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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.  

Come worship with us this Sunday

February 5, 2023 at 10:30AM

This week our guest speaker is Rick Wolford.

Rick's sermon is: “Who Am I?

Mathew 5:13-20

Worship Video January 29, 2023

What’s So Important about Lent Anyway?


    Lent (which always begins 47 days before Easter Sunday) begins on February 22.  Why do the dates vary so widely from year to year?  Because Easter Sunday can fall any time from March 22 to April 25.  Here's the reason: Jesus died on Passover, which was observed on the first full moon following the spring equinox.  Easter Sunday is thus the first Sunday after that full moon.  And Lent counts backwards from Easter to include 40 days plus Sundays.

   Why 40 days?  Because Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert; the Hebrews wandered for 40 years in the wilderness; the world was flooded for 40 days in the time of Noah … Each was a period of preparation for what was to follow.  This is why early Christians began setting aside time before Easter to prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection.

   These are meant to be days of solemnity and reflection, so many fast from something during Lent.  Some give up sweets; others restrict their use of technology (TV, Facebook, etc).  Sundays are typically excluded from fasting, since they are celebrations of the risen Christ.


      Others, when they “give something up,” they also “take something on” – such as committing to intercessory prayer for a variety of people and places, or taking on acts of service, justice, and love that bear witness to their faith in Christ each week throughout Lent.  There are countless ways that we, as Christians, can deny ourselves and embody sacrifice, as we remember and reflect upon the One who modeled the way for us – Who made the greatest of sacrifices.  


    Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, during which many churches mark believers with ashes from the previous year's Palm Sunday palm leaves.  As a time that speaks of our mortality and our need of the Savior, we invite you, and encourage you to invite others, to join us for our Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 22 at 6:30pm.


    Why is Lent relevant for the Christian, whatever their church background may be? 

Here are a few key reasons: 1. We need to live in community with the larger body of Christ.  2. We cannot fully appreciate Jesus' resurrection unless we have experienced some of His suffering.  3. Our souls need a period each year for intentional spiritual introspection and contemplation.  John Stott, the great pastor and scholar, set aside an hour a day, a day a week, and a week a year to be alone with his Father. “Just as students need a spring break, so do souls.”


    As we enter the season of Lent, in joy and sorrow, we proclaim, remember, and respond to the atoning death of Christ.  This is a time of preparation – recognizing our need for mercy and forgiveness, which is offered to us in Christ through His all-sufficient sacrifice.  We invite you to join us on this journey to the Cross, and ultimately, the Empty Tomb!


                        Pastor Chris

                        Purge Pride, Teach Truth, Live Love

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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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Dear Friends of the Open Arms Foundation,


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God bless!

Open Arms Foundation

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