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River Reach News 10/20

Dear River Reach Family,

The pride of man will be humbled and the loftiness of men will be abased; and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.” Isaiah 2:17

One of the most deceitful and undetectable sins is the sin of pride.  Pride infiltrates to the inner core of our beings and sabotages the roots of our thinking.  It reprograms our logical rationale and skews our self-perception.  Pride is an unabashed self-seeker.  Pride will not stop till we have dethroned God in our own minds and hearts and placed ourselves on His throne.  Pride is crafty enough to let us believe that we honor God while in reality we have left Him as only a puppet to approve of our own sovereignty.  Pride gives us the license to pursue all other sins.  Because pride is a direct rival to God, He has placed it at the top of His enemy list (Isaiah 2:11-12). Our proud hearts don’t like to hear that we are proud!  In fact a proud person reading this passage immediately complies a list of all the proud people around him/her who needs to hear this message 🙂  Thankfully God is at work in the hearts of His children to root out and someday remove completely this ally of Satan from us.  It is better to willingly humble ourselves before God rather than force God to humble us!

Sunday Sermon: “God’s War on Pride” – Isaiah 2:5-17

Fall Fun Fest – October 28th 11-2pm

Just one week till it’s here!  Join us on Saturday, October 28th, from 11-2pm for our annual Fall Fun Fest. Please pray that the Lord will bless our effort!

Flyer Distribution Tomorrow Morning @ 10:00am

We have several means of getting the word out about Fall Fun Fest, but tomorrow we will also be passing out flyers in the neighborhoods.  If you are available and can walk we can use your help!  What a great opportunity to serve the Lord and get exercise!

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

This Sunday evening, we need your help!  We have jobs for all sizes and ages.  Men, please come ready for yard work and putting together games.  Ladies will be cleaning, organizing packets, and other small jobs.  Pastor Dan will go over the instructions for Fall Fun Fest, and I will give a short challenge about how God can use you to impact people for the glory of God.  If our church wide outreach will be a success, it will be because the people of the church pitched in to help.  There will be no discipleship groups that Sunday evening.

Cottage Prayer Meeting @ the Rutledge’s home Wed. 10/25 6:30pm

Prayer is crucial to any spiritual success.  Prayer is a direct display of our dependence on God.  This Wednesday evening we will be meeting at the Rutledge’s home for a special time of prayer seeking God’s help and blessing on our Fall Fun Fest outreach.  We want to represent our Savior well to our community.  We need His help.

Prayer Requests:

  • Fall Fun Fest preparations
  • Salvation of friends and family members
  • Gospel opportunities
  • Our nation and leaders, peace

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday 10/22 – Regular Sunday Services (10:30am) and Sunday School (9:25am Adults, New Members, Children)
    • 6:00pm – Fall Fun Fest preparation night / No Discipleship groups
  • Wednesday 10/25 – 6:30pm – Cottage Prayer Meeting at Rutledge’s
  • October 28th – 11-2:00pm – Fall Fun Fest

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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