Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

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


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

August 19, 2016


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



Vacation Bible School 2016  has now ended.  We are incredibly grateful to all the volunteers that help make this year’s event a success.  Thank you!

Saying Goodbye to our summer students:  Please join us for cake on August 28th to give thanks to Yoel and Daniel for working so hard in our children’s ministries these past 10 weeks.  May God bless and keep them as they continue their post-secondary studies.

 Attention Golfers: We are holding the newly named George and Vi Mar Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 20th. Tee off is at 9:00 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.

An Evening with the Moderator Richmond Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome The Reverend Douglas H. Rollwage, Moderator of the 142nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada on Sunday evening, September 18th for a time of conversation and fellowship.  Please join us for an informal stand-up reception with the Moderator beginning at 7:00 PM.  Doug will give a talk on how he sees our denomination from his perspective as Moderator and there will be a question and answer time afterwards.   Members of the Presbytery have also been invited to attend. We encourage you to share this information and to invite your family and friends to also attend.  We look forward to the visit of the Moderator and pray for God’s strength and blessing upon him and the church during his year as Moderator.

Synod 2016: This is an early announcement that Synod will be meeting at RPC October 14th through 16th. To make this a success, we will need many willing helpers:

  • Those who are able to pick people up at the airport/ferry terminal.
  • Those who are able to offer a room/rooms for billets.
  • Those who are able to help prepare, cook and clean up after meals.
  • Those who are able to bake/provide cookies and muffins for gathering time and breaks.

There may be other opportunities to help. Please pray for Synod and consider helping in some of these areas. Please contact Isabel if you have questions or can help.

 Recognition for Tom M:  Please join us for cake on September 18th following worship as we thank Tom for his many years of service as our custodian.

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.

Vancouver School of Theology (VST) has some interesting events coming up – be sure the check them out on-line at www.vst.edu.

Bottle Return Program:  Richmond Presbyterian Church has now established an account with the Blundell Return-It Centre located at the Blundell Centre, just south of the church, at No 2 Road and Blundell. We are asking members and friends to donate by recycling their returnable beverage containers that have a deposit attached to them, at the above location. You must quote Account #66, or Richmond Presbyterian Church, before the transaction commences. Your participation is encouraged and very much appreciated.

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.


RPC Library never sleeps. Ready when you are 24/7

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Participants in worship for Sunday, August 14th, 2016:

Greeters:  David W & Jack M

Reader:  Rev. Victor Kim

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:   Margaret B and Margaret S

Nursery Attendant:  Cathy

Church School:  Yoel & Daniel

Counters:  Bill & Lynn, Nonnie


Participants in worship for Sunday, August 21th, 2016:

 Greeters:  Isabella & Ronda

Lay Reader:  Cathy, Victoria & Adam

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:  Mike & Heather

Nursery Attendant:  Nonnie

Church School:  Yoel & Daniel

Counters:  John, David & Jeff



Dates to mark on your calendar

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

Recognition for Tom – Sept 18th                        following the service

Evening with the Moderator Rev. D. Rollwage – Sept 18th   7:00 PM

Ride for Refuge – October 1st

Synod Meetings – October 12th– 16th

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



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