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 […]

Holden Evening Prayer

Holden Evening Prayer Sundays in Summer, June 26-Sept. 4, 7 PM At 7:00 pm on Sunday evenings this summer we will gather in the sanctuary informally to sing and pray Holden Evening Prayer together. This brief service (20 minutes) is wonderfully singable, peaceful, and transcendent. You are invited and encouraged to attend. Young families, put […]

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. […]

Lenten Devotional: Give Something Up? Or… Take Something On! 

by Stephanie Running Each year we enter into the season of Lent. The tradition of Lent is to fast, give offerings, and pray excessively. Many Christians make a daily sacrifice in Lent. Some people give up eating meat, or having caffeine drinks or alcohol. The idea of self-sacrifice is meant to help people notice something […]

Ash Wednesday Worship | Ashes to Go

Ash Wednesday Worship Wednesday, March 2, 7 PM  We will gather at 7 PM in the sanctuary to receive ashes on our heads, confess our brokenness, and begin our Lenten journey. This annual reminder of our mortality gives us the humility to remember that we are dust, and it is by the grace of God […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/ […]

Centering Prayer – 4 PM Wednesdays

Centering Prayer Returns Wednesdays, 4:00-4:30PM – In Person Be still and know that I am God.  -Psalm 46:10 When was the last time you felt deeply peaceful? In touch with yourself? Or open to God? Centering prayer is simply a way we seek to open ourselves to God, whom we know by faith is within […]

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 […]