Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

7111 No 2 Road, Richmond (just south of Granville Avenue)


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

July 22, 2016


  Please worship with us every Sunday at 10:00AM.



Vacation Bible School 2016  – August 15-19th

Registration is now closed as all classes are full.  If you are looking for an alternate program – Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church in Vancouver is offering VBS August 29-September 1st. Please contact them at kpc@telus.net or call 604-261-1434.


Let’s build faith together : Our summer students need your help in making this year’s VBS spectacular.  We are still looking for a few volunteers – for details on how you can help please contact Yoel or Daniel at richpresyouth@gmail.com or call 604-277-5410.

Attention Golfers: We are holding the newly named George and Vi Mar Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 20th. Tee off is at 8:30 AM at the Richmond Pitch and Putt. Late morning BBQ to follow at the manse. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will go towards the new furnace needed for the manse. See Mike Z or Allan F for tickets.

Summer Time Kidz Club:   We would like to invite your kids to our next KIDZ CLUB event on Wednesday, July 27th from 2:30-4:00 PM. We will be going to Planet Lazer (14380 Triangle Rd, Richmond) for an hour of laser tagging. The cost will be $9 + tax per person, and children are encouraged to bring friends.  For complete details and transportation, please contact Daniel or Yoel at 604-277-5410 or at richpresyouth@gmail.com.

 Parents please note:  Kidz Club will meet two more times during the summer on  August 10th and August 24th.

Picnic Thank You:  Care & Fellowship Team would like to say a big thank you to all whose help contributed so much to making a wonderful worship service/picnic at South Arm Park last Sunday.  We were blessed with beautiful weather and a good turnout–head count was 105.  Worship in the outdoors amidst God’s beautiful creation is a very special experience and it was followed by great food, fellowship and fun for the kids.  Many thanks for pitching in to help.  Many hands make all the difference.

Faith Day:  Behind the Scenes!   If you’re a youth in grades 9-12 you’re invited to see what it’s like to be a student at Vancouver School of Theology. You’ll be fed, meet some professors, attend a mini-class, talk with the principal, experience worship, and learn about how faith is alive in a variety of vocations.  Faith Day takes place on October 21st – a provincial high school Pro D day from 8:30- 5:00 PM.   Check out the poster on the board in the hallway or contact Eric Hamlyn at eric@vanyaya.bc.ca or Rev. Julie Lees at jlees@vst.edu.   RSVP is requested.

Ride for Refuge Bike Squad!  Coming October 1st, the RPC Holy Rollers will be mounting their bikes in support of Ratanak International to support vulnerable young women in Cambodia.  You can support this worthwhile cause by joining the bike squad. Please speak with Vic Beltran, if interested.

Be sure to check out the RPC Holy Rollers Team at:



Westminster Presbyterial Fall 2016 Rally is coming September 14th to St. John’s Presbyterian Church in White Rock.   Guest speaker is Dr. Karen Henriksen, medical missionary working in Angola, Africa.   Please contact Joan Grant at joan.grant@shaw.ca  or call 604-770-2927 before September 7th.

SOAP Singers:  Just a reminder to meet in the choir room 10 minutes after the end of the service for a short practice.

A message from our Board Chair:  “The Board of Managers has received a considerable number of comments in regards to the noise level within the church hall during times like Munch and Mingle or other social activities.  Please note that the Board is looking into the different options available and we are working towards a solution.  Thank you.”  Sarah

Reimbursement Forms:  Anyone purchasing items for the church must first get those purchases approved by the Board of Managers or Action Team Chair prior to purchase.   Remittance of said expense must be accompanied by an authorized Expense Reimbursement Form which is available through the church office.   For more information about donations or purchases of equipment for church use please speak to any Board Member or contact the church office.

Recycle eyeglasses – Pat M collects used eyeglasses to give to an organization that distributes them to people in need in developing countries. Please place used eyeglasses in the basket under the mail slots outside the church offices.

Have ANY unused greeting cards? Our Richmond Hospital Auxiliary uses them in various ways and they are very much appreciated. Cards may be given to Desnia or Betty.   Thank you.

Stamps: Just a reminder to please clip and save used postage stamps (no metered stamps). They are used in fundraising activities by the Canadian Bible Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Please leave a ½” trim around stamps.  Stamps may be given to Pat M.  Thank you.


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Participants in Worship for Sunday, July 24, 2016:

Greeters:  Steve & Janet

Lay Reader:  Lorne

Time with Young Christians:  Barry

Coffee Hosts:   Steve & Janet

Nursery Attendant:  Lisa

Church School:  Yoel & Daniel

Assistants: TBA

Counters:  Mark, Yumin & Grace

Participants in worship for Sunday, July 31, 2016:

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

Greeters:  Hui Lin & Margaret

Lay Reader:  TBA

Time with Young Christians:  Mat

Coffee Hosts:   Allan & Tom

Nursery Attendant:  Christie

Church School:  Yoel & Daniel

Assistants: Hannah & Jacob

Counters:  Mike , Heather

Dates to mark on your calendar

Celebration with the Mat & Tiffany– July 24th following the service

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Diane Tait-Katerberg – July 24th

Kidz Club Lazer Tag – July 27th          2:30-4:00 PM

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Richard Topping – July 31st

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart – August 7th

Kidz Club – August 10th

Service at Courtyard Gardens – August 7th            2:00 PM

Vacation Bible School – August 15th– 19th              9:00-4:00 PM

George and Vi Mar Memorial Golf Tournament – August 20th

Kidz Club – August 24th

Missional Cohort at St. Andrew’s Hall – September 10th

Ride for Refuge – October 1st

Synod Meetings – October 12th– 16th

Faith Day for High School Youth at VST – October 21st



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