The River Church
Making Room for Neighbors in the Rest
On March 28th, Pastor Brad will be continuing our series on Making Room for Neighbors and look at how we can make room in our lives by following God's plan for rest. Join us at 9:45 or 11:15 as we explore how we can refocus our attention on the relationships and opportunities we have in our neighborhoods.
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  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
Welcome! We are so glad that you are here. You can follow along with the talk here and add your own notes. Right below here you can see what is going on at The River.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Worship Service Registration

Services on site have resumed, and we are so excited to be back with you! Please go to hittheriver.com, under the events tab, and register for the service you would like to attend. Beginning April 11th we will no longer require registration for adults, only for RiverBank Kids at 9:45.

We are offering 2 service times at 9:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. If you would rather watch online, both services will be streaming live at facebook.com/hittheriver, on YouTube at YouTube.com/hittheriver, and on our website at HitTheRiver.com.

Mask Update

At the 11:15 service only, the Elders have decided to make the service masks . This means that just as in restaurants, once you are in your seating area you may remove your mask. It must, however, be used upon entering and exiting your seat location. Beginning on April 11th at the 11:15 service masks will be recommended throughout the building, but not required.

RBK- Toddler and Preschool

RiverBank Kids has reopened the toddler and preschool Sunday School rooms during our 9:45 a.m. worship service. Toddlers are any child 18 months through 2 years of age, and our preschool room will serve our 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Distance will be in place to the best of our ability, with masks being required for preschoolers and any child in K-5. A detailed reopening plan with more information will be sent out to families the first of the week with more information, but if you have any questions, contact Taylor Starr at taylor@hittheriver.com.

RiverBank Kids- Virtual Sunday School

Did you know? RiverBank Kids offers a virtual Sunday School option for families unable or choose to attend on-campus services at The River. Virtual Sunday School (for kindergarten-5th graders) is hosted on Zoom at 10 a.m. every Sunday and is overseen by passionate RBK teachers who love connecting with remote families. The link and password needed to attend virtual Sunday School is sent in the weekly RBK newsletter on Sunday mornings. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, contact Taylor Starr at taylor@hittheriver.com.

RiverBank Kids- 9:45 a.m. service

We have reopened children’s ministry during the 9:45 a.m. service (ONLY). Please consider volunteering to serve in our children’s ministry. Here is what to expect:

· Registration is required, and space is limited. Register your family each week at hittheriver.com
· Check-in your family together for service.
· At check-in, kids are given preprinted name tags and parent tags. Kids will also have their temperature checked.
· Kids will enjoy a socially distanced lesson, craft, and game.
· We will Zoom with families at home during the teaching portion of our time together. The Zoom link will be in your weekly RBKids email. Also, curriculum links will still be emailed to families every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., so that kids can enjoy the same lesson content that we will be offering at church.

Movie Night- River Youth

The River Youth is inviting all students in 6th-12th grade for a private screening of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse on Saturday, April 17th, 2:45pm-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and spots are limited so make sure you sign up early! The movie is rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language. Contact Zach@HitTheRiver.com if you have any questions.

FREE Digital Bible Study Resources

One of our goals here is to provide everyone who attends The River with discipleship resources, which is why we’re giving all of our attendees access to RightNow Media for FREE! If you have not already signed up, you can easily get access by texting “RightNow HitTheRiver” to 41411.

Cultivating Prayer- Church

Join us in this prayer. “Lord, I lift up our children’s ministries to You. Create an atmosphere here that encourages our children to find You. Let the teachers be careful to remind each child of the marvelous things You have done. Cause everything they learn about You to become a part of them forever. Keep them walking in Your truth.” (Prov. 22:6; 3 John 1:4)
I will honor the Lord’s day.
A.W. Tozer

“God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him.”
Dr. Don Carson

“Everyone, including Jesus (Mark 6:31) would agree that human beings need rest; but that observation must not be used to introduce the notion
that the mosaic Sabbath was therefore 'moral' law, unless one is prepared on similar grounds to draw the same conclusion from all demonstrably useful laws in the Old Testament.”
Why do we worship on Sunday?

1. Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week – fulfilling the law and bringing life to all.
2. Jesus met with the disciples on the first day of the week following his resurrection.
3. Jesus commissioned the disciples on the first day of the week (Jn. 20:21).
4. The Holy Spirit was given to the disciples on the first day of the week at that same meeting.
5. That means that the day of the Pentecost was on a Sunday when the first church was born.
6. The early church met regularly for worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
7. The apostle Paul told the believers to set aside their tithes and offerings on the first day of the week. (1 Corinthians. 16:2)
8. The apostle John recognizes “the Lord’s Day” in Revelation 1:10 as the day on which he received his vision of heaven and the end times.

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Archery, Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at the link below.

https://hittheriver.com/connect-with-us/adults/affinity-groups

Community Groups

We believe life change happens best when people intentionally connect with each other. Our primary way to connect people is through community groups. If you would like to get more information about community groups check out this link, which takes you to our website where you can fill out a form to get connected into one.

http://riv.cc/RivGroups

Give Online

If you would like to join us in impacting the world around us locally and globally you can do so right on your mobile device by clicking the link "Give" below. You can also give by text just text the AMOUNT of your donation to 84321 to make your donation. Thank you for your generosity!

https://hittheriver.churchcenteronline.com/giving