Pastor's Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The season of Advent started on November 28th this year.  For the Church year it is the beginning of another year of Ministry to proclaim the Gospel through Word and Sacrament.  Since June the restoration work has been completed and we have opened back up to more normal meetings for small groups and Bible Study Hour.  Everyone should now feel free to participate in a manner that they feel comfortable, and with the passing of the last Delta wave we have made mask wearing optional.

I feel certain that this pandemic has affected most of us and might have made us feel more isolated and distant from each other as members of this community.  We have a need to reconnect to each other as fellow members of the body of Christ and I encourage you to do so by attending worship and participating in activities at Redeemer.  Our worship attendance has been lower than what it was before the Pandemic began, but I look forward to seeing all of you going forward as we begin the blessed season of Advent.

We will be having Midweek Advent Dinners starting at 6pm and Worship at 7pm. (Dec. 1st,8th, 15th) This Advent Sermon Series is called, “Jesse’s Tree: Jesus’ Family Tree.” Please join us.

Unfortunately, in the past 5 months we have not been meeting the needs of the 2021 budget.  In response to this, some anonymous members have generously offered a matching Giving Campaign. They want to match donations up to $25,000, dollar for dollar. This Giving Campaign will take place December 1st, 2021, through February 28th, 2022.  To participate and earn matching funds, you should mark your special donations with the name “All in For Our Redeemer” in the memo line or your check or on the envelope.

A Bible verse to center this Giving Campaign on is Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

It is a privilege to serve this generous and caring congregation. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year.   Pastor Ryan Honeycutt