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Richmond Presbyterian Church

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

604-277-5410

www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

Office Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 9:00-2:00PM

 

September 22, 2016

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

 

 

Looking for conversation?  Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 2:00PM in the church hall for Tea at Two.    Come for a wonderful cup of tea or coffee with sweets and good conversation.  All are welcome.

One Year Whole Bible Reading Plan

For those wishing to read the whole bible in one year copies of a daily reading plan are now available.  You can pick one up from the church office or visit our website at www.richpres.com to download a copy.  Just pick a day to start, any date is fine, and begin your journey through the scriptures for the next year.

Later in the fall, Rev. Kim will lead an 8 week study reading through the entire New Testament.  Dates and times will be announced shortly.

 

Holy Land Tour.  Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land?  The next opportunity will be November 12-23 next year – 2017.  Iternary and registration information can be found on the bulletin board or check out www.christian-journeys.com.  Tour leaders will be the Reverends Martin Baxter and Ross Lockhart.

Choir practices have resumed however there will be no practice on September 29 or October 6th.  Next practice will be Thursday September 22 and then after church on Sunday October 2nd.

 

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.

 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, if interested.

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

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=712761&langPref=en-CA

 

Harvest Table Decorations:  On October 9th we will once again transform our Communion Table to a Table of Harvest.  Fresh produce items can be dropped off at the church anytime during office hours after October 4th.  Deadline for items is Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 AM.  These items will then be passed on to the Richmond Food Bank.

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.

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

at http://richpres.com/wp/rpc-library/ Check it out.

 

Participants in today’s service:

A/V Technicians:  Lorne & Barry

Greeters:  Christie, Mya & Morgan

Lay Reader:  David W

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:  Janice & Yumin

Nursery Attendant:  Cathy

Church School:  Janice , Sophie & Hannah

Counters:  Bill & Lynn , Nonnie

 

Participants in worship for Sunday, October 2nd, 2016:

World Communion Sunday

Greeters:  David & Christine

A/V Technicians:  TBA

Lay Reader:  Mike C

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:  Karleen & Ronda

Nursery Attendant:  Nonnie

Church School:  Heather , Bruce

Counters:  Jeff , Mike  & John

 

 

Dates to mark on your calendar

Ride for Refuge – October 1st

Service at Courtyard Gardens – October 2nd                          2:00 PM

World Communion Sunday – October 2nd

Care & Fellowship Meeting – October 5th                             7:00  PM

Synod Meetings – October 14th– 16th

Service at Minoru Residence – October 16th                          3:15 PM

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

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