One Service at 9:00am on Sunday, April 2nd
On Sunday, April 2nd – we will have ONE SERVICE at 9:00am. Sunday School will also be held at the same time, 9:00am-10:00am. Immediately following the service, we will have a congregational meeting with Pastor Kristen from the synod office. Sorry about the short notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding – and hope to see you there.
New Sermon Audio Available!!
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Schwai’s Fish Fry at Redeemer
Friday, April 7, 2017 – 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Redeemer. Dine in or Call-in your order for Carry-out. Lightly Breaded Fish (Cod or Shrimp), French Fries, Coleslaw, Bread, Coffee or Milk. Soda and Homemade Desserts available to purchase. 12 Piece Shrimp – $12.50, 2 Piece Fish Fry – $11.50, 3 Piece Fish Fry – $12.50, Children’s Plate: Hot Dog, Fries, Apple Sauce, Milk – $6.00. Mark your calendars and look for Sign-up Sheets in the Coffee Bar area! We need any help that you are able to offer. Please consider signing up for an hour or the whole evening. We need your help to make this another successful event! Proceeds to benefit: Threshold and Elevate.
Easter Sunday Breakfast
As has been the tradition for many years, we have had an Easter Breakfast between services beginning at 9:00am on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Bob Harley has volunteered to chair the breakfast again this year. Bob will need the help of many people to make this a success, so please look for the sign-up sheets in the Information Area and sign-up, especially all the men who have helped in the past. We need people to help set up and prepare the food on Saturday, April 15th and also cooking, serving and clean up on Easter Sunday morning. We also need people to bake muffins and coffee cakes. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Harley (673-2204) or the church office (673-2550).
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.
March Special Giving – ELCA World Hunger
Join the journey! ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving is a special opportunity for us to come together to lift up the church’s hunger and poverty ministry during Lent. As we embark on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, what better time to reflect on the power of God’s self-giving love that transforms and challenges each of us?
During the season of Lent, we will make connections between faith, worship and justice – central teachings of Martin Luther. His concern for the poor and his sharp rebuke of economic injustice laid the foundation for us today to see the many ways our faith calls us to strive for justice in our world. In this, the 500th year since the Reformation, Luther’s call for economic justice is more pressing than ever. Today, 1 in 9 people face hunger and 1 in 7 live in extreme poverty. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. Making sure someone has enough food for the day is not enough. Together, we must look toward the future of this church and boldly respond to the needs of the world. We cannot lose ground.
Through ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving, we invite you to pray, act and hope that through economic life and justice there truly will be sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all. By joining together, our goal for 2017 is to raise $1.5 million during Lent. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger will help our global family access opportunities and earn a fair, sustainable living with dignity.
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.