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From the Pastor: May 2018

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you;    the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;    and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know    that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing    and the breath of every human being. “ -Job 12:7-10 … Continued

SERMON: February 18, 2018 “Lord, deliver us from sitting on our hands”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:9-15 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” 12 And the Spirit immediately … Continued

SERMON: February 4, 2017 “Is It Safer to Take Risks?”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:29-39 29 As soon as[Jesus and the disciples] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. 32 That evening, at sunset, … Continued

SERMON: January 14, 2017 “What Good Can Come Out of a Crap Hole Like Nazareth?”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel John 1:43-51 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come … Continued

Gretchen’s Article on Advent — the season, not the child.

I love Advent.  I mean, clearly – I love it enough to name my child after it – Addi is short for Advent.  Advent is my favorite season of the church year, hands down.  The name Advent shares the Latin root adventus meaning “a coming, approach, or arrival.”  It’s part of the word “adventure” – which I love!  Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas Day – not just the first 24 days of December.  In a way, Advent wreaths … Continued

Faith Formation Dates for September!

Hello families with kids!  Here are the dates you need to know for September! Rally Sunday – September 10! Backpack Blessing – 9:00 AM – Bring your backpack to worship for a blessing & token. Kid’s Church Orientation – 10:00 am – We will be decorating and setting up the Kid’s Church room upstairs, and looking at the curriculum and the upcoming year. First Confirmation Class – 10:10 am – all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are invited. Confirmation Registration … Continued

From the Pastor – June 2017

Can a rock concert be holy?  Can it be church? On Mother’s Day, I had the honor of seeing the Irish band U2 at Century Link Field.  2017 is the 30th anniversary year of the release of their Grammy winning album ‘Joshua Tree.’  Along with 50,000 of my closest friends (and Eddy Vedder of Pearl Jam), I crammed into the stadium with my heart racing in excitement.  I grew up with U2, and in fact, I’m starting to think that … Continued

Faith Formation Coordinator

We are seeking a full-time Faith Formation Coordinator. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to pastor.gretchen@ourredeemers.net.  The job description is as follows:   Faith Formation Coordinator Job Description   GENERAL You will oversee an intergenerational ministry to instill in children and families the pillars of faith found in our baptismal promises: To live among God’s faithful people; Hear God’s Word and share God’s supper; Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and life; Serve all … Continued

No Cost Thanks Giving Meal!

Thanksgiving Community MealEach year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-2pm right on Thanksgiving Day.  It takes about 60 (or more!) volunteers to pull it off, and it’s an amazing gift not only to those who get to taste it, but especially to those who prepare it and clean it up afterward.  We have two new volunteer positions this year: Turkey carvers, which is pretty self-explanatory, and Table Hosts.  I’m so excited for the table … Continued

Poverty Workshop

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015 Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2PM to 5 PM at Trinity UMCNo Charge – Pre-Registration RequestedWhat choices would you make if you had little time and little money to spare? Produced by the Faith & Family Homelessness Project of Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, and presented by the Trinity Social Justice team, this live-action simulation will give you a deep understanding of the challenges and realities facing low income people. During the workshop you … Continued

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