SUMMER SERVICE PROJECTS – The Sunday School children had a great time with our first two summer service projects! They picked up garbage in the church’s neighborhood in June and in July, they put together 25 hygiene kits for Orphan Grain Train. We love it when our kiddos use their hearts for service to help our commuity and the world! Thank you to all who have donated items and cash for these projects!
Our third (August 12) SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT is to make SCHOOL KITS for the Lutheran World Relief . During the Sunday School hour, the children and youth will use the items you donate to make these kits. (We will not have our regular lesson this day.) Please put donated items in the bin in the narthex by Sunday, August 5. THANK YOU. If you have any questions, please see Wendy Cibils or Lisa Teter.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
The Keenagers will meet on Friday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time with this group!
The Redeemer Lutheran mission quilters will continue to meet at Kathy Fletchers home to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief every Monday at 9:00 am. Now is the time to join in this mission project. No sewing experience is needed.
Our next Friendship Feast will be held on Monday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m. Many hands are needed to help with this very important ministry. If you can help with cooking, serving, or cleaning up after, please let Pastor Mark or Roz Burger know.
There will be an end of summer children’s swim party. Mary Jo Rostek will host the swim party at her home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We would like to welcome any children – members of Redeemer Lutheran or any others that can be invited to come! Come for the fun! Call Mary Jo for directions or more information. Bring your towel and join in the fun.
Laborers for Christ are working! You have seen the progress! Here’s an opportunity to volunteer and help build our new Family Life Center. Any time you could spend would be a great help, from simply helping clean up the worksite at the end of the day to actually working “hands on” on the building. The Laborers for Christ do depend on us for volunteering to provide labor as we can. Every Saturday is designated as Volunteer Day. The ladies are providing a snack during the morning break and the noon meal. You are invited to participate in working alongside and getting acquainted with the Laborers. God has blessed us with these dedicated workers and their wives to help our vision become a reality. They have become, for a time, a part of our Redeemer family. They faithfully worship with us, attend Bible study, and sing in the choir. You are encouraged to meet them personally and realize how “special” they are. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex to volunteer.
Wanted-Wanted-Wanted - Volunteers are needed to provide snacks for the laborers, Tuesday through Saturday, at 9:30 am. Preferred foods are hard boiled eggs, summer sausage, cheese, fruit, and of course sweets of any kind. Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex and come enjoy the fellowship and a devotion with the Laborers for Christ.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! School starts August 16, 2018 for Claremore, Owasso, Foyil, Verdigris and Sequoyah Public Schools.
Junior High School, Senior High School, and Adult Sunday school: Join Pastor Honeycutt as he leads the Bible study We the People, Citizens of Two Kingdoms, hosted by Dr. Dale Meyer. When it comes to politics, savvy citizenship takes more than watching the nightly news. Join host Dr. Meyer as he examines government, the character of our nation, and the role we have as Christian citizens.
The Rogers County Fair will be held September 13-16, 2018. We will have our booth again this year and will need volunteers to work. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex. We are asking for volunteers to sign up to man our table for 3-hour segments/shifts on one of the days. If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Kirk. Let’s go to the Fair.
Time to start planning for our annual LWML quilt and kit donations to the Lutheran World Relief. 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. Please keep completed kits at home until we box them in late September. Cash can also be given to LWR for shipping costs. Thanks for your help. For further help, contact Ruth Ritter.
T The daytime LWML ladies will resume meeting on August 16.
The evening LWML ladies will resume meeting on August 27.
Now is the perfect time to join this mission-filled organization.
The Orphan Grain Train has recently opened its 25th and newest warehouse in Wichita, Kansas. The purpose of Orphan Grain Train is to enable God’s people to share their personal and material resources which are then packaged and sent to over 66 countries including the U.S. The LWML Oklahoma District would like to send a group of ladies to work in the warehouse on Saturday, August 25, 2018. We will work from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. (please bring a box lunch, water will be provided). For more information or if you want to go, please contact Mary Slater before August 18.
We have several events that will be coming up this fall that we need volunteers for. In September is the Claremore Fair that we need volunteers to man the booth, October brings Trunk or Treat and that always means lots of candy and lots of trunks. December brings the bell ringers and the Christmas parade. Both need lots of volunteers. If you can help with any of these, please let Marilyn Kirk know.
Pastor Honeycutt will be leading a Bible study starting Wednesday, August 15, at 10:00 am at the white house. The study will be based on the upcoming scriptures for the next Sunday’s service. All is invited to delve deeper into God’s word.
Greetings Friends in Christ,
Much has been happening in and to the building. The framing of the walls defining the Sunday/Bible study rooms and the working spaces is completed. The Laborers for Christ team has completed their part of the construction effort for us. Soon the team will be moving on for a break and possibly another project. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for their professional and huge contribution and many thanks to those members who worked alongside of the Laborers team. There remains a lot of work for us and for our contractors before we will “move in”. Over the next few months we will witness the change of the skeleton of a building to a completed, useful and occupied facility. The Building Committee remains committed to providing you with the best possible facility within the budget you have approved. Thank you for your continuing commitment to support this great effort. Please remember, contributions now will help to lower our mortgage payments. This facility will enable Redeemer Lutheran to better serve our Lord and Savior and those in our community who live in need of our Savior. Let us remember the gift of Grace and Mercy from our Heavenly Father. Roland Groover, Building Committee
In Mark 9:23, we read the following: All things are possible for one who believes. Fear of rejection, self-doubt, and disappointment often are stumbling blocks to our sharing the “good news” with others. We are challenged, at Jesus direction, to go boldly and spread the “seed” and the Holy Spirit will take over at that point. Individuals are starving to hear God’s word, receive forgiveness and peace in their lives. Faith in God is our greatest gift and one to be shared as our family, friends, and others will be saved. Proclaim the “Good news” in your daily living and services and the Holy Spirit will give you the words to speak! Marilyn Kirk, Evangelism Director
Youth Group Members (6th-12th) & Parents:
We would like to invite you to our yearly planning meeting, pot luck and bon fire (weather permitting). For more information please contact Lisa Teter.
What: August Youth Group Meeting
Where: Teter Home
When: August 4th, 5 pm
We will be deciding the activities for the year and filling out the participation forms. Please bring with you:
1. Potluck main or side dish (dessert is provided by the Teter’s).
2. Insurance information for participation forms.