RLC Events and Activities
Completing the Revitalization of Our Church Building, April 2023
Just in time for Easter, we completed the exterior of our building. It was a major effort and many people helped, but special recognition goes to the impetus behind the changes, Katherine Dawson. And the support provided by RLC Council President, Stephen Tharp. More details available here.
Movie Night, Feb 2023
RLC Living Nativity, Dec 18, 2022
RLC hosted a Living Nativity with live animals on Sun, Dec 18. The Living Nativity was at 6pm and 7:30pm.
This event also included a petting zoo, two live camels, sheep, goats, and a donkey. There was also refreshments, games and photo opportunities in between. A big thanks to all the RLC folks who participated and those who helped behind the scene.
Living Nativity Video via FaceBook
A Caroling We Did Go, Dec 2022
On Dec 11, a group gathered together to go Christmas caroling. They helped make Christmas cards and then went caroling at nursing homes and to some of our shut-in members.
Our New Digital Sign Blessing & Unveiling, Sept 11, 2022
Our digital sign was unveiled on Sept 11 and is now promoting RLC programs and activities.
Some Benefits of Our New Sign
Eye catching messages that will attract the attention of people walking and driving by.
-A more effective and efficient way to promote RLC worship services, special programs, upcoming activities, special announcements and more.
-The ability to promote multiple messages on the same sign.
-The ability to update messages remotely which is especially helpful in inclement weather, when there are last minute changes, etc.
-Enhance out ability to communicate with younger members of the community who pay more attention to colorful, moving digital messaging.
The Old RLC Sign Comes Down, Sept 2022
At the July RLC Council Meeting, the Council voted to move forward on a new digital sign for the church. The old sign served us well for many years, but it had gotten tired looking and it was hard to change the messages.
IA digital sign had been under discussion for over a year, and research has been conducted a couple of times, but following a well thought out PowerPoint presentation covering the latest option, the Council voted unanimously to move forward. Council President Stephen Tharp and Council Member Katherine Dawson have been instrumental in researching options for the project.
Christmas Caroling Dec 2021
Thanksgiving Mystery Dinner: Who Stole the Turkey? Nov 2021
RLC Carnival, Sept 26, 2021
We had a good turnout for the RLC Carnival on Sept 26th. It was great fun for the entire family, with games and prizes.
The cost included all of the activities except for the pie in the face and refreshments. All proceeds from this event went to our Youth Programs.
Spring Clean Up 2021
Two new juniper trees were planted in the front of the church to replace one that died and one that had not fared well after the ice storm. Garden beds are all cleaned out and ready for spring planting when weather allows. Thank you Katherine for spearheading this project.
Unloading the Pumpkins, 2020
RLC Table and Giveaway of Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Yukon Chocolate Festival, Feb 2020
Christmas Eve Services
Making Christmas Cards, Packing up Cookies and More, Dec 7
Trunk or Treat, Oct 23, 2019
Czech Festival Booth, Oct 2019
Blessing RLC First Responders
Oklahoma City Lutheran Churches Provide New Bedding for Oaks Indian Mission Students
The Oklahoma City Women of the ELCA provided new quilts, and bedding for 40 students and 2 cabin leaders for the Oaks Indian Mission for the beginning of their school year in mid-August.
In a combined effort of several churches, 40 oversized twin quilts, 60 twin sheet sets, 2 queen quilts, 2 queen sheet sets, and 44 pillows were collected. Members of Ascension Lutheran delivered the bedding on August 16.
Ascension Lutheran for many quilts and sheet sets
Covenant Lutheran Oklahoma City Churches for queen sheet sets
Lord of Life Lutheran for sheet sets
Our Lord Lutheran for a quilt and sheet sets
Redeemer Lutheran for sheet sets
Resurrection Lutheran for sheet sets
St. Mark Lutheran for pillows
St. Paul Lutheran for quilts
A special thanks to Sophia Carr of Ascension Lutheran for leading and coordinating this effort.
4th of July Celebration
We gathered for ice cream sundaes and then some RLC members went to the park to hand out flags. A good time was had by all.
RLC Hosted a Table at the Yukon Chocolate Festival, Feb 2019
Handing out free homemade fudge at the Yukon Chocolate Festival is a lots of fun and a great way to be visible in the community. Penny and Larie are having a great time. Thank you, Justin, for heading up the fudge project and thanks to his helpers. Thank you to Larie for the banner and decorations, and a big thanks to those who helped hand out fudge as well.
Souper Bowl Sunday Results
Non–perishable food items:
New England Patriots: 80
Money collected for the Manna Pantry & ELCA World Hunger:
LA Rams $274.00
New England Patriots $178.15
The winner for the RLC Souper Bowl the LA Rams!
A very big thank you to all who participated!!
Paint and Palette Fun, Dec 2018
Pumpkin Patch: Unloading the Pumpkins
Welcome Back to Pastor Mark and Family, Sept 2018
Pastor Mark and family returned from a wonderful sabbatical in Europe. They were greeted with a special breakfast and an amazing donut display.
Congrats to Our Confirmands and a Big Send-off for Pastor Mark
Happy 6th Anniversary Pastor Mark, Feb 2018
Souper Bowl Sunday, Helping Our Community, Feb 2018
2022 Christmas is Near: All Four Banners are Hung
Presentation of Quilt to Peter Cox, Sept 25, 2022
Peter Cox graduated from Southern Nazarene University earlier this year and he retired from the Air Force. The RLC Quilters presented him with his own special quilt on Sept 25. Congratulations to Peter and thank you for your service.
We now Have a Book Sharing Box (Focus on Youth Books) and a Food Box at RLC to Serve Community
Youth Christmas at the Park, 2021
Pumpkin Patch: Thanks to All Who Helped Unload and Set it Up
Eagle Scout Project Benefits RLC: Food Sharing Box
Children's Christmas Program Warmed Our Hearts, 2020
Santa Stopped by to Thank Our RLC Staff for a Job Well Done, Dec 2020
Singing Christmas Carols and Making Music at Ranchwood, Dec 7
Paint and Pallet Fun, Oct 20, 2019
Hand Carved Olive Wood from Bethlehem Christians, Feb 2019
Youth Backpack Give Away and Lunch, Aug 2018
Thanks to all of you who helped RLC with the backpack/school supplies giveaway to kids in our communities who need a little extra help with back-to-school expenses. You are a blessing!
RLC Table at Yukon Chocolate Festival, Feb 2018
Eagle Scout Project Benefits RLC: A Way to Feed the Hungry!
2017 Was a Very Good Year!
RLC Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Christmas Caroling at Senior Centers
Sanctuary Clean-up In Preparation for Updates, Dec 3, 2017
Making Christmas Ornaments, Dec 3, 2017
Annual RLC Thanksgiving Dinner
Caffey Baby Shower Oct 29, 2017
The congregation came out to celebrate Sarah and Austin Caffey's baby (Harper Grace is due in January), showering the couple with many gifts. The group had a great time and a lovely brunch was served. Several of the younger girls enjoyed helping the Caffeys open the gifts.
Annual Meeting Potluck a Big Success
Back to School Activities: Blessing of the Backpacks, Introducing Sunday School Teachers and Our Resurrection Kids Teachers
Hand and Foot Canasta Group Has a Great Time, July 2017
A group of RLC members and friends meet the first Thursday of the month at RLC for a rousing game, snacks and socializing. They always welcome players.
Bishop Michael Girlinghouse Preached at RLC in June
Our Graduating Seniors Receive their Quilts
Getting Ready for Vacation Bible School is Great Fun
Youth Lead Service on Feb 5, 2015
Our youth participated in all parts of our combined Sunday service—from the readings and songs, to special music, communion and even the sermon.
It was an inspiration to all who attended.
Thanks to all who helped our young people prepare.
Looking Back at 2016
Christmas Caroling at the Senior Center
Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange Was a Time of Sharing and Laughs
On Friday, Dec 16th, we had a church-wide potluck dinner, pictures with Santa and a gift exchange for the adults who wanted to participate. It was lots of fun.
Where Did RLC Pumpkins Pop Up?
RLC pumpkins showed up in the strangest and not-so-strange places.
RLC Chili Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off Winners for 2016
Dear Santa... I have been so good.
What a Great Family Time on December 4th
On Sunday, December 4, right after the late worship service, a group of fun-loving families joined in some family fun.
After a light lunch, ornaments were created and decorated by hand—one to hang on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary and one to take home. That fun activity was followed by tree decorating in the sanctuary and a Christmas movie.
To view the slide show, please visit the "Youth Activities" section. There are pictures of families decorating homemade ornaments, decorating the tree in the sanctuary and Pastor Mark blessing the ornaments.
Blessing the Ornaments
Impromptu Fun & Fellowship
If you think we need more fellowship time with our fellow RLC members, have no fear! It's happening. Andrew and Nathan Borseth and Paul Francel and Lisa Gigstad were feeling blue, so they went together to an OKC Blues game!!
2015 RLC Activities
Quilt Raffle Winner
RLC Christmas Party
Christmas Tea Was Fun for Kids and Adults
We Burned the Mortgage Thanks to You
Rodney W and CW West celebrate the payoff of our mortgage, fall 2015. We now own our church building and our lot on NW 10th. Thank you for all the special contributions over the past few years that made this possible.