Worship has returned to in-person at 10:30 am. It will also be live streamed at 10:30 am via Facebook Live that can be accessed here. The link, along with a bulletin for each worship, can also be found on our website www.redeemermpls.org. As usual, we will be masked and socially distanced when we do meet together in person.
Midweek Lenten Services will be held jointly with our Northside Parish Partners at Christ the River of Life (2200 Fremont Ave N.), beginning with a meal at 6pm, with table discussion on themes of FAITH AND GRIEF IN COMMUNITY followed at 6:45pm with Holden Evening Prayer. The themes for each of the Wednesdays in Lent follow the 5 stages of grief made famous by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Come explore with others how these themes have played out in our communal experiences of grief in this time of a pandemic and racial reckoning. Click here for a link to the flyer.
CRoL Services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2433036435?pwd=VTgxYWNkbnkzbHNQRFFVSE4rV2Eydz09
*If you are having trouble accessing the service by Zoom - go to the worship link on the homepage of Christ the River of Life https://riveroflifempls.weebly.com/ to access worship there.
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday: 10:30 worship with palm procession at Redeemer
Maundy Thursday: 7pm Northside parish worship at Salem Lutheran
Good Friday: 7pm Northside parish worship at Christ the River of Life
Easter Sunday: 10:30 Festival worship at Redeemer
Building the Beloved Community Feedback Session // Please mark your calendars for April 27th at 6:30 pm. Redeemer Lutheran Church is hosting a feedback session to help guide policy decisions and training for law enforcement officers in the Twin Cities area. This effort is in conjunction with dozens of other faith communities in the metro area, organized by Interfaith Action, and providing feedback directly to the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, John Harrington.
If this sounds interesting, and aligned with the mission of Redeemer, you can find a lot more details at the Interfaith Action website:
At this site you will see "dilemma #2" if you watch the videos it will give you an idea of what type of conversation we might be having. There are also tons of other materials on the website if you want to really dig in and get involved. This amazing opportunity to help make our community a safer place, more aligned with faith based values, was brought to us by Dr. Robin Bell. Give him a fist bump the next time you see him. Lots more info to come, all are welcome, just keep your calendar open on April 27th, and stay tuned!
Redeemer Easter Youth Program // In preparation for Easter Sunday (April 17th), children and youth are invited to be involved in the service! Similar to Easter, plans are underway for a telling of the Easter story and a song, as well as an Easter egg hunt!
Please join us at Redeemer on Sunday, April 10th at 9:45am for preparations as a group! Dave Scherer will help teach the song and we'll go through the readings.
Redeemer Easter Choir // We are looking for singers for the Redeemer Easter Choir! If you would like to join the music team for Easter worship, please join us at rehearsal after worship on April 3 & 10, and before worship (time TBD) on April 17 (Easter). Music and/or lyrics will be provided at rehearsal. You can also get in touch with Alyssa (email@example.com) for recordings and music/lyrics if you would like them prior to Sunday.
Updating Contact Information on Breeze // We are currently working on updating all of the contact information we have for folks at RLC. When you have a moment, please update your contact information either on Breeze or you can fill out this Google Form. We want to ensure that folks are receiving the proper updates on all things at Redeemer. If you have any questions, please email Savannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Circles // The Northside Lutheran Parish (Salem, Christ the River of Life, and Redeemer) is partnering with Health Commons and Arubah Emotional Health Services to provide a Healing Circle to address the physical and mental health concerns of members of the Northside community These sessions are lead by counselor Darrel Gillespie and will be held for the next 5 weeks. The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 6, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm and anyone who would like to participate is invited. Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81842855484?pwd=T2hKQzJrb1IxTVAxR0diU3dvelhhQT09 Meeting ID: 818 4285 5484 | Passcode: 054556 | To access by phone call:+1 312 626 6799 For more information contact our Community Liaisons: Bertha 763-843-9988, Angela 651-529-6003, Or message us on Facebook www.facebook.com/healthcommonsatthelivingroom
The Redeemer Church Council approved additional members to the call committee at their March meeting. The call committee’s members are:
Kristen Hoyles, Maggie Dexheimer Pharris, Holly DeSouza, Curtis Coats, Sara Huelle, Tasheante Locust, and Paul Palacio.
Please pray for them by name as they engage in the important work of calling our next pastor to serve Redeemer.
Lector’s Needed for Worship // Now that we are having worship indoors, we are looking for volunteers to be a lector at our services. You can sign up through our SignUp Genius HERE. Please reach out to Savannah in the main office with any questions. email@example.com
FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS UPDATE // If you are wanting to submit an announcement that you think would be helpful or necessary for the Redeemer community, please fill out this Google Form. This is a helpful way to track all incoming announcements and to ensure all announcements are being included weekly. Any questions, please contact Savannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCFL has announced that Venture North Bikes is open for bike service. Kennis Littleton, a Northside resident, is renting the Venture North building (owned by RCFL) and he is operating the shop, Venture North Bikes, LLC - a for profit corporation - that will offer affordable and needed bike service to the community. Click this link to learn more.
Be Cautious of Internet Hackers // Please be aware and cautious of internet hackers. All emails sent from Pastor Peter will only be sent from this email address: email@example.com. Any other email address is a hacker and you are advised to not respond to them. If you have any questions, you can contact Savannah in the main office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restorative Circle Practitioner Training // Are you interested in becoming a certified Restorative Circle Practitioner for the Division Program at the Dispute Resolution Center? You will virtually be trained in facilitating diversion cases for Ramsey County, supporting clients with low/high level offenses, shifting the negative narrative within the Criminal Justice System, and earning extra income. You can register by email at Restorative@drc.org and learn more on their website at
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.
CHURCH STAFF OFFICE HOURS // Savannah is usually in the office Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, except when otherwise announced. The office is closed on holidays. Pastor Peter will be in the church offices on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Fridays from 10:00am - 1:00 pm. If you need to stop by the church at any other time during the week, let Pastor Peter know by calling 612-900-8410 and he can make arrangements to meet.
Prayer Concerns // If you, or anyone you know, has prayer concerns/requests, please contact Savannah in the main office at email@example.com , or Pastor Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will put your prayer requests in the service.
BREEZE ONLINE DIRECTORY SMARTPHONE APP // Good news! Our church management software program, Breeze, is available as a smartphone app, making searching for other members and congregants easier than ever on your mobile devices. Search for the Breeze ChMS app in your device’s app store. When you log in the first time, it will ask for your congregation’s subdomain/ID, which is redeemermpls. Then you can use your same username and password to log in and find each other. If you have questions or need a Breeze login, email Savannah and she’ll send you one!
COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT & VACCINATIONS // We encourage everyone to get your COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters if you haven't already! They are free and available to all people aged 5 and older. As we gather, we will continue to practice social distancing and mask-wearing to protect the unvaccinated and the most vulnerable among us who cannot be vaccinated yet.
For folks who are looking for resources on getting masks or the vaccine, this article is great help.
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