Welcome

 

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.  

 

Sunday Morning Online Worship

Sunday, May 31st. at 10:30 am.

Chris' sermon is: God’s Power for God’s Purpose (in You and Me)

 

Acts 2:1-12, Ephesians 5:18 

 

Dear Riverlawn family and friends,

 

Your Riverlawn church leadership has taken very seriously how to best care for, safeguard, and nurture our community of faith throughout these unique days.  Much discussion and deliberation has gone into making the necessary preparations to promote safety and overall wellbeing.  

 

A Relaunch Team was appointed by the session to develop just that – a plan for relaunching corporate worship while staying informed, determining proper timing, and setting up the various dimensions involved in process.  While we will also need to determine other group aspects of our life of faith – such as Sunday school, small groups, and other programs – for now, the focus is responsibly restoring corporate worship.

 

After taking time to gather information, as well as input from our members, we have determined to resume corporate worship starting May 31 – but in a unique way – Drive-In Worship.  

 

Instead of meeting in the building, we will be worshiping from our vehicles in the church parking lot.  Sound strange?  Yes, but it also serves many purposes: it promotes social distancing as we take phasing steps; it not only promotes protection of those who may have health conditions, it also provides greater peace of mind and proper focus during worship; and it is a creative way to rejoice in the presence of our God as wait upon Him for what lies ahead.

 

We recognize that you likely have questions about Drive-In Worship.  The Relaunch Team has put together the following information to give a better sense of what this will look like:

  •          Worship will resume on Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 AM in the Riverlawn parking lot. 

  •          The service will last approximately 40 minutes.

  •          No facilities will be available. Therefore, attendees are encouraged to use the restroom before coming to the service. 

  •          The parking lot will be configured with a canopy near the gym door to cover the portable sound system that will be used. 

  •          Ushers will be available to direct parking. Vehicles will be parked along the Cottage side of the lot and facing the Gym. Once those parking spaces are taken, the ushers will direct attendees to park along the Gym side of the parking lot. 

  •          Attendees are asked to open the driver side windows (front and back) only. This will help to insure the safety of others. 

  •          Ushers will be at the parking lot exits to receive offerings at the conclusion of the service.

  •          In case of rain, we plan to have the service in the gym; ushers will direct attendees to chairs that will be set up to accommodate social distancing.  Masks are required, and if someone doesn’t have a mask one will be provided. 

  •          We will advise our neighbors via a note in their mailbox that we will be having drive-in worship and that they are invited. 

A couple final notes: We will continue to offer online worship!  If for any reason you decide it is best to wait before returning for in-person worship, we support that decision and encourage you to continue to worship with us online, and to invite others who have decided the same.  

In addition to the recorded version that is provided via email blast, our website, and church Facebook page, we also plan to stream the worship service via Facebook Live, so viewing the Drive-In Worship live from your home would also be an option. 

Finally, you may be aware that May 31 is also a very important day in the life of the Church – Pentecost!  This is the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all believers – His powerful and personal presence coming to fill us, equip us, and speak through us the glory of our God, the wonders of His grace, and the enduring presence of Christ in our midst!

People from all the surrounding nations gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the festival of Pentecost.  And it was on that day that the Spirit of God came in power upon them.  With that same Spirit within us, let us gather in joy and faith to worship the God who makes us alive for His purposes!  

And whether we come together from our cars, or continue to meet from our homes, may we all put our trust in the Spirit of the Living God, praying that He would renew us, that He would set us apart for His purposes, that He would give us the grace to keep Him as the center of our focus, that we may seek His glory above all.

Peace be with you,

Pastor Chris, the Relaunch Team, and your Riverlawn Session

 

Riverlawn Presbyterian Church

2008 Pennsylvania Ave.

St. Albans, WV  25177

(304) 727-8872

rpc.pastor@suddenlink.net

www.RiverlawnChurch.org

Facebook: Riverlawn Church SA

Worship includes music.

Below are this week's worship music selections.

Just click on the title to hear the music.

 

Select "Music Archives" for past weeks music.

05/31/2020 Sunday Worship Selections:

Pentecost Sunday

Awake My Soul (Chris  Tomlin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWpvknKuYrg

The Comforter Has Come (City on a Hill) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SP6woDTM0o

Holy Spirit (Bryan & Katie Torwalt) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ompcWWwZk

Holy Spirit, Rain Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-SI_HRWooA

Where the Spirit of the Lord Is (Life.Church)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZaqADo_aT4

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A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR

Dear Riverlawn family and friends,

 

As you may have guessed, our worship together in upcoming weeks will be online (we will also inform you when we resume our gatherings in person).  You will be able to access the Sunday morning video at our regular time of worship, 10:30 a.m. (also available to view anytime afterwards).  It will be available on our Riverlawn Church Facebook page, as well as on YouTube, which will also be accessible through our website www.RiverlawnChurch.org.  

 

Along with the Sunday video, there will be links to songs of worship, and we invite all of our members to use this time to draw near to God – may we lift our hearts to Him in song!  If you tune in via Facebook, you are also welcome to lift up prayers in the comments for our leaders, medical officials and care professionals, others assisting at this time, or anyone who may be in need.

Let us encourage you in the coming days to do the following: 

  • Join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:30. This will give us a chance to, in the midst of physical distancing, to uniquely gather in spirit. 

  • Allow yourself more time to read and reflect on Scripture. Stay active and engaged with personal and family devotions.  Utilize online Bible studies.

  • Take advantage of this slower pace of life to simply be with Jesus. Take prayer walks.  Pray for our world, our nation, and our state.  Pray for our community, pray for the body of Christ, pray for one another.

  • Seek out ways to love your neighbors in the midst of this crisis. Call and check in on others, especially those who might be particularly isolated. If you know of specific needs, please share that with us! 

  • Please continue to give faithfully.  Your tithes and offerings can be mailed to the church office address or made electronically through your bank (help with this can be found on the website). 

  • Above all, let us continue to trust in Jesus, who is Lord of all. Let us trust that he is sovereign - let his light shine in the midst of darkness!

 

Not meeting physically is a difficult change, but we are asking the Lord to grow the body of Christ during this time.  These are unique days to offer a distinctive witness as those who have a Living Hope!  In our time of need, may this world turn to, and trust in, our Sovereign Savior.   

 

Pastor Chris

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If you would like to give electronically, it's easy with electronic access to your bank.

Simply log on to your bank account and look for the “Pay a person” or “Bill Pay” or some other option to make a payment. Once you do that your bank website will guide you through the steps to make a payment. The normal identifier your bank will need is the recipients e-mail address. In this case, you should use the church e-mail address, which is: rpc.office@suddenlink.net.

Or you can mail a check to:

Riverlawn Presbyterian Church

2008 Pennsylvania Ave.

St. Albans, WV 25177

Riverlawn family and friends,

 

We have created a way to have Family Night together online with Zoom (live video conferencing)!

 

Join us each Wednesday at 6:00 PM for a time to come together to pray and worship! (Just use the link below when the time comes!)

 

The format will be as followed:

* A time to talk with everyone

* Songs of Worship 

* Kids Bible Lesson 

 

You can come and go at any time during the meeting.

 

The highlighted link below can be used each week.  The link can be used on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

 

(Plus, we have attached a couple of sheets that can be used with our Family Night kids throughout the week). 

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We hope you can join us for our online Family Night gatherings! 

Riverlawn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Click Here:

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/522120210

 

Meeting ID: 522 120 210

 

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system:

Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/uJYvduuorDoq1QiMwGHlVV1VDKrKI6hZHQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKuyqrDooGtaUsFz9a7AtA5nibN_ukyB_o45KuzfpNRYCVCfdJMlrZLpFOOmB

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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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