Lent: Preparing the Ground

Riverside's Journey through Lent

Lent is an opportunity to become more grounded in who we are as beloved children of God. Individually and in community, Riversiders are

invited to make a Lenten journey: "preparing the soil" of our lives for bearing the fruit of Good News.

  • Sign up for Weekly Lenten Journaling Prompts

    Riverside Presbyterian Church is sending out weekly journaling prompts that will encourage members and friends to consider how they are "preparing the ground" for Jesus' Resurrection. These prompts will begin on Ash Wednesday. If you are interested in receiving these emails please email Emily Heeg.

  • Ash Wednesday Services - February 26

    12:00 Service/12:30 pm Soup and Bread

    6:00 pm Soup and Bread/6:30 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 meal in Bittinger Hall for lunch and dinner. Both services will be compact and feature  readings and the imposition of ashes. Children are encouraged to participate along with adults. Childcare provided at the 6:30 pm service.

  • Holy Week

    Palm Sunday April 5

    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 9

    7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship Service


    Good Friday April 10

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


    Easter Sunday April 12

    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. Look back soon for dates and times.