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Next Step in Elder Process: Praying and Fasting

Hi Redeemer Family, Back in February, we began a process of identifying new elders for the next stretch of our life together.  Shortly thereafter, we received nominations of men you considered qualified and already demonstrating an inclination to shepherd the flock.  Since then, Tom Bonenberger,…

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…

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…

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…