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River Reach News 9/22

Dear River Reach Family,

Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.” Isaiah 2:5

God’s plan for your life is filled with blessings so rich and sweet you cannot fathom them!  The perfection of the world He originally created for us (Genesis 1:31) and the future glory of the future reign of Christ on earth (Isaiah 2:2-4) are glowing signs beckoning us to walk today in the path of His richest blessing (Isaiah 2:5).

If God had His way today, every individual on the face of this earth would right now be basking in incomparable blessing.

It is this heart of love that reaches out to the broken, enslaved, and dejected sinner and calls us from our sin back to God.  This Sunday we will begin a new series in the first 6 chapters of the prophet Isaiah.  I am praying that the pleading call of God from these sacred texts would awaken us from the distraction of our sin and send us running back to the arms of our loving heavenly Father!

Sunday Sermon: “A Plea to Wandering Sons” – Isaiah 1:1-19

Funeral arrangements for Alan Dipietro’s father

Thank you for your prayers for the Dipietro family during this time of loss.  For those who may be interested, the viewing is scheduled Tuesday, Sept 26th 5:00pm-7:30pm. The Memorial Service on Wednesday, Sept 27th at 11:00 am. Both will be at SonRise Worship Center on 600 Levy Rd. Atlantic Bch, FL 32233.

Save the Date!  Fall Fun Fest – October 28th 11-2pm

Fall has officially arrived, and we would like to invite your family to come and join us on Saturday, October 28th, from 11-2pm for our annual Fall Fun Fest. This is a perfect family outing: there will be games, food, prizes, and it’s absolutely free! Our church family is looking forward to this event and has been working hard to make Fall Fun Fest special and memorable for all who attend.

Lunch Fellowship and Singspiration 10/1

In just over one week on Sunday, October 1st, we will break from our normal schedule to enjoy a time of fellowship and singing.  I hope you will be able to join us!

Afternoon Schedule 10/1:
  • 12:00pm – Lunch Fellowship
  • 1:00pm – Singspiration
  • No Discipleship Groups at 6:00pm

Discipleship Groups this Sunday evening at 6:00pm

Men: Read Chapter 10 in “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper.

New Book for the men:  Lord willing, in 2 weeks on October 8th we will begin discussing a new book that I think will be very helpful and practical for in empowering us as men to be disciplemakers for the Lord.  I have a few copies of the book on order, but if you would like to order the book or download a kindle version for yourself, please feel free to do so.

Women: Complete Week 3 in the study guide.  Additional books will be available on Sunday if you have not received yours yet.


Prayer Requests:

  • Aaron and Emily Thompson as they seek to schedule more meetings and continue to raise support on deputation
  • Janine as she searches for a job
  • Puerto Rico and Mexico City as they recover from disasters
  • Fall Fun Fest preparations
  • Salvation of friends and family members
  • Gospel opportunities
  • Our nation and leaders; peace

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday 9/24 – Regular Sunday Services (10:30am) and Sunday School (9:25am Adults, New Members, Children)
    • Discipleship Groups – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9/27 – 6:30pm – Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
  • Sunday 10/1 – Regular Sunday Services (10:30am) and Sunday School (9:25am Adults, New Members, Children)
    • 12:00pm – Lunch Fellowship
    • 1:00pm – Singspiration
  • Saturday 10/7 – 8:30am Men’s Meeting / Workday
  • October 28th – 11-2:00pm – Fall Fun Fest

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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