News and Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER - June

June 6, 13, 20, 27: Mission Quilters meet at 9:00 am at the white house. All ladies are welcome, no experience necessary.

June 6: Bible study led by Pastor Ryan at 7:00 pm.

June 8, 15, 22: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome. There will not be Bible study June 29.      

June 4: Youth Garage Sale

June 10, 11: Oklahoma District Convention in Edmond, OK.

June 10: Keenagers meet at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite finger foods and games to play and join the fun.

June 12: Confirmation for David Ramthun.                                                                                   

June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17: Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring the kids and join the fun.

June 19: Father’s Day.

June 25: Men’s breakfast at 8:00 am with devotion and work around the church.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER - July

July 4: Office closed.

July 11, 18, 25: Mission Quilters meet at 9:00 am at the white house. All ladies are welcome, no experience necessary.

July 6, 20, 27: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome. There will not be Bible study July 13.       

July 8: Keenagers meet at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite finger foods and games to play and join the fun.

July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: The Youth Gathering in Austin, TX                                                                       

July 11, 12, 13, 14: Christie the church secretary’s vacation. Office will be closed until July 14.             

July 30: Men’s breakfast at 8:00 am with devotion and work around the church.

KEENAGERS

If you like snacks, games, and fellowship, join us for the fun of it in our Family Life Center. We meet every second Friday at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite games and snacks and join in the fun! If you think you are too young to come, check with Bonnie & Huey Schulze or Pastor Mark or Roz Burger.

GARAGE SALE

The youth will be holding a garage sale June 4 to raise money for the Youth Gathering held in July. So, clean out your closets and your garages and bring your unwanted “treasures” to the white house. If you need help, please call Pastor Ryan or Cheyenne Green. All donations are welcomed. For more information or any questions please contact Cheyenne.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Come join us for a life-changing family experience June 13 -17! Take a step back in time to ancient Athens, where your family will learn the jaw-dropping story of Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! Enroll your children on-line here.  

BIBLE STUDY

There are several opportunities to attend Bible study here at Redeemer. Pastor Ryan leads a Bible study on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. For questions or more information please contact Pastor Ryan.

CARING MINISTRY

Thank you for your May donations to the Adobe House “Amazing Grace” Apartments.  Remember there is always a small box in the narthex in which you can continue to donate to this worthwhile local mission.

For June and July, we are asking for special attention to giving to the food pantry as the prices of food and other essentials soar in grocery stores.  It has also recently come to our attention that some of the families picking up food from our pantry do not have can openers, so we would like to collect some basic can openers to put in the food pantry that can be given to those who do not already have them.  Just put them in the basket in the food pantry along with other donations.

Also, during these turbulent times, we encourage you to support organizations that advocate, educate, and care for all human life.  Through the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, the Body of Christ comes together to value all human life — from conception to natural death.  LCMS Life Ministry speaks up for life, cares for people in body and soul, and teaches about the sanctity of human life.  If you would like to support this ministry, you can learn more and donate here:

www.lcms.org/how-we-serve/mercy/life-ministry

Lutherans for Life is a recognized service organization (RSO) of the LCMS based in Iowa.  Lutherans For Life exists to equip Lutherans and their neighbors to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. They do this through a quarterly journal, “LifeDate,” many resources produced for local congregations, Life Sunday materials, speaking and preaching, online Chats 4Life, Frontline conference calls, Life Teams and Life Chapters, and national and regional conferences.  For more information and to donate, visit www.lutheransforlife.org.

 

Library News

Thank you to all who have donated books over the past months, Some of the books and the sections they are located in are:

                Fiction –

                           A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (a major motion picture)

                       Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte

              Inspirational -

                           She Who Laughs, Lasts! stories compiled by Ann Spangler

                       Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

               Devotional -

                           Discovering God’s Daily Agenda by Henry & Richard Blackaby

                Instructional/Educational

                           How to Make the Right Decision by Karen Jensen Salisburg

                        Become A Better You by Joel Osteen

      

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

      Our daily lives are often filled with distractions that may lead us to discouragement and frustration. The verse above is familiar and has reassuring words that most of us know by beart. Etched in our memories, these words focus on God alone.

      In our Sunday school class the children are learning these words to instill in their hearts and minds that they can consistently depend upon and be thankful for their ever present God in their daily lives. The weekly lessons bring the Bible to life as they grow in faith and a deeper relationship with our loving God.

      As parents and grandparents it is our privilege and responsibility to not only bring, but by example, attend Sunday school and Church for our spiritual growth as well as the chilren and youth of our church family.

      We are all connected with one another in the body of Christ.

Thanks be to God!                   Marilyn Kirk, Evangelism Director