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June 22nd, 2017

This Sunday we begin the summer worship schedule with a single worship service that begins at 10:00 a.m. Our children and youth, ably coached by Andrew Smith, will lead worship. There will be much singing, a puppet show and all the fixings. Don’t miss it.

On Sunday, July 2nd, worship will be a hymn sing with commentary on the theme “America in Hymns.” During the week when flags fly across the country and fireworks light the night sky and when countless speeches will be made about patriotism, we’re going to focus on a very special part of our American heritage.  Many of our most well-known hymns come from the Protestant Reformation.  Many come from England.  Increasingly, our hymnody recognizes a global Christianity with songs from Latin, African, and Asian cultures.  But these United States have also given rise to some of the best hymn writers in the world, and some of the most moving religious music any of us know.  On July 2, we are going to commemorate the Fourth of July by honoring some of our great hymn writers, Americans all, whose hymns provide a devotional commentary on our struggles and dreams as a nation.  Our focus will be not on the composers of music as much as the poets, the authors of the hymns. Invite your friends and come to the hymn sing with full-throated vigor.

Following worship at 11:15 a.m., will be the final session of the series, Living the Gospel of Peace: Tools for Building More Inclusive Community.

See you in church.

Faithfully,

Dr. Mark Smutny,

Transitional Pastor

 

Worship This Sunday

9:50 Prelude; 9:55 Announcements

10:00 AM Children and Youth Led Worship

11:15 Youth Bake Sale following Worship

 

 

The Youth Group is holding it’s annual Bake Sale Fundraiser this Sunday in the CE Building after the Children’s Service.   The Children’s Service begins at 10 am so bring your baked goods anytime before the service.  If you need to drop your items at the church some other time please contact me.

Bring cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, anything sweet – we usually sell out fast  – does not have to be homemade!! ??

Upcoming Events:

  • July 2nd, 10:00 AM, America In Hymns Worship Service
  • July 8th, 8 AM Men’s Breakfast Club meets @ Emerald Heights
  • July 8th, RPC does Derby Days, Redmond
  • July 11th, 6 PM, Bible Study/Session, room 26, CE Bldg.
  • July 17th thru July 21st, RPC does Summer Lunch Program @ Redmond Methodist church (see article)
  • July 17th thru July 21st, Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God, VBS @ RPC
  • July 23rd, All Church Annual Summer BBQ
  • July 31st thru August 4th, second session of RPC doing Summer Lunch Program
  • August 6th, Rev. Smutny’s last service @ RPC
  • August 7th, Pastor Austin Ashenbrenner begins as Pastor @ RPC

 

Congratulations to the following graduates:

Sam Linsky – son of members Heidi & Rob Linsky, graduated from Lake Washington High School and will attend Point Loma University in San Diego to play basketball.

Alex Sundene  - active in RPC’s youth group, graduated from Lake Washington High School and will attend Western in the Fall majoring in Biology.

Julia Chew – our Infant/Toddlers Caregiver, graduated from Redmond High School and will be attending Cascadia College in the Fall.

 

Calling all musicians and/or vocalists ~

We begin our Summer Worship schedule this weekend with the Youth and Children Led Worship and next weekend, we will celebrate an America in Hymns Worship Service. So beginning July 9th thru September 17th, we are in need of those hidden musical talents revealed during the Anthem. Please contact the office@redmondpres.org  with the title of your vocal or instrumental piece you will share with us. We hope to hear from you both now and later this summer.




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Please remember that the sign-up sheets for: Cookies and food for the emergency shelter dinners are on the bulletin board at the back of the Sanctuary.