Dear RiverGrace family,
We have a special Sunday lined up this week. First of all it's because we celebrate the resurrection of our risen Lord. What meaning would our faith have without his being raised from the dead? If he was still in a grave he would just be another mortal who left a good influence on the world. We'd be worshiping one someone was just human, like you and me.
For our Easter celebration, Jimmy Stewart will be our preacher. He will be speaking on "It is finished" from John 19:30. These are some of the last words Jesus spoke when he was hanging on the cross.
P. Tommy will lead the worship songs and we'll have a rather simple lunch this week of sandwiches, and perhaps a few other snacks.
The reason for the simple lunch is that we need to leave the church by 2 or 2:15pm to head to Shek Kip Mei for the baptism. Seven of our Filipina sisters will be baptized in this joint baptismal service, along with Yan Yue, and a few other HKEC churches. I'll post a map on the Facebook page for the location of Grace Church, in case you have not been there before.We will also arrange to go in groups from the church, after lunch, so you won't need to find your way to Grace Church alone.
Next week in our Wednesday morning fellowship at 11:00am, we'll continue our study of Ephesians. There will be no evening Connect Groups, as the deacons will hold their monthly meeting.
Next Sunday after lunch, we'll have the Connect Group leadership training. This is the last of the training sessions for now, and we'll plan to launch the Connect groups after our church anniversary, May 7. Please continue to pray for this transition.
Please remember the dates for the special events coming up, which are listed below.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, April 16, 2017
- 10:00am - Worship Team practice - P. Tommy
- 11:15am - Pre-service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - P. Jimmy "It Is Finished"
- 1:30pm - Quick Fellowship Lunch
- 2:00pm - Leave for baptism service which starts at 3:00pm
- 6:00pm - Leadership Team Meeting
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, April 19
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship (study Ephesians)
7:00pm - Deacon's Meeting
Sunday, April 23 - 12:00pm - P. Dave - Nehemiah 2 (part 2)
1:45pm - Connect Group Leaders' Training (5th and last)
- April 30th 2:45pm - Movie of the month
- May 1 - RiverGrace Family fun day at United Christian College
- May 7 - RiverGrace 6th Anniversary Joint Worship Service
Have a Blessed Easter!
Love and blessings,