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Worship Service – September 25, 2022
- We are looking for church cleaning help. Two to three hours per week to vacuum, clean bathrooms, empty garbages, etc. Contact Laurie Horst for more info.
- RLC Women’s Bible Study Group meets at church every 2nd Monday of the month @noon. Bring your own lunch.
- UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Audiovisual equipment installation continues. Volunteers needed to learn how to use our technology upgrades. No experience needed.
- The next community lunch at United Methodist Church is Saturday, September 24. Volunteers arrive 9:30am, lunch participants 11:30am. All are welcome.
- Outdoor painting continues. Thank you to those that have contributed!! Next is a lift rental and more paint. Any extra contributions would help as we move forward.
- September special giving will go to Redeemer’s Outreach program.
September Monthly Newsletter Now Available
The latest issue of our monthly newsletter, “The Herald”, is available to read, download, print. Simply click on the image at left, or click on the Herald Newsletter icon on the right side of this page.
Worship Service – September 18, 2022
Luke 16:1-13 – The Parable of the Shrewd Manager – Jesus confronts all those who would claim to be His disciples. To instruct them that His true disciples are those who understand that wealth, loyalty, and faithfulness of this world are but tools for the kingdom.
Worship Service – September 11, 2022
Luke 15:1-10 – Parables of The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin
Think of the trouble you go to to find something you have lost. The search is more thorough when what we have lost is very valuable. Jesus gives us two examples of people searching for what is precious to them. And we hear of the joy that comes when they find it. He uses these examples to try and explain to us the sense of how God seeks us, and His joy when our friendship with Him is renewed. His searching for us cost Him more than just the search – it cost Him his life. Jesus puts great value on our friendship with Him. We are precious to Him. Jesus, you welcome all into your warm embrace. When we are lost your come to find us. When we are in despair You come to lift us up. When we feel forsaken, You remind us of your great love for each one of us. Thank you for loving us just as we are.
Worship Service – September 4, 2022
Luke 14:25-33 – The Cost of Discipleship
Following Jesus is a demanding way of life. We must think well before embarking on this road – be ready to accept difficulty with him – be wise and discerning in our choices – and understand that material possessions can be real obstacles on our way to follow Jesus. Lord, we think of how we sometimes resist the difficulties that the Gospel presents. We ask for Your help, and for the grace of a discerning heart that shows us what true discipleship costs.
Worship Service – August 28, 2022
Luke 14:1, 7-11 – Parable of the Wedding Banquet – How difficult it is to practice the art of humility – not to take the best seat, grab the best bargain, or be first in the line for that concert we must see. Jesus asks us to think of others, to be more aware of other’s needs, to step back a bit and allow others to be center stage for a change. Heavenly Father, teach us how to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, how to be compassionate, more understanding, and more generous in our thinking and in our actions.
Worship Service – August 21, 2022
Luke 13: 10-17 – Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath. She had been ill and bent over for 18 years – a perspective that prevented her from being able to look anyone in the eye, unable to take her place among any ordinary crowd. She was likely to have been looked down on or overlooked, denied her dignity as a person. Likewise, Jesus wants to free us of any improper impediments or restrictions. He does not ask us what we can bear, what we are used to or what we can settle for. He wants to restore us to our proper stature and to let us see as he sees.
Worship Service – August 14, 2022
Luke 12: 49-56 – Jesus is still in the business of dividing. He has come to divide us from our sinful thoughts and habits. He has come to divide us from false views of the world and distortions of His Word. When some members of a family hear and believe, and others do not, divisions in the family will inevitably arise. The unity Jesus has come to establish will only be realized in full when He returns. Until then, divisions must continue. In the meantime, our job is to call our hearers to separate themselves from anything which separates them from Jesus and to proclaim the promise of peace and unity for all who call on His name.
Worship Service – August 7, 2022
Luke 12: 32-40 – Jesus is teaching us how and where to wait. He’s inviting us to be present to the One who is always already present. He’s inviting us to listen for the knock, to watch, and to be alert. He’s inviting us to be present to the reality of God in each other, in the world, and in ourselves. This is the God who is present in the ordinary circumstances of our lives, even in our waiting.
Worship Service – July 31, 2022
Matthew 11:25-30 – Inside you, there is a space for the divine. Ask God to come into your heart and to fill it with what only God can give. Ask today – and be open to what God sees best to give you.
Worship Service – July 24, 2022
Luke 11: 1-13 – The greatest difficulty of prayer is that sometimes we don’t want God. We want something from God. We want God to change our circumstances. While God can and sometimes does change circumstances, more often than not, God changes us. God’s self-giving sustains, nourishes, strengthens, empowers, emboldens, and enables us to face the circumstances of life. Sometimes we do so with joy and gratitude, other times with pain and loss, but always with God. On our better days we know this, and that’s enough. And on those other days? It’s “Lord, teach me to pray.”
Worship Service – July 17, 2022
Luke 10: 38-42 – Here we are, sitting at Jesus’ feet, ready to receive his word into our heart. The call of Martha is strong and familiar – there are so many practical things to be done, so many other ways in which we might spend our time. We bring to the center of our attention not what Jesus asks us to do – but think, instead, of who Jesus asks us to become: a loving heart, formed in God’s image.
Worship Service – July 10, 2022
Luke 10: 25-37 – Have mercy, O God. Make us merciful. Make us mercy bearers. Make us bear the fruit of mercy. Make us more than good, make us merciful. Beyond bloodlines and country and creed: make us mercy to all we meet.
Worship Service – July 3, 2022
Luke 10: 1-11; 16-20 – We have been sent out to do the work God calls us to do. We do not work alone because our mission is a shared mission. We work together as the community of Christ and our hope and welfare are inextricably linked to that of those around us. Together, we have been appointed to go out into the world and announce that God’s kingdom is right on people’s doorstep! And we go remembering Jesus’ promise that he is with us as we invite others into this mission of which we are a part.
Our Special Giving for July
The Benedict Center in Milwaukee provides services and advocacy for women in the criminal justice system so they can live safer, healthier lives for themselves, their children and the community
Worship Service – June 19, 2022
Luke 8:26-39 – Jesus Casts Out Demons – May we be a church that can embrace the messiness, and one that is willing to shoulder the burden for those in need of restoration among and around us. May we welcome those who’ve been cast out, back in, and may we hear through them the voice of God.
Worship Service – June 12, 2022
Worship Service – June 5, 2022
Worship Service – May 22, 2022
John 14: 23-29 – Judas had fled the table and would soon betray Jesus. Peter’s impending denials of Christ had been foretold. The disciples were fearful. The atmosphere was taut and unspeakably sad. Although mayhem was at hand, Jesus kept talking about Peace.
Worship Service – May 15, 2022
How do we prepare for Jesus to abide with or in us? By keeping Jesus’ commandments and by loving Jesus, which inevitably and inextricably means keeping his word. We prepare for Jesus to abide in us by welcoming his gift of peace and responding to his presence with faith. How are you doing in the abiding department? What’s your hospitality quotient? Have you prepared your inner life to be a hospitable home for Jesus? One in which Jesus will find faith and love and bountiful fruit?
Worship Service – May 8, 2022
John 10:22-30 – Once again, the Gospel presents us with people who are looking for a rational answer to the question of who Jesus is – a question that will satisfy them intellectually. We are reminded again to meet Jesus and hear His/Her words with our heart, not with our head. We ask Him/Her to help us to do so.
Worship Service – May 1, 2022
Jesus and the Miracle Catch of Fish – (Commentary based on John 21: 1-19)
Even though Peter had likely seen Jesus perform other miracles – he may still have had doubts about giving up his livelihood, his family, and everything he knew – to follow Jesus. Healing his mother-in-law and changing water into wine were phenomena outside Peter’s experience. But fish were different – he knew all about fish. This miracle hit home to him as others had not.
Imagine another disciple asking Peter about his impending decision, “But how can you do it?” – and Peter’s likely answer, “Just look at all those fish!”
We all need to leave things behind in order fo follow God. For some of us it is addictive behaviors, for others an emphasis on our own success or the adulation of the crowd. It helps to look not just at what we are leaving behind and what God promises us – but also at what God has shown us already.
Just look at all those fish!
Worship Service – April 24, 2022
John 20: 29 – Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Easter Worship Service – Sunday, April 17, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, April 3, 2022
The message this Sunday is based on John 12:1-8. By anointing His feet with expensive oil, Mary shows us that Jesus is worth more than the price tag of anything we own. What matters is putting Christ first and foremost, and recognizing His value above all else.
Worship Service – Sunday, March 27, 2022
As told in the Parable of the Prodigal Son – It doesn’t matter how far we stray from God or how much we squander the gifts God provides, God is always delighted when we turn back to him/her. God’s unconditional love is waiting for us to return home to be greeted with open arms.
Worship Service – Sunday, March 13, 2022
The Fox’s Den … or The Henhouse? – From Luke 13: 31-35
Worship Service – Sunday, March 6, 2022
Jesus Tempted by The Devil – Luke 4:1-13
Ash Wednesday Worship Service – March 2, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, February 27, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, February 20, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, February 13, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Worship Service – Sunday, January 30, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, January 23, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, January 16, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, January 9, 2022
Worship Service – Sunday, January 2, 2022
Redeemer’s Giving Tree
A permanent Giving Tree is located in the Narthex! It’s simple to use and benefits many worthy causes in our community and at Redeemer. Simply remove a tag from the tree, bring in the donation on the tag and place it into the proper bin at the foot of the tree. Many thanks to Matt Nettesheim for constructing this amazing work of art (including LED lighting), to Jenny Nettesheim and Sheila Bauer for managing this project, and to Thrivent for providing a grant to help get in “off the ground”. We look forward to many years of use in service to others.
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.