River Springs Church
Saturday, March 28, 2015
For A Fresh Start


Join us in  worship every Sunday @ 10:25am 

River Springs Church 1007 West Shady Grove Rd. Irmo, SC 29063 www.riversprings.org 


Church Cleaning / Work Day This Saturday, March 28, starting at 9 AM. Come and help!

Save The Date!

World Famous RSC Yard Sale – Saturday, May 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vacation Bible School at River Springs Church, July 19 – 24, 6:00 PM each evening

This Week @ RSC

Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.               Church Cleaning – Please come and help!  

Sunday, March 29, 10:25 a.m.           River Springs Worship – Palm Sunday – Special Passion Service

Sunday, March 29, 5:45 p.m.             Adults Bible Study

Tuesday, March 31, 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Ladies Prayer Study – Praying for our Adult Children

Wednesday, April 1st                         No Wednesday Activities

Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.                  Men’s Ministry Gathering

Easter Portraits

Come dressed in your Sunday best this Easter Sunday! (April 5th)

High quality portraits will be taken in the lobby area with donations going to support the River Springs Student Ministry.   An Easter-themed backdrop will be available, complete with a live bunny for children to pose with.  Alternatively, you can choose to have your family picture taken in front of the cross outside.  

The pictures will be uploaded into jpeg format and emailed to each participant for printing of your choice. 

Picture taking will be available before church beginning at 9:45am and after church for as long as necessary. For questions, see Charla Draper.  

Pray for the Boys Farm Senior Trip – Mission Trip to Puerto Rico – Joined by the Dotterer family and Heather Crosby – leaving this Saturday.

Snack Pack Ministry Needs 

Our Snack Pack distribution has resumed providing food to 58 hungry students weekly. Please help serve the community through this ministry by adding an item or two to your shopping list and donating. We need: Breakfast Bars, Fruit Snacks, Fruit cups, Rice Krispie Treats, Lance crackers, Maruchan Noodle cups, Applesauce cups, grits, oatmeal and Ravioli.

Hebrews 13:16 "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

New Life Group Study – Now is a Great Time to Join a Life Group!

"DO Something" - Make Your Life Count, by Miles McPherson

No one has done more good in and for this world that Jesus. During His three-year ministry, He established a moral standard for humankind that has yet to be improved upon. He healed diseases, cast demons out of the possessed, and raised the dead. But the most loving thing He did was to die for our sins, and undoubtedly the most powerful was to rise again. But guess what He said about you? YOU WERE CREATED TO DO SOMETHING GREAT! "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." John 14:12

We live in a world that desperately needs God's love. The brokenness surrounds us. Anywhere we go, we are bound to see nursing homes fill of lonely, elderly grandmas and grandpas; jails overcrowded with lives ruined, some beyond repair; strip clubs full of "beautiful women," many whose self-worth is only skin deep. Abandoned kids, homeless families, hungry people, battered women, overworked and medicated dads. Hospitals are full of the scared, the depressed and the ill. People like you and me. The list is endless.

This upcoming 8 week Lifegroup study will not just be read, but will inspire us to do something for one of these people for whom God's heart breaks. Ask God to open your eyes to see what He sees, ask Him to turn your heart, like rivers of water, to inspire and anoint you to DO Something! Come join us as we seek to reach out to others, as we see how God's perspective intersects with our brokenness so that He can first do something in us and then do something through us. The Plan (3 wks), Preparation, Purpose, Pain, Power & Passion. See Terry Adkins for details terry.s.adkins@jci.com.


This is based upon Stormie Omartian’s book, The Power of Praying for your Adult Children. Please call or text Jenn Marsh if interested at 606-8358. We meet each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the sofa classroom at River Springs Church, except the 4th Tuesday each month when we meet in the evening at 7 PM. This group will be open to any woman, no matter her church affiliation. We know the world today is a much different place than when we grew up and we need wisdom to know how to intercede in prayer for our children. As Hannah prayed in I Sam. 1:27, “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.”  Come join us! Tuesday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.


A Great Gift for your Child or Grandchild

On Wednesday evenings, Mrs. Gloria Shull teaches our children about the Bible. She uses a marvelous new 13 part video series done by the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Vischer. This series is called Buck Denver asks… What’s In The Bible? We encourage parents to send their children to Kidventure each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and, especially if your child can’t attend on Wednesday, we heartily recommend that you purchase DVDs (or just watch them online) in this series and watch them with your child. You’ll learn so much about the Bible that you didn’t know, plus you’ll laugh your guts out. And there’s a new 4 part Easter series that focuses on the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ. You can find it online at www.whatsinthebible.com or maybe you can find bargains at christianbook.com or lifeway.com or amazon.com.

Individual Statements of 2014 Contributions: Are ready for pick up at Church

Last Sunday, March 22, at RSC
Attendance: 134         Tithes & Undesignated Offerings: $3,506.94       Budget weekly required: $4,228

Calendar – River Springs Church

Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.            Church Cleaning – Please come and help!

Sunday, March 29, 10:25 a.m.           Palm Sunday – Special Passion Service

Wednesday, April 1                           No Wednesday Activities

Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.                  Men’s Ministry Gathering

Saturday, April 4, 1 to 5 p.m.             Neeley: party at RSC

Sunday, April 5, 10:25 a.m.               Easter – Resurrection Celebration

Sunday, April 12, 12:10 p.m.             Trustees Meeting

Monday, April 13, 5 to 9                    Relay for Life team meetings at RSC

Saturday, April 18                              Disaster Relief Training in Spartanburg

Sunday, April 19, afternoon               Crosby: shower at RSC

Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.             Snack Pack Bagging

Sunday, April 26, 10:25 a.m.             Student Ministry Sunday

Sunday, April 26, 12:15 p.m.             People Leading People meeting

Monday, April 27, all day                  Relay for Life bank day at RSC

Friday & Saturday May 1-2               Irmo Chapin Relay for Life at Chapin High School

Saturday, May 9, all day                    Jackson: party at RSC

Saturday, May 23, 7 to 1                    World Famous RSC Yard Sale

Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.                 Feeding People in Downtown Columbia, Resurrection Ministries

Sunday, May 31, 10:25 a.m.              Graduate Recognition

June 13 – 20                                        Students: Student Life Camp

June 15 – 19                                        Centri-Kids Camp at Gardner Webb University

July 8 – 18                                          GO:PR:15 Puerto Rico Mission Trip

July 18                                                 Men’s Breakfast

July 19 – 24                                        Vacation Bible School