This Week’s Need to Know – 08/03/2017

August is here, and with it comes much anticipation, particularly about the return to school for children and college students.  At Big Woods, we are in much anticipation as well.  We look forward to what God is going to do as we transition into the fall and beyond.  Several ministries will begin again and they will need your prayer and participation.  New Life College ministry will resume again soon, as well as Home Groups.  Our Navigate Youth Ministry will once again be led with a full time Youth Pastor.  We look forward to seeing how God is going to use Pastor Stuart and Cheyenne to bless the lives of our young people and their families.  Please be sure to take time in August to prepare your heart in anticipation of God’s blessing, and pray for Big Woods to always be a place where people are genuinely loved and the Gospel is proclaimed.

NEWS FROM THE MISSION FIELD
We rejoice with Seth Boger on the news that he has been accepted by The Lebanese American University in Beirut, to begin working on his Master of Arts degree in Education.  Pray for him that God would provide for his needs and that his studies will continue to open new doors to share the Gospel.  Also, our Guatemala missions team is wrapping up a week of VBS in Cruz Blanca.  Please continue to lift them up in your prayers. Pray the Gospel will work in hearts and for a safe return to PA.  We look forward to hearing from them later this month about how God is at work in Guatemala.

BAPTISM SERVICE
There will be a Baptism Service immediately following the second service on Sunday, August 27th, at the Johnson’s river lot.  If you are interested in being baptized, please fill out the tear-off portion of your bulletin and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office at 570-893-8274, or sueu@bigwoods.org.

BACK YARD BBQ
The next Back Yard BBQ will be on Monday, August 7th, at 6:00 PM and will be hosted by Marian Conn.  For more information, click here.