Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

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


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

Church Office closes for lunch between 12:00-1:00PM from Tuesday through Thursday

and 1:00-2:00PM on Fridays.   



February 21, 2017

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


Quests & Questions:   PART 2 

Come join Professor Richard Topping, Principal of the Vancouver School of Theology, as we explore the last question in our series:    February 22:   Why are Christians so intolerant?  Join us at 7PM.

New Members Classes Are you interested in growing your discipleship and faith as a follower of Jesus Christ through becoming a member of RPC?  Do you want to understand the core beliefs and what it means to be Presbyterian? 

The next sessions will be

  • Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th
  • Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th.

You may mix and match the days as long as you attend one Friday session and one Saturday session.  Please speak to the minister or any elder

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is coming February 28.

 Shrove Tuesday marks the last day of feasting before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a period of 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter when people would fast and spend time in self-examination.  To mark the end of Epiphany and the start of Lent come join us for an evening of feasting and festivities.  We will dine on pancakes and sausages, loaded with your favourite topping and play fun pancake related games.  It will be an informative and entertaining evening. Dinner starts at 6:00PM.  To ensure food for all, please let us know you’re coming by putting your name on the SIGN-UP SHEET in the hall.

KIDZ CLUB:  If you have a child in grades 4-7 we invite them to join us on the 4th Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30PM for food, fun and fellowship.  Contact the church office for details.

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

Lenten Devotional: The Presbyterian College has prepared a daily devotional for Lent 2017.  It includes daily scripture readings with reflections and prayers written by faculty, graduates and board members of the College.  You can receive the devotional daily in your email, as a PDF download, or in a hard copy.  Visit this site for more information. wwwpresbyteriancollege.ca/lent         A sample of the devotional is available for viewing from the table in the hall.


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.


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

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


Spring at Richmond Presbyterian Church

brochure is ready – be sure to pick-up your copy!







Participants in worship for Sunday, February 26, 2017:

Greeters:  Mary C & Eleanor T

A/V Technicians:  Kevin & James W

Lay Reader:  Mike C

Coffee Hosts:  Janice & Margaret B

Nursery Attendant:  Carol

Church School:  Abby , Hannah , Pearl

Counters:  Mike, Heather & Janice



Participants in worship for Sunday, March 5, 2017:

Greeters:  Christine & David

A/V Technicians:  Lorne  & David W

Lay Reader:  Jack

Coffee Hosts:  Isabel & Anne D

Nursery Attendant:  Yumin

Church School:  Heather , Adam, Pearl

Counters:  Lisa Gifford, Bruce & Gayle





Dates to mark on your calendar

Session Meeting ­– February 21st                                            7:00 PM

Kidz Club – March 26th                                                            6:30 PM

Tea at Two – February 28th                                                    2:00 PM

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner – February 28th                 6:00 PM

Ash Wednesday Service – March 1st                                                       12:00 noon

Worship Service at Courtyard – March 5th                            2:00 PM

Worship Service at Minoru – March 19th                               3:15 PM

Kidz Club – March 26th                                                            6:30 PM

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

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

Vacation Bible School – July 10-14th

Tea at Two – February 28                                  2:00 PM

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