image: Redeemer member Jordan Ankerfelt (far right) working at the diaper table with a Minneapolis Central Church of Christ volunteer. We need you too! See below!
MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT with E.D. VICKI ELLIOT TOMORROW // Mental Health Connect (MHC) works to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need. The North Conference of the Minneapolis Area Synod (including Redeemer) will host Executive Director Elliot on Tuesday, April, 13 at 11:30am-1pm via Zoom. (Dial-in: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 886 2295 2241 | Passcode: 953533)
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.
JOIN HANDS for the HARRISON NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD SHELF FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS at 10am // Evangelism & Outreach minister Pr. Sally Ankerfelt invites us to help our siblings in Christ at the church around the corner from Redeemer (MCCC at 4th & Newton) where you will make a huge difference in the lives of our Harrison neighbors. The bonus is that you will make new connections and friends and have fun in the process! And stay tuned for details about an ongoing collaboration for summer food distribution beginning when we’ll need 5-7 volunteers weekly at MCCC!
WELCOME TO BRIDGE PASTOR PETER 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 FROM RLC COUNCIL // The Redeemer Council and congregation offers their gratitude to Trai Dunlap and Christine Free, Amy and Paul Koopman, Curtis Coats with Anna Kottkamp for their servant- leadership with: Holden Evening Prayer and spirituals that formed our faith during the Lenten season. We thank the members of Christ River of Life, Salem, and Redeemer for your prayers and viewing presence of our shared Northside Parish Ash Wednesday and Holy Week worships. It was a blessing for clergy to collaborate, and to share lectors and musicians to commemorate online Lent and the Passion of our Lord.
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.
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 This Sunday, April 18 at 4pm!
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.
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