Our mission: Connecting upward, inward and outward.
We are a group of people who share faith in Christ and a love for God. We strive to care for others by following the example of Jesus. We are welcomed by God, just as we are, and we pray that we welcome others in the same way. Come visit us!
We are currently meeting at 10:15am on Sundays.
And, we have Bible Study most Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm
"Light Up the Darkness"
Ongoing Activities at RLC
-Adult Bible School, 9:15am, every Sunday
-Hand and Foot Canasta, 1st Thursday of the month
-Quilt Ladies, 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am
-Senior Night Out, 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30pm
-The Men's Group, 3rd Sunday of each month at a different OKC area Brewery, 3-5pm.
-RLC Council, Last Sunday of the month, 12:30pm (Will be Dec 19 at 12:15pm this time)
-Wed night fellowship and prayer, 6:30pm
-Men's Breakfast: Every even numbered Thurs at 8am, location changes each time.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES COMING UP IN JANUARY
-Jan 20: Men's Group archery activity, 6-8pm
-Jan 23: Next Steps Task Force, 12:15pm
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES COMING UP IN FEBRUARY
-Feb 16: Light Up the Darkness multi-church Epiphany service, 7:00 pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study Resumes Jan 5th
Our Wednesday Bible studies will continue in the New Year on January 5 at 6:30pm. We will gather for food, fellowship, prayer and to discuss what it means to be part of the answer to our Jesus’ prayer, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Christmas Quilt Raffle to Help Quilting Ministry
The Christmas Quilts Raffle and Silent Auction Update
A record $950 was raised, which will be used to support our Quilting Ministry; this money will be used to purchase the fabric for quilts for our 2022 high school graduating seniors, and also for the beautiful quilting stitches on them. Thank You RLC so much for the support of our Ministry. Happy new year.
Why Do You Give Regularly to RLC?
What is your personal story? Once a month, we are inviting a member to share his or her giving story. If you would like to share yours, please contact Pastor Mark.
Each of us supports RLC in different ways. You may be giving money to the church, even tithing 10%. You may be giving your time to help with RLC programs, activities and outreach. And you may be sharing your talents and expertise...It is all so appreciated.
When money gets tight, there are times when you may choose to give less for awhile. But "not giving" can become a habit, too. Giving is a conscience decision. We hope you will consider your monthly giving to RLC and consider increasing it. Even $5 more a week makes a difference.
Why are we asking members to share their stories? Our giving is down for several reasons: some of our older members have passed away, others have retired and have lower incomes. People move away and find a new church home. There are changes in personal financial situations. Illness can have an impact. It all adds up.
If we all help, we can meet our budget, support the church and open up new ways for God to bless our lives.
Several Giving Options
Don't want to give online? You can also drop your offering off at church Monday-Friday from 9-Noon, mail it in, or set up RLC as a payee on your bank bill payment service.
Thank you for supporting our church, our youth and our community outreach.
Connecting to Facebook Live
Just click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/rlcofficial/live/
Once there, watch for the "Live" message and click on it. Once on, you can click on the visual and you will also see the Comments section, where you can communicate with others and share prayer requests. You can also go back to view services you missed.
How to Connect to a Zoom Meeting:
Click on this RLC meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4637039774?pwd=VTNlSEJpR2svV2IvdXA4d3lyWVpRQT09
This link will take you directly to the RLC meeting.
-You will be asked to enter a password: RLC.
-Then, you can choose to connect via video, if you would like.
-Then, select audio so you can hear and be heard.
For further help, please go to our special section.
Next Steps Task Force Will Meet Again January 23
Next Steps Task Force: Lunch and Meeting Sunday, January 23 at 12:15
Stick around after worship on January 23 for food, fellowship and talk about where we are headed as a congregation. What are we doing well? What needs to be stopped? What needs to be started? What needs to be done differently? We want input from the whole congregation, not just the Council. Maybe you have an idea God has given you that is just crazy enough to work? Don’t keep that idea to yourself!
Would You Like to Serve on the Care Team?
RLC is planning to bring back our Care Team in January. We are looking for people who are interested in reaching out to people whose lives could be brightened by a card, a phone call or a visit. If you have a heart for helping, please contact Pastor Mark.
Epiphany Focus for 2022
Being Light in the Darkness and Warmth in the Cold
The season of Epiphany, starting on January 6 and going until Mach 1, is a time where we focus on the light of Jesus shining into the darkness of the world. To go along with this theme, we will be seeking tangible ways we can bring light into the darkness and heat into the cold our neighbors are experiencing this winter. Here are some ways you can participate:
--Donate money which will go to help with electric or gas bills for those in need in our community. If you know of someone who would be blessed by having help with their bills, let Pastor Mark or Byrona know.
--Donate batteries, flashlights, hand warmers and other items which can help homeless people have light and warmth.
--Join others from Resurrection and other local churches as we join together for an outdoor Epiphany worship service on the evening of Feb 16, where we will gather in a local park or in a church parking lot for worship, prayer and fellowship. We hope to have several other Yukon churches joining us in this project as we bring light and warmth to our community.
More details on our separate page, Light Up the Darkness.
Going through the Vowels
Collecting Change for ELCA Youth Gathering
Message from our youth: Please help us get to the ELCA Youth Gathering 2022, in Minneapolis MN. There is a gas can in the large fellowship hall. We are asking people to put their change from each week into the gas can to help cover our travel to the Gathering. Thank you!
Would You Like to Help with a Service?
We are looking for youth through adults to help out with lighting and extinguishing candles and for help holding the tray for communion. If you can help and would like to be put on the schedule, please contact Lori B.
Do You Have Music or a Testimony to Share?
We are trying to involve more people in worship leadership. If you feel God calling you to share music or your testimony as part of an upcoming service, please talk with Pastor Mark. Thanks!
An RLC Memorial for CW West
The RLC Council has voted to purchase an electronic sign for the church in honor of CW West, who gave so much of his time, talents and heart to our church. The project he talked about often in the last year of his life was this sign. There will be a name plate on the sign in recognition of his contributions.
If you would like to contribute to his memorial, there is a separate category on our online giving form. You can also send a check with "CW Memoria" in the notation line.
Be a Part of Handbells
RLC is going places. We're building a new church. We invite you to add a little extra to your normal giving and designate it for the new church. And please volunteer to help on a committee as we move forward with our vision for the future! Learn more: http://www.rlcok.org/vision-for-the-future.html
You are Welcome Here!
We are seniors, young parents, teens, children, married, and single. We are from different places and different religious backgrounds. We come together to worship, to help and support one another and to serve our community.
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