October 27, 2017 - Cupola Express
Preparing for the Lord’s Day
Five-hundred years ago a German Monk nailed ninety-five points for debate upon a church door. While Martin Luther only expected a lively discussion, the Lord used this act to ignite the fires of revival, the Protestant Reformation. At the heart of this revival was a recovery of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. We are not saved by faith plus works as the Roman Church was teaching but rather salvation comes only by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ alone. Reading: 1 John 4:10, Romans 3:21-31 and Westminster Confession of Faith 11 and 14.
As we gather to bring glory to God alone on this Reformation Sunday, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Processional Hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, the Acclamation of Praise “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”, and the Hymn of Response “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 106:1)
Celebrating God’s faithfulness, please enjoy the Pastors’ Reception with Pastor David Weber, Mike Palombo, and Shane Whelan as they celebrate God’s goodness in their collective calls to REPC. Please drop by the Fellowship Hall from 4:00-5:45 pm to offer your love and support. Refreshments will be provided “to bless you” into evening worship.
Beginning at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary, the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic will lead us in worship to install Dr. Weber as our Senior Pastor and also ordain and install Mike and Shane as Assistant Pastors of our church. In his sermon entitled, “The Name Above All Names” Pastor Ron will preach from Philippians 2:5-11 with clear focus on our God and Savior for all of life. Look forward to singing together “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “How Deep the Father’s Love For us,” and “Lift High the Cross.”
Nursery will be provided for the evening service for infants through 3 years old beginning at 5:45 pm. Lord willing, our worship will conclude by 7:15 pm.
NOVEMBER 1 – RIVERMONT FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
The menu for our RFN dinner on November 1st is Tacos. Make your reservations online at www.rivermont.org, fill out the reservation card and place it in the offering plate, email email@example.com, or call the church office: 846-3441. Reservations are mandatory and should be made by noon on Monday, October 30th.
NOVEMBER 4 – REFORMATION MOVIE NIGHT
Come join us on Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall to see the beginnings of the Reformation through the story of Martin Luther. We will watch the 2003 movie "Luther". This movie is rated PG-13 (language and violence), so use viewer discretion.
(Childcare will not be provided.)
636: All high school boys are invited for a time of early morning fellowship this Tuesday, October 31st. The guys will join Shane at Biscuitville on Old Forest Road at 6:36 am. See you there!
RFN: Come out and hear how Elijah and Elisha, biblical prophets and men of God, faced the same pressures and weaknesses we do, this Wednesday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm in the Quinlan Room.
FNL: It's time for Friday Night Lights! All 7th grade boys are invited for dinner, games and fellowship next Friday, November 10th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Place: TBD. Parents, please let Josh know if you would like to host.
Club 56 RFN: Join us at Club 56 this Wednesday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm in the Club 56 Room as we learn about “The Five Solas of the Reformation” and five courageous men who stood up for the Gospel they believed in!
Twenty Somethings will gather every 2nd and 4th Sunday in Country Gardens behind the church. We are studying a video series called For the Life of the World, learning how God wants to shape us and use us as a life-giving influence in the broader culture.
NO WALLS MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR APPLIANCES AND CARS
We have several families we are working with who are in need of a washing machine as well as a car. Are you looking to get rid of one or the other? Please contact Andy Flowers at 660-1186 for appliances (working or not working) and Pastor Brett at 846-3441 for cars (working ones only) you’d like to donate. Thanks for helping us meet these important needs.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Join members from other No Walls partner churches for a joint worship service and dinner on Sunday, November 12th, at All Nations Community Church at 5:00 pm. David Weber will be preaching at the worship service. Please make sure you sign up in the Cheatham Center, Locke Commons or any adult Sunday School class today to indicate which side item you will bring to share with 10-15 people.
SAVE THE DATE: PRESCHOOL NIGHT
Tuesday, November 14th, 3:00 to 9:00 pm, Rivermont Preschool Night at Chipotle, 3901 Old Forest Road, Fresh Market Shopping Center. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to our Preschool. Flyers will be distributed closer to the date. Take a flyer to the restaurant so they will give us credit for your visit. If you forget your flyer, just tell them you are there for the Rivermont Preschool Night and we will receive credit.
For those who wish to donate flowers for the Sanctuary, please sign up on the bulletin board beside the Library. If you have a special date in mind, be sure to place your name by your preferred date while it is available!
ANNUAL RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
It's almost time for our annual blood drive and we need volunteers! If you would like to help, please contact Alisha Meador at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-426-0787.
The Red Cross is always in need of blood donations, and they can, quite literally, save a life! Mark your calendars for the afternoon of November 14th. Sign up after the service on October 22nd, or go online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp.
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