Pastor Rick: Keeping Up with Changing Times

by Pastor Rick Henderson

Earlier this month we changed our church service times, and we are thrilled with how you have responded. This change sets us up to be able to offer a variety of service times and styles as we move closer to being a fully-functioning facility. 

As expected, the 10 am service has become the favorite among our attenders. Can you believe that we are already reaching our max capacity for that time slot? I love it. If the 10am has become your preferred time slot, I want to make you aware of a new opportunity we have to serve the community of Rochester. 

Autumn Ridge has been a partner with the local chapter of MN Adult Teen Challenge for some time now, and we have recently agreed to reserve 50 seats at the 10am service time for them. We are excited to welcome them back to the facility! In order to make this happen, they need to be scheduled for the 10am slot.

So how can you help? We are asking that some of our 10am attenders switch to the 11:30 am service. If you don’t know by now, I am a raving football fan (Geaux Saints)!  For those of you who are football fans, let your DVR become your best friend.  Bonus—you can skip commercials.  Personally, I might be in debt to DVR technology for saving me from marital strife. 

It’s thrilling and humbling to know that our church is a home to you and many others.  If you are comfortable meeting in large gatherings, I hope to see you on Sundays—maybe even at 11:30am.

Worship with with us this weekend

Saturdays, 5:30pm – contemporary, streaming only
Sundays, 8:30am – traditional, streaming only | Sundays, 10:00am & 11:30am – contemporary, streaming & in-person