VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TOMORROW (FRIDAY, 4/2)) MORNING at 10AM: The Service Advocacy ministry invites us on Good Friday to support Metropolitan Community Church of Christ, 1922 4th Avenue North (One block West from RCFL backyard) to unpack food at 10am to 12pm. Pastor Kelly will be there at 10am. Or come with another volunteer your invited at 12 noon and stay until 2pm.
REDEEMER OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 5th. Bridge Pastor Peter Samuelson will be available for emergencies, and is reachable at 612-900-8410.
HOLY WEEK with REDEEMER + THE NORTHSIDE PARISH // We will share virtual Holy Week worship of Maundy/Holy Thursday and Good Friday with Christ River of Life and Salem Lutheran congregations. We give thanks for this blessed partnership in the gospel of Christ. All services will be available on Redeemer’s website.
WELCOME TO BRIDGE PASTOR SAMUELSON // Redeemer Lutheran Council welcomes the Rev. Peter Samuelson as our part-time bridge pastor as we anticipate our Call Committee concluding interviewing candidates. Welcome Pastor Peter!
THANK YOU YORDANOS! // Yordanos Kiflu Martin has completed servant leadership as the Co-Chair of the Redeemer Lutheran Call Committee. The Redeemer Council joins the Call Committee in thanksgiving for her prayerful presence as co-chair for this ministry of calling the next pastor.
THANK YOU to RLC ARTISTS Robert Coleman and Karen Parent for sharing their paintings on this Easter Sunday!
DRIVE-THRU FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR PASTOR SHARON KELLY // The Redeemer Fellowship Ministry and Congregation Council invite you to join us for a socially-distanced reception event for Pastor Sharon Kelly to honor and celebrate her year+ with Redeemer. Plan to drive-up and greet Pastor Kelly, have a conversation, share your thanks and gratitude, and receive a piece of cake to go. Because it is Holy Saturday, Pastor Kelly will also offer the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We hope you’ll join us! Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 1-3pm in the alley behind Redeemer: Please enter alley from Morgan Ave (you will drive east thru alley and exit onto Logan Ave). A member of the Fellowship Ministry team with be available to receive / accept cards / gifts for Pastor
REMEMBERING GEORGE FLOYD throughout the CHAUVIN TRIAL // You’re invited to join Amy Koopman on Zoom each weekday morning at 9am throughout the trial for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence, stillness, prayer, and meditation as we remember George Floyd and yearn for Justice, or light a candle in your own home, on your own. If you’re an earlier riser, you may join the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE) for their Virtual Healing Tent at 8am each morning via zoom for a daily reflection followed by silent prayer. You may access this prayer experience via Zoom or as a livestream on the Healing Our City Facebook page. It will also be available as a recording on their Facebook page.
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES // We need readers for Easter and Pentecost worship!! Please register online or email Amy to sign up to record yourself and/or your family speaking the assigned lectionary readings for our prerecorded worships during the months of April and May. Know that you can speak aloud the readings linked on the sign-up or from a children’s or other translation in your home.
COVID-19 PREVENTION & VACCINES // The best protection from the various mutations of the COVID-19 virus—whether you are vaccinated or not—is to:
-- stay home whenever possible;
-- stay 6 feet away from others in public spaces;
-- wear a mask (or two) so that there is adequate filtration and a snug fit over the bridge of your nose, cheeks, and chin; and
-- wash your hands often and well.
See the MN Department of Health COVID-19 site for more in-depth and current information about symptoms, testing, and vaccines. Minnesotans 16-years of age and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccine demand often exceeds the supply. MN Department of Health offers a vaccine locator site. You can also attempt to access vaccines through community pharmacies (Walgreens and CVS) or your healthcare provider. When you receive a vaccine appointment, be sure to dress appropriately so that your upper arm is easily accessible (for example, wear a short-sleeve t-shirt under your sweater/jacket).
RCFL FUNDRAISER // RCFL is hosting a fundraiser during this, the one year anniversary of COVID, from March 31st - April 14th. Throughout the next two weeks, they will send out information about how the organization has maintained programs and adapted resiliently to the community's changing needs. These funds will go into their Annual Fund - covering general expenses as needed. If you are able, we'd love your support. First, you can donate at: www.redeemercenter.org/fundraiser. Additionally, any help you can provide spreading the word about this event would be greatly appreciated! You can visit our Facebook Page here, where we will regularly post updates and solicitations for donations throughout the next two weeks.
THE HEALTH COMMONS is a drop-in health and wellness space located in North Minneapolis. Our services are FREE and open to everyone. We offer Zumba, Book Club Discussions, and Health Q & A's online (Facebook Live) or in person with social distancing. For more information and questions, please contact our Community Liaisons: Bertha 763-843-9988 | Angela 651-529-6003
ZOOM & FAMILY SUNDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP // Join us each Sunday morning at 10:30am for for Zoom Fellowship (Meeting ID: 833 6902 2900 | Passcode: 561285 | Dial-in: 312 626 6799)! Also, a reminder for youth who are finishing 5th grade and up (entering 6th grade & up next fall) and their parents -- Save the date for our Northside Collaborative Confirmation Kick-off on zoom on Sunday, April 18 at 4pm!
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