The Current - 8.23.21

A newsletter from TRVC Mankato

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. (John 7:38, NIV)

Good morning, brothers and sisters! We pray that you would be filled with the presence of Jesus, and that you would be both refined and comforted by the Lord.

This is The Current, a new triweekly newsletter from Two Rivers Vineyard Church. Our goal is not to further cram your inboxes but simplify them. We aim to be concise, delivering a full roundup of news, notes and upcoming events in an easily digestible format. From announcements of special events to personal messages from the leadership team to church family pictures, it should also be fun!

As our church (and the Church as a whole) moves into a new season, we hope this will help you stay plugged in at TRVC, wherever you are both physically and spiritually. So thanks for subscribing! You can expect newsletters to arrive every three weeks, on Mondays at 7 a.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Speak Life Saturday (Saturday, Aug. 28, 12 p.m.): Come to TRVC and make an encouraging sign or two, then join us in lining Madison Avenue to give passerby some unconditional affirmation.

  • Two Rivers Tailgate (Sunday, Sept. 5, 12-1:30 p.m.): Join us at the Benjamins’ home (411 Mound Ave., Mankato, MN) to hang out and rep your favorite football team. Hot dogs and beverages provided, but feel free to bring a side to share.

  • Walk for Recovery (Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.): Shannon Welker is putting a team together for WEcovery/Beyond Brink’s annual event. Anyone interested in walking, face-painting or just donating to our walking team should contact Shannon (

  • Outdoor Baptism Service (Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.): Join us at Bray Park in Madison Lake for a special time of worship and celebration, followed by a cookout.

Inside the Sermon Series

  • Are you growing up or just growing old in your faith? What are our instructions for maturing as Christians? Watch/listen to Pastor David Welker unpack Scripture in Sunday’s important message from the “Hey Jude” series.

  • Coming in September: “The Heart of Worship,” a new series exploring what the Bible says about worship and its place among the followers of Jesus. We hope you’ll join us to explore what A.W. Tozer once called “the missing jewel in modern evangelicalism.”

Notes from Leaders

  • Krista Brandt (youth): Wednesday night hangouts will return Sept. 8! Any students grades 6-12 are welcome from 6:30-8 p.m., at TRVC. We'll kick off the school year with pizza, games, and prizes!

  • Shannon Welker (children’s/welcome): Starting in September, we’ll begin using a new K-5 curriculum in Outfitters, our kids ministry. The curriculum comes from Vineyard Kids USA and include both thoughtful lessons and fun Bible-sharing activities like music, skits, crafts and more. There are seven lessons in total, the first highlighting the fact that God can change us from the inside out, with six others introducing godly characteristics the Holy Spirit wants to help us reflect: Boldness, compassion, generosity and love.


As believers, we know that everything we own is, at some level, a gift from God. Consider giving back to TRVC with a tithe or offering.


Have something to share in the next newsletter? Or just a general question or comment? Feel free to contact Cody Benjamin ( or Pastor David Welker ( Find us on social media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram.