For the last 2 years we have been meeting on Sunday mornings at The Rex Cinema in downtown Chaska. That is about to change. Sunday, September 25 will be our final Sunday morning at that location. Beginning Sunday, October 2, we will be meeting at 2510 Chaska Blvd.
We have enjoyed our time at The Rex Cinema, but we are looking forward to this new opportunity as we will be sharing space with an Hispanic congregation from our community. A couple of months ago Noe Lara, the pastor of Ebenezer Christian Church approached The River about the possibility of sharing space with them on Sunday mornings. We will have use of the facility on Sunday mornings for our worship service at 9:30 and then they will meet at 11:30. That will enable us to have a little overlap in between our two services, so that our two congregations can connect together.
We are still committed to being a church without walls. Our midweek events and meetings will still take place in people’s homes and in the community, and Pastor Rob will still be using Dunn Bros. as an office location. But this new location will give us more flexibility and the opportunity to have more of a presence in the community. It is a space where we can put up a sign; and where we can meet during the week when needed.
The best advantage to this new space, is the opportunity to partner with Ebenezer. In John 17 we find Jesus, a little while before his crucifixion, praying for us. He was praying for all those who would eventually believe in Him down through the ages. In other words, He was praying for those of us who would eventually make up the Church. And He prayed specifically that we would all be one. His desire is to see us come together in unity, and I believe that this connection with Ebenezer would be pleasing in His sight.
We will be in the new facility at 2510 Chaska Blvd., beginning on Sunday, October 2. Feel free to come and join us!