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Welcome to Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, where we strive to: purge ourselves of pride by focusing on and glorifying God, teach the truth through fellowship & discipleship, demonstrate a life of love through service to others, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those in need. 

Our Mission


At Riverlawn Presbyterian we believe that we have a mission to both our local community as well as a global outreach. We want to provide a place where people can encounter Jesus Christ. Riverlawn feels called to minister to families and children in our community.  

Worship Video March 19, 2023

Come worship with us this 5th Sunday of Lent

March 26, 2023 at 10:30AM

This week Chris' sermon is: Jesus Beside Barabbas:
Has the Sinless One Taken Your Place?

Matthew 27:11-26

Worship Video March 26, 2023

There’s a movie I like that came out about 5 years ago.  It’s all about how a man and his friends seek to undo the tragic and horrible acts of a villain named Thanos – whose name literally means “Death.”  This walking personification of death has wiped out half the life in the cosmos.  It’s just gone.  But our hero and his friends won’t give up hope that what was lost can be restored.  Does this story sound familiar to any other story you’ve heard? 

One of the most interesting parts of the movie is when they’re able to look into all possible futures – almost like having an all-powerful eye looking from outside of time; and after all the thousands of possible scenarios, they discover how many possible ways there are to beat Thanos … ONE.  And it struck me how close to the gospel this is … because how many ways were there for our lost and fallen race, intractably bound in the grip of death, to be restored?  How many plans would have worked?  How many people could have truly been strong enough to do it?  ONE.

            The movie ends with Death and our hero standing off against each other.  The proud villain who thinks he has won simply says, “I am inevitable.”  And our hero, bruised and bloody, quietly and defiantly responds, “I AM” … and he pauses, letting those two words linger there for a moment (How interesting, since that is the name that God gave himself to be known by his people: Yahweh – “I AM”). Our hero, on the brink of death, says “I AM…” says his name, and snaps his fingers.  It’s like he’s saying, “It is finished.”  The hero dies, but it’s because he knew it was the only way.  And then, all the billions of people who had been taken – who were lost – are returned.

            I like that film for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is it reminds me of the lengths to which my God and Savior went to bring us back to him.  And all of Christ’s love, all of his signs and wonders, all of his teaching and compassion, all of his perfect obedience to the will of the Father … is summed up in those 3 words of his on the cross – whispered into the face our enemy, the face of death:  “It is finished.”

    Now, in movies and comics, heroes somehow come back from the dead, all the time it seems.  That’s almost expected in fiction and fantasy.  But that can’t happen in real life … until it did.  He is here, and He forever proclaims, “I AM … ALIVE!

                It is true!  Let us rejoice over the Risen One!

                Pastor Chris

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Riverlawn Presbyterian Church

has a gift for you!


Riverlawn family and friends -


I’m excited to share that our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! 


It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.


Now, let’s create your account! There are two simple steps:


  1. Click on the "Get Started" button below to create your private account and start watching right away!

  2. Download the RightNow Media app for smart phone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV. 


We hope you and your family enjoy this gift from all of us here at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church.


In the matchless love of our Savior,

Pastor Chris


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