OUTDOOR WORSHIP SUNDAY at 10:30am // Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30am! Kendrick Hall will be guest-preaching, and retired Rev. Randy Romsdahl will be presiding. Our Sunday worship will also be streaming on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89983395756?pwd=YUZZdzN3WnF6bzY5azVhY091NGxzdz09
Meeting ID: 899 8339 5756 Passcode: 334806
The link, along with a bulletin for each worship, can also be found on our website and on our Facebook page.
We thank Pastor Babette and Nica Taylor for leading us in holy conversation last week, and pastor Sally Ankerfelt for presiding. Here is the schedule of preachers and worship leaders going forward until Pastor Jen’s first Sunday:
July 24: Kendrick Hall preaching - Randy Romsdahl presiding
July 31: Pastor Russell Pointer (MCCC) preaching - Sally Ankerfelt presiding
August 7: Kendrick Hall preaching , Randy Romsdahl presiding
August 14: Dr Robin Bell - Preaching and presiding
August 21: Pastor Jen Collin’s first Sunday!
REDEEMER CALLS PASTOR JEN COLLINS // Pastor Jen Collins has been called to be Senior Pastor of Redeemer! The congregation voted to call her last month with a unanimous vote of all who were present and she has accepted. Her start date is set for August 15th and her first Sunday will be August 21st. You can view the call meeting from last Sunday and see the presentation the call committee put together that includes a video of her preaching by clicking this link. We look forward to this new chapter of Redeemer's witness as a "beacon of hope" in North Minneapolis! - Kristen Hoyles, Chair, on behalf of the call committee; Mike Tarras, President, on behalf of the church council.
PASTOR PETER ON-CALL // Pastor Peter will remain available for funerals and pastoral emergencies until Pastor Jen arrives. Redeemer will have guest preachers and worship leaders in the month of July and early August. Call 612-900-8410 to reach him.
REDEEMER GARDEN JULY EVENTS // We invite you to join us in the Redeemer Community Garden for the following events! Arts & Crafts in the Garden: This Sunday, July 24th from 1-3pm ~ Kids of all ages are invited to explore & create garden-centered outside!
SEASONAL WORK OPPORTUNITY with SENIORS // Do you have a heart for serving Senior Citizens in North Minneapolis? Senior Community Services, a nonprofit, needs people like you to mow lawns this summer. If you are 16 or older, have your own lawn mower and transportation you are eligible. You manage your own schedule and number of clients. Pay is $18 per hour. Contact JoAnn at 952-767-7880 or go to email@example.com.
SUMMER COOKOUTS RETURN // Come next Wednesday, July 27th for our next community summer cookout. We’ll enjoy food, community, and North Minneapolis vibrancy. We would love to see familiar and new faces. This year’s dates are Wednesday, July 27th, Tuesday August 2nd (National Night Out), and Wednesday, August 17th. For more information please contact Lonna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL UPDATE: We thank you for the wonderful response to the cash flow issues we experienced in the past few weeks. The Redeemer community is indeed generous! To continue to be in the best financial position possible as we call a new pastor, the council asks that you prayerfully consider whether you are able to make an extra offering towards Redeemer, or give several months of your regular offerings to Redeemer at this time. Please reach out to Kristin Gilbert, Treasurer (email@example.com or 218-368-3135), or Mike Tarras, President (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-231-8323) if you have questions or would like to see more detailed financial reports.
LVC SERVICE-YEAR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN // Do you know someone - maybe even yourself! - who would be a great Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) Volunteer? Help spread the word! The LVC Volunteer application is open now for anyone 21+ who's interested in spending a year serving at a social justice non-profit while exploring social justice, intentional community, spirituality, and living simply & sustainably. The next service-year begins in August and we'd love to help connect you and those you know to the many wonderful service positions available in all LVC cities. Here in the Twin Cities, placements include Restorative Justice Community Action, The Advocates for Human Rights, Ace in the City, Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES), createMPLS, Daily Work, Minneapolis Area Synod, & the Camden Promise! For more information and to apply, please visit: https://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/volunteer/timeline/
GOFUNDME FOR SHARON PETERSON // Sharon Peterson is a long-time resident of the Harrison Neighborhood in North Minneapolis. Recently, her home was condemned by the City of Minneapolis due to plumbing issues which created a hazardous living situation. As a result, she has had to vacate her home until it can be removed from condemnation status. Sharon has always stepped up to help her friends and neighbors; now it’s our turn to step up and help her. We're asking for financial donations to cover the cost of the repairs so that Sharon can get her house out of condemnation and avoid it falling into the hands of developers. Please consider donating and/or sharing to the GoFundMe. https://gofund.me/16cc69df
RCFL SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR // If you have someone you think might be interested, please have them send their resumes to EDSearch@redeemercenter.org. Please also spread the news to your professional networks. The job has been posted on the MN Council of Nonprofits career site and on RCFL's LinkedIn site. You can find a copy of the job description here.
REDEEMER GIVING APP // Redeemer now has an online Giving app! In the Google Playstore or Apple App Store, you can search Vanco Mobile, download it, and follow these simple steps to set up your easy and efficient online giving with Redeemer straight from your Smartphone. You can also give through our website.
COVID-19 OMICRON UPDATES // As we gather, we will continue to practice social distancing and recommend mask-wearing to protect the unvaccinated and the most vulnerable among us who cannot be vaccinated yet.
Trusting in God’s extraordinary love, let us come near to the Holy One in prayer:
Rooted and built up in Christ, we pray for the church. Embolden church leaders to take risks for the sake of the gospel, and equip the baptized to proclaim your extravagant love for the whole world. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Rejoicing in the works of your hands, we pray for the natural world. Make rivers and lakes, oceans and all waterways, sparkle with your radiance. Protect our water sources and strengthen those who defend them, especially water protectors in northern Minnesota. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Interceding on behalf of the vulnerable, we pray for the peoples of the world. Inspire all rulers and governing authorities with your justice. Guide the work of legislators and public officials, that they advocate for the well-being of those they serve. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Persistent in prayer, we pray for our neighbors in need. To all who have hunger, give daily bread. To all who have bread, give hunger for justice. Open us to the cries of those who suffer and heal, especially Mary Lou Williams, Claudia Runnels, and Carlos Garces who are recovering from surgeries; Bill Viebahn who now suffers with late stage lung cancer, Mike Murray who is in cancer treatment, and Shelby Andress’s daughter Mary Sue Barber whose cancer is in remission. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Abounding in thanksgiving, we pray for this congregation. Bless the prayer and fellowship ministries in this place. Call us together in times of praise and blessing, trouble and sorrow, in your holy name. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Buried with Christ in baptism and raised with him to new life, we give thanks for your saints who rest in your eternal presence. Join our voices with theirs as we sing of your great glory. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Receive the prayers of your children, merciful God, and hold us forever in your steadfast love; through Jesus Christ, our holy Wisdom.
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