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RCAC Weekly Issue 33/2017

Welcome Philip Chu from Ontario. Welcome Geraldine (back from Summer vacation) and her roommate visited us.

Here is the summary of the message on 8/13 Preach the Unsearchable Riches of Christ Ephesians 3:7-21

We are the steward of the Gospel

3:7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.

To preach the gospel is to:

  • Be near to the heart of the Father
  • Be a witness of Christ
  • Trust in the fruit of the Spirit

We share the abundant love of God and be a living sign of love

How do we do that? We need to:

  • Burn with love of Christ
  • Be a joyful witness
  • Be an unconditional witness

Even though we may not see the result of our labor, we trust in the Spirit that our faithful witness will be fruitful

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Regular Church Cleanup with be held August 19 Saturday 10:00 am

Mandarin Fellowship will be held at Bro. Peter Li’s residence in Perris.  August 26  Saturday 5:00 pm Potluck and 6:30 meeting

We are planning for a special meeting on Sept 30 (Saturday) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and outreach to the incoming Chinese students.

The theme of RCAC’s 2017 biennial retreat is “Bear Fruit Now”. It will be held at Thousand Pines Retreat Center Oct 27th to Oct 29th.  The early bird registration deadline is September 3rd. Early bird registration cost will be $100/adult, $90/child age 3-11. A day camper participation option will be available for $50/person. Please sign up by completing and returning the registration form to Shelton Yuen or David Wang.  You can also register online at  app.campdoc.com/register/tpcc/rcac1027 Please see Shelton or David for more information.

August 17, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 31/2017

Welcome everyone came to worship Sunday, especially those who traveled and returned.

Here is the summary of the message on 8/6 Characteristics of a Spiritual Person 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

We will continue to study the letter to Corinthians

There are three kinds of people mentioned in the letter to Corinthians:

  • The Natural People (2:14) (Belonged of breath)
  • Spiritual People (2:15)
  • People of the flesh (3:1)

The natural people are those who do not know Christ that they act and live according to their natural tendency, which is sinful. Spiritual people are those with the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Characteristics of a Spiritual Person:

  • The same mind of Christ: Philippians 2:5-11
  • A Steward of the mystery of God: The Gospel, the special revelation from God
  • Care about others more than oneself: Build up the others and continue Christ ministry on earth

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Grace Chinese Alliance Church invited our youth and their parents to join in their Managing Relationships Workshop on August 12th. Event flyers in church lobby.

Regular Church Cleanup with be held August 19 Saturday 10:00 am

Mandarin Fellowship will be held at Bro. Peter Li’s residence in Perris.  August 26 Saturday 5:00 pm Potluck and 6:30 meeting

We are planning for a special meeting on Sept 30 (Saturday) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and outreach to the incoming Chinese students.

The theme of RCAC’s 2017 biennial retreat is “Bear Fruit Now”. It will be held at Thousand Pines Retreat Center Oct 27th to Oct 29th.  The early bird registration deadline is September 3rd. Early bird registration cost will be $100/adult, $90/child age 3-11. A day camper participation option will be available for $50/person. Please sign up by completing and returning the registration form to Shelton Yuen or David Wang.  You can also register online at  app.campdoc.com/register/tpcc/rcac1027 Please see Shelton or David for more information.

August 9, 2017

RCAC Weekly 31/2017

Welcome Emily, her parents and the Chinese students who attending the summer camp. Welcome Lilian Lu and the students from Shanghai visited us again.  Welcome the group of Chinese students visited us last week that they came again.

Here is the summary of the message on 7/30 The Power of Christ’s Spirit – 1 Corinthians 2:1-9

We will continue to study the letter to Corinthians

7/30 We learned about the work of the Spirit is to continue Christ’s ministry on earth through:

  • Giving us power to witness Christ
  • Giving us comfort
  • Giving us wisdom to know Christ

Let us rely on the Spirit to work diligently to expand God’s Kingdom and make Christ’s  name known among the people

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8/6 is the first Sunday of August, we will have Holy Communion. Please prepare your heart to receive the Communion. Also, we will have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share.

Please continue to remember our STM team for the Youth Camp in QD this week.

Family Fellowship will be held this Saturday 8/5 at 4:30pm at Peter & Yuki Wang’s residence.  Dinner will be potluck.

Grace Chinese Alliance Church invited our youth and their parents to join in their Managing Relationships Workshop on August 12th. Event flyers in church lobby.

We are planning for a special meeting on Sept 30 (Saturday) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and outreach to the incoming Chinese students.

The theme of RCAC’s 2017 biennial retreat is “Bear Fruit Now”. It will be held at Thousand Pines Retreat Center Oct 27th to Oct 29th.  The early bird registration deadline is September 3rd. Early bird registration cost will be $100/adult, $90/child age 3-11. A day camper participation option will be available for $50/person. Please sign up by completing and returning the registration form to Shelton Yuen or David Wang.  You can also register online at  app.campdoc.com/register/tpcc/rcac1027 Please see Shelton or David for more information.

August 3, 2017

 

 

RCAC Weekly issue 30/2017

I would like to welcome all came to worship on Sunday, especially Lilian Lu (Grace Ni’s friend) from Shanghai and a group of Chinese students. Also welcome Nina Sechang coming back to visit during summer break.

Here is the summary of the message on 7/23 The Wisdom and Power of God – 1 Corinthians 1:18 – 31

What are people looking for in the world today?

They are looking for prosperity, better living and freedom. In the bottom of their heart, they seek peace, love and happiness.

God answer to the world is: CHRIST

In Christ, we have peace, joy and love. Through the inner change, one at a time, we are being transformed in His likeness.

The Church is the “Body of Christ”, with Christ as the head. So we are the presence of Christ on earth and continue to do His ministry through the Spirit who is within the “the Body”.  the wellness of Christ affects the society and world. we live.  In Christ we can have a better society. It be possible through the love of Christ and through witness of the Church. We see it in history, the Spirit is in action.

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Praise the LORD and thanks Lawrence Tai for giving us a testimony and report on the STM in C. Please continue to remember our STM team for the Youth Camp in QD this week.

Basketball game today 5:00 pm. Come join us to have some fun!

Grace Chinese Alliance Church invited our youth and their parents to join in their Managing Relationships Workshop on August 12th. Event flyers in church lobby.

Our biennial church retreat will be held at Thousand Pines Retreat Center Oct 27th to Oct 29th.  The early bird registration cost will be $100/adult, $90/child age 3-11. A day camper participation option will be available for $50/person. Stay tune for more information and registration details. We will have the registration of the Retreat ready soon.

July 23, 2017

 

 

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 23/2017

Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone came to visit and worship with us Sunday (June 4). Welcome Rev. Chao and Mrs. Chao coming to deliver the message and conducted the Holy Communion. Welcome Susie and Katie.

Key points of the message on June 4 Take Root (New Life, New Living, New Hope): Hebrews 10:19-25  往下扎根 (新生命,新生活,新盼望): 希伯來書 10:19-25

序:  又新又活的路上,不要讓魔鬼得逞

  1. 新生命讓主掌權. (VV.21-23)
  2. 新生命中的新生活. (VV.24-25)
  3. 新生命中的新盼望. (V.25)   Conclusion: Romans 8:24  結語:(羅8:24)

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Friday Basketball: “6/9 @RCAC (9640 Jurupa Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509) 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of skill level.  Come get some exercise and fresh air. Stay for fellowship after if you’d like”

We are planning to take a group photo this Sunday after Church (June 11) to celebrate our 26th Anniversary.  Please come, we love to see you in the photo!

We will planning to have BBQ lunch on June 18 to celebrate Father’s Day.  We invite everyone to participate and bring your favorite meat (or veggie) to cook.

The youth summer camp is next Week: June 15-18 at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp

July 4 BBQ: We will have our July 4 BBQ at the Shum’s residence this year. We want to  thank the Shum’s family for hosting the event again.  Please reserve your time to go.

For Wednesday Morning Bible Study, we will take our Summer break. We will send out notice when we resume our meeting

RCAC Weekly 22/2017

Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone came to visit and worship with us Sunday (May 28).  We are some guests and newcomers.   Welcome Maria from Riverside. Welcome Parker (Jason and Helen’s friend). Welcome Wayne, Fe and family (Paul and Magee’s friend from Beijing)

Key points of the message on May 28 – No Fear in Love – 1 John 4:7-18

The Bible tells us “God is love” 1 John 4:16

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love

  • The enemy tells us all the lies that make us fear (because of our sin and shame)
  • Do not let fear to stop you from loving God and serving Him.
  • We are God’s children. God loves us. He wants us to come to worship and serve  Him

Application

  1. What is one fear that you face?
  2. How does this fear control you?
  • Confess that fear aloud
  • Affirm God loves you.  His love is greater than your fear.

 

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Pastor and Nina are attending General Council of C&MA this week. It has been a blessing to listen to many testimonies and messages. It is also a great time to hang out with fellow pastors and missionaries.

Rev. Gerald Chao will be coming this Sunday to deliver the message and conduct Holy Communion.

“Summer is almost here. We are going to try to start playing basketball on Friday’s again. This Friday 6/2, @RCAC (9640 Jurupa Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509) 5-7pm. Come get some exercise and fresh air. Stay for fellowship after if you’d like.”

This Saturday, June 3rd  4:00 pm  We will have our Family Fellowship.  We will be meeting at Paul and Magee’s place (6906 Rivertrails Dr, Eastvale, CA 91752).  Dinner is potluck.

We will start a new quarter of Sunday school curriculum on the book of Psalm.  Please come to attend Sunday school 10:00 am and take a book back home to study.

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, we will have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite food to share

This year is our 26th Anniversary.  We are planning to have a Church Retreat in Oct. Also,  we are planning to take a group photo on June 11 to celebrate.  Please reserve your time and come

We will planning to have BBQ lunch on June 18 to celebrate Father’s Day.  More information will come.

The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18.  Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.

June 1, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 21/2017

Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone coming to worship on Sunday (5/21).

Key points of the message on May 21 – Enjoy Peace and Joy in Christ – Romans 5:1-11

Our peace and joy is received through God’s love that sent His only Son to us while we are sinning, Christ died for us, so there is reconciliation through sufferings of Christ.  It is also through our faith in Christ.

God expects us to reconcile with the others and with the world after we reconcile with Him.

Our basis for forgiveness (in this passage):

  • God’s sacrificial love
  • Work of the Spirit
  • Hope of future glory

Application:

  • Is there someone in your life that you know you need to extend forgiveness?
  • Extending forgiveness is the key to healing

 

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Pastor will attend General Council of C&MA from May 29 to June 4 at Columbus Ohio.  He will present the GCF offering during the mission rally.  Thank you for your offering to support Mission. May the LORD bless you as you bless the others and participate in the work of the Kingdom

There is no Wednesday Morning Bible 5/31 (Pastor will be in General Council)

This year is our 26th Anniversary.  We are planning to have a Church Retreat in Oct. Also,  we are planning to take a group photo on June 11 to celebrate.  Please reserve your time and come

We will planning to have BBQ lunch on June 18 to celebrate Father’s Day.  More information will come.

The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18.  Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.

May 25,2017