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
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