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.
Weekly Holy Communion:
At the recommendation of the Worship, Arts, and Music Ministry, the council voted to have Holy Communion every week. Since through Holy Communion, God “nourishes faith, forgives sin, and calls us to be witnesses to the Gospel,” the ELCA encourages weekly celebration at congregations. Among other benefits, by communing weekly, those who are unable to worship weekly will be able to celebrate Holy Communion with their faith family no matter what Sunday they are able to attend. Likewise, we also welcome all visitors to join in Holy Communion no matter what Sunday they visit. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Peter or Randy Romsdahl, our Worship, Art, and Music Minister on Council.
Bible Study // Pastor Peter will offer a Bible study for the 5 Sundays in Easter (April 24 - May 22) at 9:30 am for anyone interested in joining. We will meet in the Library to examine the book of Revelation using a study guide by Lutheran BIble scholar Dr. Barb Rossing entitled "Journeys through Revelation." Come, study, and discuss together one of the most puzzling and provocative books of the Bible and discover its relevance for our time. Please email Savannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office if you are interested so we can order the study books.
Redeemer Garden Clean Up // Andy Bryan and Greta Klawiter-Lein are hosting a community garden clean up at Redeemer on April 24th from 1-4 pm. It will be a simple clean up with refreshments and at the same time youth n power are doing a neighborhood cleanup. Anyone who wants to join is more than welcome! If you have any questions, reach out to email@example.com.
Save the date -- the next Northside Collaborative Confirmation Retreat is Sunday, May 15 from 2:30-5:30 PM at Christ the River of Life. All youth are welcome! Contact Lonna Field or Pr. Peter if you have any questions.
Holy Hoops Church Youth Basketball League Opportunity in May! Any 8th-12th graders interested in a fun and relaxed, yet structured basketball games in a Christian setting are welcome to join a co-ed Northside Metro team for a 4-week season. The games are on Sunday afternoons May 1-22. Most games are at Christ the King in New Brighton, with a season-ending tournament at Augsburg University! Contact Lonna with questions and to sign up!
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 Center for Life is searching for a new executive director! If you have someone you think might be interested, please have them send their resumes to EDSearch@redeemercenter.org. Please also spread the news to your professional networks. The job has been posted on the MN Council of Nonprofits career site and on RCFL's LinkedIn site. You can find a copy of the job description here.
LVC National Hike-a-thon // Join LVC for our inaugural "Take a Hike for Justice" May 20-22, 2022, as we create together a national weekend for an action hike to support volunteering for social justice. Choose your hike path in your city, gather your friends and family, register online, and raise funds for LVC. You are welcome to either choose your own hike path & time, or join us at one of the two hikes organized locally (listed below). Either way, start by signing-up online and learning more information at https://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/lvc-hike-a-thon/ .
Health Across the Lifespan Series // This free, nine-part virtual series is designed to help community members improve their health and wellbeing. Health topics will span an individual’s life — early years, young adult, and senior years. Join us for all nine sessions or select the ones that most interest you. Topics include: Early child development, Principles of parenting, Pediatric injury prevention, Grief and loss in young adults, Understanding suicide, Dental care, Cancer prevention, Advance care planning, Ageism and seniors. They are Wednesdays (March 30-May 25), 12–1 p.m. This virtual series is presented on Zoom.
Contact Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org or PaChia.Vue@fairview.org with questions or to register.
The Minneapolis Teen Job Fair is this Month! The Minneapolis Teen Job Fair is April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2117 West River Rd N, Minneapolis 55401. There will be free lunch provided from Uncle Franky's food truck. There will be a Teen Job Fair Shuttle to and from the event. The shuttle will depart and return in these neighborhood parks: East Phillips Park; Powderhorn Park; North Commons Park; and Farview Park. The first pickup is 9:45 a.m. and the last drop off is 1:30 p.m. More information: https://www.ycb.org/jobfair
Join Sen. Smith to Hear About Climate Action // On Tuesday, April 26, at 11:15 am, join Minnesotans of faith and conscience to raise our collective voices for federal climate action! We will meet virtually with Senator Tina Smith, who has been a champion for the $555 billion climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. If this legislation passes the Senate, it will be the largest-ever federal investment in clean energy! Register here for the call.
During this event hosted by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, we will hear clean energy testimonies from several congregations and have an opportunity to add our own climate stories. The Senator will also share updates and how we can help get these provisions passed. Join us!
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 email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Venture North Update // 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or Pastor Peter at email@example.com . 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.
Weekly Announcements of activities and events around Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Redeemer community.