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.  

Come worship with us this Graduation Sunday

May 15, 2022 at 10:30AM

This week Chris' sermon is “Called to Your Future with Your Past as a Tool”

Romans 8:28, Luke 5:1-11


Piano Selections
"A Time of Reflection"
Presented by Pam Johnson

 
A Word from our Pastor
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“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! … Now is the day of salvation!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17-6:2

A Christian magazine invited readers to summarize the gospel in seven words or less. People sent in lots of good suggestions, and here is one I want to share with you …                      “We are who God says we are.”

Douglas MacLeod expounds on this: “It means I am not defined by social or cultural categories—such as education, age, finances, political view, body image, Facebook likes, busyness, or even how I feel about myself on a given day.  

This is true for each one of us. It means we are not defined in terms of what others say we are—or even first of all by categories that we might choose. Instead, we are who God—our Creator and Father who raised Jesus from the dead—says we are.

As believers in Christ, we are part of a new creation. We are all beloved, forgiven & blessed children of God. We are reconciled to God, who calls us to share this message with others. 

God calls us to be like ambassadors, who represent their nation as they live in another nation. We are called to represent God’s new creation/kingdom as we work with God to bring his love into this world.

We are who God says we are. Since Christ has risen, a new creation has come, and all who believe in him are a part of it.  And, in God’s strength, we can share this life-giving news with everyone, saying, “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation!” 

            A fellow ambassador for Christ and his Kingdom,

 

            Pastor Chris

            Purge Pride, Teach Truth, Live Love

Revised Protocols for Worship

* New Reduced Protocols for Sanctuary Worship:

Effective June 29, 2021

1. Wearing a mask is recommended. However, children under twelve are to wear masks while indoors, and we ask adults serving in Jr. Church or the nursery to wear masks as a model for the children.

2. Physical distancing is recommended.

3. After-church fellowship will continue to occur outside for the time being.

Have you heard of Riverlawn’s Living Into Our Vision initiative?  It’s a detailed plan including a 5-year vision, outlining our purpose as a church, and stating the goals we would need to accomplish as we live into our vision.  The entire Living into Our Vision plan can be viewed by clicking on the link above.

 

This plan will be carried out in 4 phases that will encourage us to grow spiritually by drawing close to Jesus and result in our desire to follow Jesus’ example and command to go out into the world with the good news of His love.  

 

Phase 1 introduces us to the practices of prayer and fasting.  As we pray and fast, we are seeking repentance, unity, and God’s will for Riverlawn.  One way this is expressed is by sharing in a church-wide time of prayer and fasting on the first Monday of each month.  

We know that God has called us to be a light in the darkness and to bring hope to the lost. Our prayer is that each person reading this letter will prayerfully consider what God is calling you to claim as your part of making this vision a reality.

BITTY BASKETBALL 🏀— This would be the time of year to register, but unfortunately we are postponing the program a year (until January 2023).  We typically have our Bitty Basketball seasons for 8 weeks in January and February, with teams for 3-4 year olds and teams for 5-6 year olds. We are sorry that Bitty Basketball won’t have a season this year (it is definitely one of our favorite activities!) We know this is disappointing, but we do hope you all will join us the next time around!

 ~ Here are a couple links to helpful resources:

 

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fasting-for-beginners (Fasting for beginners, informative and relatable for all)

 

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/why-do-christians-fast (Why do Christians fast? Inward, Outward, Forward, Godward)

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June/July 2021 News

Please click on the Staying Close Staying Connected Graphic for the complete document.

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Riverlawn Presbyterian Church

has a gift for you!

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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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Click on the logo above for more details.

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Please show your support and donate to Chris Davis and his team.

Learn more at: www.globallead.world

 

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