WHAT TO EXPECT
Join us every Sunday at 10:00 am
The best way to imagine a typical Riverside gathering is to picture a Thanksgiving meal.
Multiple generations gather together, each person bringing something to the meal. Teenagers huddle together. Older elementary kids play together, with the younger elementary ones trying to keep up. Toddlers squirm in the arms of their parents or parents-in-faith.
The dress is varied. Some are in coat and tie; others wear jeans and a t-shirt. No one notices the difference.
Conversation flows freely, so, too, does coffee, cookies, and other snacks. In time, everyone will be drawn to the Table, a Table, of course, set by our Lord and open to all, with chairs always ready to be added.
Our services are inspirational. Each service serves as an opportunity to praise through music. Music leads us to the Word, which reminds us again and again of who we are and Whose we are. The Word, in turn, returns us to praise so that we might offer ourselves fully to the Divine.
At Riverside, we celebrate Communion (The Lord’s Supper) on the first Sunday of every month. We do so through intinction, a process by which attendees are invited to the Table to celebrate the Feast. Much is happening as we celebrate Communion. As we celebrate, we bless God for all that God is doing in the world, we give thanks to God for the gifts God bestows, and we anticipate the fulfillment of the Kingdom Christ proclaimed. As we partake of the elements, we are renewed and empowered by Christ’s selflessness, we are sustained by Christ’s love, and we are sealed in grace.
Should you like, please join us one Sunday morning. Worship begins at 10:00am -- there is always room for all!