News and Announcements

The Keenagers will meet on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time with this group!

The Redeemer Lutheran mission quilters will continue to meet at Kathy Fletchers home to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief every Monday at 9:00 am. Now is the time to join in this mission project. No sewing experience is needed.

Our next Friendship Feast will be held on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. Many hands are needed to help with this very important ministry. If you can help with cooking, serving, or cleaning up after, please let Pastor Mark or Roz Burger know.

The Braille workers will meet September 11 at 9:00 am. at our Savior Lutheran Church, Tulsa. Please consider joining in this worthy mission project. All are welcome!

ROGERS COUNTY FAIR. Once again we have an awesome opportunity and responsibility to share the “Good News” of our salvation. Rogers County Fair is the setting of our booth.  Volunteers eager to participate for a 3-hour shift are needed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. until close. We also need help setting up and tearing down. Please see Marilyn or Cyndi to register or sign up on the bulletin board in our church narthex as soon as possible.

Many people feel a sense of helplessness and have little security to hold on to and not much confidence in the future. This is the time to demonstrate your faith in revealing how your needs are met by our loving heavenly Father through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. We know that at the end of our earthly life’s journey we will have eternal life. There will be no pain, no sorrow, only joy in being in heaven with Jesus.

We will hand out Bibles and other faith-based items. There will be information and pictures showing Redeemer’s plans for the future building, Bible studies and worship in the church, community activities and world out-reach needs. The power of the Holy Spirit will give you the words needed and empower you!

Time to start planning for our annual LWML quilt and kit donations to the Lutheran World Relief. The following kits can be assembled: PERSONAL CARE, FABRIC, BABY CARE, and SCHOOL (backpacks will be provided to you, and now school supplies are cheaper). Instructions for these kits will be available in the Narthex. Please keep completed kits at home until we box them in late September. Cash can also be given to LWR for shipping costs. Thanks for your help. For further help, contact Ruth Ritter.

The daytime LWML ladies meet September 20.

The evening LWML ladies will resume meeting on September 24.

We have several events that will be coming up this fall that we need volunteers for. October brings Trunk or Treat and that always means lots of candy and lots of trunks. December brings the bell ringers and the Christmas parade. Both need lots of volunteers. If you can help with any of these, please let Marilyn Kirk or Cyndi Smith know.

Pastor Honeycutt will be leading a Bible study starting Wednesdays at 10:00 am at the white house. The study will be based on the upcoming scriptures for the next Sunday’s service. All is invited to delve deeper into God’s word.

Greetings Friends in Christ, As you can see if you visit, the building is shaping up as a huge amount of work is already done, but much is left to do. Thanks to all who are contributing to construction of the building. Andy Cibils for arranging for his employer to give us a 20% discount on the sheetrock now being installed. Thanks to Mike Teter who will paint the metal door and frames for us with help from the congregation. If you’ve seen his work on his cars, you know it will be a great job. President Gibson was able to secure a donation for the bathroom cabinet tops and window sills of marble from a friend, a sizeable savings for Redeemer. Especially thank you to so many others who drop by and work at what is needed. You, as the congregation, are still needed in the tasks remaining such as installing some insulation, painting of the walls, ceilings, clean up, and installation of the flooring. Your support continues to help reduce the size of our mortgage payments, thank you! We have started drawing on the loan from LCEF. Loan payments will start after we have completed the building. Our God is a gracious Father, blessing us by His adoption into his Family through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Roland Groover, Building Committee

LWML Zone Fall Fest will be held at Faith Lutheran in Owasso on September 29, 2018. We have a great opportunity to hear from a totally different mission speaker! The Gifts from the Heart (non-perishable foods or baby necessities) will bless so many! A new Bible study has been prepared by our district VP of Christian Life. An election of officers will take place as well for our Zone. Registration fee is $10.00, and the completed form needs to be in by September 22, 2018. Please make plans to join in this time of learning and fellowship.

Best Choice Labels – Some 15 plus years ago our LWML started saving Best Choice UPC symbols. At $60.00 a year that does add up to “free” money. If you are participating we give you thanks, if not please join us. Many Best Choice products are as good as name brands. Please give the UPC symbols to Kathy Fletcher. Thank you.

There is a new cataloging system in the new Library. The new library’s cataloging system is similar to the old one. There are nine main sections: 

1. Fiction  2. Inspirational  3. Biography 4. Devotional  5. Instructional/Educational  6. Worship/Music/Art  7. Bible Commentary  8. Church/Theology/Doctrine                 9. History/Philosophy/Religions.

All books are under one of these sections. The shelves will have name plates designating the sections. The books in each section are placed on the shelves in card catalog and the check-out procedure. A alphabetical order by the author’s last name. The next column will be about the special thank you to Charliene Becker, Pastor and Roz Burger, Karen Inman, Fran and Ruth Heiman and an anonymous donor for their generosity.

Suffering Provided

by

Pastor Fred Naumann

God has provided for all things in life. God heaps blessing upon blessing upon His children. Even suffering is for our welfare. There are various types of suffering leading to blessing for believers.

JOSEPH suffered the rejection of his brothers who sold him into slavery. Under God's provision Joseph rose to trustee, prophet and one day to Prime Minister. (Read Genesis 37ff.) Joseph was the example of one who suffered in order to advance. MOSES suffered in order to become the leader of his nation. DAVID fought the giant, calmed the king who turned him into a hunted man. But the end result, David was the beloved king and Psalm writer. JOB suffered to be tested, proven true and blessed beyond measure. (See Job 42). PAUL'S suffering established a church in Philippi (Acts 16).

We do not always understand God's purpose for sending suffering. However, we know that there is no problem too large for the plan of God. There is no stress that can overcome Father. Our Father, knowing the future, is able then to make the best decisions for the present.

God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. He knows everything and is everywhere with all power. The "omni's" of God remove luck, fate or accident from the believer's life. We are never alone, out-of-sight, unprotected or beyond His ability to provide exactly what we need. We are meant as His children to receive blessing upon blessing.

I Samuel 7:12 “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”