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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.

 

Latest Announcements

  • Adult bible study resumes August 10.
  • RLC Women’s Bible Study Group meets at church every 2nd Monday of the month at noon. Bring your own lunch.
  • The next community lunch at United Methodist Church is Saturday, August 27. Volunteers arrive 9:30am, lunch participants 11:30am. All are welcome.
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION! New audiovisual equipment is still in the process of being installed in our Sanctuary, as part of our technology upgrades. We need a small group of volunteers able to learn how to work it. No experience needed.
  • Special Giving for the month of August will be to the Hartford Community Pantry.

 

August 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 – 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

Please Note: Audio level on this video is unusually low. Please turn up the levels on the video controls and your device.
 

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.

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