July 04, 2019
Dear brothers and sisters of St. Christopher’s,
May the peace of Christ be with you!
RHC Community Fun Day
This Saturday, July 6, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, will be our Community Fun Day at RHC. We will be selling snacks and also a huge garage sale. Funds raised will go to Richmond Hill Food Bank to help the needy and poor. Please contact Stephen Ho for details. We will collect food for the food bank. Please bring along non-perishable food items.
Yours truly in Christ,
Philip Der+ (The Rev. Canon)
Sun. April 14 Palm Sunday – Due to rain and cold weather, the English congregation will gather in the Sunday School classrooms foyer for the liturgy of the Palm. The procession will enter with palms in hand, in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Thurs. April 18 Washing of Feet – At the Last Supper, Jesus set an example for us by washing the disciples’ feet and taught us to be servants. On Maundy Thursday, 7:30 pm at NYC, we will have Washing of Feet ceremony. If you like the priest to wash your feet, please sign on the board. (On that night, there will also be Striping of the Altar, signifying our Lord’s humiliation and suffering.) Mrs. Tracy Wong will be the preacher.
Fri. April 19 Good Friday – We will have meditative service at 11 a.m. at RHC (English & Chinese).
God of infinite mercy, we pray for the victims of the Christchurch attacks.
Remember them according to the favour you bear for your people.
Comfort those who mourn and give strength to the injured.
Deliver those whose hearts are hardened by hatred.
Grant to us all your understanding, and your persevering love, for your mercy’s sake. Amen.
a.Richmond Hill iPad Cafe Class for beginners will start on June 21 for four lessons on Thursdays. Time: 9:45 – 11:15 a.m., fee: $20 per person, parishioner $16. Enrolment please call church office (905) 918 2205 or email info [at] stchris [dot] ca
b.Health talk will be held on Thursday, June 21, 11:30am to 12:30 pm on General Liver Health concerns and common disease.
c.We will visit Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton West, on Thursday, June 28. Please gather at RHC at 9:20 am, return at 2:30 pm. Carpool at $8/person. Please bring your own lunch. Please contact Eric Chiu or Rosettie Lam if you are interested.
d.Michael Lam will give a talk on Chinese literature on Thursday, July 5, at 11:30 am.
We have launched the Nurturing Credit System, with the purpose to encourage parishioners’ spiritual growth and practice Christian living. We encourage everyone to get 10 credits before June 2015, and our goal is to achieve 500 credits church wide. There are many things we can do to grow spiritually and practice Christian living. For example, attending Sunday School, reading devotional books or material, audio and visual CDs or DVDs, or even caring by making phone calls and visits. All parishioners are encouraged to sign your name or colour the paper doll and put it on the poster.