakers from each of the major world religions to come to MIPC and teach us about their faiths. We will have representatives and faith leaders joining us from:

* Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS - Redmond)
* Island Synagogue (an Orthodox Jewish community on Mercer Island)
* Seattle Buddhist Temple
* Gurudwara Sikh Center of Seattle (in Bothell)
* Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple (a Hindu temple in Redmond)

What are the basic tenets of Islam? Why do Sikhs wear turbans? What sets Orthodox Judaism apart? So many questions! Mark your calendar now to come and discover the Faiths of our Neighbors. The complete schedule may be viewed here.
New Member Classes
April 23, 30, May 7, 21 (begins this Sunday)
9:15-10:00am in the Fireside Room
We believe that God is at work here, and it would be great if you could join us as we grow together in our journeys of faith. Please contact Ruth Ann Biggers at  RuthAnnB@mipc.org .


Upcoming Activities & Events


MIPC Rummage Sale
Friday May 12, 5-8pm
Saturday May 13, 9am-1pm

Donations are requested starting Sunday, May 7.  If donations in good condition must be made earlier, there is a receptacle for smaller items outside of the ROCK office. Larger items can go in the storage container outside behind the kitchen.  All proceeds will go to MIPC Missions and Adult Community Life. 
Vacation Bible School
July 17th-21st, 9am -noon
VBS offers a fun and creative venue for teaching Christ-like values, building a biblical foundation, and reaching out to our neighbors. The entire congregation can get involved! Adults can decorate, teach, lead rotations, shepherd children, prepare food, invite neighbors, help with registration, and pray. 

VBS is an invaluable opportunity to teach children about Jesus's love and with the Hero Central curriculum help them discover their strength in God.   I hope you will join us this summer!

July 17-21st  9am -noon for Hero Central VBS 
(or for decorating the week before)
Email or talk with Kim Jewett to volunteer. 
Women's & Men's Mexico 
Home Building Trips 2017
Join us in an experience which could be your highlight of the church year!  No experience or skill necessary.  Over four or five days in Mexico you will: Work hard; Construct new homes for families with desperate needs; Build on old friendships - and develop new ones; and maybe learn something about yourself in the process.

Men's Mexico home building trip is:
October 19-22 (Thursday-Sunday)
Women's Mexico home building trip is:
November 1-5 (Wednesday-Sunday)

For more info or to be added to our info distribution list, please mark your calendar and contact:
Women's Trip - Lindsay Murphy   lindsaym@mipc.org
Men's Trip - Dave Vandenbosch   drvande@aol.com
Flyer at mipc.org

Scholarships Available - Please contact Lindsay or Dave

PS - don't tell the youth, but we "cheat". The heavy site prep and cement work is outsourced to allow for the shorter trip duration.
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
The Monday Women's Bible Study Class meets in the Fireside Room at 10:00am. Halie Dodrill facilitates a series entitled "Could This Be Jesus?" where we explore the possibility of active involvement of Jesus in the lives of people in the Old Testament.  You are most welcome to join us in this exploratory study of scripture.  What a wonderful way to begin your week with the Lord.  For questions contact Halie Dodrill at 206 236-0067 or e-mail :   halie@dodrill.net
Sanctuary Flowers
Please consider offering a floral arrangement to honor a special occasion or just because you love what flowers do for our spirits. Sign up in the office or contact Marilee.Ahalt@gmail.com and she will help you make it happen.
Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study
We meet on Tuesdays at 7:00am in the Courtyard. Please contact Tim Hamp for more information (tnt@tvhkeys.com) .

3605 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 232-5595
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