Greetings friends,

I hope that you are having a fantastic week. Please join me in praying for all of our ladies that will be on retreat together this weekend. We're praying that God uses this time to bless and renew.

I'm really looking enjoying our series, Who Are You? I'm looking forward to this Sunday when we'll do part 4. Join us for coffee at 10, followed by worship at 10:25. I hope to see you there.

In Christ,

Pastor Jimmy

Snack Pack Ministry – Help Needed – Saturday, October 12th
October is Snack Pack Food Drive month, where AmerisBank on Lake Murray Blvd matches everything donated at the Food Drives one-for-one. There will be a Food Drive every Fri-Sun, every weekend in October at both Irmo Wal-Mart’s and Sam’s Club. These supplies help with 2 weeks worth of snack pack supplies per month for each sponsor in the Snack Pack Program – that includes us, RSC. All sponsors volunteer sometime during October and RSC’s timeslot is 9 am-noon, Saturday, October 12th at the Ballentine Wal-Mart. We need a minimum of 8 volunteers to fill our timeslot. More than 8 volunteers is our goal so we can split the shift and not have to work it for 3 hours. Can you help with 9am-10:30am or 10:30am-12:00pm or all 3 hours? We greet customers, hand them a flyer and ask if they would like to donate an item or two for the Snack Pack Program in our school District. It is a good time of fellowship, community service and helps our Snack Pack Ministry. Please contact Terry Adkinsto sign up.

Community Trunk or Treat
Our annual Community Trunk or Treat is coming. It's Tuesday, October 29th. It's always a wonderful time of food, fellowship, and fun. Families from all over the community come and trick or treat with us and we feed them.

Last year, we had hundreds of people from our community come hang out with us. We're expecting another huge crowd, so we need as many trunks as we can get. Will you decorate your trunk and bring candy to give to the kids? You can reply to this email to sign up.

Eyeglasses for the Homeless
As our members have met needs among the homeless community, one ongoing need that has jumped out has been the need for help with vision. Many on the streets need eyeglasses and we are going to see if we can help. We are collecting gently used or new reading glasses of all levels, as well as gently used prescriptions eyeglasses. There are 2 collection boxes at the church ready for you to fill. Please bring any glasses that you no longer use, or you could buy a pair or 3 from the drug store to donate. This will be an ongoing ministry and we will distribute them regularly.

Volunteers Needed
Have you found your place of service at RSC? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our A/V ministry. Experience is helpful, but it's not required. We'll train you for the job you want. Reply to this email to volunteer.

Mission Trip? What if I’m Not Ready?
Missions, and participating in missions, isn’t about whether you have some divine calling, or if you are gifted, or if you are trained or equipped, or spiritually mature enough, or a good-enough Christian. Missions is about an invitation that Jesus has extended to every believer to ‘come and declare the Kingdom of Heaven is here!’

You may be asking yourself these questions – Am I ready? Am I spiritually mature enough? Do I know the Bible well enough? What if I won’t know what to say? Will God really use me? We often doubt that Jesus could ever use a broken sinner like you or me to do his wonderful and incredible work. The good news is, like the disciples, you don’t have to be good enough, or know enough, or be enough. The good news is God is good enough, that He is able and that He can do all the things that we can’t do.
Still not convinced?

Take a look at what is already being done through River Springs Church at the Mission table. While you are there check out the library of books about ordinary people all around the world doing extraordinary missions – because they chose to love others, be faithful, obedient and “GO”. These real-life stories are inspiring as they go to restore and redeem a broken world, they go to heal the broken-hearted and free the oppressed and join Jesus in His Father’s business. The library has books about missions all over the world, near and far. It has books that can be shared with your kids or as a family - about serving everyone, everywhere. Take one, read it, bring it back or share it with another person.

Let’s trust God to do something spectacular – not because we are exceptional people – but because He is an extraordinary King, who can do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine. Contact missions@riversprings.org with your thoughts, your own stories or any questions about missions.

Giving to RSC
Don't forget to give. Even if you can’t make it on Sunday, you can
give online.
Weekly Budgeted Need: $3529.58
Received This Week: $1845.95
YTD Budgeted Need: $133,824.04
YTD Received: $120,744.73

Every week, in this space, I will put a link to Sunday's worship setlist for anyone interested. This week's list is available here via Spotify playlist or here at jimmyparris.com.

River Springs Readings - 9/25 - 10/1
9/25 - Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2 9/26 - Isaiah 4-6; Galatians 3 9/27 - Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4 9/28 - Isaiah 10-12; Galatians 5 9/29 - Isaiah 13-15; Galatians 6
9/30 - Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1 10/1 - Isaiah 19-21; Ephesians 2

This Week @ RSC

Wednesday - 6:30 pm Students, Kidventure, and Life Groups
Friday - Sunday Women's Retreat
Sunday - 10:25 am River Springs Worship Monday - 6:30 pm Life Group

On the Horizon
OCTOBER 8TH-15TH: Adult PR Mission Trip
OCTOBER 12TH: Snack Pack Food Drive - Ballentine Wal-mart
OCTOBER 29TH: Trunk or Treat
NOVEMBER 9TH: Holiday Market and Food Truck Fair
DECEMBER 14TH: Wreaths Across America