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January 17, 2018

“The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.”                                                 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Strength to Love, 1963

 

I hope your week is going well.  I’m writing this message on Monday (MLK Day) and giving thought to King’s wise words about following Christ’s call to love our neighbors.  In the divided and contentious time that we live in today, I find these words to be especially relevant and important. 

In RPC related news I wanted to mention again that for the next two Sundays I’ll be on a Mission Trip to Barranquilla, Colombia.  This trip is a delegation from the Seattle Presbytery traveling to Colombia to establish an ongoing sister-presbytery relationship with Pastors and communities in the coastal region of Colombia. Nine Seattle-area pastors and four professors from Seattle Pacific Univ. all make up this team.  I’m honored to get to represent Redmond Presbyterian on this trip and will look forward to bringing home stories and glimpses of God’s work when I return. I appreciate your prayers for our team as we travel and for my family as I’m away.
While I’m away Rev. Tyler Easley will be preaching and leading worship.  I am grateful for Tyler’s assistance and I’m excited for you all to hear from him as we continue with our study of the book of Exodus.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendars for our February 4th Annual Meeting of the Congregation.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. (in between services that day).  I really want to encourage everyone to come join us for this important meeting to celebrate 2017 and look forward to 2018 with hope and excitement.

Alright.  Have a great week friends.  I’m praying for you while I’m away and I look forward to seeing you all again soon,

Pastor Austin

Worship This Sunday

9 AM Traditional Worship Service

10:15 ASF/Fellowship

11:15 AM Contemporary Worship Service

 

Beyond Advent Series

Romans 5:1-8; Exodus 3:7-15

 

Upcoming Events:

  • January 22nd deadline for Annual reports This Monday!

Mission News

Thanks to all of you, we have enough food and servers for all 3 of our Men’s Shelter Meals for the month of January!

We will be serving meals in Feb, Mar and April, so if you haven’t had a chance to volunteer yet, be watching for our next events.

Food Box Program ~ Speaking of opportunities to be of service, our next Food Box donation day is coming up on February 13. This is a program hosted by RPC and sponsored by Nourishing Networks. We collect food for families whose children receive free and reduced lunch at school. When students are on school break this nutrition is not available. The food that we collect helps to supplement that food. We would love it if fellowship groups or RPC families could put together a box of food and bring it to the Youth Room the morning of Tuesday Feb. 13. In back of the church, there is a grocery list and a website where you can register your donation. At Christmas break, Nourishing Networks and RPC collected 150 boxes of food! The need is real, even in our well-to-do community. Questioms? Email Sandee at sandee.palmquist@comcast.net.

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