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19
Aug

The Only Settled Word

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I don't know about you, but I don't like for anything to be unsettled!  I have no comfort zone when "things are up the air."  In many regards, we live in a time and in a world where much is unsettled.  Turmoil in the Middle East.  Markets that are in free fall.  Domestic violence running rampant.  I prefer, "resolve."  I prefer, "decisiveness."  I prefer, "settled!"  We settle elections.  We settle athletic contests.  We settle where the loyalty of our life is going to lie.  I believe in being, "settled!"  The psalmist brings great resolve and confidence to our hearts when he...
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03
Aug

Alive!

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On Tuesday, July 26, I read an article in a national newspaper than began with this line; "Yesterday, Dr. Tim Lahaye, died at the age of 90."  There is something intrinsically wrong with that line.  However, before I get to that inaccuracy, please allow me to simply mention an accurate assessment or two regarding, Dr. Lahaye.  He was a man of God!  He was a prominent figure in the Christian Fundamentalist movement.  He co-wrote the best selling, "Left Behind," series.  In all, sixteen novels were published between 1997 and 2007.  He was a long time leader of the Christian right.  He...
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15
Apr

In Christ

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IDENTITY:  Christianity is not defined by what we do, but what God has done. IDENTITY:  To be “In Christ” means your face has always been before the Father.  There has never been a time when he has not loved you. IDENTITY:  “In Christ” identity isn’t earned… It’s given! IDENTITY:  The enemies of identity in Christ – Pressure to perform, Fear of failure, Constant comparisons, Wrecked relationships, Fatigue and frustrations.  SOLUTION:  Rest in the finished work of Christ! IDENTITY:  Of what value is it for the preacher to tell us “Be Holy!” if he doesn’t tell us that we are Holy “In...
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25
Nov

Thanksgiving

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"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." Phil.1:3-5   Paul's heart is overflowing with Thanksgiving when he remembers the Phillppian Believers ... His Thanksgiving led to Joyful Prayer on their behalf.   This is a good word to us --- Whenever you pray for someone, begin by thanking God for them. Thank God for the role they've played in your life, for all they have done for you, or for the good things...
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30
Oct

Stay in the Race!

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Nowhere in Scripture are we promised that walking with or running with Christ is going to be easy … In fact, quite the contrary … “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 …   Hebrews 12:1-3, tells us, we are in a race … In that race there will be times (many of them) where we are tempted to quit on God and drop out of the race. These Hebrews believers were enduring an awful time of trial...
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02
Oct

Blog Thoughts

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Faith is a Journey and we are all wanting to grow in our Faith ... So, Don't stop believing God for yourself. Don't stop believing God for your children. Don't stop believing God for your Church ... In fact, wherever the Christian is involved the greatest thing we can do if God has called you to be there is to give the gift of faith, faith in an Almighty God ... When we were children we would sing, 'I am weak but He is strong' ... We are still weak, but the good news is, he is still Strong ... Truthfully,...
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Riverstone Christmas Eve Eve Service
Can you believe Christmas is only 40 Days away? Believe it! This se...
RIVERSTONE BABY DEDICATION
Sunday, December 15, morning Worship Service. Please see Tina Runkl...
Ladies Painting Workshop
Saturday, December 7 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per pers...
Final Wednesday Night Fall Classes
meet this Wednesday night, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night...
CORE - Fall Session Finale
CORE meets tomorrow morning, 9:30 a.m. We have arrived at the very ...
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Riverstone Christmas Eve Eve Service

Can you believe Christmas is only 40 Days away? Believe it! This service is always one of the most meaningful times in the life of our church. This is also the time of year that many will visit with us if we will simply invite them.

 

Invite someone to come with you to Riverstone Christmas Eve Eve Service on Monday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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RIVERSTONE BABY DEDICATION

Sunday, December 15, morning Worship Service.

 

Please see Tina Runkles or Aleshia Rigdon, before or after any service ,and they will get you and your child signed up.

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Ladies Painting Workshop

Saturday, December 7  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.

 

Please see Lori Hess in our lobby, before or after any service, to sign up.

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Final Wednesday Night Fall Classes

meet this Wednesday night, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday Night Winter Classes will start up on Wednesday, January 8, 2020!

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CORE - Fall Session Finale

CORE meets tomorrow morning, 9:30 a.m. We have arrived at the very last chapter of John’s Gospel. Our subject, “Life Everyday With Our Lord Jesus.”

 

Our Winter Session of CORE picks back up on Sunday, January 5, 2020!

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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