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Weekly Newsletter to connect RCAC members to each other.

RCAC Weekly Issue 14/2018

Welcome everyone who came for the Easter Service on April 1, 2018.  Congratulations and praise the LORD for Tony Tang’s baptism and Mayling Lu becoming member of RCAC

***** Thanks everyone for coming early to prepare for the service and baptism *****

We celebrated the Resurrection of our LORD Jesus Christ.  Here is the summary of the message: Christ, the first fruits – 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

From this passage, we learn that resurrection means:

  1. Christ is the true Son of God. He is better than Adam. He is obedient and eternal life come from Christ
  2. Christ is the King of kings and LORD of lords. Christ claims victory over all the spiritual authorities, He overcomes the last enemy – death. He presents the Kingdom to God the Father and gives glory to Him
  3. Christ is the first fruits of the resurrection and we will follow

 

Resurrection gives us:

  1. Reason to live a holy life
  2. Courage to face any adversity
  3. Mission to work on in this life
  4. Hope for the future

 

 

 

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April

4/6 Friday

  • 5:00 pm Basketball time at church
  • 7:00 pm Friday Night Fellowship.

Family fellowship will be held at Sun and Wei’s residence 4/7 Saturday 5:00 pm. Dinner is potluck

4/8 Board of ministries meeting after church

Spring Cleanup is scheduled to April 21 (Saturday). Please reserve your time to come. We need your help

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary

May

We will organize a Church outing on May 21 (More information will come)

RCAC Weekly Issue 12/2018

Welcome James from Moreno Valley visited us Sunday

Here is the highlights of the message on 3/18 Children of Light – John 12:35-36

35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

  • Walk in the Light
  • Believe in the Light
  • Become the Children of Light

Some practical ways on how to become the Children of Light

  • Obedience and good work
  • Ask Him to renew our thought
  • Listen well, Surrender to His guidance
  • Live out the Word
  • Obedience and good work

 

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March

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary starting March

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

April 1 Easter Sunday we will have our early Easter Service at 8:00am. Then breakfast at 9:00.  The Easter baptismal service will start at 10:00 am. There will be no Sunday school and no lunch on Easter.

Spring Cleanup is scheduled to April 21 (Saturday).  If you think of any project, please let Elder Ed Ng know.

May

We will organize a Church outing on May 21 (More information will come)

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 11/2018

Welcome everyone came to worship on March 11, especially welcome our IW coming to deliver the message and share with us Peace Making principles

Here is the highlights of the message on 3/11 Peculiar People 1 Peter 2:4-12

Sometimes, we just want to be the same as the others, so that we can be accepted. But to be a Christian, we are different.  As Christ Himself was rejected by the people, we may not be accepted by them. On the other hand, we are accepted by God.

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:4-5

Brothers and sisters, whether we are here in Riverside or we are overseas, we live a holy life style, we speak in truth and peace that we can proclaim God’s grace to the world.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  1 Peter 2:9

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March

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary starting March

March 17 (Saturday)  All-In: Youth and Children ministry training will be held at the Grove March 17 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Pastor encourages all Youth leader and teachers of Children ministry to attend this training.  Please let Pastor know if you can go.

March 17 (Saturday)  RCAC Family time will be held this Saturday 9:00am at church. Please come for a good time of fellowship and help to make our church nice and clean

March 17 (Saturday)   David &Miko will be hosting dumpling night at their residence this coming Saturday 3/17.  @4:30pm.  We will make dumplings together and hang out.  Please bring any drinks, snacks, fruits, or games.    See you there!

March 18 (Sunday)   242 Fellowship will be held at David and Miko’s home. 5:00 pm Potluck dinner. Everyone is welcome

March 18 (Sunday)  Choir Practice for Good Friday and Easter will be held after lunch Sunday

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

Easter Service will be on April 1. We will have baptism on Easter, if you would like to get baptized or become a member of RCAC, please contact Pastor

Special Announcements

For the fellowship luncheon after Sunday worship: RCAC subsides the lunch and would like to see people staying for fellowship.  We are seeing a deficit continuously.  I would like to remind brothers and sisters to contribute to the luncheon ministry.  This is our responsibility.

RCAC Weekly Issue 10/2018

Welcome everyone came to worship on March 4

Here is the summary of the message on March 4: Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven – Psalm 32

On March 4, we continue our series of RCAC Core Values. We moved on to the third core value – Word. By that, we mean the Word of God.  It is a huge topic.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God:  It is God speaks to us and also God,
God inspires people to speak to Him, especially in the case of Psalms.

The Word of God:

  • Tells us who God is
  • Shows us our sin
  • Leads us to Christ
  • Bring us blessings

If we want to receive blessings in Christ, come to Christ and confess.

The main theme of the Psalm 32 is Confession:

  • v1-v2 Conclusion  (Blessings)
  • v3-v7 Experience  (Confession)
  • v8-v11 Testimony (Teaching others)

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.  Psalm 32:5

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

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March

Daylight Saving will start on March 11 this Sunday.

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary starting March

Choir Practice for Good Friday and Easter will be held after lunch Sunday

We started our Mission Conference.  We had a great time of listening to the sharing from our Missionary. You still have chance to come, here are events: Wednesday Morning Sharing: 10:00am at church.

  • Friday night sharing: 7:00pm potluck dinner, 8:00pm combined group of sharing
  • Sunday: Combined Sunday School at 10:00am. Our Missionary will teach us about conflict resolution: Peace Making principles.
  • The Missionary will deliver a message during worship.
  • Please reserve your time to come. Listen to what God is doing in the field and pray that we can participate in the Kingdom’s ministry

All-In: Youth and Children ministry training will be held at the Grove March 17 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Pastor encourages all Youth leader and teachers of Children ministry to attend this training.  Please let Pastor know if you can go.

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

Easter Service will be on April 1. We will have baptism on Easter, if you would like to get baptized or become a member of RCAC, please contact Pastor

Special Announcements

For the fellowship luncheon after Sunday worship: RCAC subsides the lunch and would like to see people staying for fellowship.  We are seeing a deficit continuously.  I would like to remind brothers and sisters to contribute to the luncheon ministry.  This is our responsibility.

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 9/2018

Welcome everyone came to worship on Feb 25.

Here is the summary of the message on Feb 25: The test of Christ’s love – Luke 10:35-37

On Feb 25, we continue of series of RCAC Core Values.  We are on the second core value – love.  Love God and love the others as yourself.  Essentially, these two things are one, because “If we cannot love the brothers and sisters we see, how can we love God who we cannot see” paraphrase from 1 John 4:20.

“Who is my neighbor?” The teacher of the law asked.  Jesus answered that if you have the heart of God, with love and compassion, you will see the neighbor God has prepared for you to love and care.

From this passage in Luke, we see:

  • God loves everyone. We ought to do that same. We should be give “label” to people and instead see people as God’s creation, bearing God’s image. When we serve and love the others, we are expressing our love to God
  • Love means action – “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” 1 John 3:18
  • Christ shows us what love is. His standard is always higher than our standard. His way is always higher than our way.  We can only depend on Him and learn from Him what love is.

Jesus requires us to

  • Love God
  • Love our brothers and our sisters
  • Love our enemy

Conclusion:

The Epistle of Hebrews gives us a very good reminder how loving God and loving others are connected:

“13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”  Hebrews 13:15-16

March

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary starting in March

Sunday March 4 is the first Sunday of the month. We have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share

Choir Practice for Good Friday and Easter will be held after lunch Sunday

242 Fellowship this Sunday will be held at Shelton and Gail’s residence @ 5:00pm

Mission Conference will be held next week (March 7-11).  We have Missionary coming to share with us.  Here are the events:

  • Wednesday Morning Sharing: 10:00am at church.
  • Friday night sharing: 7:00pm potluck dinner, 8:00pm sharing
  • Saturday family group sharing: TBD
  • Sunday: Combined Sunday School at 10:00am
  • The Missionary will deliver a message during worship.

Please reserve your time to come. Listen to what God is doing in the field and pray that we can participate in the Kingdom’s ministry

Daylight Saving will start on March 11 (Sunday)

All-In: Youth and Children ministry training will be held at the Grove March 17 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Pastor encourages all Youth leader and teachers of Children ministry to attend this training.  Please let Pastor know if you can go.

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

Easter Service will be on April 1. We will have baptism on Easter, if you would like to get baptized or become a member of RCAC, please contact Pastor

Special Announcements

For the fellowship luncheon after Sunday worship: RCAC subsides the lunch and would like to see people staying for fellowship.  We are seeing a deficit continuously.  I would like to remind brothers and sisters to contribute to the luncheon ministry.  This is our responsibility.

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 8/2018

Welcome everyone came to worship on 2/18. Welcome Juno and Lavinia (Della’s friends).

Praise the LORD for the message delivered by Rev. David Gilmore, Senior Pastor of NorthGate Community Church, Cathedral City, titled: “The Righteous Lives by Faith” – Genesis 22:1-19

Four steps for us to receive blessings from the LORD

  1. God gives us test to reveal to us where our heart is. What do we treasure the most? Are we willing to give it up for Him?
  2. Obey God and His command is the requirement to receive blessings
  3. Wait on God. He has his timing
  4. Trust that God will provide

Reference Scriptures:

  • James 2:21-26
  • Hebrews 11:6

May God increase our faith that we will trust in Him and obey him. Then we will receive His blessings.

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Choir:
For our Easter season, we’ll be revisiting some thoughtful & contemplative hymns for our Good Friday and Easter services.
Good Friday service is Friday, March 30th at 7:00 pm   (Choir: “Beneath the Cross – Medley”)
Easter service is Sunday, April 1st 10:00-Noon (Choir: “I Will Glory in the Cross”)

Rehearsals will begin this Sunday February 25th.  It will be a short rehearsal to get your music and intro the songs.  Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

February

We give thanks for those who came back for RCAC family time: Great time of fellowship and we cleaned up and decorated for the Chinese New Year Celebration

Praise the LORD for our Chinese New Year Celebration. We saw many new faces. I pray that the Gospel presentation and our lively presentation would give a positive impact to our friends that they will be interested to know more about Christ and our Church.  Thanks very much for Pastor Tin coming and his presentations. It is truly one of a kind. Praise the LORD for his creativity and the gift of evangelism

March

Mission Conference will be held March 7-11

Daylight Saving will start on March 11 (Sunday)

March 17: All-In Youth and Children ministry training will be held in the Grove Community Church 9:00am to 3:00pm.  It is a great training and refreshing moment for Youth leader and Children ministry volunteer.  Please let pastor know if you would like to attend.

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

Easter Service will be on April 1. We will have baptism on Easter, if you would like to get baptized or become a member of RCAC, please contact Pastor

Special Announcements

We would like to encourage brothers and sisters to take Holy Communion together in the sanctuary.  We will only serve Holy Communion in the sanctuary starting in March

For the fellowship luncheon after Sunday worship: RCAC subsides the lunch and would like to see people staying for fellowship.  We are seeing a deficit continuously.  I would like to remind brothers and sisters to contribute to the luncheon ministry.  This is our responsibility.

RCAC Weekly Issue 7/2018

Welcome everyone came to worship on 2/11.

Thanks. Bro. Ralm Jung for the message. The outline of the message on Sunday 2/11 –  I am a runner, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27  Hebrews 12:1-3

I Corinthians 9.24-27: Race to win

  1. How I started running–No natural talent
    —Suffering
    —Why I did it
  2. Natural talent—academics
    —Loved to learn
  3. Christian foundation—learning
    —Christian Reformed Church & Woodcrest Christian
    —Foundation in the Bible (study & prepare)
    —Simplicity, develop a relationship with God
    —Love with Heart, Soul, Mind (pastor Chu)

Hebrews 12.1-3: Run with Endurance

  1. My story
    —Stopped running for 6 years (Bike/BK/RqB)
    —Bill Vaughn (coaching)
    —LA Marathon 1994 (racing)
  2. Endurance
    —Through coaching, I learned to study
    —Through the marathon, I learned to prepare
  3. Christian endurance
    —Learn to study your craft—studying the gospel
    —Learn to prepare—spreading the gospel
    —We are children of God—love who you are

I am a runner; I run for God

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February

2/17 9:00am RCAC family time. Please come to join us in fellowship and help us to cleanup and decorate for the Chinese New Year Celebration in the evening.

2/17 Chinese New Year celebration 5:00pm potluck and 6:30pm meeting.  Please review your time and bring your friends to come.

2/18  242 Fellowship will be held at Chuck and Betty’s residence 5:00pm

Please continue to sign up for offering flowers for Sunday worship.  If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping with flower arrangement, please contact Brother Lawrence Tai.  He can be reached by email at LTai99@hotmail.com”

March

Mission Conference will be held March 7-11

Daylight Saving will start on March 11 (Sunday)

Good Friday service will be held March 30 7:00pm at Church

April

Easter Service will be on April 1. We will have baptism on Easter, if you would like to get baptized or become a member of RCAC, please contact Pastor

RCAC Weekly issue 6/2018

Welcome everyone coming to worship on 2/4.  Welcome Joy (Celine’s roommate), Lavinia and Alan (Della’s friends) and Serena (Joan’s friend) visited us Sunday and worship together.

The highlights of the message on Sunday 2/4:  The Greatest Task for us – Matthew 22:34-40

RCAC Core Value 核心價值

  • Family   家庭
  • Love      愛
  • Word     神的話語
  • Mission 宣道

We focused on our second core value “Love”.  The main scripture of the teaching is from Matthew 22:34-40.   Jesus tells us the greatest commandment is to “Love God” and “Love the others”.    There are three things I would like to emphasize:

  1. God is Love: if we want to learn how to love, we need to believe in God
  2. We love because he first loved us
  3. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind

God loves us with His unconditional love

He wants us to respond to His love by

  • Building a relationship with Him
  • Follow His command to obey Him
  • Mediate on His Word to know Him

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February

This coming summer, Adelaide will be participating in a service project with a team from CBU. They are currently fundraising by collecting shoes (old or new) until February 11th. There will be a box in the foyer until Feb. 11th. If you have any questions or would like details about the trip, feel free to talk to or contact Adelaide.

Please continue to sign up for offering flowers for Sunday worship.  If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping with flower arrangement, please contact Brother Lawrence Tai.  He can be reached by email at LTai99@hotmail.com”

2/11 This Sunday we will have our February Board of Ministries meeting

2/17 Saturday Morning we will have RCAC Family time. Please come to enjoy a time of fellowship and help us in cleanup, preparing for the Chinese New Year Celebration on that evening

2/17 Chinese New Year celebration 5:00pm potluck and 6:30pm meeting.  Please review your time and bring your friends to come.

RCAC Weekly Isssue 5/2018

Welcome everyone coming to worship on 1/28.

The highlights of the message on Sunday 1/28: You are all Children of God through Faith – Galatians 3:23-29

RCAC Core Value 核心價值

  • Family   家庭
  • Love      愛
  • Word     神的話語
  • Mission 宣道

God uses “family” as a vehicle to bring His salvation to people. But salvation is not based on “flesh and blood”.  It is by faith in Christ Jesus.

3:26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith – Galatians 3:26

1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God  – John 1:12

God’s promise never fails. His promise is fulfilled in Christ

3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise  – Galatians 3:29

Our union with Christ is expressed through our genuine faith:

3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Being transformed by Christ

  • Do not yield to the evil desire
    • Romans 13:13-14
  • Yield to the Spirit and bear fruit
    • Galatians 5:22-23
    • Colossians 3:12-14
  • Resurrect with Christ

This genuine faith is evidence that we belong to God’s family.

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February

This coming summer, Adelaide will be participating in a service project with a team from CBU. They are currently fundraising by collecting shoes (old or new) until February 11th. There will be a box in the foyer next week, Feb. 4th, and it will be there until Feb. 11th. If you have any questions or would like details about the trip, feel free to talk to or contact Adelaide.

Please continue to sign up for offering flowers for Sunday worship.  If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping with flower arrangement, please contact Brother Lawrence Tai.  He can be reached by email at LTai99@hotmail.com”

2/4  First Sunday of February, we have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share

2/3 Saturday  Family Fellowship will be held this Saturday at Simon & Melody’s residence.  Potluck dinner starts at 5.

2/11 February Board of Ministries meeting

2/17 Chinese New Year celebration 5:00pm potluck and 6:30pm meeting.  Please review your time and bring your friends to come.

RCAC Weekly Issue 4/2018

Welcome Maggie and Lavinia (Della’s friend) came to visit us.

The message on Sunday 1/21: You will be saved, you and your household – Acts 16:25-34

RCAC Core Value 核心價值

  • Family   家庭
  • Love      愛
  • Word     神的話語
  • Mission  宣道

God gives special attention to family.  He used “family” to give His salvation to people.

“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”  Acts 16:31

Mark 5:19  “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

  • 為你的家人禱告
    Pray for your family members
  • 在家裡作好見證
    Be a good witness at home
  • 領他們信基督
    Lead them to Christ
  • 讓我們把福音傳給他們
    Let us (as a church family) bring the Gospel to them

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This coming summer, Adelaide will be participating in a service project with a team from CBU. They are currently fundraising by collecting shoes (old or new) until February 11th. There will be a box in the foyer next week, Feb. 4th, and it will be there until Feb. 11th. If you have any questions or would like details about the trip, feel free to talk to or contact Adelaide.

“If you would like to offer flowers for Sunday worship, please sign up on the flower chart posted in the foyer.   See the insert for details.  If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping with flower arrangement, please contact Brother Lawrence Tai.  He can be reached by email at LTai99@hotmail.com”

January

Thanks everyone who came last Saturday (1/20) for the RCAC Family time and cleanup.  The project of painting the metal fence is in progress. You may come next month to finish it up.

February

2/4  First Sunday of February, we have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share

2/17 We have our Chinese New Year celebration.  Please review your time and bring your friends to come.