THE WEEKLY

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Good news, friends!

The sermons are now up to date on both the website and the app. If you missed John Lusk’s sermon last Sunday or any of the sermons from the previous six weeks, you can now listen to the audio online. Extra special thanks to Phil Freeman, who uploaded these amidst moving and preparing for his wedding next month. 🙂

Donation to the Gloria Baird Fund: You may already know that Gloria Baird passed away recently. She and her husband Al have helped many in their decades of service to the church, including some of our own in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, the Baird has requested donations to HOPE worldwide, and Gateway City Church has made a donation in her memory.

Upcoming events (besides the Hawkinses coming to town this weekend):


Marrieds and Singles Night Out (Saturday, July 28, 4:30 – 9pm): YES! Vince and Robin Hawkins will be in attendance at this event, at least for part of it. All marrieds and singles are invited to join us. Riverside Shelter at Cliff Cave Park (806 Cliff Cave Road, Saint Louis, MO 63129). No RSVP is necessary for this event, just show up by yourself or with a date and your dinner!


Living Water Conference (Saturday, August 25th, 8am – 2pm): Plans are definitely coming along but there are three key ways that we need your help:

  1. Pray and Invite. Jesus says in John 4:13, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a sting of water welling up to eternal life.” Please pray for women that are thirsting for Jesus to come to Living Water! ! If you would like to invite someone, you can use the website HERE, or you can share our paper flyer and registration (respectively, HERE and HERE.)
  2. Volunteer (day-of, women only): Thank you to those of you who have already signed up! Pre and post event spots are full. Ladies, if you would like to volunteer to help at the actual event. you can go HERE to sign up to help the day of the event. Day-of volunteers are needed for food prep and serving, childcare, greeting/ushering, and other duties.
  3. Shop for our gift baskets. For those of you who have already signed up, THANK YOU! Please remember to bring your items to church this coming Sunday or next Sunday. We still need a few more items; you can go HERE to select a shopping list.

Questions? Reply to this email, or connect with the team directly: outreach@gatewaycitychurch.com

Have a great week!
Kathy

PS: September Save-the-Dates...these are also on the website and app now:
Congregational Devotional – Friday, September 14th Special guest speakers Lewis and Tosan Livingstone. Lewis will also preach the following Sunday.
Women’s Cafe Night – Friday, September 21st

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THE WEEKLY

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Greetings, Gateway!

In our house, summertime = POOLS AND SPRINKLERS! Most of us have a couple of places that we frequent over the summer, but if you are looking for a new swimming hole, this list might help. Fun fact: Through this summer, admission to the Maryland Heights Aquaport is half price after 5pm, both for residents and non-residents.

Speaking of water….


Since last week’s email, we’ve received a couple questions about this conference that we wanted to answer:

Who is this conference for? This conference will mark a lot of “firsts” for Gateway, one being that we are hosting this conference for the community!

We are hosting this conference primarily for women who:

  • Are homeless mothers or unwed mothers
  • Are survivors of sex traffilcking
  • Are survivors of physical or sexual abuse

Our goal is for this conference to not just be a one-day event, but an introduction to a new community that will offer support, inspiration, faith, and friendship. We want to help these women and children become God-reliant, and support their journey towards healing and self-sufficiency.

How can I help these women and children? There are MANY opportunities for both men and women to support the Living Water Conference! Here are the four top ways:

1. PRAY. Nothing is more important than prayer! Please pray for wisdom, energy, and creativity for those who are involved in the planning and preparation. Also pray for our conference attendees, that our Father would send us women and children who thirst to know His love.

2. INVITE. If you know of women who would benefit from Living Water, please do invite them.

3. VOLUNTEER. Both men and women are needed! Men are needed for set-up and tear-down, women for the actual event. You can sign up for shifts here.

4. DONATE. We are collecting donations for:

  • Gift basket items – Click here to pick a shopping list.
  • Gently used spiritual books and new journals  – Can drop off in the bins at church.
  • Monetary donations – Individuals can become Partners in Hope by making a monetary donation of any size. Click here to access the sponsor form. Enter your contact info at the top, and then scroll down to the “Individual Sponsors” section.

Search Committee Update: This past Sunday, the Search Committee had a phone interview with a second candidate, and they are in the process of setting a date for a weekend visit. A third couple has also applied in the last few days, and they will have a phone interview with the committee next Monday.

The Lusks will be here this weekend! John Lusk will be preaching on Sunday. Following church service, there will be an extended time of fellowship where all members can meet and greet John and Barri. Light refreshments will be provided for all.

Our Search Committee fasts every Monday and they invite all Gateway members to do the same. Please continue to pray for the search and for the couple that God has “set apart” for the work in St. Louis.


Marrieds and Singles Picnic (Saturday July 28th, 4:30pm): Good news! We will have an ice cream truck onsite for this event, with frozen treats available for purchase. Please do use the above graphic to invite your friends.

Titus 2 (Saturday, August 4th, 9:30pm): Melissa Pickens will be our guest speaker. Childcare will be provided and light refreshments will be available.

See you on Sunday!
Kathy

THE WEEKLY

Last Minute

Gateway,

The feedback survey for the Evangelist search will close tonight.

Click here to take the survey now.

Thank you to all of you who have already taken time to complete the survey, either online or via the paper forms last Sunday. So far, what’s been shared has been extremely helpful in preparing for candidate interviews. But if you haven’t filled out the survey yet, please do! The committee wants to hear your thoughts.

Here’s what else is coming….

Living Water Conference (Saturday, August 25th 8am-2pm): Next month, we have an exciting opportunity to give back to the community. Gateway City Church is hosting the first-ever Living Water Conference, and we will need your help An email will be sent tomorrow with full details on this conference and how you can support it.

Church Business Directory: Will your business be featured in our first Member Business Directory? Don’t be left out! Email Deb Selzle if you would like your business to be included: dliteful61@yahoo.com.

Marrieds and Singles Picnic (Saturday, July 28th): Let’s leave the kids at home and have some fun! The marrieds and singles will be gathering at the Riverside Shelter at Cliff Cave Park (806 Cliff Cave Rd). No RSVP is necessary, just show up with your lawnchairs, dinner, and beverages. A single grill is available for those who would like to cook onsite.

Invite your friends! This event is open to all marrieds and singles; feel free to share the above image on social media or text.

Titus 2 Women (Saturday August 4th, 9:30am): Melissa Pickens will be our guest speaker! More information will be shared next week.

That’s it for now….be on the lookout tomorrow for the Living Water email. Although this is a women’s conference, there will be opportunities for men to serve, too!

Kathy