Sunday Services

Worship at River Road Church, Baptist

River Road Church, Baptist embraces a worship style that is simultaneously unplugged from much of our technological distraction and yet plugged in to thoughtful theology, liturgy, and the issues of the world around us, all of which matter to God.

God is both holy and personal. To capture these in our services, River Road Church’s worship is both formal and welcoming. “Gracious dignity” describes our worship.

Our Sunday morning worship services are the center of our gathered community of faith. Every Sunday is a “little Easter” and celebrates the saving work of God in Jesus Christ. We believe that regular participation in worship sustains both the individual and the congregation seeking to live out God’s purpose in the world.

As a general practice, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary and our worship practices follow the liturgical calendar.

Regular Sunday worship is enhanced by special services throughout the year, as well as a vibrant music program.

Our regular service each Sunday is at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. During part of this service, children in the first and second grade are invited to Children’s Church, where they engage in age-appropriate activities related to the theme of the day. Children’s Church is led by our Children’s Minister and lay leaders.

Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship, November 17, 2019

The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze Music by the Chancel Choir   I Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills — David V. Friedell Come, Thou Desire of All Thy Saints — Sitton, Michael Scripture...

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Sunday Worship, November 10, 2019

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze Lessons from the Wee Little Man Music by the Chancel Choir Be Strong in the Lord — Matthews, Thomas The True Glory — Aston, Peter Scripture Texts:...

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Sunday Worship, November 3, 2019

Daylight Saving Time Ends — Fall Back All Saints' Sunday Service of Worship & Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Music by the Chancel Choir Mass in G Major — Franz Schubert Scripture Texts: Psalm 24:1-6 Ephesians 1:13-23 Following worship there will be a...

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Sunday Worship, October 27, 2019

Reformation Sunday Service of Worship Commitment Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Glaze The Tax Man's Testimony Scripture Texts  Psalm 84:1-7 Luke 18:9-14 Music by the Chancel Choir Cry Out and Shout — Nystedt, Knut I Lift Mine Eyes Unto...

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Sunday Worship, October 20, 2019

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Glaze The Power of Persistent Prayer Scripture Texts  Genesis 32:22-31 Luke 18:1-8 Music by the University of Mary Washington Choir and River Road Youth...

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Sunday Worship, October 13, 2019

50th Anniversary of the River Road Church Sanctuary The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon celebrating the Sanctuary Consecration by Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Glaze Scripture Texts Genesis 28:10-17 1 Peter 2:1-7 Music by...

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