A mom’s love is so powerful that God uses it as a metaphor for His love for us. “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 12!
The ladies of First Christian Church of Claremore will be hosting a kitchen shower in Redeemer’s honor on Saturday May 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The shower will be held in our new Family Life Center. Please make sure to come and enjoy the fun.
The ladies of our Lutheran Women’s Missionary League are asking the members of Redeemer Lutheran to start collecting Best Choice labels. The labels are used to help LWML missions. They are also asking members to save Box Tops for Education to help support Lutheran schools. For more information please talk to any of the LWML ladies.
Please check the calendar for dates and times of Redeemer activities. If there is an activity that you would like on the calendar, please let the church office know by the 15th of the previous month.
RUFUS THE COMFORT DOG
Do you remember when Rufus, the Golden Lab Comfort Dog visited our church on the Sunday morning after the fire? He is a part of the Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) K-9 Comfort Dogs ministry. Rufus is Oklahoma’s only Lutheran Charities K-9 Comfort Dog and is kept really busy doing his job!
"The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs...are dispatched in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and volunteers who serve them.... [They] were in New York and New Jersey visiting victims of Superstorm Sandy, as well as in Connecticut after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lutheran Church Charities currently has over 130 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serving in more than 20 states."
"LCC never charges those we serve. We are able to do that with the support of donors." Since we’d like to invite Rufus and his handler to our building dedication to witness our celebration, the Church Council voted to designate our Sunday school offerings for the spring quarter (April—June) to the Comfort Dog ministry at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Edmond.
Rufus’ assigned Bible verse is Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."
OUR FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Now that our beautiful new Family Life Center is done and we are getting to enjoy the space, it is time to dedicate and thank God for our new space. The dedication committee is working hard to have the dedication the first Sunday in June. Please make sure to send the office any names that you would like to send invitation to. Watch the bulletin for further information.
Come…visit the new library and see the beautiful built-in book cases being filled with books
Thank you to everyone’s generous donations of books over the past two years to fill the shelves!
Thank you also to all who had a part in making the library become a reality!
A special thank you to Karen Inman and the youth group for shelving all the books. Also, thanks to Lisa Teter and Jason Teter who moved the books into the new library. All of your work was deeply appreciated!
If anyone has books they’d like to see in the library, please let me know.
In his travels with Elaine to Israel, Dick Thornburg purchased a wood carving of the Last Supper. It is made of olive wood from the Garden of Olives. He has donated it to Redeemer, and it is now in the conference and library room. Come and see how beautiful this carving is. We thank Dick for his beautiful donation.
Another special thank you to Huey and Bonnie Schulze for their generous donation of money to the library, Ruth Ritter for her book donations, Kathy Iwanaga and an anonymous donor for their donations! Virginia Funkhouser, Librarian
Attention parents! If your child is interested in attending Camp Lutherhoma this summer the deadline to register is Friday, May 10. Just go online to register at lutherhoma.com.
The youth will be having a garage sale on Saturday, May 18! They are asking everyone to start saving their unwanted and unused items that they would like to donate to the sale. You can begin dropping your items off at the church on Saturday, May 4. There will be a room designated for donations. For more information or questions please contact Stacé Morris or Karen Inman.