Summer Worship Schedule Begins May 28th
Our Summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, May 28h with one service at 9:00 a.m. Monday “Come As You Are” Worship continues at 6:30 p.m. Note: No Monday evening worship on Memorial Day, May 29th.
Blessing of Bikes and Helmets
Palm Sunday Procession & Easter Egg Dash!!
Redeemer Wellness Garden
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County Bowl For Kids’ Sake
Each year, the event has a new theme. This year’s theme was “the most magical event on earth.” (i.e. Disney without saying Disney). Major sponsors are secured to underwrite the expenses of the event. Then teams of 4-6 are recruited to bowl. Each bowler is asked to raise at least $75 in sponsor pledges. For this, they come with their team and receive two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and a themed T-shirt. Littles Brothers and Sisters are welcome to bowl but are not required to fundraise. While bowling, there are paid raffles and free games for prizes, theme music and lots of fun. On each shift a “team spirit” award is given to the team with the most spirit and enthusiasm for the theme.
This year, 6 Club Mentor matches participated in the final shift of the event, held at Pioneer Bowl on Saturday February 25. It was great to see this group out having fun together. Every match came in a Disney themed costume. The mentors together raised $690.00, which is greatly appreciated. Overall, on just that shift, over $8,000 was raised in sponsorship pledges. At Pioneer Bowl, the Club Mentor combined team was awarded the team spirit award for their great effort in costumes and their team spirit and enthusiasm throughout the event. They were awarded a decorated Mickey Mouse bowling pin to take back and display at the Club Mentor House.
Having the teams at the event was enlightening. To watch this group together, to see the joy and pride on the children’s faces, and the mutual support of all the Bigs, whoever needs it at the moment, was to see truly a team effort. We are appreciative and proud of this unique group.
2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Guidebook
Pastor Marcia attended the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans, August 8-13. The theme was “Freed & Renewed in Christ – 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action”. The following link will take you to an online copy of the guidebook from the assembly. It is chock-full of useful information! To learn more about what the ECLA stands for, who it stands with, and how we can participate as partners in the national/global organization of believers – click here: 2016 Churchwide Assembly Guidebook
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 Episcopal Church 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.