We are returning to one service for the summer at 10:00 am starting June 9 2019

The Rock is looking for food items – The Rock is running low on the following items: Powdered Milk, Pancake Syrup, and Peanut Butter. Deliveries of these items can be made to the ROCK hall. If you wish Tax Receipts for donated food they can be issued if you provide a store receipt. Cheques and credit card gifts are always appreciated and can be turned into your church or sent directly to The Rock. Thank you.
RIVERBEND CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL is hiring an Assistant Teacher for the upcoming school year. If you are interested or know someone who might be

interested please speak to Deanna Roth about the position or go to our website at for more information.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11

50+LUNCH – Monday, August 26th @ 11:45am at Moxies (4790 Calgary Tr.) We would like to visit with you if you are able to come! Please RSVP  by noon on August 25th.

LWML – Annual organizational meeting at church on Monday, August 19th @ 7:30 pm. All women are welcome!

Bible Study -The first session for RLC’s newly formed Old Testament Study Group will commence at the Church on Tuesday, Sept 3rd from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Contact  for details.

Choir  We are looking for anyone interested in making music, whether experienced in a choral setting or not! We will be meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm weekly for rehearsals starting mid-September. We will be doing repertoire for Thanksgiving / Reformation / Christmas for our fall/winter session. For more information and if you are interested in joining the choir this fall, please contact

PHOTO DIRECTORY- We will be having Photo Directory pictures taken on June 17th& 18th (2:30-8:30pm) here at the church. Our next (and last) dates for Photo Directory pictures are on September 6th and 7th.  Spots are already filling up. Contact the church office to reserve your time slot.  All participants will receive a FREE directory copy.

Singspiration 2019 August 12-17 in Edmonton

Summer Choral Camp for Grades 4-12 at Concordia University of Edmonton. Singspiration is an award-winning summer choral program for youth, now in its 20th year at Concordia University of Edmonton’s School of Music. Outstanding choral clinicians make this one of Alberta’s top summer music experiences for young people. Youth are invited to a week-long music camp where they have the chance to sing, meet new friends from across Alberta and beyond, and participate in a range of fun activities. For more information visit:
Redeemer Lutheran invites you to join them for a Blackletter Calligraphy class (& demo of several additional hands) Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church (9654 74 Avenue, Edmonton)

Instructor : Barbara Keir; Fee: $30.00 (includes all materials and a light lunch) Learn to create word art & letter your favorite quote. Beginners are welcome! Sign up by emailing, calling 780.439.9104, visiting our website at or on Facebook. Space is limited to 20 people so please register early.

Learn Hebrew - Biblical Hebrew, can meet different goals for different people. Laypeople will gain the ability to read the Old Testament in its original language. Pre-seminary students will acquire the competence they need to begin seminary classes. Pastors will refresh their ability to prepare for sermons and Bible classes.

Starting Tuesday, September 3, Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton is offering a 9-month evening course in Biblical Hebrew (BL-090/091) by distance education – you can access it on the internet from anywhere. The course is tentatively scheduled to meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm (Mountain Time).The instructor is Dr. Stephen Chambers, the seminary’s Academic Dean and resident professorof New Testament.
In addition to the twice-a-week “live” online classes, led by Dr. Chambers, the course relies heavily on students’ independent work using the course’s textbook, workbook, and onlinematerials. The course follows Basics of Biblical Hebrew (2nd edition) by Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt. A detailed course schedule and syllabus is available upon request.

The course is reasonably priced at $250 per semester. (Church-workers in Lutheran Church- Canada pay even less.) Interested? Contact the registrar, Anna Yang: 780-474-1468 ext. 227.

Music Programs– Music & Choir Rehearsals are taking a break until Fall. Thanks to all those musicians and choir members who took part in our Holy Week services! If you are interested in joining the RLC Choir in the fall, we are looking for anyone who is interested in singing, whether experienced in a choir setting or not. All are welcome! Stay tuned for more info coming at the end of the summer. 

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 on Mon. morning, Wed. afternoon and Fri. morning.  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 - Thursday morning