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Weather Update for June 20 Outdoor Service

Last updated Friday, June 18 We ARE planning to have ONE service at 4pm this Sunday. We HOPE it will be outside! We see a chance of Sunday thunderstorms in the forecast, but it remains a low probability. If thunderstorms push us inside, we will still do ONE service inside at 4pm (with masks optional) and provide a livestream video broadcast at 4pm. +++ Early Saturday…

Summer Sermon Series: 1 Thessalonians

Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics. In the New Testament book called 1 Thessalonians, we have a little letter—possibly Paul’s earliest letter—written from the mission field to teach a church plant about the basics of Christianity. This summer, as we follow this precious letter, we’ll learn about how the church can thrive in Christian mission,…

Hesed House Story

Have you ever reached out to help someone up and noticed how your body moves? You clasp hands with the person, lean back on your feet to carry a portion of their weight along with yours while using your arms to pull them up. No one part of your body is performing the same action. It’s a network of puzzle pieces that fit together just right to accomplish a task. This…

Pattersons and Lindstroms in Tanzania!

Here is an update from the Pattersons: We are excited to let our Redeemer family know that the Pattersons are moving to Tanzania this August, for Aaron to teach 4th grade at HOPAC. Our family has been praying about possible opportunities to move overseas for several years, exploring options that would keep us connected to Redeemer as we participate in God’s global…

Update About Service Changes

Redeemer family, We announced on Sunday that we are ready to begin making some changes in the way we’re doing our services, beginning this coming Sunday. We’re on a journey from “Covid-era church” to “post-Covid-era church.” We hope that some of our adaptations (masks, ropes on pews, and reduced capacity) can be done by the next school year. At this point in mid-April in…

World Relief Tutoring

Earlier this year, our friends at World Relief informed us that many of our young refugee friends were really struggling with online school. A few members from Redeemer have offered to help some of the most needy students for some weekly after school tutoring. For a few months now, tutoring has been going strong, and we recently heard that the students have shown great…

Outdoor Worship Services

With warmer weather on the horizon, we’re hoping we can have a few outdoor Sunday worship services in the months ahead. We won’t have a tent this year, so these services will be weather dependent, and will require flexibility and good communication. We will announce an outdoor service when we see a promising 8-day forecast, and we’ll make a final call the day before the…

Indentifying Elders: What To Look For

Probably the simplest advice for identifying elders comes from Thabiti Anyabwile in his book, Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons: “Notice men who already appear to be shepherding members of the church even though they don’t have the title ‘elder’ or ‘pastor.’” That’s a great place to start thinking.  Beyond that, it may be helpful to keep in mind a few categories that we…

Abuse Seminar from FEB 2020

The numbers are staggering. According to the best information that we have today in America, in a study that has surveyed 17,000 people, 1 out of every 4 girls will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old, and 1 out of every 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old. Put the numbers together, and that means that about 1 in 5 kids will…