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Weekly Devotional

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.  Deuteronomy 20:1 NIV

Israel's courage in war didn't ultimately come from the strength of its forces, but from the fact that God was with them.  God had been faithful to deliver them in the past and he would fight for them and give them victory in the future.  It reminds me of what Jesus told the disciples when they were troubled:  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.  (Jn. 16:33 NIV)  John echoes Jesus' words later when he writes:  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (1 Jn. 4:4 NIV).  Whatever you face today, remember that God is with you.

Prayer:  God, give me courage today in knowing that you are always with me.  Help me to know that whatever I face today, your grace is sufficient.  Amen

Upcoming Events

Do What Matters...Together Reading Plan
Wednesday, 7/29:  Deut 20, Pr 17
Thursday, 7/30:  Deut 21, Pr 18 
Friday, 7/31:  Deut 22, Pr 19:1-15    
Saturday, 8/1:  Deut 23, Pr 19:16-29             
Sunday, 8/2:  Deut 24, Pr 20:1-15                    
Monday, 8/3:  Deut 25, Pr 20:16-30                  
Tuesday, 8/4:  Deut 26, Pr 21:1-15              
Wednesday, 8/5:  Deut 27, Pr 21:16-31  

"Shut My Mouth" Sermon Series:  We are beginning a new sermon series this Sunday titled "Shut My Mouth" that will focus on moving beyond a self-centered prayer life.  Check out our worship schedule for the next few weeks:

-Sunday, August 2nd:  "Shut My Mouth:  God Talks Back!", Philippians 4:6-7
-Sunday, August 9th:  Shut My Mouth:  God Answers Prayer!", James 5:13-18  

Bible Study Series for Women:  The women's Bible study meets on Sundays at 5:30pm in Memory Hall.  They are beginning a new, 6-week study this Sunday by Beth Moore titled "Breath:  The Life of God in Us".  For more information, contact Ann Lundy at 270-307-1325.  

Youth Summer Shindig:  This Sunday at 5:30 p.m. the Youth Summer Shindig will be at the Burba’s.  Their address is 746 Hutcherson Ln., Etown.    

Welcome Dinner:  Wednesday, August 12th, at 6pm in Fellowship Hall.  Are you new and want to know more about our church?  Are you thinking about being baptized our becoming a member of College Heights?  Then, this "Welcome Dinner" is for you!  We are hosting this meal as a way for you to meet members of our Lead Team and Staff, learn more about our vision and mission at College Heights, and discover what "next steps" are available to you as you move forward.  If you are interested in coming, please RSVP by calling the church office (270) 765-4284, emailing Adam at pastorsparks@hotmail.com, or joining the "Welcome Dinner" event on our Facebook page. 

Ways to Pray and Serve

Prayer Partners Signup: If you signed up for our Prayer Partners ministry, then mark your calendars for the prayer partner reveal party on August 9th at 3pm!  You will learn the identity of your prayer partner and receive tools to help you grow in your prayer life.

Heights Heroes Super Weekend Registration OPEN:  Registration for our Heights Heroes Super Weekend is now open.  For more information about the event and to sign up, click the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heights-heroes-super-weekend-tickets-17785431705
Hard copies of the registration form can be picked up and dropped off on the bulletin board outside the church office.

Yard Sale to Benefit Springhaven:  September 5th will be our 2nd annual yard sale for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Center. This is a wonderful organization that helps women and children during a most difficult time in their lives. Starting August 9th we will be accepting items for this yard sale.  START collecting your donations NOW!!  Last year we raised $1000.  It would be awesome to raise even more this year.  If you are interested in helping with this event please contact Tammy Burba.

Mountain Mission Truck:  The Mountain Mission Truck will be here Wednesday, Aug. 5. You may start bringing your items on Monday and leaving them at the first entrance.