On this eve of Thanksgiving, I wish you
all a wonderful time with your family and friends tomorrow!
Our first Sunday
in Advent we'll kick off the Christmas season with another great concert from
Bill Phillips (and his family) at 3 PM.
We begin our Advent
series on the Spirit of Christmas on Sunday morning. Juxtaposing my
biblical research on gratitude with the negative spirit of Dicken's character,
Ebenezer Scrooge, I am coming up with some interesting insights. I will
share my head and heart with you in the sermon. Needless to say, we live
in toxic times where rancor, ungratefulness, and critical spirits abound.
Christ calls us to be salt and light. The world desperately needs the
some theological and practical underpinnings of how to be people of goodwill.
On this partly sunny Sunday, enter into the spirit of Christmas
in our corporate worship and our musical offerings throughout the day!
Awakening the Christmas
A Negative Spirit and the
Power of Goodwill
80:1-7, 17-17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
this weekend at RPC:
8:50 Prelude; 8:55
10:15AM Adult Spiritual
Formation, rm. 14, CE Bldg.
10:15AM Youth Education
Hour, Youth Room
3PM TODAY!!! Christmas
Is All In Your Heart Concert, Bill Phillips & family
Advent Sermon Series
Awakening the Christmas Spirit
Leaving Behind the Bah, Humbugs of Ebenezer Scrooge
November 30 A Negative Spirit and the Power of Goodwill
Experiencing Life as Affirmation ~ Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
December 7 A Fear Driven Greed and the Power of Faith
Experiencing Life as Peace ~ Isaiah 40:6-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a
December 14 A Callous Indifference and the Power of Compassion
Experiencing Life as Transformation ~ Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46b-55
December 21 A Compulsive Work Habit and the Power of Grace
Experiencing Life as Joy ~ 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27
December 24 A Dark Outlook and the Power of the Gospel
Experiencing Life as Hope ~ Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:8-14
Alternative Gift Market - Thank you to
the many market shoppers this year and the thirty church volunteers that gave
of their time.
PLEDGES, GIFTS AND OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY LEGACY STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
We invite your pledges and gifts for our 2015 Stewardship Campaign. Pledge cards are in the chair pockets. (and attached) Completed cards can be mailed in or placed in the collection plate. Thank you for your commitment and generosity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.