Worship for 8/10 & 8/11
Pastor Heidi


Saturday 5:30 p.m.

Keith Ellingson
Bonnie Zimmerman
Communion Assistant
Pat Mayhew

Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Amy Wooley & Becky Kakac
Gerald & Barb Knoll
Lou Ann Putney
Communion Assistants
Becky Kakac, Amy Wooley, & Sandy Paplow

Saturday Set Up
Amy Wooley

Sunday Clean Up
Amy Wooley
The council has approved to maintain a single 9:30 service on Sundays beyond Labor Day.
August 18
10:30 AM
Rm 207/208
New for this year...  Sunday School will now take place
BEFORE the Sunday worship .
Again this year, Sunday School will be offered every week from September 8th through May 17th! That means even when the kids are on break from regular school, we will still offer Sunday School from 8:30-9:30 each week, even during Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, and Easter Sunday.
And parents, don't forget about the Hospitality Hour that takes place in the Fellowship Hall during Sunday School. It's a great way to connect with other church members!
Worship in the Park & Church Picnic
The church picnic will be held Sunday, August 25 at Moats Park. Worship begins at 10 am.  Bring your lawn chair and join in this celebration which will include blessing of the backpacks and time for children to meet their Sunday School teachers. 
After worship, there will be games and activities for the kids. At approximately 11:30, we will have lunch. Please bring a dish to share. Table service and beverages will be provided. We hope to see everyone at this event.
Sunday School Teachers Needed!

Redeemer’s Sunday School Program is looking for teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. We have an opening in the 1st/2nd grade room that needs filled.
You would partner with another teacher so that you can share the duties and alternate weeks. The weekly lessons are pre-designed and easy to use. Join our team!
If this sounds like an opportunity you might be interested in, please contact Kristin Allen  kristinallen80@yahoo.com  
Erin Larsen
Communion Bread Bakers Needed: 

During the summer a few people have been making the communion bread. Alter Guild is looking for help with this.  If anyone is interested in baking communion bread please contact Barb Knoll. It is very easy to make and can be made in advance and frozen. 
Thank you.
Rally Day...  We hope you will join us for the first day of Sunday School on  September 8th . We've got lots of fun stuff planned for this year, so you don't want to miss out! Third graders will also be receiving their bibles on this day. 
Confirmation will be starting again on
Wednesday, August 28,
with a parent/student meeting.
Mentors & small group leaders are also encouraged to attend this meeting as there are changes to the confirmation program starting this year.
We are looking for a Confirmation secretary :
❤ Taking attendance on Wednesday nights.
❤ Contacting companies or other for events within the church.
❤ Gathering supplies for Wednesday nights.
❤ Assist the pastor and leaders in confirmation.
❤ Other duties to be assigned.
You will have mentors to help you go through the process. It is a two-year commitment, so that you can build relationships with the kids. If you have any questions, please talk to either Pastor Heidi or Kari Borlaug about this decision. Come and join our confirmation team!
Thanks to all of you who worked at the Lemonade & Corn Dog Stand at the county fair. I know this is always a busy time,
especially this year. Double thanks to those of you who worked multiple times.
Larry McConnell and his staff are great to work with. Be sure to thank him for his generosity next time you see him.

We raised $2597 for the church.
~Wayne & Donita Peterson
Cards for Caden
Jennie Dawson is organizing an 11th birthday card/gift card drive for Redeemer member Caden Haugen (grandson of David and Janan Haugen). Caden is currently in treatment for brain cancer initially diagnosed in 2015. He is in 5th grade at Irving Elementary in Indianola. Due to his cancer meds Caden cannot be outside much so gift cards for bowling (Bowlerama or AirLanes in Des Moines), mini Glowgolf (in West Des Moines), or movies would be appreciated as well as gift cards to McDonalds, Burger King, WalMart, Pageturners Book Store, Casey’s, etc. If you want Jennie to purchase gift cards you can donate cash and she will purchase them for you. Please have all birthday cards/gift cards to the church office or to Jennie by Sunday, Sept 8 to allow time to get these to his Grandma Janan before Caden’s actual birthday on Sept 15.
Let’s show Caden some

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