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“I am the vine, you are the branches …”
This newsletter is to keep you informed of the events of our church during the month of July 2017.
We look forward to your participation with us in the abundant life that our Lord so graciously provides.
During these summer months, we enjoy the visitors to our church. It is an opportunity for us to show Christ’s love. Many of our own are vacationing, and we pray that each of you will enjoy God’s refreshment and renewal.
THE GOSPEL-CENTERED LIFE:
A discussion-oriented class, led by Pastor Paul and Elder Susan, will meet on July 16, 23, and 30, at 10:45, in classroom 2. The goal of this gathering is to get us discussing our faith at a heart level so that the gospel becomes more real and central in all our lives. The class is for believers and nonbelievers alike. All are invited.
THE MEN’S GROUP
will break on July 4 and then meet on Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. A new study will be determined to begin later in the month. All men are encouraged to come.
A VISIT FROM OUR FORMER PASTOR:
Pastor Jim, former pastor of our church, will be visiting and preaching on July 9. Pastor Paul enjoyed a delightful dinner with Jim at presbytery, where Jim expressed how meaningful it would be to see the congregation. We look forward to catching up with him and experiencing his ministry of the Word once again.
JULY MEETING OF SESSION:
The elders of our church will meet on Wednesday, July 19, at 3pm. If there are any matters you wish the Session to consider, please notify Pastor Paul or another elder by July 14. Visitors are always welcome!
will resume on Sunday, July 16, for ages 3-9. Each week a new story from the Bible is told in the context of God’s great story of saving us in Jesus. Children also learn weekly catechism questions and enter into a time where they learn to how to worship God at their level. Helpers are needed for this ministry.
OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE:
We are in need of people to serve as greeters at the door on Sundays. This is an important “first touch” ministry that requires only a warm and welcoming heart. Please sign up in the foyer.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS:
Please bring your donations of food for area needy, the first Sunday of the month, and place in the wicker basket in the foyer.
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN:
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Kittitas County & Roslyn Presbyterian Church
“Baby bottles filled with change – that’s “The Baby Bottle Campaign”.
It’s a simple idea that provides thousands of dollars to save lives. Each year the money raised from the Campaign helps support those facing unplanned pregnancies and their babies through the ministry of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Kittitas County.
The Baby Bottle Campaign helps provide the following free services to moms and babies in our community who are most in need: pregnancy tests, ultrasound, parenting education, material assistance, abortion recovery support, teen sexual health education (abstinence-focused and sex trafficking awareness education), adoption counseling.
“Pick up your Care Net Baby Bottles at the church (front lobby display table) orcontact a RPC Care Net Team member
Pray for Beth Matanich in Haiti. Beth is on a short-term mission trip to rural, mountainous Haiti until February 24. She will be ministering with her daughter, son-in-law, and infant granddaughter with the ministry Hope in Haiti (www.hopeinhaiti.org). They will be backpacking into a rural area beyond roads, where sanitation, clean drinking water, and even security can be spotty, so ask God for their protection. They will be assisting the poor and working with children, so pray for their effectiveness and joy in Christ. Haiti is a country devastated by poverty, oppression, instability, and even spiritual darkness, but its people are loved by God. Let us uphold Beth and her family in our prayers.
Our Men’s Group on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 is beginning study of the Epistle of 1 John. Although new participants are welcome at any time, this is a particularly good time to get started with the study and fellowship. No prior Bible knowledge is necessary, and Bibles are provided. The men have been known to devour a cookie or two, as well, so don’t miss out on the opportunity.
Your help is needed: We need volunteers for the following: Communion servers, greeters, worship leaders and refreshments. Sign-up next time you are in the church. Sign-up sheets are in the Fellowship Hall on the wood table by the kitchen pass-through. Thank you for your faithful service.
Beth Matanich is taking a short-term mission trip to Haiti, February 9–24. (www.hopeinhaiti.org)
Beth will be hiking in to work with children deep in the mountains through the ministry of Hope in Haiti Please pray for Beth and the children she will help.
The Daily Bread is now available for you to pick up. You can find it on the table in the entry.
Fill Beth Matanich’s luggage for Haiti! Beth is taking a short-term mission trip to Haiti, February 9–24, and she can use more of two items to take to distribute to destitute children: children’s underwear and Matchbox cars. We can help by purchasing these items and dropping them in the Haiti box here at church. Beth will be hiking in to work with the children deep in the mountains through the ministry of Hope in Haiti (www.hopeinhaiti.org). Please pray for Beth and the children she will help.
Next Sunday let’s fill the food basket. The first Sunday of each month, you can bring perishable food for the upper county HopeSource food bank in Cle Elum. Put it in the basket in the entry, and we’ll get it to the food bank.
Items That Promote Home Cooking:
The Food Bank does not accept home canning or preserves, opened, expired, rusted, broken, or damaged items.
Please, as often as possible we need healthy and nutritious foods that are low fat and low sodium.
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