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, August 19, 2018

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Dr. Tracy L. Hartman "It’s Time to Let Go" Dr. Hartman began her work as Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean on June 1, 2017. Hartman was a member of the...

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Sunday Worship, August 12, 2018

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Dr. William P. Tuck "Foundation Stones in the Church" William "Bill" Tuck has been a pastor in four states and taught at seminaries in two. He serves on the Virginia Baptist...

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Sunday Worship, August 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship & Holy Communion Youth Mission Trip Commissioning 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Daniel Glaze Following worship there is a reception in the Fellowship Hall hosted by the Life Sunday School Class. Everyone...

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Sunday Worship, July 29, 2018

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Libby Grammer Hear My Prayer Like Paul praying for the Ephesian Christians, I pray for River Road Church and hope that through this overheard prayer, this wonderful congregation...

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Sunday Worship, July 22, 2018

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Daniel Glaze "What Have We to Fear?" Scripture Texts Psalm 23 John 10:14-17 Music by the Chancel Choir Lead Me, Lord by Samuel Sebastian Wesley Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by...

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Sunday Worship, July 15, 2018

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Daniel Glaze "Roses and Thorns" Attend a church conference (especially when there are pastors around!) and you're bound to hear some boasting. Paul is clear that such boasting...

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