News and Announcements

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MISSIONS

Now that the new year is here, there are several opportunities for missions here at Redeemer!

 

The Redeemer Lutheran mission quilters meet every Monday at 9:00 a.m. No experience needed, just a willingness to help. They will meet at the “white house” Last year they were able to send 85 quilts to the Lutheran World Relief.

 

The Friendship Feast is another opportunity for missions. Held the 2rd Monday of the month at the First Christian Church, the members cook and serve those that are in need of a free, good homecooked meal. If you would like to help with this very needed mission, please contact Rosalind Burger.

 

The Braille workers will meet January 8 at 9:00 a.m. at our Savior Lutheran Church, Tulsa. Please consider joining in this worthy mission project. All are welcome!

 

For ongoing missions consider joining the Lutheran Women in Missions. The women meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. They support several missions throughout Oklahoma and the world.

 

There is also another opportunity to be involved in LWML. The nighttime LWML circle 2 meets in the evenings at 6:00 pm. This month they will meet January 14.

 

BIBLE STUDY

 

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, January 10 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. We rehearse Wednesday’s at 7:00 p.m. beginning on January 8. Come join us in singing praises.

 

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.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

 

Lutheran Bible Companion Volume 1 and Volume 2 published by Concordia Publishing House are two newly donated books.

Volume 1 includes the Introduction and the Old Testament.

Volume 2 includes The Intertestamental Era, the New Testament and a Bible Commentary.

 

These two books are located in the “Church, Theology, Doctrine” section of the library.

 

If you need Help concerning the library, I am usually in the library around 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. You can also call me.

 

Thank you to Ruth Ritter, Mary Slater and several anonymous donors for their book donations,

 

Virginia Funkhouser,

Redeemer Lutheran Librarian

 

 

 

A big thank you to all who generously gave to purchase the poinsettias for our Altar. What a blessing!

 

Mike & Lisa Teter Don & Dorothy DeBolt

Kim Cobb Bertha Willcutt

Mark & Roz Burger Tom & Mitzi Stanley

Roland & Glenda Groover Tim & Tamara Garrett

Denis Nelson Kevin & Cheryl Kriewall

Andy & Wendy Cibils Virginia Lake

Willard & Anne Schmell Mary Jo Rostek

Don & Kathy Fletcher Adam & Cerissa Haley

 

Resolve to “be there”

 

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

 

We praise the One who has been “our help in ages past” and is “our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.” It is the most fitting way possible to begin the New Year

 

 

2020 CHURCH LEADERS

 

The following were elected in the December 1, 2019 meeting of the voters of Redeemer Lutheran:

 

President – Dan Trebus

Vice President – Don Purkey

Secretary - Cynthia Appel

Treasurer – Boon Kelly

Assistant Treasurer – Sandy Coy

Financial Secretary – Val Spradlin

Assistant Financial Secretary – Jean Sykes

Director of Education – Caroline Honeycutt

Director of Evangelism - Marilyn Kirk

Director of Stewardship – Gail Colvin

Director of Caring Ministry - Jan Green

Director of Youth Ministry – Cheyenne Green

Board of Elders - Denis Nelson

Joe Kays

Lindel Stephens

John Belcher

Matt Gebhardt

Tom Stanley

Board of Trustees –

Don DeBolt

Randy Iwanaga

David Ramthun

Brent Schulze

 

Thank you to each of these members for their willingness to serve!

 

CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS TO BE INSTALLED

 

The 2020 Redeemer Lutheran church council, Board of Elders, and Board of Trustees are asked to note that they will be installed in our Sunday worship service on January 12.