Christmas Sunday will be filled with lots of joy and wonder and children.
We'll even have a special musical presentation by one of our children at
both services. My sermon addresses the drivenness, impulsiveness, and
frenzied pace of our work and family life. I found the lectionary text
from 2 Samuel 7 particularly enlightening as I contemplated what God does in
the midst of what I do. Grace comes when I stop trying to make everything
work by my own efforts. This may not be a new idea to you, but if you're
like me, it needs to be re-learned almost daily. God's the One who makes
incredible things happen. This can be a liberating perspective which
frees us to experience more joy and less stress and drivenness in our lives.
We need God's grace in this season when frantic activity, high demands,
and painful memories are often strong.
of the people in our congregation are highly driven, achievers, often laboring
under big demands or going towards new projects and dreams. Consider how
many in our congregation have graduate degrees which required a certain amount
of obsessive-compulsive behavior. How do we unlearn that? Where does
God's grace, including the joy, peace, and love of Christmas fit in? I
have found that I need to re-claim who and what really matters most. I
need to tell myself who really is in control.
of joy, words of grace, and simple acts of love await you at Redmond
Presbyterian Church this Christmas Sunday. Please join us for vibrant worship!
to Close Out 2014 with a Balanced Budget
Finance and Stewardship Commission seeks to balance our 2014 Church budget as
we continue to gratefully receive year end close -out contributions of pledges
and gift commitments.
appreciate all who can bring their 2014 pledges up to date.
Confidentially held information regarding your pledge status for 2014 can be
accessed through our Finance Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling Ed at 425 882-3348
Stewardship Pledge Drive for 2015 needs to close a big gap in our
church's ministry and building fund pledges. Currently, we have many
individuals and families who are committed to our faith community who have not
yet pledged. Thank you for your faithfulness and financial support.
We're counting on many to help us fulfill our ministry and mission dreams.
"We're in Redmond for Good".
Awakening the Christmas
A Compulsive Work Habit and
the Power of Grace
2 Samuel 7:1-11,
16: Romans 16:25-27
this weekend at RPC:
Spiritual Formation, room 14, CE Bldg.
Candlelight Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve services are ready for you and your loved ones.
contemporary Christmas Eve Family service
7 PM traditional
Christmas Eve candlelight service
carols, children's story, prayer and poetry, and the joy of being together
singing Silent Night by Candlelight Please bring your family and friends
28th, Sunday 10am One Worship--Our new youth
director, Dae Shik Kim, will preach about "Heroes" and Bill Phillips
and the Praise Team will lead our music
28th – 31st Youth Ecumenical Retreat