Weekly News
Friday, 23rd September 2022


 "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;' and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself'" (Luke 10:27)
 
We Invite you to our Sunday Morning  Service 
Starting at 10.30 am with Celebration, Praise and  Worship
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 We Welcome Pastor Juanita Baker
  our  Speaker this Sunday


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 Juanita's Title for Her Message 
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Key Scripture: Luke 6:46
Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?


PLEASE INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALONG 
TO OUR 10.30AM SERVICE 

 
 Catch up with Sermons you've missed
 
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All recent messages
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Children's Church

 
THIS SUNDAY THE CHIDREN CONTINUE
TO LEARN



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No matter what we do or what happens to us in life, nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.


Children stay with parents to enjoy Worship
in the main service then join Sunday Club from 11am till noon. 



For Upcoming Children's Events
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LATEST UPDATE ON JANINE STELLATOS  VISIT TO THE CENTRE LAST SUNDAY
OF METRO WORLD CHILD


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Everyone was so Blessed hearing about Janinne's work with
Metro World Child
Also sharing Gods word and through song  that He had  laid on Her Heart for us as a Church.
 
 
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For all those that gave so generously a massive THANKYOU. 
we raised a total of £800.00.
For which we Praise and thank God for.

( Not too late to give, mark donation 'Janine Stellatos or Metro World Child'. )
and place in one of the boxes at the Centre
 

Please stay for Tea and Coffee after the Service
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NEWS AND EVENTS COMING UP

Tuesdays -  Prayer
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WHEN YOU PRAY GOD LISTENS 
WHEN YOU LISTEN GOD SPEAKS 
WHEN YOU BELIEVE GOD WORKS
 
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - WHY NOT JOIN US?

Toddler Group 
 
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  Pop Up Shop TODAY!!!
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Great News!!!!!
 we will be offering for all those who visit the Pop Up Shop 
FREE TEA AND COFFEE AND BISCUITS
Served in the Community Café At The Centre
And will be available from 11am 

FORTHCOMING PRAYER MEETING OCT 2ND
AT THE CENTRE
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SEPTEMBER DROP ZONE THEME

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NEXT CRAFT MEETING  6th OCTOBER AT THE CENTRE 

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Come and enjoy a morning making items for shoeboxes.  No craft experience necessary.  Fun and laughter guaranteed!
 
 
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT ALPHA COURSE AT THE CENTRE


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FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE COURSE AND TO REGISTER
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OUR NEXT GIFT DAY OCTOBER 2nd


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Ministry News
        
River Of Life Church
Operation Christmas Child 2022
 
OCC Shoebox Appeal - running a
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
We are delighted to announced that the offering on 4th Sept raised  £1085.10
This amazing amount has  funded 100  shoeboxes from the fellowship .
It is a really encouraging start to our shoebox season .
Its not too late to donate either at church or through our online giving -marked  " shoeboxes "
          THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SO GENEROUS
Please consider filling a box or sponsoring a box for £10. Visit us in the coffee area  for gift ideas . Every box is a gospel opportunity so every box counts .
Contact myself Sally Verow at church or  sallyverow @riveroflifechurch.net for more details .
To God be the glory  Amen .
 
  "Declare His  glory among the nations " Psalm 96:3


 To Watch Kanto's Shoebox Story

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                We are looking forward and trusting God for a successful shoebox season.
  
NOW TO HIIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO MORE THAN WE ASK OR IMAGINE ACCORDING TO HIS POWER AT WORK IN US TO HIM BE GLORY IN THE CHURCH AND IN CHRIST JESUS THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS, FOR EVER AND EVER! AMEN 
                                                             Ephesians 3:20-21
 
We give thanks and praise for your support
Thanking you in anticipation  Sally and the team

 
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One Voice in Prayer

Praying together for an end to global poverty

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Dear Friends,
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a deadly rivalry over territory between the Lendu and Hema ethnic groups has been going on for decades. However, in one area, the Lendu people have extended a hand of friendship, helping their neighbours – who are Hema – access clean water, which will save the lives of many Hema people. 

Bushu is the president of a camp in the east of the country, where thousands of Hema people who have fled violence have found refuge. But the camp had no access to drinking water and many people were getting sick.
 

A helping hand

 
‘When Tearfund came to the site, we thought they had just come to visit us, like many organisations in Bunia do,’ shares Bushu. ‘But then they started to do real work and we realised they were going to help us.’ ‘Before Tearfund came, we had to use the river to collect water. It was not clean but we had no other choice. Then Tearfund came and told us they would deliver safe drinking water.’

But Tearfund ran into a problem...
 

Reconciliation

 
‘As it was too difficult for the drilling machine to get to the site, Tearfund suggested we work with the neighbouring chief to see if the drilling could be done on their side of the river instead,’ says Bushu. ‘I told Tearfund this was impossible as they are Lendu and all of the people living at this site are Hema. 
‘However, Tearfund showed us it was possible and helped to facilitate a meeting. Between us and the village chief we were able to find a solution and so I am thankful… for helping us to be closer to our neighbouring community.’

 
Pray with us

 
As well as saying thank you, Bushu had another final comment he wanted to share: for us to continue helping others.

‘We thank you and ask you to continue to work with other displaced communities and help them as you have helped us,’ concludes Bushu.

Reflect with God over Bushu’s remarks. Are there people in your community who have fled violence that you could pray for and support? Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in prayer for groups around the world who are engaged in conflict; pray for broken relationships to be healed and for pathways towards peace and reconciliation.

‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’

Ephesians 4:32



Pray for the world

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Rainy season begins in Rwanda
 The rainy season has started in Rwanda. Heavy rains, strong winds and thunderstorms have already caused damage to homes and buildings across the country. Pray for protection for people’s homes and for vital infrastructure, such as health centres, schools and bridges. Around 70 per cent of the population rely on agriculture to earn an income; pray for farmers and that their crops will be protected from the storms.

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Fair and just leadership in Kenya
 This week in Kenya, William Ruto was sworn in as president. Thank God that the election process was conducted peacefully. Ask God that President Ruto will lead justly and fairly. And pray for good relationships between the government and charities and faith organisations in Kenya, so that decisive action can be taken to tackle the hunger crisis in the north of the country, where millions of people are going hungry.
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Ethiopia’s October harvest set to fail

 Early predictions are showing that Ethiopia’s upcoming October harvest will be the fifth consecutive harvest that has failed. Tearfund is doing all we can to reach people in need; we have just completed a cash distribution for 402 families in the Oromia region, which will mean fewer people going hungry. Keep praying for provision of food and water for communities affected by the hunger crisis. And pray for the upcoming harvest season to be better than expected.

In Focus: Praying through uncertainty 
 
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Pray with us to the Rock of Ages

It is common to feel anxiety and uncertainty during times of upheaval and change. In these moments we can turn to God, who invites us to take refuge in him through prayer. Whether you pray on your own or with others, finding ways to pray during challenging times can help strengthen your faith and make you feel less alone. However you’re feeling and whatever you’re going through, we hope the following prayer encourages you in this season and blesses your time with God. 


 
‘Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.’ (Isaiah 26:4)
 
•Lord, in a world in which change seems the only certainty –
be the Rock of Ages upon which we can always depend.

•Lord, in a world in which storms can hit us without notice –
be the shelter that we know we can always return to.

•Lord, in a world in which it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed –
be our true north, the star that guides us home to peace.

         •Lord, in a world in which dreams fade and hope seems so frail –
be the vision that keeps our faith alive.

   •Lord, in a world in which grief is the price we pay for love –
be our comfort, be our healer, be our hope for eterni
ty.
 
In Jesus’ name, amen.
 
 
Prayer Ministry
 
 
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Scripture: Matthew 5:7 
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Prayer:
Help us to show mercy through forgiveness, kindness and compassion. 
Amen
 
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