Church by the River

RED LETTER BIBLE STUDY

Join us for dinner and Bible study at 6:00 Thursday evening

Week seven - October 29

We continue studying Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. This week we look at Salt and Light from Matthew 5:13-16:

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.

15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Week eight- November 5

We continue studying Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. This week we look at the Jesus and the Law from

Matthew 5:17 - 20.

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.

18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.

19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Church by the River

a PC(USA) congregation

102 Main Street - Keokuk IA 52632

(319) 795-8118

Sharing Love

  • Reaching with love

  • Calling toward God

  • Learning through living

  • Uniting in Christ

From the Book of Common Worship.

A Prayer at the Time of an Election

Under your law we live, great God,

and by your will we govern ourselves.

Help us as good citizens

to respect neighbors whose views differ from ours,

so that without partisan anger,

we may work out issues that divide us,

and elect candidates to serve the common welfare;

through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Join us for worship at 9:00 Sunday morning

We have a casual style and worshipful attitude and a classic four-fold order:

  • we gather in humility

  • we hear the Word in sermon and song

  • we respond with commitment and communion

  • we bear witness in the world

Come to the table, celebrate communion on the first Sunday each month.

COVID-19 worship adjustments include:

  • distancing upon entering, exiting, and within the sanctuary

  • humming rather than singing

  • masks as each one is comfortable

  • no passing trays for offering or communion

  • smiles from a distance