Dear RG Family,
It was a joy to witness the baptisms of the five ladies this past Easter Sunday. I Just wish all seven of them had been free, plus Fredrick, now studying in Japan. We will plan to baptize them later when it can be arranged, possibly in June or early July on a public holiday.
Last evening, at the deacons meeting, they voted unanimously that RiverGrace can become an independent church and move to our own location. Initially, the plan is to move our Sunday services to United Chrisitan College in September or October. United Christian College is the school located next to where the baptism was held on Sunday. We are grateful to Yan Yue Church for their support over these past six years.
There are still a couple steps left in the process. One is a congregational meeting / vote which will take place on June 4. The other is the approval and processing of the details of becoming independent with the Hong Kong Evangelical Church.
Please continue to pray as we try to finalize the process over the next 3-4 months.
This coming Sunday, for our worship service, I'll be continuing the series on Nehemiah, the second half of the chapter 2, which shows how Nehemiah wisely handled the criticisms and opposition against his plan to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem. "The Mountain Begins to Move - Part 2" is the title, and the Scripture passage is - Nehemiah 2:9-20.
Andrew will be leading the worship songs, and we'll have a regular lunch and birthday celebrations for April after the service.
Following lunch, Tommy will hold the last training session for the Connect Group Leaders. You're welcome to join the training even if you do not plan to be a leader in this first cycle.
Next Wednesday we'll have our regular Wed. morning fellowship at 11:00am and the Connect Group and Spanish Fellowship at 7:00pm
Lineup for this coming Sunday, April 23, 2017
- 10:00am - Worship Team practice - Andrew
- 11:15am - Pre-service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - P. Dave "The Mountain Begins to Move Part 2" - Nehemiah 2:9-20
- 1:45pm - Fellowship Lunch / April birthday celebrations
- 2:45pm - Connect Group Leadership Training - P. Tommy
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, April 26
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship (study Ephesians)
7:00pm - Connect Groups / Spanish Fellowship
Sunday, April 28 - 12:00pm - P. Cindy on Ephesians
3:00pm - Movie of the Month - "War Room"
- May 1 - RiverGrace Family fun day at United Christian College
- May 7 - RiverGrace 6th Anniversary Joint Worship Service at 11:00am
We hope to see you this coming Sunday!
Love and blessings,