A Note from Pastor Austin . . .
March 31st, 2020
I hope this message finds you all doing well. We are all starting week three of this unprecedented time of sheltering in place. Friends, this time is hard; there is no other way to say it. Yet, I am encouraged and strengthened by the ways that I have witnessed God at work through the people of Redmond Presbyterian Church. The notes in the mail, the phone calls, and being together in online worship have all been incredible moments of connection in this isolated time. Keep up the great work!
Here are a few things coming up that I want to share with you.
1. Wednesday Bible Study – Time Change – 11:00 a.m.
This coming Wednesday, and moving forward, we’re going to continue our Zoom Bible Studies at 11:00 a.m.. To join, simply click this link https://zoom.us/j/851696846.
This Wednesday we’ll be discussing John 11:1-44.
2. Help Pastor Austin with his Easter Sermon (seriously)
Since we can’t be together in person this Easter, I want to hear from you all here via email. Easter is all about celebrating Christ’s resurrection and his grace which brings new life into our world. I’d love to hear how this is happening for you all.
-What is one example of a small act of love that surprised you this week?
-How are you experiencing new life breaking into this moment of fear and danger?
3. Holy Week Schedule:
Next week is the period we call Holy Week; the seven days leading from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Here is our plan at RPC.
-Daily Holy Week Scripture Readings: These will come in your email and will guide us all through the week in prayer.
–Maundy Thursday online: Thursday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. click this link https://zoom.us/j/517191900 and join us live for communion and prayer online.
-Easter Worship will also be online with more details to come next week.
4. Keep Helping those who are most vulnerable:
RPC is doing important work these days with the Redmond Nourishing Network to help provide food for families impacted by loss of work and school closures. If you would like to help, the best way to do so is to donate money here https://www.gofundme.com/f/feeding-redmond-school-kids-during-covid19.
The fundraiser is currently $400 shy of their $20,000 goal. However, if we can keep going past this goal, we can keep providing much needed food for families if the school closures go longer. If you’re able, this is a great way to help!
Be well, friends, and let me know if you have any questions or prayer requests.