SCRIPTURE READINGS:Deuteronomy 29:14-29; John 4:1-26
(Congregational response: "He is our God; we are His people.")
AFFIRMATION OF FAITHHeidelberg Catechism (1563)
Q. 21.What is true faith? A.True faith is not only a certain knowledge, whereby I hold for truth all that God has revealed to us in His word, but also an assured confidence, which the Holy Ghost works by the gospel in my heart; that not only to others, but to me also, remission of sin, everlasting righteousness and salvation, are freely given by God, merely of grace, only for the sake of Christ's merits.
WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR LORD'S DAY SERVICE! We are presently observing "Phase Two" protocols established for Shelby County. We are also providing an "overflow" venue in our Memorial Hall for those wishing to follow the service apart from those in our sanctuary or outdoor listening area. We are also in the midst of our sermon series, "Day of the Holy Spirit." On this Lord's Day, we will again explore the far reaching implications of the "Pentecostal moments" from the Book of Acts. May God add His blessing to our time of worship and discipleship.
AFTER THE SERVICE TODAY, we invite you to a gathering in our Memorial Hall in honor of the newly married, Grace & Griffin Hickman. We will have a time for prayer, congratulation, and fellowship.
OUR MONTHLY CALENDAR & NEWSLETTER is available on-campus and online at: RichlandARP.org (see "Calendar and Events")
WANT TO LEARN MORE about our church, ministries, mission, and membership? Contact the Pastor (cell) 714- 345-0952, or a church Elder.
THE MEMPHIS APOLOGETICS GROUP: The next MAG meeting will be hosted here at Richland ARP on Friday, October 9, 2020, at 7PM, with guest lecturer, Dr. Calvin Beisner.
CALENDAR: 9/22 - Garden Club of Rosemark will meet at RARPC; 10AM 9/23 - Wednesday Pastor's Bible Study in Memorial Hall; 6:30PM 9/24 - World Witness Virtual Missionary Meeting; 6PM à email link will be sent to our emailing list this week! 9/28 - Ladies AM Bible Study @ RARPC; 9:30AM 9/30 - 5th Wednesday All Church Prayer Meeting in Sanctuary; 6:16PM
Acts 8:13-25 13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. 14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! 21 You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. 22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.” 24 Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.” 25 So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.