March 22 – Update from Pastor John

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Dear River Bend family,

“We aren’t canceling church. We are just having it online.” A pastor friend of mine spoke these words during a meeting this week and I thought to myself, “So did we, and it was good!”

We will stream our services again on Facebook live this Sunday and for the next few Sundays as well. There will be Bible Study, times of Worship and Preaching as we continue to come together as the family of God, even if we are in our own homes. The presence of God knows no bounds nor can coronavirus stop the proclamation of the Gospel.

There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and great is Your name in might. Jeremiah 10:6

We are working to bring you more things online; as they become available, we will let you know so you can join in. Here is one; on Tuesdays and Thursday’s at 2:00 pm, I’m going to host Bible Trivia. It will be a fun time for us to connect, learn some important truths from the Bible and our faith. If you miss it live, it will remain on Facebook so you can send me your answers later to

Let me leave you with this thought, after Jesus was resurrected He told the disciples to “stay in Jerusalem and WAIT for what the Father has promised.”

There are times in life when we have to wait, now is one of those times. This will all pass, normalcy will return, the threat of this virus will cease; until then wait. Wait patiently, but wait knowing that your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you nor has He forsaken you. You are His beloved and special child, do not be overcome with fear but let Jesus’ peace, which is unlike anything the world has to offer, flood your heart, mind and soul.

If during this time of waiting you need help with anything, our Caring Servants are ready to help. Give me a call at 281-797-4208 and we will have someone to come help you. 

Love you all, Pastor John