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     If you would like to go down to Texas to help with relief efforts for a week in early October, please speak with Rev. Mark Burger.  LCMS will be receiving workers then. 





 It is time to start planning for our annual quilt and kit donations to the Lutheran World Relief. In addition to the more than 3 dozen quilts already sewn together, and more to come, the following kits can be assembled: PERSONAL CARE, FABRIC, BABY CARE, and SCHOOL (backpacks will be provided to you, and now school supplies are cheaper). Instructions for these kits will be available in the Narthex. Bars of SOAP in original wrapping, preferable bath size, any brand, are also needed.

They may be brought to church through September 24th and placed in the large tote box under the mailboxes in the narthex. Cash can also be given to LWR for shipping costs. Thanks for your help. For further help, contact Ruth R.  





Friendship Feasts are a joint endeavor of Redeemer Lutheran with First Christian Church to provide a weekly meal and fellowship in our neighborhood for families, children, and singles, especially those who may be in need of a meal.  The meals are offered each Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Christian (5th and Florence).

 Redeemer Lutheran has two crews that alternate serving the meal on the second Monday of each month.  Our next meal preparation  will be Monday September 11 , and it will be done by Redeemer’s “Team 2.     People are needed to help prepare and serve the meal, prepare desserts, and help clean up.  The work is not difficult and goes smoothly when there are plenty of workers.  Speak to one of the leaders or call our church office if you would like to be a part of this real “hands on” opportunity to serve.






This is the first shipment of quilts made for Lutheran World Relief by the group.


Image result for free pictures of quilting      If you like to quilt, this is for you!  The ladies of Redeemer Lutheran have started quilting for missions through Lutheran World Relief.  They meet in the "office house" from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every Monday.  Bring any supplies you might need (scissors, etc.) and join in for a good cause, good fellowship and a good time.  If you have any questions call either Joan A., Roz B. or Bonnie S.

.      Come join in the fun while working on a worthwhile mission project. No previous sewing experience needed! 



     On September 14-16, your help is needed to set up, man the booth, and tear it down.  Please let Marilyn K. know if you can help.  You will be asked to provide a welcoming and inviting smile to those who come by.  "Freebies" will be available for giveaway.   




    This team travels to Tulsa's Lutheran Church of Our Savior on the 2nd Tuesday of school months to produce books of the Bible in Braille format.  These books are shipped around the world to spread the Word of God's love to all nations.  Come share the joy (and fun) with us from 9 am to 1:30 pm.  Don't forget to bring a sack lunch. 


                                                                                                                                                            Our August, 2017 kick-off group  



LWML efforts have raised tens of thousands of dollars for missions and leader training.  You can help by saving inkjet and laser printer cartridges (almost any kind except Epson).  Put them in the box the new one came in and bring them to church.  Also accepted (working or not) are cell phones, pagers, PDAs, I-Pods, MP3 Players, DVD Video Games/Players, Digital Cameras, Laptop computers, GPS systems, scientific calculators (include cords and accessories).  Thank you!


Please gather up all your old eyeglasses and cases, bring them to church and place them in the box in the narthex.  Diana Nichols will see that they are distributed to the appropriate place.  Please note the thank you card on the bulletin board from MOST MINISTRIES for our recent donation. 




Help spread the word to others about what Lutheran Radio  KFUO can provide for them, including Bible studies, apologetics, Lutheran confessions studies, devotions, sacred music, global Lutheran news, and much more!  Help spread the love of Jesus Christ worldwide. KFUO can be found at www.kfuo.org and followed at Facebook.com/KFUOradio. 



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THRIVENT MEMBERS are entitled to form 2 "Action Teams" during 2017 to do some helpful, caring, beneficial activity.  Thrivent will give you $250.00 with which to carry out your activity.  You just do a simple application (if you need help speak to Pastor, Cynthia A. or Jean S.), recruit a small team, and go to work doing good!



Have you applied to sponsor an action team?  Each member may do this up to twice a year and receive $250.00 in Thrivent funds for each project.   It is not hard, but you have to go on-line to do so.  Here are the steps:

1.       Log on to https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-action-teams/ 

2.       Enter your ID and password. (If you don’t have these already set up, you can do so at this time.  )

3.       You will be asked for your Thrivent ID #. (You will find this on a card which Thrivent sent to you or on your statements.)

4.       From there just follow the instructions.

If you have questions or need additional help, see our Congregational Advocate, Cynthia A.



      Thrivent Financial for Christians has an ongoing program for its members called “Thrivent Choice.”  In this program, based on premiums paid on Thrivent products owned, members are credited Thrivent Choice Dollars which the members can then direct to a wide variety of approved charities including schools, camps, and congregations like our own.  Even with a relatively small number of members of Redeemer Lutheran directing Thrivent Choice Dollars to our congregation, the amount received reached over $17,000!  Part of this enabled us to complete the funding for our new organ!  These dollars cost us nothing and take just a few minutes of your time to designate!

            If you have internet access you can easily view and direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars.  If you do not have internet access, or prefer the personal touch, just call 1-800-THRIVENT and follow the easy voice prompts to “Choice Dollars” where you will be able to talk to a real person and direct your dollars.  If you have any questions about Thrivent Choice, speak to Jean S. or Cynthia A. 






   It was not until the middle ages that the altars of the Christian church were placed against the chancel wall.  Luther advocated a free standing altar in his comments on his 1526 [Deutsch Messe] German Mass [Luther's Works, American Edition, Vol. 53 p.69].  His preference was for the pastor to face the people when proclaiming the words of institution.  Luther wrote:  "In the true mass. . .the priest should always face the people as Christ doubtlessly did in the Last Supper."  After all, Jesus was sitting at table with the twelve in the upper room and spoke to them when He instituted the Blessed Sacrament.  So when the pastor speaks the Words of Institution he speaks them to the people over the bread and wine.  Those words are Gospel ministry, our Confessions state (Ap.XXIV).

(For the complete article, go to the web and read The Freestanding Altar and the Lord's Supper, written for Gloria Christi Lutheran Church (LC-MS), Greeley, CO.)