July 22, 2018

Picnic Was a Success!
Our July 15 picnic in the welcome center and courtyard was a huge success! Sixty people attended. A big THANK YOU to Ruth Steffen, Darlene Cooper, and Pastor for their leadership! We also thank the Adams for sweet corn and the Petersons for ice cream!   Everything was yummy!      

We praise God for Barbara Palms, Everine Bupeke, Sally Devlieger and Kimberly Hatch who are celebrating their birthdays this week. Celebrating anniversaries this week are Pastor Robert and Gail Rub.

Altar Flowers
Kathy Henrey has placed the altar flowers in loving memory of Bob. Their wedding anniversary would be the 27th.
A Rose: The Podeszwa family has placed a rose in loving memory of Ginger.                
We still have openings for 8/5, 9/16, 10/14, & 10/21. Call Pat Brees at 815-398-9152 to secure a Sunday.  

Sunday Funday!
Boys and girls ages 3 to grade 5 are invited to join us August 5th for food, bible stories, games, and crafts. 
Join us for fun with friends from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Worship Schedule

Pastor Olson will lead worship and preach his first sermon at Redeemer on September 2.  Pastor Woita will be with us until then. However he will be on retreat July 30 – August 8. Mr. Don Gillingham, Principal of Lutheran High School, will be with us August 5.      
Mission Mindset
"During July we are focusing on the Tessaro ministry in Nigeria. I'm sure many of you remember them from their visit a few years ago. Chuck & Karen have been serving in Nigeria since 1984. In their early years they translated the New Testament into the Eleme language of Rivers State. Now they are living in Jos and serving as a translation consultant for many language projects --- putting into valuable practice the lessons learned from long experience!"
Chuck and Karen Tessaro report from northern Nigeria that a team of young adults from the U.S. interested in Bible translation visited recently.  The trip helps prospective translators catch a vision for God can use them in this vital work.   The Tessaros also participated in a workshop involving six language groups translating the Book of Luke.

Please pick up a copy of their newsletter in the Welcome Center and remember to pray for the Tessaros and LBT’s many translation projects around the globe!

Paul & Ruby Bruns

Mission Mindset Bulletin Board
Check out the new bulletin board in the Welcome Center! We've put up a large bulletin board featuring the 5 mission families that Redeemer supports. There are also copies of their newsletters on the table below. We encourage you to take a copy, read it and be reminded to pray for these families and their ministries. Whenever a new letter arrives, we will update the board. So make it a habit to check it out regularly! (We will also feature local ministries from time to time. Notice the Credo information at the bottom!)

Prayer Chain
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please call Gail Rub at 815-398-4759. Calls are confidential and names need not be given if so desired. If you cannot reach Gail, call Pat Brees (815-398-9152) or Ruby Bruns (815-399-8174).

We pray for Joan Scheibly, Becky Brees, JoAnn Blaser, Jamie Kleindland, Emi Cree and those who are shut-in or unable to worship with us today.

Fireside Christmas
The Congregational Life Board have made Reservations for The Fireside Dinner Theater Christmas Production of Elf the Musical. The date is Wednesday Nov, 14th for the matinee performance. The cost is $65.95. Ticket does not include transportation.

We need reservations by Oct 1. Check is to be made out to Redeemer - this gives us an extra discount.  Please call Ruth Steffen at 815-282-6588 to put your name on the list.

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