SECRET CHURCH 2018! Sign up today!

The Water’s Edge will again be partnering with Rock Hill to host Secret Church 2018 this year on Friday, April 20th, from 5:30 – midnight and all are welcome to attend.  Ticket price is $10/person.  Dinner will be provided starting at 5:30 PM, but all are encouraged to sign up to bring a side, snacks, or a drink to share.  
Secret Church is a version of a “house church” where we meet yearly for an intense time of Bible study given by David Platt—lasting 6+ hours—including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who still have not heard the gospel.The topic that David Platt will teach on this year is “Cults and Counterfeit Gospels“, and the prayer focus will be persecuted believers in Malay Muslim-Background Believers (MBBs).
We are encouraging people to sign up at the Rock Hill website here.  While people can register late or even pay at the door; those who register early (before Sunday, April 1st) will receive a note-taking booklet to help them follow David Platt’s teaching.  More information can be found on the Rock Hill website or at the Secret Church website here.

Important Upcoming Merger Dates

March 3rd – All Church Work Day (8 am to 12 pm)
March 7th – First day of combined Wednesday nights for all ages (6 to 8 pm / 7:30 to 8:00 pm fellowship and snack)
March 10th – All Church Work Day (8 am to 12 pm)
March 16th – All church movie and game night (6:30 to 8:30 pm)
March 25th – Palm Sunday, first joint service as a merged church (Sunday School / lunch to follow)
March 30th – Good Friday Service (6:30 pm)
April 1st – Easter Sunday, official advertised launch of merged church (breakfast 9 to 10 am / no Sunday School / no lunch)
April 1st – Community meal served by Duluth Harbor Mission / Looking for 10 volunteers to help serve (1:30 to 5 pm) / Hoping to feed up to 200 community members (150 served last year)
April 8th – Begin six week Jim Cymballa series in adult prayer hour (9 to 10 am)
April 8th – Baptism Service and Baby Dedication Service
April 15th – Pastor Erik begins mission/vision preaching series

Potential Merge Final Q and A

We will be having one final question and answer session before the big February 4th vote this Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 pm.  This session will be held at TWE and will be for TWE folks only.  Please get any questions or concerns you have to Jenny Feldman (jlfeldman@charter.net / 715-214-5687) by the end of the night tonight.  She will compile them anonymously and send them out to the church via e-mail.  The leadership will do their best to answer these questions along with any others on Wednesday night.  Childcare will be provided for this meeting.

DIVE Team Winter Youth Retreat

February 16-18 @Storybook Lodge

Special Business Meeting

February 4 – Special business meetings at both churches to vote on whether or not to merge. This is a members vote.

Day of Prayer and Fasting/Joint Service

January 27 – A day of fasting and prayer for both churches regarding the merger. Breaking the fast with a joint service on January 28.

Pastor Swap

January 21 – Pastor Bill will preach at TWE and Pastor Erik at LPCC so that each congregation can get to know them a little bit and hear their hearts.

Bethlehem Pastor Conference

January 15-17 – Pastor Bill and his life Laurie as well as two other members of their leadership team will be joining several TWE leaders who are attending the Bethlehem Conference for pastors and church leaders in the Cities.

Town Hall Meetings

January 7 and 14 – Town Hall meetings from 6 to 8 pm at LPCC for all members and attenders who want to come. Meetings will begin in sanctuary and will be open to all questions from congregants. After this there will be an opportunity to tour the building and spend time fellowshipping over refreshments in the fellowship hall downstairs.
  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm – Question and Answer in the sanctuary 
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Seek the Lord’s will together in prayer
  • 7:00 to 7:15 pm – Building tours
  • 7:15 to 8:00 pm – Cookies and fellowship

Prayer Week: January 7-14

Prayer meetings at church on the 9th, 10th, and 11th from 6:30-8.