The Voice of Our Redeemer
Official publication of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
MISSION STATEMENT: As a community of Christ’s disciples, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to help one another strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ and equip each other to share His Good News through word and sacrament.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
A Series of Sermons for Advent and Christmas
Family life. It can be the best of times and—let’s be honest—it can be the worst of times. Consider these family facts:
Everyone needs godly wisdom when it comes to family relationships. That’s why, as we begin a new church year, we plan to learn from the families connected with our Lord’s birth. This includes Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, along with Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John. These families faced infertility, frustration, loss, misunderstandings, death, and so much more. Sermon plans are as follows:
Advent 1 – Two Families (Luke 1:5–25) Hear about King Herod’s family situation and how it differed from that of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
Advent 2 – Our Way (Luke 1:57–66) Hear more about Zechariah and Elizabeth as John is born and named.
Advent 3 – A List! (Matthew 1:1–17) Hear how the genealogy of Jesus is far more interesting than you knew and how it speaks to our expectations.
Advent 4 – Open the Door (Matthew 1:18–20) We consider the options Joseph had before him as he learns Mary is pregnant.
Christmas Eve – Whoever Takes the Son Gets It All (Matthew 1:21–25)
You are encouraged to be a part of these worship services. Your family is worth time and investment in God’s word!
FOR WHOM WE PRAY
Barbara Hake, Gertie Steinke, Robin Ward
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Annie Parsons #327 E
Sanctuary at St. Paul’s
3602 S. Ironwood Drive
South Bend, IN 46614
Caring Junction, Inc.
1430 S. Ironwood Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Our Redeemer Worship Schedule Due to Coronavirus our Service can be found on Facebook until further notice
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. Worship. Every Sunday during fall, winter, spring we will gather for worship at 10:00 a.m. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month and also celebrated on the 5th Sundays of November, March and May
SUNDAY SCHOOL –program for children (ages 3-18). We encourage you to bring your children, their friends, your neighbors, visiting relatives, anybody who can come any and every Sunday they are available. children’s Sunday school class will start at 9:00 a.m. ONE HOUR of BIBLE POWER! Canceled for now!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS is held at 9:00 a.m. just before the 10:00 am Sunday Services. All members of God’s “Forever Family” are encouraged and invited to attend. .Canceled for now
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
The screening will continue to take place in the Church Library during the winter months, the first Sunday of each month from 9am to just before the 10:00 am. Worship service Canceled for now
QUILTERS meet every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ALL INVITED!! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY CANCELED FOR NOW
IN THE AREA…
ATTENTION WOMEN! Giving to St. Margaret’s House
If you have gently used clothing you don’t need, please bring them to church and place in the box found in the large Bible class room. Those items will be taken to St Margaret’s on a regular basis.
CHURCH OFFICE 288-8288, FAX 288-0517
Pastor, Rev. Steven D. Latzke
Office Administrator, Kathleen Miller
President, Greg Steinke
Vice President, Henry Heritz
Recording Secretary, Jo Ann Heritz
Board of Stewardship, Henry Heritz
Treasurer, Lynne Glass
Finance Secretary, Pat Bennett
Chairman, Board of Deacons, Glenn Mueller
Chairmen, Board of Trustees, Rich Bennett, Don Troyer
Sunday School Superintendent MaryAnn Moore
Women of Our Redeemer – Dedicated, Karla Stoeckinger
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, JoAnn Heritz
Lutheran Hour Ministries, LaFerne Miller