Refuge Family Notes: Week of August 9th

Sunday Service
Sunday, August 16th, we’re planning to have our next outdoor service, weather-permitting — masks are optional for outdoor services. Please continue to plan on bringing your own seating from home and check your email and the website for updates on weather-related announcements.

*Our Facebook Live option will continue for those who are either experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are uncomfortable returning to a corporate setting. Full corporate worship guidelines & best practices available here: COVID-19 Worship Guidelines*

**Masks now mandatory for indoor services per MN state mandate**

New Giving Method
Financial giving via direct deposit is now available. You can either stop by the church office to fill out the proper forms or request to have them mailed to you by calling the office at (320) 269-7500. Forms may be brought back to the office in person or mailed back to 1117 Benson Rd. Montevideo, MN 56265.

Bring It Home
The Refuge Church is now a site for families to pick up a bag of free food, one per child. This is provided through a grant received by the Montevideo Bring It Home Backpack Program. Please share this information with anyone who may be blessed by a little extra help. They can stop by during weekday office hours (9:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm, M-Th) or on Sunday mornings (8:30am-10:00am), no questions asked. The bags are inside the church building through the east/front entryway on the counter to the right after you enter.

Anyone interested in being baptized should indicate their interest to Pastor Bruce.

Prayer Boost #8 – Prayer Practice Provides Praying Confidence
Boost prayer confidence in your household by starting your meals praising God by describing some aspect of His character when you pray for the meal. End the meal with each person thanking God aloud for a reason they have to be grateful specifically from that day.

Psalm 86:12 — With all my heart I will praise You, O Lord my God. I will give glory to Your name forever, for Your love for me is very great.

If you did not receive any green Prayer Boost Postcards, they are available every Sunday at the Welcome Table.

Health Challenge – Strengthen Your Body By Breathing Deeply
Deep breathing is also sometimes called diaphragm breathing or belly breathing. When you breathe deeply, the air coming in through your nose fully fills your lungs, and the lower belly rises. Deep abdominal breathing brings about the beneficial more complete exchange of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. It can slow the heartbeat and stabilize blood pressure also helping you relax. Try this first thing in the morning and thank the Lord for a new day while you breathe deeply.

Partnership Prayer Plan
To encourage our Refuge family, we want to stay connected by praying for a family member/s, a college student and a small business each week and our missionary of the month.  Talk to God, thanking Him for each one listed.  Ask Him to strengthen their desire to know Jesus more and build their desire to trust God and His word.
  • Family of the Week:
    Ron & Brenda Kaihoi
  • Students of the Week:
    Pray for college students planning to be away from home and those doing online schooling this coming year.
  • Local Business of the Week:
    Koosmann Painting — Gary Koosmann
    Montevideo, MN
  • Missions Highlight of the Month:
    June Pacleb — Church planting in The Philippines


The Refuge Church
1117 Benson Rd.
Montevideo, MN