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The Powerful Word – Acts 19:8-20

Dear River Reach Family,

So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

Acts 19:20

Our world is dependent on power sources. Connection to the power grid, battery life, fuel levels, energy levels determine the quality of our lives and our productivity. Power outages quickly bring our lives to a screeching halt. While physical power is important to our lives, spiritual power is even more significant. To have physical power but no spiritual power is to be trapped in a discouraging and hopeless existence. When God called us into His family by faith in His Son Jesus Christ, He connected us to the never ending supply of His power. Spiritual power is essential for spiritual growth, but is also critical for all spiritual ministry. This week our passage demonstrates to us the power of God available to flow through us for the glory of our Lord.

Sermon: “The Powerful Word” – Acts 19:8-20

Two Worship Options this Sunday:

In Person Worship: We invite those who feel comfortable to join us in person this Sunday at 10:30am for our morning worship service. Feel free to remain socially distant and take whatever precautions you deem necessary.

Zoom Online Meeting: We plan to continue broadcasting our in person meeting to our regular Zoom online meeting places for those who are unable to join us in person. Zoom Meeting Link:

Backup Plan: If Zoom goes down we will move to Google Meet:

We value each person who desires to join us in any fashion and want to do our best to minister God’s Word and grace to all!

Schedule this Sunday

  • 10:20am we will have a verse sharing opportunity. If you have a verse that you have memorized, or just a verse that the Lord has blessed you with this week, please encourage us all by sharing it!
  • 10:30am – Morning Worship in person or online

Phased reopening of in person services:

  • Phase 1 (active): 10:30am Sunday Morning service only; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study via Zoom:
    • Childcare: Available for nursery and young children who can’t sit through the service
  • Phase 2 (Beginning May 31st): 9:25am Sunday School; 10:30am Sunday Morning worship; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study via Zoom
    • Childcare: Available for nursery and young children who can’t sit through the service
  • Phase 3: Resume all normal service and children’s programs; Add in person Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study
  • Live streaming to Zoom will continue through all phases

Zelle Online Giving available

If you would like to give an offering through an electronic means, you may now give through Zelle. You will find our church listed under the email address:

If you put in the email address correctly Zelle should recognize the recipient as “River Reach Baptist Church, Inc.” If you have any questions, please contact me.

Prayer Requests:

  • Our audio/visual/live streaming equipment to work and operate without distraction
  • Kim’s full recovery from a fall and encouragement
  • Righteousness to be exalted and unrighteousness to be hindered in our city. You may voice opposition to a new HRO seeking to promote gender rebellion by visiting this link (
  • Health, strength, wisdom, patience, and love in response to coronavirus
  • Our leaders to have wisdom
  • Opportunities to share Christ in these uncertain times
  • Spiritual growth and strength for each one in our church
  • Our nation to repent and turn to God
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to Christ
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to follow Christ
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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