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.
Other Things That Are Going On!
David Shone has offered to be our Power Point person on Sunday mornings! Thank you David!
What I Have Been Reading/Watching/Listening
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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