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Backyard BBQ !!
Mission Opportunities
Acts Bible Study
Summer Story Time
Adult Evening Bible Study
Bridges comes out most Thursday afternoons.
Front Desk Hours: 
MIPC Sunday Worship Services


One Worship Service
at 9:30am
in the Sanctuary

(Treats & coffee after service in the Courtyard)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

9:30am Worship Service in the Sanctuary

Preacher: Kristy Farber

Sermon: "Unexpected"
Scripture: Acts 21:1-15, Acts 22:30-23:11

"You cannot conceive, nor can I, 
of the appalling strangeness 
of the mercy of God."
Graham Greene

MIPC Backyard BBQ
THIS SATURDAY, Aug 12, 5:00-7:30pm
Celebrate summer in the church backyard with yummy food, backpack mission project and lawn games. Invite friends and family for Ezell's catered fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad and more! $5 child, $10 adult, $30 family. Some seating provided; please bring lawn chairs.  
Please use the link to pay and RSVP here
Mission Opportunities
Fill Backpacks for Friends of the Children, This Saturday Aug 12
Part of the MIPC Backyard BBQ will include filling backpacks for those in need to be donated to Friends of the Children.

Leschi Weekly Opportunity
Once a week help with homework and literacy at Leschi Elementary during the coming school year, 6:50-7:45am. 
Contact Debbie Bontatibus, dcbontatibus@msn.com 

Leschi Painting Project Postponed
We are postponing the painting until sometime this fall. Please stay tuned. Thanks to all our volunteers. 

August Leschi Opportunities
Would you like to help Leschi teachers get ready for the upcoming school year? They'd love your help.
  • Class room assistance (bulletin boards, organizing, hanging, wiping down cubbies) August 15, 16, 17, 29 ,30, 31
  • Spackling, painting, moving furniture, assembling IKEA furniture, August 15, 18, 22, 23, 24
  • Library assistance, spreadsheet help, August 16, 17, 23, 31
Please contact Debbie, dcbontatibus@msn.com , or Glo, gloc@mipc.org 
Follow the link to learn more about Leschi's story from this article, as published in the July 7 Seattle Times. 
Wednesday Morning Acts Bible Study
11am-noon in the Fireside Room
The study continues with Acts 10 when we gather next Wednesday, August 16th.  All are welcome. Come even if you have never come before! Kids have their own study during the same timeframe.   
Summer Story Time girl with books
Monday Mornings through August at 10:30am
Caregivers with their children are invited to hear a story from 10:30-11:00am in the Library/Family Room and then play on the playground from 11-11:30am.
Donate to Mercer Island Food Pantry
Needed: Canned meats, chili, pasta sauces, Top Ramen, toiletries, fruit, baking supplies, boxed meals, rice products and boxed cereal. Summer is a season when community donations are at their lowest, yet we continue to see high Pantry use. Please consider donating. We have a collection basket outside the church office. This is an ongoing need. Thank you!


Upcoming Activities & Events


BBQ & Pool Party at the Dillons
Wednesday,  August 23, 5:00-7:30pm
Gather at the Dillons' home (7002 N Mercer Way) for swimming in the lake or pool/hot tub, lawn games, BBQ and fellowship. Hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be provided (feel free to bring snacks, sides or desserts to share). Donations are welcome to help cover food costs. All ages are invited! 
Adult Evening Bible Study returns
Wednesday, September 13,  7:00pm
We will be in the book of Genesis each Wednesday evening for 10 weeks, concluding November 15. Two more 10 week sessions will follow, one in early 2018 and the final session next fall. One book will cover all 30 weeks and the cost is $20. To register and order your book, please email Becky Showalter at  beckyshowalter@comcast.net.
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)   Women's Registration

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
More info on flyer at mipc.org

Scholarships Available - Please contact Lindsay or Dave
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 Fireside Room. 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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