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WELCOME TO WORSHIP We hope you’ll find the service meaningful, the welcome warm, and that you’ll return soon.

December 6: Advent Soup ‘n Supper (6:00), Holden Evening Prayer (7:30) followed by Choir Rehearsal

December 10: Back-up date for Congregational Meeting; Deadline for Cookie Exchange sign up

December 13: Advent Soup ‘n Supper (6:00), Holden Evening Prayer (7:30) followed by Choir Rehearsal

December 14: Ladies/Girls Christmas dinner at Perkins (5:30 p.m.)

December 16: Cookie Exchange 2:00-4:00 p.m. at church

December 20: Advent Soup ‘n Supper (6:00 p.m.), Holden Evening Prayer (7:30 p.m.) and Choir Rehearsal

December 24: Last Advent Service at 10:15 a.m.

December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m.
Assembling and delivering Thanksgiving baskets for ETC Housing.

As has been our custom, we will be creating Thanksgiving baskets for our homeless neighbors. I will be checking with ETC Housing for a list of families in need. I will also find out what their situation as far as food prep is. They may have kitchens available, or maybe only a microwave and tiny fridge. We will be collecting November 5th through the 19th. Simple to prepare, healthy foods, money to buy perishables, or grocery store gift cards are all needed. We like to provide food for Thanksgiving Day plus a little extra for later. A more specific hand out will be available on November 5th. On Sunday, the 19th we will assemble the baskets by family size and needs, and deliver them Monday. If you would like to adopt a basket to decorate, we use banana boxes. You can ask for a clean one from a grocery store or get one from me. Thank you, in advance, for your help with this important ministry. You may have heard of Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving/helping others in need. We use this time as our opportunity to reach out and help our local neighbors in need. Watch for further details.

Barbe Rittershausen

Halloween Party to Honor Luther

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the children of Redeemer and their parents are invited to celebrate Reformation 500 with a Halloween costume party with the title: “From Darkness to the Light.” The gathering will offer a Reformation 500 theme in its games, decorations, and even in its refreshments and party bags. Organizer Linda Desilva-Huth has spent many hours in a labor of love transforming our fellowship hall into Wartburg Castle, where Luther was placed in secret for his own protection following his excommunication by the Roman Catholic Church and condemnation by the Holy Roman Emperor. His famous proclamation, “Here I stand. I can do no other” was in response to a demand that he recant his writings calling for the reform of Church practices such as the selling of indulgences for the forgiveness of sins. The festivities begin at 2:00 p. m. Parents and children, please wear a period costume and join in the fun!


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