Easter Sunday

Breakfast and egg hunt 8:30

Worship Service 9:00


Live Worship!

We have begun gathering in-person again!

Bill Casady leads our worship music and we praise God using a relaxed liturgy and sincere study of the Word by Pastor Diane Ludington.

Liturgy, is a church-word, but it is an important part of how we gather. Liturgy means literally, the work of the people. In practice, it means how we form our worshipful response to God.

  • First, we prepare our hearts in gathering prayers and music.

  • Second, we hear the Word with ears and hearts.

  • Third, we respond with gifts of service and resources.

  • Fourth, we carry the word into the world by the way we live.

If you have never experienced a liturgical service, or if it has been a while, I invite you to come, worship in this guided flow that offers a mix of quiet contemplation and communal rejoicing.

Join us in the sanctuary at at 9:00 Sunday mornings or worship with us online in partnership with Warsaw United Presbyterian Church 10:30 Sunday morning on Zoom

Recorded service on YouTube

Call Diane for Zoom link 319 795 8118


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 for Lent

Holy God, when Jesus cried and breathed his last

you tore away the ancient curtain

between heaven and earth, life and death.

As we turn to face the cross,

show us Jesus, in his suffering and glory,

that we may believe and have eternal life;

through Christ, our Son, our Savior. 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