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.