News and Announcements

 

The Lenten season begins each year with the solemn day for repentance and renewal of God's people called Ash Wednesday - this year on February 26, 2020. Once again, this year there will be a special Ash Wednesday worship service at Redeemer Lutheran on that day at 7:00 p.m. The service will include the traditional imposition of ashes and the Lord's Supper. Please make it your priority to join us for worship on this holy day!

On subsequent Wednesdays (March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1) there will be simple midweek Lenten devotional worship services also at 7:00 p.m. with a midweek meal at 6:00 pm. Plan also to be there for these services

In April there will be special Holy Week services before Easter arrives on April 12. Watch for more details about these soon.

Lent takes us on a devotional journey to the cross. These special worship services help us make a meaningful journey and show our gratitude to our Savior who "gave up" so much for us!

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, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time of food and fellowship!  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.)

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.

The Redeemer LWML and the LWML Circle 2 meet once a month. The daytime LWML meets every third Thursday (February 13) at 9:00 am and the Circle 2 will meet this month on February 13 a 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.

Daily reading of the Portals of Prayer with accompanying Scripture reading provides much inspiration for one’s daily walk with Jesus. You will receive enlightenment, divine guidance, comfort and assurance in these texts written by Christian writers. If you don’t have a copy of the Portals of Prayer please look on the table in the narthex, or let the office know.

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 provides 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!

Scout Sunday is February 9 all Scouts (BSA, GSUSA, AHG, Trail Life, Venturing, etc.) and leaders are invited to wear their uniform to church and help with the service. Contact Wendy Cibils with any questions.

Bring your tools and appetite Saturday, February 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.

 

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.