Weekly Updates

Notes and News

October 26th, 2014

Richmond Presbyterian Church

11:00am – Ukrainian Hall,

5311 Francis Rd., 1 block east of Railway

604-277-5410

www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

 

The RPC Search Committee is:

Sarah Marcinowsky – Chair               Rev Larry Jackson – Assistant Chair

Abby Beltran – Secretary                    Bill Green

Joan Greaves                                      Isabella Ho

Steve Norris                                        Pearl Overhill

Gordon Stager                                     Graeme Stager

The committee has already met twice and is finalizing a congregational survey which will be important input to the Congregational Profile. Look for more information on the survey shortly.

Saturday Social Anyone?  Care & Fellowship Team is considering setting up a “Social Saturday”, possibly once a month, if there is sufficient interest.  The idea is to have several people who would be willing hosts for guests who would enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and snacks and a time of fellowship on a Saturday morning.  We are trying to gage the level of interest in this, so there will be a sign up sheet today.  If this appeals to enough people, we would plan to have the first one on Sat. Nov. 15th.  If you have questions about this, please contact Mary Hanson at 604-274-7621 or email at mary.hanson@telus.net

Jingle Bell Buffet: Care & Fellowship Team is organizing a Christmas lunch at “Country Meadows” restaurant on Fri. Dec. 5th at 12 noon.  Cost is $24 each, including gratuity and GST.  Mark it on your calendars and a sign up will be arranged a little closer to the time in order to give the restaurant numbers in advance.

Call for Advent/Christmas singers. Every year at this season the choir enjoys a few more voices to help make the Advent and Christmas music special. If you would like to join us, we are asking you to commit to 6 Thursday night rehearsals starting Nov 13.  We meet at 7:30 at Eleanor Tan’s house, 8571 No 3 Road.  Please speak to Graeme if you are interested … and some of you already have!

Please clip and save used postage stamps – Give them to Pat McKendrick. These are used in fundraising activities by the Canadian Bible Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please leave a ½” trim around stamps.  (please, no automatic metered stamps). Thank you.

Connecting you to the world…… Glad Tidings is the magazine of the Women’s Missionary society. Glad Tidings Magazine contains articles, worship resources, and reports that work to inform the entire denomination regarding mission. Subscribe today for 2015. A one year subscription of 6 issues is $15.75. A large print edition is also available at the same cost. Please call Betty Goodwin @ 604-277-3512 if you would like to get this magazine and she will help you with it.

If you would like to be on the lay reading list and did not sign the sheet that was passed around a few weeks ago email or call Dawn at the RPC office. Please let me know of any dates you are not available.  We also desperately need greeters, so please consider taking a turn for that.  604-277-5410, richpres@telus.net

Connecting you to the world…… Glad Tidings is the magazine of the Women’s Missionary society. Glad Tidings Magazine contains articles, worship resources, and reports that work to inform the entire denomination regarding mission. Subscribe today for 2015. A one year subscription of 6 issues is $15.75. A large print edition is also available at the same cost. Please call Betty Goodwin @ 604-277-3512 if you would like to get this magazine and she will help you with it.

Tea at Two will meet on Tuesday October 28th at Ellen Cumming’s home, #207 – 8775 Jones Rd.  Thank you Ellen!

Reminder: Procedure for Sunday Mornings at Ukrainian hall

Greeters: arrive at UK hall at 10:15. Greet, welcome everyone and distribute bulletins as each person arrives. Make sure offering plates are there and ask one other person to help pick up offering. Take offering plates to front for the prayer. After service serve coffee, tea and cold drinks and clean up after munch and mingle. Replace all equipment back in our storage cupboards at bar area at right of stage at other end of hall. Do not leave any food or milk as there is no storage space for that. Either take leftovers home or give them to others to take home.

Munch and mingle teams: pick up food, goodies before Sunday. Arrive at UK at 10:15. Set up tables with food and fruit etc. Place disposable cups and holders on table. Make sure there are napkins, teaspoons, milk and sugar etc. on table. If there is time, help with set up of chairs for service. Do not leave any food at the UK hall as there is no storage for this. Please take any leftovers home or give them to others to take home.

During this time at our temporary place of worship, we encourage everyone to arrive a little early if they are able to help set up chairs and tables and to stay a little longer to help clear and clean up the hall.

Jesus in the Gospels Bible Study will be meeting at Pat’s Place at 2 p.m., Tomorrow, Monday Oct. 20th.

Are you looking for an Advent Bible Study? Join the Monday afternoon Bible study group to work through a 5 week session on The Journey, starting Mon. Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Let Pat Dyksterhuis know if you are interested, so that she can get the books for you.  Cost will be $25.

Luther, Calvin, Knox and You: What’s the Connection? All of them – and you – are part of the Protestant Reformation that started 500+ years ago. On this Reformation Sunday, check the RPC Library display to find out more about the roots and growth of the movement that lives on in the Presbyterian Church in Canada – and that includes _________________________. (your name here)

Costly Faith: persecuted believers around the world – From the early church to today, and all around the world, Christians continue to suffer discrimination, displacement, and death because they will not give up Jesus. In 2013, Open Doors, a group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, documented 2,123 martyr killings, double the number in 2012.

Who are these believers? How do they stand firm despite all they go through? What can we learn from them? And how can we support our brothers and sisters in Christ? Check the RPC Library display to find out more.

Minoru services: TODAY Sunday November 16th, led by Larry Jackson – 3:15pm, Minoru Extended Care, 6111 Minoru Blvd. Help is always appreciated. Please arrive about ½ hour before the service time.

Service at Courtyard Gardens – Sunday November 2nd at 2:00pm, 7051 Moffatt Rd., led by Fred Greaves.

You’re invited to HPC Games Night for youth and young adults high school aged and up Friday December 5th, 2014 8-10pm at Haney Presbyterian Church , 11858—216th Street, Maple Ridge.  For more information, contact Paddy Eastwood paddyathaneypres@hotmail.ca

 

 

Lectionary readings for next Sunday

Nov 2nd, 2014, 21st Sunday after Pentecost

(All Saints Sunday)

Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 OR Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 43;

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 21:1-12

Dates to mark on your calendar

Jesus in the Gospels Bible Study, Mondays, 2 p.m. (Pat’s place)

Elders’ Prayer Lunch, everyWednesday until further notice. (12 noon, Eleanor Tan’s home)

Tea at Two, Tuesday Oct. 28th (Ellen Cumming’s home)

Next Communion – Sunday December 7th(11:00am Ukrainian Hall)

Comments are closed.