Weekly Newsletter 25 2016

flower 6 19

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome Diana’s Mom and Bezalel came to worship Sunday.

Some main points from the message on Sunday 6/19 How great is the love of the Father – 1 John 2:28-3:10

God is Love 1 John 3:1

  • The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness Exodus 34:6-7
  • For my Father’s will is that everyone believes in Christ shall have eternal life – 6:40
  • For all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, God gave the right to become His children – John 1:12

What should we do?

  • Purify themselves 潔淨自己
  • Stop sinning 不能繼續犯罪
  • Do not let anyone lead you astray 不要被人誘惑
  • Do what is right 行善
  • Love one another 愛弟兄姊妹

How can we do that?

Remain in Him – 1 John 2:28

June

Thanks everyone who helped out during the BBQ last Sunday (6/19)

Praise the LORD for the Youth camp! Our young people came back safely. I pray that they will continue to grow spiritually.

June 26 – Graduation Day – celebrate with our graduates this year

July

July 4: We will have our fellowship at Terence and Kitty Shum’s residence. We will have BBQ. Everyone is welcome. Please reserve your time and invite friends to come.

General

We set up a suggestion box in the lobby, if you have any suggestion of improvement, please write it down and put it in the box. We will check it regularly.

Please sign up for the Flower Offering on Sunday. The sign up poster is on the door in the lobby

We are studying 1 Samuel in our Sunday school class. Please take the material and come and join us in studying the Word of God 10:00am Sunday

Call to worship

This week call to worship is taken from – Psalm 116:1-2

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

1我愛耶和華,因為他聽了我的聲音和我的懇求。
他既向我側耳,我一生要求告他。

June 22, 2016

 

Devotionals – Make the best use of your time – Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

15 你們要謹慎行事,不要像愚昧人,當像智慧人。 16 要愛惜光陰,因為現今的世代邪惡

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hope you survive the heat (113F in Riverside) yesterday. Today is around 96, (I can sense the difference), so I guess we need to give thanks!

I heard many Christians lamented that they feel distracted every day. They want to do devotionals, read bible and prayer in the morning, then suddenly things happen and need attention. Then there is no time to do devotionals. Oh, it is true! Even the day begins, sometimes we may already felt disturbed by a bad sleep last night and could not focus. There are indeed many distractions in the world. Beside something we cannot control, internet, Facebook could “eat” up our valuable time too. Perhaps, it can relate to what Apostle Paul says, “The days are evil”. The Evil one consistently changes something which is good and harmless be its “instruments” to distract us from the more important thing.

Let us admit that we only have limited resource, especially time. We do need to be a good steward of it. If you feel distracted by the internet, tv, game console, phone…etc., perhaps you need to exercise discipline to switch it off. Set a priority! There are always thing has to be done, but remember some are more important than the others.

Prayer

Dear LORD Jesus,

36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word

Psalm 119:36-37

June 21, 2016

Devotionals – John 17:24 Father God, thank you for your love

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

The Gospel of John tells us a very strong and intimate relationship between Jesus and God the Father. This verse is powerful! The love of the Father exists even before the creation of the world. Jesus experienced His love and He wants us to experience it too. That’s why Christ wants us to be with Him so that we can sense the great love of God.

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. I want to wish all the fathers to have a wonderful Father’s day. It is not easy to be parent.   We live in a generation with a corrupted image of our fatherhood. As Christian, I charge all fathers to be “light” and “salt”, always trust in Christ and follow His example, to love, to suffer and to sacrifice for the family.

“You are my Son whom I love; with you I am well pleased” – Luke 3:23.   God the Father speaks to Jesus after His baptism.

One more practical advice: speak the language of love. In particular, speak the word of affirmation to your loved one, to your wife, to your children and don’t forget your parents too.

“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”   John 5:17

June 16, 2016

Weekly Newsletter 24 2016

Flower Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome everyone to RCAC. Welcome Amy from Moreno Valley joined us the first time. Welcome Stephen’s family from NoCal visited us.

Here are the main points from the message Worship and Mission – Revelation 7:9-12

  1. The Essence of our Faith is to Worship
  2. Faithful Worship comes from Faithful Witness
  3. Global Worship comes from Global Mission

Notes on Evangelism

  • Create a culture of invitation建立邀请的文化
  • Tell people clearly the Gospel 清楚地把福音説明
  • Personal Testimony 个人见证
  • Pray for them 為他人禱告
  • Get ready to lead them to Christ 準備好帶領人信主

How to Support our Missionary

  • Building Relationships 建立关係
    • Communication 保持聯络
    • Care 关怀
    • Going there 短宣
  • Praying 代禱
  • Giving 奉献
  • Sending 差傳

June

cake

Thanks everyone in organizing the 25th Anniversary activities. The cake was yummy! Stay tuned. There will be more activities to come.

Thanks brothers and sisters in supporting the GCF Day. We will send the offering to C&MA. It will be a valuable resources in expanding the Kingdom

This Saturday 6/18, we have church cleanup 10:00 am.  Hope you can come and help us to make the church clean and neat

This year REACh Youth Camp is at the Oaks from Thursday to Sunday. We have 17 (including helpers) joining the camp. Let us keep them in our prayer for learning moment and fellowship time.

Funeral service for Mrs. Doris Yap will be held June 18 10:00 am at Universal Funeral Parlour (世界殯儀館 Hong Kong) . If you have photos of Doris to contribute, you may send to Megan at meganjma123@gmail.com

We will celebrate Father’s Day with a BBQ after church. Please come and join us for the Sunday worship.

June 26 – Graduation Day – celebrate with our graduates this year

General

We set up a suggestion box in the lobby, if you have any suggestion of improvement, please write it down and put it in the box. We will check it regularly.

Please sign up for the Flower Offering on Sunday. The sign up poster is on the door in the lobby

We are studying 1 Samuel in our Sunday school class. Please take the material and come and join us in studying the Word of God 10:00am Sunday

Call to worship

This week call to worship is taken from – John 6:40

40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

40 因為我父的意思是叫一切見子而信的人得永生,並且在末日我要叫他復活。

June 16, 2016

Weekly Newsletter week 23

Sunday 6 5

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Glad to see you Sunday (6/5) and we worshiped together.  Welcome Guofang (Della’s friend) visited us Sunday

Here are the main points from the message Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good – Psalm 135

We praise the LORD for

  • His Faithfulness 祂的信實
  • His Mighty Power祂的大能

The LORD is great and He showed His faithfulness and mighty power through nature and history:

  • The nature is His weapon (v6-7)
  • He struck down the firstborn of Egypt (v8-9)
  • He struck down many nations (v10-11)
  • He gave the land as an inheritance to his people Israel (v12)
  • He vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants (v14)

135:13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,  your renown, Lord, through all generations.

June

To kick of the celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we will have a cake this Sunday. Please come, we will take a group photo after service too.

25a

We still have space for the REACh Youth Camp. Please contact Amy or Asa for registration

We will have Great Commission Sunday (June 12). Please prepare for your special offering to support the Great Commission Fund

Great Commission Sunday 2016

Funeral service for Mrs. Doris Yap will be held June 18 10:00 am at Universal Funeral Parlour (世界殯儀館 Hong Kong) . If you have photos of Doris to contribute, you may send to Megan at meganjma123@gmail.com

June 19 – We will have a BBQ after church to celebrate Father’s Day

June 26 – Graduation Day – celebrate with our graduates this year

General

We set up a suggestion box in the lobby, if you have any suggestion of improvement, please write it down and put it in the box. We will check it regularly.

Please sign up for the Flower Offering on Sunday. The sign up poster is on the door in the lobby

We will start a new Sunday School curriculum of this quarter this Sunday. We will study 1 Samuel. Please take the material and come and join us in studying the Word of God 10:00am Sunday

Call to worship

This week call to worship is taken from – Psalm 136:1-3

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
                                     His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
                                    His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
                                    His love endures forever.

1你們要稱謝耶和華,因他本為善,他的慈愛永遠長存!
你們要稱謝萬神之神,因他的慈愛永遠長存!
你們要稱謝萬主之主,因他的慈愛永遠長存!

May 9, 2016

Weekly Newsletter week 22

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome Helen and James’ parents visited us Sunday. Welcome also Ashley, Paul and Magee’s friend from Oakland. Here are some main points of the message: Believe in Christ and live: Numbers 21:4-9

This passage of the book of Numbers tells us the reoccurring problem of the Israelites (and human in general). They sinned and received the consequence of sin. The wage of sin is death. But when they confessed, God sent His deliverance because of His mercy. He does not want people to perish but lives. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up (exalted), 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

bronze snake

Jesus sets us free from the slavery of sin, yet we should not use our freedom to sin! Instead, use our freedom to serve God.

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June

25

Congratulations to RCAC! This year our 25th anniversary, we plan to some activities to celebrate. More details will come.

Friday night fellowship: our English class is studying the Epistle to Romans. Everyone is welcome.

Romans

Ping Pong table is setup, you may come early on Friday evening to play ping pong

ping pong table

We will start a new Sunday School curriculum of this quarter this Sunday. We will study 1 Samuel. Please take the material and come and join us in studying the Word of God 10:00am Sunday

1 sameul

June 5 is the first Sunday of the month, we will have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share

We will continue to collect special offering for the playground project. If you have the burden to support this project, please write memo Playground in your offering.

This Sunday is the deadline for the REACh Youth Camp registration. The Youth camp “Faith that lives” at the Oaks is from June 16 to June 19. June 5 is the last Sunday for registration. Contact Amy or Asa for registration

The 242 (English) Fellowship will meet at 5pm Sunday 6/5 at Mark and Diana Lau’s new home.  Dinner is potluck. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Great Commission Sunday is scheduled on June 12. Please prepare for your special offering to support the Great Commission Fund
You can learn more about Great Commission Fund in the following link:
http://www.cmalliance.org/about/great-commission-fund

Funeral service for Mrs. Doris Yap will be held June 18 10:00 am at Universal Funeral Parlour (世界殯儀館 Hong Kong) . If you have photos of Doris to contribute, you may send to Megan at meganjma123@gmail.com

June 19 – We will have a BBQ after church to celebrate Father’s Day

June 26 – Graduation Day – celebrate with our graduates this year

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We set up a suggestion box in the lobby, if you have any suggestion of improvement, please write it down and put it in the box. We will check it regularly.

Please sign up for the Flower Offering on Sunday. The sign up poster is on the door in the lobby

Call to worship

This week call to worship is taken from – 1 Samuel 2:1-2

Then Hannah prayed and said:

“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.

“There is no one holy like the Lord;
    there is no one besides you;
    there is no Rock like our God.

哈拿禱告說:「我的心因耶和華快樂,我的角因耶和華高舉,我的口向仇敵張開,我因耶和華的救恩歡欣!只有耶和華為聖,除他以外沒有可比的,也沒有磐石像我們的神。

 

June 2, 2016