WELCOME to Our 2020-21 LVC Interns and New Members of Redeemer! // We are happy to welcome five new LVC residents to the Glenwood House -- Abram Espe, John Lamont, Elizabeth (Libby) Olson, Madeline Troyer, and Gina Mueterthies. And we’re thrilled to welcome into membership Michelé Crowder and Dr. Mark and Mrs. Linda Jacobson!
REDEEMER COMMUNITY GARDEN EVENTS // Summertime is busy in Redeemer garden! Along with our weekly garden work days from 1-4pm and free veggie distribution from 2-4pm every Sunday afternoon, we’d love for you to join us at our upcoming socially-distanced & masked events! For more information, contact our garden coordinator Greta.
Tomorrow - Friday, 8/21/20, 8:30-10:30pm: Movie Night!
Sunday, 8/31/20, 4:30-6pm: Fermenting Veggies
Sunday, 9/20/20, 4:30-7:30pm: Pizza Party & Drum Circle
UR on the MOVE Bike for Venture North // The Upper Room, a religious community in Edina, MN, will host a virtual 8.46 mile bike ride in memory of George Floyd and collect donations for Venture North! The bike ride is thisSaturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd.Visit their website to learn more, register for this virtual event, or donate to Venture North!
StaySafeMN COVID-19 Free Testing, Tuesday August 25th // Next Tuesday, August 25th from 11am to 7pm, the Minnesota Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 tests to anyone (no insurance needed), with or without symptoms, at the McNight Early Childhood Family Development Center (4225 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis). You may register online or visit this website for more information, or call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.
SAVE THE DATES: Parked Car Worship on September 6th & 13th // We invite you to mark your calendars and plan to join us in-person for parked car worship (and socially distanced seated worship) in Redeemer's Backyard on September 6th and at Salem ELCA (44th & Dupont) on September 13th. Masks will be required for these gatherings. Plan to bring your own chair if you have them! We look forward to being together again! Expect to receive an invitation from council. More details to come.
UPCOMING RCFL GALA: RSVP TODAY! // The 2020 RCFL Gala: Rooted in Community is just weeks away, on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00p, and we are so excited to have our Redeemer family be part of this night! RSVP today to show your support and ensure you won’t miss the event! Please connect with Mali for any related questions. We look forward to seeing you!
JUST-a-MINUTE Lectionary-Based Bible Study Online // The Rev. Mark Wegner of the Minneapolis Area Synod has provided us another opportunity for bible study and reflection with his Just a Minute dive into the revised common lectionary's five weeks of August in the Gospel of Matthew. Reflection questions based on the 9th through 13th weeks of Pentecost, along with the readings and a prayer of the week, are all available on Redeemer’s bible study page. We encourage you to share your thoughts with family, friends, or Pastor Kelly by email or phone! We’d even love to share some of your reflections in September’s Faith Matters newsletter -- just send them to Amy by August 25th!
HEALTH COMMONS at the LIVING ROOM currently offers Zumba each weeknight at 6pm in Redeemer’s backyard, Book Club Discussions on the first Tuesdays of the month from 1-3pm in the backyard, and Health Q & A's online or in-person -- all with social distance and masking. Follow them on Facebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
ZOOM FELLOWSHIP at 9:30am Sundays // Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am for fellowship and prayer. Followthis link to join open the Zoom app or call in by phone to (312) 626-6799 using the following: Meeting ID: 820 1983 1981 | Password: 814644.
North Porch Project // Leila, one of the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE) and RCFL’s summer interns, has developed the North Porch Project to depict North Minneapolis neighbors at their homes and share their stories and what sparks hope in this moment in history. Families are asked to pose on their porches (or at home) in a way that genuinely portrays their life. The purpose of North Porch is to give North Minneapolis a face and create a sense of familiarity to the non-suburban communities; to show how real people are living and connecting right now. If interested please contact Leila Rocha Fisher.
The Bright Stars of Bethlehem-Minnesota team wants to stay connected to Redeemer Lutheran congregation. They will look forward to engaging Redeemer congregation in the HOPE that Bright Stars of Bethlehem brings to our sisters and brothers in the occupied Palestinian territories through awareness and education, advocacy, and financial support. Please contact Amy if you’d like to be part of the Redeemer partnership.
Volunteers Needed for Holy Trinity Food Distribution // Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis has been providing goods and services to neighbors who, over the course of the Minneapolis Uprising, lost or experienced significantly reduced access to transportation services and affordable grocers. They plant to continue distribution every Wednesday and Friday through September 4th. They are asking for 5-10 volunteers weekly from Redeemer to help organize and distribute goods to neighbors. Their greatest need is for second-shift volunteers. Please sign up here.
VOLUNTEER at REDEEMER // In light of the May 25th murder of George Floyd, Siri Fiebiger (Redeemer Church Council President) and Mali Jensen (RCFL Director of Volunteers & Partnerships) are working together for Redeemer to help meet community needs! If interested in becoming part of Redeemer’s team of volunteers who receive ongoing calls to action (e.g. Holy Trinity, church cleaning, donation supply management, voter registration, etc), please contact Siri or Mali.
MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT is a local non-profit based out of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis offering free, non-biased support for anyone seeking mental health resources. Visit MHC’s website to learn more or contact Mali, Redeemer's MHC ambassador.
12th Sunday after Pentecost: Readings and Gospel
Isaiah 51:1-6 | Psalm 138 | Romans 12:1-8 | Matthew 16:13-20
Intercessor: Confident of your care and helped by the Holy Spirit, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need:
Lord our rock, you are our foundation in Jesus Christ, your Son, whom we confess as the living God. Prepare your church in its many plantings, like Redeemer for its mission is in bearing witness to Christ to all especially during their granted call process. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Join our songs to the praises of your smallest creatures, that a spirit of thanksgiving will arouse us to cherish this wondrous home you give us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Direct the leaders of countries, legislators and magistrates, mayors and councils, to walk in your ways by fulfilling your loving purposes in the governance of peoples especially inEthiopia, Lebanon, and the Church in the Holy Land experiencing violent unrest. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Though we walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve us, deliver us, and fulfill your purpose for us by granting healing and wholeness as steadfast love to any in adversity, sick with COVID-19, and in need of care in Chicago, Baltimore, the Pacific Islands, with Mary Lou, Shoonie, the grieving, front-line, first-responder, retail and delivery persons as well as all named aloud and silently before you... Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You are the everlasting Rock from which we were hewn, and you restore your people to joy and gladness as we recognize in ourselves and one another the unique gifts we received for the building of your church as we celebrate the consecration of Sarah as an ELCA deacon and her upcoming wedding to Nathan Hartwig, with your joining us in welcoming Michelé Crowder with Dr. Mark and Mrs. Linda Jacobson on our shared journey of faith. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Pastor: In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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