August 6th, 2020
Sunday Worship:
Streaming online Sundays at 9:00 am
Riverwood Annual Baptism Service and Picnic!
Sunday, August 30th, 1:00 pm
We will be having our annual baptism and picnic on Sunday, August 30th at Lake Rebecca. Meet at the beach at 1:00 pm for the baptism, then stick around for a picnic and fellowship time! Bring your own lunch, beverages, chairs and blankets.
If you would like to be baptized on Sunday, August 30th, please fill out this form: Baptism Form
In order to be baptized, you must attend a baptism informational meeting. The meeting will be held Saturday, August 22nd at 10 am at Riverwood. You also must prepare a short testimony to give before the baptism. This will be discussed at the meeting, as well as any other questions.

To our Riverwood Family,


As you may already know, Governor Walz made an executive order on July 22nd that people in Minnesota are required to wear a face mask in all public indoor spaces and businesses beginning July 25th. This includes places of worship, like Riverwood. Because of this, we will be requiring masks to be worn at our indoor services. Some things to know:

  1. We will be requiring everyone attending services indoors to wear a mask.
  2. Exemptions for masks include children 5 and under and individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering.
  3. Our service will still be livestreamed at 9:00 am every Sunday if you prefer to watch at home.


We thank you for your grace and patience. We love you!


The Riverwood Staff

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 later this summer/fall (start date TBD):
K-5th Grade small group leaders for Children’s Ministry at the 9:00 am service
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.
If you are interested in any of these or other volunteer opportunities, you can sign up here:
You can also email with any questions.
August is Family Fun Month!
To help your family celebrate, we are having a Family Fun Gift Bag Pick Up! Drive through the church parking lot to pick up a gift bag full of fun ideas for your family.
Saturday, August 15th, 2-4 pm
Sign up by August 13th here! Please indicate how many children you are bringing.
Hymns & More: A Celebration of Congregational Song
Sunday, August 9th
4:00-5:00 pm
Buffalo Covenant Church
1601 Hwy 25 North
Buffalo, MN 55313
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:
Elevate summer schedule! Wednesday nights are Devotions and Games for Middle Schoolers, 7-8:30 pm outdoors at the church (unless otherwise noted). Sunday nights are Bible Study and Hangout for High Schoolers, 7-8:30 pm at the church (unless otherwise noted). Here is next week’s schedule:
Sunday, August 9th: Senior Send-Off!
For high schoolers, 7-8:30 pm
We will play youth group games, like 9-Square and Gaga Ball and send our seniors off with one last classic Elevate night!
Wednesday, August 12th:
Help spread mulch at the church, 6:00 pm
Slip & Slide Kickball at church
For middle schoolers, 7-8:30 pm
This will be the last middle school event of the summer.
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! 

Check out our homepage for the video link.

This month’s Life App


Imagining what you could do because you’re made in God’s image.


Memory Verse of the Week
Isaiah 64:8, NIrV 

“Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay. You are the potter. Your hands made all of us.”



Saturday, September 26

Sharing love and faith by gathering and serving in our communities to address Health, Habitation and Hunger.


The 8th Annual Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day is re-scheduled for Saturday, September 26. We will begin the day at Riverside Park, Rockford, with Free Coffee and Donuts at 8:30am and then head out to various projects to be completed by 1:00pm. The day is planned with consideration for the safety and health of all volunteers. Families are encouraged to volunteer together. Social distancing and masks required where necessary. Please mark the date and follow Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day on Facebook for updates and exciting old and new opportunities! For questions:

#goodtimeforsharingkindness     #didsomeonesayfreedonuts?
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.