Dear RG Family,
We as pastors and the Leadership Team continue to search for the way ahead for RiverGrace. . Our concerts of prayer for our worship service this coming Sunday will focus on seeking God's will for the future of our church and church family.
While we are thinking about independence and moving, we're also about to begin our move to the Connect Group model. To help us know what God's will is for our RG family, Cindy is helping us understand what a church is and what it should be doing in terms of ministering and relating to each other. The true church is not a building, but a family of brothers and sisters. Each month, Cindy is sharing with us from the book of Ephesians about many of those issues.
P. Tommy and I will also be starting a study on the book of Nehemiah next Sunday, looking at some of the principals involved in standing together and building something together... in Nehemiah's case, building the walls of Jerusalem with the help of the people... in our case, building up RiverGrace. Many of decisions Nehemiah made as a leader and the actions he took are good and instructive ways of going about his huge building project. His example can give us ideas and inspiration on how we can all work together as a church, to help RiverGrace be all God intends it to be.
Michael will lead the worship songs, and after the service we'll have our simple fellowship lunch of bread and peanut butter or jelly. We do this the first week of each month to remember those people in our world who have so little, or to remember our brothers and sisters in the Lord who sometimes pay a high price for the fact that they love and follow Christ.
Next week we'll have the regular Wednesday Fellowship in the morning and Life Group and Spanish Fellowship in the evening.
Next Sunday, March 12, we will begin the Connect Group Leaders' training after lunch. Please continue to pray about whether or not you will be willing to attend the training. Even if you may not yet desire to be a leader of a group, you're still welcome to attend the training sessions. The dates we are planning the training sessions will be March 12, 19, 26, and April 9 and 23, a total of 5 times.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, March 5, 2017
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Michael
- 11:00am - Pre-service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - Concerts of Prayer - P. Dave
- 1:45pm - Fellowship Lunch
- 2:45pm - Leadership team meeting
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, March 8
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship
7:00pm - Life Group / Spanish Fellowship
- Sunday, March 12 - Nehemiah 1 (part 1) - P. Tommy
2:45pm - Connect Group leaders' training session 1
Have a nice weekend, and hope to see you all on Sunday!
Love and blessings,