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Arise! Shine! Epiphany – Season of Light

There’s certainly been plenty of gloom lately! Shadows of uncertainty lurking in the corners of our consciousness. Even before Advent, we’ve been hoping, and waiting for, and finally, welcoming the Christ child, and the peace and joy he brings. Arise, shine! For your light has come!  Isaiah 60:1 Now, as the new year begins, our […]

Sunday Adult Forums in January

We are continuing this popular adult class where we share our personal spiritual journeys with one another. Let Sally Parker-Henderson know if you want share or to learn more, wpainter26@yahoo.com. January 9 – Sacred Storytelling – Social Justice Focus January 16 – Sacred Storytelling – Social Justice Focus January 23 – Sacred Stories* start up […]

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 […]

Holden Village 2022

We are planning our congregational trip to Holden Village next summer, July 31-August 6, 2022! We hope that you can join us. Our trip is 6 nights long, and meals are included.  Based on what is currently listed on Holden’s website as of this writing, the cost is $510/person for adults, $390 for kids ages […]

O-ROCK – Programs and Classes for Youth and Kids

CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM THE LORD. THEY ARE A REWARD FROM HIM. Psalm 127 O-ROCK is off and running!  • Newly redone rooms! • Children blessing us at the end of the service! • Robust Pre-school and Early Elementary Program! • Confirmation Class for our Teens! PLEASE JOIN US! Here is our current schedule. […]

Youth Formation October Update

by Pastor Gretchen Mertes Our classrooms are coming along downstairs! HUGE thanks to all our volunteers who cleaned, prepped, painted, carpeted, hauled furniture, and basically made a huge change in our welcoming space! Thank you: Betsy McGregor, Phillipa Dugaw, Stephanie Fowler, Kari Guddal, Kim Ward, Dana Wright, Alex Fidis, Sarah Uhlemann, Ryan Mertes, and Matt […]

Circle of Connections – Opening Doors

Our Redeemer’s continues “Circle of Connections” Zoom meetings and groups at usual times, plus a special in-person circle on Tuesdays at the church at 1pm. First week of October: “Making a Way for the Spirit’s Dance” Opening question: Have you ever been asked to do something that really surprised you? As the Bible is read, […]

Opening Doors in October – Sermons, Teachings & Themes

 Join us throughout October as we kick off 31 days of “Opening Doors” as we explore weekly themes through worship, teachings, and scripture that will be transformative for our congregation. “Opening Doors” asks that we open ourselves to God’s call for the church’s future. Opening Doors Themes Week 1: “Opening Doors: Making a way for […]

Kick-off Sunday – September 19

Join us as we kick-off Fall Faith Formation at Our Redeemer’s! Kickoff Sunday Happenings: Children will lead end of 9 AM service blessing – all children are invited to lead the end of service blessing with Pastor Gretchen. 10-10:10 AM – Blessing of the Backpacks, and Bible Blessing. Bring your backpack with your bible in it. […]

Wednesday Bible Study in June

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – Noon, on Zoom* Unfortunately, once again – Israel and Palestine are fighting over land, an old, old story. This course offers an in-depth overview of the most important archaeological discoveries related to stories in the Bible, from Genesis to the Gospels. As in 2021, this news does not originate in a […]

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