Welcome to Redeemer Lutheran Church – ELCA – Hartford, WI

Upcoming Events

Calling all Elves!

ElfWe are planning the Pictures with Santa Event for 2014 which takes place on Saturday, November 8th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Every year we have a great community turn out. This year we are looking for people to assist with crafts, games, crowd control and photo shoot. We have many volunteer opportunities to sign up for. So, pick how much you want to be involved. We are looking for printers to borrow where memory cards can be placed directly into the printer. While no ink cartridges are required, we are asking that all printers be provided to the church office no later than November 3rd. Please put masking tape on the bottom of your printer with your name on it.

November Special Giving

HartfordFoodPantrySpecial Giving for month of November will go to the Hartford Food Pantry. In addition to using your monthly Special Giving envelopes, please bring the designated non-perishable food items as listed for each Sunday:

November 2nd – Cereal
November 9th – Canned Green Beans
November 16th – Cans of Tuna
November 23rd – Granulated Sugar
November 30th – All Purpose Flour

(You may also bring other items as well – Syrup, Pancake Mix, Brownie Mixes, etc. are also needed. No glass containers or expired food items, please.)
Place your donations in front of the altar. Pastor Marcia is hoping for to have a huge mound of food which will be taken to the Hartford Food Pantry.

Giving Tree

GivingTreeLogoIn order to take more ownership of the needs of our church we are working on a Giving Tree. Please check out the tree on the wall in the Narthex. There are tasks and donations large and small needed by the church that you or your family can do or donate to.

Some needs are:
– Fill in sinking area of the parking lot.
– Repair floor tile in storage room off the kitchen.
– Paint the shed
– Rake leaves in October or November
– New faucet in kitchen

Lectors Needed

We are in dire need of lectors for the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. At this time, we have only 13 active lectors out of over 200 members. Please consider serving your church by volunteering. It only involves 4-6 Sundays a year. Come join us at our orientation meeting in October and find out how you can get involved and be a part of doing “God’s Work, Our Hands”. We can always use more ushers too!!

Usher/Lector Orientation

There will be an orientation meeting for new ushers and lectors on Sunday, October 12th and 19th at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. New ushers and lectors should plan to attend one of the sessions to go over procedures and have any questions answered that you might have. If you cannot make either of these times, please talk to Shirley Gintner or call her at 673-5759 or the church office at 673-2550. All current ushers and lectors are welcome to attend too!

Quilting Group

quiltingAre you a quilter? Or maybe would like to try quilting, but don’t know how?? We meet at noon the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month from 12-4 p.m. in the Gathering room. Bring your project along with your sewing machine and an extension cord. Feel free to call Jean Harley at 673-2204 for more info. See you on Sunday, October 19th at noon!

Women’s Retreat Planning Meeting

We will have a planning meeting on Monday evening, October 27th at 7:15 p.m. Please join us with your ideas and suggestions. All women of Redeemer are invited!!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

santaSpread the word! Saturday, November 8th. (Parade route starts on N. Main St. and ends 3:00 p.m. parade at Lincoln School). 4:00 p.m. – Festivities at Redeemer.

Santa will be here to have his picture taken with the kids again this year. Stop in after the parade for coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and a FREE picture with Santa.

We need volunteers for:

  • Baking cookies and bars
  • Helping out at church before and after the parade

Look for sign-up sheets posted on the Information Area bulletin boards. Please sign-up to help! This is a community event so invite your friends and neighbors.

26th Annual Holiday Christmas Cookie Fair

2014 FlyerClick on the flyer
to check out the info
for this years Cookie Fair -
taking place on Saturday, December 6th
9:00-11:00 am.

Colorful Year of Sunday School Begins

On September 15th the Redeemer Sunday School started off on a trip to “Follow and Obey God’s Colorful Way”. First we started with a parent meeting at 9am where the kids and parents met their teachers Ms. Natasha (3K-4K), Ms. Kristy (K-2nd grade), Ms. Brianna (3rd -5th grade) and Alex (helper). Then the kids went to the choir loft where they met music leader Ms. Shannon, who started teaching them the new song about Rainbows! After singing, kids and teachers went to their class areas and worked on Rainbow Projects, look for them decorating the hallway outside the office and Sunday School Classrooms. When crafts were done, all classes got together to play with the parachute and enjoy and rainbow snack. It’s going to be a very COLORFUL year in Sunday School.

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Sycamore Tree Fencing Available

We plan to remove some of the old Sycamore Tree fencing just east of our parking lot. If someone would like this and would remove it themselves it is FREE. The fencing “we” remove will be sold at a price. If you or someone you know is interested in all or some of this fencing please call Matt Nettesheim at 262-844-7923.

Fall Book Study

Pastor Marcia is planning a book study for the Fall. The book is Reclaiming The “L” Word. This would be a monthly book study. If you are interested, please let Pastor Marcia know.

Pictures From Our Recent Events

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Sunday Adult Forum

The Adult Forum meets between services at 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. We will discuss subjects of interest to the group including items from Bible Study, Lutheran Theology and Faith, Issues in Contemporary Faith and Life. Consider joining us. You don’t have to be there every Sunday so please come when you can.

Community Free Lunch

Served the last Saturday of each month at St. Aidan’s starting at 11:30 a.m. Come for community fellowship and a good meal. If you are interested in volunteering, please talk to Barb Menden.

Food Pantry Sunday

The third Sunday of each month has been designated as Food Pantry Sunday.  Please bring non perishable items and place them in the barrel in the Information Area.

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