News and Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

September 6, 13, 20, 27:  are the dates for Mission Quilters. They meet from 9:00 am until about 12:00 am. Come join the fun. No experience needed.

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome.                                                                                                           

September 9: Circle 2 LWML meets at 7:00 pm. All are welcome!

September 14: Braille begins today. If you would like to help with important mission project, please contact Marilyn Kirk.           

September 16: LWML meets at 9:30 am. All ladies are welcome.

September 16: will be our next council meeting. All council members are encouraged to be there.

September 19: Youth Day from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm.

September 26: is the next quarterly meeting following services. All members are encouraged to be here!    

THE MINISTERAL ALLIANCE of Claremore has rented 2 apartments at the Adobe Village apartments to help those who need a temporary place to stay. Our church council has voted to give $500.00 a year to help with the rent of these two apartments however there are many more needs for these apartments. They are need of sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, travel size toiletries, dishes, and other kitchen items. A list of needed items is on a table in the narthex. There will be a box in the narthex for these donations. This important program is sponsored by the Claremore Ministerial Alliance. They extended their deepest appreciation to Redeemer for their generous contributions. If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn Kirk.

YOUTH GARAGE SALE will be October 23, 2021. Now is the time to start going through all your treasures to donate. The youth will start taking in your donations at the white house the last week of August. For question, please contact Cheyenne Green.

UPC BEST CHOICE BARCODE’S are needed. Please turn in the barcode from any BEST CHOICE item. These barcode (with the number on it) is worth $30.00 per 1,000 collected. Each year the LWML can also earn a bonus of #30.00. Pleace place what you have collected in the special box in the narthex or give to Kathy Fletcher.

Big Tent Day at Rogers State University

It was a successful event. We gave out information about our church and extended an invitation to worship with us.

We handed out booklets, phone attachments for debit and credit cars, fans and treats to the college students. Every item (except the paper fans) had our church information on it.

I want to extend a special thanks to Carolyn Hayes Fran Heimann, Virginia Lake, Sharon Smock and Pastor Ryan for helping out. Marilyn Kirk

REDEEMER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH ENDOWMENT FUND

This endowment fund for Redeemer Lutheran was established by the voters of the congregation in the quarterly meeting held in July 2021. The hope is that the fund would grow to the point that dividends and interest earned can provide extra monies for the congregation to use for such possibilities as education, scholarships, building and grounds improvements, youth, building fund, music, evangelism, technology, or missions and ministry beyond our congregation. This newly established endowment fund has no money in it yet, but you might consider providing gifts or honorariums for it or leaving a bequest from your will or trust for it. A bequest would be your way to give to Redeemer Lutheran even after you have gone to heaven! Give it some thought.

What would Jesus Do

W.W.J.D., initials that were popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The words invites us Christians to be imitators of Jesus.

As we awake to the dawn of each new day we don’t always know who we will encounter. Cultivate an attitude of openess, truly listen and respond with kind words to others. Jesus was compassinate with people and sought to meet their needs. Opportunities arise in which we can offer thoughtful responces and hold back on judgement as we filter our words.

Being Christians allows us to model Jesus by being caring encouragers and sharing the gospel. Our lives will continue to be blessed as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

May the Holy Spirit move each of us to remember W.W.J.D. and flllow through!

At the end of the day, praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Marilyn Kirk, Director of Evangelism

ROGERS COUNTY FAIR

It’s that time again! We have a booth to set up and staff with volunteers. As in years past, we will offer information about our church to the community and will be extending an invitation to worship with us.

We will have many items to give away including some that were made by our members. We have ordered inspirational booklets to distribute!

There will be two sign-up sheets. The date is Monday, September 13 to make crafts at 9:30 am at the church. The second sign-up sheet will be for working at our booth (pick a date and time), Thursday September 16 through Saturday September 18, 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

This is an opportunity for individuals in our congregation to be an active member of our evangelistic team.  Marilyn Kirk, Director of Evangelism

SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE LUTHERAN WITNESS 

These subscriptions are provided by Redeemer Lutheran for its members. This helpful and informative magazine of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is placed into the mail slots of members who like to read it each month. If you are NOT receiving The Lutheran Witness and WOULD LIKE TO, please contact our church office to indicate your interest! Please do the same if you ARE receiving it, but do not read it, or would prefer not to receive it. Thank you!

KITS FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

Did you know our faithful Mission Quilters have already made 78 quilts for Lutheran World Relief this year and are working on more? These quilts are a labor of love for the Mission Quilters. The quilts are distributed around the globe to villages far removed from the world’s attention and in great need of the warmth and comfort they bring. Lutheran World Relief distributed its first quilts in 1945 to families in war-torn Europe following the Second World War. Today, an average of 300,000 quilts are lovingly given worldwide each year.

Our own Mission Quilters here at Redeemer are constantly in need of supplies to continue their work such as material, batting and backing. Would you please consider donating to help our quilters purchase these? Just place your donation in the offering plate marked “Mission Quilters” or mail/drop it off it to the church marked as such. Your help would be greatly appreciated by our own Mission Quilters and by those around the world who receive the fruits of their labor.

BRAILLE

Braille will begin on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Please arrive by 9:00 am and bring a sack lunch to eat and visit with your co-workers.

This is an important ministry that members of our congregation have participated in for many years. Their dedication to produce books of the Bible to those who are blind is truly a blessing.

A number of people have made the commitment to work and more will be welcomed. We enjoy our fellowship together and at the same time are doing important work for the Kingdom of God.

We meet at Our Savior Lutheran Church the second Tuesday of the month from September through May.

There will be a sign-up sheet for additional church members who would like to join us. Please see Marilyn Kirk for more details.