Announcements


RLC would like to invite you to join us for two divine services
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9:00 am and 11:00 am

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Bible study groups - We have several running right now, but if the current groups don’t fit into your schedules or don’t match your needs, and you’d like to join a group for corporate study of God’s Word, please speak to Kathy.
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♫ Music Programs at Riverbend♪♫ are continuing to take a break for the remainder of January, but will resume in February!
CHOIR REHEARSALS start up on Tuesday, February 5 @ 7pm, and will run EVERY OTHER Tuesday. (Feb. 5, 19, March 5, 19, etc.) We are still looking for more voices to join our Choir (especially of the male variety)! If you are interested in joining, please get in touch with Kristin or Sharen, or pop by the first rehearsal! We will be working on repertoire for the Lenten/Easter season.

MUSIC TEAM REHEARSALS start up on Tuesday, February 12th @ 7pm, and will run EVERY OTHER Tuesday (Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, etc.) Any musicians who are interested in playing in a group setting, please come join us! Anyone is welcome!
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Join us for “Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Questions of Culture and the Invitation of Christ” Sundays 7:00-8:30 pm Feb. 24-April 7th, (no class on March 24)

As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend the claims of Christ. This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture. Learn how to share your faith in a culture of opposing world views and articulate why you believe Jesus stands tall above all other gods. Anyone is welcome to join us, so please invite your friends. If you would have questions or would like more information, please speak to Kathy or email: kathy@riverbendlutheran.com
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Join us on March 8th from 7-9:30 pm. An Artist from SmashArt will teach us how to paint, step by step, one of two paintings. You can sign up on the sheet in the Foyer and see the two paintings. The cost is $30, payable at the Paint night. All teens and adults are invited. Come and express your inner artist! No painting experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and try! Please sign up today.
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Monday March 18th at 8:00 pm There will be a Coffee Fellowship sponsored by the LWML. Guest discussion leader will be Colleen Hammermaster on the Topic “Dealing With Difficult People”. All women of all ages are welcome to join us.
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LOOKING AHEAD at RLC’s March Calendar:

Tuesday March 5th 5:00-6:30 pm SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at church. All you can eat – Everyone welcome. Adults $5 Under 12 $2.50
Wednesday March 6th 7:00 pm ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Wednesday March 13th 6:00 pm LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS before service. Watch for Sign up and contact info in coming weeks.
Wednesday March 13th 7:00 pm LENTEN MIDWEEK Services every Wednesday 13, 20, 27, etc.
Monday March 18th at 7:30 pm LWML FELLOWSHIP All women are welcome to join us.
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Mission Trip to Kyuquot BC March 23-30: We currently have a team of 7 preparing to visit the community of Kyuquot, BC on March 23-30th. This will be Riverbend’s third visit to this isolated and smallIndigenous community on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As we prepare, we ask that you pray for each member of our team and for the people we will visit. If you would like send your own personal encouragement to Kyuquot, please write a prayer card that we can bring to the people of Kyuquot. You can give any cards or notes to Kathy by March 17th. 
Please pray for the people of Kyuquot and for the members of our team that we will lovingly proclaim God’s Word through teaching and acts of service.
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Mark your Calendar for this wonderful Family Easter Event: Saturday April 13, 2019! Walk with Jesus is a powerfully moving Family event that guides your guests throughJesus’ last days on earth during Holy Week. They will travel to:

We will need 15-20 volunteers, so if you are interested in making this moving event happen, please speak to Kathy.
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Men's Ministry is the active pursuit of men in order to connect them to God, His Word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing, and training God's man in Christ.
There will be one event in March (Axe Throwing) and one in April (Bowling). Plans are being made for a retreat in early May (at Camp Kuriakos).
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Possible Mission Trip to Kyuquot August 16-24: We are also asking about sending a team in the Summer on August 16-24. This team would be led by someone from the BC Mission Boat
Society. Families can attend and serve together. If you’re interested, please contact Kathy.  If you want more information or to join our email list, please email kathy@riverbendlutheran.com
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Divorce Care is a support group meeting held weekly in a warm, caring environment Mondays  7-8:30 pm at Highland Baptist Church 5351-112 Ave, Edmonton. Church office 780-479-4348.  For other Divorce Care locations in Edmonton Greater, please visit www.divorcecare.org.  This group is facilitated by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. Through video presentations, and group discussion we can help you deal with the hurt caused by separation and divorce.
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REFORMATION "MINUTE"  presented by the CLS faculty, every weekday throughout the fall semester has been launched.  They will focus on some of the people and ideas that renewed the heart of Christ’s church, starting in earnest in the fall of 1517—five hundred years ago.
View online through CLS’s website www.concordiasem.ab.ca, the CLS YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem), CLS Webplayer (subsplash.com/concordialutheranseminary) and posted to the seminary’s app (Download from the App Storeor Google Play).
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Parking Stalls in back alley
Please leave the 2 parking stalls open, labelled Secretary & Pastor, on Sunday mornings, as it gives some of our less mobile parishioners easier access to the building. Thank you for your consideration and respect in this matter.

Please note that Riverbend Lutheran Church is trying to be a scent free environment.  Please keep this in mind as you prepare for worship on Sundays. Thank you.


 

Contact us by email 

Pastor: pastor@riverbendlutheran.com

 

Office Hours

Our Office Administrator is available from 9:30 to 3:30 Tuesday to Thursday.  If you need to reach anyone outside of these hours please phone and leave a message or email office@riverbendlutheran.com and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.  

Note:   Deadline for bulletin submissions - Wednesdays