September 17th, 2020
Sunday Worship:
Streaming online Sundays at 10:00 am
New Sermon Series:
Based on the scripture Acts 2:42-47, we will be trained and shaped by the Word of God, sharing life together, having meals and communion together, praying, and intentionally focusing our efforts on the priorities seen in the early church. 
Online resources for Devoted can be found here:
Going forward, we will be having one outdoor service at 10:00 am each Sunday. We will also be streaming service online at 10:00 am Sundays.
Our rain plan is also changing. In case of inclement weather on a Sunday morning, we will change our service to online only at 10:00 am. We will not have in-person service if there is bad weather.
Saturday, September 26

The 8th Annual Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day is around the corner! There are a few adjustments necessary to keep everyone safe. We will not be serving any food or beverages from the Lions Building in Riverside Park but, instead, we will be bringing everything to volunteers at the project site. There will be volunteers at each site collecting waivers (extras available) and supplying wristbands. Please bring a mask; we will have extras on hand. Let’s get after this, pull together and show the Community some love! Please follow the link to sign up for your favorite project.


Thousand Hearts is a program of RiverWorks Community Development

Riverwood Children’s Ministry Is Back!
We have resumed our children’s ministry programming!
Our K-5th Grade will meet outside during the worship service, while nursery and Pre-K will use their regular classrooms in the building. For all of the details on our reopening procedures, visit the website here: Reopening Children’s Ministry
For those who are not ready to resume children’s ministry, activity bags will still be available. 
Our regular curriculum videos can be viewed here: The Parent Cue. The videos are updated every Sunday at 8:00 am.
In week 2 of our Devoted series, we will be undertaking 24/7 prayer for a whole week. We have a sign up for one-hour slots, Sunday, September 20th at noon through Sunday, September 27th at noon. Sign up to commit to pray for that hour wherever you are. We can do this!
For all other Devoted resources, click here: Devoted Series Resources
Riverwood Membership Class
Monday, October 12th, 6-9 pm at Riverwood
Deadline to submit application is September 25th! Fill out the application here:
Contact Jeremy Huebsch ( with any questions.
The RiverWorks Annual Steak Fry is “Home Grilled” this year! Although they can’t hold a large event as usual, they have put together an awesome event! Your ticket gives you a meal to take home and grill, and when you pick it up, you will receive your appetizers and you will have the opportunity to bid on auction items and enter the raffle drawings!
Friday, October 2nd, 4:30-7:30 pm at Rockford Riverside Park
Ticket purchasing information and all of the details can be found here:
Elevate is back! Wednesdays, 6-8 pm at Riverwood
All students must have a new registration and waiver on file. Students will not be allowed to attend without the waiver. Fill one out here: Elevate Registration & Waiver
Information about our preparations and precautions can be found here: Elevate Information
High School Bible Study Resumes: Sunday, September 20th, 7-8:30 pm at Geo’s house (email for the address)
Save the Date: Fall Retreat at Lake Beauty Bible Camp, Friday, October 23rd-Sunday, October 25th with returning speaker Dan & Steph Halstensgard. More details coming soon!
Riverwood needs your help! We have many openings for volunteers!
Immediate openings:
Many volunteers for the Welcome Team
Many volunteers for the Usher Team
Starting September 13th:
K-5th Grade small group leaders for Children’s Ministry (held outdoors)
We are currently and for the foreseeable future asking our volunteers to wear masks when they volunteer. Children’s Ministry volunteers must submit a background check form.
Email with any questions.
Riverwood is offering Virtual Small Groups! This is another way we can continue meeting together. Click here to see the available groups and sign up!
Riverwood Covenant is pleased to offer Study Gateway, instant access of the world’s best video curriculum from some of the most prominent Christian authors and speakers. And the best part is, access is available to you absolutely free!
Email to receive a link to sign up. If you already have a login, visit to access materials.
Pastor Keith has invited the church to join him and the leadership in studying “Get Your Life Back” by John Eldredge. Online lessons can be found here when you have a login:
Women’s Ministry at Riverwood
Gather & Grow Women’s Brunch has been postponed until further notice.
If you would like to be added to the Women’s Ministry Facebook group or email distribution list, email
Men’s Bible Study is meeting on Saturdays!
Saturday mornings, 8-9 am at Riverwood
Contact Brad Johnson, Brian Howe, or Jay Shearer for more information.
Support Riverwood Remember to support Riverwood at Amazon Smile.  Visit, search for Riverwood, and make your regular Amazon purchases.  A percentage of your purchase will go to Riverwood!  
Riverwood Kids!
We have access to our Children’s Curriculum online! 

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This month’s Life App


Using your words and actions to show others you care.


Memory Verse of the Week
1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIrV 

“So encourage one another with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that’s what you are doing.”





8230 Cedar Street
Updated Hours:
Monday 3:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 am
Here is some info on what to expect:

We are moving to a CURBSIDE model of service. Both existing and new clients are being asked to park along the curb on Main Street in front of the food shelf – please be sure to begin the line of vehicles all the way down to the four-way stop and WAIT in your vehicle until a volunteer brings a shopping list of available foods. Additional instructions will be given at this time. If you do not have a vehicle please wait on the green bench outside our front door and we will assist you. Please note that NO clients will be served inside the food shelf at this time.

If you are sick please DO NOT come to the food shelf – send an adult to get food on your behalf or call and we will do our best to make arrangements.

We will keep our Facebook page and our phone message (763-477-6098) current with any updates in food service.

Thank you for your patience as we understand that this is a different way of doing business at the food shelf. It will allow us to follow CDC guidelines while serving clients in a safe and orderly way and provide food with love for every table!

At the Greenfield Mall
The RiverWorks Store has reopened! Visit their Facebook site for hours, donation information, and the latest news.