Events at Riverside

EASTER LILIES Please support our youth service work and purchase a $20 Easter Lily. Your name and that of a loved one will be featured in our Easter bulletin. See a teen after worship or contact Elaine Thompson.

PALM SUNDAY April 14  Procession of the Palms.

MEN’S GROUP meets April 13 in the Riverview Room from 9 am – 10:30 am. For more information contact Doug Roof at 302-598-2741 or

MAUNDY THURSDAY APRIL 18 We will gather at 6 pm for a Maundy Thursday service and potluck meal at the home of Gean and Gary Rains as we remember Jesus’ last supper with his friends and disciples.  Space is limited. Please sign up after worship to reserve a spot. Car-pooling from the church at 5:30 pm.  

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 19 We will gather at 7 pm for a reflective candlelight service. Joining together with our friends from Bethel Church, we will journey with Jesus to the cross. Music by the Riverside Chancel Choir, including guest musician Carol Goter on French Horn.

HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL APRIL 20 from 9-11 am. On this holy day as we stand between the grief of Good Friday and the joy of Easter morning, you are invitd to come by the Riverside sanctuary for an “open house” time of stillness, prayer and silent reflection. As Earth Day approaches, you are also welcome to bring your deepest longings and grief for our precious Mother Earth and her creatures.

EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 21 A joy-filled, family friendly worship begins at 10:30 am. Bring a flower for the cross. Music by the Riverside Chancel Choir, with guest musician on trumpet. Easter Egg Hunt after worship for the children

PRACTICING THE WAY OF JESUS You are warmly invited to participate in an adult education series on Sunday mornings from 9-10 in the Ruth Wells Room. We’re exploring and experimenting with practical, everyday and often risky ways to implement the teachings of Jesus in our lives and world. If you’re curious, talk with Pastor Vicky to learn more.

RIVERSIDE SPRING FLING WILL BE APRIL 27, Hold the date! Our funnest fundraising event of the year. For more information, pick up a yellow sheet at either of the sanctuary doors. Questions? Contact Elaine Johnson at 541-308-0330 for general information, Gean Rains at 541-806-0900 regarding the silent and live auction items, and Nancy Pavlenko at 541-399-0969 for the dessert auction. Make reservations today after worship in the Riverview Room.


GORGE IS MY CHURCH is back this Spring! We invite young adults in their 20s and 30s to hike in the outdoors  and engage in exploratory conversations. Come join us on April 28th as we journey along in the the outdoors and engage in exploratory conversations. Come join us Sunday, April 28 as we journey along Catherine CreekCatherine Creek and and engage iin exploratory discussions.Come join us on April 28 as we journey along along Catherine Creek and discuss moments that have challenged us. Meet in front of Riverside Church  at 4PM to carpool together. Follow us on facebook moments that have challendged us. Meet in front of the church at 1:30 pm to carpool.   at 1:30 pm to carpool together. Follow us on Facebook at for event details to come.