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River Reach News 1/26

Dear River Reach Family,

We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,” 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

A few weeks ago I met a man who made a living building tiny electronic race cars that he sold over the internet for hundreds of dollars each.  He revealed to me a high stakes big bucks racing world that I never knew existed.  He was also shocked at how much people would pay him to build these cars that fit in a 4″ square box.  In another instance I came across a world-traveling food critic YouTube star in Phuket, Thailand feasting on A5 – Kobe Beef worth over $3000.  Our affluent world is filled with seemingly endless “delights.”  While there is nothing wrong with electronic race cars or exotic cuts of beef, from the vantage point of eternity, these joys will seem trite.  What is it that delights your soul and consumes your thinking?  Lasting satisfaction is found only in God (Psalm 90:14), but great delight can be found in aligning our hearts with God’s kingdom and work in this world.  This Sunday we will rejoice in the power God unleashes in the lives of His children as He works through us.

Sunday Sermon: “Delighting in God’s Work Through You” – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-7

Adult Sunday Class: “Money: Showing Off God’s Goodness through Stewardship”

Josh will continue this helpful and practical series on finances in our Adult Sunday Class at 9:25am.

Topic for this Sunday: “The Economics of Today: Spending and Budgeting”

Men’s Workday tomorrow morning @ 8:30

We will be working on installing new locks on the front doors and finishing the trim on the back of the building.

Sunday Evening Service this Sunday @ 6:00pm

Pastor Dan will be preaching to us from God’s Word at 6:00pm this Sunday.

Prayer Requests:

  • The Lord to refresh our hearts through His Word during the Refresh conference
  • The Lord to bless our new studies in God’s Word (SS, SM, Wed)
  • Salvation of friends and family members
  • Those who are fighting sickness
  • Brothers and sisters in Christ who need the strength of God in difficult times.
  • Gospel opportunities
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world
  • Our nation and leaders

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 1/26 – 6:00 – Ladies Night Out @ Newk’s Restaurant (
  • Saturday 1/27 – 8:30am – Men’s Meeting and Workday
  • Sunday 1/28 – 9:25 – Sunday Classes (Money Series)
    • 10:30 – Morning Worship (One Life to a Life for Life)
    • 6:00 -Evening Service (Pastor Dan speaking)
  • Wednesday 1/31 – Prayer Service and Bible Study (Triumphing in Trying Times)
  • Feb. 4-8 – Refresh Conference with Andy Gleiser
  • Sunday 2/11 – 6:00pm Foundations Class begins

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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