Thursday Thoughts – October 11, 2018

As part of my duties as President of Conference, I will be in Sydney from Monday-Thursday attending the Presbyterian Synod Meeting (like our Conference Annual Meeting) and the final meeting of Sydney Presbytery. As always I am available via email and cellphone.

I am in Sackville, NB this Friday/Saturday as part of a meeting for Regions 14, 15, & 16 (the former Maritime Conference & Newfoundland and Labrador as we move into a new structure in January and start sharing an Executive Minister.

This week’s reading: Mark 10: 17-31

Questions I have been pondering:

• What does eternal life mean?
• Give up all my possessions?
• What I am willing to give up for the sake of the gospel?

Reflection Title – Don’t Go Away Grieving

Thanks to those of you who responded to my question earlier this week: Why do you come to church? Turns out that that is the question for next week’s reflection! 😉
Getting ahead of myself. So, if you haven’t responded, you have plenty of time!

At Riverview, we will celebrate the baptism of Paul Lewis.

 

Sunday School at Riverview!
We are doing things a little differently this year. Each week all the children will start in the Nursery. We will do welcome, celebrate birthdays, read our Bible story and take up an offering. At the end of the year, the children will choose a service project to donate to. After the offering, the children will break into age groups for their activities.

THIS WEEK
Sun. Oct. 14th Joint Congregational Meeting at Riverview @ 7:00 pm to approve the JNAC Report and elect members to a Joint Search Committee.
Tue. Oct. 16th Study Group – Cancelled
Wed. Oct. 17th Muffin Party – Riv. @ 10:30 am to noon
Wed. Oct. 17th UCW Meeting following muffin party.

COMING UP
Sun. Oct. 21st Church Services – Riv. 9:30 am and NMR 11:15 am
Mon. Oct. 22nd Worship Committee Meeting @ 7:30 pm
Tue. Oct. 23rd Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm – Complete exercise #3
(pg. 21) in “On Holy Ground”
Wed. Oct. 24th Executive Business Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 27th Riv. Turkey Supper @ 4:30 pm

Please inform the church office if you have changed your e-mail or civic address so we can keep our lists up-dated.

JOINT CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
October 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm at Riverview The meeting is to approve the Joint Needs Assessment Report  (copies available after church) and to elect a Joint Search Committee.

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