Church Blog (Page 6)

Church Blog (Page 6)

Fellowship Matters – We Need Encouragement

By Lisa Wiersema We Need Encouragement In 1952, Florence Chadwick, the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions, attempted to swim the 26 miles between Catalina Island and the California coastline. As she began, she was flanked by small boats that watched for sharks and were…

Fellowship Matters – We Need to Love One Another

by Mike Wiersema We Need to Love One Another “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the…

Praying about Some Priorities for the Year

Post by Josh Fenska This ministry year, as a team of elders, we have been praying that God will spread a gospel passion in our hearts, in our homes, and beyond. Under that banner vision, we’ve been pursuing a few strategic priorities: Cultivating our joy in the Lord in everything we do as a church Stirring up greater vision for discipleship at home Mobilizing…

Fellowship Matters – We Need Perspective

By Beth Muzik   As I look back on these past few decades of my Christian walk, I’m keenly aware of an important thread: I need perspective. I need perspective when I’m in a trial. So often, when stumbling through a dark valley, all I see in front of me is darkness. I feel the…

Pray for our Children!

We are in the middle of an excellent year of Children’s Ministry at Redeemer!  Our faithful teachers have been going the extra mile to bring God’s Word down to the little hearts in their care week in and week out.  We thought you’d be encouraged by Lynne Cowell’s story from this past Sunday. On Monday, Lynne wrote: Had the coolest experience in K-1…

Fellowship Matters – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Post by Josh Fenska Fellowship matters. It really does. We call this church Redeemer Community Church, and since the earliest days of this church’s life, we have treasured community and fellowship as core values. But fellowship is the kind of value that can too easily be forgotten or…

Make Plans, Not Just Resolutions

The new year is here. Maybe you’ve decided on certain resolutions. Here’s something worth resolving to do in the new year: rejoice in the Lord (Phil. 4:4). But don’t just make a resolution to rejoice in the Lord. Make plans for how you can move in that direction, empowered by God’s Spirit. To help church members make concrete plans, we recommend…

National Refugee Sunday

post by Josh Anderson Whether we realize it or not, we are living in a pivotal moment in human history.  There are currently more than 7 million Syrians who have had to flee their homes for safety only to find much of the world unwilling to help them.  In the midst of this urgent situation, many churches throughout the US have set apart this Sunday as “National…

Thanksgiving on Thursday and Sunday

Post by Josh Fenska The psalmist made up his mind: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart” (Psa. 111:1). For God’s great works, for His righteousness, for His grace and mercy, for His provision of food, for His covenant faithfulness, for arranging redemption–and for a thousand other reasons–God is worthy of being glorified…

Child Dedications This Week

post by Josh Fenska “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts…. Your kingdom is an everlasting…

What Are We Doing Re: Deacons

Post by Josh Fenska This autumn, we have nominated Greg U, Matt V, and Tom B to serve as deacons. In the years to come, we want to see a number of church members commissioned as deacons—to administrate servanthood for the upbuilding of the church to the glory of God. (See the previous post about the Bible’s teaching on deacons, and look for more posts to come on…