Just eight days ago we said farewell to Marjorie, one of our Filipinas, who came to know the Lord in RiverGrace about four years ago. Marjorie has grown spiritual and had even become one of our worship leaders. There were tears in our farewell, but we knew that Marjorie was making a good decision to return to her family.
Within a few days of her return to the Philippines, she started a Bible study with some neighborhood children after school. Eleven of them, as of the last WhatsApp message, have already decided to believe in Jesus. Marjorie is also planning on a time to have a Bible study with her sisters and other relatives who will come.
In addition there is a church a few minutes walk from where she lives, and they need a worship leader.
Please pray for Marjorie and the others like her who leave RiverGrace and return home or are resettled in new places. Pray that their lights would shine.
This week, Cindy will be preaching in our worship service. She'll be sharing about how we as Christians can share God's love with others. These series of topics relate to our theme of the year. "Welcoming God's presence." Through our testimonies, sharing the good news, and discipleship we want to invite others to experience God's presence in an ever deeper way. Tommy will lead the worship this Sunday, and we'll have the fellowship lunch afterwards.
At 2:45, I'll be teaching the the beginner Cantonese class again. Feel free to join us for the class. The Filipinas will also be doing discipleship this coming Sunday in the afternoon.
For the mens' and ladies' fellowship this coming Wednesday at 11am, I'd like to finish the spiritual gift inventory. Do you want to know what spiritual gifts you have? The tool we use helps to you to discover that. We'll not have the "Great Truth's course for the next two weeks as our teacher, Nathan, is traveling.
Our new Alpha course will start next Wednesday at 7:00pm. We have the possibility to do the course in Cantonese and English, depending on who comes. If some prefer Chinese, Derek will lead the group. If there are some who prefer English, Dave will lead that group. Meanwhile, the Life Group will still meet as well, and Tommy will be leading that. As we normally do, we'll start the evening all together for dinner.
One more reminder about our May 1 RiverGrace Anniversary celebration, we'll be having a baptism service as well. As of now, I think we have two that are getting baptized. If you would like to be baptized, please let me know soon. We have a short baptismal course for you to complete prior to being baptized.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, February 21
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Tommy
- 11:00am - Pre-Service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - Cindy
- 1:45pm - Fellowship lunch
- 2:45pm - Cantonese class
- To be arranged - discipleship
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, February 24, 11:00am to 1:00pm, men's and ladies' fellowship
- Wednesday February 24, 7:00pm - Life Group / Alpha
- Next Sunday, February 28 12:00pm - P. Dave
Hope you can join us on Sunday!
Love and blessings,