We send this first and only email inviting you to remember Redeemer Lutheran Church by igniting and growing your financial giving online before December 31, 2020 through GiveMN and the Redeemer online giving portal. We welcome your considering a special gift online by joining tomorrow's Giving Tuesday campaign (explained below) and making Redeemer Lutheran Church your generosity recipient through GiveMN. Please also consider sharing our fundraiser with your friends and families and inviting them to match your #GivingTuesday donation!
Know that our prayers (spoken at virtual worship and posted weekly on our website) join yours for this passing year and upcoming new year. This pandemic year became an unfamiliar time of increased stress and too much suffering for many globally. Locally, the unjust death of Mr. Floyd forced us to examine (again!) how law enforcement has been used along with racial disparities in employment, education, housing, and health to destroy Black, Indigenous and People of Color families and households within the Minnesota communities we share.
As Christians, we express our faith through the global Lutheran communion. Our baptismal and vocational call is for listening to all for the Spirit sent by God in this partnership of the gospel of Jesus Christ whose Cross is the promise of accompanying the suffering. This suffering Cross of Christ leads our mission and ministry of accompaniment that begins this new Christian Church year and as we anticipate the new year. We thank you for your presence, prayers, and purse that make Redeemer Lutheran Church a beacon of hope.
The Rev. Dr. Sharon Kelly
What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. #GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.
#GivingTuesday’s global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life\