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Weekly Newsletter to connect RCAC members to each other.

RCAC Weekly Issue 49/2017

Welcome everyone came to worship Sunday.

Main points for the message on Sunday (12/3): Christ our Friend and our Sanctifier – John 15:1-17

Sanctification is the next step after Salvation:

3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  John 15:3

Christ is our friend and He will tell us about the heart of the Father:

  • Perfect union with Christ (v1, 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Bear fruit to glorify the Father (v8, 16)
  • Experience Christ’s love and joy (9-13)
  • Perfect union with the others (v12, 17)

Christ glorifies God the Father with His life.  We are His disciples; when we remain in His Word, we bear fruit and we can glorify the Father.

How do we remain in Him?

  • Ask (v7, 16)
  • Keep His command (v10, 14)
  • Let Him prune (v2)

In this special season, may we bring joy and love of our LORD to the people around

December

12/10 Annual Congregational meeting after church.  Everyone is welcome to join. Member please reserve your time to come.

12/10 Regular Board of Ministries meeting after lunch.

We will collect a special GCF offering (12/17).  Please prepare the offering to support the Missionary in this special season.

12/23 Christmas special program.  5:00pm potluck and 6:30 meeting. Please reserve your time to come and invite your friend to come.

December 7, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 48/2017

Welcome everyone came to worship Sunday.  Welcome the college students who came back for Thanksgiving. May the LORD bless them when they return to school.

Main points for the message on Sunday (11/26): Christ our Shepherd and our Savior – Psalm 100

Psalm 100

  • Give thanks and Praise Him
  • Know and Follow Him
  • Worship and Serve Him

John 10:14

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep

John 14:6

14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:27

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Do you sense the guidance of Christ?

Do you follow His guidance?  (Anything you need to change?)  (Face your weakness and overcome it with God’s power)

Do you give thanks for His guidance?

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December

12/1 Friday Night Fellowship 7:00pm at Church

12/2 Saturday Family Fellowship will be held at Melody & Simon’s residence at 5pm.   Dinner will be pot luck!   We will continue our study of the book of James.

12/3 Sunday.  This is the first Sunday of the Month, We will have Holy Communion and we will have potluck lunch after church

The 242 (English) Fellowship will meet at 5pm 12/3 at Simon and Melody Lee’s home. Dinner will be potluck. All are welcome.

12/10 Annual Congregational meeting after church.

We will collect a special GCF offering (12/17).  Please prepare the offering to support the Missionary in this special season.

12/23 Christmas special program.  5:00pm potluck and 6:30 meeting. Please reserve your time to come and invite your friend to come.

A new Calendar for 2018 is available as a gift from Church. Every family will take one.

Please sign up for cleanup duty after lunch Sunday.  We need a lot of help to keep our church clean and neat.

November 30, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 47/2017

 

Welcome Rev. Wallace Mang and Mrs. Angel Mang coming. Praise the LORD for the message delivered by Rev. Mang.  Welcome Della’s friend (high school student from China) coming to visit us.

Main points for the message on Sunday (11/19): Give Thanks in All Circumstances – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This is what we do:

  • Be joyful always
  • Pray continually
  • Give thanks in all circumstance

In order to do that, we need to:

  • Know the grace
  • Fellow the grace
  • Thank the grace

Reflection Question:

  1. Do you aware of God’s grace to you every day?
  2. Do you thank God for His grace?
  3. Do you share God’s grace with the others?

November

11/24 We do not have Friday Night Fellowship this Friday. We will resume our meeting next week.

11/26 We will collect a special Year-End offering for our Church this Sunday. “God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly”  2 Corinthians 9:7-8

December Events

Dec 10 Congregational meeting

Dec 23 Christmas special program

Nov 23, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 46/2017

Welcome everyone came to worship Sunday.

Main points for the message on Sunday (11/12): Overcome Failure – 1 Kings 19:1-1

In the middle of the books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings, we have the account of Elijah, one of the greatest prophets.  However, in chapter 19, we see how he failed in his mission.  He went away after being threatened by Jezebel (He showed a typical example of depression)

What contribute to his failure?

  • Exhaustion
  • Comparison  (v4)
  • Not being appreciated
  • Loneliness  (v10,14)
  • Cannot see the outcome of his ministry

How did God help Elijah to overcome?

  • Take rest (v5-6)
  • Come near (v7-8) to God on Mount Horeb
  • Talk to (v9-14) him and let him talk to God about his feeling. Then God reminded him about his calling and his mission
  • Move on (v15-18) to prepare for his succession: Appoint Elisha as prophet, Jehu as king of Israel and Hazael as king of Syria

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RCAC family time is this coming Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Church. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship and help to cleanup and prepare for the gathering in the evening.

Nov 18 Saturday Thanksgiving gathering 5:00 pm potluck dinner and 6:30 sharing meeting

Nov 19 Rev. Wallace Mang will come and deliver a message

Choir Practice after lunch

Nov 19 5:00 pm 242 at Mark and Diana’s house

December Events

Dec 3 Congregational meeting

Dec 23 Christmas special program

RCAC Weekly Issue 45/2017

Welcome everyone came to worship Sunday. Welcome Mr. Ni (Grace’s father) came back again.

Main points for the message on Sunday (11/5): I will build them up – Jeremiah 24:1-10

There are a few times in the book of Jeremiah, the LORD proclaims, “I will build them up” 24:6, 31:4,  31:28, 42:10.  His heart is to restore His people.  However, there are works to do before building them up.  That is in the calling of Jeremiah :

1:10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”  Jeremiah 1:10

The two baskets of figs in Chapter 24 is a Gospel message in the Old Testament.

  • The good figs receive discipline and will be built up
  • The bad figs refuse to receive discipline and will be destroyed

Change and repent, that is the way to receive salvation

What don’t produce real change?

  • Fear
  • Facts
  • Force

What produce change:

  • New Creation
  • New Way of living
  • New Community

24:7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart

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Thanks everyone participated in the election last Sunday 11/5

We confirmed

  • Jenny Truong as our Secretary 2 years term
  • Betty Seto as our Treasurer 2 years term
  • Edward Ng as our Elder 3 years term

Nov 11 Annual Planning meeting 8:30 am at Pastor and Alison’s house

Nov 12 Regular Board meeting will be held after church

Nov 18 9:00 am RCAC family time, please come and enjoy the time together and help the church in cleanup and doing small projects.

Nov 18 Saturday Thanksgiving gathering 5:00 pm potluck dinner and 6:30 sharing meeting

Nov 19 Rev. Wallace Mang will come and deliver a message

December Events

Dec 3  Congregational meeting

Dec 23 Christmas special program

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 44/2017

Praise the LORD! We had a great time during the retreat at Thousand Pine.  Thanks everyone in helping during the retreat and praise the LORD for your participation.

Main points for the message on Sunday (October 29) by Pastor Moses Cho:  How Long, O Lord? Psalm 13

  • We need to face our issue with honesty and sincerity: No need to hide from God
  • Admit the difficulties and problem we have (when we are weak He is strong)
  • Trial, despair and suffering make us come back to God and question and ask (with faith)
  • See what God is going to reveal to you about yourself (about your sin and your weakness)
  • Trials and difficulties give us opportunity to experience grace through faith
  • Faith enables us to fly higher
  • Be strong in the LORD
  • God will praise and honor our faith

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Saturday

Family Fellowship will be held this Saturday on 11/04/17 at Shelton & Gail’s residence.  Dinner is potluck at 5:00pm.   Please let me know if you are planning to attend.

Sunday

  1. Daylight Saving ends on Nov 5 (Sunday). Set your clock back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday.
  2. We will have Holy Communion this Sunday
  3. There will be an election on this Sunday for Board members.  If you are member, please come and vote.
  4. The Nominating committee nominates: Jenny Truong as secretary Betty Seto as Treasurer Ed Ng as Elder This is the time for the congregation to make nomination.  First, you will need to obtain the written consensus of the nominee. And then you will need to have two supporting signatures from RCAC members. Submit your nomination to Pastor or the Nominating Committee (Ed Lu, Betty Seto, Wendy Yao or Stephanie Zhao) before November 3.
  5. This Sunday is the first Sunday of November, we will have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share
  6. The 242 (English) Fellowship will meet at 5pm today at Ed & Florence Ng’s home.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

November 2, 2017

RCAC Weekly Issue 43/2017

Welcome everyone came on Sunday to worship.  Welcome Bradley, Merissa and K.K. from UCR visited and worshiped with us

Main points for the message on Sunday 10/22 – One Spirit to Drink 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

We drink from the One Spirit of Christ: Drinking means: receiving the life of Christ, the gift of salvation and receiving the ministries of Christ, the role and the power to accomplish

Characteristics of this Spiritual Life

  • Given according to His purpose
  • Different but Unified
  • Spiritual and Supernatural
  • Spectacular but for the Glory of Christ

He (The Spirit of Christ)

  • Tells us the truth
  • Gives us power
  • Helps us to serve together

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Our Retreat “Bear Fruit Now!” is this Friday Oct 27 to Oct 29.  See you in Thousand Pine: 359 Thousand Pine Rd, Crestline CA 92325

There will be no worship service at 9640 Jurupa Road, CA 92509 this Sunday.

November Events

Nov 5 Daylight Saving ends

Nov 11 Annual Planning meeting: Please submit your short-term and long-term goals to Pastor and Board members. If you have any suggestion to the ministry, please also submit to Pastor and Board members

Nov 18 Saturday Thanksgiving gathering

December Events

Dec 3 Congregational meeting

Dec 23  Christmas special program