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Vision and Mission 2016


December 8, 2016

Several months ago our church's music staff decided to offer a Festival of Lessons and Carols for our Advent worship.  Here it is!  Our one worship service @ 10 AM this Sunday will feature both our Traditional and Contemporary music teams offering a rich mix of Christmas music.  The congregation will sing some Christmas carols, too.  A children's story will be presented to offer a glimpse into the surprising way Jesus' movement of grace and healing upset the people's expectations.  Even John the Baptist was shocked by what Jesus was saying and doing.  Jesus' response to all this reactivity was to state:  "Blessed are those not offended by me."

There have been many occasions when I have prayed, "Lord, change this or that."  What so often results from these "do this or that prayers" is God doesn't do what I ask, although he does do something.   He changes me.

May the Lord continue to change us as we embrace his transforming work in our world.

This will be a delightful winter gathering on Sunday--the more the merrier. 

Pastor Larry

Worship This Sunday

3rd Sunday of advent

 

10:00AM Lessons and Carols Worship

11:15am Fellowship/ASF, Upper Room, CE Bldg.

 
                          Longings of the Heart: Longings for a New Day                               
"Someone Wonderful This Way Comes!"

Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:1-6   

Next weekend,  we have A Children’s Christmas with an All Church Open House in the Christian Education building immediately following the service. Fellowship urges you to please plan on attending to support the RPC children and youth and  please bring finger foods, hors d’oeuvres, or light snacks. Refreshments will be served.

 

Jessica and Seth are excited to tell you that on Saturday, December 3, we got to meet our little BOY - Ellis Francis Ahnert. At 8 lbs 10 oz and 22 inches long, he is a great sleeper and snuggles like a champ. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!

 

Please place all unwrapped gifts for Y Village and Hopelink in gift bags, some bags are already provided, under the tree, by this Sunday! Tags for gift ideas are in the sanctuary on the trees and Y Village poster. The family in the Y Village, is a single mom and her 3 year old son, Samuel. 

 

Enclosed in today’s bulletin, is Advent Worship Opportunities and the Christmas Flowers order form. We still need someone to light the candles on the Advent wreath Christmas Day at 10am. We need ushers for the 7pm Christmas Eve service.  Help me out and please sign up.

 

 Redmond Food Box Program coming to Redmond Presbyterian Church RPC will be hosting a new program from Redmond Nourishing Networks. The goal is to provide food for families who are food insecure over school breaks. The drop off and pick up day for the LWSD winter break is Dec. 15. Food can be dropped off from 8:30 to noon that day. Families will pick up from 1:00 to 4:30. If you are interested in getting involved, call Sandee at 425-867-1310.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • December 13th Annual Christmas Luncheon @ Emerald Heights
  • December 13th, 6pm Session meets @ Pastor Grounds house (Christmas potluck; meeting to follow)
  • December 18th, 9am Deacons Meeting, Prayer Library
  • December 18th, 10am, A Children’s Christmas; "All Church Open House" following service
  • December 18th, 7pm, Youth Group’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party in Youth Room
  • December 24th, Christmas Eve  Candlelight Services: 5PM Family Contemporary Service; 7pm Traditional Service
  • December 25, 10am Christmas Morning Service  Traditional format
  • January 1st, 10am New Years Day Service with Rev. Eliana Maxim in Contemporary format

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.