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July 2020
 
Monument Family,
 
Greetings!

Dana and I recently spent a day basking in the summer heat and refreshing water at Lake Minatare. I don’t know what it is about floating on an inflatable raft in a lake or ocean, but over the years it’s been the place where I’m drawn into the Lord’s presence and where my soul experiences a special sabbath rest.

Our recent outing reminded me of Jesus’ invitation to the apostlesCome with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while” (Mark 6:31)—Jesus acknowledged the need for us to get away for some much needed rest that will refresh us body and soul. We’ve been living in an unprecedented time that is emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausting. Rest is part of God’s created order and I hope you’ll enjoy an ongoing refreshment & rest of His presence during this summer season even if that “place” is a quiet corner of your house, a walking path, pasture, vacation, backyard, or floating in a lake.

Please take a few minutes to read this month’s newsletter that contains some exciting news and updates. We’re in the process of relaunching several of our ministries as we prepare for the fall. We will continue to worship in the gym this month but look forward to returning to the sanctuary as soon as possible. Thanks again for your prayers, patience, and sacrificial giving as we’ve navigated life together during a global pandemic.

We love and miss those of you who haven’t returned to public worship each week but are so glad you’re able to worship with us online. The Lord has been so faithful and gracious. His mercies are new every morning, and we are sustained by His presence and the hope of His return to restore all things. Let’s continue to hold fast to Him, love deeply, and point others to the hope that is in Him. We have one mission as a church—to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28)—I pray we’ll be found faithful in the task of developing dedicated followers of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, love, and share all for the glory of God. I love you…Serve Him well!
 
Pastor Jeff

Is there someone God has laid on your heart to minister to during this time? A friend? A co-worker? A neighbor? A fellow church member?

Reserve a Blessing Box for them! We still have some available! The church has been given the opportunity to receive boxes of food that include produce, dairy and meat through "Farmers to Families." We will have 4 truck deliveries over the next couple months, with enough food in EACH delivery to feed 20 families.

Here is what each family will receive in the boxes: Produce: Head of Lettuce, 1lb Carrots, 1 lb onions, 1 lb celery, 5 lb potatoes, pint grape tomatoes, 2 lb peaches Dairy: Milk, 16 oz. cottage cheese, 16 oz. sour cream, sleeve of 6 oz. yogurts, 1 lb cheese Meat: 5 lb chicken breast, 5 lb chicken nuggets, 2 lb boloney

1. Determine a family (or families) you would like to serve and reserve boxes for them (in your name) by going here: bit.ly/3gmctJZ (We have enough for 15 families in each of the delivery, so sign up soon to reserve the boxes).

2. We will contact you when the boxes arrive at the church (We are still waiting to hear more details about day/time, and we will update you as information becomes available.)

3. Pick up the boxes at the church and deliver it to the family you want to bless! (If your household would benefit, please reserve for yourself and take home to enjoy!)

Again, for more information and to reserve boxes please visit bit.ly/3gmctJZ

Guys Backpacking Trip
Wed-Sun, August 6th-9th
Medicine Bow National Forest
Ready for adventure? Men and boys (ages 5-17, accompanied by parent or guardian) are invited with us to the mountains for a few days of outdoor hiking and camping. Contact Kevin Kaufman (308) 631-3564 or Mike Clement (308) 631-8665 for more information, as well as gear and supply requirements.
 

Men's Golf
Sunday, July 26th @ 3:00 p.m.
Riverview Golf Course, Scottsbluff

Monument is hosting a Men's 9-Hole Golf Scramble on July 26th. The scramble format makes it enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels, so even if you aren't Tiger, don't hesitate to join us! Meet at the course and we will divide up!  Contact Pastor Jeff with any questions at (641) 745.0711

Psalm 23
Adult Bible Fellowship Class
Facilitated by Pastor Jake
Begins Sunday, July 26th
9:30 a.m.

Join In Person or Online!

In this five-week journey through the 23rd Psalm, Pastor Louie Giglio and Passion City Church lead us through the promises of the Good Shepherd, who commits to guide, restore, comfort and provide for us—for all of our days, in every season. The truths of Psalm 23 will restore your comfort in the presence of the Shepherd, and lead you to rest in the promise of His peace. Join as we learn what it means to be a sheep under the watch and care of the only Good Shepherd. For those wanting to join online in a virtual classroom, we will be sending a link out later in the month!
Children's Bible Fellowship Classes
Resuming Sunday, July 26th
We are working on opening up our Sunday morning children's ministry! For the rest of the summer, we are looking at taking a simplified approach, as we implement the necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment for your kiddos. Be on the lookout for more details in the weeks ahead!

New Members!
Last month, we held "Membership Morning" where Pastor Jeff, along with  Elders Roger Funk and Josh Lively, met with those who were interested in learning more about Monument and potentially wanting to become members. We are excited to share the following individuals have committed to taking the next step in partnering with us in ministry.  Our newest PARTNERS in ministry are:

Kevin & Renee Fink
David McCracken
Deb Pieper
Tim & Sandi Stricker
Perry & Robin Brening

Please welcome these special individuals. If you are interested in learning more about the church and membership,  please plan to attend our next "Membership Morning" in September!

Job Opportunity
We are accepting applications for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant. This position provides professional administrative support to the pastoral staff and ministry leaders to enable the ministry of Monument Bible Church to be more efficient and effective. The position is approximately 20 hours a week. If you are interested, a detailed job description and application is available in the church office. Please contact Pastor Jeff for more information at 641-745-0712 or pastorjeffbanks@gmail.com.
 

We are now meeting weekly for worship services at the church on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. However, we are continuing to live stream the service online.  For those who have a Facebook account, you can find us on our Monument Bible Church public page. For those who don’t have Facebook, click this link: http://www.facebook.com/monument.bible.church and it will take you there. You do not have to create account. If it asks, simply click “Not Now" or if you are on a mobile phone, click the "X" in the right corner of the sign up box.
 

We’re praising God for His provision. Thanks to all who have been faithfully giving during this time. If you call Monument home but don’t give, please prayerfully consider supporting the ministry of local church through your sacrificial giving. Offerings are being received by mail or online through Tithe.ly. Go to monumentbiblechurch.com, click “GIVE”.  Also, checks may be mailed to: Monument Bible Church, 4124 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361.


 

We are excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media!  It has a HUGE library bible studies, devotionals, kids videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. If you haven't yet signed up, do so today! We believe RightNow is an excellent resource to help you grow in your walk with Jesus, especially during these uncertain times. Click here to sign up: bit.ly/2Rcl4Vw

 

Monument Bible Church exists to develop dedicated followers of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, love and share all for the glory of God! 

For more information, please visit our website at www.monumentbiblechurch.com, or call the church office anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday at 308.632.4099.
 
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Monument Bible Church
4124 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308.632.4099
mbc@monumentbiblechurch.com



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