ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your contribution statement for January thru June, 2018 is available. Please sign the list on the table outside the church office for copy.

Deacon, Deaconess, and Trustee Day - Sunday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.

Need Prayer - Use the prayer request cards In the back of the pews and place your request in the prayer request box In the vestibule. In times like these remember, God is able!

The Prayer Partner Ministry

Prayer Line- Monday- thru Saturday - 1:00 P.M.- 1:30 P.M. The number is (515) 739-1285. Access Code - 572890

Vera T. Johnson Food Bank/Community Outreach

The Missionary Ministry will work to support FeedMore. The Ministry will be collecting specific food items each month. Food items needed for the month of July: Canned Fruits (in its own juice or water). All Items will be donated to FeedMore with the Riverview Baptist Church Vera T. Johnson Food Bank as the donating organization. Help someone in need. Thank you.

The Missionary Ministry

Job Opening - The Director of Music position is still vacant. All interested persons should leave their name and phone number in the church office. A representative from the Personnel Ministry will contact them with specific details regarding the position. Feel free to share this information with family and friends as we continue our search.

Personnel Ministry

Great News! Great News! Great News!

We will continue our monthly ADOPT-A-PEW march the third Sunday of each month (excluding March and June as a result of Women's and Men's/Father's Day). This is an attempt to lessen the possible stress of reaching the requested goal of $100 per member by Homecoming. The ADOPT-A-PEW RALLY is an effort to help achieve our Annual Budget. Envelopes for this march are in the back of the church pews. If you need additional envelopes, please contact an usher. You may continue to use the Homecoming envelope included with your regular envelopes, if you desire.

Stewardship Ministry

Prove the Tithe Sunday- is observed every first and third Sunday.

Did You Know The Real Lone Ranger Was A Black Man? Bass Reeves, a free black man who lived among Native Americans, became the first black deputy U. S. Marshall hunting down the bad guys. He was accompanied by a Native American on a white horse with a silver trademark. Bass Reeves was the inspiration for the many stories heard on radio about the Lone Ranger. Please join the Couples Ministry on the trip to Bill Pickens Rodeo in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Saturday, September 22. The cost is $60.00 per person. You may contact any member of the Couples Ministry immediately following the morning service in the vestibule.

Today is the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. (Pentecost is dedicated to the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Christ). The color is GREEN. Green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things and the promise of new life.

Christian Education Ministry

When I Don't See Answers to My Prayers

Lord, I know that what I may see as unanswered prayer may not be unanswered at all. It means that You are answering according to Your will. Whether I understand Your will or not doesn't affect the fact that I trust it and praise You for it. Thank You for Your unfailing Word and that You always keep Your promises to me. I thank You that Your power is infinite. Your judgments and Your will are perfect, and I trust them. Whether or not my prayers are answered the way I pray them, I will praise and worship You above all things. For You are my Wonderful Counselor, my Everlasting Father, my Stronghold in the Day of Trouble, and my Resting Place. I rest in You today. Lord, I thank You for the privilege of speaking to You in prayer. Increase my faith to believe I can make a difference when I pray. When I don't see answers to my prayers exactly the way I prayed them, help me to not allow myself to get discouraged and lose faith. Help me trust You to answer in Your way and Your timing. "Men always ought to pray and not lose heart." Luke 18:1 A Book of Prayer by Stormie Omartian

The Prayer Partner Ministry

 

Riverview Baptist Church 2018