News and Announcements

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.

The Keenagers will meet on Friday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time with this group!

Our next Friendship Feast will be held on Monday, October 8 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.

The Braille workers will meet October 9 at 9:00 am. at our Savior Lutheran Church, Tulsa. Please consider joining in this worthy mission project. All are welcome!

Attention Lutheran Travelers! Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow is again traveling to Branson. They are taking reservations for their annual trip. There are several bus seats left. The bus will depart from Immanuel Lutheran Church November 7, 2018 (Wednesday) and return November 9, 2018 (Friday). The cost of the trip is $300.00 per person and includes two nights at a motel (including hot breakfast), bus fare, three lunches, two evening meals and all shows. $100.00 will reserve your seat with final payment due September 5, 2018. If you have any questions about the trip, please phone Juanita Rittenhouse or Barbara Sabourin.

Consecration Sunday is October 14. This is the time for you to prayerfully consider the blessings God as provided you in order for you to share in supporting His mission and extending His kingdom. Our giving of time, talents and treasure should be determined on what God has given us out of His love for us. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in your decision and commitment. There will be a dinner after the service. Please fill out your reservation cards and turn them in by October 7.

It is time to pack up our kits and quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We will be packing them on Thursday morning, October 4. Please take your kits to the “White House” during that week Sunday to Wednesday, September 30 to October 3. Sturdy packing boxes are needed. Thanks for your co-operation!

Thank You Very Much to Ruth-School -Health Kits, Marge -Baby Kits, Mighty Quilt Makers> Joan, Roz, Bonnie, Kathy F, Eileen, Bertha, Lisa K, Dorothy G, Kathy C, Ruth R. They have completed "104" Quilts. Please Thank these Gals for their long, hard, dedicated service providing items for Mission Families overseas. A very special thank you to the members of Redeemer for your generous donations so these kits could be made.

The daytime LWML ladies meet October 18.

The evening LWML ladies Bible study will be meeting on October 22.

Mark your calendar for LWML Sunday, October 21. Wear your purple and bring your mites as we recognize these mission minded ladies.

It’s almost time for trunk or treat! Once again, we need volunteers to come, park their cars and open their trunks filled with candy and decorations. We will distribute candy and handouts with a Bible message to the neighborhood children. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex along with a collection box for candy donations. Please join us in this fun outreach.

Pastor Honeycutt is leading a Bible study on Wednesdays 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.

Friends. The progress continues and becomes visible to us all. We thank Laborers again for their huge contribution to our building effort. The remaining Laborer has returned home, thanks to Mike Crane for his efforts. The Building Committee is now dealing with contractors who are finishing the work of building our new fellowship hall and administrative center. Many of you have contributed financial support, and your time, to the completion of this huge effort. We thank you all for your efforts. Much remains to be done to complete the construction and prepare the building for an Occupation Permit approval. Thanks be to our Lord for His Grace and Kindness during this congregational effort. Roland Groover, Building Committee                                                                                                              

The lights dim. A hush spreads throughout the church. The Multitude enters, engulfing the listeners, hummin softly. Thus, will begin the 98th annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” by the area’s Lutheran churches. Performances are on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018. All who enjoy singing are invited to join the chorus! No tryouts required! Solo and orchestra tryouts will be held on Sunday, October 14th at the First Lutheran Church in Tulsa at 1:30 pm. For more information or question please contact Kathie or Donna. Include yourself in the experience of sight, sound, and a deep and wonderful feeling of telling the Advent/Christmas story using Scripture, beautiful music, drama and pageantry.

The Oklahoma District Junior High Youth Gathering will be held October 12 – 14 at Camp Lutherhoma. If you are interested in attending, please let Lisa Teter know as soon as possible.

OK’D in Christ is a one-day state high school event March 30, 2019. It will be held in Oklahoma City. Mark your calendar and plan on attending this event!

EVANGELISM

Inspired by the Holy Spirit the desire to share the “Good News” with others wells up in our hearts and souls. We are then motivated to share this joyous message with others.  Most recently, at the Roger’s County Fair, many of our members volunteered to extend the invitation to come and worship God and give thanks for all our blessings.

A word of appreciation to our volunteers who let God’s love flow through them as they witnessed to God’s abiding presence in their lives. Each visitor received a keepsake with words of inspiration. The “seeds” were sown, and we pray that the Holy Spirit will grow these “seed” of faith within the hearts of those who took the time to visit with our members.

Help us, By the Holy Spirit, to continue to love and serve others, in Jesus name we pray.  Marilyn Kirk, Evangelism  Director                                                                                                                                                               

CARD CATALOG The library has an Author and a Title card file. The cards are filed alphabetically by the authors last name in the Author file and alphabetically by title in the Title file. When looking for a book, you will need to know either the author or the title of the book.       The first line on the Author card is the authors name. The first line on the Title card is the title of the book. The last line of both the Author and the Title cards is where the book is located. It has a number and the name of the section. The shelves have a name plate under each section.   There is a list of the main sections in the check-out card catalog area.

BOOKS On the book spine (near the bottom of the book) is a number and three letters. The number is the section where the book is located. The letters are the first three letters of the authors last name.     A special thank you to Lisa Teter for the nice set of bible studies that she donated to the library.

Tempus Fugit and Sum Quod Eris

by

Pastor Fred Naumann

Tempus fugit is a sad Latin phrase. Tempus fugit meant to the Roman with his many gods that death was closing in on him. It is a strained cry which comes from deep within when there is no answer for death. It is that same foreboding spirit that also mocks from the grave stone with Sum quod eris (“I am what you will be”).

But for us, Tempus fugit means that the time is fleeing to make room for Timelessness, and, for loved ones, time apart is coming to an end, with Home just ahead. It makes most sense that an all-powerful, eternal God loved and saved humans for an eternal relationship. Put life on earth in perspective: We are travelers. Heaven is our home. And we are drawing closer each day to our last day here and our first forever day there.

When we acknowledge the brevity of life and the nearness of our own grave, then this world's problems, ambitions, stress, honors and treasures are given proper perspective and correct evaluation. With such perspective we (a) more accurately measure the size of each problem & (b) evaluate the importance of each task on our today's “to do” list.

We dare not dwell in what was or might have been for then we would grow melancholy, morbid and even worse bitter and cynical. No, the Lord has caused us now to travel on for a time without our dear departed. Ah, but in reality, we are running to catch up to them. Time on earth ends and then we hear: “Hello. Welcome. Come in the party has begun.”

Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.”