Thursday Thoughts – January 10, 2019

The Waters of Baptism!

Scripture – Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 & Acts 8:14-17

Reflection – Does Jesus Care If We Are Baptized?

Questions I am pondering:

  • What does it mean to be baptized?
  • Are those for whom it is an empty ritual?
  • In the reading from Acts, the statement is made that some had been baptized, but not received the Holy Spirit.

A Prayer from Our Moderator

Other Things That Are Going On!


Isn’t this a cool idea?

davDavid Shone has offered to be our Power Point person on Sunday mornings! Thank you David!

What I Have Been Reading/Watching/Listening

Why Some Ministries Need to Die



Sun. Jan. 19th      Service at The Magnolia @ 2:00 pm

Tue. Jan. 15th      Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Tue. Jan. 15th      Worship Committee Meeting @ 7:30 pm

Wed. Jan. 16th     Muffin Party – Riv. @ 10:30 – noon

Wed. Jan. 16th     UCW Meeting following Muffin Party

Wed. Jan. 16th     Executive Business Meeting @ 7:00 pm

Thu. Jan. 17th      Transition Team Meeting @ 2:00 pm


Tue. Jan. 22nd      Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Thu. Jan 24th       2018 Annual Reports Due

Sat. Jan. 26th       Riv. Turkey Dinner @ 4:30 pm

Bible Study! The Tuesday Afternoon Study Group decided that they will do a Bible Study for the next number of weeks. We will focus on the scripture passages for the following Sunday. Since we are not going to be reading a book or going through a series, it’s much more flexible. You can come as your schedule allows. Some of us gather in the Choir Room at noon for lunch and then Study Group starts from 1-2. The readings for January 15th are 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 & John 2:1-11.

Annual Reports! Due January 24, 2019.

It’s getting to be that time again! A chance to review the past year, celebrate what was, and look to the future. Cooperative Ministry: Financial Report, Ministry & Personnel, Worship Committee, Seniors Group, Prayer Pals, Transition Team, Interim Ministry Report, JNAC. Riverview: Chair of the Executive, Stewards, Sunday School, Treasurer, UCW, Dorcas’ Place, Choir, Food Bank, Mission & Service, Trustees, Facilities, Nominating Team. Nine Mile River: Chair of the Governing Body, Treasurer, Stewards & Trustees, Mission & Service, Nominating.

We extend sympathy and prayers to the Wellwood families on the death of their uncle Leroy Bailey.

If you would like your offering to be Tax Deductible by using Offering Envelopes or a Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR) form, please speak to Debbie Musgrave or call the office and we will get you set up.

Riverview Nominations for 2019

The Riverview Executive is inviting representative from each group/committee/team in the church on February 3, 2019 @ 2 pm to consider nominations for election at the Annual Meeting. Currently we have opportunities for two elders, a treasurer and  and secretary. If you think wondering where you might offer your gifts to serve, please contact Gary Smiley: or 902-883-9337

Interim Ministry Evaluation – February 10, 2019

Joint Service at Riverview @ 10 am followed by Potluck Brunch and Interim Ministry Evaluation. Presbytery Representatives Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis and Elaine Gray will lead the congregations in an evaluation process.

 Thank you for the many good wishes for Christmas and the New Year as well as e-advent calendar, cards, poinsettia, and gift card. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.  Pat Spicer



One Comment Add yours

  1. Al Wallace says:

    I like you decision to study and discuss the following week scripture lesson.
    See you on Tuesday.

    Liked by 1 person

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