The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!
We would still like to have your bring a clay pots to Redeemer’s as a visual reminder that God uses us to do God’s work in the world. Please put your name on the pot. We will be putting them in the sanctuary. We hope to have enough to also put them around our building. Thank you for everyone who has already brought in your pot.
And remember, you can bring in Lots o' Pots!
Therefore, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
rooted and built up in him, established in the faith
as you were taught,
and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Dear Beloved, Dearly Redeemed Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
On August 8, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kathy Straniero, Executive Director of Together We Cope. It was a very good meeting, and together we and others identified needs within our community and ways Redeemer's could assist in meeting those needs. And every time someone entered into the meeting room, Kathy would introduce me as "the pastor from Redeemer's where we (TWC) began". And upon leaving, Kathy said to me with great joy, "I feel like we are coming back full circle, back to our roots."
"Back to our roots." That has stuck with me. As a social service organization, TWC is quite proud to say they began at Redeemer's. They remain faithful to helping others cope in times of need. They know from where they came.
It has become quite popular for people to check out their ancestry, researching as far back as possible the names of their ancestors. You can even get a blood test that will tell you how much Irish, or German, or Swedish, or whatever nationality, you have in your blood. People want to know their roots. They want to know who they are. They want to learn about where they began.
Summer is almost over and school has begun! It’s time for 45+5 to begin. On Sept. 18th, we will celebrate the beginning of our Sunday School program with a picnic after the 9:30am worship service. Please bring a side or desert to share. We will provide hotdogs and drinks.
The following Sunday, Sept. 25th, 45+5 will actually begin after the service from 10:45am to 11:30am. Both adults and kids are invited to attend. We begin together with songs and God sightings. Then adults leave to have their discussion while children participate in their lesson together. Please invite someone to join us as we study God’s Word.