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Thanksgiving Community Meal 2016

Our Thanksgiving Community Meal is set for Thanksgiving Day at noon. So far we have filled 86 of the 108 volunteer positions — wow! You can still be a part of this community celebration: Donate to the Sleeping Bag Fund. Each year we purchase 200 sleeping bags (cost: about $18 each), to give to those of our neighbors who are un-housed. Your contribution to this fund will make a real difference! Donation envelopes are on the worship clipboards.  Participate in the meal. Volunteer … Continued

Food Bank Sunday / Ballard Food Bank

Food Bank Sunday is November 13th! The need is great and you can help. Please bring non-perishable food items to worship with you and place them in the big soup can in the Narthex. Here is a partial list of needed items: canned soup (low sodium) canned fruit & vegetables applesauce (no sugar added) dried fruit / rainsins 100% fruit leather low sugar fruit jams and jellies oats or oatmeal granola bars brown or white rice Your financial support is … Continued

Reflect and Pray: Build the Vision… Share the Vision!

Generosity Sunday, November 6 Theme: All Saints Reflect: Beyond the basic lesson of sharing, others model generosity for us. Who are some of those people in your life? How will you model generosity for others through this Campaign? Pray: Give thanks for the saints in your life who taught you to share and modeled generosity for you. Monday, November 7 Theme: Creation – Our Need to Give Reflect: What does it mean to be created in God’s image? God is … Continued


10:15am, Sunday, August 28 HEAR about the findings of the recently conducted Capital Campaign Feasibility/Implementation Study VOTE to hire a consultant and proceed with a VAB Capital Campaign Capital Campaign Feasibility Study Completed! Pastor Steve Olson, of Olson Advancement, presented his final Capital Campaign Feasibility / Implementation Study report to the Church Council and VAB Team at the July 19th council meeting. The purpose of the study was to solicit feedback on the VAB plan concept and then provide recommendations … Continued

The Ethnic Peoples of Burma

Sunday, July 17: 4-6:00pm at Our Redeemer’s. Clarice Swanson (former member of Our Redeemer’s, daughter-in-law of Carolyn Swanson) will present through pictures and songs her experience spending 90 days in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. In her words, “Learn how jumping off bridges, encountering endangered ethnic cultures, recording traditional ethnic music in rice field, and water coloring with orphans is shaping her future…” She will also perform songs inspired by this trip. Everyone is welcome.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is Coming!

July 11-15, 9am to 3pm at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church For grades K – 5. Registration Forms available in the Fellowship Hall or by contacting Steven Rystrom at faithformation@ourredeemers.net or 206-783-7900 x. 103. Cost is $50 per child. For our VBS this year, the dedicated staff of Camp Lutherwood will be leading a week of energetic worship, creative Bible encounters, new friends, fabulous crafts, and team-building activities. This will be a week your kids will be talking about all summer!

Vision-Aligned Building (VAB) Meeting: Sunday, June 5 after the 11am Service

Mike Hlastala and other members of our VAB Team will be on hand to further discuss the concept designs presented at the May 15th meeting (and currently on display in the church narthex), and talk more about how they reflect our strategic objectives. If you can’t attend this follow-up meeting and have additional questions, please contact the VAB Team through VAB@ourredeemers.net or the “VAB Comments” Box in the Fellowship Hall.

Vision-Aligned Building (VAB) meetings in May

You will have three opportunities in May to hear more about the upcoming VAB building project, ask questions, and provide input into how we move forward with the process. Sundays May 8, May 15, and and May 22 between services. Sunday, May 8th between services in Fellowship Hall Members of the VAB Team will explain and answer questions about the process thus far, what the current set of drawings does and does not include, what kinds of input and decisions … Continued

Theology on Tap

Next Meeting: May 24th at 7:00pm Come talk about theology while drinking beer (no kidding!) in an open, informal setting. Everyone over 18 is invited to join in as we chat about group-generational topics ranging from “does hell exist?” to “how do you hear God?”. We drum up all sorts of questions, ponder the possibilities and share our stories with one another. Hosted this month at Tom Bernard’s home. For details, email David Eicke

Make a Clean Sweep! April 30 Recycling Event

Recycle your used electronics, metals, & styrofoam, and donate clothing to the Bridge Care Center. Saturday, April 30, 9am to 3pm, Our Redeemer’s Parking Lot. Our Redeemer’s is partnering with SBK Green Century Electronic Recycle for an E-recycling event. The EarthCare Team will also be collecting clean, dry styrofoam (please remove all tape and labels), and gently-used clothing will be collected for the Bridge Care Center. We are especially looking for men’s jeans. Recycling is FREE. Our Redeemer’s Youth will … 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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