12/12/18

Greetings friends, 

I hope that you are having a great week. I want to use this space to invite you to join us for lunch THIS SUNDAY, right after church. We'll provide the meat and the vegetables, we're asking you to consider bringing a drink, or a dessert, or bread to help round out the meal. It promises to be a fun time of fellowship and food, and I really hope that you'll make plans to join us. We'll have some games for the kids and there'll be Christmas cheer to go 'round. Come Sunday for worship and stay and eat lunch with us. I'm looking forward to it.


In Christ,

Pastor Jimmy

Christmas Fellowship Lunch
Join us this Sunday, right after church for a Christmas Fellowship Lunch. We'll provide the meat and vegetables, but we're inviting you to bring bread, drinks, and desserts. Bring them with you to church on Sunday, and then we'll have a great time of food and fellowship after worship. Please make your plans now to stay and enjoy a meal with us.

Connect with Us - Text Messaging
Staying connected is very difficult, but it is very important. Would you be interested in receiving periodic text messages about important events in the life of the church? We're trying a new text messaging system and would love for you to be a part of it. If you are interested, text RSC to 84576 to automatically sign up. Or, click here to sign up online.

Christmas Eve Service
Join us Monday, December 24th at 5:30 pm for our annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. We'll have a brief time of worship together as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior. Bring your family with you and we'll have a great time.

Join "The Story"
During 2018, we are joining together to read through the Bible. And then on Sundays, I'm bringing messages from the previous week's readings. If you haven't already started, today is a good day to get involved. The Google Calendar is available here

Giving to RSC
Don't forget to give. As we approach the end of 2018, consider a year-end gift to your church. Even if you can’t make it on Sunday, you can 
give online.  
Weekly Budgeted Need:    $ 3200.58
Received This Week:        $13279.00

Missions Survey - 2018
Are you interested in Missions? We want to hear from you. We are asking everyone to take a few minutes and complete this simple survey about missions as we look to increase participation with various mission opportunities. You can go online at this link RSC Missions Survey 2018. If you would rather fill out a paper copy of the survey, please take one from either the Welcome Station in the lobby or the Information Table at the back of the big room. When you have completed a paper copy please give it to Terry Adkins or Pastor Jimmy Parris so we can consolidate the information.
 
Some of you have gone on a mission trip locally, in the US or Internationally. Some of you have never done a mission trip, but want to or plan to someday. Our challenge to you is this: Take the first step. Take a walk in another man’s shoes. Encounter Christ as you serve. Do something that scares you. See what God is doing in other parts of the world. Trust Jesus. Ask the Lord what He wants from you.
 
We are all called to the Great Commission. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations," and River Springs Church wants to help you fulfill this calling and take the next step in missions. If you have any questions, contact missions@riversprings.org. Looking forward to serving with you wherever God leads us.

Worship  
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 via jimmyparris.com.

"The Story" Readings - 12/12 - 12/18                 
12/12 - Acts 20-23   12/13 - Acts 24-26  12/14 - Acts 27-28
12/15 - Colossians 1-4; Philemon 1  12/16 - Ephesians 1-6  12/17 - Philippians 1-4 
12/18 - 1 Timothy 1-6

This Week @ RSC                 

Wednesday Evening     Lifegroups, Students, Kidventure
Sunday - 10:25 am        River Springs Worship
Sunday - after church    Churchwide Christmas Lunch Fellowship
Sunday - 5:45 pm          CrossTraining Discipleship

On the Horizon 
DECEMBER 24TH: Christmas Eve Service (5:30 pm)
JANUARY 19TH-21ST: Strength to Stand
JANUARY 27TH: All-State High School Worship Band Leads Worship