our three children were very young, my wife and I noticed something whenever we
would take the kids to visit various relative’s homes. We noticed that
our children liked the relatives that really liked them. Our kids knew it
almost instinctively when they were treasured or tolerated by an uncle or
aunt. They knew when the relatives enjoyed their presence or quickly
gravitated to adult conversation. When unfiltered responses to the
children involved lots of enthusiasm and affection, lots of curiosity about our
children’s lives, spontaneous observations that were expressed about positive
changes that they saw—“My, how tall you are getting,” special treats and
sometimes, thoughtful little gifts handed to them, these were tangible signs to
the kids that they were loved and cherished.
the big deal in telling you this? It’s probably something you already
know. The big deal is that God really likes you! A lot of people
don’t know this, or believe it. The closer we get to know God, the better
we can see that we are deeply loved and appreciated and affirmed.
is where the text I’m preaching on from 2 Corinthians leads me to go with the
message on Sunday. Come to our regularly scheduled two worship services
(9AM or 11:15 AM –with an education hour in between). This Sunday is
world communion. I suppose we all need some sanity, comfort, and healing
after grappling with another round of horrific school violence and national
tragedy this week. Come to find God’s affirmation, centering, and hope.
Prelude; 8:55 Announcements
Fellowship/Adult Spiritual Formation, Upper Room, CE Bldg.
of Me and We in the Assembly
2 Corinthians 1:12-22
October 06, 7:00 PM, Abide meets in the Prayer Library
October 10, 8:00 AM Men’s Breakfast Club @ Emerald Heights
October 10, 8:15 AM, Serve breakfast @ Mary’s Place
October 10, 9AM All Campus Work Party
October 11 2nd Sunday of Peacemaking offering
October 13, 7:00PM Session meets
October 18, Children’s Sabbath, Operation Christmas Child
GROUPS AND TRANSITION TEAM SIGN-UPS
Redmond Presbyterian Church is in the
midst of a TRANSITION PLAN (see brochure under Resources, Links). In order to receive
input for our future, please sign-up for TRANSITION GROUPS (meet twice in fall,
winter & spring) and/or the TRANSITION TEAM (multigenerational planning
group). Details are at the back of the sanctuary or contact the Church
office. The Session will be reviewing our progress at its next meeting on
October 13. Please prayerfully support this process in the coming months.
The first meeting of Abide happens
The newsletter for October and November
will be out the beginning of next week.
Congratulations to the Foldvik
family ~ Jason, Rachel and Joshua, winners of the Seahawk gnome that our
Deacons raffled during the Ministry Fair. Go Hawks!