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
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
-Wed night fellowship and prayer, 6:30pm (no mtg on Nov 17)
-Men's Breakfast: Every even numbered Thurs at 8am, location changes each time.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES COMING UP IN NOVEMBER
Pumpkin Patch continues thru Nov 7
-Nov 4: Men's Breakfast at Mae's Diner on Main St, Yukon
-Nov 7: Annual Meeting, 11:30am
-Nov 9: Something Brewing at the Francel's, 6pm
-Nov 14: Thanksgiving Mystery Dinner, 12pm
-Nov 21: Youth Night for 7-12th grade, 4-5pm
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES COMING UP IN DECEMBER
-Dec 1: Lenten service, 6:30pm
-Dec 2: Men's Breakfast is at Jimmy's Egg in Yukon, 8am
-Dec 9: Last day for Angel Tree gifts
-Dec 11: Living Nativity, 6pm
-Dec 12: Living Nativity, 4pm
-Dec 18: Making Christmas goodies for shut-ins, ornaments and then Christmas caroling
-Dec 21: Youth Christmas Party, 6:30pm
RLC Mystery Theater Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov 14
This Who Done It Event was a great success as participants to worked to solve the mystery: @ho Stole The Thanksgiving Turkey? See photos Here!
Synod Thanksgiving Service, Nov 23
The Synod Thanksgiving Service will be at Lord of Life in Edmond on Tues, Nov 23 at 7pm
Gather in person or virtually with other Lutherans from the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod to celebrate Thanksgiving. The service is at Lord of Life in Edmond (15400 N Western Ave). It can be accessed on Facebook on the Synod Page.
If you go, masks are required during worship, but not required while you are eating pie after the service. If you watch online, you are invited to have communion supplies ready if you would like to join for communion. Here is a link - https://fb.me/e/4pbKa5QRr
Christmas Quilt Raffle to Help Quilting Ministry
The Christmas Quilts Are Here!!! 📯🔔 The Christmas Quilts Are Here!! 📯🔔
It's that time of year again for the Quilting Ministry Christmas Quilt Raffle. Tickets are $1.00 for each entry or $5 for six entries. The Raffle Quilt is about 84" X 96" or a large double/small queen. It has a Christmas Theme this year of Christmas Garland with a Tree. If you go to church in person, be sure and also look at the beautiful quilting stitches on the back of the quilt.
The drawing for the Raffle Quilt will be conducted in between Christmas Eve Services as usual.
What a wonderful way to end the Christmas holidays and make the receiver of these quilts very happy. All funds/donations made will be used to support our Quilting Ministry; we will purchase the fabric for quilts for our 2022 high school graduating seniors, and also for the beautiful quilting stitches on them.
A Way for Online Worshippers to Participate in Quilt Raffle!
If you worship online and would like to participate in the quilt raffle, you can purchase tickets using RLC's PayPal, Select “Other” and say "Quilt Raffle" and # of tickets you are purchasing, (i.e., Quilt raffle-12 tickets). All online raffle tickets must be purchased by Dec 22. If you win the quilt in the drawing, and want us to ship it to you, we will need your address.
Thank You RLC so much for the support of our Ministry. Merry Christmas.
Something New: A Smaller Silent Raffle Lap Quilt
BUT.... we also have an additional quilt to make your Christmas even more merry and bright - Santa's little sewing machines have been very busy! This second smaller lap size quilt of about 66" X 78" is being displayed as a SILENT AUCTION QUILT.
Very simple rules here!! An auction sheet will be displayed next to the lap-size quilt to make your bid. (Don't tell the quilt it's small or else it's feelings will be hurt!) Please record the TIME & DATE you made the bid and also leave your NAME & phone number so we will know who made the bid and of course the latest $$BID$$ for the lap-size quilt.
The announcement of the winner of the Silent Auction Quilt will be made in between Christmas Eve Services.
Lenten Services on Wed Nights at 6:30pm
Lenten services will be held each Wednesday, beginning Dec 1, 2021. Come join us.
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.
Packages to Bless College Students and Military Members
School has been back in session for a couple of months now and we would like to bless our college students with a care package. We also have some young adults serving in the military and would like to bless them as well.
We are asking for donations of items to go into the care packages, along with hand written notes of encouragement and support.
Ideas include snacks, small tissue packets, hand sanitizer, drink mixes, pens, pencils and highlighters, cookies, etc. There is a drop-off box in the lobby. Or you can provide money to help buy items for the packets, if that works better for you.
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.
Bedlam Food Drive is Complete
RLC may not have won the Lutheran Church challenge, but the real winners are people in our community who need food this holiday season. Between the Bedlam food drive and Trick or Treat for Manna Pantry, we were able to contribute many bags of food. See Community SeCommunity Servicervice for photos.
Angel Tree Gifts Brighten Christmas
Thanks for helping make a kid’s Christmas grand by taking an “angel/wish list” All the angels have been taken! Just a few reminders about sponsoring a child:
-Please don’t wrap the gifts you purchase for your “angel.”
-Please bundle all the child’s gifts together in a bag.
-Label the bundle with a copy of the “angel wish list.”
-Please return the gifts to RLC by December 9.
If you have any questions please contact Lori B.
Santa's Toy Shoppe Donations
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy families in Canadian County. The toys should be for children ages 0-15. The deadline for drop-offs is Dec 10.
For more info go to this link - https://www.facebook.com/santastoyshoppeeasterncanadiancounty
Girl Scouts Collections
Also, Jennie Cox announced at church that her Girl Scout troop is collecting used children's coats, especially for toddlers. Families are having problems finding warm clothes for toddlers, so new and used toddlers' cloths are needed.
Living Nativity: You Can Be a Part
RLC's Living Nativity will be on Dec 11, at 6pm and Dec 12, at 4pm.
If you and or your family would like to play a part, please contact Lori B or Byrona. There are no speaking parts/ families act our the scene.
The scenes are
Scene 1) Cesar Augustus ordering the census
Scene 2) Mary & Joseph traveling to Bethlehem
Scene 3) Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the manger
Scene 4) The Angel appearing to the Shepherds.
Scene 5) The Wiseman traveling/Arrive at the house to find Mary and Baby Jesus.
Scene 6) Escape to Egypt
We also are in need of people to hand out the maps and QR Codes, people to hand out refreshments and people to help with games.
Sign up for a Poinsettia
There is a sign-up sheet if you would like to order a poinsettia to decorate the church and then take home on Christmas Eve.
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!
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"l in the notation line.
10:15 am Sunday Worship is Both In-person and Online
We are worshiping in the church on Sundays and streaming worship services at 10:15am via Facebook Live.
Next Steps from Pastor Mark
We have been starting to move into more live music, coming up front for communion and having times of food fellowship. We are prayerfully moving forward into this time of fuller ministry, but continue to need prayer and discernment for what needs to come next.
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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