News and Announcements

Pastor Honeycutt is leading a Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at the office house. The study will be based on the Scriptures for the next Sunday’s service. All are invited to delve deeper into God’s word.

The Lutheran Women in Mission have a Bible study every month on the 4th Monday evening of the month. The Bible study is led by Kim Cobb. For more information please contact Kim.

The Keenagers will meet on Friday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time of food and fellowship!

The new year is a good time for any member who enjoys singing to join the choir. Next rehearsal will be March 4 following the Lenten service.

Helping Hands Ministry: This ministry will be working under Caring Ministry. We have noticed a need in our congregation for some “Helping Hands”. We will be available to congregation members on an as need, usually short term, basis. The needs could be due to surgery, new baby, broken bone, respite, etc. We could help with cooking or bringing in a meal, grocery shopping, light housekeeping or laundry, picking up library books, reading aloud, having a short devotion, etc. We will be contacting people who signed up under Visiting Ill or Homebound Members and Plan and Help on Caring Activities. If you need a Helping Hand or willing to be a Helping Hand contact Joan Anderson.

The Redeemer LWML and the LWML Circle 2 meet once a month. The daytime LWML meets every third Thursday (March 19) at 9:00 am and the Circle 2 will meet this month on March 10 at 6:00 pm. (This changes from month to month so be sure and check your calendar.)

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 77 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

Lutheran Braille Workers is one of the largest providers of Christian Braille and specialized Large Print in the world. All publications by Lutheran Braille Workers are offered free of charge and are made possible through the efforts of over five thousand faithful volunteers, including a dedicated group from our own Redeemer Lutheran congregation who work at the Work Center at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Tulsa. Together, volunteers at 194 Work Centers throughout the United States and Canada produced 16,945,152 pages of material in 2009. The volunteers’ gifts of time and the generosity of donors to Lutheran Braille Workers make it possible to send Christian material in more than 30 languages to visually impaired people in more than 120 countries. Our group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am. For more information please contact Gail Colvin.

Friendship Feast – Redeemer Lutheran participates in this ministry of offering a weekly meal and fellowship in our neighborhood, especially those who may be in need of a meal. The meals are offered each Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Christian (5th and Florence). Redeemer Lutheran will be providing the meal on the second Monday of the month. The team could use your help in any way you could – preparing, serving, cleaning, or making a dessert. Please contact Roz Burger!

Keenagers – If you like snacks, games, and fellowship, join us for the fun of it in the Family Life Center every second Friday beginning at 6 p.m. (If you think you might be too young to come, check with Bonnie or Huey Schulze.)

 

Bring your tools and appetite Saturday, March 29, for the Men’s Breakfast. There will be a hot breakfast, light Bible study and a list of projects that need to be done around the church. Please come join us for fellowship as we maintain God’s home.

 

THERE WILL BE an Easter Egg Hunt for Children in the Church Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m.

Lilies will be ordered and placed in the chancel of the church in preparation for Easter Sunday services. Those who wish to contribute for the lilies may give $6.00 for each plant to Stacé Morris.
 
LIBRARY NEWS

Many newly donated books have been added to the library. They are located in several of the sections.

The following are some examples of a few of the books.

1. Fiction:

The Road We Traveled by Jame Kirkpatrick

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

2. Inspirational:

He Stills Moves Stones by Max Lucado

Damaged But Not Broken by Larry Burkett

3. Devotional:

Devotions From the Front Porch by Stacy Edwards

Lord Where Are You When Bad Things Happen by Kay Arthur

4. Instructional/Educational:

Love is a Decision by Gary Smalley and John Trent

The Secrets to a Lasting Marriage by H. Norman Wright

6. Bible Commentary:

Concordia Self-Study Commentary by Roehrs and Franzmann

Bible Basics by Mark D. Taylor

7. Church/Theology/Doctrine:

Concordia – The Lutheran Confessions by Concordia Publishing House

The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel by Dr. C.F.W. Walther

More books will be added in the coming months.

A special thank you to Jean Sykes, Roland Groover, Wendy Cibils, Ruth Ritter and several anonymous donors for the books and DVD’s donated to the library.

Also, thanks to Ruth Ritter for the two plates from her travels to Israel.

Save the date for Vacation Bible School – This year the theme will be “Rocky Railway”. This is an action-packed week-long curriculum that pulls us through life’s mountains big and small and reveals to us the amazing power of Jesus Christ, who helps us power through the ups and downs we all may experience through our own personal lives. VBS will be June 8 – 12, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. For more information or to volunteer, please see Wendy Cibils.

 

The Butterfly Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 am. There will be crafts, activities, and most importantly, the comparison of the changing of a caterpillar to a butterfly to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Volunteers are needed to make this a success. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex to assist. For more information, please contact Marilyn Kirk.

Lilies will be ordered and placed in the chancel of the church in preparation for Easter Sunday services. Those who wish to contribute for the lilies may give $6.00 for each plant to Stacé Morris.

The next Council meeting is March 19 and the Voter’s meeting for this quarter will be March 29, after Sunday service.