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What do I still lack?

We have just kicked off a new year of ministry to our children and youth.  Perhaps it’s a good time for all of us to be reminded of why we’re doing what we’re doing when it comes to the young people God has entrusted to us.  I’ve been struck recently by a sobering example of one of our greatest dangers. You know the story of the Rich Young Ruler…

Two Habits to Continue for Community

Last Sunday, on “kickoff Sunday,” we encouraged two steps for the sake of community: Come early on Sunday morning Hospitality (“don’t spend Sunday alone“) Neither of these ideas are gennius. Neither idea is all that costly. But we live in a culture that is obsessed with individualism, and starving for real relationships. The church (which is…

Don’t Spend Sunday Alone

We’re calling this Sunday our “Kickoff Sunday” for the fall — launching a new year of Redeemer Kids classes, praying for school teachers, and beginning a new fall sermon series (from the book of James). We’ll be serving coffee and donuts at 9:30 (service beginning at 10), so come early and enjoy a few minutes with old and new friends.…

Habakkuk – Living By Faith

Study 5 , “Living By Faith”,  concludes our study of the book of Habakkuk. This lesson brings awesome truths to ponder and great applications for our lives.  Hopefully you will have time to spend several days working through this final lesson. Under Habakkuk 3:3-15, pg. 37 Notice God’s power and majesty on display in chapter 3. Take some time to read a few of the Old…

Seita Sakaguchi – at Redeemer

I’m happy to let you know that this week our guest preacher will be our good friend Seita Sakaguchi, a church planter we have supported and often prayed for. Seita will share more on Sunday about how they intend to continue their church planting adventure in Toyosu, a densely populated island on Tokyo’s waterfront. It will be a joy to host Seaita and Emma this…

Study 3 “The Letter of Complaint”

This summer women’s fellowship groups are digging deeper in God’s Word by studying the book of Habakkuk together. As we do the third study in Living by Faith, here are a few extra notes. Study 3    The Letter of Complaint     Habakkuk 1:12-2:1   After question 1 on page 22: 1.b.  Think about a current situation in your life where you are waiting for God to work;  or,  you…

Considering Acts 29 – June Update

One of the things we’re considering as a church in 2017 is whether God is leading us to partner with the Acts 29, a global church-planitng network. And as elders, we wanted to give you a brief update and a few resources to be better informed about Acts 29. We’d like to answer some possible questions for the sake of church members here. 1. Where are we in the…

Please Pray for Youth Camp

As you’ll recall from the final chapter of Luke’s gospel, we as earthly-minded people are in need of the Lord Jesus to open our minds to understand the Scriptures (Lk. 24:45).  At youth camp next week, the Scriptures will be opened by a few men, but it is the Lord’s work to open the minds and hearts of the young people who will be listening. Will you…

Two Ways YOU Can Participate in Youth Camp

Youth Summer Camp is right around the corner!  It looks like all-told, we’ll be bringing around 70 people to Dickson Valley Camp from June 5-8 for a week of the kind of fun that is leading me strongly in the direction of preemptive naps.  There is sure to be a lot of laughing, a lot of playing, plenty of eating, curious smells in the wrong direction, and memories to…

Digging Deeper in Habakkuk – Part 1

As ladies are beginning to study the book of Habakkuk together this summer (individually and in women’s fellowship groups), here are a few extra questions. The guide we are recommending is  Living by Faith from Matthias Media, and the references below to question numbers are for lesson 1 – pgs. 9-14. The portion in bold is to be included in our personal study…

Good Friday Service

Hello church family, This Friday night at 7:00 pm we will meet together at Plank Jr. High to remember the sacrificial death of Jesus through singing, reading and hearing God’s word, and partaking of the Lord’s Supper. Grace and peace, Matt Here is a Spotify playlist of the songs we will sing together.