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"True Religion"


 
Sunday, May 17th
"True Religion"
"True Religion" - Too often we confuse religion with traditions and ceremony. Although these things are not bad, they can take the focus off of the true calling of Christianity. This Sunday, Pastor Tim will teach on religion that is pleasing to God according to the book of James.

Sermon Notes from our past Sunday's message "Honor Your Mother" can be found by clicking this link...
 
Upcoming Events
  • May 17th 10:00am - Sunday Worship Service "True Religion"
  • May 20th 6:30pm - Women's Bible Study - Jehovah Shalom, The Lord my Peace and Wholeness
  • May 24th 12:00pm (following service) - Baptism and Cook-Out with Ice Cream Social
  • June 3rd 6:30pm  - Women's Bible Study - Jehovah Tsidkenu, The Lord My Righteousness
  • June 20th - TI2DS Ministries BBQ / Concert / Fund Raiser
  • Click here for our calendar...

Women's Bible Study
Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8:00
Names of God by Marilyn Hickey

 
Please join us for for our women's Bible Study on Wednesday evenings.  We will be studying the names of God and using the book Names of God by Marilyn Hickey, as well as a variety of other resources.  There are a total of 19 names in the book that we will be studying.  Below are the names we will study over the next few weeks.
  • May 17th - Women's Bible Study - Jehovah Shalom, The Lord my Peace and Wholeness
  • May 20th - Women's Bible Study - Jehovah Tsidkenu, The Lord My Rightieousness
If a name is of particular interest to you and you'd like to lead or co-facilitate any particular week, please let me know. 

The book can be purchased on Amazon for approximately $11.75 for a paperback or $10.50 for a Kindle version.

You are welcome to bring your dinner and eat while we study.  Kids are welcome as well.  We will have childcare as much as possible. 

Please contact Cindy Vanderwater if you have any questions.
 

 

 
Always accepting donations for non-perishable food items, toiletries, toys, clothes, books, and stuffed animals

Local / Area Missions
 
Takin' It To Da Streets Ministry - www.ti2dsministries.org. A faith based organization that present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to troubled teens and the homeless so they don't continue to make the same mistakes over again.

BBQ Cookout & Concert Fund Raiser - Saturday, June 20th
Takin' It To Da Streets Ministry will be holding a barbecue & concert fund raiser to raise funds for their outreach efforts on Saturday, June 20th. Please mark you calendars. More details to come in the near future...


Lewisville Community Cares - This Facebook group was created as a safe place for those in need and also for those looking to aid those in need. Whether you need some advice, food, clothing or encouragement, we want you to feel that you can come here and ask freely without the fear of being judged or attacked.
 

 
Devastation in Nepal - The Well Church has provided support in the past for Manna Worldwide.  Pastor Tim and Cindy have met one of the directors, Ryan, and follow this ministry closely on Facebook as well as attend various events that support this ministry. Ryan was just in Napal a few weeks ago.  Now, to hear about the devastation from the earthquake is heart-breaking.  His latest facebook post calls for prayer and donations to help those left in the aftermath. The Well Church will be donating funds to help this effort.
 

Here is the latest from Ryan
May 7, 2015


Many people have been asking about our strategy in Nepal and how to help. Below is more information on our plan to help and reach Nepal.  If you know anyone that is looking for an organization to donate towards the relief effort, please let them know what we are doing and how they can help.  Also, you will see the trip we are planning to Nepal below.  We would love to have more people join us on that trip.

We are working towards a long-term goal of reaching Nepal and planting churches there through the disaster relief effort.  In this process, we have some short-term goals and long-term goals.  Our overall goal is to fill the void in the smaller outlying villages.  A lot of money and supplies from world governments will be sent to Kathmandu and the Nepalese government for the rebuilding effort there.   As a result, we would have a limited impact on Kathmandu itself.  However, many of the smaller villages will be forgotten about.  This is where we feel we have the greatest opportunity to have an impact.  We can engage a village fully, help them rebuild, and plant a church.  Through this, we are praying many might hear the Gospel and a network of churches may be established that we can work with personally for years to come.

We are working with several missionaries on the ground to help serve and reach the people in these villages.   Five villages have currently been identified that we can engage.  We have a 4 phase plan.

Phase 1: We are looking to raise $25,000 in the next 45 days to help supply temporary shelters and food for 2 villages.  These villages are Saano Khokana and Thapaguan. What we like about the shelters is the are made of tin roofing and are quite durable.  So, a family can live there much longer than they could in a tent while they rebuild their home.  Secondly, our approach is to work with the villagers and allow them to help construct their own shelter.  This is a much better model than us doing everything. They get to be a part of the process and this helps in a better long-term result.

Phase 2: We want to raise an additional $25,000 by the end of the summer to help expand the engagement to the other villages.  Initially target the villages of Banepa and the larger Sindapulchowk.  We will continue to research the affected villages and evaluate areas where we feel we can be most effective. Repair work will need to be done on the orphanage we are partnered with.  However, we will not know for a while what the repair costs will be.  Once we know those costs and have a plan for the construction work, we will adjust our goals accordingly.

Phase 3: A team will be travelling to Nepal in October to see the progress.  We want to invite as many church leaders and individuals that are interested in seeing the work first hand and become a part of the long-term plan and vision for reaching the region.  We will use this as a launching point to evaluate the success of the current model and plan out a rebuilding, church planting, and nutrition center strategy for the future.

Phase 4: This is the long-term phase that will involve a continual evaluation of needs and opportunities going forward.   We will take teams to help engage and rebuild the villages alongside the people.  We anticipate planning the first trip in 2016 and will plan and lead as many as are necessary and resources are available for the foreseeable future.  This is where the implementation of the nutrition centers and church planting will take full effect.  We have other missionaries that have goals of starting orphanages in some villages and we want to evaluate the future opportunities available to do this.

Here is a link for people to donate directly to the immediate relief effort.


http://mannaworldwide.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=308fb541431f07c9f95068650&id=6f44979dc4&e=da98615dc2
 

Foreign Missions

Megan Elmore - Mansa Fountain of Blessings is moving along with registration and screening! Over 200 children have applied.  They are now in the middle of unannounced home visits to verify the needs and make sure that those who need help most receive it. Click here to read about and see pictures of the progress.

The Water Project - Thanks to your donations, The Well Church of Lewisville has funded a working water well in Sierra Leon, Aftrica. It is our goal to raise enough funds to build a 2nd and maybe even a 3rd well through The Water Projcet in 2015.
For more information on The Water Project, you can visit their website at www.thewaterproject.org.

Manna Worldwide - MANNA Worldwide is a Christian organization that focuses on caring for impoverished children around the world. Check out their Facebook page or their website to learn more about what they are doing now.  www.MannaWorldwide.com

Strangely Unasian - Please continue praying for the Strange family in Thailand as they adjust to a new culture. Read about their adventures on their blog.


May the Lord Bless you and and you families! We look forward to seeing you!

- The Pastoral Team

The Well Church Ministries
The Well Church of Lewisville
Sundays at 10:00 am
813 Tablerock Way, Lewisville, TX 75077

Pastor: Tim & Cindy Vanderwater
Children's Pastor: Laura Scott
 
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