• Mark Anderson

9/1/19 Israel. CarePortal. MDWK.

Israel 2020 – I want to invite you to join me for a trip of a lifetime. I am going to lead a group to Israel May 12-22, 2020. Imagine walking where Jesus walked as we visit Nazareth, Cana, the Sea of Galilee (including a boat ride), the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, the Jordan River, Megiddo (Armageddon), Masada, the Dead Sea, Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found), the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Caiaphus’ House (the place where Jesus was held the night of his arrest), Golgotha, the Garden Tomb, and much, much more! I have had the opportunity to travel to Israel five times. It is truly a life-changing experience, and I learn something new every time I go. The Bible will become alive as never before and this is one of those spiritual encounters you cannot experience any other way. Also, we will end the trip with a visit to Oberammergau, Germany to experience the world-famous Passion Play which is presented once every ten years. Family and friends who are not members of Lynwood are welcome to join us. If you are interested, please go to the link on the home page of our website ( or call the church office. We are getting close to a registration deadline. If you plan to go, please register as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

CarePortal – I have some very exciting news concerning CarePortal and our church. The Liberty University football team in Lynchburg, Virginia has partnered with the CarePortal national office to help hurting families. They are giving ten $10,000 grants to ten selected cities. Cape Girardeau and our church specifically has been selected for one of those grants! Shelly Gerard, our Regional Director, received the news a few weeks ago. Talk about a God thing! That means that starting this month, our church will receive $1,000 a week for ten weeks to use for CarePortal opportunities. The team will select the families, and Lynwood will make the connection and meet the need. We will send updates to the football team to let them know how the money is being used in our area. I praise God for the leadership of Shelly, Becca Underwood, Nikki White, Julie Ann Palmer, and all of you who are participating in sharing the love of Christ through CarePortal!

MDWK – Our new midweek equipping groups will start Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. This is a significant way we help equip you for life. Please take note in this newsletter for a listing of the classes. You can also find them listed on our website with a greater description of each class. You can enjoy a midweek meal at 5:00 and attend the class at 6:00 with childcare provided. I hope you will take advantage of this equipping opportunity.

Finally, let me mention my new sermon series called, The Cloud. Hebrews 12:1 teaches us that there is a “large cloud of witnesses” in heaven. These are the ones who were faithful to follow God in their journey of faith and are examples for us. We will look at a few names you probably already know, but I’m going to highlight several you may not recognize. There are some great life lessons we can learn in this study. I hope to see you each week, and don’t forget to invite a guest.

In Christ,


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