Weekly Updates

Notes and News

April 20th, 2014,

Richmond Presbyterian Church

7111 No.2 Road, Richmond BC V7C 3L7,

604-277-5410

www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

 

Holy Week 2014 Dates

 

Good Friday Service – April 18th, 10:00 am

Drop off for the Easter flower Cross – Saturday April 19th, 10:30 am

Easter Sunday Worship – April 20th, 10:00 am

 

Church Plant SaleThe Care & Fellowship Team is holding a plant sale on Sat. May 3rd from 9 – 12noon.  Order forms are now available in the church entrance if you wish to use them.  There will also be a broad selection of plants, patio pots and hanging baskets to choose from on the Saturday morning.  Please plan to come and bring your friends and please pass the word on to others.  If you are going to be away on the date, arrangements can be made to hold plants for you.  Mark the date on your calendar and come and choose from a lovely selection of excellent quality plants at reasonable prices with no tax.  Proceeds from the sale will go to RPC Building Fund.  Any queries – call Mary Hanson at 604-274-7621 or email mary.hanson@telus.net

Vancouver School of Theology Convocation 2014 will take place on Monday, May 5th at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver. We hope that you are able to join us! Elaine Wilson will be graduating. Professor David Goa will address the convocation and all are invited for a reception following the ceremony.

Jesus in the Gospels Disciple Bible Study:  The class meets Mondays at 2 p.m. Please contact Pat at patwayne@telus.net if you have any questions. There will be no class Monday 14th, April, we will return on Monday 21st.

Tea at two will be THIS Tuesday, April 22nd 2:00-3:00 pm, Come and enjoy tea, coffee and cookies with your church family.  All are welcome so please invite a friend or even two.

Curtis Wilson is returning to do an internship at Richmond Presbyterian Church for his program at VST!  Curtis will be here for May and June serving full-time as a student intern.  In previous years, he has served RPC as a summer student, and worked for us as a youth group leader.   We welcome Curtis back, and look forward to his ministry with us.  Curtis is planning to complete his M.Div., at Christmas and graduate from VST.

Health Reminder – we have a lot of opportunities to share snacks and food at church. Never bring any nuts or snacks that contain nuts to share. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to nuts of any kind.

Vancouver School of Theology Convocation 2014 will take place on Monday, May 5th at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver. We hope that you are able to join us! Elaine Wilson will be graduating. Professor David Goa will address the convocation and all are invited for a reception following the ceremony.

“Faithfully Fit, a 40 Day Devotional Plan to End the Yo-Yo Lifestyle of Chronic Dieting”. Come and join us if you are looking for a supportive group to help you lose weight. Our group meets on Mondays at 12:30 pm. Another group is interested in starting on Tuesday evenings. For more information, contact Anne Davidson, an5226@telus.net.

Good and Beautiful Life – the book study meets Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.  Come and join us.

Service at Courtyard Gardens Sunday, May 4th at 2:00pm, 7051 Moffatt Rd., led by Fred Greaves.

Minoru service:  TODAY April 20th at 3:15pm at Minoru Extended Care, 6111 Minoru Blvd. led by Larry Jackson. Help is always appreciated. Please arrive about ½ hour before the service time.

ROAD TRIP TIME… that’s right, it’s time to pack up the car and set the GPS to Camp Douglas for the Annual Church Family Retreat.     Starting Friday, May 30th through to Sunday, June 1st won’t you join us on the Sunshine Coast for 44 amazing hours?  There will be time for fellowship, study, relaxation and exploration of God’s creation.   The Retreat is open to the whole church family – a time for believers of any age or marital status to grow, learn and experience God’s presence in a natural and unobstructed setting.  Brochures are available today so be sure to pick up your copy.  Questions can be directed to Pearl at 604-272-2818 or the_overhills@shaw.ca.

We will enjoy hot cross buns after worship on Easter Sunday.  If you would like to donate some buns, please call the church office so we know how much we will have. 604-277-5410

On Easter morning, bring a single spring flower to add to the Cross to celebrate the glory of our risen Lord. Some additional spring flowers are needed on Saturday April 19th to decorate the flowered Cross.  These need to be at the church by 10:30 am Saturday morning.

June 17-20th Camp Douglas is offering a Ladies Retreat for Women of all ages. There will be peace and quiet, singing, laughter, study, prayer, fellowship and great food. Located on a beautiful ten-acre site near Roberts Creek, between Gibsons and Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, the property includes both a private waterfront and a large patch of old growth rainforest. Facilities include eight cabins, each accommodating nine campers and two leaders, a modern lodge, a full kitchen and spacious dining hall, a first-aid cabin, a crafts cabin, two playing fields, two fire pits and a gorgeous outdoor chapel. Brochures about the Ladies retreat are available on the table outside the church office or you can register by phone by calling Sheila Jakus at 604-536-0228 or email sjakus@shaw.ca

 A note from Norah Lewis – Journey to the Western sea: 100 years of the BC. Synodical of the WMS  I have checked with Margaret walker and she still has some copies on hand. The price is $10.00 per copy. If you wish a copy please let me know. You can remind me at Tea at Two on April 22nd or you can phone me at 604-271-5299.

Jesus in the Gospels Disciple Bible Study:  The class meets Mondays at 2 p.m. Please contact Pat at patwayne@telus.net if you have any questions.

Tea at two will be Tuesday, April 22nd 2:00-3:00 pm, Come and enjoy tea, coffee and cookies with your church family.  All are welcome so please invite a friend or even two.

Opportunity to Serve – One Day Only!  Saturday May 24th come out and help prepare Camp Douglas for the upcoming summer season.  Join with others from the Presbytery to paint, garden, clean and revitalize Camp Douglas.  Lunch provided.  Contact Ross McClelland, Coordinator at 604-434-3513 for more information.  Many hands make light work!

Jesus in the Gospels Disciple Bible Study:  The class meets Mondays at 2 p.m. Please contact Pat at patwayne@telus.net if you have any questions.

Your Whole Life – 12 weeks ago, a group of us started the 3D program focused on eating right, living well and loving God, (diet, discipline and discipleship) and have all made positive changes in our lives. We are now starting another program using a different book, “Faithfully Fit, a 40 Day Devotional Plan to End the Yo-Yo Lifestyle of Chronic Dieting”. Come and join us if you are looking for a supportive group to help you lose weight. There is no pressure just a friendly, supportive group focused on making healthy choices and growing closer to God. Our group meets on Mondays at 12:30 pm. Another group is interested in starting on Tuesday evenings. For more information, contact Anne Davidson, an5226@telus.net.

Minoru service:  April 21st at 3:15pm at Minoru Extended Care, 6111 Minoru Blvd. led by Larry Jackson. Help is always appreciated. Please arrive about ½ hour before the service time.

 

LOGOS will start again on February 3rd.  Further details will follow in next week’s bulletin.Dates to mark on your calendar

Tea at two Tuesday April 22nd

Action teams – April 28th at 6:00 pm

Church Plant SaleSat. May 3rd, 9:00 am – noon

Communion – Sunday May 4th

Anniversary Sunday – May 25th, ONE SERVICE, 10:00am

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas:  May 30th – Jun 1st

Ladies Retreat - June 17th -20th

VBS:   July 14th – 18th

Lectionary readings for next Sunday

Lectionary readings for next Sunday

Apr 27, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

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