Bulletin for July 14, 2019


We’re so glad you’re here! We hope your time with us is enjoyable, encouraging, and spiritually inspiring. Get ready to experience God here today.

Who Are We?

We are a 5-year-old church plant with the Christian and Missionary Alliance whose mission is to bring hope, healing, and growth to 2nd & 3rd generation Hmong.

Order of Service

Song: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Welcome (Greg Rhodes)
Song: Ever Be
Song: What a Beautiful Name
3-Part Move - Dismiss Kids/Youth (Jeremy Garland, Kong Moua)
Introduction of Church Planter Jimmy Sourile (Greg Rhodes, Kyle Magstadt)
Sermon: “A Violent Man” (Greg Rhodes)
Video: “Beautiful Things” by Gungor
Song: No Longer Slaves
Song: Love Came Down
Closing Benediction (Greg Rhodes)

Family Worship Today


We love children and youth here at RiverLife. We want them to be seen, heard, and valued. That’s why the WHOLE CHURCH worships together for the first part of service.

Then, about half-way through, we’ll dismiss them to join RiverKids and Thrive Youth Ministries downstairs for their own special time of learning about God.

Current Sermon Series

In this series, we look at the four people from the Bible and how their stories were transformed by encounters with Jesus.

Watch past sermons here (www.RiverLifeMN.com/stories) or subscribe to our podcast

Sermon Notes

Title: A Violent Man (Week 4)
Passage: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Key Verse: “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15)


The true gospel leads to practical, visible changes in a believer’s life.

Mercy is not getting what you deserve.
Grace is getting what you don’t deserve.

Paul’s description of himself: Blasphemer, persecutor, violent man, ignorant, unbeliever, worst of sinners.
Paul’s description of God and Jesus: Gave me strength, considered me trustworthy, appointed me to his service, showed me mercy, poured out grace, gave me faith and love, showed me mercy, showed me patience.

Your story reminds you of your sinfulness and God’s salvation. We tend to forget at least one of these two things. But today, God is inviting you to embrace both.

Today’s Highlight

Join us for a weekend of games, swimming, s'mores, bonfires, ramen, and, most importantly, creating fun memories together!

There will be no service next weekend—Sunday, July 21.

New Here?

  • Relax! Grab some coffee and a snack.

  • Check the kids in. They’ll be safe, have fun, and learn about Jesus.

  • We’ve got a free gift for you. Look for the small white bags.

  • Stop by the Connection Center to learn more about the church.

  • Attend the Pastor Meet & Greet after service to meet Pastors Greg & Kong.

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Giving at RiverLife

We give to God because He first gave to us. Giving to RiverLife changes lives, families, and communities. And it changes you.

If this is your first time here, don’t feel pressured to give. We want you to receive today.

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The Benediction

Pastor Greg closes each service with God’s blessing for you from Numbers 6:22-26. As you go, receive these words…

May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.