Weekly Update


Notes and News

March 1, 2015

Richmond Presbyterian Church

11:00am – Ukrainian Hall,

5311 Francis Rd., 1 block east of Railway


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net


Tax receipts were emailed to donors that provided email addresses on February 19th. For others, paper copies are available for pickup at the service, on February 22 and March 1. All copies?remaining on March 2 will be mailed. Please contact Heather Campbell, envelope secretary, as needed.


Daylight savings time begins overnight next Saturday March 7th. Remember to move your clock forward one hour so you will not be late for church next week.

Lenten Bible Study – Monday afternoon Bible Study continues on Mondays, at 2 p.m. at the Greaves place. We will be using the book 24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton. Please contact Pat Dyksterhuis for more information.

Please remember that the deadline for submitting entries to the bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Anything received after that time will have to wait until the next week for printing.

There will be no choir rehearsals on March 12th and 19th

2015 Lenten Ted Talks at Brentwood Presbyterian – Sat. March 7 – Sat. March 28  – Saturday mornings during Lent 2015 10am – 12 noon – Shamelessly borrowing an idea from the TED Talks phenomenon, Brentwood Presbyterian Church is hosting a series of ‘ted talks’ during Lent 2015. Prominent theologians based in Vancouver will present their most powerful theological insight and link it to the practice of Christian discipleship in a 15-20 minute talk. Participants will then converse with each other in small table groups to explore their responses, learnings, and commitments. There will be a sharing of the insights gained and a final comment by the theologian. (Brentwood Presbyterian Church 1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby, www.brendwoodpc.ca)

  • SAT, MARCH 7 – The Rev Dr. Patrician Dutcher-Walls – One Bible, Many Voices: Hearing and Living the Insights of Scripture
  • SAT, MARCH 14 – The Rev Dr. Stephen Farris – Fuhgedaboudid: The Right Kind of Memory Loss
  • SAT, MARCH 21 – The Rev Dr. Ross Lockhart – Botox or Bypass: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence
  • SAT, MARCH 28 – The Rev Dr. Richard Topping – Grace and Gratitude: The Rhythm of Faith

Minoru service: – Sunday, March 15th and 29th. 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 April 5th at 2:00pm, 7051 Moffatt Rd., led by Fred Greaves

RPC Library – From darkness to light, Lent to Easter Through the season of Lent, we are called to remember our baptismal vows, reflect on how those vows have changed our lives, and renew our commitment. RPC Library has many resources to help you all the way from Lent to Easter, darkness to light. Check the display this morning or talk with Librarian Judy M at worship any Sunday. The Library is open 24/7 on the RPC website at?http://richpres.com/wp/. Find what you want by author, title or subject, then email?rpclibrary@shaw.ca?or?call 604-274-4480 to leave requests/ask questions


Every once in a while it is mentioned to the church office that there can be a problem for people with asthma and /or allergies when there is overuse of perfumes, colognes, aftershave lotions, etc. Often it isn’t that one person has used too much, it is the combined effect of too many people with even a small amount that can cause havoc for allergy / asthma sufferers. Please limit or refrain the use of these products on Sunday mornings. Thank you.


Lectionary readings for next Sunday

March 8/15, 3rd Sunday in Lent

Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Dates to mark on your calendar

Lenten Bible Study - Mondays, 2 p.m. at the Greaves’ place

Elders’ Prayer Lunch – every Wednesday until further notice – (12 noon, Eleanor Tan’s home)

Maundy Thursday – April 2nd, 7:30pm

Good Friday – April 3rd, 10:00 am

Easter Sunday Worship, April 5th, 11:00 am

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 5 -7, 2015.

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