Message from Pastor Aida
Summer is almost here!
As we receive those great and very well awaited, first rays of sun full of warmth, we start a new season in church: Pentecost and the Season after Pentecost. During our Pentecost celebration we will be receiving Owen Otto, as a confirmed member of our congregation! My invitation to all of you is to pray for this young man and his family, as he continuous his faith journey, along with us. Let us enjoy this new season reflecting on how the Holy Spirit has manifested herself thru out the history of the Church. Let us reflect and discern on our own necessity for a new “Pentecost” in our lives, in our nation, and in our world. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to dwell with us, as we try to work, with and for, the Kingdom, here and now.
– Pastor Aida
June Special Giving – Homeless Portable Showers
This month we will collect Special Giving monies to help fund Portable Showers for the Homeless. The Nurse and Veteran who are building these Shower Trailers have been featured on the Local News in the last couple months. They call the project, Community Recourse Hygiene Clinic’s. They hope to have 10 trailer built by summer. The trailers are portable, they provide a hot shower area and a changing area. They also have resource material available to help the homeless.
What a great thing to provide! Basic Hygiene is hard to come by on the streets. In addition to collecting funds for the trailer build, we will start collecting the following items listed below. A Thrivent grant will be applied for so we can provide Hygiene Bags for them to hand out.
• Wash Rags & Towels
• Toilet Paper
• Tooth Brushes & Travel Tooth Paste
• Hotel Size Shampoo, Lotion, Conditioner & Soap
If you have wondered about the small group of members sitting at the Gathering Room table from 8:30 to 9:15 on Sunday mornings — that would be our Adult Ed group. We have discussed books in the Bible and current events as they relate to Jesus teachings.
Currently, we are discussing “Jesus a Pilgrimage”, by Father James Martin, SJ. He and a friend took a tour of the Holy Land – to the places where Jesus would have walked, preached, taught, and interacted with the people and the surroundings. The chapters correspond to the geographical areas where Jesus lived or where significant parts of his life were spent, the Bible stories that happened in these locations, and how it all relates to our lives today.
Join us. We think you will find this fascinating and will increase your faith. See you next Sunday morning,
– The Adult Ed. Group
Redeemer’s Giving Tree
A permanent Giving Tree is now 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.