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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

RCAC Weekly Issue 20/2017

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Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone coming to worship on Sunday (5/14). Welcome Alice and Alan (Wendy’s friend) from Riverside

Key verses of the message on May14 – The LORD Builds – Psalm 127

Unless the Lord builds the house,     the builders labor in vain.

This psalm gives us a good reminder, it directs our attention back to the LORD. He is the one who builds our family, our church and our nation.  Give reverence to Him and trust in Him.  This psalm has comforting message: By trusting Him, we labor and expect there will be result. We also rest when we need to, knowing that the LORD will keep and sustain we work during the day.

He grants sleep to those he loves.

While we tried our best to take care of our children, we believe that:

Children are a heritage from the Lord,     offspring a reward from him

Our parents on earth represent the LORD to take care of us.  We give thanks to our earthly parents. We love and honor them.  If you are parent, remember you are steward to take care of what the LORD has entrusted you.  The LORD loves our children too. He will provide them more than we can give, He will guide them and give them wisdom better than what we can offer.  Let us trust in the LORD

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Praise the LORD we had a great time of hiking and picnic on May 13. Thanks Lawrence and Ian in organizing the event.

242 fellowship will meet this Sunday (May 21) 5pm at Chuck and Betty’s home Everyone is welcome to attend.

General Council of C&MA will be held May 30 to June 4 at Columbus Ohio.  We will collect a special offering to Great Commission Fund on. Pastor will take the offering and offer it during the mission rally at the General Council. Please prepare your offering and we will collect it Sunday May 21

 

The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18. The theme is The True Voice based on John 10:27-28. Price is $210. The deadline to register is May 21 (this Sunday). Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.

The Pastor have received some prayer request card.  I read them and also pray accordingly.  I believe the LORD listen to our prayers and He is pleased that we lift up our burdens to Him.  If you have any prayer request, there are prayer request cards on the back of the chair, please fill in the card and put in the suggestion & prayer box in the lobby. We would like to pray for you.

We print more copies of the Church Directories. We placed them on the table in the lobby, please take a copy.

May 18, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 19/2017

Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone coming to worship on Sunday (5/7). Welcome Stephanie and Kong, Leah’s friends from Biola visited and worship with us Sunday. Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Wang coming back from Tampa.

Main points for the message on 5/7 Put it into practice – Philippians 4;4-9

Our need:

To be with God, experience His peace, to overcome disappointment, failure and difficulty in life.

God’s promise:

  • And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • 9 And the God of peace will be with you.

Condition:

  • Rejoice always
  • Pursue Righteousness
  • Pray and give thanks
  • Do what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable — anything that is excellent or praiseworthy

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“On Sat, May 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, we are going to have a church hike.   We’ll meet at Shelter 8 at 10 am at Carbon Canyon Regional Park at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA.  Entry fee is $5 per vehicle; pets are allowed.  Park amenities include hiking trails, children play area, picnic tables, BBQ grill are at Shelter 8, and portable water and restrooms are near the shelter.  Individuals are to bring their own brown bag lunch.  You are welcome to use the BBQ grill and picnic tables.”

 

General Council of C&MA will be held May 30 to June 4 at Columbus Ohio.  We will collect a special offering to Great Commission Fund on. Pastor will take the offering and offer it during the mission rally at the General Council. Please prepare your offering and we will collect it Sunday May 21

 

The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18. The theme is The True Voice based on John 10:27-28. Regular price is $210. The deadline to register is May 21. Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.

 

The Pastor have received some prayer request card.  I read them and also pray accordingly.  I believe the LORD listen to our prayers and He is pleased that we lift up our burdens to Him.  If you have any prayer request, there are prayer request cards on the back of the chair, please fill in the card and put in the suggestion & prayer box in the lobby. We would like to pray for you.

We print more copies of the Church Directories. We placed them on the table in the lobby, please take a copy.

May 11, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 18/2017

Dear RCAC family:

Welcome everyone coming to worship on Sunday (4/30)

Main points for the message on 4/30 The Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25:31-46

We continue the study on Christ is our Coming King. Matthew 24 and 25 are the teaching from the LORD on the topic of end time. In Chapter 25, He used 3 parables tell us what we should do while we are waiting for His return

  • The parable of the ten virgins – Teach us to keep watch
  • The parable of the ten talents – Teach us to serve faithfully
  • The sheep and the goats – Teach us about the judgment

On the Judgment Day, the King will separate the sheep and the goats.  The sheep symbolize the righteous and the goats symbolize the wicked. The righteous will be rewarded and the wicked will be punished. This is a very Jewish concept that everyone at the moment will agree. However, who is the righteous? They are the one who serve the King, or the least of these brothers or sisters.   So it is whoever is in need. We are being saved by grace through faith of course. It is also consistent in the Gospel of Matthew that faith needs to produce fruit.  From the fruit, we can test the faith.

The reward for the righteous:

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

The punishment for the wicked:

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 

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This coming Sunday 5/7 is the first Sunday of May. We will have Holy Communion and we will have potluck

Family Fellowship will be meeting at David & Miko’s this coming Saturday 5/6 at 5:00pm.   Dinner is potluck.  Please let Shelton or David know if you & your family are planning on coming or not.

We will have a music presentation for Mother’s Day, a song called “A Mother Love”.  Please come for the rehearsals. All are welcome to come and praise the LORD and show our gratitude to our earthly mother.

  • 5/07  Sunday after lunch
  • 5/14  Presentation in service

On Sat, May 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, we are going to have a church hike.   We’ll meet at Shelter 8 at 10 am at Carbon Canyon Regional Park at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA.  Entry fee is $5 per vehicle; pets are allowed.  Park amenities include hiking trails, children play area, picnic tables, BBQ grill are at Shelter 8, and portable water and restrooms are near the shelter.  Individuals are to bring their own brown bag lunch.  You are welcome to use the BBQ grill and picnic tables.

General Council of C&MA will be held May 30 to June 4 at Columbus Ohio.  We will collect a special offering for Great Commission Fund. Pastor will take the offering and offer it during the mission rally at the General Council. Please prepare your offering and we will collect it Sunday May 21

The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18. The theme is The True Voice based on John 10:27-28. Registration starts on April 2. Early bird price is $195 if registering before May 7 and regular price is $210. The deadline to register is May 21. Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.

The Pastor have received some prayer request card.  I read them and also pray accordingly.  I believe the LORD listen to our prayers and He is pleased that we lift up our burdens to Him.  If you have any prayer request, there are prayer request cards on the back of the chair, please fill in the card and put in the suggestion & prayer box in the lobby. We would like to pray for you.

We print more copies of the Church Directories. We placed them on the table in the lobby, please take a copy.

May 4, 2017

Devotional – Receive mercy in our time of need – Hebrew 4:16

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16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need

The world teaches us not to show our weakness, not to apologize even we are wrong, always show up as a strong one.  But in the bottom of our heart, we know it is not true. It is just a false image we put up and want people to believe. Inside, we are weak and fragile.

Christ knows us well, we do not need to hide or pretend to be someone we are not.  Yes, indeed, we have many needs: physically and spiritual.  We have struggles with study and work. We have problems in our relationship.  Yet, we know God’s mercy and grace is sufficient for us.  We come to God with confidence because we are in Christ.  We can open our hands to receive mercy and grace in our time of need. He will surely comfort us and give us strength.

Nothing wrong to tell God we need Him (and Him alone).  This is something we need to experience more, we need to give testimony more.

Prayer

Dear LORD Jesus, let us come to you and ask you to help. You are our Savior. You will not leave us struggling but help us in the time of need.

 

April 28, 2017