Brian Goodwin – Guest Teacher
Sunday, September 6, 2020


Welcome to River of Life! We hope you feel at home with us. Our services are held outside at River of Life Church at 10 a.m. We also have an online service that is streamed at 10 a.m. and available online afterward. Our services last about an hour and include a time of worship and teaching from the Bible.

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We have a great team forming for children’s ministry this year. Thank you for everyone who has signed up to be on board! We are super excited to see what this year holds and the new ways the Gospel resonates with these kiddos after such a crazy year! We have a few more openings for volunteers, and particularly need some men to help out with our boys groups. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kristina Bloomdahl or click the link above and you can get plugged in!


Join us for our annual Fall KickOff event on Sunday, September 13! We will have an outdoor service (weather permitting) at 10 a.m. followed by baptisms, a BBQ and the football game. For lunch, ROL will be providing BBQ from a variety of vendors, mac & cheese, chips, ice cream treats, water, and juice boxes for the kiddos. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket, your family, and any additional picnic foods your family would like.
RSVP by September 6. Please only fill out one form per family.


If you have recently decided to commit your life to Jesus Christ and are interested in being baptized on Sunday, September 13, click the BAPTISMS link above, fill out the form, and a staff member will reach out to you. We are excited to walk alongside you during this amazing new time in your faith journey!


We can’t wait to welcome back our youth on Wednesday, September 16 for our Family Ministries Kickoff. We want to invite ALL students, grades pre-K through 12, to join us every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. for service! Grades 6 – 12 are welcome to come and hangout outside at 5:45pm before service begins.


If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing the pain of separation or divorce, we want to encourage you to join us on Thursday evenings starting September 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for our Divorce Care or Grief Share groups. Click on the link above for more information about these programs.


As we move into the fall months, we are going to continue meeting outside at 10am, weather permitting, until further notice. We are having some construction and renovations done in the sanctuary and are unsure of the timeline at this point. When the weather gets too cool and the renovations are completed, we will move back inside. On September 20th, the kids will begin meeting inside at 10am for regular programming. When we officially move back in, we will resume our 9am and 10:45am service times with kids programming only at 9am. Thank you for your flexibility and grace in this time!

We will also be launching our next series, “Questions I’ve always wanted to ask God” on September 20th. We will have questions that goes along with this series for Fall small group focus. If you want more information or would like to sign up to be part of or start a small group, you can fill out an interest form on our Small Groups page on the website under the connect tab.


You are invited to attend this monumental day of Prayer and Repentance here at River of Life Church, Saturday, September 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by Jonathan Cahn, and we will be simulcasting live from Washington D.C. If you are interested in more information, or to volunteer for this event, check out the events page linked above!


We are gearing up for our Annual Serve Week this October, so make sure to mark your calendars from October 19-23 and be on the lookout for more information on social media and the website! We are looking forward to showing our communities the love that God has shown us.
If you or someone you know is in need of some help around your home or property before winter, please fill out the attached form in the link above and our local missions team will consider it as a project during Serve Week. 


During this time with all the negative news, we could all use a little encouragement, so Mon-Thurs we’re committed to have something positive for you to listen to! Drop in for Facebook Live at 9 a.m. or YouTube at lunchtime.


Church, we are asking you to set an alarm and pray everyday at noon. Pray for however long you’re able. The important part is we cry out to God everyday, as one voice, at the noon hour for God’s ways to be set loose in our church, families, leaders, city, state, nation and world. And for the Church around the world to be revived by God; to be His hands and feet!
Some of the particular ways we can pray as a church this week are:

  • Thank the Lord for the ways He has blessed you, your family, our church, your community, etc.
  • Quiet your mind and ask the Lord what He would like to say to you and ask Him to align your heart and spirit with His.
  • Come into agreement with what the Lord says or asks of you and ask Holy Spirit to remind you throughout the day/week.
  • Present your requests to the Lord honestly and openly.
  • Praise the Lord for the answers to your prayers in advance, knowing that He is a good Father and gives us what we need.


If you need assistance in any form, or if you would like to help someone in need, please visit ROLMN.ORG and click on the COVID-19 button.


Weekly Budgeted Giving:    $18,000
Last Sunday’s Giving:           $14,829

21695 Elk Lake Road, Elk River, MN 55330
763-441-7527  |  Office Hours: T-TH 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.