This Week’s Newsletter

 

Sunday, February 11:

            Sermon: Greg Clark

            Text: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

            Lectionary: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45

Youth Group: Sundays, Room B of Ministry Center (535 Custer), 5-7 pm

RPF Monday Night Potluck:  6 pm potluck, 6:45 pm seminar, Youngquists’ house: 726 Monroe St.

News from the Church Office

Ash Wednesday Service: 7 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Meetinghouse (620 Madison). This traditional service with some creative new elements begins our observance of Lent, focusing on the theme God is Love (1 John 4:7-12). Receive the sign of ashes made from previous years’ palms, and enter the 40-day season of self-examination standing on the foundation of God’s great and ever-present love. ~Pastor Charlotte

You Can Make a Difference!: RPC is partnering with ETHS and Ten Thousand Villages to fill hygiene kits for people in countries torn apart by war and disaster, including Syria, Jordan, North Korea and Ukraine. Each kit consists of toiletry items such as toothbrushes, nail clippers, bath soap and new bath towels. Plan to attend the Mar. 10 kit-packing, bag-sewing party from 5:30-9 pm with ETHS students and other neighborhood volunteers.

Mystery Theater is Back! Please mark your calendars for this fun youth fundraising event. On March 4, beginning at 4:30 pm, join us in the RPC Meetinghouse for appetizers, mocktails, and sleuthing. More details coming soon…

Experience Valle Nuevo: Please consider being a part of the delegation to Valle Neuvo, our sister community in El Salvador. The dates are June 16-24. Proficiency in Spanish is not a pre-requisite!  Delegates must be at least 16 years old. If interested, please talk to Adam V.

RPC Friends and Family

Active Bystander Training: Learn safe and effective ways to intervene when people are targeted by bigotry. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-3:30 pm at Grace Lutheran Church (1430 South Blvd). RSVP by Feb. 22.. Sponsored by Evanston4All Solidarity Response Team

Grow Class News

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

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. Open to all adults and teens.