A Note from Pastor Austin . . .
September 27, 2021
I hope this message finds you all well. This past week in worship we read Acts 4 and 5 and considered the question, “to whom do our lives belong?” It is a big and important question for us to explore. As we grow to learn how our lives belong to God and each other we begin to hold less of ourselves back from the gift of belonging.
We begin to see places of connection and belonging throughout our lives, communities, and church as examples of God’s Spirit at work. This all might sound a bit lofty. However, in our world today where division and isolation are commonplace, we know we need God to guide us forward more than ever. At RPC we want to commit ourselves to intentionally asking questions, listening to stories, and paying attention to where we experience God stirring in our midst so that we can joyfully participate in this work!
One way that we want to invite you into this work of discerning God’s leading is to join RPC for another year of financial support. In the coming week or two you will receive your 2022 pledge letter and card. We’ll spend some time this fall discussing these items and will encourage you all to turn in these pledges in early November. If you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to God and each other,
Rev. Dr. Austin Ashenbrenner