PARKED BIKE and CAR WORSHIP: THIS SUNDAY, September 6th at 9:30am // You’re invited to join us this Sunday, September 6th at 9:30am at Redeemer for parked bike and car worship! We look forward to your prayerful presence with your household in your car. Bring a chair to sit in the backyard only if you are walking; otherwise please plan to stay in your car or on/near your bike. Masks will be required if exiting your car or dismounting from your bike. Everyone outside of all vehicles must wear masks and keep 6 feet of physical distance. When arriving, you will receive a pre-filled Holy Communion package which we will consume after sharing the Lord’s Prayer. With gratitude for you and yours, you may give your offering to ushers as you receive from them your prefilled Holy Communion package. All singing, praying, and worship actions, will be from our cars or in assigned spaces with masks. For information on what to expect at worship, check out this video from Lonna and Pastor Babette. If you plan to come, please RSVP here so we know who and how many to expect! We’ll gather at Salem ELCA (41st & Dupont Ave N) next Sunday, September 13th, for the same.
NO ZOOM FELLOWSHIP on PARKED CAR WORSHIP SUNDAYS // Zoom fellowship is canceled for both this Sunday and next, September 6th and 13th, in lieu of our gathering for parked bike and car worship. We will livestream worship both Sundays via Facebook, and the video recording will be made available later in the day! We hope to see you there! We will resume Zoom fellowship on September 20th.
CAPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE on REDEEMER VIDEOS // We’ve heard your comments and concerns about the volume on our worship recordings, and we’re excited to announce that all videos going forward will have closed captioning available on YouTube (for example -- check out this video from Lonna and Babette and make sure to click the “cc” button on the bottom of your youtube screen).
WEDNESDAY EVENING ZOOM BIBLE STUDY // Pastor Kelly is hosting a weekly Wednesday evening Bible study on zoom from 7-8pm in September, when we will dig into and discuss each of the five chapters of First Peter. There is a posted recording by Pastor Kelly on each chapter. The existing recordings (available online) by Pastor Kelly were shaped by perceiving the rebellion, uprising and social unrest in Minneapolis. Through this bible study, we will examine how are we perceiving ourselves as agents of hope with the book of First Peter.
RCFL 2020 GALA: RSVP TODAY! // The 2020 RCFL Gala: Rooted in Community is next weekend, on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00p, and we are so excited to have our Redeemer family be part of this night! RSVP today to show your support and ensure you won’t miss the event! Please connect with Mali for any related questions. We look forward to seeing you!
SEASONS of CREATION Lectionary-Based Devotional Online // The ELCA, Anglican Church of Canada, and the Episcopal Church have joined together to provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon “repairing and restoring our commitments to God, to one another and to all of creation” through a series of devotionals written by various ecumenical leaders. They follow the lectionary and are offered for each Sunday, September 6th - October 4th, and are available for free online. Download the devotional guide today!
HARRISON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (HNA) CALL for PARTNER SUPPORT // As partners in the work to advance housing equity and racial justice in Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities region, HNA needs the Minneapolis Area Synod’s and Redeemer’s support as they face severe city budget cuts that will deeply impact their capacity to continue this critical work. For context regarding what HNA and other Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizations are asking for, please see their letter. Will you send an email by September 30th (the sooner the better) to the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Frey in support of increasing funding for Neighborhood Organizations? HNA believes that hearing from their partners in the work will increase the City Council and Mayor's understanding of the important role Neighborhoods play in advancing equity in our communities. For city leader contact info, talking points, or a suggested letter template, click here.
HEALTH COMMONS at the LIVING ROOM currently offers Zumba each weeknight at 6pm in Redeemer’s backyard, Book Club Discussions on the first Tuesdays of the month from 1-3pm in the backyard, and Health Q & A's online or in-person -- all with social distance and masking. Follow them on Facebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
REDEEMER COMMUNITY GARDEN EVENTS // Summertime is busy in Redeemer garden! Along with our weekly garden work days from 1-4pm and free veggie distribution from 2-4pm every Sunday afternoon, we’d love for you to join us at our upcoming Pizza Party & Drum Circle on September 20th from 4:30-7:30pm. All activities are socially-distanced & masked events. For more information, contact our garden coordinator Greta.
MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT is a local non-profit based out of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis offering free, non-biased support for anyone seeking mental health resources. Visit MHC’s website to learn more or contact Mali, Redeemer's MHC ambassador.
14th Sunday after Pentecost | Readings & Gospel:
Ezekiel 33:7-11 | Psalm 119:33-40 | Romans 13:8-14 | Matthew 18:15-20
Intercessor: Drawn together in the compassion of God, we pray for the church, the world, and all those in need --
Unite your church, O God with the granted gifts of repentance and reconciliation by blessing our Northside Lutheran Parish, Metropolitan Community Church of Christ, and our domestic and global ecumenical partnerships with your strength and guidance Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Protect your creation and teach us ways that do not harm what you have entrusted to our care, O God in California, Louisiana and all places under siege by fire, drought, flood, storms and pollution especially among communities with Black, Indigenous and people of color. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Turn nations and leaders from ways that lead to death to recognize one another as loving neighbors guided by legislators, civil servants, judges, and police toward laws that protect the well-being of all in Belarus, Ethiopia, France, India, Lebanon, and the Church in the Holy Land, Spain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Tend to all in need of your compassion by hearing the cries of any awaiting justice and yearning for forgiveness with all the vulnerable in body, mind or spirit. Naming for your embrace Claudia, Mark, MarySue, Mary Lou, Robin, Shoonie, Tatiana, our global siblings living with COVID-19 and quarantines, our front-line, first-responder, retail and delivery persons, and any on our hearts and minds . . . Lord, in your mercy,hear our prayer.
Sustain all in our paid and unpaid work especially the Redeemer Lutheran Call committee, O God, and give paid work to those who need it with gratitude for our unions producing reasonable hourly work weeks, the reduction of child and youth labor and safer working conditions. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
In thanksgiving and with joyful praise to you O God for the newly joined families in the marriage of Sarah Kretschmann and Nathan Hartwig. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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