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Everyday Joy

Follow along with Pastor Chris’ teaching today

Everyday Joy – Part 5

Philippians 2:19-30 // I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.

25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.

4 Character Choices That Lead to Joy!

1. Shift The Focus Away From Myself

2. Become Somebody That People Trust

    Joy Jumpstarts! (JJ!) The greatest ability is dependability!

3. Learn How To Work Well With Others.

4. Live For Something Worth Dying For.

   JJ! Best use of your life is that which outlasts it!

  JJ! Joy comes from putting service before security!


What's Happening

Dream Team Huddles

Dream Team Huddles

Coming out of our leadership retreat a few weeks ago, we desire to dream about The River with all of you. So this Saturday we are having Dream Team Huddles. This will be a time to come together to dream and strategize about what we see for The River. Your input and support is crucial to the effectiveness of TRC. To join the conversation, sign up for a Huddle time (10:30a, 12:00p or 2:30p) at the Next Steps table on Sunday or digitally here.


Small Groups

Small Groups // Jump Into A Group Today!

Small Groups are a great opportunity to connect and do life with others from TRC outside of Sunday mornings. These will be sermon-based discussion groups that meet in homes throughout the week. Click here to see all the details.


TRC Chili Cook-off

TRC Chili Cook-off

Mark your calendars for March 4 right after service for an all-church Chili Cook-off. Bring your best chili to share and compete in the chili challenge. We’ll also need all of the fixings and sides, so be sure to check out the Next Steps table on Sunday to sign up.


Serve Teams

Put me in coach!

We have lots of teams in need of more hands (i.e. Welcome Team, Sign Team, and Children’s Team), and we’d love for you to jump in. Please mark the “Put Me In Coach” box on your DiveIn Card with the best way to contact you, and we’ll follow up with you this week.


River Student Ministries

High School + Middle School Students

STUDENTS! If you are in Middle or High School. come hang out for a great time of worship, teaching, and laughs every Sunday night @ 6p in the Gym at NP3 Elementary School. And while you are at it, bring a friend or a car full! Head over to the RSM website @ for all the details and info! For questions, email Pastor Seth. (





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