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SUNDAY MORNING at REDEEMER
You are invited Sunday morning to our first Advent Coffee Hour from 9-10am in the fellowship hall, followed by Morning Worship at 10:30am.
Join us in-person, live on Facebook, or on Zoom:
ID: 889 8339 5657 | Dial-in: 312-626-6799 | passcode: Redeemer
Worship bulletins are available here.
Advent Coffee Hour
Join us this Sunday morning and on December 11th and 18th for Advent Coffee Hour in the fellowship from 9-10am.
Advent FAMILY Kits
Advent FAMILY Kits are still available, and each comes with instructions on how to make special ornaments. Be creative and make some of your own too! Each week we want to take your decorations and add more festive color and joy to our worship space! Advent Calendars are also available with invitations to try different activities each and every day of December. Pick one up, or download them for printing at home!
Lectio Divina: Evenings of Advent Reflection
Tuesdays, December 13th at 6:30pm on Zoom
Lectio Divina ~ or Sacred Reading ~ is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not a Scripture study, nor a spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a long, loving look at Scripture. During our 45 min time, we will walk through a 4 step process each week using the text for Advent. This practice can be adapted and incorporated into individual prayer life. Zoom link here (passcode: Redeemer)
Northside Advent Gathering & Vespers
Wednesday, December 14th | 5:30-8:00 pm
Dinner! Sock Exchange (all ages)! Vespers and Caroling! Family Cookie Sharing! Save the date and plan to bring friends and family to an evening of fun and fellowship. Starting at 5:30 pm at Christ the River of Life.
ADVENT KIDS PROGRAM & EVENTS
~ December 18th during worship ~
We would love your children to join us in Advent to prepare to tell the story of Jesus’ birth through the arts. We hope that your family can join after worship on Sundays for Advent activities and pageant rehearsals.
For more info, talk to Lonna or Pr. Jen
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY
We are excited to host our 20th Annual Redeemer Christmas Store
THIS SATURDAY, December 10th from 9:30 to 11am! The Christmas Store offers our community's kids a chance to buy 4-for-$1 (25 cents each) gift-wrapped presents for their family members. We love sharing the magic of Christmas and the joy of giving with our partner congregations, Redeemer volunteers, and neighbors! We know that between all of us in the Redeemer community, our partner congregations, and the Harrison Neighborhood we've got all the assets to make it great.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Fill out this form or talk to Lonna Field, Kelly Schumacher Fuller, or Sally Ankerfelt if you can help in any of the following ways:
Tween & Teen gifts like legos (Ninjago, Marvel, Star Wars, etc), Squishmallows, art supplies & kits, computer & tech supplies (earbuds, headphones, wireless keyboard/mous, etc)
Tape! Tape! Tape!
Large & extra large gift bags
Christmas Store Elves, Wrappers, & More | Saturday (12/10)
We need people to help guide shoppers through stores to find appropriate gifts for their named recipients, wrap gifts, serve lunch, and more!
CALLING ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS
Help Us Create Meaningful Worship
Now that we are having worship indoors, we are looking for volunteers to be a reader (also known as a lector), usher and communion assistants at our services. This is the work of the people, young and old can participate. Reach out to Randy and Diana Romsdahl or Pastor Jen to sign up ahead, the morning of or ask any questions.
SUPPORT FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Along with collecting new hats, gloves, socks, and other winter gear for our unhoused neighbors, in partnership with Starr (aka Sister Pickles the Clown), we are also collecting funds for two community mamas with deep ties to Redeemer!
December 18, 2022 after Worship: Budget Meeting
Check out this video from Pastor Jen and Council Treasurer Kelly Schumacher Fuller, and plan to join us for our annual meeting on December 18th after worship!
December 11, 2022
Advent Coffee Hour | 9-10am
December 10, 2022 | 9:30-11am
20th Annual Christmas Store
December 13, 2022 | 6:30pm on Zoom
Lectio Divina: Evenings of Advent Reflection
December 14, 2022 | 7:30pm
Northside Advent Celebration at Christ the River of Life
January 28, 2023
Hoċokata Ti’s (pronounced 'ho-cho-ka-ta tee' ) provides visitors with a cultural experience that enhances their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton (pronounced ‘med-ah-wah-kah-ton' ) Dakota people and their history. Join Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE) for a guided tour and reflection. Family friendly for school-aged kids! We'll provide a space to connect, reflect, and build community afterwards! Learn more and register here
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