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From the Pastor – November 2022

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body […]

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 […]

From the Pastor – September 2022

Return to the Lord your God, for God is gracious and merciful. – Joel 2:13 Happy fall, dear people of Our Redeemer’s! I hope and pray that your summer was refreshing, filled with warmth, connection, and a chance to breathe deeply and appreciate the glory of God’s creation we find all around us, from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Pastor – May 2022

I keep hearing people say, “It is so good to be getting back to normal!” While I understand (and resonate with) the sentiment, I think it’s misguided. I also noticed via social media that a friend of mine had gone to a whole bunch of rock concerts over a stretch of about two weeks, and […]

From the Pastor…March 2022

Romans 6:3-5 – Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk […]

Pastor Kathy Hawks’ Farewell Letter

November 23, 2021 Dear Friends,  I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will carry it on […]

From the Pastor – July 2021

Grateful. I am full of gratitude for each of you and for our faith community as I look back on our 2020-2021 “program” year, and even further back, to the confusion and anxiety we felt as the pandemic was taking hold in March 2020.  Paul’s thank yous to his churches come to my mind. These […]

From the Pastor – March 2021 “Learning to Pray”

By Pastor Kathy Hawks Long before I knew the theology of it, “Grace” was the prayer we said before a meal when I was growing up. We held hands and always said exactly the same thing: For health and strength and daily bread, we give thee thanks, O Lord. Maybe the repetition is why Grandpa […]

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