This Week's Events and Announcements
Beginning December 9, 2018

Current Events

Advent Worship
Whose Birthday is it anyway? We will answer this question and more on Wednesday nights throughout the Advent season. Wednesdays; December 5, 12, and 19 at 6:00 PM.

Drawn to the Word
Experience a Drawn to the Word worship and artistic experience where Artist and Pastor Paul Oman will paint a larger-than-life sized mural of Epiphany right before your eyes at Redeemer on Sunday, January 6 at 5:30 PM. All are welcome!

Christmas Marimba Concert
Come enjoy a Christmas percussion concert put on by Jeremy Johnston at Redeemer! TODAY at 12:00 PM. This is a free event, a free-will donation will be accepted. Take a break from Holiday busyness and enjoy some music!

Christmas Choir Cantata
December 16 at the 8:30 service. You won't want to miss it! The choir will be performing Rejoice Believers. Choir members-there will be a dress rehearsal on December 15 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Coffee Corner
Sunday Coffee Corner is looking for more coffee hosts! You would be called to serve about every two months. If interested, please contact Bev Gillespie at 651-429-6449.

Joy/Peace Circle
Joy/Peace Circle will gather for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 12 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.

Theology on Tap
The Redeemer 2nd Half Ministries Team is hosting a Theology on Tap. We will discuss the topic "Where is God?" Theology on Tap will be facilitated by Rev. Holly Johnson, the pastor at Spirit Garage in South Minneapolis. Join us on January 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Roma Restaurant in Willernie, MN. Dinner and beverages will be on your own. Sign up at the Welcome Center by January 13. There is a limit of 20 people. Transportation will be on your own. Please call Myrna Carlson at 651-429-0902 with questions.

Kitchen Help Needed
Duties include washing towels and wiping counters, cabinets, appliances, etc. Volunteers partner with other individuals and can expect to spend an hour a week for two week intervals. Sign up for one month out of the year. If you are interested in helping, call Wilma Skaar at 651-429-1715.

Take Home Your Dishes!
There are numerous dishes in the kitchen from various events that need to be claimed! Dishes left over after the first of the year will be donated to Open Hands. Thank you!


Christmas Atmosphere
Thursday, December 20, 2018. 9:30 AM Christmas Brunch, 10:15 AM Program. Join us for an uplifting program of Christmas music and a lovely Christmas Brunch. Our guest is Rebecca Kaup who has a long list of credits to her musical expertise in both the Twin Cities and Los Angeles areas. Rebecca will have available for purchase her CD "Cinematic Atmosphere." Our program will end with a traditional Christmas Sing-a-long! Register between November 16 and December 13. Reservations requested.


Progressive Dinner
Confirmation and High School youth save the date! December 30 is the date for the Progressive Dinner. More information to follow!

We Need You!
The Children, Youth, and Family Committee are looking for anyone interested in helping with the ongoing activities with youth at Redeemer. Contact Mary Gregory at

Save the Date
The Redeemer youth will be practicing for the Christmas Program on Saturday December 15 from 9:00-11:00 AM. The program will take place on December 16 at 10:30 AM worship. Invite friends and family to attend.
Confirmation Students - link to website to find sermon note/worship note forms to complete on your phone:     
**Please note that students with their phones out during worship are doing their worship notes. 

2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

HealthRHYTHMS Drumming
Monday, December 10; 10:00-11:00 AM in Fellowship Hall. Join us for drumming, wellness exercise, and guided imagery. No experience is required. Instruments will be provided. Fee is $5, free for Lyngblomsten residents. Registration is ongoing, walk-ins welcome!
Weekly Calendar

Sunday, December 9
8:30 AM Classic Worship
9:40 AM Sunday School
9:40 AM Coffee Corner
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
11:30 AM Via d'Cristo
12:00 PM Percussion Concert
2:30 PM Girl Scouts

Monday, December 10
6:30 AM Men's Bible Study
10:00 AM HealthRhythms Drumming
6:00 PM Boy Scouts 434/Webelos II

Tuesday, December 11
8:00 AM Men's Prayer Group
8:15 AM Bibles & Bagels
9:00 AM Lady of the Lakes Quilters
12:30 PM Lady of the Lakes Quilters
4:30 PM Yogadevotion
6:30 PM Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 12
8:00 AM LADC (Yth. Rm)
9:00 AM Quilters
10:00 AM Joy/Peace Circle
5:00 AM Community Night
6:00 PM Advent Worship Service
7:00 PM Chorale Rehearsal

Thursday, December 13
8:30 AM TOPS
2:00 PM Soma Yoga
6:30 PM Rejoice
7:30 PM AA/Al-Anon

Friday, December 14
10:00 AM CLASS-Lyngblomsten

Saturday, December 15
8:30 AM Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sunday, December 16
8:30 AM Classic Worship
9:40 AM Sunday School
9:40 AM Coffee Corner
10:30 AM Christmas Program
1:00 PM LADC Christmas Program


Baruch 5:1-9
Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6