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Worship: 10:00 am
Sunday School:  8:45 am

 Childcare for ages 5 and under, and Sunday School for children over 5, are provided during Worship after Children's Time with Pastor Linda.

Pastor Linda J. Post

Please join us for refreshments and hospitality following worship.  Our generous weekly hosts supply the refreshments, and there are free will offering baskets on the tables for donations to help defray the cost of supplies.

Hearing Assistance:  Sanctuary equipped with an Oval Window Audio Induction Loop Assisted Listening System

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I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!" Psalm 122:1

Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive Christian community of faith celebrating God's love through worship, caring, learning, fellowship, and mission.

Ladies Who Do Lunch, Second Mondays Each Month, 11:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Men Who Do Lunch, every Thursday, 12:00, Chamisa Hills Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Naomi's Friends Widows Group, Third Mondays, Church Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles Luncheon at Chamisa Country Club, Third Sundays After Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Fun Night, Third Friday Every Three Months 6:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RRPC Book Club, Fourth Mondays , 7:00, through May 27 (then resumes September 30th) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2013 Session

Session's first meeting after New Elder installation with Interim Pastor Linda presiding was held in February.  Session members are the Church Ruling Elders, the Clerk, and the Pastor (Teaching Elder).  The Ruling Elders were elected by the Congregation in November and installed January 13.

l. to r, standing.:  Amanda Ball, Sue Buckner, Beth Miller, Lee Malmo, Shawn Campbell, Greg Jones, Marjorie Davison, Mike Bushma, Linda Downey, Beverly Norman, Linn Jenkins, and Bill Cox.  Seated:  Pastor Linda Post.  Right:  Denise Baker.

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Ten Tons Plus Donated to Storehouse West

Sandoval County residents were indeed generous May 11th with copious donations of non-perishable food to Storehouse West.  This was the largest amount received that any volunteer can recall.  Thanks to the Letter Carriers and everyone who participated to help our citizens in need. 

Join Our Book Club - Meets 4th Mondays at 7 p.m. (Resuming Sep 23)

We meet once a month (except June-August) at a member's home for reading fellowship.  Contact Lori Osburn for details.


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Church Ruling Elders and Deacons

Ruling Elders are chosen by the Congregation members. In leadership with the Pastor and Teaching Elder Linda Post, they exercise direction, government and discipline, and have responsibilities for the life of our church as well as the Presbyterian Church-USA at large. Ruling Elders should be persons of faith, dedication and good judgment.  are Our current Ruling Elders are featured below.

Deacons are called to witness the Christian faith by providing a ministry of care, compassion and concern to all members of this Congregation, sharing joys and sorrows and supporting in time of stress and need. Deacons are there to help in crisis situations. Deacons encourage the Congregation's involvement and support in local ministries of service and compassion. 

If you would like more information about becoming a Ruling Elder or Deacon, please contact Linda Downey.

Greg Jones, Elder, Administration
Lee Malmo, Elder, Building/Grounds
Mike Bushma, Elder, Building/Grounds
Amanda Ball, Elder, Children's Faith Formation
Helen Pederson, Deacons' Moderator
Linda Downey, Clerk of Session
Denise Baker, Elder, Fellowship
Bill Cox, Elder, Finance & Stewardship
Shawn Campbell, Elder, Membership
Sue Buckner, Elder, Mission
Beth Miller, Elder, Outreach & Development
Beverly Norman, Elder, Worship
Marjorie Davison, Elder, Worship
Linn Jenkins, Elder, Youth

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Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque Pop-Tops...

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Sunday is Funday - Every August - A Great Time for All!

The City of Rio Rancho holds its Annual Sunday is Funday at Rio Rancho High School the third Sunday in the afternoon 12:00-4:00. Church volunteers staff a tent and help with face-painting, handing out water bottles, and visiting with passers-by.

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Vacation Bible School 2012

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Sanctuary Windows

There is a special sequence to the windows  on the east wall of the Sanctuary. 

Thanks to all who helped in production in 2011-12, to those who donated in memory of loved ones to underwrite the cost, and to two special members for creating the windows and their dedication of time and talent to RRPC.

Trinity -- the Final Window

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Worship Music - RRPC's Got Talent!

During the months of June, July and August, the Chancel and Handbell Choirs take a break from their usual Sunday worship services schedule. This is an excellent time for many in our congregation who don't normally participate in organized music groups to share their time and musical talents. We are always glad for any type of music that augments our worship service. To lend us your musical skills for worship, email Jake Rittenhouse, Director of Music, 505.554.3848.

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Phyllis Rasmussen, June and Dick DeFore, the Kelleys, Shawn Campbell, and Karen Payne are Shepherds

Thank you, Phyllis Rasmussen, Dick and June DeFore, Virginia/Fred Kelley, Shawn Campbell, and Karen Payne, for being Shepherds to our new members, Roberta Purcell, the Woods, the Shanklins, and the Thayers, respectively!  The Membership Commission has a mentoring program for new members called Shepherds for New Members.  They help ensure that our newcomers have found a spiritual and friendly church home by having a partner or partners to rely on...but only if the new member(s) choose(s) to accept.

Since we have been blessed this year to welcome many new members, we need more Shepherds.  Please email Shawn Campbell or call 892.6664 if you have questions or are interested in volunteering.

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Storehouse West Has a Recycling Opportunity and Needs Brown Paper Grocery Bags

Scrap Metal Recycling

A novel way to donate to Storehouse West!  Take scrap metal to Rio Rancho Recycling, 110 Frontage Road, near the intersection of NM 528 and Sundt.  Just ask them to credit the Storehouse West account.

Grocery Bags

We need brown paper grocery bags.  If you have extra please put them in the box at the entrance to the church, between the outer and inner doors.


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Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

Associate to the Pastor Russ Dykehouse

Rev. Russ Dykehouse is holding Bible study on Thursday afternoons at 1:15.  The class reads chronological Bible passages and discusses them after a brief introduction.  The sessions last about an hour, and are held in the church library. 

Email Pastor Russ or call 891-9824 to enroll or for a near-term schedule of classes.  Enrollment is open, so you can join anytime.

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Community Partners Tags at Albertsons

The Albertsons Community Partners Program is a way to donate to the church using key tags by shopping at Albertsons.  The tags are already programmed for our church -- all you have to do is use the tag at checkout.

The church can potentially earn up to $6,000 a quarter or $24,000 a year. If key tag holders spend $49,999 over one quarter, the church will get a 1% rebate on purchases. If the total is $50,000 or more in one quarter, the church will get a 5% additional rebate on the amount over $50K.

100 RRPC tag holders can easily have quarterly total spending of $500 for groceries, health and beauty items, household products, and prescription drugs.

-- If 100 members spend $5 a week over one quarter and have their key tag scanned at checkout, totalling $6,000, the church will receive a check for $60 at the end of the quarter.

-- If 100 members spend $25 a week and have their tag scanned, we will receive $325.

Be sure to pick up your key tag in the narthex and use it at Albertsons!


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Youth Pancakes Fundraiser

Applebee's employees donated their time so RRPC could have a pancake breakfast fundraiser in February.

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Committees and Teams


The Presbyterian Women's Coordinating Team (PWCT), left, meets quarterly at times TBA, and the Mission Committee, right, meets the first Sunday of the month, after Fellowship.

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Worship Committee

Worship Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. 

Email or call Moderator Beverly Norman, 891.8795



Seated, l to r: Co-Moderator Beverly Norman, Music Director Jake Rittenhouse, Ginny Nathan. Standing, l to r: guest Joe Bunt, Thom Hinks, Sharon Glass, Phyllis Rasmussen, guest Janet Lacy. Members not pictured: Elaine Isaacs and Co-Moderator Marjorie Davison.

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Administration Committee

The Administration Committee, formerly "Personnel", meets 4th Tuesdays at 6:30.  Their jobs are:

      to establish and implement human resources policies.

      to create and update job descriptions.

      to develop and update staff evaluation forms.

      to recruit and recommending the hiring of new staff.

      to meet with staff to promote professional development and provide support. 

      to serve as a grievance committee for staff.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to discuss attendance,  Worship CD production  for our at-home members, and the  Shepherds Program.  Moderator Shawn Campbell interviews and the Committee welcomes new members and helps them get acclimated to our church.


l. to r. Russ Dykehouse, Bob Crowley, Dick DeFore, and Moderator Shawn Campbell. Not pictured: Emily Sue Chambers and Karen Payne.

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Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation Committee meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 4:30.

The Committee appreciates its adult instructors:  Clarence Johnson, Scott Henriksen, Nick Stull, Jennifer Stull, Marjorie Davison, Joanne Thornton, and Lori Osburn.

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Building and Grounds Committee

Building and Grounds, the first Commission to meet in 2013, gathered at a table after the Men's Breakfast January 5.  Attending were Bill Cox, Bob Crowley, Bill Thornton, Joe Emery, Denise Baker, Marvin Bamberg, Phyllis Rasmussen, and Co-Moderators Lee Malmo and Mike Bushma.  Discussion covered repairs and replacements during 2012 and plans for 2013.

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Colinas del Norte Student Food-for-Backpacks Program

Bring single-serving, shelf-stable food to the Children's Box in the Narthex for the Colinas del Norte Backpacks Program.  Then join us at 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month of the school year, September-May, at the School to fill backpacks for needy children to take home on Fridays.

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Pajamas, Socks, Shoes, and Underwear Needed



Storehouse West needs gently used or new pajamas, socks, undies and shoes,  sizes infant to age 18.  If you can help out with any of these items please put them in the Storehouse West box located just inside the entry.



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Youth Group, Sundays at 5:00 - 6:30

Join us Sunday evenings at Youth Group for dinner and fellowship.

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Our Candle of Peace in Worship


John 14:27...Peace I leave with you:  my peace I give you.  I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


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Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PWCT)

We are looking for volunteers to become members of the PWCT.  New ideas are so important to keep us vibrant and in tune with the needs of our community.  Please consider offering your time and talent to this ongoing mission. 

Call 892-1878 or email Liz Bushma.  Or just come to one of our meetings at 8:30 the first Saturday of the month.


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