Christ has Risen, He has Risen Indeed!
It was such a joy to have Easter Service together, even if it was in the parking lot! We are back to in-person church now. As we take steps to re-open, it is a fluid process so please watch and listen for updates. This week’s update is going forward you will not need to sign up, anyone who wants to come is welcome. Starting Mon. April 26, we will have Monday night “Come As You Are Service”. We will still follow all safety protocols.
The Council meet last week and we made a decision on leadership through this year. We will maintain our current leadership until the annual meeting in Feb. of 2022. So, I will remain as President, Michelle as Vice President and Laurie Horst as our Secretary. This will allow us to continue to move towards re-opening and work towards finding new ways to reach out to those who are un-churched.
If anyone is interested in attending this years’ Synod Assembly as our voting delegate, please contact Pastor. It will be a virtual Assembly so you can join in from home.
Our Nest wing is busy with Community happenings. HELP Corner has been picking up, it is now open Tue., Thur., and Sat. People are so grateful for the program and the ability to loan out medical equipment for a small deposit.
We now have a Cub Scout Troop and two Girl Scout Troops meeting in our space. I have had some youth approach me when at church asking for basket-balls to use at the basketball hoop. If anyone has any basketballs you are not using and would like to donate them, please let me know. If anyone has an idea or wants to pursue a project of a place to keep them down by the hoop, please call me. We did have an old flat ball in the Nest. I gave it to them, they got it pumped up and it has been under the chairs. I see this young boy and his siblings quite regularly on the weekends. They are very grateful.
Blessings to All,
“For the body is not one member, but many.”
This verse is perfect for what I have been seeing around Redeemer. We have all been coming together to work as a team in God’s name. The Holy Spirit is moving through us in a positive way and it is noticed.
We have caught the attention of the Director of Evangelical Ministry at Synod. He was able to choose one pastor from our Synod to go to Grace Institute and he chooses Pastor Aida. She will learn the tools to keep our church and moving towards the future.
This weekend Bruce H. and Jake B. worked together to replace the glass panels in the upper entry.
We had a team of members work on the Habitat house in the neighborhood.
Tom H. had a member of the community tell him about the great experience they had at h.e.l.p. corner and what a great service it is. The h.e.l.p. corner could not work without the support of Interfaith Caregivers and caring volunteers.
We have another request from the community for space use.
Bruce put out the call for painters on Sept. 28th , and already people are starting to work. Please come and help we need talents that all of you have. We have lighter inside work for those who are not sure of painting skills.
For all of this good work to happen we need to and have been working as a team. We may not always agree or see the reason behind the decisions. But I am proud to say that our members are putting the differences aside and we are working hard to do God’s work. We are making an impact on our community.
We are working to be an efficient and effective church.
Please continue to bring your ideas and thoughts forward. If someone has time to gather a volunteer team for the Pink Pumpkin Run please see Sheila. It could be handing out water or just cheering on runners and walkers.
I feel Blessed to be a part of this Congregation during this time of growth.