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River Reach News 10/13

Dear River Reach Family,

Now it will come about that in the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it.” Isaiah 2:2

It is almost impossible to keep up with how fast our world is changing.  Some of the change is good, but it seems like the advance of ungodliness is accelerating rapidly.  This reality does not come as a shock to Christians who read their Bibles (2 Peter 3:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:1-5).  If you were asked to predict the future of God’s kingdom based on the current trajectory the outcome would look rather bleak even from the standpoint of professing believers (1 Timothy 4:1-2).  God and His kingdom seem to be in rapid decline while Satan and his kingdom appear to be gaining the upper hand.  For Christians living through this change, we may be tempted to despair and retreat into our shells.  Should we live in fear?  Should we join the world in living for ourselves?  In the midst of a society very similar to ours, the prophet Isaiah sees a vision of the future that gives us solid hope and challenges us in the present to seek first the kingdom of God.  He is firmly on the throne right now.  His sovereignty will someday be visible over all the earth.  Will we honor Him as our King today?

Sunday Sermon: “Establishing Our Top Priority” – Isaiah 2:1-10

Fall Fun Fest – October 28th 11-2pm

Just two weeks till it’s here!  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.

Fall Fun Fest Service Night – Sunday 10/22 at 6:00pm

We can use your help to prepare for Fall Fun Fest.  We want to prepare ahead of time to make our community outreach a success.  On Sunday evening 10/22 at 6:00pm we will have a church wide service night.  We will be pulling out all the games, setting up the building, walking through the plans for the day, and working on a few small projects.  We can use your help!  There will be no discipleship groups that Sunday evening.

New RRBC T-Shirts

Pastor Dan is working to order new church T-Shirts in preparation for the Fall Fun Fest.  These shirts are also helpful to have for other events throughout the year.  We are planning to give these shirts away for free to all who are willing to wear them.  If you would like to give something to cover the cost of your shirt, you may give $6 in the offering box.  This Sunday Pastor Dan and Amanda will be collecting your shirt sizes.  The shirts will be normal cotton T-shirts with the church name and logo on the front only.

Lord’s Supper Observance Sunday Morning 10/15

We look forward to remembering our Savior’s sacrifice for us.  Please take the time between now and then to search your heart and deal with any known sin.

Discipleship Groups this Sunday evening at 6:00pm

Men: Read chapter 2 in The Trellis and the Vine:  I really enjoyed the discussion last week!

Women: Complete Week 5 in the study guide.

Prayer Requests:

  • Janine traveling to Atlanta for an interview
  • CA wildfires and those fighting them
  • Fall Fun Fest preparations
  • Salvation of friends and family members
  • Gospel opportunities
  • Our nation and leaders, peace

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 10/13 – 6:30pm – Fort Caroline Gardens Outreach
  • Sunday 10/15 – Regular Sunday Services (10:30am) and Sunday School (9:25am Adults, New Members, Children)
    • 6:00pm – Men’s and Women’s Discipleship Groups
  • Wednesday 10/18 – 6:30pm – Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
  • Sunday 10/22 – 6:00pm Fall Fun Fest preparation night / No Discipleship groups
  • October 28th – 11-2:00pm – Fall Fun Fest

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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