Pastor Nancy Switzler

For the week ending March 19, 2023

Grace Notes

Friday Devotional:

Psalm 23

The writer of this psalm understood what was required of a good shepherd. How often would such a person nudge the flock in the right direction with a rod? The staff allowed the shepherd to reach a wayward sheep, pulling it gently, restoring its footing on the right path. The psalmist saw God's care in much the same way.

Originally, I misunderstood how a rod and staff could comfort. For years, I feared an authoritarian baton held by God and the crook of a vaudeville-style cane pulling me from my own life's performance. But then, people like this psalmist, whose relationships with God were personal, helped me understand the extraordinary efforts a shepherd makes to ensure safety, well-being, and community. The enthusiasm for Christ and the tenderness I heard in their voices and saw in their actions were contagious. I sensed how un-alone they were in life-not that everything was smooth sailing, but that they were confident the Lord walked with them.

I realized their Good Shepherd was mine too. Saved from myself, I was deeply comforted.

Gracious God, today and always, work through me to show others your love and care. Amen.

An excerpt from Christ in our Home

if you would like a copy of Christ in Our Home please contact the church office: 805-983-0612

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See's Candies Spring Fundraiser

March 6-22, 2023


We are offering See’s Candy products along with the convenience of having the candy delivered here at the church and school. No waiting in line for your Easter candy!


All orders and money need to be returned to school or church by March 22nd. Your candy will be ready for pick-up the week of April 3rd.

Checks should be made out to Our Redeemer Preschool.

To place an order, please contact the School Office at (805)983-0619 or

Contact Jackie for an order form.


Thank you in advance for your participation in this fundraiser!

You may also buy online and have your candy shipped to you, click on the button below to view our online store.

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March Birthdays

 Betty Johnson; Craig Godwin recovering from Covid; Scott Godwin hospitalized (Shirley & Larry Godwin's sons); Brooke & Chris Brase praying for a safe & healthy pregnancy and birth (Robin T's niece); Lewis Johnson Montana State Trooper severely injured while on duty (Robin T's relative); Carl Tenbus; Lynda Heinrich (Pastor Nancy’s sister)

✝ Those suffering from colds, flu, and Covid; undergoing cancer treatments; dealing with health issues.

Those in search of new employment.

 All those affected by the rain and snow, especially those who’s homes are damaged and those who do not have shelter from the cold and rain. 

✝ Peace in Ukraine and other places of war and violence in the world.

We are restarting our prayer list each quarter. This helps us to remove prayer concerns that are no longer needed.

If you want to add a name to our prayer list, please contact the church office or

Pastor Nancy

For any questions:

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