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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 […]

Becoming a More Welcoming Community

by Mandy Neill Did you know we’ve had a steady trickle of new visitors coming to check out Our Redeemers lately? Visitors often come looking for spiritual encouragement, but also a welcoming community in which to belong. So, this year we’re going to be particularly focused on fostering a more welcoming atmosphere at Our Redeemer’s […]

Choir Returns! Kids’ Choir, Too!

written by Karen Lee Where can you laugh, make friends, be encouraged, and experience the joy of creating harmonies that lift your spirits and fill your soul?  YOU are invited to be part of something special. Our Redeemer’s Choirs begin rehearsals again on Wednesday, September 14. And we are so happy to welcome our children […]

“RETURN” to Fall Worship on Sept. 11

written by Karen Lee Kickoff Sunday is September 11, and we have a revised worship schedule:  9:00 am – Informal Worship 11:00 am – Traditional Worship Pastor Gretchen and I enjoyed a great discussion in early summer about Fall theme ideas. We focused on Fall being a time to “return.” Traditionally, this has meant a […]

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

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 […]

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