RCAC Weekly Issue 3/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome Rev. Calvin Lai and Mrs. Lai visited us and praise the LORD for the message delivered by Rev. Lai.  Welcome Esther and her friends from Taiwan visited us Sunday.

Summary of the message on 1/15: Motive of Ministry – 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Christ’s love constraining us and only that will keep us faithful in every situation.  Our motive of ministry is “our response to the great love of our LORD”

The three steps of preparing disciples for ministry

  • Jesus prayed for his disciples that they would have the love of the father in them (John 17:26)
  • Jesus asked Peter three times that if Peter loves Him (John 21:15-17)
  • Jesus gave the great commission to his disciple (Matthew 28:18-20)

Great quote from the message:  “God’s work, do it according God’s way, will never lack God’s supply” -Hudson Taylor

May we all sense the deep love of God and respond in action!

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Because of the rain, we will postpone our playground cleanup and mulch setup. We will let you know when we do that.

However, we still have our regular church cleanup this Saturday Jan 21.  Please come and help.

Chinese New Year Celebration will be held Jan 28, Saturday 5:00 pm potluck dinner and 6:45 pm meeting. Please reserve your time to come. Bring your favorite dish to celebrate the year of rooster!

2017 Chinese New Year

Please sign up for offering flower for Sunday worship. The signup sheet for the floral ministry is posted in the lobby. Notice that there is an option of bringing your own flower.  Otherwise, the floral ministry team will prepare the flower.

 

January 18, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 2/2017

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome everyone who came to worship Sunday. Welcome May Texter’s friend visited us

Summary of the message on 1/8: Hold on to what you have – Revelation 2:18-29

What do we know about Christ (in this letter in Thyatira)?

  • He knows: He praises and He judges
  • He gives us second chance
  • He holds us accountable

2:26 To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’—just as I have received authority from my Father. 28 I will also give that one the morning star. 29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

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Rev. Calvin Lai will come this Sunday to deliver a message and report to us their ministries in the field. Please come and listen to the wonderful work God has done in the field!

The 242 (English) Fellowship will meet at 5pm 1/15 at Ed and Florence Ng’s home at 14369 Saline Dr., Eastvale, 92880. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Because of the rain, we will postpone our playground cleanup and mulch setup to Jan 21 (tentatively depends on weather).

We will have regular church cleanup Jan 21.  Please come and help.

Chinese New Year Celebration will be held Jan 28, Saturday 5:00 pm potluck dinner and 6:45 pm meeting. Please reserve your time to come. Bring your favorite dish to celebrate the year of rooster!

January 12, 2017

Devotionals – Pray: Psalm 3

Answer me when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
    have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Very often, we feel too busy to pray. Or perhaps our problem is: we do not know how to communicate. We don’t know how to talk to people so of course, we do not know how to talk to God.  But God just wants us to come to Him and to tell him everything happening in our life; happy, sad, excited, frustrated, He wants to know from us directly.

Stepping into 2017, let us get back to the basic. Come and pray to the LORD. Lift all our burdens to Him. I believe He is faithful. He will listen to our prayers.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.

And He will give us peace in return

Prayer

Dear LORD Jesus, remind us to come back to you. In you, we can receive and enjoy peace.

January 6, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 1/2017

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome George and Eric from Corona visited us Sunday.

For the message on 1/1: A New Name – Revelation 2:12-17

May the LORD help us to witness Him in difficult situations.  Also. May the LORD to help us to stand firm on the moral principle.

17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

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  1. We will resume our Friday night fellowship 1/6.  Please come at 7:00 pm for potluck and 8:00 pm for meeting.
  2. Because of the rain, we will postpone our playground cleanup and mulch setup to Jan 21 (tentatively depends on weather).
  3. We will have regular church cleanup Jan 21.  Please come and help.
  4. Chinese New Year Celebration will be held Jan 28, Saturday 5:00 pm potluck dinner and 6:45 pm meeting. Please reserve your time to come.
  5. Please sign up for offering flower for Sunday worship. The sign up sheet for the floral ministry is posted in the lobby. Notice that there is an option of bringing your own flower.  Otherwise, the floral ministry team will prepare the flower.

January 4, 2017

Devotionals – Isaiah 11:2 Blessed and Burdened

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11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and might,
    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

“Blessed and burdened”, this is a term used by a poet.  I feel like it is a great term to describe our LORD Jesus Christ.  Isaiah 11 tells us, the Anointed one – Christ possesses the Spirit of LORD, which is a tremendous blessing, with wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, the knowledge and the fear of the LORD.  He is filled with power to do God’s ministry. Remember being filled with the Spirit is an indication of power more than just quality.
He is burdened by the God’s matter. This Anointed one calls, pleads, challenges and inspires. He makes invitation and gives power for all of us to repent! He offers an eternal life that will fill with God’s blessings.

Isaiah could not hide his excitement because of the enthusiasm from the Anointed one. It is contagious. When we read Isaiah the Spirit of the LORD touches us. The Spirit draws us closer to Him. Because within us, there is His Spirit, the light of life.

Prayer

May the LORD bless us in the new year and may the Spirit of the LORD be with us so that we are filled with power to do His ministries.

December 29, 2016

RCAC Weekly Issue 52/2016

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome everyone who came to worship on Dec 25 Christmas Day.  Welcome Nina back from Nyack. Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Yu from NoCal, James back from Wisconsin.

Summary of 12/25 message: Be Faithful Revelation 2:8-11

We need to be prepared for the possible persecution coming to us. This is how Prophet John encourages us to face it:

  • Attack may come from the devil to make us afraid, but it is within the boundary God has set
  • Attack may make us poor but we are rich in Christ
  • Our LORD Jesus demands us to be faithful even to the point of death
  • The one who is victorious will receive the crown of life and will not be hurt at all by the second death.

 

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Praise the LORD and thanks everyone who participated and helped in the Christmas Eve gathering.

The Young people are back from the retreat. Praise the LORD for the time of learning and the time for fun

There will be no Friday Fellowship on Dec 30

Year-end fellowship gathering will be held Dec 31 (Saturday) 5:00 pm at David and Miko’s residence. Everyone is welcome!  Please come and join us in eating and sharing!

1/1 (the first day of 2017) is potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share.

We will come on Jan 7 Saturday 9:00 am to clean up the weed on the playground and Jan 14 to put the mulch on it. We will need a lot of help. So please come.  On Jan 14, bring shovels, wheel barrows, or buckets for the project

December 28, 2016

RCAC Weekly Issue 51/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Welcome everyone who came to worship on Dec 18.

Here are the bible verses from the message on Sunday (12/18): Exemplary Creature of an Impeccable Creation

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Isaiah 40:28
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

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Thanks everyone who came to help during the church cleanup on Dec 17.

The Youth will have an outside activities on Dec 23 (Friday). There will be no Friday Night fellowship at church on Dec 23

Christmas Eve Service will be held 12/24 (Saturday) at church. Potluck dinner will be 5:00 pm and meeting 6:45 pm.

Youth Retreat will be held Dec 26 to Dec 29 at Big Bear Conference Center. Contact Ian if you are interested

There will be no Friday Fellowship on Dec 30

Year-end fellowship gathering will be held Dec 31 (Saturday) 5:00 pm at David and Miko’s residence

We schedule set up mulch on the playground Jan 7 Saturday 9:00 am. We need your help. Please also bring shovels, wheel barrows, or buckets for the project

December 22, 2016