Weekly Updates

Notes and News

Aug 10th, 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

 

Use of the Manse: As most of you know, the church office is now operating out of the manse.  This was made possible by the Savill’s move to North Bay.  However, we can’t think of the manse as a substitute for our building on No. 2 Road.

For many reasons, we have to limit our use of the manse:

- it is a much smaller space, and is already fully utilized for the office and storage

- it is essentially an open area, so any non-office activity impacts Dawn’s environment

- we need to keep wear and tear to a minimum, as it will again be a home to our new minister’s family

- we need to control the proliferation of keys

Session has decided that the manse is not to be considered available as a meeting space for church groups.  We also ask that you limit your visits to the manse to church office business.  Since Session and Board deliberations are sometimes of a sensitive or confidential nature and require a private venue, those 2 groups will use the manse.  The next several months will mean some inconvenience to everyone, but we can also look on it as an opportunity to come together in new ways.  It’s all about what we do for the Lord, not where we do it.

Message from Curtis Wilson – It is with sadness that I announce my last “official” Sunday as intern/summer student this Sunday.  But it is with great excitement that I look forward to the amazing growth and development that is ahead of RPC!  I look forward to seeing RPC’s further progress during my final semester at VST and please know that you are all in Elaine’s and my prayers.  Many blessings!

Anne Fishwick, a long-time member of this congregation died on Monday, August 4th. She was 104 years of age. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 30th, 2:00PM at Tsawwassen United Church, 693 – 53rd Street, Delta, phone 604-943-2911 for further details.

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 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: curtwilson20@gmail.com)

Service at Courtyard Gardens – TODAY – Sunday September 7th 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

Session Meeting: The next Session meeting will be Tuesday Aug 26th, at the manse.

The next service of Communion will be September 7th at the Ukrainian hall, 11:00 AM  

World Communion Sunday is October 5th, 2014

 

Lectionary readings for next Sunday

Aug 17th, 2014, 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133 OR Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67;

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

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