Lent: A Spiritual Journey

Riverside's Journey through Lent


We are called by God to look with honesty at the wilderness places in our hearts and lives. We may discover that it is only in the sharing of our human vulnerability that our potential for resurrection is to be found. This is our spiritual journey in the season of Lent. 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.

  • Holy Week

    Palm Sunday April 14

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

    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages

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


    Maundy Thursday April 18

    7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship Service


    Good Friday April 19

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


    Easter Sunday April 21

    8:30 and 11:00 am - Worship Services

    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages

    During Sunday School, children's classes will go outside to place flowers on the cross

    (in courtyard on Park St.) 

  • Stations of the Cross

    The Stations of the Cross are a 14 step devotion that commemorates Jesus' last day on earth as a man. Participants take a mini pilgrimage as the move from station to station recalling and meditating on specific events from Christ's last day. Specific and simple instructions are given at each station. Everyone, including children, are invited to participate. 


    Wednesdays

    April 3, 10, 17  //  11:00 am-Noon and 12:30 -1:30 pm


    Thursdays

    April 4, 11, 18  //   9:00-10:00 am

    April 11  //   3:00-4:00 pm


    Friday

    April 19  //   11:00 am-Noon and 1:00-2:00 pm


    Sundays

    April 4 and 14  //   Noon-1:00 pm

    April 7  //  9:45-10:30 am


  • Mid Week Contemplative Lenten Service - Noon-12:30 pm

    Each Wednesday during Lent, beginning on Wednesday, March 13, Riverside will have a 30 minute contemplative service of prayer, meditation and readings. Come to this oasis of stillness as a Lenten spiritual practice in the midst of your week and bring a friend or co-worker.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Wednesdays March 13-April 17, 10:00 am in the Thompson Parlor

    Led by Rev. Steve Goyer, this study will focus on the Christian themes found in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Ash Wednesday Services - March 6

    12:00 Service/5:30 pm-Pizza Dinner/6:00 pm Service

    Lent begins with Ash Wednesday launching Christian disciples on a spiritual journey toward the great celebration of Christ's Resurrection. We will have two services with a light pizza dinner Bittinger Hall preceding the evening service. Both services will be compact and feature Taize' songs, reading and the imposition of ashes. Children are encouraged to participate along with adults. 

    Childcare provided at the 6:00 pm service.

  • 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.