Click link below on our website’s home page each week.
Either click here or go to https://rioranchopresbyterianchurch.org/ anytime to view this week’s Sunday worship. (Entire link, spelled out, is at the end of this email.) Once you land on the page, please scroll below changing photos at the top. There are separate links for both this week’s and previous weeks.
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper Next Sunday
Session has decided that our next celebration of the Lord’s Supper will be Sunday, June 7 at 11 am via Zoom teleconferencing. Next week we will put the link for this here. Please know that if you do not have Internet, you can call in to the gathering using the phone numbers provided below. We have had people do this for previous meetings, and it has worked well.
If you would like to attend, please contact Pastor Kathy.
It’s Time to Register for Online Vacation Bible School!
When: Sundays, June 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM MDT through Sunday, July 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM MDT
“Jesus Is Coming” is the theme of this FREE, original VBS done in a new way – online – for families of children pre-K through 5th grade.
Each week for 5 weeks starting June 21 and ending July 20, you will have a video link guiding you through Music, a Bible story, Craft, Science Experience, and a Challenge for the Week. It will be available each Sunday of VBS starting at 3:00pm.
You may go at your own pace at a time convenient to you. And we would love it if you would share photos of your VBS experience.
Anytime throughout the five-week period, parents will also be able to bring peanut butter, jelly, and individually-wrapped bar soap as a VBS Mission Project for Storehouse West. You can do this when you pick up your VBS weekly packets from Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church each Sunday from 3:00-4:00pm or Monday from 9:30-10:30am.
Pentecost is Tomorrow!
We celebrate this holiday every year for two reasons: the beginnings of the Christian church and RRPC’s chartering in 1986. In 2020, here’s another reason…
Pentecost Montage of Our Church Family
Click here to view. (Entire link, spelled out, is at the end of this email). Or to get to it manually, the link is on the far right side of the home page you land on, under the search bar
See and hear our new organ…online!
Chuck Roth’s and Nancy Leffler’s musical slide show is now available. It brings another dimension to the new organ than you have been able to experience through our online services but not in person. A special highlight is how the talented Chuck and Craig Kelley installed new speakers for the organ. Go to our website and click on the video on the Music page to learn more about it! (To find it on our site, hover over the Worship tab, click on the Music drop-down, and scroll below the header photos. Link spelled out at the end of email.)
Update on Masks for Navajo Nation at Chinle
We have sent 30 masks, 8 pillowcases, 11 small quilted blankets and 1 tablecloth to Chinle, Arizona. Many thanks to those who made this gift possible!
Another Masks Donation Opportunity
UNM Hospital is now accepting homemade masks donations to wear while at the hospital and afterwards for visitors and patients. If you know of anyone willing to donate homemade masks please have them email or call (505) 272-0967. For anyone needing mask-making instructions, please click here.
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
On May 27, 2020 we passed a tragic milestone in the history of our nation – the loss of 100,000 Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic – the U.S. Conference of Mayors is partnering with a wide range of national religious organizations in a call for a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance/National Day of Mourning and Lament to both grieve and honor those who have fallen victim to the deadly coronavirus. With the rapid spread of the virus, the scope of its impact, and its mitigation through “social distancing,” we have not been given the time or space to mourn, lament, and remember those whose lives have been taken.
Joining with faith leaders and mayors throughout the nation, on Monday, June 1, at 12:00 Noon local we are called to a time to pause, reflect, pray, mourn and honor all those we have lost in cities throughout the nation and, looking forward, to focus on repairing the injustices the pandemic has so painfully revealed.
Remembering Our Call as the Body of Christ
As the news this week reminds us of how much work we have to do to combat racism, and as we reflect on what it means to be the Church, born of the Holy Spirit, may we take to heart these words, as we form a prayer for the church from each line. This comes from “A Brief Statement of Faith” from the confessions of our Presbyterian denomination:
In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives,
even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen