In this time of getting closer to “back to normal,” many families and folks have been exploring Our Redeemer’s as a faith community. We are so excited to have new people among us, finding life and faith together. If you are one of those new people, or if you’ve been here for years but never attended, we encourage you to be a part of The Journey. The Journey is a class and a conversation, prayer and information, and a chance to ask questions and learn more about what being Lutheran means. Participants meet in large and small group settings during the season of Lent (Mid-February through early April). At Easter, folks are invited to become official members of Our Redeemer’s, if it seems like God is calling them to do so.
Each week, we focus on a different area of ministry, theology, and growth as people of faith. From the basics of how Lutherans interpret scripture and why we worship the way we do, to an introspective look at our individual faith stories, this experience presents an opportunity to explore this community from the ground up. Representative people from the many different areas of ministry in our congregation will come share what they do with us, how they do it, and how you could be a part of it. Over the course of five weeks, using grace as our anchor, we will delve into the following emphases:
Week 1: God’s Grace: Keeping the main thing the main thing.
Week 2: Grace in the Flesh: Jesus Christ
Week 3: Grace Made Sensory: Baptism & Communion
Week 4: God’s Grace is a Living Word: The Bible
Week 5: Living in Grace: Faith Practices – Generosity, Worship, Community.
At the end of the Journey, we extend an invitation to those who are not yet members of Our Redeemer’s to affirm their faith at the Sunrise Service on Easter morning at Carkeek Park. Regardless of whether you become a member or not, the Journey is a wonderful way to become more fully involved in this church family. No strings attached.
To register to participate, please contact Mandy Neill, our welcome minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org.