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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 they have done for others. Even if you are having conflict with this person, thank God that he or she is giving you the opportunity to grow spiritually, learn forgiveness, be more patient, and so forth and so on ... Truth is, if we try, we can find something to be thankful for in just about anyone.
 
When Abraham Lincoln was asked how he dealt with his enemies, he replied, "If at all possible, I turn them into my friends." What a Great Thought ...
 
George Buttrick once advised praying for your enemies this way, "Lord, bless this person whom I foolishly regard as an enemy. Keep him in thy favor. Banish my resentment!"
 
Another thing Paul mentions in this prayer of Thanksgiving was their "partnership in the gospel." The Greek word for "partnership" is koinonia - sometimes translated "fellowship" --- Be Thankful for the people who love us, understand us and fellowship with us in all kinds of situations ... Especially those who thought enough of us to Love us to Jesus ...
 
I am Eternally Grateful for the "fellowship" known as Riverstone Community Church
 
In This Very Special Season ... Practice Thanksgiving ... I think you will be amazed at how liberating Thanksgiving really is ...

 

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Core Groups are Back in Session

On Sunday, January 12, 9:30 a.m., all of Core Groups begin a new study! Tracking with our pastor and his pulpit series, we will begin a brand new study of The Gospel Of Matthew.

 

CORE is the  best way to get equipped and engaged in the work of your church! Again, I ask each of you to prayerfully consider joining us on January 12, 9:30 a.m. for CORE!

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It's 2020 and Wednesday Night Classes are back in session

There is something for everyone. Come join us each Wednesday @ 7pm.

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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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