BLESSING of ANIMALS & PETS THIS SUNDAY // This Sunday, October 11th, we will host a Blessing of Animals and Pets in commemoration of Saint Francis of Acissi and his care and communion with creation, and in celebration of God’s goodness to us through our furry family. You may bring your (well-trained) animals for our pet parade or bring a stuffed animal or photo to represent them if bringing them is not possible.
VENTURE NORTH GARAGE SALE this Saturday // Stop by Redeemer’s backyard THIS SATURDAY between 11am and 3pm for Venture North’s semi-annual garage sale where they’ll be selling bikes and gear, new and used, for as little as $20!
LEADING WITH LOVE OCTOBER FORUM ft. Dr. Robin Bell and Amy Koopman, October 13th // Over the past few months, the MInneapolis Area Synod has hosted a number of Leading with Love forums to address and discuss the Minneapolis uprising and unrest, unhoused encampments, state violence, political division, and the ongoing public health crisis. The trauma of this year is unavoidable and all-encompassing. But these crises are not unprecedented for the people of God. We read of the prophets, who spoke truth and called their communities into service of the vision of the world as it could be. October 13th’s forum is titled Answering the Call: Leading with Love Now, in the Time of the Prophets and will feature Redeemer’s Dr Robin Bell (minister of racial justice & equity) and seminarian Amy Koopman along with other synod leaders reflecting on reading the prophets in 2020 and who they look to as modern-day prophets. Register today to join us via zoom from 9:30-11am on Tuesday, October 13th.
FAMILY TREE: MAPLE PLANTING DAY October 17th // Family Tree is a tree-planting organization hosting a maple tree planting day on 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!
SAVE the DATES for MINIFLU CLINICS // 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 Sundays October 11th, 18th, and 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: We will not host Sunday morning Zoom fellowship on parked car Sundays! Instead, we invite you to join us onFacebook where we’ll be livestreaming our services. You do not need to have a facebook profile to watch the livestream from our page! 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.
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, time TBA (8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington); Faith Lutheran Church, 2-3:30pm (11115 Hanson Blvd NW., Coon Rapids); Spirit of Joy, time TBA (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.
ECLC GRATITUDE PARADE, October 25th // Are you available for receiving gratitude greetings from our mission partner, Edina Community Lutheran Church? They will be arriving at Redeemer on October 25th from 12-2pm! Come masked and ready to greet members of ECLC (in their cars) to receive their gratitude for us and for partnership in the gospel. Our October 25th Reformation worship will be pre-recorded and posted online with Westwood Lutheran and Salem Lutheran.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for OUTDOOR WORSHIP // We plan to host outdoor worship on October 11th, 18th, and November 1st (weather permitting) and we need your help! Each week we hope to have five hospitality volunteers to help with set-up, tear-down, and with distributing communion cups, bulletins, etc. to our siblings who come to worship. You will be provided gloves Pleasesign up here to volunteer!
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 17th or 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 onFacebook to get current schedules, events, and other resources: Health Commons at the Living Room.
BE COUNTED on the 2020 CENSUS! // If you and your family haven't yet completed the 2020 Census, there's still time! Visit the2020 Census online and fill yours out today. Every voice matters, and everyone deserves to be counted!
19th Sunday after Pentecost | Readings & Gospel:
Isaiah 25:1-9, Psalm 23, Philippians 4:1-9 & Matthew 22:1-14
With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need…
We pray for bishops, teachers, church leaders, the Redeemer Lutheran Call Committee and all children of God as they share the joyous hospitality of inviting others to your table of boundless grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious host, protect all you have created especially any creatures endangered and mistreated longing for your redemption. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious host, as you set a table in the presence of enemies, so bless the efforts of diplomats, international peace workers, and world leaders who navigate conflict by proceeding with dialogue and understanding, so that justice and peace prevails in Armenia-Azerbaijan, Israel, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the United States. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious host, when we are quick to judge outward appearance, remind us how you clothe all in your mercy. We pray for ministries that provide needed clothing and other personal care assistance in this community Zion Baptist, Masjid al Furqaan Mosque, and Metropolitan Community Church of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious host, let your gentleness be known among those who are weary or ill , Cindy, Linda, Shoonie, Edina Community Lutheran Church and the family of Pastor Sartain receiving surgery, our local and global siblings living with COVID-19 and quarantines, for the first responders, disaster volunteers, Marylou, Ione, and Sarah, with Bill and all receiving hospice. Strengthen doctors, medical care workers, and caretakers who see to their and others’ needs . . . Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious host, we remember Francis of Assisi who lived calling pets and animals his siblings. Comfort us with your presence. 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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