Holy Places – Lenten Devotions by Bishop Jeff Barrow
Bishop Jeff has written a booklet of daily devotions for Lent and is challenging us to give “A Dollar a Day for Poverty”, to benefit the Synod’s Outreach for Hope program. Click here: Holy Places Daily Devotions Website to read each day’s devotion. Or click on the Holy Places artwork below, to access the Entire Holy Places Daily Devotion Booklet, and let Bishop Jeff inspire you to help the less-fortunate around us.
March Newsletter Now Available
Click on the “Herald” icon at the right side of this page to open the PDF newsletter. As always, there will be a limited number of printed copies in the narthex.
Ash Wednesday Soup & Bread Supper
Ash Wednesday, March 5th – We will have a Chicken Dumpling Soup and Bread Supper starting at 5:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken to help defer the cost of the meal. Please bring a salad or and dessert to share. Please look for the sign-up sheet in the Information Area. We also need people to help set up and clean up afterwards. So, please sign up!
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Ash Wednesday, March 5th – 7:00pm Worship Service with imposition of ashes.
Special Giving for March – Outreach for Hope
In conjunction with our participation in the “40 Days of Lent” Daily Devotion & Offering program to support Outreach for Hope – our Special Giving for March will be added to those donations.
Outreach for Hope supports life-giving ministries with the poor in communities of the Greater Milwaukee Synod. These ministries not only provide help with daily necessities, but most importantly, they are centers in the heart of their communities for providing transformation and hope. Outreach for Hope seeks donations primarily from generous individuals. It also receives gifts from organizations and from special offerings of congregations.
Outreach funding has included seed money to initiate the work of Neighborhood Ministers, homework help programs, creative arts camp, “Good Samaritan” money, meal programs, development of worship designed to draw in the community, and creative Bible study programs, to name a few examples.
World Day of Prayer – March 7, 2014
Church Women United World Day of Prayer will be celebrated March 7th at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church at noon. Bring a bag lunch, soup and dessert will be provided. A prayer service and program featuring the country of Egypt will begin at 1:00 p.m. All women are invited. This is a great time to have Fellowship with women from other churches. Please plan on participating.
Community Lenten Services
Again this Lent we embark on a Lenten Series with our ecumenical neighbors. The series focus each week will be determined by the host clergy. We see the story of Jesus through Biblical readings and prayers as we follow the Lenten Journey to the Passion and the crucifixion of Christ. Each week will include a homily and a unique worship service.
The series will be here at Redeemer and at our neighboring churches:
March 12th – St. Aidan’s – Pastor Anna Doherty – 670 E. Monroe – (Potato Bar Dinner, 5 p.m.)
March 19th – First United Methodist – Pastor Paul Johnsen – 738 W. Monroe
March 26th – St. Kilian’s – Fr. David LaPlante – 246 W. State St.
April 2nd – St. John’s UCC – Pastor Mike Bausch – 228 W. State St.
April 9th – Redeemer Lutheran – Pastor Marcia Carrier – 255 W. Lincoln Ave.
All service times are at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments follow each Wednesday service. Each congregation hosts a week at their location. The series will be meaningful for worshippers of all ages. As is tradition, we will be tasking a special offering for the Hartford Food Pantry each week. Both monetary and food donations accepted.
Pictures From Our Recent Events
2014 Rummage & Plant Sale
See the 2014 Rummage & Plant Sale page for dates and information regarding this year’s event.
Ever Consider Being a Lector?
MEN, WOMEN, YOUNG ADULTS – Would you like to become more involved in your Sunday church service, and enjoy speaking in public … consider becoming a lector at the 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. service. Due to the loss of several lectors, we are in dire need of some new volunteers to step up. It involves minimal training and an average commitment of 2 or 3 Sundays every 4 months. (Total = 6 – 9 Sundays a year.) Please consider becoming a part of this group.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please talk to me or call Shirley Gintner – 673-5759 or the church office – 673-2550. We prayerfully hope you will choose to get involved in 2014. Thank you to everyone for their dedicated support.
P.S. We’re always looking for extra ushers too, so if you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.
Boys & Girls Club Volunteers Needed
The Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers anytime between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help kids with their homework, technology, art, etc. Please contact Katie at 262-670-6222 if you are interested in helping.
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.
Substitute Sunday School Teachers
Please consider serving as a substitute teacher for our Sunday School program. Sometimes our regular Sunday School teachers can’t be here and we need someone to fill in. Call the church office if you are interested or talk to one of the teachers. Thank You!
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.