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Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church

1004 24th Street SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124   (505) 892-6664    

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Category Archives: Weekly Witness

Weekly Witness, Oct 24th

Online Sunday Worship

Click either link below anytime to go to our website’s home page each week. The link at our website does not vary from week to week. So, please either click here to go straight to YouTube, or go to https://rioranchopresbyterianchurch.org/ anytime to view this week’s Sunday worship. If you use our website link (the second one) please scroll below the photos at the top of the page to find the videos for both this week’s and previous weeks’ worship services.

Turn Your Clocks Back NEXT Saturday

This weekend, today and tomorrow, is our last week of Daylight Saving Time. As of 2 am local on Sunday November 1st, we will fall back into those early-dark evenings for 18 weeks until 2am local March 14, 2021.’

Want to Keep Your Pledge Up-to-Date?

You can mail a check or drop your offering off during the church hours listed below. You can also donate online or arrange with your financial institution to automatically send your gifts.

COVID Update

Because of the spike in cases in our state, the number of those who can gather in groups has been reduced to five. So please call the office 892-6664 before coming in so we can keep our numbers in the building low.

Weekly Witness, Oct. 17

Online Sunday Worship

Click either link below anytime to go to our website’s home page each week. The link at our website does not vary from week to week. So, please either click here or go to https://rioranchopresbyterianchurch.org/ anytime to view this week’s Sunday worship. If you use our website link (the second one) please scroll below the photos at the top of the page to find the videos for both this week’s and previous weeks’ worship services.

COVID Update

Because of the spike in cases in our state, the number of those who can gather in groups has been reduced to five. Also, a reminder that staff request that you call ahead before coming in so that we can keep the numbers in our building low. Thanks!

Want to keep your pledge up to date?

You can mail a check or drop your offering off during the church hours listed below. You can also donate online or arrange with your financial institution to automatically send your gifts.

Outerwear (washed and in good condition, or new) for layering against the cold.

Sizes XS-M fleece jackets (all sizes for children), long-sleeve shirts, and knitted caps. Right now, it is hard to think about the onset of winter; but it will come soon and with it the need for warmer clothes.

Other Supplies Sizes XS-M new men’s and women’s underwear, all sizes children’s underwear; socks (new item); diapers; all sizes of men’s belts; shoelaces; warm fleece blankets and children’s books /games/toys (English OK).

Cash donations for dignity kits and other needs  LLPC’s kits assembly team has a set of sources that allows them to spread donations further. Click here to donate, then scroll down to ‘choose a fund’, and select ‘Mission/Dignity Kits’. Or mail a check with Dignity Mission in the memo line to LPCC, PO Box 768, Placitas 87043.

Weekly Witness, October 10th

Online Sunday Worship

Click either link below anytime to go to our website’s home page each week. The church website link does not vary from week to week.

Please either click here or go to https://rioranchopresbyterianchurch.org/ any day or time to view this week’s Sunday worship. If you use the website link (the second one, please scroll below the photos at the top of the page to find the separate links for both this week’s and previous weeks’ worship services.

 Peace and Global Witness Offering

May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. II Thessalonians 3:16

As part of World Communion Sunday we are receiving our Peace and Global Witness Offering, supporting peacemaking efforts in our presbytery and synod as well as across the globe.

We keep a portion of this offering and the Mission Committee has designated our portion to go to the Presbyterian Church of Ikiliwindi in Cameroon. This is near our own Diale Fomukong’s hometown. It is experiencing great conflict and this congregation has regularly had to stay in the forest and bushes because it is not safe in the village. What we can give them will help with keeping the building and congregation together in this time. The Rev. Elangwe Samson Namaya, Parish Pastor, shares that they struggle to remain a strong faith community while at the epicenter of the conflict. Please keep them in your prayers as well as supporting this Special Offering.

Final Update for Relay for Life

The proceeds from our donated items in the Relay yard sale last Saturday were $520, raising our team’s total to $3,240, $840 over our 2020 goal! And this was a virtual event! Co-Capt. Christie and Karen thank everyone at RRPC for their generosity and Karin/Rosalie for their leadership.

Weekly Witness, October 3rd

Online Sunday Worship

Click link below anytime to go to our website’s home page each week. The link does not vary from week to week.

Please either Click Here or go to https://rioranchopresbyterianchurch.org/ any day or time to view this week’s Sunday worship. Once you land on our home page, please scroll below the photos at the top to find the separate links for both this week’s and previous weeks’ worship.

Celebration of World Communion via Zoom, Sunday October 4

October’s Zoom Communion Service will be part of our recognition of World Communion Sunday, the day when Christians around the world of many denominations gather together at the Lord’s Table. It celebrates our unity in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Please have a bread-like food and a cup of something to drink (juice, water, tea).

Time: Oct 4, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time

To join the Zoom Communion Click here

If dialing in…

Phone: 253.215.8782 or 301.715.8592

Meeting ID: 856 2368 4456 and Passcode: 707322

Peace and Global Witness Offering

May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. II Thessalonians 3:16

At this time, as part of our observance of World Communion Sunday we are receiving our Peace and Global Witness Offering. This offering supports peacemaking efforts in our presbytery and synod as well as across the globe.

We keep a portion of this offering and the Mission Committee has designated our portion to go to the Presbyterian Church of Ikiliwindi in the Cameroon. This is near our own Diale Fomukong’s hometown. It is in the midst of the great conflict and this congregation has had to regularly stay in the forest and bushes because it is not safe in the village. What we are able to give them will help with keeping the building and congregation together in this time. The Rev. Elangwe Samson Namaya, Parish Pastor, shares that they struggle to remain a strong faith community while at the epicenter of the conflict. Please keep them in your prayers as well as supporting this Special Offering.

October Events

October 11

Church Social in the Parking Lot

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Come for a fun filled social gathering with your church family while staying safe!

Bring your own food and drinks along with your lawn chairs. Take this opportunity to tailgate and sit socially-distanced while visiting and catching up on all the latest news. There will be a few corn hole games for those who wish to be active.

October 18

Pet Blessing and Car Wash

2:30- 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, October 18, Pastor Kathy will be offering a Blessing of the Pets for all those family members with fur, feathers and scales! This will happen in the parking lot, socially distanced and with masks.

Also, the Youth Group will be holding a car wash during this time. For a donation, they will wash all the monsoon season dust off your car. Profits will go to the Church Operating Funds.

Join us for this time to see one another and to help benefit the church. Feel free to bring a chair and gather in socially distanced groups and visit if you like.

Rain Date: October 25

Where Has Flat Jesus Been?

Pictures are starting to come in sharing the travels of Flat Jesus! Each week we will share a few. Please send in to share a way that Jesus has been a part of in your life. If you want to print out your copy of Flat Jesus:

By clicking here here here you can print out a color picture of Jesus and click herehere and you will find one you may color yourself! Take a picture of Jesus being a part of your daily living. If you do not have a printer, we have copies at the church. Just drop in and get one!

Once you have taken your picture email it to Pastor Kathy

Nominating Committee News

This year there are 8 positions to fill for Elders and Deacons. The Nominating Committee is working hard to fill all of these positions. We are prayerfully considering members of the church who have the gifts to serve the church in this way. If you have not been contacted by a member of the committee and would like to be considered, please contact anyone on the committee. We all thank you for your prayers and support in this process.

Members include: Hazel Lathrop, Genie Ryan, Virginia Kelley, Bonnie Stoppelman, and Linda Maddux.

Thank you from the Deacons…

Many thanks for all your gifts to the Deacons’ Fund through Dollars for Deacons. This has helped to restore some of our funds so that we can continue to do our ministry on your behalf.

2020 Pandemic Wall Quilt

In response to a great idea “sparked” by Pastor Kathy, a Wall Quilt in which we share our pandemic thoughts is being created. Fabric squares have been created for anyone/everyone to use a marker and add a word(s), phrase, picture; all free hand – no art talent needed. The baggie with materials for you will be in a box at the church Monday, October 5th with return of your creation requested to church by October 23, 2020.

If you need delivery or pickup at your home, please call Sharon Hovey or Elaine Issac.

Scholarships of Grace – Open for Business

A limited edition special!

Tie dye face masks! 100% cotton single layer masks available. $5 minimum donation. Contact Nancy Leffler to purchase.

Our online Tie-Dye store is open for business. Just go to our RRPC website and click on the Tie-Dye Store tab at the top of the home page. There are detailed instructions when you enter the store. Navigating the store is safe and simple! We have a wide variety of tie-dyed items for sale. Remember, Christmas is coming, so please shop early!

Worship Committee

Downsized’ Holiday Decorations

Greetings everyone! The Holiday Season is right around the corner, and the Worship Committee is planning its 2nd Annual Sale of ‘gently used’ Holiday (Christmas) Decor. So, please consider, while we’re quarantined donating your ‘downsized decor’ for our sale! Donations may be dropped off at the Church (see our office hours below) or you may contact Ruth or Betty for a pickup! All proceeds will go to the Church’s general fund. Thank you!

Questions for the Worship Committee?  Contact Ruth Bleich or Betty Gobeille.

Thank You…from Denise

Thank you for your cards, notes, kind words and prayers for the passing of my mom, Roline, in early September. They are very comforting to me and I have re-read them over the past few weeks to keep my spirit uplifted. I thank the Lord for having such a wonderful and loving mom, and fantastic church friends.

Blessings,

Denise Baker

Pray Without Ceasing

Prayer does not mean simply to pour out one’s heart. It means rather to find the way to God and to speak with him, whether the heart is full or empty. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Marjorie Davison fell and broke her knee. She will be homebound for some time.

Curtis Cross’ nephew, Jerry Lee, whose condition has worsened.

Update on Lloyd Downey: A cancerous but not aggressive tumor was found in his colon. Please continue to pray for Lloyd as treatment begins.

Cassie, daughter of Russ and Genevieve Dykehouse who is facing serious inoperable cancer.

Ruthie Mitchell and her family in the passing of her father. Special prayers as this family has also lost Linda, Ruthie’s daughter, Crystal and Ona’s sister.

Special prayers for teachers who are beginning the school year teaching both virtually and in classrooms.

Those affected by the wildfires, hurricanes, and those who fight fires, rescue, and respond with help.

Want to keep your pledge up to date? 

You can send in a check by mail or drop your offering off during the church hours listed below. You can also donate online through our website or make an arrangement with your financial institution to automatically send your gift to the church.

Weekly Witness Update

If you have items you would like to update, add, or delete from our weekly publication, please send an email to Pam by Wednesday evening.