A Note from Pastor Austin . . .
October 13th, 2020
“You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world.” -Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:13 +14.
Depending on where you are at in life right now these words from Jesus can sound like an encouragement, a challenge, or these words could sound distant, like they’re meant for someone else. My hope and prayer this week is that we would allow these words to be near to us. In this time of being a part, which I know is challenging, I believe this proclamation that we are salt and light is important to remember as we seek to follow Christ in our neighborhoods and communities. This calling to be poured out for others simply means we exist, wherever we are, for the goodness and wholeness of all those we encounter. I hope and pray that you are able to see ways in which this is true for you this week.
In the next few weeks at RPC here is what’s coming up:
Halloween Drive Thru: Saturday, Oct. 31st from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This is a fun, safe, and easy way to see friends and enjoy a fun evening. Drive through the church parking lot, receive some goodies, and say hello to some friends from church. Absolutely everyone is invited (including your friends…spread the word).
2021 Stewardship Pledge Cards
By now you’ve received your pledge cards in the mail. We are asking everyone to prayerfully consider how they can support RPC in 2021. Fill out your pledge card in the next few weeks and mail it in so that we can celebrate together on Sunday, Nov. 8th. The sooner we receive these cards the sooner we can begin to build a responsible budget for the coming year. Thank you ALL for your support.
*you can find a copy of our proposed budget here. This is a work in progress but it gives you a sense of where we’re headed.
Peacemaking Offering: Sunday, Nov. 1 + 8.
In the coming weeks we’ll be receiving the annual Peacemaking special offering. A portion will go to the PCUSA to be used around the world to support causes which are working for peace and justice. 25% of these gifts will stay in our community to do similar work for peace and justice.
That is all for now. I hope you have a good week and I look forward to seeing you all online or around town soon.