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.

Devotional – And whoever touched him became well – Mark 6:56

The Gospel tells us:  Wherever Jesus went, village or town or country crossroads, people brought their sick to the marketplace and begged him to let them touch the edge of his coat.

There is something never changed in this world. That is the world is full of sick people.  Not just physical sick, but spiritual sick. In fact, spiritual sickness is much disastrous.  People commit sin with all kind of excuse and reason, hurting themselves and hurting the others, bringing destruction and death.

Then we human developed a punishment system in our society: prison or even death penalty for crime.  But it’s never an effective solution to sin.  What this system achieves is just to hide it that we can turn our face away from it.  It is still there, active and torturing us every moment of life.

We desperately need a doctor can heal us: who can wash away our sin and help us not to commit sin again.  Praise the LORD, we have Jesus Christ.  He is filled with compassion.  He is the fountain of life, the perfect image of GOD.  He will restore us to beautiful image of God deep inside of us.  Jesus said “I’m here inviting the sin-sick” Mark 2:17

I pray that we would come to Him and receive healing. He is willing. And whoever touched him became well” 

RCAC Weekly Issue 3/2018

Welcome Pastor Calvin Lai and Mrs. Lai visited us and praise the LORD for the message delivered by Pastor Lai. Welcome Peter and Yuki’s friends from Rancho. Welcome Ruth Ng visited us.

The message on Sunday 1/14: What’s on your mind? 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

What’s on our mind today?

Meditate more on the love of Christ.  We will be filled with His love and it will compel us to do His ministry

“14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”  2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Nothing can separate from the love of Christ

“35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”  Romans 8:35

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:38-39

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January

RCAC Family time will be held January 20, 9:00am at church. Please come and join us in fellowship and keeping the church clean and neat.

Mission meeting will be held after church Sunday

242 Fellowship Sunday (1/21) 5:00 pm will be meeting at Pastor and Alison’s residence

February

February 17 Saturday Chinese New Year Celebration  5:00pm potluck and 6:30pm meeting

Devotional – Total dependence on God – Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble (v1)

A theologian once said, “Faith is the awareness of our total dependence on God”.   Do we believe in our own ability or do we depend on God only when we cannot depend on ourselves?  As Christian, we are to trust and believe in God every situation, to admit our limitation as human and acknowledge that there is “One True” God who is all powerful and everything can be under His purpose.  Even a war or other natural disasters are purposeful in His divine will (v4-6, 9).  When we face natural disaster, we feel so helpless. But if we admit that we are only human and God is all powerful, “we will not fear (v2)”

When God is with us, we will not fail (7, 11).  But we need to practice our faith. When we do not see it, do not experience it, we still trust and believe. “Be still and know that I am God (v10)”

In the beginning of 2018, let us focus on practicing how to depend on Him on every situation of our lives.

RCAC Weekly Issue 2/2018

Hello Everyone:

Welcome everyone came Sunday (1/7) to worship.  Welcome Mrs. Johnson (Burt’s Mother).

Here is the summary of the message New Year, New Blessings – Psalm 47

May the LORD bless us and strengthen our faith in 2018

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him – Hebrew 11:6

Psalm 47 tells us how we can receive the blessings in New Year

  • Wake up
  • Rejoice in praising God
  • Trust in His mightiness
  • Keep your hope in Him. Christ is our King and our LORD.

May we experience His mightiness and our faith grows every day. We will expand Christ’s kingdom on earth (God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven)

January

Rev. Calvin Lai will come on Jan 14, 2018

Board of Ministries meeting will be held Jan 14, 2018 after church

RCAC Family time will be held January 20, 9:00am at church. Please come and join us in fellowship and keeping the church clean and neat.

Devotional – How majestic is your name in all the earth! – Psalm 8:1

The theme of Psalm 8 is on God’s greatest creation – human being.  However, it begins and ends with praise: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  I believe it is a great reminder that our proper response to our existence and our role in this world is to praise God.  Bless His name.

What is the name of God? From Exodus 3:14, God reveals His name to Moses, “I am who I am”.  I am – EHYH (in Hebrew) means “to be”.  The name of God tells us He is the Creator.  Life comes from Him.

The third person singular form of the verb “to be” becomes YHWH.  The Jews are very serious about this name and they would not pronounce it.  Whenever they see this name in the Bible, they will pronounce as “Adonai”, meaning the LORD.  Sadly, the reverence eventually creates a separation and isolates themselves from the LORD.

When we are away from God, He sent His only Son to this world.  God came to us!  In the Gospel of John,  Jesus Christ proclaims many times that He is the great “I AM”.

“I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25

Jesus, our LORD is the life giver.  He creates and sustains life.  Believe in Him and we will have an abundant life.  This abundant life means we could seek help anytime in the name of Jesus Christ.  And there is no fear in asking Jesus.  

16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrew 4:16

Praise the LORD!

 

RCAC Weekly Issue 1/2018

Happy New Year!  Welcome everyone came to visit and worship last Sunday 12/31 and praise the LORD for the message delivered by Rev. Wallace Mang: You crown the year with your bounty – Psalm 65:1-13

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January

Family fellowship will be this Saturday at David & Miko’s residence.  Potluck dinner is at 5pm.  We will be continuing with the study of James

This Sunday 1/7 is the first Sunday of January, we have potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share

We will resume our Wednesday Morning Bible Study 1/10 10:00am at church

Rev. Calvin Lai will come on Jan 14, 2018

Board of Ministries meeting will be held Jan 14, 2018 after church