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Transition Team Updates

April 21, 2022 View a video update by Pastor Gretchen and learn how you can be a part of the transition. https://youtu.be/MAsInQ2kZNk   April 1, 2022 In March, Pastor Gretchen Mertes, Parish Administrator Karie Stearns and members of our Church Council’s executive team met with Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee and Assistant to the Bishop, Andy […]

Holy Week 2022

Holy Week – Everyone is Welcome! April 10 – Palm/Passion Sunday | 9am & 11am. To begin Holy Week, we celebrate with palms Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and then transition to a telling of the Passion Story of Jesus’ Journey to the Cross. April 14 – Maundy Thursday | 6pm Soup Supper – 7pm Communion. […]

VBS – July 11-15, 2022

Tree of Healing VBS! July 11-15, 9 AM – 12 PM | Our Redeemer’s   registration is open REGISTER Calling all kids aged 4 – 11! Vacation Bible School is July 11-15 from 9 am – 12 pm, with optional afternoon activities for kids aged 8-11. We will be partnering this year with Phinney Ridge […]

Lent Adult Forums

Sundays, 10:10 AM | Fellowship Hall Now Is the Time: A Study Guide for the ELCA Declaration to People of African Descent This Lent, we are going to take an intentional deep dive into the ELCA’s new social statement on race in America. This study guide provides an avenue for the “realization, self-examination, and accountability […]

From the Pastor…March 2022

Romans 6:3-5 – Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk […]

Lenten Devotional: Give Something Up? Or… Take Something On! 

by Stephanie Running Each year we enter into the season of Lent. The tradition of Lent is to fast, give offerings, and pray excessively. Many Christians make a daily sacrifice in Lent. Some people give up eating meat, or having caffeine drinks or alcohol. The idea of self-sacrifice is meant to help people notice something […]

Gifts for the World – Inviting Your Input

We are a generous congregation, tithing our church giving for “Gifts for Our World”. Three percent of our giving goes to organizations that are “doing justice and loving kindness,” as chosen by the Social Justice Team.  This year we are inviting your input about organizations we can fund. If you have an organization in mind, let […]

Facilities Task Force Members Needed

Now that we have successfully completed a beautiful building remodel, we want to keep it looking beautiful and and we’re looking to you to help! There are three areas related to the building where facility teams are needed:  1. A group that carries on where the VAB left off, taking the recommendations from VAB, following […]

Pastor Kathy & The Transition Process

Now that we’ve celebrated and honored Pastor Kathy’s ministry and blessed her as she moves to new adventures, we look to move on as a congregation. On Monday, February 28, we entered in to our time of congregational transition. To respect Pastor Kathy’s boundaries surrounding her departure, the Synod asks us to refrain from contacting her regarding personal […]

Reverend Dr. Nelson Trout – ELCA Bishop

September 20 is the anniversary of the passing of the Rev. Dr. Nelson Trout, the first African-American bishop of the American Lutheran Church and the Evangelical Church of America, and the day set aside for his Commemoration in the ELCA Calendar of Saints. Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1921, Bishop Trout presided over the South […]

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