Sunday Notes

June 21st, 2018

I hope this message finds you all well. Thank you all for joining us last Sunday as we welcomed new Elders and Deacons into service in our congregation. It was a moment for celebration and we are grateful for the work that God is doing in and through our people.
This past Sunday in worship we also took time to pray for the crisis on our Southern Border where families are being separated by government issued policy. This is a moment when our understanding of Christ’s words to welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, and clothe the naked are being lived out in front of our eyes. Regardless of where we align ourselves politically we are called by Christ to love others to live out that love in a way that does no harm to our neighbors.
I’ve attached to this message a link to a statement from the Presbyterian Church (USA) on this issue and a link to the Presbyterian World Refugee Day website that has important action steps you can take if you feel so led.
http://pda.pcusa.org/page/world-refugee-day/
http://www.pcusa.org/news/2018/6/16/stated-clerk-issues-statement-separated-immigrant-/#.WyWf4lVAmRs.facebook
Please join me in praying for the families who are being separated at our border. Pray for the children who miss their parents and the parents who long for their kids. Pray for our leaders. Finally, pray that Christ might lead us to be people who are peacemakers and healers in our world.
Thankful for all of you!

Pastor Austin

pastor@redmondpres.org