Important Announcement:
Summer Divine Service Schedule - We will be concluding the two-service pilot and changing to the summer divine service schedule on June 24, 2018.  There will be one Sunday service at 10:00 throughout the summer.The elders will soon be reaching out to the congregation for feedback.
Friday June 22 from 6-8 pm SUNDAY SCHOOL CELEBRATION! at Riverbend LutheranChurch...your family is invited! To what you may ask? A Sunday School Celebration!

We’d like to invite you and your family to join us for a hotdog BBQ supper, carnival games forthe children and a round table discussion with parents about Sunday School. We would appreciate getting your feedback about our Sunday School ministry and how we can improve it for next year. We’d love to know how to better serve you as parents and primary leaders of your children’s faith. Our youth will host your children during the discussion time. The round table discussions will start after supper, around 6:45pm.  Please RSVP:
Saturday June 23rd from 10 am to noon. All VBS STATION LEADERS (elementary and preschool) please plan to attend this organizational meeting
Sunday June 24th Congregational Potluck & Mission Presentation after the Divine Service. Bring your favourite summer potluck dish plus a salad or dessert. Invite your family and friends to join us.


Christian Estate Planning Seminars: Presenter- Mr. Allen Schellenberg, MBA, Executive Director and Gift Coordinator with Lutheran Foundation Canada  877-711-4438
Two options: 
June 23rd, 2018 9:00 am–12:00 pm Bethlehem Lutheran 
June 23rd, 2018 :2:00 pm – 5:00 Redeemer Lutheran

Save the Dates: July 16-20 from 9:00 am-noon
Sign up to be part of this exciting ministry! Website registration for children has begun.


Our Riverbend Missions team continue to serve the children and families of this remote indigenous Kyuquot community. August 17 - 21 
KYUQUOT  BC Mission Boat Society.  Kyuquot (pronounced "ky YOO kit") is an unincorporated settlement and First Nations Indian reserve community located on Kyuquot Sound on northwestern Vancouver IslandBritish ColumbiaCanada. Meaning people of Kayukw in the Nuu-chah-nulthlanguage, it is partly the community of the Kyuquot and Cheklesahht peoples, whose band government is the Kyuquot/Cheklesahht First Nation.

“Are Lutherans ‘Spiritual’? We hear a lot these days about ‘spirituality’ and we witness people of other faiths expressing their spirituality in various ways. What about Lutherans? In his new book Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey — Recover the Joys of Piety (CPH, 2017), William Weedon explores eight Godly habits that Lutherans traditionally have used to cultivate a deeper spiritual life. Pastor James Fritsche will be leading a discussion of this book on Wednesday afternoons (at Redeemer Lutheran Church) and Wednesday evenings (at All Saints Lutheran) during the months of October and November. If you wish to participate, please phone the office at Redeemer (780-439-9104) to order your copy of the book ($25.00).”

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 .  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.

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, the CLS YouTube Channel (, CLS Webplayer ( and posted to the seminary’s app (Download from the App Store or Google Play).

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.

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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 and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.  

Note:   Deadline for bulletin submissions - Wednesdays