July 27, 2020
All This Week
At Camp Living Water

  • Participants: about 100 (students, leaders, kitchen/hospitality crew, other volunteers).
  • Aaron Johnsen (left) is Camp Director. Pastor Scott Menez is the Camp Speaker.
  • Riverbend Chef Gabriel Martinez & his team are providing the meals.
  • Be in constant prayer for youth to be saved from God's judgment ... for others to be sanctified to a more holy life ... for sound Biblical teaching & Godly group discussions ... for the safety & health of all the participants.

Photos by Shayna Mills
2 Courses for Audit at CTS

& Eschatology
Professor: Jason Karr


Hermeneutics 1
Professor: Brian Shealy

Tuesdays & Thursdays
for 4 weeks: Aug. 4-27 (6-9:45 p.m.)

Audit Fee: $50

Call the seminary office: 386-271-8766

Ecclesiology—the inception, organization, leadership, ordinances and ministry of the Church ... Eschatology—a study of the Biblical covenants, the rapture, tribulation, the millennial reign of Christ, the resurrections, the judgments, the eternal state and personal destiny.
Hermeneutics 1—Introduction to the science & art of interpreting the Bible ... defines the grammatical, historical approach by establishing the general & special principles ... focuses on presuppositions, history of interpretation, analogy of faith, Scripture interpreting Scripture & historical context.
  Preaching the Word

To hear a sermon by Teaching Pastor Scott Menez, click on the title

SUNDAY, July 26
Mark 14:27-42

Exodus 20:1-6
The 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday worship services are
live-streamed via the church website (click here ) and other social venues
Sunday, Aug. 9,
9:15 a.m., Room 185

This Bible Fellowship Group is for guests, new members and anyone desiring to mature in the faith.

Led by Bobby Caliendo, Pastor of Outreach & Evangelism
RSVP by e-mailing Lindsay (click here)
Start-up for Riverbend Choirs

Wednesday, August 12

Music and More (children's groups)
6:15 p.m. in Children's Wing

Worship Choir (adults)
7:30 p.m. in Choir Room

MENU — July 29
  • Italian lasagna
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Salad bowls
  • Red velvet cake
  • Drinks: water/soda cans

COST: Under 4 & over 90, FREE ... ages 4-12, $4 ... others, $5 ... family max, $20

NOTE: Menu is subject to change

Chef Gabriel Martinez says Covid guidelines for eating establishments are in effect
Dear Church Family:
On behalf of my wife Kristin, my children Kiana and Kaiden and Charles Hart, I express our gratitude for the way the church ministered to us while we were at home with the Covid-19 illness. God has shown us many blessings in how many of you prayed for us, kept in contact with us, and ministered to us through meals and shopping. It has been a blessing to watch Riverbend truly operate as a body during this time. I praise God that we all had more moderate symptoms and that God continues to heal us. 

As needs in our church continue to arise during this time, I pray that we continue to operate in a gracious and obedient way. Thank you again, you all have truly blessed us.
—Pastor Paul Grenelle & Family 
Morning Worship #1 ... 8 a.m.
Bible Fellowship Groups ... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship #2 ... 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Supper ... 4:30-6 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship ... 6:15 p.m.
Children's TAG (Truth & Grace Club) ... 6:15 p.m.
All services are set up for social distance seating
A drop-in Baby Shower for Jenny Evans is planned Saturday, Aug. 22. The 10 a.m.-noon gathering will be at the home of Rachel Mergener, 3 Cliffword Circle (in Ormond Lakes off U.S. 1). Jenny & Heyward are registered at Target and Amazon. All Riverbend ladies are invited.
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NEEDED: Part-time teacher for Kindergarten BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) on Sundays, starting in August. Contact Children's Director Rachel Mergener (click here or call 386-672-1821).
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Baptism is planned for 10:30 a.m. Worship on Sunday, Aug. 23. If you are a Christian and have not been Biblically baptized by immersion, please talk with one of the pastors or call the church office.
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HELP WANTED: Pierce Landscaping & Maintenance is searching for a full-time employee. Please call Riverbender Alex Pierce at 386-864-0228.
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CANCELLED on Tuesday, July 28 ... Hands of Grace luncheon & CrossRoads Fellowship.
How One California Church Is Standing on God's Truth
Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., has released a statement which affirms what the Lord commands of His church at all times, especially in the face of the impositions of government authorities. Please pray for this church and the others in California that a battling against governmental over-reach.
To read their statement, based totally on Scripture, click here.
  • Morning Worship #1, 8 a.m.
  • Bible Fellowship Groups, 9:15 a.m.
  • Morning Worship #2, 10:30 a.m.

  • Fellowship Supper, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Mid-Week Worship, 6:15 p.m.

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday — Praise Team warm-up, Stage, 7:00 am
Sunday — Worship Choir warm-up, Risers, 7:15 am
Sunday — Nursery (age 2-under), Children's Wing, 7:45 am
Sunday — Nursery for Morning Worship (age 4-under), Children's Wing, 10:15 am
Wednesday — Nursery (birth to pre-K), Children's Wing, 6 pm
Wednesday — Truth & Grace Club (TAG), Children's Wing, 6:15 pm
Wednesday — Youth 'Breakouts', Youth Center, 6:15 pm

26-Aug 1 (Sun-Sat) — Youth Summer Camp, Bryson City, N.C.
28 (Tue) — Hands of Grace luncheon CANCELLED
28 (Tue) — CrossRoads Young Adult Fellowship CANCELLED
29 (Wed) — Music & More Registration, Children's Wing, 5 pm
30 (Thu) — Christ Theological Seminary Orientation (new students), Shealy home, 6 pm

1 (Sat) — Christ Theological Seminary Saturday classes begin third year, Room 185, 7:30 am
2 (Sun) — Music & More Registration, Children's Wing, 9 am
4 (Tue) — Seminary Tuesday-Thursday classes begin, on campus, 6 pm
5 (Wed) — Music & More Registration, Children's Wing, 5 pm
8 (Sat) — Wedding: Riverbender Lindsay Shealy & Charles Hart, Worship Center, 1 pm
9 (Sun) — Music & More Registration, Children's Wing, 9 am
Connect with Riverbend thru These Links
The church office is open Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. ... Phone 386-672-1821