“Return to the Lord your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
As we enter the season of harvest and thanksgiving this fall, it is the right time to count our blessings and recount to one another how faithful and steadfast God has been to each of us. We are abounding in hope! Our congregation continues to share everything we have first with God, and second with our neighbors. With inclusive and welcoming worship, wonderful educational programming, a building that welcomes all kinds of community groups, and a deep joy of feeding and clothing those in need, Our Redeemer’s carries forward the amazing legacy of generosity from the last 78 years.
Our legacy is abounding in hope through the joyful faces of our youngest members, learning and singing about our faith and life, striving to be servants and helpers for folks in need, developing a love for Jesus and his teaching.
Our legacy is abounding in hope through the beautiful music of our (almost!) completed, renovated organ, our fantastic choirs, our rockin’ ensemble, and our brilliant hand bells. Our community outreach through the Suzuki players and music camps is a gift to the neighborhood.
Our legacy is abounding in hope through our generosity in sharing our financial resources with various social justice organizations and Lutheran ministries that tend to feeding, clothing, educating, helping, supporting, and advocating for those among us who are most in need.
We are so entirely blessed to be given this community as our family of faith. Likewise, we are blessed to have the gift being responsible for keeping it financially healthy. This fall, we will reflect on the fact that we are abounding in hope for the future, and thankful for the present, and remembering with gratitude the faithfulness of those who carried this ministry forward.