July 2 | A.M. Service
Peace, God's Way
Pastor Nathan Mestler

July 2 | P.M. Service
Joy of Our Salvation
Pastor Jason McDonnell 
 July 2, 2017  
Visit our website calendar for more upcoming events!

Philippines Missions Trip
June 29-July 22
July  11

June 4-August 13
Summer Enrichment
May 30-August 4 
Join Pastor Mike and Elma
Sproul in wishing Happy
Birthday to...
Mon, July 10
Sushila Oliver
Ainsley Alvarado
Wed, July 12
Andi MacDonald
Harry Miller
Kaleb Mellberg 

Thurs, July 13
Anna Bliss
John Lindstrom
Linda Williams
Tabitha Hernandez

Fri, July 14
Robert Davidson
Ben Mellberg
Aaron Bullock

Sat, July 15
Jenny Tennison
Daniel Lindstrom
Jared Langdeau

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July 7, 2017
Pastor's Note

It is so good for Elma and me to take some time away. I work every day and am at my desk by 0730 (that's 7:30 a.m.), but the time away allows my brain to think and strategize for new sermon series and new ideas for teaching. Burning those brain cells takes time, and away time helps me to think and pray through those needs. I'm excited to be back home in a couple of weeks and preaching. I've been so blessed in my time in the Psalms while I am away. It is exciting to see God open up new and fresh ideas and thoughts for your mind.
If you are planning on going with me to Israel next May, please get your deposit in by the end of July. I have more interest in going than we have spaces available. So, please go to the church home page and follow the directions to reserve your slot.
Please pray for our teams of young people that are in ministry this summer. We are hearing of hundreds accepting Christ through their service. We have young people ministering in nine camps as well as some interns and a number of our kids preaching and teaching multiple times every day right now in the Philippines. Training and sending these young people into His service is the sacrifice our ministry makes. Few other ministries want to make such a sacrifice. It is hard. Every staff member takes a lower salary. Every member of the church lives a bit lower in their standard of living than their neighbor.
Elma and I had a wonderful time in London over July 4, and we attended Charles Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle. Dr. Peter Masters has pastored there for 47 years and had a tremendous message on Romans 12:1 and the word "sacrifice." He talked about Christians being called to live below their means so they can give away for Christ's Kingdom. It was a powerful testimony to what Tri-City is called to do. That calling is different than almost every other church around us. We sacrifice to train the next generation. We sacrifice to win the next generation. We sacrifice so the fame and glory of His name will be made great all around the world.
Live for Jesus!! His Kingdom and its furtherance is the only worthwhile endeavor of your life.
Kneeling to stand,
Pastor Mike Sproul
Senior Pastor
Tri-City Baptist Church
Book of the Month
My Biography of God   
My Biography of God is a unique blend of Bible study, memorization, thoughts to consider, and writing to challenge you to learn more about the God of eternity. That knowledge will encourage you to live more godly day by day.  
Look for your copy in the TBC Bookstore today!
Get Involved!
Mid-Autumn Festival Volunteers
In preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration (outreach ministry) on Saturday, September 30, we are looking for the following volunteers.
  1. Girls, ages 6-10, no taller than 4'4":
    for children's Lantern Dance. Cost is $10 per person for lantern and costumes.
  2. Ladies, any age, any height:
    for adults' Umbrella Dance. Cost is $10-15 per person for costumes.
  3. Toddlers and Preschoolers, ages 3-5, cuteness is the only requirement:
    for Children's song/performance at Mid-Autumn and/or Chinese New Year celebration (Feb 9, 2018). No cost--they will learn to sing simple songs in English and Mandarin.
For questions or if interested, contact Dibin Lassila at 602-697-2384 no later than Sunday, July 9.

Volunteer in the Nursery! 
We are looking for lots of nursery workers for this month due to regular volunteers being on vacation and our college girls being away. We have about 20 open spots where we could use your help. If you could help out even one time, please let Barrie and Sue Wheeler or Janet Paine know.

Summer Bus Ministry

Looking for a way to be a blessing this summer? Our bus ministry is looking for volunteers to help during the summer months. Every Sunday our minibus goes to nursing homes and picks up those who otherwise would not be able to attend the Sunday Morning Service. Volunteers help load passengers and share a helping hand (and a joyful smile!). For details or to volunteer, contact Steve Lenzmeier (480-459-0381).

Home Away from Home International
Home Away from Home (HAH) International is an outreach ministry to foreign international students at ASU. Through HAH International we will have the chance to share our culture, our family, and our faith with students from all over the world without leaving home. If you would like to share the love of Christ with people you could not meet any other way, please prayerfully consider being a part of this new ministry opportunity. For details,  contact Pastor Nathan Mestler.

Music Camp in Mexico  
The Mexico Music Camp Team is collecting cookies and used ele ctric keyboards of all sizes
f or music students at camp in Mexico (July 17-21). Donations may be given to Past or Dave or Becky Stertzbach or left at the Welcome Center. A retiring offering wi ll be taken this Sunday, July 9 to help with the camp. For more information, contact Pastor Dave Stertzbach or Josh Mendoza (480-369-0212).
Memory Verse of the Week
Upcoming Events
momstotsMOMS & TOTS    
Tuesday, July 11: Tea Playdate
Moms, join us as we have a Tea Playdate at Ruth Chestnut's home at 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Ruth (602-670-6340).  Bring a lunch dish to share! A donation jar will be available for childcare workers.

Tuesday, July 18:
Swim Playdate
We will be meeting at 10:00 a.m. for a Swim Playdate at Barn/Power Ranch Community Pool. Contact Kerry Oliver (480-907-9985) to RSVP. Feel free to pack a lunch. 

Thursday, July 20:
Open Gym 
Join us on Thursday, July 20, for our Open Gym at Tri-City Baptist Church from 9:45-11:15 a.m. RSVP to Tricia Brown (480-703-2070). 

Thursday, July 27  
Ladies, join us on July 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for an evening of bowling at FlipSide (4874 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert)! The cost is $15 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Registration begins this Sunday, July 9 in the foyer. Contact Celeste Parkinson with any questions.


June 29 -July 22  
Please be praying for our missions team in the Philippines: Pastor Larry Ball, Veronica Murray, Mickinzie Barrette, Jessica Prickett, Sherrie Alexander, Alyssa Fisher, Emily Miller, Stephanie Reed, Daniel Mondragon, Whitney Youssi, Jeremy Fisher, and Joshua De La Rosa. They will be there June 29-July 22. Pray that God would protect them, fill them with His strength, and speak through them to many who have never heard about Jesus Christ before. Our God is a great God! 

July 15, 8:00 a.m. 
Once a month men at Tri-City get together for a special time of prayer, fellowship, and God's Word. Our next monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Men, make a point of fellowshipping and developing Biblical goals for you, your family, and the church. You can also enjoy the breakfast for $3. Invite someone else to come with you!


Sundays at 6:00 p.m. 
It's not too late! Each Sunday evening from June to August, kids from K3-6th grade experience "Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King!" They learn about God's sovereignty, love, and faithfulness demonstrated in the life of David, and will learn to praise the King of the universe. For more information, contact Pastor Bryan Miller.

This Summer 
During the summer break, Tri-City Baptist Church is offering Summer Enrichment, a 10-week day camp full of fun and educational activities. Kids can enjoy many activities such as field trips to Big Surf, the Arizona Science Center, Makutu's Island, and other destinations. Academic enrichment includes math, reading, spelling, grammar, and computer skills.

Summer Enrichment is open now to children ages 5-12 and continues through August 4. Register online at