Welcome to RiverPark Church @ the Legion Hall

*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather, this week's service (10/25) has been moved. We will now be meeting indoors at the Legion Hall in downtown Parkville (11 Main St, Parkville, MO 64152). Please wear a mask and follow distancing guidelines.***

We're glad you found us. You're welcome to drop in at any time, even if the message has already started. Keep up-to-date by submitting a Connection Card at the bottom of this page.
RiverPark Church seeks to be a blessing to the community of Parkville and beyond. We want to build a community of people who genuinely care for and help one another.
Here's what to expect today:
Our Service begins at 9:45 - There will be a couple of songs, a few announcements, and a short, engaging & practical-for-life message from the Bible, by Pastor Stephen Daniel. The service will last approximately 35 minutes, and there will be a chance for you to meet (from a 6ft distance) a few of the folks you're sitting around afterward.

There may be a few distractions along the way like the faithful train, wiggling kids, or maybe a barking dog. We're use to the train and we love kids and dogs.

Order of Worship

SONG: SING WHEREVER I GO

All my life, all I know
God's been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I'm gonna sing wherever I go

All my life, all I know
God's been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I'm gonna sing wherever I go

God is for me, he's not against me
I will hold to the plans He has for me
When I'm broken, he will restore me
I will call on the name of the Lord

He's my heartsong in my sorrow
He's my hope and my strength for tomorrow
When the storms rise all around me
I will call on the name of the Lord

I got joy, joy, joy
Deep in my soul
I will sing, sing, sing
Wherever I go 

Announcements

Psalm 150
Hallelujah! Praise God in his sanctuary.
Praise him in his mighty expanse.
Praise him for his powerful acts;
praise him for his abundant greatness.
Praise him with the blast of a ram’s horn;
praise him with harp and lyre.
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and flute.
Praise him with resounding cymbals;
praise him with clashing cymbals.
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
Hallelujah!
SONG: GREAT ARE YOU LORD

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

All the earth will shout
Your praise
Our hearts will cry
These bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

Message Notes


Col 3:9-11
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self.
You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.
In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.


  1. Once and for all; put off the old self and put on the new -- “since you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self.”

Romans 6:6 - We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
 
2. We’re all a work in progress -- “You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.”
Great summary statement of Col 3:1-11 by Warren W. Weirsbe:
“We are alive in Christ therefore we should seek the Heavenly;
We are dead in Christ therefore we should slay the Earthly.
We can become like Christ therefore we must strengthen the Christly 
and permit the spirit to renew our minds making us more into the image of God.”

3. Our first identity is Christ -- “In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.”

Coming up

Join us next Sunday as we continue the conversation on Spiritual Growth.
Check out the NEW GROUPS!! See the Groups page to find a group for you!

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Want to financially support the ministry of RiverPark Church?
While giving online is probably the easiest, you can also donate by check* or cash in the basket at the back of the service. (Near the coffee)
*Please make checks payable to "Pleasant Valley Baptist Church" with "RiverPark Church" in the "For" line.
To keep costs low, RiverPark Church is operating as a ministry of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church for the first several months.

Answers to common questions

Q. Will there be kids ministry or childcare during RiverPark @ the Park meetings?
A. These meetings are designed to be "family-style," so there's a number of things in place to help everyone in the family have a good time.
(1) Kid's Kits will be provided for each kiddo on arrival. This will include things like crayons, a coloring sheet with a clip board, a fruit snack packet and occasionally a scavenger hunt.
(2) Lot's of room to run/twirl/roll/dance or otherwise in the back. If someone in the family needs a stretch break, head on to the back and go for it! We try to keep the speakers loud enough so you can keep listening and your child can keep moving.
(3) It's only 30 minutes. We hope the short nature of the service followed by an opportunity to meet some other kids and maybe even hit the playground creates an enjoyable time for everyone.

Q. What if I didn't bring my lawn chair or picnic blanket? 
A. We've got you covered. Just let one of the folks wearing a RiverPark Church t-shirt know and they will get you a tarp or picnic blanket to sit on. Or feel free to stand.

Q. How are you handling COVID-19 safety?
A. COVID-19 is one of the primary reasons we decided to launch weekly services outside at the Park. General guidelines from health departments have indicated that outside is generally safer than inside. The Platte County Health Department specifically has said that as long as social distancing guidelines can be followed, then masks are not required outside. However, we encourage everyone to do what is most comfortable for them.
(1) We will provide markers to indicate 6ft distances between seating areas.
(2) No-Touch Service - We are asking that no one shake hands or hug at the service.
(3) Hand sanitizer will be available near the entrance.