Eclipsed by Grace for One Another

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Pastor Jonathan's Monday reflection:

Like a sunset on all horizons... What an amazing thing it was that we witnessed today in the solar eclipse. While in southern California we didn't experience the "totality" it was still stunning to watch coverage of the eclipse and the darkness it brought across the country, all two minutes of it. What a demonstration of God's creation and things he has ordered working for our delight and his glory. 

This eclipse has me thinking about the Christian community. As we heard from our friend Tab this week in the pulpit, we were made to help one another avoid the danger of unbelief and to live together in such a way that people would be left in awe. That we would be a sign of God's redemptive plan working and his glory. Just like the sun in the sky as the moon passes by. 

If we are honest, our daily experience doesn't match the exhortation in Hebrews three. Sure we encourage one another, maybe once a month or so, if the schedule permits. But consistent, ongoing relationship like we see in the New Testament? 

There is hope for us still though because Jesus is not done with us! I have been amazed at how God has worked in our church over the last two years and I have no doubt that he will continue to work as we endeavor to build deep relationships with one another as a gospel reminding community. 

Toward that end, will you pray with me, that the Lord would show you where to invest your time and relationship toward others in the church? Where you can encourage saints. And then engage, reach out, let people into your life, show them your need for Jesus and remind them of how he meets you and eclipses life with his grace. 

We are headed toward "life together," for his glory and our good. Let's keep pursuing this community as we look to Jesus. 

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.