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

1st and 3rd Sundays
9:00 am Divine Service with Communion
11:00 am Divine Service with no Communion

2nd and 4th Sundays
9:00 am Divine Service with no Communion 
11:00 am Divine Service with Communion 

5th Sundays Both services with Communion

December 1st 2018 from 1 - 3 pm  Please Join us for “One Starry Night” a new version of “A Night in Bethlehem”)  

Please plan on attending and invite your family and friends.

Bring the Christmas story to life! At “One Starry Night”, kids and families head to Bethlehem, where they’ll see, touch, smell and taste what life was like when Jesus was bornas families experience engaging activity stations like The Inn, The Stable, and Stargazer Hill. If you’d like to serve at one of our Bethlehem stations so that families can experience this joyful event, please speak to Kathy.
December 2 2018. Seminary Students Support Sunday. Collecting gift cards from Walmart or Superstore preferred, or cash donations.

Mitten Tree for the Rock. The Tree is up in the Narthex and will stay up until December 9th. Please bring scarves, mittens, socks, gloves to hang on the tree.  We also welcome donations of toothpaste, toothbrushes, small toiletry items for Socks of Love that get assembled.


♪CAROLING, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st evening (details TBA)
Dec 23rd 11:00 am Service Choir & Sunday School children singing.
Dec 24th 6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight & Choir Service
Dec 24th 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 
Dec 25th 10:00 am - Christmas Day Service 

Christmas Concerts Coming up in December Click here 
The Mustard Seed Christmas Wish List 2018
Poster in Narthex Bulletin Board or more information on Website Eg; Build a Backpack; Make a Mug of Joy
CLWR GIFTS FROM THE HEART Catalogues are out in the Narthex,
Gift purchases will make a difference in the lives of people in need. Support goes to people in refugee situations and communities struggling with poverty.
This makes unique giving opportunities as Christmas Gifts.
DONATE: Online:; Mail: CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5; Phone:1.800.661.2597

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.
Music Programs Coming This Fall at Riverbend Starting in mid-September we are looking for musicians and singers of all sorts, and all ages!
CHOIR - We are looking at starting up an adult choir program which will rehearse every other Tuesday evening. This is open to anyone interested in singing; experienced, or not, we would love to have you join us! The choir will ideally help lead in worship every so often, as well as on special occasions.
WORSHIP TEAM- On the alternating Tuesdaysopposite the choir rehearsals, we are looking for musicians who would be interested in playing some music in a group setting. We are looking for guitar players, piano players, bass players, percussionists, singers, ukulele players, wind, string, brass instruments, you name it. Our goal is to learn music that will be used in worship, and also some fun tunes to jam out to. Any and all ages are welcome to participate! 
If you are interested in either of the Music Programs, please email: the music program

Adult Instruction: Are you new to our congregation? Would you like to grow in your understanding of the basic teachings of God’s Word? Are you a long standing member of our congregation and would like to brush up on your knowledge and encourage others in the Faith in a group setting? This group will be led by Pastor Sye. Please consider joining in this study if you are new to our congregation, the Lutheran Church or would just like to learn more.
“Basic Bible Teachings” is specifically designed to teach the basics of the Christian Faith, as found in Luther's Small Catechism, in easy-to-understand terms and in a highly visual format. Young adults or adults who are new to the faith and Lutherans looking for a refresher will appreciate this simple synopsis of the Lutheran belief system.

This group will meet on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm on the following
dates: November 13, 27, December 4, 11, and January 15, 22. Please speak to Pastor Sye or Kathy for more information or to add your name to the class. Workbooks will be available in November.
Director of Education and Youth,
“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 Storeor 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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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 and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.  

Note:   Deadline for bulletin submissions - Wednesdays