Dear RiverGrace Family,
We are grateful to UCC for allowing RiverGrace to meet there for our Sunday worship services, weekday cell group meetings and for holiday events.
Other than me setting off the alarm at UCC, things went fairly well for our first Sunday meeting there. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to help make it happen with setting up, cleanup, and in other ways. You all are great!
We’ve made one adjustment already, and I guess there may be more, We’d like the setup team to come around 10:30 to set up the room. They can then join the pre-service prayer meeting, which will begin after the worship team practices. It will start around 11:15am.
As for the message I sent in WhatsApp, we will not join the baptism service this coming Sunday, but will change it to November 26. for several reasons which I won’t take time to explain here. Thus, we’ll have our regular activities this coming Sunday, with the connect group meetings in the afternoon. One thing to note is that because of the baptism service, which will still happen at Grace Church, the playground or locker rooms on the G/F will not be available for our use until later in the afternoon.
We often sing one of the best known, and most widely sung hymns around the world of all times… “Amazing Grace”. That will be the title of the sermon this coming Sunday as we look at Nehemiah chapter 9. That chapter deals with the ups and downs of the Israelites throughout their history up to the time of Nehemiah. Nehemiah arrived on the scene soon after the 70-year-long captivity by Babylon. Despite their many failures of God’s chosen people, we see His love, patience, and grace shown to them. What kind of God would have such a love that he would not abandon the Israelites? Fortunately, God still has patience with us, and his grace… His undeserved favor, is still given to his children today.
Cindy will lead the worship music, and we’ll have our regular fellowship lunch after the service.
The Wednesday morning Connect Groups will meet at 11:00am, and the Wednesday Connect groups was well as the Spanish Fellowship will meet at 7:00pm.
If you would like to make donations, or give your tithes by a check (Br. “cheque”), you can do so, but write “Cash” into the “pay to” line. We’ll need to do this until January, when we are able to open up a bank account.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, October 15
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Cindy
- 10:30am - Set up Geography room
- 11:15am - Pre Service Prayer meeting
- 12:00noon - Worship service - P. Dave
- 1:30pm - Fellowship Lunch
- 3:00pm - Connect Group
Activities next week...
- Wednesday, October 18; 11:00am - Wednesday AM Connect Groups (OMS building 3rd floor)
- Wednesday October 18; 7:00pm - Wednesday PM Connect Groups / Spanish Fellowship (UCC geography room)
That’s it for this week. See you on Sunday.
Love and blessings,