Dear RG family,
Being the first week of the month, we will have our concerts of prayer service at noon on Sunday. Cindy will facilitate that time. Rita will lead the worship songs.
We'll also have our simple lunch following the service... remembering those in our world who are less fortunate, or who are being persecuted for their faith in God.
Good news came for Myrna and Julia. They will be resettled in San Diego USA. Their last Sunday with RiverGrace will be on October 9th, and they leave on October 12. Once again we say goodbye to two people who have been part of our family and have become very dear to us while they were in Hong Kong. At the same time, we rejoice with them since they can start their new life in a new location. Please remember them and their family in the Philippines for this time of transition.
Please remember the leadership team in your prayers. There are some important issues that are on the table as we plan for 2017, including how to best implement the cell church model that best fits the special and unusual dynamics of RiverGrace.
Those special dynamics includes the fact that RiverGrace currently has 7 different mother-tongue languages represented in those who are family members, and there are about 15 different countries represented. I do not know of any other church in the world with that kind of diversity in the 70+ people that we minister to each week through the fellowships on Wednesday, and our service and activities on Sunday. This gives our church the potential to reach into many different people groups.
That's why the T4T and cell church models are really perfect for our church. Through the cell groups we can do a better job of following up, caring for, and discipling those who come.
One other way that we have been blessed as a church is the people that the Lord had brought to RiverGrace. Not only do we have new believers, we have family members who are trained and experienced to do various kinds of ministries.
May the Lord continue to lead RiverGrace to be a family and to be a place where whoever comes feels like they are at home and can experience God.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, October 2
- 10:00am - Worship Practice - Rita
- 11:00am - Pre-service prayer
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - Cindy - Concerts of Prayer
- 2:45pm - Leadership Team Meeting
- 4:30pm - Cantonese class
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, October 5
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship. T4T
5:30 - Cantonese
7:00pm - Life Group /
- Next Sunday, Oct. 2 - P.
That's the news for this week from RiverGrace.Dave
Love and blessings,