This Lord’s Day we will be learning an new hymn, “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” from Sandra McCracken’s Psalms project. Take time to listen to this hymn as you prepare for the Lord’s Day and the Lord’s Table.
As you may know, our host church, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, is currently closed because of weather related flooding due to broken water lines, leaving us (and them) temporarily homeless. But the Lord graciously provided us several offers of temporary meeting space from churches and organizations around the city. Offers for which we are very grateful.
One of these is from the The Arkansas Dream Center. The Dream Center is committed to “reaching out to those in need in communities across the state of Arkansas, serving their needs, and restoring their dreams.” They have graciously offered us the use of their Community Center near Downtown, on Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive next to Philander Smith College. They have a track record of effective ministry to our city.
Please pray for our host church, St. Andrew’s Church, Little Rock and their leadership. Their Sanctuary and the Commons, where River City Reformed meets, was damaged this week by weather related flooding due to broken water lines.
Until repairs are completed we will not be able to meet at St. Andrews. We are looking for a temporary location for in-person worship, but WILL NOT meet in person this Lord’s Day, February 21, 2021. You can join us online at Facebook Live @RiverCityARP or on YouTube.
Due to the threat of severe winter weather expected in Central Arkansas, beginning midday Sunday, February 14, the Session has cancelled our in-person worship scheduled for 5:00 pm in the Commons at St. Andrews Church. Please join us via live-stream on Facebook Live @PottsvilleARP or YouTube as we worship with our sister congregation, the Pottsville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 10:30 am.
Long before Horace Greely penned those now famous words, “Go West Young Man,” the Apostle Paul heeded the call of the Man of Macedonia to go west to plant churches on a whole new continent. He had formulated another plan, he thought he knew where he was headed, but the Holy Spirit changed his itinerary.
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Acts 16:9
Paul answered the call to ‘go west’ and the gospel was planted began to take root in Europe. The cultures there were very different. Support was uncertain. And Paul had to adapt his usual modus operandi to engage cities without synagogues or significant Jewish enclaves. But he went.
What about you? You have your plans to serve, but what if God is calling you to “go west?” What if God is calling you to Arkansas? Come over and help us plant and grow Reformed Churches in the west.