The Riverwood Current

February 13, 2020

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:45 am
Mark Your Calendars!
Feb 14    Save the Date Nights Valentine’s Day                          Childcare Night
Feb 15    Men’s Bible Study 8-9 AM
Feb 15    Grow & Gather 10-11:30 AM
Feb 19    Elevate
                6-8 PM
Breeze Information
You can login and view your information and giving statements through Breeze Church Management, just visit  If you do not have an account, click “Create Account”.  If your email address is not found in the system, contact the church office  ( to be added.
Women’s Ministry at Riverwood
The next Gather & Grow Women’s Brunch will be on Saturday, February 15th, 10-11:30 am. Bring a brunch dish to share and all of your friends!
If you would like to be added to the Women’s Ministry Facebook group or email distribution list, email

Save the Date Nights:
Valentine’s Day Childcare Night


Drop off your kids and enjoy a night out for Valentine’s Day! Friday, February 14th, 6:00-9:00 PM.  Cost: $10 per child—this is a fundraiser for Elevate Student Ministries’ upcoming mission trip to Colorado.  Please bring a labeled, peanut-free snack for your child.
Sign up at


Share Your Love of the Lord through SERVING
Are you looking for somewhere to serve at Riverwood?  The Serve Team has information on all of the ministries at Riverwood.
Sign up now at

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Freedom 9-Week Course!
Tuesdays, January 21st– March 17th, 6:15—8:30 pm at Riverwood . Childcare provided.

Help Needed!
Being a parent is hard work. Finding childcare is even harder! We are in need of Volunteers for Childcare for our upcoming events at Riverwood.  If you are interested in being a blessing to our parents by watching their kiddos while they participate in these events, please contact us or email  We will send you the sign-up sheet for all of our upcoming events. Thank you for your servant’s heart!
We need youth volunteers too!.

When the weather outside is frightful … Winter is upon us and there will be times it is too cold, too snowy, too icy and too unsafe to be out traveling.  Riverwood cares about you and your safety.  When we make the decision to cancel events at church or worship service we want to make sure you have plenty of ways to find out before you head out.  We will communicate our cancelations in multiple ways. 

  1. Post a message on Facebook.
  2. Send out an email. – To ensure we have your correct email address please email
  3. Post on front page of website (when possible).
  4. Announce on WCCO Radio/TV/Online.
  5. Announce on KTIS.

*We may not always communicate in ALL these ways but as many as possible

Riverwood is delightful …

But please remember, just because church is open does not mean you have to be here.  We understand that everyone has different levels of comfort traveling in snow and cold.  We also know that everyone’s road conditions where they live can be dramatically different.  We value your safety first and foremost! Cancelation/closure deadline times: All weekday church events will be canceled if the local schools cancel and/or after school activities.  We will communicate our closing also through the five communication steps listed below. For Saturday and Sunday services – this decision will be made by the Pastor and will be communicated following the communication steps below.  The decision will be based upon current conditions and forecasted conditions because of the need to have our parking lot and sidewalks cleared.  The decision may also be based on temperature alone as we care about the safety of people traveling when the road conditions are poor because it is so cold that the salt on roads does not work properly.  

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 also be held every Sunday morning at 8:30 am in Classroom 4. 
Nursing Moms 
Did you know that 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.
Wednesdays from 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
Middle School Sunday School & High School Bible Study 
Middle school (6th-8th Grade) Sunday school meets Sunday mornings during the 10:45 am service
at Riverwood in Classroom 1 (dismissed after worship)
High school (9th-12th Grade) Bible study meets Sunday nights, 7-8:30 pm
at Geo‘s house
Women’s Ministry
Come join Co-leaders Amy Robinson and Jackie Lincoln as we explore and discuss seasons, circumstances, gifts, talents and callings, We will be meeting at Amy Robinson’s home Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM.  There are two sessions planned:
  • February 4th – March 10th topic is Growth.  Discussion will center on how to strengthen ourselves and continue to grow in our leadership journey bringing others to Christ.
  • April 7th – May 12th topic is Wisdom. Discussion is designed to inspired and quip us with biblical foundations for wisdom that impacts every aspect of our lives.  
Please being a Bible, journal and pen. We will be using the Propel Women’s curriculum.
If you have questions and/or would like to sign-up, please contact Jackie Lincoln at

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Riverwood Kids!
Nursery: ages 0-2 at both services
(*Nursing moms are also welcome to enjoy the streamed service while in the nursery.*)
Sunday School: ages pre-k to 5th grade at both services
This month’s Life App
Choosing to treat others the way you would want
to be treated
Memory Verse of the Week
1 Corinthians 16:14 NIrV 

Be loving in everything you do.



8230 Cedar Street
Hours: Monday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am
Food Shelf Food Focus for the Month:
February – Refried Beans
At the Greenfield Mall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm