It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, everywhere you look it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  If you drive through neighborhoods you see lights and decorations on more and more homes and lawns.  The television commercials and other advertisments are reminding you of all the gifts you need to buy from websites like Flyp.  There are radio stations playing nothing but Christmas music.  I am cutrently sitting in Dunn Bros. sipping my Earl Grey tea from a cup that reminds me to “share the joy.”  You can venture to downtown Minneapolis and enjoy the Holidazzle Christmas parade or the animated holiday display at Macy’s.  And don’t even get me started on the Mall of America.

So along those lines, this weekend I will begin a Christmas sermon series at The River Church.  I will be preaching on the Christmas story from Luke 2.  But during this series we will not be focusing on Santa Claus, or snowflakes, wrapping paper or wreaths.  We will be focusing on the real meaning behind this season. 

I want to invite you to come and check us out during this holiday season.  Or if you have visited us in the past, but it has been awhile, you might want to come back and check us out again.  There are some changes going on and we would love to see you again.

Enjoy this Christmas season.  Go out and check out the lights.  Go downtown and see the parade and the display.  Enjoy your time shopping at the Mall, but also make sure to get to church and spend some time focusing on what this holiday is really all about.

Pastor Rob

The Mapstones
The Mapstones

Hi, my name is Rob Mapstone. I am the new pastor at The River Church. My wife Julie and our 4 children (Jacob, Ansley, Kalyn, and Makenna) just moved to Chaska from Columbus, Indiana. We are very happy to be here and are looking forward to all that God has in store for us in our new hometown.

I want to invite you to come out and meet us sometime. You can join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at 2510 Chaska, Blvd. (right next to O’Reilly Auto Parts). We believe God is at work at The River Church and we invite you to join us as we seek to follow Him!

Service Time and Location

Sunday mornings at The River Church are a time to experience God.  We gather together every Sunday morning at the Rex Theater, 511 Walnut St., in beautiful downtown Chaska,MN. We begin with a time of worship and praise with a contemporary praise band, followed by a time to meet and mingle with others, and then we spend time looking at the Word with a message from Pastor Rob.  We have nursery available and children’s ministry during the teaching time.  We invite you to come and check us out this Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please call our church office at 952-448-1755.

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