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         THIS WEEK'S EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

W e pray for  the family of Gary Gustafson, mourning his death on
January 3.  Gary's service will be held here on Wednesday, January 10, at 11:00 AM with lunch following.  Visitation will be at Bradshaw on Tuesday, January 9, from 4:00-8:00 PM.

CORRECTION FROM CROSSROADS:  New Soma Yogadevotion session    A new Soma Yogadevotion session will begin on January 4- February 22, 2018 at 2:00-3:00 pm in the Redeemer library. Soma Yogadevotion offers the same faith-based class structure that other Yogadevotion classes do. Soma yoga is a newer type of yoga in which participants practice slow, subtle movements that can reeducate the brain how to move tense muscles, and help us learn to move mindfully with more ease and freedom. Soma yoga is safe for "every body". The classes are for all levels, and students can practice on a mat, chair, or standing at wall. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class. Cost is $64 for the eight week session. Signup by bringing a check to the church office by January 1, 2018 payable to Redeemer Lutheran with "Soma Yoga"
written on memo line. Questions, contact Jane Schroeher at schroehergj@msn.com.

New Yogadevotion session, 8 weeks long, will begin Tuesday, January 9 through  February 27 th in the Fellowship Hall from 4:30-5:30.  This multilevel class is led by Jean Auger.  A payment of $64 is due at the first class.  Please make out your check to Redeemer Lutheran Church (memo: Yogadevotion) .   If you are a new participant, or need more
information, please email Sue Johnson (suejohns3@gmail.com) to sign up. Half sessions can be arranged ahead of time. If you miss a session, you can make it up at another site.  We welcome your participation!

January Adult Education-Wednesday evenings
Vital and Resilient Aging: Living Well and Making a Difference"
Presented by:
Roland D. Martinson , Luther Seminary Emeritus Vice President for Academic Affairs & Academic Dean, Emeritus Professor of Children, Youth & Family Ministry  
January 10: The "Building Blocks and Assets" of Elder Wellness and Wholeness
January 17: Forging My Own "Pathway" to Vital Aging


January Between Services is being led by former pastors Dan Brumm and  Roger Schwarze-Rob Bell is a former pastor and now a best selling author and speaker.  His first book, LOVE WINS , was an immediate success and launched him on a career as a speaker and author seeking to change people's lives.  We will be using short films to lead us into discussion for getting new Christian perspectives. Join us, starting on Sunday, January 7.

                         NOTE:  Date Change!
Joy/Peace Circle  will gather for their monthly meeting on Wednesday,  January 17  at 10:00 AM in the Atrium.  We welcome and encourage new members to join Joy/Peace Circle for inspirational Bible Study and delicious refreshments served by our members.  Please call Donna Miller at  651-739-4329 if you have questions or would like more information.

2017 Annual Meeting February 4    11:30 AM
Potluck following the meeting    A-H Salads; I-O Desserts; P-Z-Main Dishes
Information meeting to review the proposed budget Sunday, January 28-9:45 AM in the Library

The Redeemer Talent Show is coming up! The event will take place on Wednesday, February 7th, at 6 pm. Sign up is on the welcome desk, in the office, or online. 

Lent Soup Supper Update  - Due to a decrease in Redeemer ministries and small groups signing up to make soup for our Lenten Soup Supper meals, Kim Lacek, Community Night Meal Coordinator, will be providing soup for our upcoming soup suppers.  Groups or ministries still interested in hosting a soup supper as a good-will offering to benefit their cause need to contact Kim at wbldolphin@gmail.com to schedule a Wednesday night.  The deadline to schedule is February 7.
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY 
Monday January 15th  is our annual trip to Green Acres!  Cost is $15, ages confirmation through high school welcome We will meet at Green Acres at  12:45  and tube from  1-3pm. Please have a signed waiver and check to Pastor Stefanie's inbox by  January 10th !

Ice Block Party is coming on February 3rd, 9:30am - noon!  We'll have a pancake breakfast, visit from the royalty, ice carving - and if weather cooperates, a pickup football game on a snowfield!
All are welcome - bring your friends!  See you there!

Is your child ready for First Communion ?  Our First Communion classes will be held February 25th and March 3rd from 1-3 pm.  Please email Pastor Stefanie to register your child!  (3rd-4th grade)

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Mission Trip Fundraiser Envelope Project !  We are making excellent
progress - if you haven't seen it yet, stop by the giant board close to the Atrium!


Confirmation Students - link to website to find sermon note/worship note forms to complete on your phone:  
https://goo.gl/ckDFkE     
WEEKLY CALENDAR
 
Sunday, January 7
BAPTISM ANNIVERSARY
8:30 AM  Classic Worship
9:30 AM  Bible Study-"Love Wins"
9:40 AM  Sunday School
9:40 AM  Coffee Corner
9:40 AM  Parent Forum
10:30 AM  Contemporary Worship


Monday, January 8
6:30 AM  Men's Bible Study-Perkins
10:00 AM  Healthy Rhythms Drumming
6:00 PM 
Boy Scouts 434/Webelos II

Tuesday, January 9
8:00 AM   Men's Prayer Group
8:15 AM  
Bibles & Bagels
9:00 AM   Lady of the Lakes Quilters
12:00 PM  Lady of the Lakes Quilters
4:30 PM   YogaDevotion
6:00 PM   Lake Country Chorus
6:30 PM  Council Meeting
7:00 PM  Redeemer Book Club
 

Wednesday, January 10
9:00 AM    Quilters
11:00 AM  Gary Gustafson Memorial Service
5:00 PM    Community Night
7:00 PM    Chorale Rehearsal
 
Thursday, January 11
8:30 AM   TOPS
2:00 PM  Soma Yoga
6:30 PM  Rejoice rehearsal
7:30 PM  AA/Al-Anon

Friday, January 12

Saturday, January 13

Sunday, January 14
8:30 AM   Classic Worship
9:30 AM   Bible Study "Love Wins"
9:40 AM   Sunday School
9:40 AM   Coffee Corner
2:30 PM    Girl Scouts
D aily Readings
Sunday              John 1:35-51          Jesus Says Come and See
Monday              Psalm 66:1-5          Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
Tuesday             Psalm 66:6-7          Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
Wednesday        Psalm 66:8-12        Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
Thursday           Psalm 66:13-15       Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
Friday               Psalm 66:16-19       Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
Saturday           Psalm 66:20            Praise for God's Goodness to Israel