RCFL 2020 GALA on SATURDAY: Registration Open! // The 2020 RCFL Gala: Rooted in Community is THIS SATURDAY, September 12th at 7:00pm, and we are so excited to have our Redeemer family be part of this night! Register 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!
PARKED BIKE + CAR WORSHIP with SALEM // You’re invited to join us this Sunday, September 10th at 9:30am at Salem ELCA (4150 Dupont Ave N) for parked bike and car worship on God’s Work, Our Hands: ELCA Sunday!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for PARKED CAR WORSHIP // We plan to host outdoor worship on September 27, October 4, 11, 18, and November 1 weather permitting, and we need your help! Each week we’ll need five hospitality volunteers to help with set-up, tear-down, and with distributing communion cups, bulletins, and the like to our siblings who come to worship. You will be provided gloves (and a mask if you don’t have one). Please sign up here for one or more of these five Sundays!
RACIAL JUSTICE in the TWIN CITIES: A CONTINUING CONVERSATION // Summer is over. Protests and encampments continue in response to the death of George Floyd and too many others since then. What can we do? What are churches doing? What is the Minnesota Council of Churches doing? Join board members of the Minnesota Council of Churches on Thursday, September 17th from 9:30am-11am in a zoom discussion about the MCC's conversations regarding truth telling, reparations, and racial equity. Redeemer’s own Dr. Robin Bell will facilitate the discussion.
NO ZOOM FELLOWSHIP on PARKED CAR WORSHIP SUNDAYS // Zoom fellowship is canceled this Sunday the 13th in lieu of our gathering for parked bike and car worship. We will livestream worship both Sundays via Facebook, and the video recording will be made available later in the day! We hope to see you there! We will resume Zoom fellowship on September 20th.
WEDNESDAY EVENING ZOOM BIBLE STUDY // Pastor Kelly is hosting a weekly Wednesday evening Bible study on zoom from 7-8pm in September, when we will dig into and discuss each of the five chapters of First Peter. There is a posted recording by Pastor Kelly on each chapter. The existing recordings (available online) by Pastor Kelly were shaped by perceiving the rebellion, uprising and social unrest in Minneapolis. Through this bible study, we will examine how we perceive ourselves as agents of hope.
SEASONS of CREATION Lectionary-Based Devotional Online // The ELCA, Anglican Church of Canada, and the Episcopal Church have joined together to provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon “repairing and restoring our commitments to God, to one another and to all of creation” through a series of devotionals written by various ecumenical leaders. They follow the lectionary and are offered for each Sunday, September 6th - October 4th, and are available for free online. Download the devotional guide today!
HARRISON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (HNA) CALL for PARTNER SUPPORT // As partners in the work to advance housing equity and racial justice in Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities region, HNA needs the Minneapolis Area Synod’s and Redeemer’s support as they face severe city budget cuts that will deeply impact their capacity to continue this critical work. For context regarding what HNA and other Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizations are asking for, please see their letter. Will you send an email by September 30th (the sooner the better) to the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Frey in support of increasing funding for Neighborhood Organizations? HNA believes that hearing from their partners in the work will increase the City Council and Mayor's understanding of the important role Neighborhoods play in advancing equity in our communities. For city leader contact info, talking points, or a suggested letter template, click here.
HEALTH COMMONS at the LIVING ROOM currently offers Zumba in Redeemer’s backyard, Book Club Discussions, and Health Q & A's online or in-person -- all with social distance and masking. Their next social gathering (distanced & with masks!) will be September 15th from 3-6pm. Come on out for community and light snacks! Follow them on Facebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
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 Pizza Party & Drum Circle on September 20th from 4:30-7:30pm. All activities are socially-distanced & masked events. For more information, contact our garden coordinator Greta.
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.
15th Sunday after Pentecost | Readings & Gospel:
Genesis 50:15-21 | Psalm 103:1-13 | Romans 14:1-12 | Matthew 18:21-35
Intercessor: Drawn together in the compassion of God, we pray for the church, the world, and all those in need-- a brief silence.
You welcome us when we are weak in faith by upholding your church throughout the world; making it a place of welcome and strength through Bible studies, Sunday schools, confirmation classes and youth ministries for forming faith. Nurture among the Northside Area Lutheran Parish new ministries of education and growth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
The heights of the heavens show us the vastness of your world in receiving your steadfast and compassionate love for your creation which you heal, renew, and redeem when our human selfishness has brought ruin and destruction. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Make your ways known to the nations by blessing leaders with patience and wisdom especially in Belarus, Ethiopia, France, India, Lebanon, the Church in the Holy Land, Kenosha, WI, Rochester, N.Y. and Spain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bring healing and justice wherever harm is dealt. Free victims of human trafficking and forced labor; deliver and vindicate all who are bound by debt and oppresion. Feed all who hunger, and guard refugees fleeing famine, poverty, and war. Hold in your embrace the grieving survivors of the migrant fire in Lesbos, Claudia, Mark, MarySue, Mary Lou, Robin, Shoonie, Tatiana, our global siblings living with COVID-19 and quarantines, our front-line, first-responder, retail and delivery persons, and any on our hearts and minds . . . Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Make Christ River of Life, Redeemer, Salem, St. Olaf, communities of mercy who proclaim God’s work our hands for one another and for all our neighbors in teaching us to forgive, not accuse, still our tongues from passing judgement and arguing over opinions especially as the Redeemer Lutheran Call committee prepares to interview a pastor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Whether we live or whether we die, we are yours. We thank you for those who have shown us faithfulness, for the knees that taught us how to bow to you and the tongues that taught us to praise you especially John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, whom we commemorate today. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Pastor: All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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