Our Redeemer's Blog

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 […]

From the Pastor – January 2021

by Pastor Kathy Hawks I remember long, mid-western winters in my childhood, looking out onto the frozen white from my bedroom at night. The snow and dark were beautiful and serene.  But, this year? Winter is just SO tiring! Doesn’t it take extra energy just to keep your spirits up and keep going?  At Christmas, […]

An Election Day Word from Pastor Kathy

(by way of Rector Bill Danaher, Jr., Christ Church Cranbrook) Friends, it’s a tense day, and quite likely longer time. These words speak to me and so I share them with you: I cannot predict who will win the election today. However, our experience four years ago teaches us all an important lesson: The Christian […]

Holy Week 2019: Middle. End. Beginning.

Beginning. Middle. End. That’s always the order. Of course. BEGINNINGS: Well, babies. New ventures. First day of school. So often full of hope. Excitement! Anticipation! Dreams! Though probably mixed with anxiety. Awkwardness. Trepidation. THE MIDDLE: Well, everything’s that’s not the beginning or the end. It covers a lot of ground. Ups. Downs. Sideways. The same […]