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Vision and Mission 2016

January 12, 2017

I look forward to our time on Sunday at both services scheduled for 9AM and 11:15AM.  It will be warmer outside and we will have a chance to consider together how Jesus faced the same false accusations and ill-will towards him that we are seeing in the political and social cultures around us.  Do you suppose that people have been nasty towards each other in every society throughout history? 


We can learn from Jesus in the biblical texts we discuss, considering how he responded to his attackers and how he verified what was true and false in others.  We can also discuss how we can improve our ability to navigate in a world of broken and often hurtful people.


Bless you as you seek to be faithful.  Come, let us worship Lord!

Pastor Larry


Worship This Sunday

8:50 Prelude; 8:55 Announcements

9:00AM Worship

10:15 Deacon’s Meeting in Prayer Library

10:15am Fellowship/ASF, Upper Room, CE Bldg.

11:15AM Worship


By God’s Fruits You Shall Know Him

Ezekiel 37:1-10; Matthew 11:11-19


Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be next Sunday between services.

We invite members and friends of the church to this meeting where we:

  • Recognize our wonderful accomplishments this past year, 2016

With your generous response, we closed the gap and achieved a balanced budget. Even with that balance, we are facing over a $25K deficit to balance our 2017 budget. Our finance committee will lay out a detailed review and analysis at the congregational meeting. Please attend this meeting. We need your support of our leaders and your voice and efforts to help our church flourish. Child care will be provided, so make plans to stay after the first service or come early before the second.  End of year reports will be available on that morning.


Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 14th 8 AM, Men's Breakfast Club @ Emerald Heights (this Saturday)
  • Jan. 14th, 8:15AM RPC serves breakfast @ Mary’s Place (this Saturday)
  • Jan. 15th, 10:15AM Deacons’ meeting in the Prayer Library
  • Jan. 17th Newsletter articles due – focus is Lent and Easter
  • Jan. 17th Presbytery @ Northminster
  • Jan. 22nd 10AM Upper Room, Congregational meeting
  • Jan. 29th Pastor Larry's final worship @ 10AM and Retirement Party following in the Upper Room


There will be a Retirement Reception held for Pastor Larry in the Upper Room, CE Building immediately following the 10AM Farewell Worship Service. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and finger foods are needed!


We are once again serving dinner for 40 men at the traveling Men's Shelter housed at Redmond Methodist Church for the month of January. Recipes for the casseroles are in the back of the church. But everything else can be purchased, as long as each item serves 10 people. Bring the food with you on Sunday and place it either in the Youth refrigerator or on the donations table. Then we will pick it up on Monday evening, on our way down to serve. If you are interested in serving, we will meet at RPC at 7:15 and head down together to set up at 7:30. The men come in at 8:15 and we serve the meal from 8:30 to 9:30.

We need food and servers for this Monday night the 16th. Our Scout troop will be serving on Jan. 23 and our Youth Group will serve on Jan.30. If you can help either with food or serving, there is a sign-up sheet on the back bulletin board. Or you can email Sandee Palmquist at sandee.palmquist@comcast.net.

Please remember that the sign-up sheets for: Cookies, Flowers, Mary’s Place and the Mowing Schedule are posted on the bulletin boards at the back of the Sanctuary.


Mission Project: Meals for the Homeless     

Providing food for Mary’s Place, a day shelter for homeless women in Seattle.  RPC provides breakfast every second Saturday of the month throughout the year.  Any questions about mission should be directed to Sandee Palmquist 425-867-1310 or email sandee.palmquist@comcast.net.