This Week’s Newsletter




 Sunday, June 25:

            Sermon: Joseph Marshak

            Lectionary: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

            Texts: Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-28

Youth Group: Break for summer

Monday Night Potluck & Seminar: Break for summer

News from the Church Office

World Missions Banks: Please bring your Mission Banks next Sunday, July 2. These were distributed to many of your children in Sunday School. We will collect the money and return banks to you for another month of saving. ~Celina

Snackluck Next Week: Please bring a nut-free snack food (the kind you won’t need utensils to eat) with you to the service next Sunday, July 2. Great examples are hummus & veggies, premade sandwiches, fruit, chips & salsa, popcorn, and cookies. We will fill our plates inside, then take them to Eiden Park for an outdoor meal and fellowship!

Hymn Sing: To all who find singing meaningful and fun: come join us on July 20 at 7 pm in the Meetinghouse (620 Madison) for a hymn sing! Let’s lift our voices in gladness, sorrow, anger–all is acceptable and expressed in hymns. With the illustrious Monica on the piano and taking requests from all who attend, we hope it will be an enjoyable and worshipful time for all. You certainly do not have to be a professional singer! We may even take time to teach parts if there is interest in doing so. Now let us sing ‘till the power of the Lord comes down!

 Grow Class News

Grow Classes for all ages take place after the Sunday Service, from 11:15-12 noon

Adult Grow Classes: Session 6 runs for five Sundays: Apr. 23 & 30, and May 14, 21 & 28.

Sermon Reflection: A time to discuss the themes of Sunday morning’s sermon in a safe, small group setting. Meets in Viaduct View corner of Meetinghouse. Led by David Janzen & Tim Doran.

RPC Friends and Family

Pick Now Open: After a long detritus hiatus, Reba’s free thrift store is opening its doors again! Stop by anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on Saturdays to drop off or pick up free books, clothes, shoes, small household items, and more! Located in the basement of the 731-737 Reba Pl apartment complex. Enter through the alley between Reba Pl and Monroe St.

Learn about Sanctuary Congregations: On June 27, attend a free informational session on traditional sanctuary movements and the expanding definition of sanctuary. Hosted by Beth Emet (1224 Dempster) from 7-9 pm, the event will feature speakers trained in immigration rights and organization.