FAMILY TREE: MAPLE PLANTING DAY TOMORROW // Family Tree is a tree-planting organization hosting a maple tree planting day tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th with the hopes of planting more than 230 baby maples. Anyone interested in participating should call Divine at 612-707-9136 for more information!
REFORMATION WORSHIP ONLINE NEXT WEEK // There will be no Parked Car Worshipnext Sunday, October 25th. Instead, we will celebrate Reformation Sunday with Westwood and Salem online. Watch next week’s announcements for more information!
SOUL FOOD TO-GO SUNDAY, NEXT WEEK // The Fellowship Ministry at Redeemer will be hosting Soul Food To-Go Sunday next week, October 25th. Sign up here or email Amy or call 612-886-1468 and leave a message to guarantee your to-go soul food plate. Retrieve your “soul food to go”at 12pm. As your car enters the alley, the distributors will come from the west side of Redeemer Lutheranhandicapped-accessible door.Pedestrians can come from Glenwood Avenue. We thank Redeemer members and RCFL community supporters for providing this drive/walk-by meal!
ECLC CAR PARADE NEXT SUNDAY // Along with Drive-By Soul Food Sunday, members of our partner congregation Edina Community Lutheran Church will be at Redeemer between 12-2pm to share gratitude with us and appreciation for our partnership! Come masked and ready to share and receive their greetings!
SAVE the DATES for MINIFLU CLINIC // In partnership with Fairview Health Commons, we will host a free Miniflu clinic on November 1st (parked car worship) in Redeemer’s backyard! Come for worship and ready to get your annual flu shot.
PARKED CAR WORSHIP & OUTDOOR BIBLE STUDY // We are excited to be hosting parked car worship in Redeemer’s backyard at 9:30am followed immediately by outdoor Bible study (with physical distance) on November 1st. We will receive holy communion during worship each week, and water and restrooms will be available from the Redeemer building for Bible study participants. Please bring your own Bible and snacks. We will conclude by 11:30am or earlier. PLEASE NOTE: If inclement weather prohibits outdoor worship, leadership will move indoors and provide live-streamed worship online via facebook. Announcements regarding the cancellation of outdoor worship will be posted to facebook and our website by 8am Sunday morning.
THANK YOU to Kendrick Hall and Christine Belfry Johnson for speaking about your call journey and theological education during October 11’s Parked Car worship. These recent Luther Seminary graduates have been approved and blessed! for ordination in the ELCA. This Sunday (October 18th), we will hear Madaline Troyer, graduate of Messiah College in PA and Lutheran Volunteer Corp staff member at the Minneapolis Area Synod.
Pastor Kelly is on vacation October 25-31, 2020. Pastor Hoffer of Salem Lutheran will provide emergency pastoral care.
GROWING OUR POWER Garden Events, October 24th // During this time of COVID and political unrest, gardens and outdoor spaces have provided connection and grounding. Join us for a time to gather at the garden before the snow flies! Growing our Power will be held at four outdoor locations around the synod. Each event will include spiritual reflection, learning about local food movements, and exploring ways to live out our commitments to environmental justice. The synod’s EcoFaith team hope this will be an opportunity to connect and grow together. LOCATIONS: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 10-11:30am (2315 Chicago Ave., Mpls); Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2-3:30pm (8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington); Faith Lutheran Church, 2-3:30pm (11115 Hanson Blvd NW., Coon Rapids); Spirit of Joy, 2-3:30pm (3477 10th St. NE., Buffalo).
FREE NORTHSIDE PUMPKIN GIVE-AWAY, October 24th // Stop by Cub Foods (701 W. Broadway) on October 24th from 10am-3pm to receive a free pumpkin, sponsored by the Minneapolis Northside Roaring Lions.They are also seeking financial sponsors, so please call 612-800-2788 or 763-227-4881 to learn more.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for OUTDOOR WORSHIP // We plan to host outdoor worship on November 1st (weather permitting) and we need your help! Will you plan to stay after worship and help load equipment back into the church? If so, email Amy or simply stay after to help out!
REDEEMER RACIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY MEETINGS // Redeemer’s Racial Justice & Equity group (formerly referred to as Seeing White) continues to meet every-other Thursday to discuss current events and our sustained efforts toward racial equity, along with The Racial Healing Handbook. If you’d like to join us on October 29th from 6:30-8pm, please contact Amy in the church office or church council VP Curtis Coats.
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. Follow them on Facebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
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.
20th Sunday after Pentecost | Readings & Gospel:
Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-13, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Matthew 22:15-22
With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need--
Gracious God, send your Holy Spirit among preachers, missionaries, and evangelists, whom you call by name with all, to share your good news, as we give thanks for your servant Luke, the evangelist, whom the church commemorates today, the ministry of the Call Committee and our new and existing disciples joining Redeemer,Cheryl & Jonathan, Sam, Sally with Jordan. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of praise, from the rising of the sun to its setting, may the whole universe show forth your goodness by raising up devoted stewards of all that you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of all, restore divided nations and communities Armenia-AzerbaijanEthiopia, the church of the Holy Land, these United States, with your reconciling truth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of light, we pray for those living at home and hospitalized with pain, illness, isolation, grief, anger, or doubt Bud, Cindy, Linda, MarySue, Shoonie, Edina Community Lutheran Church and the family of Pastor Sartain recovering from surgery, . . . Marylou, Ione, and Sarah, living in care with Bill and all receiving hospice, our local and global siblings living with COVID-19 and quarantines, for the first responders, disaster volunteers, join their voices in a new song, assuring them that you call them each by name. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of truth, you show no partiality in the Spirit guiding the work of justices, magistrates, court officials, and all vocations of the law, that your promised restoration may be known. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Living God, as you raised Jesus from the dead, so raise up those who have died in you Mary Olson Cornils Baich, mother of Carolyn. We give thanks for their witness, confident of your rescuing welcome for all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Listen as we call on you, O God, and enfold in your loving arms all for whom we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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