Dear RG family,
I'm writing this newsletter from around 34,000 feet somewhere south of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It's -54 degrees outside the plane. I am preparing it now so that when I arrive home It's ready to upload and send out
Last week in the newsletter, I mentioned that RiverGrace's name would be RiverGrace International HKEC Church. However, it should have been "RiverGrace International Hong Kong Evangelical Church", or RiverGrace International HKEC for short. Since the C in HKEC is already "church," there's no need for a second church in the name.
We're grateful to Yan Yue church deacons, who agreed in their meeting on Wednesday to give the offerings and gifts that have came in through RiverGrace, starting from April, to our church when we get our official registration and our able to ,open our own bak accounts. That will allow us to purchase most of the equipment that we'll need like amps, microphones, guitars and kitchen items, etc. we will need.
P. Tommy will be preaching this coming Sunday from Nehemiah 5. The title of the sermon will be "Stop Thief." In the previous sermon on Nehemiah 4, we studied about the problems and issues that were caused by the people outside of Jerusalem... primarily the critics and those who threatened physical attack on those workers who were rebuilding Jerusalem's walls. In chapter 5 Nehemiah talks about the internal problems and issues caused by those people who should have been supporters. Unfortunately those kinds of things happen today in churches and other ministries organizations. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from how Nehemiah solved the problems.
Still will be leading the worship songs, and we'll have our fellowship lunch after the service. The Sunday Connect Groups will also meet. after lunch as well as the hospitality team. The hospitality team was not able to meet last week because of the time.
On Wednesday, the AM, and PM Connect Groups will both meet.
Next Sunday, remember that in the afternoon, being the 5th Sunday, the movie of the month will be shown after lunch. The name of the movie is "The Preacher's Kid."
Lineup for this coming Sunday, July 23, 2017
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Still
- 11:15 - Pre-service Prayer - P. Irma
- 12:00pm - Worship service - P. Tommy on Nehemiah 5
- 1:45pm - Lunch
- 2:45 - Connect Groups / Hospitality meeing
Activities next week...
- Wednesday, July 26
11:00am - Wednesday AM Connect Groups
7:00pm - Wednesday PM Connect Groups
- Sunday July 30
12:00pm - Worship service, P. Tommy
1:45pm - lunch - celebrate July birthdays
3:00 - "Movie of the month"
Come join us at noon on Sunday. We'd be delighted to see you.
Love and blessings,