News and Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

May 2, 9, 16, 23: Mission Quilters meet at 9:00 am at the white house. All ladies are welcome, no experience necessary.

May 2, 9, 16, 23: Bible study led by Pastor Ryan at 7:00 pm

May 4, 11, 18, 25: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome

May 4, 11: Catechism class meets at 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Parents please make every effort to have your children at these important classes.

May 10: Braille- if you would like to help with important mission project, please contact Marilyn Kirk.

May 13: Keenagers meet at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite finger foods and games to play and join the fun.

May 15: First communion for our confirmands

May 19: LWML meets at 9:30. All women are welcome. Council meeting will meet at 6:00 pm. All Council Members are encouraged to be there.

May 21: Men’s breakfast at 8:00 am with devotion and work around the church.

MISSION QUILTERS

Making Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts is a tangible way to express love to our neighbors in need. Quilts can be used as warm bedding, simple tents or floor coverings. Each one reflects God's loving presence in a world rife with suffering.

LWR distributed its first quilts in 1945 to families in war-torn Europe following the Second World War. Within a decade, the ministry was reaching around the globe to villages far removed from the world’s attention. Today, an average of 300,000 quilts are lovingly given worldwide each year.

LWR Mission Quilts are highly regarded throughout the world because of their quality and consistency. Your careful adherence to our quilt-making guidelines will ensure that every quilt is useful, consistent and fair.

Redeemer Lutheran Mission quilters meet every Monday at 9:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and help, no experience is necessary! For more information contact Bonnie Schulze.

BRAILLE WORKERS

Lutheran Braille Workers exists to bring the Word of God to the 253 million people throughout the world who are Blind or Visually Impaired, completely free of charge, in Braille, Specialized Large Print, and Audio-Digital formats.

Men, women, and children find hope in the Light of Christ through the Bible and other Christian materials provided by LBW in over 15 languages in every part of the globe. While they live in physical and spiritual darkness, LBW is one of the last remaining free resources available to them in which the Good News of Jesus is shared quickly and in high quality formats.

In its 78-year history, Lutheran Braille Workers has produced and distributed over 14 million volumes of Christian material, in almost 40 languages, to 164 countries. LBW has never charged a recipient to receive these materials as we believe financial ability should never prevent the Word of God from being shared with this underserved population.

There is a group of workers from Redeemer that goes the second Tuesday of every month. If you are interested in helping in this mission project, please see Marilyn Kirk.

BIBLE STUDY

There are several opportunities to attend Bible study here at Redeemer. Pastor Ryan leads a Bible study on Monday nights at 7:00 pm and another on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. For questions or more information please contact either Pastor Ryan.

LWML

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

Redeemer’s LWML meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:30 am. All women are invited.

KEENAGERS

If you like snacks, games, and fellowship, join us for the fun of it in our Family Life Center. We meet every second Friday at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite games and snacks and join in the fun! If you think you are too young to come, check with Bonnie & Huey Schulze or Pastor Mark or Roz Burger.

CARING MINISTRY

The response to the April collection for Ukraine was substantial. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Our March donations to SafeNet Services were recently recognized with a letter from SafeNet which noted “You will change someone’s life for the better.”  

The Caring Ministry Project for May is the Adobe House "Amazing Grace" Apartments which provide temporary housing to those who are in need and do not have a place to stay. Adobe House "Amazing Grace" is a project of the Claremore Ministerial Alliance. After an individual or family’s stay at Adobe House, the Alliance works with them to transition to other housing and allows them to take household items that were supplied in the apartment to get started in their new residence. Hence, the apartments are always in need of new or gently used household items to support this vital ministry. We are collecting the following in May in the big box in the family life center across from the nursery.

Full size sheets and blankets

Towels and washcloths

Dishes, Glasses, and Cutlery

Dish Soap, Paper Towels, and other kitchen items.

Personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, body lotion, shave gel, deodorant, comb, razors, hand sanitizer, etc.

GARAGE SALE

The youth will be holding a garage sale June 4 to raise money for the Youth Gathering held in July. So, clean out your closets and your garages and bring your unwanted “treasures” to the white house. If you need help, please call Pastor Ryan or Cheyenne Green. All donations are welcomed. For more information or any questions please contact Cheyenne.

THE ALTAR COMMITTEE

The church membership recently voted to return to Communion at the Rail effective May 1, 2022. Therefore, volunteers for Altar Care duties will also resume at that time. Members are needed to perform the required monthly duties and a signup sheet is provided on the bulletin board near the parking lot entrance door of the Narthex for that.

Two (2) person teams are suggested for this (friend & friend / wife & husband).

Duties are preparing, placement on the altar and cleanup of the regular Sunday Communion (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month) and any special services during the month as designated by Pastor Ryan. Also be sure the altar paraments are as prescribed (changed if needed) per the Church Year Calendar (found in the red binder located in the room nearest to the pulpit). Banner changes are optional and as desired.

Marcia Dow will be working to coordinate this for the church.  Please contact her to volunteer. 

PROMISES KEPT

He is not here, He is risen! Just as He said.

Matthew 28:6

Easter Sunday our voices were united in hymn’s of promise and thanksgiving. We celebrated once again Jesus victory over sin, death and the power of the devil. The gates of Heaven have been thrown open wide to all believers. Alleluia!

Throughout time God has His proimses to His people. God is not remote but lives in the hearts of each of us. We are His dear children and He knows our every need and invites us to come to Him in prayer.

In our faith family at Redeemer we are bless to be brothers and sisters in Christ.

Thanks be to God!

Marilyn Kirk

Evanglism Director