Richmond Presbyterian Church
7111 No 2 Road, Richmond (just south of Granville Avenue)
Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00-2:00PM
December 2, 2016
Please worship with us every Sunday at 10:00AM.
THANK YOUs are in order!
Last week with your help we managed to assemble 77 Sock Muffins! What a biblical number! Thank you to everyone who donated socks and the many hands who took the time to put them together.
These past few weeks the response to the Poinsettia and Light display has been overwhelming. The campaign for donations is now closed but THANK YOU to all who donated and to the team of volunteers who created and supplied other decorations as well as set them up. Our church is now inviting and very festive for the coming season. What a great way to start the church year!
Blue Christmas Service: Is Christmas a difficult time for you? Is this a season of grief and loss instead of joy and celebration? Join us on Sunday evening, December 11th at 7:00 PM for a gentle, contemplative worship service of healing and comfort. Printed invitations are available from the table in the hall for distribution.
Manger Gifts. During the season of Advent we will again have the manger ready to accept gifts for the Union Gospel Mission. These should be unwrapped toys, clothes and books for any age group. Last day for donations will be December 11th. These items will then be boxed and delivered to the UGM in Vancouver. The Outreach Team, in advance, appreciates your generosity towards those who are less fortunate. Thank You!
Names of the Messiah Bible Study starts this Wednesday, November 30th. Please join Victor from 12:00-1:00pm for a four week study on understanding the names Christians have claimed for Jesus, our Messiah.
Community Bible Study: Join us for an unforgettable journey through the New Testament! Mondays at 12:00-1:30 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm ends December 12th.
PWS&D: It is time again to think of others and of missions supported by our National Church. On November 27th, the Outreach Action team will be handing out the PWS&D (formerly love loaves) boxes. Each family should take one home and prayerfully consider how much they can put aside each week for this mission work. If you manage to fill one box, please ask for another. All boxes are to be returned on Easter Sunday. Donations will be sent to PWS&D. If you would like a receipt, please put your PAR/Envelope number inside box.
Richmond Fair Trade Fair: The Richmond Kairos Committee invites you to attend the Fair Trade Fair at Gilmore Park United Church at No 1 Road and Blundell on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. to view crafts from around the world. Come shop for gifts items while enjoying good music and ethnic food.
Seniors’ Christmas Tea: Care & Fellowship Team is hosting a tea for seniors on Saturday, December 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. Please come and enjoy some delicious Christmas goodies, entertainment, fellowship and carol singing.
Glads Tidings subscriptions: Time to renew or sign up for Glad Tidings Magazine. See sample in rack beside bulletin board. Cost for yearly subscription is $15.75. Please speak with Betty G if interested.
VST Happenings! Be sure to check out the bulletin board to view all the interesting events happening at the Vancouver School of Theology.
Autumn at RPC Brochure – be sure to pick up your copy from a table in the hall or from the rack by the bulletin boards.
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.
Offering Envelopes for 2017 will be available December 1. If you presently do not use offering envelopes and would like to use them, please contact 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.
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 worship for Sunday, December 4th, 2016:
Greeters: Barry, Lisa & Sean
Candle Lighters: Cathy, Adam & Victoria
A/V Technicians: Jim , Abby
Lay Readers: Cathy & Victoria
Time with Young Christians: Rev. Victor Kim
Coffee Hosts: Isabel & Anne
Nursery Attendant: Christie
Church School: Pearl , Heather & David S
Counters: Mike , Heather & Janice
Participants in worship for Sunday, December 11th, 2016:
Greeters: Heather & Mike
Candle Lighters: Christie, Mya & Morgan
A/V Technicians: Jim, Barry
Lay Readers: Mya
Time with Young Christians: Rev. Victor Kim
Coffee Hosts: Marilyn & Mary
Nursery Attendant: Carol
Church School: Pearl, Ronda & David
Counters: Lisa, Gayle & Bruce
Dates to mark on your calendar
Community Bible Experience
40-day Journey through the New Testament
Mondays Noon-1:30 PM or 7:00-8:30 PM
Starting October 24th
Names of the Messiah Bible Study
Wednesdays at noon starting November 30 for four weeks.
Seniors’ Christmas Tea – December 3rd 2:00-4:00 PM
Next Communion Service – December 4th 10:00 AM
Service at Courtyard Gardens – December 4th 2:00 PM
Blue Christmas Service – December 11th 7:00 PM
Board Meeting – December 13th 6:00 PM
Service at Minoru Residence – December 18th 7:00 PM
Christmas Eve Services – December 24th
- Family Friendly 4:30 PM
- Lessons & Carols 7:30 PM
- Candlelight Communion 11:00 PM
Christmas Day Service – December 25th 10:00 AM
Joint Worship Service at RPC January 1st 10:00 AM