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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 Christmas spirit.


Let's explore 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!  

Pastor Larry


Awakening the Christmas Spirit

A Negative Spirit and the Power of Goodwill 

  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Worship this weekend at RPC:

8:50 Prelude; 8:55 Announcements

9:00AM Traditional Worship

10:15AM Adult Spiritual Formation, rm. 14, CE Bldg.

10:15AM Youth Education Hour, Youth Room

11:15PM Contemporary Worship

3PM TODAY!!! Christmas Is All In Your Heart Concert, Bill Phillips & family

 Upcoming Events at RPC:

  • November 29th, 10am Decorate Sanctuary for Advent 

  • November 30th First Sunday of Advent (click on Upcoming Events for REVISED calendar of Advent activities in Resources menu)

  •  November 30th, First  Sunday of Advent, Bill Phillips & family, 3pm Christmas Is All In Your Heart Concert
  •  December 7th, Helping to Develop the Spiritual Lives of Children and Youth in the 21st Century, part two, Dr. Mike Langford from Spiritual Pacific University, Upper Room, CE Bldg.
  • December 7th, 12:30 Family Advent Festival, Upper Room, CE Bldg.
  • December 10th, 11:30 KeenAgers Christmas Lunch @ Emerald Heights
  • December 14th, 2pm Christmas Songfest, Sanctuary & Upper Room, CE Bldg.
  • December 14th, 4pm Youth Christmas Party, Youth Room

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    


Phillips Christmas concert poster

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 sandee.palmquist@comcast.net.