Light in the Wilderness

Riverside's Journey through Lent

In the season of Lent, we are called by God to look with honesty at the wilderness places in our hearts and lives. We are invited to discover that it is only in the sharing of our human vulnerability that our potential for resurrection is to be found. In Christ, we keep alive the rumor that somewhere there is singing, somewhere people dance, and even in the darkest places, the Light glows. Observe the six weeks of Lent with intention and in community at Riverside!

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

    Tuesday, February 13

    Join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 13 in Kissling Hall as we prepare our hearts, minds and bodies for the season of Lent. $8/per person and no more than $20/family. All proceeds support

    Riverside youth. The youth will be at griddles cooking your pancaked to order.

  • Ash Wednesday Services

    Wednesday, February 14

    12:00 pm     Lunch in Bittinger Hall

    12:30 pm     Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary

    5:45 pm      Dinner in Bittinger Hall

    6:30 pm      Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary

  • Holy Week

    Palm Sunday, March 25

    8:30 am and 11:00 am - Worship Services

    9:30 pm - Sunday School for all ages

    12:00 pm - Palm Sunday Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt

    Maundy Thursday, March 29

    7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship Service

    Good Friday, March 30

    12:00 pm - Good Friday Service of Healing and Remembrance

    Easter Sunday, April 1

    8:30 and 11:00 am - Worship Services

    9:30 pm - Sunday School for all ages

  • Adult Sunday School during Lent

     "Light in the Wilderness: A New Journey into Celtic Spirituality"

    The face of God is near at hand, full of grace, continuously blessing, available here and now. In Lent we will explore the powerful, sometimes dangerous perspective of Celtic Spirituality as a pathway to the Light of Christ. Taught by Rev. Bill Hoff beginning Sunday, February 25.

    To see all Sunday School options for children, youth and adults, click here.

  • Wednesday Nights in Lent

    Wednesday nights are a time of food, fellowship and learning together for the whole congregation.


    5:15-6:00 pm/Children's Choir

    5:45-6:30 pm/Dinner

    6:20-7:00 pm/Children and Youth Program

    Optional recreation for children and youth 7:00-7:30 pm

    Service of Reflection during Lent

    Wednesdays during Lent beginning February 21 in Thompson Parlor

    with Rev. Carol DiGiusto

    6:30-7:00 pm

  • Sign up for Lenten Daily Prayers

    Riverside Presbyterian Church is sending out daily prayers during the season of Lent. If you would like to receive these daily prayers, please click on the link below and sign up for Lenten Daily Prayers. Click here to sign up for daily prayers.