I’m glad you are here this morning as we end the brief series “Hurting On The Way To Heaven.” 2 Corinthians 5 offers guidance on preventing life’s pains from taking away our hope and joy. Death for the believer is not the tragedy of life. It is the triumph of life!

In case no one has told you this week that you are loved, I love you. Our staff loves you. Almost every week, we pray for 20 (or more) of you in our church directory. It’s our privilege to pray for you. Always keep us up to date on your prayer requests!

Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. is the “Winter Carnival” at Tonganoxie Elementary School. The Parents-Teacher Council leads it. To bless our community, we provide many games and volunteers. There is a sign-up link in today’s bulletin. I encourage you to be part of this! This gets us outside of the church building to bless many people and kids. It’s also a great way to meet many people who need to know Jesus!

Inflation has caused High School Summer Camp to cost $390 a student. (Other camps are comparable.) For a family with two or three students, that can be quite a bit. We would like to lower that cost a bit. If you would be willing to help students go, you can give by one of three options:

Option 1 – Write “Student Camp” on the memo line of a check.

Option 2 – Using the giving envelope in the seat-back in front of you, indicate “Student Camp.”

Option 3 – Give online at https://westhaven.churchcenter.com/giving. Select the “Student Ministry” fund from the drop-down menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Nathan. Thanks for helping our students with the cost of summer camp!