Dear RiverGrace Family
One of the things we emphasize in RiverGrace is missions. As our mission statement says that we are all called to be God’s ambassadors around the world, we want to do that in person, and help others be all that God wants them to be.
This coming Sunday, we are going to take a separate, special offering to help support Rita's daughter, Marjorie Ordona to help support her ministry with an organization that reaches out to college students in the Philippines. We helped support her in 2015 and 2016 in the same way. Marjorie needs to raise her own support as a missionary to work with that organization.
Last week she sent me a text about a recent outlet called the “Good Test Invasion.” She said that over 100 students who heard the Gospel and received Christ into their lives. She also asked for prayers for them as they are followed up with another event called CAMPUS MIXER. Please pray for her, and if you feel you can help support her with a mission offering we’ll take that opportunity on Sunday.
I know that some churches give 10% of their offerings, a tithe of their tithe, if you will, to missions outside their own church. It would be a great goal for RiverGrace as well, though we are not at that stage yet.
This coming Sunday is the HKEC Sunday. Rev Eric Wong Will bring the message that day based on Romans 12:1-2. Rita will be leading the worship songs, and we'll have our birthday celebration lunch for January birthdays, after the service.
In the afternoon, after lunch, the connect groups will meet, and for the deacons, we will have a short meeting with Rev. Wong.
This week on Wednesday, we will have our regular a.m. and p.m. Connect Groups at their normal times, as well as the Spanish Fellowship.
You're not going to want to miss our Concerts of Prayer Sunday service on February 4. We have a special lineup for that service, and we will get to know, and pray for our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, January
⁃ 10:00am - Worship team practice - Rita
⁃ 10:45am - Setup
- 11:15 am - Pre-service prayer in room B23
⁃ 12pm - Worship service - Rev. Eric Wong, HKEC General Secretary
- 1:45 - Lunch - Birthday Celebrations
- 2:30 Connect Groups / Deacon’s Meeting
Activities next week…
- Wednesday, January 31 - Connect Groups - 11AM and 7PM + Spanish
- Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Concerts of Prayer, P. Dave and our
2-5pm - Cleansing Stream Team Leaders Training
Love and blessings,