"Rejoice" Video Collaboration! >> The Redeemer Education/Youth team is making a virtual worship video with the whole congregation and we need your help! Please send us videos of your crew dancing to Agape's Rejoice Song by email or text, so that we can combine clips from the congregation into one video! You can sing/lip sync along with this track and dance the "Rejoice Dance" (tutorial here, or just freestyle!). Be as creative as you like, just please join the *virtual* celebration! Please email your video clips to Anna Kottkamp! Thanks! Let us know if you have questions!
Virtual Worship Continues into June >>
As the state begins to open again, Bishop Svennungsen and the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA remain wholly committed to making the health of all our congregants the top priority. In accordance with the Synod's guidelines, Redeemer will continue to host online worship services every Sunday through at least June 7th, which are available on our website, YouTube Channel, or on our Facebook Page. We hope you are being fed and enjoying the services from the courtyard! Please let us know how we can serve you well as we continue worshiping from home and practicing physical distancing.
The Minneapolis Synod will also host worship over two holiday weekends -- Memorial Day Weekend (this Sunday, May 24th) and Independence Day Weekend (July 5th). We will share those recordings on our media outlets and include the week's bulletin in announcements. (This week's bulletin, provided by the Synod, can be found here.)
Redeemer's 2020 Stewardship Campaign Continues 'til May 31st >>
As we continue the work of calling a new pastor, we invite everyone for whom Redeemer is home to pledge their gifts - time, money, and talent - to sustaining Redeemer in the coming months. Redeemer needs all of us! Pledge online here.
Wednesday Night Transition & Pastoral Call Discussions >>
Every Wednesday at 7pm, we are hosting zoom meetings to discuss Who and Why We Are (with our transition questions) and preparing to call a new pastor to Redeemer. If you want your voice heard and to share what you believe are Redeemer’s core values and needs, please join the calls via this link!
Sunday, May 24, 2020 (Seventh Sunday of Easter)
Readings & Gospel: Acts 1:1-11 | Psalm 47 | Ephesians 1:15-23 | Luke 24:44-53
Intercessor: Uplifted by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need— [a brief silence.]
O God, unite your church in the truth of your gospel, the love of our neighbor, and the call to proclaim your reign to all people. Call us to be one as you are one with Christ as we seek our next pastor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide your people as we explore the mysteries of the universe especially as our globe is under siege by a novel coronavirus. We pray for the work of scientists and mathematicians whose skill enriches our public health and understanding like Nicholas Copernicus and Leonard Euler whom the church remembers today. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Protect the vulnerable living under severe flooding Michigan and where nations are currently in crisis by redirecting their authority towards justice rather than the weapons of violence and greed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for those engulfed in grief, those without support, and for all who are isolated, powerless, or afraid, that all may rest in your care Bud, Mark, Sarah, Karen and Kayla, and those we name before you now... Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Give courage to all who embark on new ventures, any risking their lives to serve in our armed forces whether at home or abroad. Grant safety and assure them of your never-failing strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Pastor: With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord. Amen
VIRTUAL WORSHIP CONTINUES ONLINE: Redeemer continues to host online worship services every Sunday which are available on our website, YouTube channel, and on our Facebook page. We hope you are being fed and enjoying the services from the courtyard!
WEEKLY SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHT ZOOM FELLOWSHIP: We extend much appreciation to Stewardship Minister Kristin Gilbert and the Redeemer Council for agreeing to call members especially at the close of the 2020 Stewardship Pledge Campaign. Instead of only the Redeemer Council making calls to members, I am asking everyone who joins the Sunday Zoom Fellowship to call one or two people and invite those members to speak and/or listen during our next Zoom meetings. More and more congregations are committing to this practice for engaging as many members in conversation during this global public health crisis. Join us -- and invite others to as well -- every Sunday at 10:30amvia this link and every Wednesday evening at 7pm via this link.
JOIN REDEEMER'S CHURCH DIRECTORY: We are transitioning from Instant Church Directory to Breeze Church Management for our online directory and we need your updates! CLICK HERE to create your Breeze account. You can then view your own family profile and gain (limited) access to fellow Redeemer congregants’ contact information. If you need help, email Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FEATURING REDEEMER & VENTURE NORTH: In late March Dave Pierini of North News featured Redeemer in an article about Northside worship during coronavirus, and just this week Patagonia Outfitters featured Venture North in their story about mountain biking. We hope you'll check out both!
MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT (MHC) is a local non-profit based out of Bethlehem Lutheran in South Mpls offering free, non-biased support for anyone seeking mental health resources.Click hereto learn more or contact Redeemer’s MHC ambassador: Mali@redeemermpls.org.
ZOOM ZUMBA & NURSE CONSULTATIONS: Health Commons continues to offer zumba classes and nurse consultations via zoom! Click here to learn more!
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
May 10, 2020 | Fifth Sunday of Easter
Readings & Gospel: Acts 7:55-60 | Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 | 1 Peter 2:2-10 | John 14:1-14
God of healing and rest, help any whose hearts are heavy and weighed down by comforting their suffering, easing their distress, and carrying their burdens especially Bud Klippen, Mark Hanson, and the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria... Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Nurturing God, we pray for those who tend and teach young children, for the safe pregnancies of expectant parents, and for families who struggle with infertility and miscarriage. We give thanks to all who have shown mothering care, and we remember all for whom this day is difficult. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Pastor: With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
WEEKLY SUNDAY ZOOM FELLOWSHIP: We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10:30am via zoom for fellowship and conversation with Pastor Kelly as we continue to explore and discuss our congregational identity and goals through this pastoral transition and pandemic. Join us here.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
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