The Cupola Express for August 25, 2017

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Preparing For The Lord's Day

The church in Colossae had come under the influence of false teaching and the people were in danger of being deceived. The heart of the false teaching relates to the relationship between the law and good works in the life of Christians. Do Christians need Christ plus the law to walk in obedience and holiness? If not, how are Christians to mature and grow in their faith? This week, we will return to our study of Colossians and address these questions. To come prepared for the sermon take time to read Colossians 2:6-15, Isaiah 29:13-14 and Westminster Confession of Faith 16.2,3.

As we gather to worship our Triune God this Lord’s day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”, the Acclamation of Praise “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”, and the Hymn of Response “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”.  Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!

If you’re going to be out of town this Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online (usually posted by Monday afternoon) or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.



On September 3rd, parents of Pre-K through 4th grade should take their children to their Sunday School classroom to meet their new teachers!  The children will not stay in their classes, so you are welcome to visit anytime during the Sunday School hour.This year, you can fill out the Information/Dismissal form online under the Community tab/Children/Sunday School.  Go to The teachers will also have hard copies of the form. 


We welcome our 4-year-old children to begin attending Children’s Church on Sunday, September 3rd.  Our Second Graders will begin worshipping in the sanctuary with their families.

  • 8:30 program: children ages Pre-K through First Grade will meet in the ORANGE room, #115.
  • 11:00 program: we will be offering two classes:

First Graders will meet the ORANGE room, #115. This Children’s Church program mirrors sanctuary worship in an age-appropriate manner.

Pre-K/K will meet in the RED room, #114. The lessons will introduce one Catechism question and answer each week. We use the Kid’s Quest Catechism Club literature. 


Griefshare will begin September 6th at 4:15 pm in room #202 of the Discipleship Wing (from the back entrance the hall to the left).  This 13-week support group will provide support and space for people to grieve together the loss of a loved one or a friend.


Beginning September 10th, from 9:45 am to 10:40 am in Room #203 (during the Sunday School hour), Pastor Brett and Pastor Ron will host an eight-week introductory class about the life, mission, and ministry of Rivermont EPC.  This class is designed for the curious, as well as for those desiring to pursue formal membership at Rivermont EPC.  Please call Janet at the church office (846-3441) for more information or to register.  You can also register online at .



Pastor Brett and Pastor Ron will host an eight-week introductory class about the life, mission, and ministry of Rivermont EPC during the Sunday School hour - beginning September 10, from 9:45am to 10:40am in Room 203.  This class is designed for the curious, as well as for those desiring to pursue formal membership at Rivermont EPC.  Please call Janet at the church office (846-3441) for more information or to register.  You can also register here:


The back entrance of the nursery remains closed due to construction for the organ wall.  Please use the entrance off the side parking lot until further notice.  Thank you for your patience.


Circle 4 will be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in Country Gardens at 10:30 am.  Ladies, please join us on September 5th!


We are having a food drive for the month of September to replenish the food pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items (with expiration date of one year or less) and place them in the bins located in the Church near the Library or downstairs near the Fellowship Hall.  The following items are needed:  peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna or canned chicken, crackers, cereal, pasta sauce, snacks for children such as fruit cups, small bags of chips, etc.  Thank you for supporting this Program.


You can support our Preschool every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus card!

Register online at

After you sign in, register your card with our organization.  You can either type in our school’s name or use our NPO account #91109.


The Nursery is hiring part-time and substitute caregivers.  Sunday mornings are required. Contact Toni Termotto at


The Nursery is in need of baby dolls.  New or gently used dolls will be gratefully accepted, cuddled and loved.  Also, the fall nursery schedule is available for pick-up in the hallway leading to the Cheatham Center.


Registration for the Rivermont Preschool 2017-2018 year is underway!  The Preschool provides classes for children age one by September 30th to Pre-K.  Information is available at the Welcome Table in the Narthex and on the counter in the Nursery Commons.  Please see Ann Knight or contact her at with questions about registration.  Schedule a visit today!


636 is back!  All high school girls are invited for a time of early morning fellowship this Tuesday, August 29th. The girls will join Ciera at the Panera on Old Forest Road at 6:36 am.

High school (9th -12th grade) boys and girls will have alternate weekly meetings at 6:36 am throughout the school year. See you there!


This Fall, Oasis will be studying From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor.  This study guides us through God's great plan of redemption helping us understand His design for His people and all things. Fall semester starts on Thursday, September 7th at 9:30 am.  Childcare will be offered. Registration is open  with additional information on the study.  If you have any questions, contact Eleanor Webb at