Posts by Jill Poel

Posts by Jill Poel

Women’s Bible Study

Hi women of Redeemer,  I want to let you know about something I’m excited about: this fall Laura VanHuis has agreed to lead a new women’s Bible Study in the book of James for eleven weeks beginning on September 7.  We are excited for this Women’s Bible Study to provide a path for growing deeper in discipleship by gathering together around the Word. Like our other Redeemer…

Tanzania Team Support

Thank you for loving and supporting the Lindstroms and Pattersons as they begin serving with Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Current prayer requests for each family (and specifics they’re excited about!) are below. If you would like to support either family financially, you can do so through their sending organization, Network of…

Servanthood Sunday August 1

This Sunday,  August 1, is Servanthood Sunday. We are so grateful to be at this place – gathering together for worship in one service and resuming our ministries in a building that is being generously shared with us.  God is faithful, and He continues to advance His kingdom through the local church! Please pray this week about engaging more fully with the kingdom…

1st 5 Marriage Discipleship Group Coming Up

Since 2015, we have run three rounds of 1st 5. 1st 5 is a 9-month discipleship group consisting of couples in their first five years of marriage, aiming to answer the question, “How can we best position our marriage for decades of God-honoring, sweetness-intensifying, gospel-proclaiming, others-benefitting enjoyment?” We don’t make money-back guarantees, but we also don’t…

Support of Church Plant in Rantoul, IL

In our budget for this year, we proposed $35,000 to give to missions. Some of those funds will go to familiar mission partners such as Jumpah Ministries (Cambodia), Mission Church in Montgomery, Wayside Cross, World Relief DuPage/Aurora, and the Acts 29 Catalyst Fund. Recently, because of your faithful giving, we were also able to give a gift of $4,000 to complete the…

Gentle and Lowly Book Gift

Crossway Books has generously given Redeemer 100 free copies of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, which is enough for every family and single adult in our membership to take one. Most of us have used this book in small groups this year and have benefitted greatly from it. If you would like a copy to give as a gift this Christmas (or want a…

Wisdom For Words from Proverbs

On Sunday, Josh taught from the book of Proverbs about the power of words. The theme of words looms large throughout the whole redemption story, and the book of Proverbs is full of instruction about specific ways our words can bring life or death (Proverbs 18:21.) Proverbs 10:19 reminds us that “when words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his…

Indoor Gathering Guidelines for Spring 2021

3pm Masks Expected:  Masks are expected, except when seated and listening. Social distancing is expected. We are using only every other row.  Capacity will be limited to 50% of available space. The 9-feet seat zone is available for those desiring more space. 5pm Masks Optional: Masks are optional after 4:45.  Seating will not be arranged for social distancing. FAQ: Are…

World Relief’s Global Gala

If your evenings are starting to feel a little monotonous, (Groundhog Day, anyone?) we have a wonderful opportunity for you this Thursday night. As part of our desire to “stand with the vulnerable,” Redeemer made a $2500 donation to World Relief this week which would normally include the sponsorship of a ten-person table at their annual Global Gala. This year, like most…

Good Music for Good Friday

Today is Good Friday—the day we remember the crucifixion of our Lord. We hope this day finds you with some time to sit at the foot of the cross and reflect on the death of Christ and its significance for you.  We look forward to doing that “together” tonight in our service at 7:00. After our service, we also want to point you to a recording of a Tenebrae service featuring…

Spreading Resurrection Hope

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Though social isolation continues and we will not be gathering physically to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the most important thing about Easter (and every day) remains unchanged: the tomb IS empty. Christ HAS risen from the dead! This will be a unique Sunday, and our celebration will feel different. But in unique times, we also have…

Seminary-Level Bible Training Online

Here is one opportunity we’re trying to jump on quickly in this unique time.   While the current crisis is interrupting our local gatherings, it also creates opportunities for online training. As a church, we have an opportunity to run one or two cohorts with the online courses offered by the Charles Simeon Trust. These are seminary-caliber courses designed to help you…