Our Redeemer's Blog

From Pastor David – Summer 2022

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to join this amazing community at Our Redeemer’s during this transition journey!!  Let me introduce myself, and share what I’ll be up to among you. My wife and I moved to the area in 2015, from the Twin Cities, where she began her call as pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran […]

Reflections on Service from Sonja Braasch

By Sonja Braash During Social Justice Storytelling in the fall, Sonja Braasch inspired us with her reflections on acts of service she has been involved in, and how they connected to her faith. We share her words on our website. Her reflections begin with: “In the past, I have had the pleasure to be involved […]

Summer Book Read

Summer Book Read: See No Stranger by Valerie Kaur This summer as a congregation we read Valarie Kaur’s See No Stranger: A memoir and manifesto of revolutionary love. You can find this book at the library or any bookstore in print or audiobook. In a world that is being fragmented and shattered by animosity and enmity, […]

A Farewell from Elizabeth

Dear Our Redeemers friends, It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that I will be leaving the Social Justice Coordinator position. I had anticipated a longer time with you all, but significant family needs are limiting my capacity to focus and do all that is needed to support your many service and […]

Holden Evening Prayer

Holden Evening Prayer Sundays in Summer, June 26-Sept. 4, 7 PM At 7:00 pm on Sunday evenings this summer we will gather in the sanctuary informally to sing and pray Holden Evening Prayer together. This brief service (20 minutes) is wonderfully singable, peaceful, and transcendent. You are invited and encouraged to attend. Young families, put […]

Faith Formation Appreciation

June 12, 9 AM Worship Join us on Sunday June 12 at our 9:00 am worship to honor and appreciate all of our faith formation teachers and leaders. These generous humans have graciously volunteered over the past year to teach children and adults more about faith and life together. We are so grateful for their […]

Celebrate Graduates 9am

On June 5th, Pentecost Sunday, we will be blessing our high school graduates at the 9:00 am service. We hope that many will attend and help us to send these young adults on their way to college with a quilt and a prayer. Huge thanks to Janet Woodfield and all the quilters who made 12 […]

Board Member Candidates 2022

David McBride David grew up in Spokane, WA.  After earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at WSU, David relocated to Southern California to start his career.  David worked in the defense, semiconductor, and software industries, and also completed a MS in Engineering Management at Loyola Marymount U. in Los Angeles.In 2000, David married Pamela Altman, […]

From the Pastor – June 2022

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;  3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a […]