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Upcoming Events
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MON
Mission Quilters
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us in fellowship at the "Office House" as we use our creativity to design & produce quilts for mission gifts around the world.
NOV

21

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Bible study group
1:00 PM
Meets at Brookdale/Sterling House, 1605 N. Hwy. 88, Claremore
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WED
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SUN
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27

MON
Mission Quilters
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us in fellowship at the "Office House" as we use our creativity to design & produce quilts for mission gifts around the world.
Evening LWML
7:00 PM
Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries
November 19, 2017
Too Close for Comfort
November 18, 2017
Sick and Tired
Verse of the Day
Message from Pastor

 

 

Wisdom from Charlie Brown

Dr. Jerry Kieschnick, president emeritus of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and classmate for several years at the seminary, wrote in his weekly Perspectives of July 20, “This week I thought I’d share some wisdom from our friend Charlie Brown.”  And I thought it was worth sharing with you, members and friends of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Claremore, Oklahoma.

+ Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived.  Sometimes happy, other times rough.  But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.

+ As we grow up we realize it’s less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones.

+ The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect.  It means I appreciate what I have and what I have been blessed with.  I choose to be happy.

+ There are moments in life when you miss someone so much you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.

+ The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

+ I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me.  I’m too busy loving the people who love me.

+ A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

+ Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening.  It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.

+ You may feel lost and alone but God knows exactly where you are and he has a plan for your life.

 

                Pastor Virgil Bening, Interim pastor

 

 

THE BELIEVER’S LIFE

by

Pastor Fred Naumann

 

John 10:10 “I am come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Here are some of the reasons why the believer's life is the greatest life that one can live.

 

(1) The believer's life has a different peace. This peace is based in the fact that “Thy God reigneth”. Circumstances do not change on the outside; the believer is changed within by his convictions. He aims to do the Father's will when and where he is able to act. He waits upon the Lord when he cannot act. He knows that everything depends upon the loving Father Who is dealing with his child. This gives peace.

 

(2) The believer's life has new appetites, desires, evaluation and worth. One actually enjoys giving. Joy comes from helping. Profit comes from sharing the suffering. Believers have different values, standards and norms. Believers find new sources for happiness.

 

(3) The believer's life has a thrill and aliveness. One consistently wonders what God is about to do in one's life. All things ultimately work out for the good of the believer. Father is supplying and directing.

 

(4) What takes place in a believer's life takes place in time with eternal consequences. He has one foot on earth and another in heaven. He is living today with an eye on an eternal tomorrow. He is resident here, but his home is in heaven.

 

(5) The believer has a completeness. He is satisfied, whole and stabilized. He is grounded in the Word. He is created, saved and sanctified by Father. He can do all things. It is Father Who strengthens him.