Please join us for divine service every Sunday Morning at 10:00 am
***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***

9:00 am - Sunday School for children ages 4-11    AND   
9:00 am  Adult Bible Study with Pastor Sye on Romans
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am - Adult Bible Study studying Church History

Thanksgiving Bag Campaign for the Rock Outreach -  Pick up a brown bag in the Narthex and return it filled next week OR bring one or several items listed below and leave it on the Narthex table.  What do wee need the most? We need Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter (smooth), Powdered milk, Brown sugar, Jam and Coffee to replenish our community breakfast food supplies.


October 28 2017 - LWML Rally at Riverbend Lutheran Church from 8:00 to 4:00 pm  

RLC Congregation 45th Anniversary Celebrations - Riverbend Lutheran Church  will be celebrating the 45th Anniversary of its founding on Sunday, October 29th,  2017 at  the Church. Potluck Lunch to follow the Service.   More information to follow in upcoming weeks.  Contact persons are Sharon C. or Pastor Sye. 

The Rock Outreach:  Opportunities to Serve
 Volunteers have formed the core and strength of The Rock’s ministry for the past 21 years.  You have made the difference in there being a dynamic ministry in the old St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, reaching out to the poor and homeless in the inner city communities around 96 Street.  In the past two years we have experiences a 35% increase in the number of breakfasts being served and our faithful teams of volunteers have met the challenge . . . until recently.
 Several of our breakfast volunteers are retiring.  They are turning eighty or are already over 80 years of age, and they have indicated it is time to retire.  We are especially in need of volunteers for Wednesday mornings.  The hours are from 6:30 to 9:00 am weekly.  Our greatest need is for someone who can serve as cook, working the grill to make the pancakes.  Other meal preparation tasks include mixing pancake batter, making pots of oatmeal porridge, making coffee, and setting up bussing stations. Someone to come from 9:00 to 11:00 am to work on cleanup would also help.
We need a van or truck owner/driver for weekly pickup of food items from either the Edmonton or Sherwood Park Food Banks.  The driver must also be able to lift boxes of food.  We pay for the kilometres travelled.  We also need individuals to be a helper and go with the driver to help pickup food, again must be able to lift boxes of food.
 Another opportunity to serve is on our board as Treasurer.  The Rock requires a certified or experienced accountant who can volunteer for this position.  Knowledge of charity accounting is preferred.  Duties include:  review of data entry, providing the board with quarterly financial reports (Sage 50 software), handling year-end requirements and adjustments, and several other related tasks and reports as required throughout the year. 

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).

Edmonton Area Reformation Hymn Festival "Here We Stand; Now We Sing"  -  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:00 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church  sponsored by CLS 13850 - 119A Street NW, Edmonton, AB  All are welcome!

Fall Quest Course:  Martin Luther's Road to Reformation  1483-1521 AD- October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings!  
Presenter:  Rev. John A. Maxfield, PhD.
 What better way to celebrate the “Reformation 500” anniversary than to learn about the man who started it all? In this course we will examine Martin Luther’s life and the development of his theology from his birth in 1483 to the controversy that developed thirty-five years later after his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses on Indulgences on October 31, 1517 and that initiated the Reformation.                
Join us at the Seminary, 7040 Ada Blvd, or online at

Supper and Video:  Redeemer Lutheran Church (9654 74 Avenue) will be hosting a Reformation Supper and Video on Friday, October 20.  Supper begins at 6:00pm and the 90 minute video, “Luther — the Life and Legacy of the German Reformer” will be shown following the supper.  Please RSVP by calling the church office (780-439-9104).  Pastor Jim Fritsche

Congratulations to the Riverbend Lutheran Church ball team for winning this year's city's A Division in Edmonton Lutheran Mixed Slowpitch League. The RLC Ball Team also took first place in this years’ ABC Tournament in Golden.

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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.  

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