September 1, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Last Pop-up Campfire at First Lutheran – Sept. 17, 6:30pm, 5745 Wales Street, Vancouver.

Theatre Performance at St Alban’s: Hope Beyond Hopelessness – a performance by members of the Poverty Response Committee about Draigh whose journey through the shame and indignity of living on the street of Richmond brings him to his knees where he makes a devastating decision. Saturday September 21, 7260 St Alban’s Road, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), tickets $ 15.00, musical entertainment by the Re-Sisters. 604.278.2770, office@stalbansrichmond.org

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wed 4th Readers Group 9:30am

Fri 30th Office Closed
Sat 31st Men’s Breakfast 7:45am at
Steveston Hotel Cafe
Sun 8th Worship Service 10:00am

Greeters
Cora Lee
Jean

Ushers
Audree
Dave

Offering Assistants
Cora Lee
Wayne

Assisting Minister
Marilyn

Communion Assistants
Elise
Jordan

Replenisher
Marilyn

Altar Care
Eva

Reader
Barb

Money Counters
Ed
James

Bread Maker
Marlene

 

August 25, 2019

Next Week’s Readings
First Reading: Jeremiah 2:4-13
Second Reading:
Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16
Psalm: Psalm 81:1,10-16
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rally Sunday, September 8th!

Pop Up Campfire on the front lawn of First Lutheran Church, 5745 wales St. Vancouver. Next and last one Tuesday Sept 17th @ 6:30pm Join us for church in the wild as we gather to sing and connect by a campfire.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wed 21st     Readers Group 9:30am

Fri 30th     Office Closed
Sun 1st      Worship Service 10:00am

Open Doors and celebration of 60 years of OSLC on Sept 14 & 15. Plan to be here on September 14 to meet the neighbours and help host the event. Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

This Week’s_Gifts of Service
Greeters
TBD
TBD

Ushers Jordan
Wayne

Offering Assistants
Ellen

Communion Assistants
Marion
Ed

Replenisher
Cora Lee

Altar Care
Cora Lee

Basket Holder
TBD
Reader
Marion

Money Counters
Dale
Ross

Bread Maker
Marlene

 

June 16. 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

There will be a World Café follow-up on Sunday, June 23 following Worship Service. Please bring something for Potluck Lunch after service.

Our Saviour Lutheran will be hosting an Emergency Response Seminar on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00pm. We will also be inviting other churches and schools in the neighborhood to attend.
More information to follow.

The 2019 National Convention will take place at the University of Regina from July 11-13, 2019.
We are represented by lay and clergy delegates sent by our synod. The bulletin of reports can be accessed here: http://elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/bulletinofreports.cfm
Convention updates can be accessed here: http://www.elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/default.cfm

Regent College is offering a symposium of faith and work, June 14-15. FMI see bulletin board.

7th Annual Run for H2O on June 15th @ Vancouver Riverfront Park. www.runforh20.com for more info. See poster on bulletin board.

Gilmore Park United Church is hosting 2 childrens programs, Aug 6-9. One for 5-11 year olds, Day Camp and on for 12-14 year olds, Leader in Training. FMI see bulletin board.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Thur 13th
Grief Support 10am

Fri 7th
Office Closed

Sun 9th
Choir Practice 9:15am
Worship Service 10:00am

The Flowers in the Chancel today
Please have a look at the Flower Chart as there are spaces that need to be filled.

Next Week’s Readings
First Reading: 1Kings 19:1-15a
Second Reading: Galations 3:23-29
Psalm: Psalm 42-43
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39

This Week’s_Gifts of Service

Greeters
Ellen
Wayne

Ushers
Tova
Dewey

Offering Assistants
Wayne
Duncan

Assisting Minister
James

Communion Assistants
James

Replenisher
Ed

Altar Care
Marlene

Basket Holder
Joyce

Reader
Duncan

Money Counters
Chris
Doug

Bread Maker
Marlene

 

June 9, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Thurs 13th
Grief Support 10:00am

Fri 14th
Office Closed

Sun 16th
Choir Practice 9:15am
Worship Service 10:00am

We give thanks for each of our confirmands:
Curtis, Laura, Kyle, Christian, Sarah, Theo.
May the Holy Spirit guide and direct their lives and ours.

Regent College is offering a symposium of faith and work, June 14-15. FMI see bulletin board.

Gilmore Park United Church is hosting 2 children’s programs, Aug 6-9. One for 5-11 year olds, Day Camp and on for 12-14 year olds, Leader in Training. FMI see bulletin board.

7th Annual Run for H2O on June 15th @ Vancouver Riverfront Park. www.runforh20.com for more info. See poster on bulletin board.

Next Week’s Readings
First Reading: 1Kings 19:1-15a
Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-29
Psalm: Psalm 42-43
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39

This Week’s Gifts of Service

Greeters
Rita
John

Ushers
Ellen
Wayne

Offering Assistants
Sheila
Wally

Assisting Minister
Carrie

Communion Assistants
Carrie
Chris

Replenisher
Marc
Altar
Marlene

Basket Holder
Emma

Reader
Damian

Money Counters
Dale
Ross

Bread Maker
Marlene

 

June 2, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

There will be a World Café followup on Sunday, June 23 following Worship Service. We will be having a Pot Luck luncheon.

Gilmore Park United Church is hosting Fire in the West, lighting a Fire of Understanding, June 9th @ 3pm.  8060 No. 1 Rd, Richmond.(with music by West My Friend) FMI see bulletin board.

Regent College is offering a symposium of faith and work, June 14-15. FMI see bulletin board.

Gilmore Park United Church is hosting 2 childrens programs, Aug 6-9. One for 5-11 year olds, Day Camp and on for 12-14 year olds, Leader in Training. FMI see bulletin board.

7th Annual Run for H2O on June 15th @ Vancouver Riverfront Park. www.runforh20.com for more info. See poster on bulletin board.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Fri 7th
Office Closed

Sat 8th
Ladies breakfast

Sun 9th
Choir Practice 9:15am
Worship Service 10:00am

Confirmation Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, June 9.
May the Holy Spirit guide and direct their lives and ours.

Next Week’s Readings
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17
Psalm: Psalm 104:24-34,35b
Gospel: John 14:8-17,25-27

This Week’s_Gifts of Service

Greeters
Cora Lee
Dianne

Ushers
Ed
AlMarlene

Offering Assistants
Cora Lee
Duncan

Assisting Minister
Marilyn

Communion Assistants
Dave
Audree

Replenisher
Marilyn

Altar Care
Marlene

Basket Holder
Emma

Reader
Marilyn

Money Counters
Dale
Ross

Bread Maker
Marlene

At a Glance (March 11- April 2, 2018):

Sunday March 11
Confirmation 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 10:00 am
RGBC Worship 3:00pm-5:30 pm

Thursday March 15
Evening Holden Prayer 7:00pm
Choir Practice to follow Service

Saturday March 17
Ladies Breakfast 9:00am
at Ricky’s on 3 Road.

Sunday March 18
Bell Practice 8:30 am
Confirmation 8:30am
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship Service 10:00am
RGBC Worship 3:00pm-5:30pm

Wednesday March 21
Readers Group 9:30am

Thursday March 22
Evening Holden Prayer 7:00pm
Choir Practice to follow Service

Sunday March 25 (Palm Sunday)
Worship Service 10:00am
RGBC Worship 3:00pm-5:30pm

Thursday March 29 (Maundy Thursday)
Soup Supper at 6:00pm
Holy Communion 7:00pm

Friday March 30 (Good Friday)
Good Friday Service 3:00pm

Sunday April 1 (Easter Sunday)
Sunrise Service at Fisherman’s memorial (Garry Point Park) in Steveston, time 6:30 am
Easter Service 10:00am

Monday April 2 (Easter Monday)
Church Office Closed

 

Our New Family have been attending Sunday Services and, given the opportunity, please greet them. They are just starting English lessons and will want to practice in the near future. We would also like to send out a big thank  you to our volunteers, Shirley S, Marilyn S, Bev K, Marg B, Ellen T, Jennifer P, Darlene J, and Laurie F for their regular visits to the family. Please don’t forget the the need of the refugee fund in your offering as well.

We know we live in interesting times. Theologian Stanley Hauerwas will address what this means for the church and how to make sense of it theologically. The theme of this year’s Laing Lectures at Regent College is ‘Theological Existence Today’.
March 20: The Christian Message in the World Today
March 21: The Christian Message and Humanism
March 22: The Church and Civil Society
All three lectures begin at 7:30 pm and admission is free.
Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity & Law atDuke Divinity School, is one of America’s most influential and respected public intellectuals. He has a reputation for speaking honestly and incisively into some of our time’s most pressing issues. His numerous publications have advocated for nonviolence within warring societies and the pressing need for virtuous Christian communities. Recent works such as War and the American Difference(2011) have brought him to the forefront of public discourse regarding the relationship between politics and faith. In 2001, Time magazine named him “America’s Best Theologian.” He famously responded that “Best is not a theological category.”

The Synod Convention will take place May 24 to 27 at Shepherd of the Valley in Langley. Anyone can attend as a visitor. We are seeking to name a delegate. If you are interested. Please speak to Pr Christoph or Warren.

Our Saviour Lutheran,St Anne’s Anglican, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic, Gilmore Park United and South Arm United are inviting you to several learning events. Dates are:
May 1 June 5 at 7:00pm at St Joseph the Worker School (4451 Williams Road, Richmond). There will be a special musical event on April 10 at 7:00pm at South Arm United Church (11051 no. 3 Rd, Richmond) See poster on bulletin board.

We ask God for strength and healing for: Rose A, Bishop Marlin, Trevor B,Til and Virgie C, Christine C, Erik C, Martin C, Ian G, Laura H, Pastor Ken, Marilyn J, Marlene J, Michelle J, Kerrie M, Michael K, Brittney M, Roxanne McD, Boni R, Michael R, Ron R, Fernanda S, Margaret S, Irene S, Madeline T, Grace W, and Edita W.

This Week’s Gifts of Service (March 11)
Greeters
Shirley L.  Lorraine S
Ushers
Wayne J.  Til C.
Offering Assistants
Dale S.  Warren N.
Assisting Minister
Carrie S.
Communion Assistants
Carrie S.  Chris S.
Replenisher
Marc S.
Altar Care
Eva H.
Basket Holder
Amelia S.
Reader
Marc S.
Money Counters
Doug K. Chris S.
Bread Maker
Marlene J

 

Next Week’s Gifts of Service (March 18)
Greeters
Dorothy S.  Jean R.
Ushers
Tova L. Dewey L.
Offering Assistants
Sheila T.  Wally T.
Assisting Minister
James M.
Communion Assistants
Elise K.  James M.
Replenisher
Ed J.
Altar Care
Eva H.
Basket Holder
Elizabeth G.
Reader
Alex P.
Money Counters
Dale S.  Ross G.
Bread Maker
Marlene J.