Sunday Online

Welcome to our Sunday morning digital liturgy. This order of service is designed to guide you into a worship encounter with our good and beautiful God. Please follow along with the readings, links, and a short video with a pastoral message. If you are worshipping with family or roommates, take turns reading the parts out loud.


January 17, 2021

  • Light a candle on the table in front of you to remind you of God’s presence.  
  • Begin with two minutes of silence. 

Call to Worship

[If there are two or more readers present, designate a “leader” from the rest of the “people”]



Psalm 67

For the director of music. 

With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. 


May God be gracious to us and bless us 

     and make his face shine on us—

so that your ways may be known on earth, 

     your salvation among all nations. 


May the peoples praise you, God; 

     may all the peoples praise you. 

May the nations be glad and sing for joy, 

     for you rule the peoples with equity 

     and guide the nations of the earth. 

May the peoples praise you, God; 

     may all the peoples praise you. 


The land yields its harvest; 

     God, our God, blesses us. 

May God bless us still, 

     so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.         


Worship God in Song

Children's Ministries

We are currently refining our Sunday Online children’s ministry. We want to hear from you! If you have questions or suggestions please contact our Family Ministries Associate, Emily Seyler. Also, if you would like to schedule a visit online or outdoors for your children to meet with Emily, please email her at

Scripture Reading

2 Timothy 4:1-8

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 


For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.



Pastoral Message

Ted Burrows

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Reflection Song


Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, everything in heaven and earth is yours. Receive now our tithes and offerings as gifts of worship, to the glory of your name. May your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

River Life Covenant Church

4401 A Street

Sacramento, CA 95819 







God is Good! 

All the time! 

All the time! 

God is good!



Stay Connected!



Alpha Online is a series of conversations based around really well-made videos, that explore life, spirituality, and faith in a fun, non-judgmental, and open environment, all from the comfort of your own home. Friends or family can be anywhere, not just in Sacramento. Alpha is perfect for skeptics, the curious, anyone with major doubts or hurts, or those who just want to talk about the real issues of life with new friends. It’s free and open to all. 

When? Wednesdays at 7:00-8:15pm, starting on January 27.

To register for Alpha, click here! For more information, email Christina at


We will continue on in our Alpha Series! So Bring a friend and join us at the campfire outside church from 6:30-8:00 this Sunday.

I have been praying for all of you and your families as we continue to process the events of last week. For those who are interested, I have attached a resource from NPR Life Kit that provides some guidance on how to talk about news with children.
We will continue to meet in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings.

Ted Burrows, Pastor...
Emily Seyler, Family Ministries Associate...
Jackie Grubb, Office Assistant...
Leadership Team...
Church Office... 916.456.2489