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Bulletin for July 16, 2017

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2 Samuel 9:1-13

1 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

2 Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”

“At your service,” he replied.

3 The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”

Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

4 “Where is he?” the king asked.

Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

5 So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.

David said, “Mephibosheth!”

“At your service,” he replied.

7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

9 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.

12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

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      Jumpstreet – TODAY!

      Today after worship we are having a jump party at the Jumpstreet Trampoline Park in Cary. Cost is $11 per person (8 and up) and $6 per person ages 4-7 and under. Children 4 and under are only $5. (Please let us know if you need help with the cost!). Our jump hour will be from 12:30-1:30 pm, and pizza will be provided for lunch immediately after church (before we head over).

      IMPORTANT favors/reminders.

      • For payment, do not put checks or cash for Jumpstreet in the offering box. Instead, bring it with you to Jumpstreet and give directly to CJ!!
      • Don’t let $ keep you from coming! If you need help, we’ve got you covered.

      BOXCAR – July 23

      For our post-church family-friendly activity on Sunday, July 23, we are headed to Boxcar for an afternoon of classic arcade games, pinball, foosball and more! Immediately after church, we will eat a quick lunch at church (food provided) and then head over to Boxcar together starting at about 12:30pm. I can’t wait!!

      (PS: this is definitely a kid-friendly venue! In fact several of our Ekklesia parents have had birthday parties for their kids at Boxcar.)

      Kids Ministry Training Event – 7/23

      On Sunday, July 23rd, we will be having an important Kid’s Ministry training for all our Ekklesia Kids volunteers. Please mark your calendars for this day, we will provide lunch for everyone (and there will be activities for the rest of the family, since it is family month).

      Also, as we prepare for the 2017-18 school year, we are still in need of several more Kid’s volunteers. If you’d like to serve our kids, email Beth!

      New Morning Monthly Women’s Group

      The vision: a chance to get together (kids included!), talk, laugh and make a meal to bring to someone who needs it. Mick Schulte will host / lead and create a sign up list of the ingredients needed. This is for ALL women (not just moms). Starts July 18th. Contact Mick for more info.

      Save the Date: August 26 — Tropical Party!

      Mark your calendar for Saturday (8/26) at 5pm! Let your hair down … or put your hair up … whatever helps you feel more relaxed! Join us for a night where the only thing on the agenda is to have fun.

      Our hosts (Shane and Tomra Bazer – 3809 Sparrow Pond Lane, Raleigh NC 27606) are providing the main meat dishes and all the drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Cocktail / refreshments hour begins at 5pm. Dinner starts at 6pm.

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