Our Redeemer's Blog

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, […]

E-Cycling Cycles Back!

Saturday, April 23, 10 AM – 2 PM It’s time to find those unwanted electronics, Styrofoam packaging, and gently-used clothes! We’ll be collecting on April 23, 10am – 2pm in the Our Redeemer’s parking lot. Our collaborators for this event are Living Green Technology, StyroRecycle and the Bridge Care Center. Regarding clothing, towels, blankets and […]

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. […]

Lent 2022: “Created for Community”

by Pastor Gretchen Mertes The invitation to Lent spoken on Ash Wednesday reminds us that we enter this season together “with the whole church.” It goes on to state that “we are created for communion with God, to love one another, and to live in harmony with creation.” Though many common Lenten practices rightly invite […]

A Celebration of Ministry, Pastor Kathy Hawks

Join in a time of celebration to honor, thank and recognize Pastor Kathy Hawks for her 20+ years of leading, loving, and growing this congregation. She has done that with her faith, mind, heart and soul.  Saturday, February 26, 4-8 PM will be a time of fun, laughter, family, fellowship and recognition for our pastor. […]

Theology on Tap REBOOT!

4th Tuesday of each month, 7 PM | Reuben’s Brews, 5010 14th Ave NW Starting January 27, we will gather on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Reuben’s Brews (https://reubensbrews.com) to discuss the theological implications of current issues and topics in the news! We will be inviting folks that are knowledgeable […]

Sacred Storytelling – Social Justice Focus

Adult Forums, January 9 and 16, 10 AM | Fellowship Hall Over the past months, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting by listening to each other’s faith journey stories.  This month, we’ll be doing a different kind of storytelling. During adult forums on January 9 and 16, everyone is invited to come share and listen […]

Thank You to Thanksgiving Volunteers!

So many people helped make a happy Thanksgiving for those without homes this year! Thank you to givers, sleeping bag purchasers and loaders, pie-planners, pie-bakers, pie container decorators, pie deliverers, Edible Hope food and sleeping bag distributors, and Road to Housing meal preppers, servers, and cleaners! And a special thank you to Janet Woodfield who […]

Christmas with Our Redeemer’s

LINK FOR A “HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN SERVICES ONLINE” INSTRUCTIONS Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Friday, December 24, 4 PM & 10 PM Our Advent Season of Hope culminates in rejoicing at the birth of Jesus the Christ, our Prince of Peace. We will celebrate both in person and online with great joy and love. https://ourredeemers.net/virtual-worship/ […]

Give Thanks with a Welcome Heart

We’re sharing our abundance with our neighbors without homes this Thanksgiving. Can you help?  GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Make pumpkin tarts in our church kitchen on Sunday, November 21 after 11 AM worship. Donate wool socks. Drop off at church. Distribute pies, wool socks, and sleeping bags on Thanksgiving morning. Help make Thanksgiving dinner for our Road […]