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As we fast approach our big combined 50th Anniversary worship celebration at 10AM on April 26th, we welcome the longest serving pastor in Redmond's past to lead this Sunday's worship.  With enthusiasm, Al accepted my invitation to preach for us eight months ago.   He comes all the way from Tempe, Arizona to be with us.   I have been particularly grateful for Al's constant drive to deepen his theological understanding throughout the long course of his pastoral ministry.  (see his brief biography below).  I look forward to sharing with him in our two worship services this Sunday, at 9AM and 11:15AM.

 

Pastors of Redmond Presbyterian in the Last 50 Years

The late Rev. Graley Taylor 1965-1967

Rev. Gary Al Barckert  1968 -1975

Rev. Al Gephart 1976-1992

Rev. Sheri Edwards Dalton 1992-2002

Rev. Jerry Poole  interim  2002 --2004

Rev. Larry Grounds  2005---

With gratitude to God for all the leaders of our church in the last half-century!  

Pastor Larry

 

“A Holy Adventure”

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

Isaiah 43:13-19; Matthew 16:21-26

 

Worship Sunday

8:50 Prelude; 8:55 Announcements

9:00AM  Traditional Worship

10:15 Fellowship

10:15 ASF, Room 14, CE Bldg; Lectio Acts 7

11:15 Contemporary Worship

 

Upcoming Events:

  • April 18th, Men’s Breakfast Club, 8am @ Emerald Heights

  • April 20th, Women’s luncheon @ Noon, at Emerald Heights

  • April 21st Seattle Presbytery meets @ Overlake Presbyterian Church 5pm – 9pm

  • April 22nd All Staff meeting in small conference room

  • April 23rd, 10am, Bible Study at Emerald Heights with Pastor Grounds; When All You’ve Wanted Isn’t Enough

  • April 26th 10AM WORSHIP SERVICE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ; Shared Feast Following in CE Bldg.

  • May 9th, Noon, Ladies Annual Tea, A Legacy Celebration, Upper Room, CE Bldg.

     

    Rev. Al Gephart is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA. He holds a master’s degree in church and choral music from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.  He served two congregations in Washington State, Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church and the Redmond Presbyterian Church. For seventeen years, Al was the pastor, head of staff, of University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, Arizona, retiring as Pastor Emeritus in 2009. He is chair of the Theological Dialogue Commission of the Arizona Faith Network, and  Southwest regional coordinator for the Seminary Support Network of the PCUSA.  He regularly attends the Process and Faith Summer Institute in Claremont, California, studying with the noted process theologian, Dr. John Cobb. Al is married to Betsy Wells-Gephart, a lactation consultant. They have two daughters, Eryn Wells and Anna Gephart, and a Golden Retriever named Kellsey. They live in Tempe, Arizona.

 A schedule of events for our 50th Anniversary Celebration can be found on our website as Upcoming Events under the Resource tab.

 

Also, "A Pastoral Letter to Members and Friends of the Presbyterian  Church (U.S.A.) " from Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia, Vice Moderator published March 17th, 2015, click here

 

 

 

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.