Lent at River Road

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God Speaks Through the Ordinary

Make the most of this spiritual season between Ash Wednesday and Easter…it is waiting for and beckoning us. Click here for a printable list.

Meditations

Each week via email you will receive a short video clip created by a fellow River Roader, providing opportunity to focus on seemingly ordinary physical objects in Christ’s life and how they impact us.

Book Available

These meditations will be shaped from readings in Lent in Plain Sight by Jill Duffield. You may get your own copy and read chapters weekly as you hear insights from others. (See Amazon or your preferred bookstore.)

Lent in Plain Sight: Bread

Lent in Plain Sight: Bread

First Week of Lent February 22, 2021 Elizabeth Thorne Lent in Plain Sight Weekly Meditations Lent at RRCB This Lenten season you are invited to journey along as several members of RRCB are reading and responding to the book Lent in Plain Sight by Jill Duffield. The...

Lent in Plain Sight: Ash Wednesday

Lent in Plain Sight: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021 Scott Leake Lent in Plain Sight Weekly Meditations Lent at RRCB This Lenten season you are invited to journey along as several members of RRCB are reading and responding to the book Lent in Plain Sight by Jill Duffield. The book...

Lent in Plain Sight – Weekly Meditations

Lent in Plain Sight – Weekly Meditations

Meditations Each week via email you will receive a short video clip created by a fellow River Roader, providing opportunity to focus on seemingly ordinary physical objects in Christ’s life and how they impact us. Book Available These meditations will be shaped from...

Community Dialogue

An additional option for discussion will be provided. Join in for three group conversations relating to the meditations and chapters, and Lent in general. Sign-ups for the Zoom chats will be available before each session. Mark your calendar for:

Community Outdoor Labyrinth and Prayer Opportunities

The Chrysalis Outdoor Labyrinth at Union-PSCE
3318 Loxley Rd.
Richmond, VA

Helena Labyrinth
905 Newsome Court
Goochland, VA.

Elizabeth Tippett, homeowner and creator is happy to share this space. Please note that this option is not handicap accessible.

Or, you may use any outdoor area where you are comfortable and at ease to walk and pray.

Here is a helpful resource for your preparation, “How to pray with a labyrinth, a walking meditation” from McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.

Weekly Prayer Journal

Each week, pray on paper, recording your interactions with the meditations, conversations, and experiences.

Sunday Services

First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 21, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Soloists: Roberts Family

Second Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 28, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Music: Handbell Quartet

Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 7, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Soloist: Victoria Jackson

Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 14, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Soloist: Chris Ahart

Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 21, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Soloist: Cindy Mistretta

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021
11:00 a.m., Worship Online at rrcb.org/live
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze
Soloist: TBA

The VaLENTine’s Day Drive-Thru is Rescheduled

Churchwide VaLENTine’s Drive-Thru

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
4:30-5:30 p.m., North Parking Lot

Come drive-thru the North Parking Lot on Valentine’s Day. Ministers will be on hand to pass out information and goodies regarding Valentine’s Day; Shrove Tuesday, including pancake mix; Ash Wednesday; and Lent for the entire family.

Our missions collection will support the WMU Connectors and their ministry partner, The Doorways. The Doorways which seeks to provide housing and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to hospital during a patients care and treatment. Click the link below to view the collection list.

An entrance and exit will be marked off of Ridge Road. Please be sure to stay in your car for the duration of the drive-thru, and wear masks while in the car greeting ministers.

Sign ups are not mandatory, but are helpful when planning. We can’t wait to see you!

Click Here to Sign Up

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Worship that sets off a season. The service will be available beginning at 12 p.m. on rrcb.org/live.

To Use Ashes

Make a small amount of ashes by burning a piece of paper over a glass bowl. After you light it, allow it to burn in part and then place it in the bowl. When it goes out, allow it to cool. Use the ashes that result as your ashes during the service.

To Use Paper and Marker

Have a small clean page or notecard and a black/ brown marker available during the service.