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February 22nd, 2018
I hope that you are doing well this week.  The Lenten journey has begun and with it I want to tell you about three ways to participate in this season of reflection leading toward Easter Sunday.

  •  Join a Small Group:  Sign up at church or contact me about forming a group of your own.  This is a great way to walk together through this season.
  • Join us for Theology on Tap: Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 7:00 p.m. we’ll be at Black Raven Brewery (14679 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052) to discuss how our everyday lives connect with God’s words for us this season.
  • Participate in our joint Maundy Thursday Seder Meal and Worship Service: On Thursday, March 29th we will join our friends at Faith Lutheran Church (down the hill) for a Seder Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a joint worship service here at RPC at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the Last Supper.
    • Please sign up for dinner (so we know how much food to buy) and we need several gifted cooks to buy and prepare a brisket for this ceremonial meal.  Please let me know if you are able to help in this way.  RSVP HERE!
Lent is an important time to reflect on God’s amazing grace for our lives and our incredible need for God’s healing.  I hope you can join us for these opportunities as we travel through this season together
Blessings,
Rev.  Austin Ashenbrenner
pastor@redmondpres.org

                                      Worship This Sunday
                                                             February 25, 2018
                                                          2nd Sunday of Lent 
                                                                   Mark 3:1-6
                                                                 "Speechless"

                                                9 a.m. - Traditional Worship
                                          11:15 a.m. - Contemporary Worship
Upcoming Events:
  • Saturday, Feb. 24th, 1pm RPC hosts family memorial service for Janet Hockenbery in Upper Room in the Christian Education Building. All are invited.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 1 – 7pm, Blood Drive @ RPC (techs take break 3-4pm)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th, Theology on Tap @ 7:00 p.m.:  Join Pastor Austin and friends at Black Raven Brewery (14679 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052) for an informal time together to end our day well and discuss the places where our understanding of God connect with our daily lives and current events.  Anything is fair game.  This time is meant to be inviting and engaging as we continue to explore our faith in light of the world around us.  Bring a friend, men and women are invited.  We hope you join us for one of these fun times.  Our first topic this month will explore “Religion and Politics…the two things you never talk about in polite company!”  We’ll discuss together what it means to think critically about our public lives, how we engage others we disagree with, and anything else that comes up. 

 

Small Groups for Lent:  During the six weeks of Lent here at RPC we are inviting everyone to consider joining a small group to reflect on this season together.  There will be sign-ups in the sanctuary on Sundays.  There are several groups that are up and going, but everyone is encouraged to join an existing group or grab a few friends and start a group together.  Study materials will be provided.  If you have any questions please ask Pastor Austin.


 

GIVE BLOOD——IT’S MEANT TO CIRCULATE!

Redmond Interfaith Blood Drives Celebrates its 10th year!  Join hands with donors from across Redmond to meet our communities need for 900 units of blood/ day!

WHEN:   Tuesday, Feb 27th

TIME:  1-7PM  (tech break from 3-4pm)

WHERE:  REDMOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  (that is us!!!!!)

Make an appointment by contacting Tina Paul, Blood@HolyCrossRedmond.org

While each of our donations is just “a drop in the bucket”…this is a bucket where every drop counts in saving lives! Thanks for your generosity in giving over the whole 10 years!   Tina Paul