RCLPC in Ministry This Week
Sunday, July 23 - Saturday, July 29


9:00 - 11:00Vacation Bible School

10:00Fellowship in the Courtyard

10:00Welcome to RCLPC (Pastor's office)


3:00Dinner Theater Performance
Tuesday10:00Book Discussion Group (Lounge)

7:00Dinner Theater Rehearsal
Thursday10:00Women's Bible Study

7:00Band practice

7:00Dinner Theater Rehearsal
Friday7:00Dinner Theater Performance
Saturday7:00Dinner Theater Performance

Slides for Announcements

Please remember these people in your prayers

for healing and recovery of ongoing health concerns:
Leanna and Ron Miller's son-in-law, John; David Theobald's father, Tom; David Theobald's brother, Tom Jr.; David and Cindy Theobald's friend, Sandy Ferrer; Micky Woodruff; Ed Waters; Jan Brandt; Dave Steele's cousin, Rick and his wife Chris; Karl Dencker; Barb Turley; Cheryl Brinks; Bill Morefield; Marge Stewart's son, Thomas; Ann Poremba; Cindy Borre's son, John; Ann Poremba's friend, Barb; Ken Miller; Cindy Borre's friend, Janet Smith & Joan Larkin (Janet's mother); John Fankhauser; Olivia Harrison's granddaughter, Abby; Glenn Bereiter; Carol Hoefer's mother, Edith; Jim Iddings; Jac Kelewae's brother, Gene

for families dealing with difficult life choices:
immigrant detainees and their families

for our troops:
all of our troops and their families

for our friends in Egypt:
Rev. Gendi and Samiha; El Saray Church; Fairhaven School; Rev. Hani Jack and family; Christians and Muslims in community together

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You! (THIS WEEKEND in the Fellowship Hall!)
Buy your tickets NOW and support Living Waters for the World! Don't miss this opportunity to see this fabulous production brought to you from Elgin by the Encore Theatre Company. It got rave reviews from the NW Herald when it was performed earlier this year in Elgin. Here is a sample on Facebook of their wonderful performance!

For more info, you may go to our website or to order tickets you can go here (or you can drop off cash or check at the church office). Fr/Sat. night dinner-theatre: A= $35, S/S- $30; Sunday aft. dessert-matinee: A- $25, S/S- $20.

Thank you so much for making the first weekend of our Eat, Play, Give! 2017 such a sell-out success with On Golden Pond! (Don't forget to look forward to Blithe Spirit from Aug 4-6.)

RCLPC Garden Planning Meeting
Any interested members are invited to join Nancy Vazzano for a RCLPC Garden planning meeting at 10:00 in the Lounge on Sunday August 13th.

Pentecost Season
We all know that Lent and Advent are "seasons of the church." Well did you know that Pentecost is a season as well? Church practice and tradition reminds us that we do not just celebrate the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, but celebrate that having "come down in tongues of fire and as a rushing wind," the Spirit remains active. To help us all keep that in mind, and make it a living part of our faith, our Sanctuary will remain decorated for several more weeks, with the wonderful and colorful signs and symbols provided by our excellent Worship Enhancement Team. May the Spirit always be with you. Amen.

Reduce, Reuse, Less Recyclables
To help us be more responsible stewards of our paper usage and to cut down on our recycling, hard copies of the bulletin inserts will no longer be printed for each worship bulletin. For visitors and those of you who would prefer to have a printed insert in hand, a handful of printed announcements will be made available on the tables outside the entrances to the sanctuary. Feel free to take one with you, or please leave behind to share after you have read them. Announcements can also be found here on-line, in the weekly email, and on the monitor inside the Connecting Link.

New Opportunity Offered to RCLPC Community! Battery Recycling
Bring your alkaline batteries and rechargeable batteries to church for recycling. The white Battery Recycling bucket is located in the center stairwell. The batteries will be taken to local recycling locations.

10 AM Sunday Education Offering...
There is no adult ed class this Sunday--July 23. Join us in the courtyard for coffee and cookies at 10AM for fellowship hour.

Monarchs & Music - Sunday, July 23rd from 12:30-8pm
Migrate to the Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach for the afternoon to learn all about Monarchs and how YOU can help them in your own backyard. A FREE Monarch extravaganza with butterfly and plant information, face painting, science and art activities for kids, a big migration route map, information on how Mexico, Canada, and USA are collaborating, and more! Come out and join the fun! In addition, 6 local community bands will be performing from 12:30 to 7:45pm at the CL Main Beach Bandstand. Rain date is same time, same place on Sunday, July 30th.

Office for Mission and Spiritual Care
The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, and the Lake County Opioid Initiative present

Opioid and Heroin Addiction: A Call to Action
When: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Conference Rooms A, B, & C, 450 W. HWY 22, Barrington

Programming will contain panels that will include federal, state and county officials who are at the frontlines of developing policy to address the opioid and heroin crisis we are facing.

Sunday School News
Sunday school will resume in the fall. Stay tuned for information to follow about the exciting programs that will be offered in the fall.

Save the Dates
August 13 - Blessing of the Backpacks
September 10 - Kick-Off Sunday
September 24 - Confirmation Sunday

Soaring Through Summer with Bible Super Heroes
July 9th - August 20th, 9 - 11 AM for Pre-K to 5th grade

This year instead of one week of Vacation Bible School we are trying out a program on Sunday mornings. The kids will have a chance to soar at Hero Central. They will get to enjoy learning about Bible heroes, learning new songs, playing energizing games, taking on hero missions, experimenting with science and eating super hero snacks. There is no cost for this program.

Last week our heroes learned about Samuel anointing David and the fact that God looks at more than just the outside of a person. They also met our sidekick Flame, learned our Hero Central motto, "Do good! Seek peace and go after it!" Psalm 34:14b, as well as the first part of our Hero Code: God's Heroes Have Heart! This week we are going to see what we can learn from the story of Abigail saves the day.

Fellowship/Social Hour has a New Summer Location
While Fellowship Hall is being staged for our wonderful summer theater productions, the deacons would like to encourage you to make your way out to the courtyard to enjoy coffee, cookies and socializing on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Weather permitting, what a lovely environment in which to catch up with old friends and welcome new members and visitors!

Do You Like Coffee and Cookies?
The Sunday morning fellowship hour needs volunteers to make coffee and provide snacks on an occasional basis. If you can help one Sunday this summer, please add your name to the sign-up sheet near the coffee station. Directions will be sent to you the week before your date to host. Questions? Call or e-mail Cindy Harvey. Thanks!!

Take Us out to the Ballpark - Join us for some Family Fun at a Kane County Cougar's Game
At Northwestern Medicine Ballpark in Geneva, Illinois!
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Cougars versus Burlington Bees
Gates Open at 3:30 PM ~ Game time at 6:30 PM

The Men's group invites you to join your friends for some fun and baseball!

  • Come early to enjoy a pre-game concert at 4:45 in the Concert Garden. The first 1500 fans to arrive at stadium will receive a free cap!
  • Kids can enjoy the Kid Zone!
  • Tickets are $22 each and include a $10 Ozzie Dollars coupon to spend at the ballpark on food or drinks
  • Enjoy the ballgame from the comfort of a Box Seat right behind home plate.
  • Stick around post-game to see the Jesse White Tumblers, a fabulous Fireworks Show, and even Run the Bases!
Tickets are limited, contact Mike Harvey soon to reserve your seats or sign up on the bulletin board in the lounge.

Coffee, Flower Dedication Sign-up Sheets
Please take a look at the Fellowship hour coffee sign-up sheet near the coffee station in Fellowship Hall. Your chance to make lots of people very happy on Sunday mornings! Also, the flower dedication sheet is hanging in the window of the staff office. Sign up now to dedicate blooms in honor, memory or in celebration of a special person, date or ... just because! Flowers may be then taken home after the last Sunday service, or will be brought to someone on our prayer list.

Compassion for Campers
Thank you, from the bottom of many hearts, for your generosity and hospitality offered to our neighbors who are homeless. RCLPC cooks, donors of needed items, and servers all helped to bring a bountiful lunch and provide a re-stocked supply of necessities for those present. We heard many comments like "this is delicious!", "you folks are awesome", and "just what I needed". While we are glad to have helped in this way, we continue to pray and work for the day when all have a place to call home. ~ Mission Team

Tickets on Sale Now for RCLPC Theater!
Purchase your tickets now and get the best tables available for three great shows: On Golden Pond, Forever Plaid and Blithe Spirit. Pricing details are available in the Gathering Place, office and on our website: rclpctheater.com.

On Golden Pond: July 28-30
Blithe Spirit: Aug 4-6

Check Out the Fair Trade Cart
In addition to coffee and tea, new arrivals to the fair trade cart are chocolate mint crunch bars and mango and pineapple cashew bars. Thanks for supporting fair trade as a way to affect positive change for farmers in the Global South with our purchases.

Palestinian Olive Oil
We have 750 ml bottles for $20 and 500 ml bottles for $15. Try it with Za'atar (thyme herb mix). Za'atar is $5 a package. Enjoy the delicious taste and the pleasure of helping Palestinian farmers. Look for it in Fellowship Hall near the Fair Trade coffee cart.

Scrip Card Orders...
If you would like to order Scrip cards and help raise funds for our PADS lunches, our next order deadlines are (NO ORDERS IN JULY!)... Sunday, August 20th, Sunday, Sept. 17th, Sunday, Oct. 15th. If you have any questions please contact Nancy Blakely. Thank you for supporting PADS lunches!

RCLPC Living Waters for the World
Check the RCLPC Living Waters Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rclpclww/ for daily prayer requests and photos. If you "like" the page, you will receive the posts. The RCLPC blog at https://rclpc.wordpress.com/category/rclpc-in-mission/ has daily updates on the health and hygiene education and installation work that was done in Jerez.

Food Pantry Work Schedule 2017
Please mark your calendars: These are all Wednesdays
July 26, August 16, Sept 20, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27

Calling Cards
A way to share the good news about what's going on at RCLPC are Calling Cards listing church contact information and a sampling of our missions. These cards are available for the congregation. Look for them in holders around the church. Please take a few and hand them out whenever you find an opportunity. ~ Mission Team

Mission Partners
QR code to mission site You will find a directory of Mission Partners in the pew racks. It offers a central place to read about RCLPC's missions and their role in our common life. The directory introduces you to the many ways "we go in grace... to serve God's people in every place life leads us." A digital version of this booklet, including links to our partners' websites, can be found here on our church website - just click on the "Mission Partners" button, or you can scan the QR Code here to view at your convenience. ~ Mission Outreach Ministry

I Gave On-Line
Notice the giving cards in the pew racks? The cards describe the different ways you can give online to RCLPC. They also act as a tangible item to place in the offering plate for those who elect to give online. If you make financial gifts directly to RCLPC by check or cash, you are encouraged to continue. But if online giving is more convenient, please note that you can set up online banking, or go through the church website at www.rclpc.org, or use the QR code. Whichever you choose, please be sure to include your RCLPC contributor number with every gift.

QR Code for On-line giving

On-Line Giving RCLPC now offers an on-line giving opportunity.
Scan the QR Code to take you to our web page to donate on-line at your convenience.
Please use your contributor number in the note box.

Guide to Giving at RCLPC
At Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church (RCLPC), we live in a circle of generosity. Whether it's serving, leading, sharing in fellowship, or placing financial gifts in the offering plate, the evidence is all around us. Time, talents, financial resources all given freely in response to God's gift of grace. Because a new avenue is available for giving to meet financial needs, the variety of ways to give to the General Fund are listed here:

  • Personal checks/cash directly to RCLPC
  • Online banking (billpay) - Your bank sends a check drawn from your funds.
  • Online giving through church website at www.rclpc.org - Click on "Giving to RCLPC" to be directed to the General Fund through our partnership with Presbyterian Mission Exchange.
  • QR code - Readable barcode directs givers to RCLPC's General Fund through Presbyterian Mission Exchange

Using Presbyterian Mission Exchange:

  • A receipt, which you need to keep for tax purposes, will be emailed to you directly by the Exchange. When giving online, direct transfer is preferred.

If you are interested in giving online, look for a how-to handout on the ushers' tables. Contact the church office if you need more information. Whatever way you choose to give, please include your RCLPC contributor number. It serves as your account number. Let's continue the journey in RCLPC's circle of generosity. You are invited to give as you are able. Stewardship and Finance Teams

There are new hearing assistant devices and large print bulletins available to those who may need them. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Outside the double doors and down at the bottom of the stairs from the sanctuary, there are some beanie babies for children to take in with them to worship. There are also some clipboards with coloring pages and crayons attached. We hope that the beanie babies and clipboards will help your children be excited about coming to worship.

Prayer chain requests are now being done through the office. Please call the office at 815-459-1132 or email the request to office@rclpc.org. Please specify whether the request is confidential or can be shared with the congregation.

picture of the churchMany announcements and sign-up opportunities can be found in the Connecting Link, the hallway inside the front glass doors leading to the Fellowship Hall. It serves to connect you with resources and opportunities. Check out the Connecting Link!.

The Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church
8505 Church Street in Ridgefield
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
office@rclpc.org ~ 815.459.1132 ~ www.rclpc.org

Church Office Hours are 9am - 1pm; Monday - Friday