Continued Prayer for the “Congregational Vitality Process” Pathway - We recognize that it is the Holy Spirit who awakens the church for mission and we pray that we will be open to what the Spirit is saying to our church.
Pray for the Vitality Team - Pastor Todd, Pastor Brian, Jeff Carow, Tom Nelson, Steve Schalla, Krista Majerus, Tom Nelson, Robert and Lindsey Curtis, Melissa Falde, Chris Mueller, and Pat Stevens serve on this team. The team met on August 10th and will meet again on September 14th.
Relational Covenant – That we would integrate the covenant into the normal and natural life of the church, as it is a physical reminder that the way we relate to each other in Christian love is a powerful witness. Read about it here.
Biblical Story Workshop –Joshua 1:1-11 (Preparing to cross the Jordan River) best represents our church and will be used as a frame of reference throughout the Pathway process. The Holy Spirit was alive and moving through the fellowship and successful journey to seek this powerful bible story. Read about the time here.
Prayer Team – A Root Beer Float Social was held on August 16, to enjoy fellowship together and to meet members of the Vitality Team. The prayer warriors that have committed to keeping the Vitality Pathway process covered with intentional prayer are: Bob Hoaglund, Bill and Jean Hickox, Linda (Steve) Johnson, Tina Hull, Sandy Payfer, Jake Jacobs, Danielle Ertsgaard, Angie Branum, Bob and Deb Gilbertson and Joy St. John. They are receiving monthly prayer points. The Clarion also lists these points and we hope everyone will partner with the members of this team.
Internal Profile – A 6-question online & paper survey was due August 31. Results from the survey are being gathered for review.
External Profile – The needs in River Falls are plentiful! We pray for hearts to be driven to serve in the community. The mission field is all around us and God has strategically placed people in our church to help meet these needs.
FirstCov History – There is interest in planning for the future 125th Anniversary (in 2019) of our church, as well as the 25th Anniversary of being at the Main Street location. The anniversary booklet history is currently being updated from 1894-current. Highlights are being gathered of how God worked in finding the current FirstCov property.
Praise –This past month was blessed with a successful VBS week: 133 children and 93 volunteers (largest volunteer number ever!) filled the church. $550.00 was raised for Children at Risk Home in Ecuador. Continued prayers for the seeds that were planted in the children’s hearts to grow into a great love for their Maker.