VIRTUAL COMMUNION NEXT SUNDAY // We welcome you to Redeemer’s first Virtual Sacrament of Holy Communion next Sunday, February 7th. Whether you partake by sharing bread and wine or grape juice at home, or simply join our prayers, know that all are included in the loving and forgiving communion of the Spirit of God in Christ Jesus for our life together.
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES // We need readers for 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!
COVID-19 VACCINES // M Health Fairview will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people 75 years of age or older in addition to front-line health care workers who cannot perform their job remotely. The M Health Fairview COVID-19 vaccination effort is a phased approach, per guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. Those eligible willl be asked to show identification including a driver’s license or other government issued ID or proof of employment at the time of your vaccination, whichever is applicable. COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. Please choose a first appointment that allows you to return exactly 21 days later at the same location. Your second vaccine appointment will be scheduled when you receive your first dose.
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.
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany | Readings & GospelDeuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, & Mark 1:21-28
In the Gospel of Mark, the first person healed by Jesus had “an unclean spirit.” So do we all; yet in baptism we receive instead the Holy Spirit. The second reading this Sunday is Paul’s interesting discussion about whether Christians could eat meat that had been first offered to gods or goddesses. Since nearly all meat available in Corinth at that time had been first offered in a pagan religious rite, Paul offers his advice in this dilemma.
Guided by Christ made known to the nations, let us offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all people in need-
For all who share the gospel and proclaim freedom in Christ throughout the world: prophets, teachers, pastors, deacons, and lay leaders; for the church and its ministries, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For government and leaders: cities and nations, rescue professionals and legal aid attorneys, elected officials and grassroots organizers; for all responsible for the well-being of civil society, protecting our natural resources and all that exists, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For those living with HIV/AIDS, those struggling with mental illness, those who are hungry or homeless,and those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit: Ione, Dennis, Mary, and Sarah, our local and global siblings living with surging COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Lebanon, Belarus, and the Church in the Holy Land, with accompanying lockdowns and quarantines, for all first responders as well as disaster volunteers, caregivers, hospice workers, and home health aides, the unsheltered campers at 2nd Ave North and Van White Memorial Blvd, brothers James and Bobbie, Cindy, Linda, Jovita, Maggie, Samantha . . . let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For the concerns of Redeemer: those who travel, our online worship, those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries; seeking a pastor for the people of God in this place and for other needs in our Harrison community, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.
For the covenant God made with us in the waters of baptism, in thanksgiving for the baptized, Fessehatsion Kiflu Berhane and Chris who have died in the Lord, 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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