ANNUAL MEETING THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th via ZOOM // We will hold our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 24th at 10:30am via zoom. This meeting will take place during our regular weekly fellowship, and can be joined through the Sunday fellowship zoom link. Meeting ID: 828 2807 5412 | Passcode: 371196) or dial in by phone to (312) 626-6799. You may familiarize yourself with topics of discussion by viewing and/or downloading our 2020 Annual Report Online.
2021 REDEEMER COUNCIL SLATE FOR ELECTIONS // Nominating Committee Update:
The following Members and Ministers are up for (re)election at Annual Meeting
• President -Siri Fiebiger (second term)
• Vice President - Mike Tarras (first term; former treasurer without term limits)
• Treasurer - Kristin Gilbert (second term; former Stewardship Minister)
• Property -Stuart Munk (1 year position due to pandemic and transition)
• Advocacy and Service- Holly DeSouza (second term)
• Education and Youth- Lonna Field & Anna Kottkamp (second term)
Ministers for nominating and electing at Annual Meeting
• Secretary (Minutes taker/maintainer;Officer/Executive Council) -
• Evangelism/Outreach -
• Stewardship -
We give thanks for the ministry of these outgoing Council ministers and we seek your prayerful consideration for filling these roles: Rachel Birkedahl (Secretary); Mary Britt (Fellowship); Pastor Babette (Evangelism/Outreach); Curtis Coats (Vice-President); Jason Hirsh (Education-Youth Ministry). We thank the nominating Committee of Rachel, Lonna, Pastor Babette, and Krisitin.
2021 GIVING ENVELOPES // We thank you for your financial giving to Redeemer Lutheran! Members received offering envelope boxes at the Nov. 8, 2020 Parked Bike and Car Worship. Come claim yours from 10 to 12 at the Redeemer office on Saturday, Jan. 30th. Call or email Amy and we will leave them in the yellow Redeemer Little Library.
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES // We need readers for January and February worship!! Please register online or email Amy to sign up to record yourself and/or your family speaking the assigned lectionary readings for our prerecorded worships during the months of January and February. Know that you can speak aloud the readings linked on the sign-up or from a children’s or other translation in your home.
ORDER YOUR “REDEEMER BELIEVES BLACK LIVES MATTER 2020” TEES // Redeemer’s Service & Advocacy ministry (led by Holly De Souza) partnered with the Northside’s Juxtaposition Arts to create a brand new 2020 “Redeemer Believes Black Lives Matter” shirts. They are now available for pre-order for a suggested donation of $10 or more which will fund the ongoing work of the S&A committee! Please fill out the pre-order form, and if you choose to, you may pay online through our online giving portal!
HEALTH COMMONS at the LIVING ROOM currently offers Zumba, Book Club Discussions, and Health Q&A's online and via Zoom. Follow them on Facebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
Third Sunday after Epiphany | Readings & Gospel:
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 The word “Epiphany” means “the showing forth of God,” and the readings on the Sundays after Epiphany continue to show forth Jesus to be our God. This Sunday, Jesus calls the disciples—and us—to repent, believe, and follow him. And Jonah, after trying to run away, finally heeds God’s call and preaches repentance in Nineveh, the capital city of Israel’s enemy Assyria.
Guided by Christ made known to the nations, let us offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all people in need--
For the church throughout the world, for pastors and teachers, for deacons and deaconesses, and for musicians and servers, that all proclaim the good news of God’s reconciling love, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For skies and seas, for birds and fish, for favorable weather and clean water, and for the well-being of creation, that God raise up advocates and scientists to guide our care for all the earth, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For the sick, distressed, or grieving; for the outcast and all who await relief Ione, Dennis, Mary, and Sarah, our local and global siblings living with surging COVID-19 in California, France, UK, and vaccines costs in South Africa with accompanying lockdowns with quarantines, for all first responders as well as disaster volunteers, the unsheltered campers at 2nd Ave North and Van White Memorial Blvd, brothers James and Bobbie, Cindy, Linda, Jovita, Maggie, Samantha, Shoonie . . . that in the midst of suffering, God’s peace and mercy surround them, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For families big and small, our Redeemer seeking a pastor, the Harrison neighborhood, and for the weekly building users, Narcotics Anonymous and RCFL, providers of leadership in our cities and around the world, for Mental Health Connect, Fairview Health Commons, fHarrison Neighborhood Association and homeless advocates, that God inspires all people in the just use of wealth, and whose steadfast love serves as a model for all relationships, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
In thanksgiving for our ancestor in the faith Fessehatsion Kiflu Berhane whose life serves as an example of gospel living, pointing us to salvation through Christ, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, spoken or silent, for the sake of the one who dwells among us, your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
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