We are asking for as many members of the congregation, REFORMATION WORSHIP ONLINE THIS WEEK // For Reformation Sunday, we've collaborated with our friends at Westwood Lutheran, Salem Lutheran, and Augsburg University to offer online worship which you may watch here! Be sure to share your comments.
SOUL FOOD TO-GO THIS SUNDAY // The Fellowship Ministry at Redeemer is hosting Soul Food To-Go Sunday this week, October 25th. Sign up here, email Amy, or call 612-886-1468 and leave a message by tomorrow (Friday) evening 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 Lutheran handicapped-accessible door. Pedestrians can come from Glenwood Avenue. We thank Redeemer members and RCFL community supporters for providing this meal!
ECLC CAR PARADE 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!
TUESDAY (10/27/20) CONGREGATIONAL MEETING with CALL COMMITTEE and BISHOP SVENNUNGSEN // Greetings from the Redeemer call committee! We recently completed and submitted the Ministry Site Profile (attached below for congregational review). The Ministry Site Profile was intended to tell the story of who Redeemer is and was. The next step is for the congregation to meet with Bishop Ann Svennungsen. This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27th, @ 7:00pm via Zoom/video call. Click here for the Zoom link, or contact Amy for the call-in information. We are asking for as many members of the
FREE FLU SHOTS at MINIFLU CLINIC Next Sunday, Nov 1st // Next Sunday, November 1st, Fairview Health Commons will be providing free flu shots during and after parked car worship. Please register here so they are sure to have enough supplies! Those who register will receive a free meal from Milda’s!
PARKED CAR WORSHIP & OUTDOOR BIBLE STUDY // We will host our final parked car worship of the season in Redeemer’s backyard at 9:30am, November 1st. We will receive holy communion during worship. If inclement weather prohibits outdoor worship, it will be announced by 8am Sunday morning, and we will provide indoor live-streamed worship online via facebook.
PASTOR KELLY ON VACATION // Pastor Kelly will be on vacation October 25-31, 2020. Pastor Hoffer of Salem Lutheran will provide emergency pastoral care.
GROWING OUR POWER Garden Events this Saturday! // 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.
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.
Reformation Sunday | Readings & Gospel:
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, & John 8:31-36
Over the centuries, Lutherans have kept a special day to thank God for the freedom that the word of God grants to believers and to pray that with the help of God’s Spirit, the church will be continually reformed and renewed. You are invited to worship with us on this Reformation Sunday, in praise and petition to God for the ongoing health of the church.
With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need...
Renew and inspire the church in the freedom of the gospel, O God. Where the church is in error, reform it. Where the church speaks your truth, strengthen it. Where the church is divided, unify it. Ignite all houses of faith with these Christ the King, Edina Community, Faith Evangelical, Immanuel, Redeemer, St. Barnabas, Salem, Westwood, and Zion in the working of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
As the earth changes, as mountains shake and the waters roar, may we care for this planet as a holy habitation for all living things, sustaining all peoples and lands recovering from the North American Wildfire Season, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Sudan and Monsoon flooding, Venezuelan Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis and from natural disasters of any kind . . . Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide areas of the world divided or traumatized by conflict Armenia Armenia-Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Church of the Holy Land, Nigeria, U.S. civil unrest . . . Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Release those living in bondage to debts, chronic pain, or addiction. Grant healing touch to those who are ill and recovering, brothers James and Bobbie, Bud, Cindy, Linda, Kristen, Mark, MarySue, Shoonie, Edina Community Lutheran Church and the family of Pastor Sartain, . . . Marylou, Ione, and Sarah, living in care with Bill and all receiving hospice, our local and global siblings living with COVID-19 and accompanying lockdowns with quarantines, for first responders as well as disaster volunteers. Free all from slavery and human trafficking, and protect all in harm’s way. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
In this family of faith we give thanks for courageous voices that have remained firm in their commitment to the one who frees us from sin and death. Centered in your grace, unify us in the hope of the gospel as we call a pastor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Even in death, you free us and give us a place in your house. We give thanks for our ancestors who have shown us truth and freedom, especially Martin Luther and any working for the renewal of the church. 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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