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Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:45 am
Mark Your Calendars!
9.11: Elevate Kick-Off, 6-8 pm (for 6th-12th graders)
9.14: Men’s Bible Study, 8-9 am
9.14: Women’s Gather & Grow, 10-11:30 am
9.15: Tim Ciccone, 6-8 pm –           Generational Evangelism & Discipleship
9.17: Women’s Bible Study, 6:30-8:30 pm   When God Says “I Will…”  
Who are your people?
Riverwood Connect Groups are starting up this fall! Sign up begins this Sunday at the table. 

What are Connect Groups at Riverwood? 
A group of people helping each other follow Jesus!  A Connect Group is simply a group of people who meet regularly to eat and pray together, help care for each other, and discuss their next steps in following Jesus.  It’s our hope that every person from Riverwood would be part of a Connect Group, because the way of Jesus can only be lived out with people, as they connect in community!
Attention Parents and Youth Leaders: Don’t Miss Out This Sunday evening!
Generational Theory: Boomers, Xers, Millennials, and now…GENERATION Z!
Seminar by Tim Ciccone, Sunday September 15th, 6-8 pm
At this free seminar, the various aspects of Generational Theory that impact culture and the church as it pertains to evangelism and discipleship will be discussed. This seminar is intended for anyone who has a heart for youth and young adults—which includes parents, pastors, youth volunteers, church leaders –literally anyone who is interested in the future of the church.
(This is not a seminar for teenagers.)   
Tim Ciccone is the Director of Youth Ministries for the Evangelical Covenant Church and is also a former student of Pastor Keith!
Who will you be inviting to attend with you?
Membership Class
The next Riverwood Membership class will be on Monday, October 21st, from 6:30-9:30 pm.  To get a jump on the application, fill out the membership form here (Online Membership Form), or you can email the office ( to get a paper copy. Application deadline is Friday, October 4th. Please direct any questions to board member Jeremy Huebsch (
Prayer at Riverwood!
Riverwood has a new way to pray! We now have a website for Riverwood Covenant Church. Anyone can join–it is a great way to get to know each other and to pray for each other! Follow the link below to set up your account:
Prayer will be held every Sunday morning at 8:30 am in Classroom 4. Then, from 8:45 am-noon, Pastor Keith’s office will be open for prayer every Sunday. Join us for these great opportunities to pray over our church and community!
Serve Team Fall Launch
If you are looking for somewhere to serve at Riverwood, the Serve Team has information on all of the ministries at Riverwood and space to sign up. The Serve Team will connect you with the ministry lead of the area you are interested in serving in. Not sure where you want to serve? The Serve Team can help! Contact if you have any questions. 
**Please note: for our nursing mothers, we now have a TV mounted in the nursery that will be streaming the service on Sunday mornings. If you would like a quiet place to nurse and don’t want to miss the service, now you can head to the nursery.**
Pray for Haiti!
Continue to be in prayer for Haiti and Steve VanOss and his family. Steve’s wife and daughters live in Haiti currently. Pray for protection and safety for Steve’s family and his ministry, Voice of Angels.
Elevate Kick-Off
Wednesday, September 11th, 6-8 pm
For students 6th-12th grade. Come for a meal, games and fun, teaching time, and small group fellowship! All Elevate students must have a waiver on file, please fill out the form online here: Elevate Waiver
Thrivent Financial College Planning Seminar
Wednesday, September 18th,  7 pm
Parents and students (10th grade and up) are invited to learn more about college planning from the experts at Thrivent Financial. There will be regular Elevate activities for the rest of the students.
Women’s Ministry at Riverwood
Women’s Ministry Fall Kick Off: Gather & Grow Women’s Brunch
Saturday, September 14th, 10-11:30 am at Riverwood

Come join us for the fall Gather & Grow kick-off, Falling Back in HIS Arms.  We’ll hear a testimony from Jodi Jaunich and learn from the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team their vision for Riverwood Covenant’s Women’s Ministry. We’re looking forward to being together again as women growing in the Lord. Please bring a brunch dish to share. RSVP at

Fall Women’s Bible Study: When God Says “I Will”
Tuesdays, September 17th-October 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm
Led and hosted by Amy Robinson (email for address)
*Please bring your Bibles, a notebook, and pen and a highlighter.  No prior reading required.
Why did God do the things He did in the Bible?  We often wrestle with the question, “How could a loving God allow such difficult things in our lives today?”  In this 6-week Women’s Bible Study, we will journey together through a variety of passages where God says, “I WILL…”. We will learn the why behind His statements like:
“I will bless…,”      “I will curse…,”   “ I will help…,”   “I will keep…,”   “I will make…,”
“I will answer…,”   “I will heal…,”     “I will repay…,”  “I will be…”        & many others.
We will search God’s Word for the background  stories leading up to God’s promises of blessings or need to discipline, and we’ll discover that ultimately, His plan is to bless even when He allows hardships in our lives.  This study is designed to help us apply God’s Word to our present day hardships with new understanding of who God is, His truth and how He loves us so!
If you would like to be added to the Women’s Ministry Facebook group or email distribution list, email
Download the 2019-2020 Women’s Ministry Calendar here!
Riverwood Kids!
Nursery: ages 0-2 at both services
(*Nursing moms are invited to enjoy the streamed service from the comfort of a quiet place in the nursery.*)
Sunday School: ages pre-k to 5th grade at both services
This month’s Life App:
Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
Memory Verse of the Week:
Nahum 1:7
“The Lord is good. When people are in trouble,
they can go to him for safety.
He takes good care of those who trust in him.”




Do you love working with young children? Are you looking for an opportunity to help children strengthen their relationship with the Lord?
Become a MOPS Kids Volunteer at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN!
Meetings are held twice a month from September-May; Fridays 9:00am – 11:30am.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Attend training session led by MOPS Kids Co-Coordinators. • Communicate with MOPS moms who leave their children in his/her care. • Follow curriculum materials set up by MOPS Kids Co-coordinators.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please send an email to or contact this year’s kids co-coordinators. Nadine Hutton (612-280-8866) or Courtney Thorson (612-387-1531)
Any moms are welcome to attend as well!
8230 Cedar Street
Hours: Monday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am
Food Shelf Food Focus for the Month:
At the Greenfield Mall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm