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.
*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.
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.
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, March 30, 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
Youth Event // Calling all middle and high school youth and families-- Join our northside partners and Redeemer young adult leaders for JUMP Remix, an arts and leadership program. Sunday, March 27 from 3-5pm at Christ the River of Life Church, 2200 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Learn more through this video- https://youtu.be/ZInHEaEX-04
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.
The Redeemer Center for Life Board of Directors is seeking input from the Redeemer community and Harrison neighbors about what kinds of qualities and skills the community would like to see in a new Executive Director. The meeting will be held at 6:30 on Tuesday March 29th, on Zoom. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81761329531?pwd=K211ZE5PVG5yai9GYmxMc0ZTeHg2UT09 Meeting ID: 817 6132 9531Passcode: 787439
Please spread the word to anyone you might think is interested in joining.
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.
The Northside Lutheran Parish (Salem, Christ the River of Life, and Redeemer) is partnering with Health Commons and Arubah Emotional Health Services to hold a virtual community listening session for Northside community and neighbors. The intent of the listening session is to hear physical and mental health concerns of the community that can then be addressed in a Healing Circle lead by a counselor from Arubah for whomever would like to participate. Please join the Listening Session to be held on Zoom on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Here is the link to join the meeting:
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
Funding for Community Well-Being projects // The City of Minneapolis has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to support community wellbeing in Minneapolis! Project Proposals are due by Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. With this project, the Health Department is hoping to build relationships with new people/organizations. Questions about the RFP should be emailed to: email@example.com (please include “community wellbeing RFP” in the email subject line). Please share this information with your partners and networks.
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.
Meal Train Support // The Murray family could use still use some support by way of meals following Mike’s surgery and recovery. 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
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.
HEALTH COMMONS // Attached is the flier for the upcoming online “Homemade Soups” cooking class Health Commons will be hosting in collaboration with U of M Extension Expanded Family Nutrition Program.
Rhonda will teach her Zumba class Thursdays at 6-7pm on Zoom. 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 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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