Weekly Updates

Notes and News

October 19th, 2014

Richmond Presbyterian Church

11:00am – Ukrainian Hall,

5311 Francis Rd., 1 block east of Railway


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net


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.

Congregational dinner next Sat. Oct. 25th at 6 p.m. at Ukrainian Hall

TheCare & Fellowship team is happy to report that 60 have now signed up to attend, including some of our young families.  The cost will be $35 including gratuity and GST and for children 12 and under it’s $10.  If anyone needs financial assistance in order to make attendance possible, please talk to Mary Hanson.  Payments need to be made sometime between now and the dinner date by cheque made out to Mary Hanson.  She will cover the cost with one payment.

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.

2014-2015 REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY READINGS – YEAR B Copies are available of the new lectionary are available at the back of the hall. The church directory is also available. Ask a greeter to help you if can’t find it. Both these items can be emailed to you if you would like, please email the church office and I will sent them along. Dawn

Minoru services: TODAY Sunday October 19th, 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 toHPC 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


CAMP DOUGLAS COSTUME GAMES NIGHT October 25th, 2014 7pm-9pm, Haney Presbyterian Church

11858 – 216th Street Maple Ridge, BC

Open to youth and young adults who are 14 and older. Youth Groups, Camp Staff, Volunteers and LITs are welcome to attend!

Costume Competition! Awards given in the following categories:

1) Most Unique Costume

2) Funniest Costume

3) Best Partner Costume

There will be fun gym games, Board Games, Great Food, New & Old Friends and a Costume Competition!

For more information please contact Bert or Cheerio at: director@campdouglas.ca

Lectionary readings for next Sunday

Oct 26th, 2014

20th Sunday after Pentecost, (Reformation Sunday)

Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

OR Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18;

Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

Dates to mark on your calendar

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

The Care & Fellowship Team meeting, tomorrow Sept. 15th

(7 p.m. at Mary Hanson’s home)

Elders’ Prayer Lunch, everyWednesday until further notice.

(12 noon, Eleanor Tan’s home)

Tea at Two, Tuesday September be 23rd (Ellen Cumming’s home)

Next Communion – Sunday October 5th (11:00am Ukrainian Hall)

Congregational dinner, Sat. Oct. 25th (6 p.m.  Ukrainian Hall)

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