Lent at Riverside

Lent is the season between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It is a season of repentance and reflection as we move towards Holy Week to follow Jesus on his journey to the cross and resurrection. Join us this year for the season of Lent as we journey from Lament to Alleluia.

Lent Worship Schedule

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm ET • Nave & Online
Ash Wednesday Worship with Rev. Bruce Lamb, preaching

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 27 at 8:30 am ET • Online
Fresh Start with Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper, preaching
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Sunday, March 27 at 10:45 am ET • Nave & Online
Sunday Morning Worship with
Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, preaching
Join us after worship for a conversation with Dr. Brown Douglas about her sermon and her most recent book, Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter. (This conversation will take place in the Nave and on YouTube. There will be no Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom.)

Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm ET • Online
Grace Notes with Rev. Bruce Lamb
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Holy Week

Sunday, April 10 at 8:30 am ET • Online
Fresh Start
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Sunday, April 10 at 10:45 am ET • Nave & Online
Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dr. Debra Northern
, preaching
Join us after worship on Zoom for a sermon talkback in Virtual Coffee Hour.

Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm ET • Nave & Online
Maundy Thursday Worship
A Communion Service with the reading of the Passion of Christ, and choral meditations sung by the Riverside Choir
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Friday, April 15 at 12:00 pm ET • Nave & Online
Good Friday Worship: Seven Last Words
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Friday, April 15 at 4:00 pm ET • Assembly Hall
Good Friday Meal to begin our final Lenten fast

Saturday, April 16 at 12:00 pm ET • South Hall
Prayer Labyrinth

Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 pm ET • Christ Chapel
Holy Saturday Worship

Saturday, April 16 at 6:00 pm ET • Assembly Hall
Holy Saturday Meal to break our final Lenten fast

Easter Sunday

Lenten Morning Prayer at Sunrise

Join us every Friday during the season of Lent for a prayer at sunrise. We will gather on Zoom and each service will include music, prayer, and reflection.

Friday, March 4 at 6:25 am ET • Friday, March 11 at 6:14 am ET • Friday, March 18 at 7:03 am ET • Friday, March 25 at 6:51 am ET • Friday, April 1 at 6:40 am ET •. Friday, April 8 at 6:23 am ET

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Open Bible Study - Lenten Series

Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 am ET in 330 MLK or via Zoom for Open Bible Study as we look at the Sunday scriptures for an interactive hour of discussion. This class is led by various facilitators. During the season of Lent, we’ll look at the “7 Last Words From The Cross”. While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. It’s from the cross that Jesus’ full humanity draws us closest to him. It’s from the cross, as Jesus breathes his last breath and speaks his last words, that his deep trust in the Father and his divine glory are revealed. Those who listen to Jesus’ last words from the cross will discover what he most wants them (the world) to hear and will experience an intimate and divine awe only available to those who are willing to draw near his cross.

Open Bible Study, as the name suggests, is a series of Sunday morning Bible Study classes open to anyone. People approach the Bible with a variety of feelings ranging from enthusiasm to disinterest depending on their previous experience with Christian education.

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Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement

Lent 2022

Listen to new episodes of Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement throughout the season of Lent. Push play to start listening, subscribe to Be Still and Go wherever you listen to podcasts, or sign up to receive each new episode directly via email.

*new episodes will be published beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2022

What is Lent?

What is Lent?