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LiVE Retreat @ Our Redeemer’s

Saturday December 3, 9 AM -3 pm at Our Redeemer’s – 2400 NW 85th, Ballard REGISTER How will we wait? The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker invites unique ways for us to explore the contours of waiting and community interaction. Come and experience practical tips for how you and your communities of faith can […]

What is a Chrismon?

by Marie Nordquist, Liturgical Arts Team Every year our sanctuary tree is decorated with white lights and some strange looking white and gold ornaments. What are they? They’re Chrismons, shaped in the forms of ancient Christian symbols. Chrismons, or Christ + Monogram, are the creation of Frances Kipps Spencer of Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA) in […]

The LiVE Project: Upcoming Offerings

The LiVE Project is a networked lay learning community discerning God’s call; theologically thoughtful, culturally responsive, and communally engaged; connecting churches and forming Christian public leaders; a flexible, hybrid model of learning: Zoom and face to face. You’re invited to these upcoming offerings: Engaging Younger Generations: Monday 6:30-8pm, Nov. 5 Acts Bible Study: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Nov. […]

Thanksgiving Community Meal for All 

Thursday, November 24, 12 – 1 PM | Fellowship Hall Please help out: https://rb.gy/abjktk Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12 – 1pm on Thanksgiving Day.  It takes about 108 (or more!) volunteers to pull Thanksgiving off, and it’s an amazing gift not only […]

Luciafest Returns! December 11 – 5 PM

written by Marie Nordquist December 11, 5 PM | Our Redeemer’s Luciafest returns to Our Redeemer’s Sunday, December 11th! The Lucia Team are happy to be “back in action”. Our traditional Swedish celebration of Saint Lucia’s Day will have all the traditional trappings: Sankta Lucia, her attendants, star boys, Scandinavian goodies and dancing around the […]

Native American Heritage Day (aka Indigenous People’s Day)

written by Lars Sveum-Hanson Native American Heritage Day, also know as Indigenous People’s Day, is the 4th Friday of September or the 2nd Monday of October depending on which state is observing!  (Canada has a First Nations day on June 21st, Summer Solstice.) This special day is designated to appreciate native cultures and help heal […]

The Mystery of the Exodus – This Wednesday

This Week, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Zoom (contact Carolyn for Zoom link: cdkswan@gmail.com) The Mystery of the Exodus – It’s really good stuff, folks. We have an expert leading us in archeologist and historian Jeanne-Pierre Isbouts. Don’t miss out.   Grasp how the biblical story of the turning of the […]

Abounding in Hope!

“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 […]

From the Pastor – October 2022

One of the things that make transitions challenging is the notion of uncertainty amid so many possibilities. The vast and wide road ahead, alongside the dynamics of not knowing what exactly is ahead can make for disruptive and anxious times.  And just like the communities of faith and faithful people before us, what we do […]

Scouts BSA + Our Redeemer’s: A Great Fit

by Morgan Fowler Our Redeemer’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, now Scouts BSA, is long standing. We are the chartered organization for the oldest cub scout pack in Ballard! During the pandemic, and observing all related safety protocols, Cub Scout Pack 100 has continued to welcome new scouts into the ranks, served the […]

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