Newsletter August 16, 2017

Sunday at Reservoir Pastor Tab Trainor of Grace Church in La Mesa will preach from Hebrews 3:12-13 on our Christian community, the church. That we are meant for each other to fight sin and face life together. Join us at 10 am at Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch. You don't want to miss this. 

Pray Teams - Partner with other Reservoir peeps in prayer on Sundays at 9 am and by joining our Facebook Prayer Group. Email jonathan@reservoirchurchsd.org to become part of the group.  

Production Teams - We are building our teams to help with unloading/loading of the church van, media (projection), and sound. We will train you, all are welcome to serve. Email jonathan@reservoirchurchsd.org to get trained and scheduled! 

New Giving Platform - Reservoir's online giving service is switching. If you come to the website to give each time, no worries just click on the giving page. If you have a recurring payment with PayPal you might think about switching to the new system from our site. You can also now Text-to-Give! "Text any amount to 84321 to give" and follow the prompts to set it up. 

Hold Fast Women’s Retreat - One month away! Ladies, don’t miss the first ever Reservoir Church Women's Retreat! Come reflect with us on Hebrews 10 and share times of fellowship and renewal. We will be in Big Bear Friday afternoon September 15 to Saturday evening September 16. The cost is $75 per person (covers food, lodging, and retreat materials). Contact Stacy sshradar@gmail.com or Janice janchan@gmail.com with questions or register here.

The Battle Begins Anew

Pastor Jonathan's Monday reflection:

It doesn't take long to face the reality of spiritual battle in our new week. I think I was awake maybe ten minutes before I found myself hearing accusation and needing to gear up for battle. It is prevalent. But we are not alone in it, and the victory has been won. 

Exodus 17:8-16 gave us a good model of engaging, facing spiritual battle, praying and partnering with others. This is what we are meant for in the church. To saturate each other in the word of God that we would be prepared and empowered for the battles he allows in our lives. It is Jesus' finished work, his ongoing intercession for us at the throne of heaven, and the strengthening of the Holy Spirit that is the power in this battle. The war has been won and the battles are won in Christ. 

What might you be facing today or this week that is a spiritual battle? Don't disengage, pray. Invite other believers to partner with you, to hold you up, as you pray. And trust in the finished work of Christ, through his sacrifice and obedience all enemies are under his feet. 

Cosmic realities are at play, but you are not alone, in Christ you have been given his power and as the church, we are equipped to pray, that we would see his victory today. 

Let's do this together.