Our Redeemer's Blog

Kids on Bikes! Pedalheads Camp

by Karie Stearns, Parish Administrator What says “summer” more than seeing kids on their bikes? My daily bike route growing up was to the nearby church parking lot and its later where I taught my younger brother to ride. Church parking lots and bike lessons go together for me like PB&J. Perhaps that is why […]

“Insight for Life” Classes for Kids & Teens

Fridays, May 13 – June 10, 7 – 8:30 PM | Our Redeemer’s presented by Phillipa Dugaw Are you looking for a powerful course where 6th-8th graders discover their unique talents and learn valuable tools, that empowers them for success at school and in life? How about a really fun Friday night class for your […]

VBS – July 11-15, 2022

Tree of Healing VBS! July 11-15, 9 AM – 12 PM | Our Redeemer’s   registration is open REGISTER Calling all kids aged 4 – 11! Vacation Bible School is July 11-15 from 9 am – 12 pm, with optional afternoon activities for kids aged 8-11. We will be partnering this year with Phinney Ridge […]

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/ […]

November is American Indian Heritage Month

In November we honor American Indian Heritage Month. One of these heritages is the land on which we and Coast Salish peoples live and worship. The ELCA has recently declared their commitment to “strengthening our anti-oppression efforts with a greater focus on realizing justice and equity for Indigenous people.” (Learn more here.) Prairie Rose Seminole, […]

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 features: • A Robust Pre-school and Early Elementary Program! • Confirmation Classes for our Teens! • Newly remodeled classrooms! Here is our current schedule February – June 2022: Sprouts – Ages 3-5 – Mr. Dana and Ms. Kari continue to […]

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 […]

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. […]

God’s Story is the Story of Love…You are Invited!

The Faith Formation Team was formed to re-imagine Faith Formation for our youngest members at Our Redeemer’s. We developed a vision which has been our guidepost for creating a vital and engaging Children and Youth program. COVID has caused us all to pause, yet in the case of the Faith Formation Team, it has allowed […]