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November 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

November 2019 Newsletter


Grace and peace to each of you this wonderful month! It is November, so that means we’ve got stuff in store for worship and ministry life here at Redeemer. I’m excited about the things we have going on and looking to the future about what God might have in store for us.

This month, we’ve got All Saints Sunday on November 3rd, which is truly a beautiful service where we remember not only those who have died within our community this past year, but we also remember those who have died in the years past. That time that we get to join together in our mourning, lean into each other in comfort, and hope with one another in God’s love through our faith. This year we remember the deaths of six individuals from our community of faith in the past year.

Our Youth have been invited/challenged to participate in a Paintball game with the youth from St. Luke’s Lutheran in Prosperity. I look forward to seeing if my skills on the digital field will be able to translate to the actual field of reality! We’ll gather in the Redeemer parking lot immediately following the 11am service on November 3rd. All youth in 6th grade and above are welcome to participate!

I’ll be hosting a new(ish) members class on November 17 called Ask Lutherans Anything! We’ll gather together at 5pm and just have a conversation. We’ll have an opportunity to learn about the ELCA, Lutheran history, and how faith is viewed and lived out through a Lutheran lens. All are invited whether you’re curious, a new member, thinking about joining us, or been a part of our community for years! If we don’t have the answers to your questions, I guarantee will have a great conversation.

This month also is our time to prepare for the end of the ‘church year’ and the beginning of another year in the life of the church. We will move from hearing most of our gospel texts from Luke to hearing the stories of our Lord from Matthew’s gospel. It amazes me each year how similar these different tellings of familiar stories are, and yet how different they can be in how we approach them for our lives of faith.

Also, as we begin this new year in the life of the church, we will be having a Hanging of the Greens time as we prepare our worship space for the season of Advent on November 30th beginning at 10am. All are welcome as we put up decorations and prepare our hearts and minds for the expectant hope of Christ’s birth!

This is just a small snippet of what Redeemer will be doing in November! God is at work in this place, and I look forward to being a part of that ministry and work with so many of you!


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