Worship for 11/23 & 11/24
Preaching
Pastor Eliezer
Readings
Saturday 5:30 p.m.

Usher
Keith Ellingson
Reader
Dianne Richardson
Communion Assistant
Kenton Richardson
Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Greeters
Rick & Jennie Dawson
Ushers
Mark Wickham & Josh Hummel
Reader
Julia Hagen
Communion Assistants
Gary & Anne Borlaug

Saturday Set Up
Dianne Richardson
Clean Up
Mary Mitchell
Communion Bread Baking
Nov 23/24: Amy Wooley
Nov 30/Dec 1: Vicki Wildman
MEET THE CANDIDATE!

Monday, December 2nd, from 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, December 7th, from 9:00-11:00am

The Call Committee invites you to meet the candidate that we have selected to serve as our new pastor at Redeemer. This is your opportunity to learn a little about the candidate in an informal and fun open house event. Snacks and drinks will be available. Come and stay as long as you like!

Remember, the congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, December 8th, where the congregation will vote on extending a call to the candidate!
Come join us for an Ecumenical service of
Thanksgiving on
November 24 at 7:00 pm at
 Trinity United Presbyterian Church
200 South Howard Street
Indianola, IA
 
 
An offering will be received during the service. Please consider bringing:
 
·  Canned goods to go to the ministry and work of Helping Hands
·  A monetary gift for the benevolence fund of the Indianola Ministerial
 
Following the worship service there will be pie and coffee provided by the churches of the Indianola Ministerial Association.
 
If you are interested in making a pie for this event, contact Redeemer’s office or speak to one of the Pastors.
 
Mission Project
The Women of Redeemer are collecting feminine products for the Helping Hand during the month of November. Lack of feminine products is a concern for low-income girls and women throughout the world and in our own community. In a recent survey completed by a St. Louis based woman-centered non-profit, two-thirds of the respondents reported difficulties affording period supplies in the last year, half had to choose between period supplies or food in the last year and one fifth of respondents reported that period supplies were a financial stressor every month. (Source: Reuter’s News article) A collection box can be found in the gathering area.
Redeemer Book Club will meet at the home of
Julia Hagen (912 Scott Felton - please note address update) on Thursday, November 21st, at 7:30 p.m
Our book selection is A Single Thread by Tracy
Chevalier. As always, all are welcome.
 
From Reading Guides website:
1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot
reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving,
embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of
England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers --- women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers.
November 24: 'The ELCA as a Sanctuary Church'
December 1: No Adult Sunday School for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 8: No Adult Sunday School for Women of Redeemer Christmas Bazaar
December 15: Christian Art During the Dark Ages
December 22: No Adult Sunday School for Christmas

500 Card Club
 Saturday, November 23, 7 p.m.
Rick and Jennie Dawson Home
701 Trail Ridge Road
Bring a snack to share
All adults are welcome
 
Please RSVP to Jennie by call or text to 515-210-7811
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS 2019
 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Indianola Operation Christmas is a group of lay people from several Indianola churches who have come together to distribute food and gifts to people in need at Christmas. The Indianola Church of Christ will be used to distribute food vouchers, and the Indianola Walmart store will be used as the site for the guided selection of gifts. 
 
All this takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 from 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm.
 
Volunteer help is needed to:
·  Help recipients purchase gift items at the Indianola Walmart Store from 5:45 – 8pm.
·  Help distribute food vouchers at the Indianola Church of Christ from 5:45 – 8pm.
To volunteer please contact Deb McDaniel at 515.240.2029 or dmcdaniel_38@msn.com .
If you have any questions, contact Becky Kakac (515.577.8159) or Janis Strong (515.975.7290).
 
Once again, we will have a “Giving Tree” to help Warren County families at Christmas. We are working with Lutheran Services for gifts for families in need. We will also be working with the Indianola HOPE Foundation for monetary gifts. We hope to have the tree up and ready the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 30).

There will be a paper ornament with the child’s/adult’s request. Once you purchase the gift listed on the ornament, attach the paper ornament to the unwrapped gift. Place under the tree by Sunday, December 15 th .    Gifts cannot be accepted past this date.

If you prefer to give a cash donation, those will go to The Indianola HOPE Foundation. Please make checks payable to the Indianola HOPE Foundation ( not Redeemer ). HOPE does NOT accept gifts or gift cards—money only. Any gift cards will be given to the families through Lutheran Services.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions. Thanks!

Lynn Cory ( lynnmcory@gmail.com )
Sandy Condon ( sandraleacondon@gmail.com )

For more information on Lutheran Services in Iowa or the Indianola HOPE Foundation:

Lutheran Services in Iowa http://lsiowa.org/

The Indianola HOPE Foundation http://indianolahope.org/
The intent of Indianola HOPE is to provide comfort to our school district’s students and families who are in difficult situations that warrant immediate attention. Immediate, temporary assistance to Indianola students and their families will be provided when they suffer needs related to food, clothing, shelter, medical needs or transportation. By helping students with problems related to basic needs, Indianola HOPE seeks to create a more effective learning environment in the Indianola schools. Students learn best when their basic needs for survival are met and when they know teachers and other school staff care about them. 
Sunday School Christmas Program will be held during worship on Sunday, December 15.

  • Rehearsals will occur during the Sunday School music time.
  • Dress rehearsal will be held during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, December 15.
  • For the program, we ask that the kids wear solid color leggings/sweats, a solid top (think colorful), and a bow tie.
  • We will provide the kids with mouse ears and a tail to complete their costume.
  • We would like each of the kids/mice to bring an accessory such as a small suitcase, small "moving box", small broom, etc. that helps to flesh out the "moving in" theme of the program.

Heidi Williams
Interim Pastor
Cell: 515-450-0490

Eliezer Ortiz
Outreach Pastor
Cell: 786-447-7994
Jessica Hotchkiss
Office Administrator
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 515-961-6148