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Day By Day: Lenten Devotional 2018

Stories, Thoughts & Prayers from Our Redeemer’s Community for the Days of Lent 2018 YOU CAN DO THIS!!!  IT IS NOT HARD! To sign up, click here! For a list of the Bible verse texts, click here! WHAT? OUR SHARED AIM: To share our experiences and thoughts relating to a verse of the Bible. WHY?  In this way, we deepen our community and our faith — together. Our goal isn’t to publish a book or show how wise or faithful … Continued

SERMON: January 21, 2018 “Snagged…”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:14-20 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the reign of God has come near; change your hearts and minds, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me … Continued

SERMON: January 7, 2018 “Reflecting the Light of Christ”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and … Continued

From the Pastor – August 2017

Here are some responses to my recent sermon called, “Jesus Repents”, which spoke to the need, as followers of Jesus, to repent of our own distancing from the racism in our nation and ourselves, and commit ourselves to listen, learn and act with people of color. “You should have condemned Trump outright.  Spell out how he is leading the U.S. toward a fascist state.” “You weren’t empathetic enough.  Condemning incidents in Moses Lake, Charlottesville and the U.S. is a judgment … Continued

From the Pastor – July 2017

10 “SPIRITUAL” WAYS TO RELAX THIS SUMMER Even when you’re not on vacation! Summer — such a delicious time of year!  Even if the pace doesn’t slow as much as we’d like, the focus shifts and the weather (usually) is glorious! In keeping with our Spiritual Life Hack explorations and focus on how faith practices can transform our spirits and our lives, here are some ways to relax and deepen your enjoyment of the season — whether you’re traveling or … Continued

Ash Wednesday: the Meaning Behind the Dust

Ash Wednesday Service: February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. And then there are the ashes. Our Christian face paint. Outrageous, when you think about it. Ash equals garbage, what’s left when something is all burned up, its useful life is over–or just destroyed. Dirty and messy, hard to wash off completely, it gets up your nose and all over your clothes when you try to sweep out the fireplace. But THIS is what we smear on our faces. … Continued

Calling a Second Pastor

Our Redeemer’s will be calling a second pastor! They will be Pastor of Community Building and Justice Partnerships. After reading the job description here: Our Redeemer’s 2nd Pastor Position, if you know someone you think would be a good candidate, or are interested yourself, please call Assistant to the Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, Rev. Kathryn Buffum at 206-783-9292.  Thanks!

The Voice of Our Redeemer’s

This is the voice of Our Redeemer’s. You’ll hear from Pastor Kathy, leaders of social justice programs, youth, and many other folks in our community. Use the filter to search for something specific, or browse through different posts to be surprised. Have something to say? Get in touch with Allison. “You’ve given me space to be human, while still trusting and respecting me as your pastor. (I’m not going to mention all the bad jokes you e-mail me!)” What brought … Continued

Our Redeemer’s Blog

Along with our calendar, our blog is a great place to see what we’re up to. Read the posts below to hear musings from Pastor Kathy, ministry leaders and folks in our community. You can use a filter to read updates on our high school youth activities, Kids’ Church and much more. There’s a lot happening around here. Feel free to leave a comment, email the author, share things on facebook, and join the conversation.

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