Notes and News
Aug 5th, 2014,
Richmond Presbyterian Church
11:00am – Ukrainian Hall,
5311 Francis Rd., 1 block east of Railway
In consequence of the translation of Rev. Frances Savill, formerly minister of this pastoral charge, the Presbytery of Westminster hereby intimates and declares the charge to be vacant and calls upon all parties concerned to proceed, according to the laws and practice of the church, to the obtaining of a minister to fill the vacancy. Richmond Presbyterian Church, July 27, 2014 Rev. Diane Tait-Katerberg, Clerk of Presbytery
Note from Session: Today the pulpit will be ‘preached vacant’, which is a Presbyterian formality when a minister has departed from a congregation. This is just the first, and perhaps easiest, of a series of steps which we will take on the road to calling a new minister. Critical to this undertaking will be the Search Committee. Such a committee will represent the congregation in the process of seeking and evaluating candidates, one of whom will ultimately be invited to ‘preach for the call’. (The final vote on the chosen person will rest with the congregation.) Session has already begun to consider the composition of this committee, and what attributes we would look for in a convener. Of course, our Interim Moderator, Rev. Bruce Dayton, will be a key member and advisor to this group. We ask for your prayers along with ours for the Spirit’s guidance in forming the Search Committee and finding its convener.
Interim Moderator – Our Interim Moderator was appointed at the last Presbytery. The Rev. Bruce Dayton is Minister in Association at Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. He has preached bi-weekly at St. Columba Presbyterian Church for the last three years. He has a keen interest in the New Testament, especially the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.
A note from Bruce and Gayle Imrie…….“Thank you for all of the notes of support and condolences as well as the many prayers we received from our RPC family. In times of sorrow it is so helpful to know the reassuring thoughts and prayers from our church family are supporting us.”
Youth Group News
Friday, August 8th, 7:00pm – Planet Lazer in Richmond. Please bring your nickname, $20.00 for the 3 games we’ll play, and complete and utter awesomeness! We’ll be playing in North America’s BIGGEST lazer tag arena!
Friday, August 15th – our ultimate Amazing Race/Photo-scavenger Hunt! We’ll meet at the church manse, but will head out from there all around Richmond!
Check the Facebook group for detail updates (email Curtis if you aren’t connected with that group: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Service at Courtyard Gardens – TODAY – Sunday August 3rd at 2:00pm, 7051 Moffatt Rd., led by Fred Greaves.
Minoru services: – Sunday August 17th 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.
Lectionary readings for next Sunday
Aug 10th, 2014, 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b OR 1 Kings 19:9-18;
Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33