Restore Weekly Update
This Sunday, you can worship with us in person or online. In response to the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services new emergency order for Covid-19, we will be reducing the max number allowed from 75 to 50 during service. Register using the link below; registration will be capped at 40 to allow for walk-ins at service. We will be arranging seats so that they are appropriately spaced out, so please indicate the number of people in your group. Please remember that masks are required when not sitting in your seat (including entering and exiting the building).
If you are planning to attend, please register using the link below so we can plan accordingly. For those of you who aren’t able to join in person, we’ll continue to livestream our service at 11am.
Boiler Room Prayer Meetings
We have two opportunities each week for you to be a part of corporate prayer! Join us on Tuesday and Friday mornings, 6:30-7:00am. There is no set agenda; our time consists of spontaneous song, Scripture, and prayer by all. So join us using the Zoom link below! Passcode is 165406.
- Volunteers Needed: we are in need of greeters to help welcome and direct those who attend service in-person on Sundays. If you currently attend service in person, would you consider serving in this capacity for this season? If so, contact Heather Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
- Ladies, as we make plans for women’s ministry in the upcoming year, we’d love to hear from you! If you haven’t already, please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey so we can make the best decisions for our women’s ministry.
- Gleaners has a series of food distributions coming up! They’ll be handing out approximately 30 pounds worth of food at Durfee Innovation Society (2470 Collingwood, Detroit, 48206) from 2-4pm on the following dates (all Tuesdays): 11/24, 12/8, 12/22. Spread the word to anyone who could use some assistance with food!
- Durfee Innovation Society: a few other community events happening at DIS include a turkey giveaway (contactless!) in the Durfee parking lot on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 2-4pm. On that same day, inside the auditorium from 2-5pm, they will be giving flu shots and handing out essential items (hats, gloves, gift cards, etc) to those who get flu shots. Come on out!
You can continue to give your tithes and offerings electronically, whether you attend in person or are joining us via our live-stream. Just text “resdetroit” to 77977, and you’ll receive a link to give securely online. If you would like to mail a check or money order, those can be sent to 2701 Joy Rd., Detroit, MI, 48206.
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Text for Sunday
1 Corinthians 10:1-22
For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?