IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER - NOVEMBER

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome

November 9, 16: Catechism class meets at 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Parents please make every effort to have your children at these important classes.

November 6: All Saint’s Day, please turn your names in to the church office.  Time change – fall back.

November 7, 14: Mission Quilters meet. All women are invited to help with this important mission project. No expierence needed!

November 8: Braille- if you would like to help with important mission project, please contact Marilyn Kirk

November 10: Circle 2 LWML meets at 7:00 pm. All are welcome!

November 11: Keenagers meet at 6:00 pm. Come join the fun, bring your favorite finger foods and games.!

November 17: LWML meets at 9:30 am. All ladies are welcome.

November 17: will be our next council meeting. All council members are encouraged to be there.

November 24, 25: Thanksgiving – office closed.

November 27: First day of Advent, this year our series will be Symbols of Salvation: Foretelling Christ’s Birth. Hanging of the Greens at 3:00 pm with a fellowship time to follow hot chocolate and snacks.

November 30: Mid-week dinner 6pm and Advent service 7pm.


Attention Mission Quilters!

The Mission Quilters will be taking a much needed break starting November 21, 2022. They will meet again January 2, 2023.

 


THANK YOU

Thanks to all who help make our Trunk or Treat outreach night a huge success! Over a 200 bags with candy and treats were given out.


ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE,

Sunday, November 6 will be observed at Redeemer Lutheran as the Festival of All Saints, a special day to celebrate alongside fellow saints and recall those who have gone before us in the faith. The service will include a roll call of members and loved ones who have entered the Church Triumphant.

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying, 'Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Blessed indeed,' says the Spirit, 'that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!'” Revelation 14:13


Advent (and a new church year) will begin this year on Sunday, November 27, the First Sunday in Advent. Also, our special, preparatory, contemplative, midweek Advent worship services will begin on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. and will continue December 7 and 14 with a mid-week dinner before the service. Join us!


The Church Office will be closed November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday, December 26 for Christmas and January 2 for New Year’s.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you begin your day on Sunday, November 6th.


The Christmas Parade will be December 3, and we are again participating with a float. Many hands are needed to make this a success. Please see Marilyn Kirk for information on how you can help and to sign up.


Christmas Stockings -

Safenet Crisis Center

15 Women

16 Children – ages 2-15

50/50 boys/girls

Gift items that will fit in these stockings will be collected through the end of November. Inexpensive items ($1.00-$5.00) are great. The stockings will be provided, please place filled stocking in the box in the narthex.

Thank you for helping the Safenet Clients have a Merry Christmas.


MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

This is a familiar song that has been sung by many generations and the first verse goes as follows:

My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvery, Savior divine. Now hear me while I pray; take all my Guilt away; Oh, let me from this day be wholly thine! (see #702 in the LSB for the complete hymn)

What a blessing it is to have the assurance of God’s grace. Our words and actions toward others reflect our desire to walk in Jesus’ footsteps.

Sins forgiven; a burden lifted! Rejoice and give God thanks and praise.

Marilyn Kirk, Evangelism


Caring Ministry

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Redeemer Food Pantry. Our pantry helps people in our community by providing support to people in need – a number of whom only need one-time help to resolve a crisis or situation they are facing. It is a blessing for them and for Redeemer that we can provide that help. And as always, if you prefer, you can contribute to the food pantry and we will do the shopping for you.

 


VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 11, 2022

God of all nations, you are our Strength and Shield. We give you thanks today for the devotion and courage of all those who have offered military service for this country … Amen.


LIBRARY NEWS

THE CARD CATALOG

The library has an AUTHOR and a TITLE card file. The cards are filed alphabetically by the authors last name in the AUTHOR file and alphabetically by title in the TITLE file.

When looking for a book, you will need to know either the author or the title of the book.

The first line on the Author card is the author’s name. The first line on the TITLE card is the title of the book.

The last line of both the AUTHOR and TITLE cards is where the book is located. It has a number and the name of the section. The shelves have a name plate under each section.

There is a list of the main sections in the check-out card catalog area.

BOOK LABELING

On the book spine (near the bottom of the book) is a number and 3 letters. The number is the section where the book is located. The letters are the first three letters of the author’s last name.

The next column will be about BOOK CHECK-OUT AND RETURN and AUDIO-VISUAL CHECK-OUT AND RETURN. Thank you.

Virginia Funkhouser, Librarian


“M O S T”

Mission Opportunities Short Term collects eyeglasses that are sent worldwide. Countries receiving the eyeglasses include South Africa, Guatemala and Honduras.

These much-needed glasses benefit so many in these poor areas. The MOST ministries teams share information about eye health at clinics located in these countries.

Prayers are requested for this ministry and all donations of glasses are accepted. There is a box in the narthex for any donations. See the bulletin board for more information.


THANKSGIVING BEATITUDE

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.