Thank you for your prayers. I really appreciate them. I stayed an extra day longer than I expected, plus have to go back to the hospital tomorrow for one more test.
As the situation stands now, I have to do a CT scan on Monday. Once that is done, and my cardiologist has all the results, he will turn them over to the specialist surgeons at Queen Mary. He said the surgery will likely be sometime from January to March. So I really thank the Lord that I was able to get in on the fast track.
Beginning this Sunday, on the first Sunday of each month, we want to have a cocerts of prayer. If you've not participated in that kind of a service before, it's a time when we focus on giving praise and having focused prayer on specific needs or areas. It is not a normal service with singing first, sermon and prayer as we have been doing it, but it's fluid and moving!
Judy will share about her trip to India, and you'll learn more about Marjorie Ordonas ministry to students in the Philippines. We'll take a special 1-time offering for her support.
We'll also have communion on the first Sunday of each month. There will be more of a devotional rather than a sermon, and Rita will lead the worship songs. I hope you can come and join us for this spcial time.
This service will be followed by our simple lunch.
In the afternoon at 2:45. Andrew will lead in a time of intercessory prayer. All are welcome to that prayer meeting.
Lea's last Sunday will be next week... Dec. 13. We'll have a farewell for her and that will be followed by the leadership team meeting.
All are welcome to come on Christmas Day to a RG church party planned by our Filipina ACTS fellowship. We'll give the details later.
On January 1, we'll also hold an all-church retreat to kick off 2016 together. There will be various activities that day, including reviewing and praying for the RiverGrace church plan and goals for 2016, some family sharing to give credit to God for his goodness and all he has done for us in 2015, and some worship songs and other specialties. I hope you can join us for all these events. The New Year's retreat day will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, December 6...
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Rita
- 11:00am - Pre-service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - Concerts of prayer - Dave
- 1:30pm - Simple Fellowship lunch
- 2:45 - Intercessory prayer time
Activities this coming week...
- Tuesday, December 8
7:00pm Life Group and Alpha farewell for Lea
- Wednesday, December 9
11am - Men's fellowship
11am - Ladies fellowship
7:00pm - Deacon's meeting
- Sunday, November December 13 - 12:00pm - P. Lea
2:45 Leadership Team Meeting
Join our RiverGrace family on Sunday! Welcome to all
Love and blessings,