I am excited to let you know that the decision has been made to begin morning worship services in the church facility again on Sundays at 10:00 AM. I am aware that there may be differing opinions on when to start our in-person worship services and activities as well as differing opinions as to what guidelines and/or restrictions should be implemented.
You can be assured that our leadership team has not made these decisions based on fear, based on what other churches are doing, or based on popular opinion. We have prayerfully considered the options and based these decisions on what God is wanting for our church for this time.
As we re-start in person services, we recognize that God has used our online service to enlarge our vision and expand our influence. For this reason, we will continue our Facebook Live services at 10:30 AM (sermon only) on Sundays. These services will also be posted on our web page (www.riverlife.us) on Sunday afternoons. For those who have pre-existing health conditions that make them more vulnerable and for those who are not yet ready to meet in large crowds, we believe the online service will continue to be a great option.
On a final note, I want to make you aware of a couple of needs. First, in order to continue a quality online service, we will need to purchase some additional equipment. Would you join me in asking God to connect us with the right people and that resources would become available for this endeavor? If you or someone you know may be interested in helping financially with this need, please let me know.
Second, we need to pray for our church family. Times like we are currently experiencing can create all kinds of opportunities for the enemy to plant seeds of discontent, discouragement, and discord and we must fight for and protect the spiritual health and unity of our church. Would you join me in praying?
Thank you for being part of the River of Life family. If you have any questions regarding the re-start or if there are specific prayer needs you have, please let me know. God Bless!
If you would like to participate in the Facebook Live services, the following link will lead you to the right place...
To stay connected, please get acquainted with these digital resources:
1. River of Life Assembly of God Facebook page.
In addition to our webpage, Facebook will be our primary use of
dispensing information. We encourage you to "like" and "follow"
2. Text/Email updates.
"Stay in the Loop" by texting the word “LOOP” to 701-353-
2498 and get text/email updates.
There are also options that are available for your continued tithe, offering, and missions support gifts.
1. Mail your check/gift to the church (River of Life; 1903 Hwy 20;
Devils Lake, ND 58301)
3. Give online at www.riverlife.generush.org
If you choose to give online, choosing the e-check option
ensures that more of your gift goes directly to River of Life
rather than to service fees.
You are the church. Bless someone today. Reach out in compassion and be an example of Christ's love.
River of Life Update (May 14)
River of Life "Restart" Guidelines
Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 AM.
Kid church will be starting at 10:00 AM also and parents are encouraged to check kids in before service starts.
Sunday School will not be meeting in June, July or August.
The staffed nursery is available for families with kids 3 and under.
Restrict physical contact (handshaking, hugging, etc.). Practice personal health behaviors (hand washing, don’t touch face, cough in elbow, etc.) Feel free to wear a face mask if desired.
For fellowship, practice 6-foot physical distance by spreading out throughout the foyer and sanctuary spaces. Coffee and snacks will not be served.
For tithes and offerings, boxes with offering envelopes are available in the sanctuary and foyer. Communications will continue in a digital format (no weekly bulletins will be printed for the time being).
Bathrooms have hands free paper towel dispensers. Hand Sanitizer is available throughout the building. Regular sanitation of church facilities will occur between services.
We will continue to offer an online worship service on our Facebook Page at 10:30 AM (sermon only) on Sundays. This service will also be posted to our web page on Sunday afternoon. For those who have pre-existing health conditions that make them more vulnerable and for those who are not yet ready to meet in large crowds, we believe the online service will continue to be a great option.
PROTECT AND RESPECT OTHERS
If you or anyone in your household is not feeling well or has an underlying health condition, we care about you and need you to stay at home and worship online. Please be respectful of others of our church community and “pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbuilding.” (Romans 14:19)