Due to the most recent COVID surge, we will continue exclusive online worship for this Sunday (1/23). Worship will be live streamed at 10:30 am via Facebook Live and can be accessed here. The link, along with a bulletin for each worship, can also be found on our website www.redeemermpls.org. We regret having to make this change, but we do so for the protection of our whole community. We hope to be back to in-person worship on Sunday, January 30, the day of the annual meeting. Watch the Friday announcements for any changes that might be necessary due to an unexpected surge in COVID infections. As usual, we will be masked and socially distanced when we do meet together in person.
The Redeemer Lutheran Church Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 30 following the 10:30 service. We expect to be able to gather in person but we will also provide an online option via Zoom for those who feel they cannot attend. The Annual Meeting of the Redeemer Center for Life will follow immediately after the conclusion of the church annual meeting. Redeemer’s Annual Report for 2021 will be available Monday morning (1/24) at https://www.redeemermpls.org/annual-report.html.
Meeting ID: 837 8773 1082
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Redeemer Kids in January: Our Northside Confirmation Collaboration for January 23 at Salem Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis from 2-5 PM, has been postponed due to COVID. We are hoping to reschedule in late February. Watch these announcements for more details to come!
The Restorative Circle for members and friends of Redeemer that is part of the mediation with the RCFL will take place Wednesday, January 26th from 6:30 - 9:00pm. Any member and/or friend of Redeemer is invited to participate. Please click on this link to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AAFAE2FABFCCF8-restorative1
This meeting will take place on Zoom and you will be emailed a link to the meeting. There is limited space so we encourage one person per household to sign up. If you are not able to sign up but want to participate, contact Savannah at email@example.com.
Meal Train Support // Mike Murray underwent surgery last weekend and the Murray family could use some support by way of meals. Heather Hussong has set up a "Meal Train" for them. What is Meal Train? There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. Meal Train keeps everyone organized. Please consider supporting the Murray family at this time if you are able. You can sign up at this link: https://mealtrain.com/r5e5vd
Minneapolis Caucus // Did you know that there are 5 School Board seats up for election this year? But also, did you know that the members of Redeemer that care about education can have a massive influence on this process by being a delegate? There is a caucus training to try to demystify the process for people on Monday, January 24th at 7 pm via Zoom facilitated by Andrew Minck. For any questions, please reach out to Heather firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84086063709?fbclid=IwAR3IdcY7R8iJPaFehw3XQZH4bPAbaC0CiriMRJNAkLpCf_bbf1eN4ctng6w
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.
“THE SNOWY DAY” WINTER STORYWALK® AT ECLC! The community of Redeemer is invited to a brief but special little outdoor event with ECLC on Sunday, January 30th. Enjoy beloved community as you read. Engage your senses and the great outdoors with a montage of stories and story prompts set up one page at a time, at stations around the outside of ECLC. Meet ECLC, Redeemer, St. Paul’s, and Lake Harriet Childcare Center friends, and walk the story together with hot cocoa, coffee & treats from 10:30-11am on Sunday, January 30th. Can’t make it Sunday? Stop by anytime between the 30thth and February 6th to enter the story at your leisure!
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
HEALTH COMMONS // Attached is the flyer for the upcoming online “Homemade Soups” cooking class Health Commons will be hosting in collaboration with U of M Extension Expanded Family Nutrition Program.
The class will begin Tuesday 2/1 for 6 weeks from 4-5:30pm on Zoom. If anyone is interested to sign up or questions please contact Bertha 763-843-9988, or Angela or message us on our Facebook page.
Rhonda will start back her Zumba class Thursday 1/20 at 6-7pm on Zoom. Class will be every Thursday. Please check the Health Commons at the Living Room Facebook page for Zoom link or any changes to class.
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 service.
The Nominating Committee is continuing to look for candidates for next year’s council. If you are interested in serving on council, or would like to nominate someone to a position, talk to outgoing council members Anna Kottkamp, Lonna Field, Mary Britt or Stuart Munk, who make up the committee.
To make indoor worship possible, we have purchased two HEPA filter large room air purifiers. As this was an unexpected expense, we welcome any donations to defray the costs of these machines, which together are costing around $1000. Thank you for your generous support of Redeemer’s ministry!
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.
Monthly Redeemer Diaper Drive for Area Food Shelf // Diapers are an expensive necessity for families. Our local food shelf at our neighboring church, Minneapolis Central Church of Christ, gives out diapers and wipes every week. Every third Saturday, Evangelism and Outreach minister committee chair, Sally, plans to bring diapers and wipes collected from Redeemer members. If you would like to donate diapers (any amount, any size) or baby wipes, bring them to the church office during office hours or to worship on Sundays where there will be a collection box available. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please indicate that your donation is for the Diaper Drive.
Thank you for considering this important ministry opportunity. As always, if you are interested in volunteering at the food shelf on a Saturday anytime between 11:00-2:00, please let the church office know.
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.
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