Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

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


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

Church Office Hours:  Tuesday – Friday   8:00-4:00PM

Closed for lunch approximately between 12:30-1:30 PM

(Tuesday, March 28 – Church Office is closed.)

March 23, 2017

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


Easter Services

April 9th      Palm Sunday Service     10:00 AM

April 13th     Maundy Thursday Communion Service      7:00 PM

April 14th    Good Friday Service          10:00 AM

April 16th    Easter Sunday

                          Sunrise Service at Garry Point       6:00 AM        

                          Service at RPC                                    10:00 AM


Afternoon Tea:  Please join us this Tuesday, March 28th 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.

 Children and Worship Program. The Educational Ministries Team will be implementing a new curriculum for children aged 3 to 8 years.  The Children and Worship Program is a unique and innovative way to worship with children involving them in a multi-sensory way so they can truly experience the wonder and mystery of God. An Introductory Presentation of this program will be held at RPC on Friday, March 31st from 7:00-9:00 PM.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Persons interested in ministry to children such as parents, leaders, or helpers in children’s outreach programs, are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the church office.

BUNwich Sunday:  On April 2nd, the Care & Fellowship Team will be organizing a light lunch for you after worship.  There will be buns with a variety of fillings for you to help yourselves, and some desserts too.  Feel free to come and enjoy a time of food and fellowship.  A donation is optional.

Job Opportunities:  At our Annual Congregational Meeting last month RPC  approved to hire a Director for our Children and Youth Ministries.  This job opportunity has been posted on-line (indeed.ca) and on our bulletin board.   We are also taking applications for two Summer Students.  Please spread the word.  The position for Communication Specialist has been filed.

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY:   The Prodigal God: Finding your place at the Table, by Timothy Keller

 During this six week study, Keller will take you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, help you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus’ parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.  You’ll explore questions for group discussion and personal reflection, and exercises that will help you experience the truths of Jesus’ parable in your own life.

Wednesdays at 12:00-1:30 pm OR 7:00-8:30 pm      starting March 8th


KIDZ CLUB:  Children in grades 4 and up are invited to join us on the 4th Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30PM for food, fun and fellowship.  March 26 – Scavenger Hunt, April 23 – Bowling, May 28 – Movie Night,  June 25 – Terra Nova Playground.  Contact the church office for details.

City Centre Church formerly Whalley Presbyterian is celebrating their name change with a party on April 1st and we’re all invited.  Check out the info card on the bulletin board.

Ladies’ Retreat at Camp Douglas:  Great away for a few days of peace and quiet, singing, laughter, study, prayer, fellowship and great food.  This year’s speaker is the Rev. Paddy. Brochures and registration forms for the retreat which will be held June 12-15, 2017 can be found in the rack by the bulletin board. Need more info contact Randi  at randik@telus.net.

Scents in church:  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. in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings.  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. Consider using unscented deodorants as well. Thank you.

Rooted in Love – a National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering to be held in Richmond Hill, Ontario, May 19 -22.  Check out their website at www.womensgathering.ca.

 PCC Newspaper is coming!  The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s national office is excited to launch PCConnection newspaper this spring, a fun and informative newspaper that will help connect Presbyterians from coast to coast. This quarterly free Christian publication will keep you inspired, demonstrating our faith in action. Please subscribe by going to the national church website at presbyterian.ca.

VST Happenings!  Be sure to check out the bulletin board to view all the interesting events happening at the Vancouver School of Theology or check out their webpage at www.vst.edu.

Holy Land Tour.  Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land?  The next opportunity will be November 12-23,  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.

Offering Envelopes for 2017  If you presently do not use offering envelopes and would like to use them, please contact the church office or Heather C.

Sign up for PAR Pre Authorized Remittance of your church offering through monthly automatic bank transfer can be done at any time.  It provides a convenient way to continue your offering year-round, even when you are away. To sign up or increase your givings, contact John H or the church office.

PWS&D BOXES: Just a reminder to continue to fill your coin box with loose coin as you are able.  The Presbyterian World Service & Development agency works with partners overseas to make a positive change in our global village.  PWS&D has a wide variety of programs that work to help communities overcome poverty, recover from emergency situations and provide new futures of hope for vulnerable people.  We CAN make a difference 5 cents at a time.  Coin boxes are due back at church on Palm Sunday, April 9th.

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.


Church Office hours:    Tuesday to Friday  8:00-4:ooPM  

Closed for lunch usually between 12:30-1:30PM.

(Tuesday, March 28 – Church Office is closed.)




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Participants in worship for Sunday, March 26, 2017:

Greeters:  Susan, Glen and Ryan

A/V Technicians:  Kevin & James W

Lay Reader:  Nonnie

Coffee Hosts:  Janet & Steve

Nursery Attendant:  Cathy S

Church School:  Sophie & Hannah , Pearl

Counters:  Jim & Carole, Lyle

Participants in worship for Sunday, April 2, 2017

Greeters:  Pat & Fred

A/V Technicians:  Lorne, Barry

Lay Reader:  In

Coffee Hosts:  Heather & Mike

Nursery Attendant:  Nonnie

Church School:  Ronda , Lisa , Janice

Counters:  Mark & Yumin, Grace


Dates to mark on your calendar

Lenten Bible Study

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 PM or 7:00-8:00 PM starting March 8th

Except March 29th – noontime starts at 1:00 PM

Kidz Club – March 26th                        6:30 PM

Session Meeting – March 27th   (new date)                    7:00 PM

Tea at Two ­ – March 28th                       2:00 PM

Children and Worship Presentation – March 31st                7-9 PM

Maundy Thursday Communion ­– April 13th                     7:00 PM

Good Friday Service – April 14th                        10:00 AM

Leadership Retreat at VST – April 29th                  9-3 PM

Kidz Club – April 30th                     6:30 PM

Educational Ministries Team – May 9th               10:00 AM

Anniversary Sunday (followed by Potluck Lunch) – May 28th             

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 2-4th

Recognition Sunday – June 25th 

Vacation Bible School – July 10-14th

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