We wish we had been face to face to explain how good you guys have been to us. Life is very hard in a third world country where peace isn't guaranteed. We don't know how we would be able to give our utmost gratification. This is a true blessing! We would like the Redeemer's to know how better they have made our lives: such a great impact on our future.
May God bless each and every hand in the church. May God bless you with health and a peaceful life!
~Elsabet and family
There are hospice patients in our area that would benefit greatly from your companionship & encouragement. We are currently looking for knitters, crocheters and sewers for our comfort care hospice program. Volunteers would create blankets, robes, draw string bags, prayer shawls and other needed items for hospice patients. Your volunteer time would suit your schedule and your location.
Also donations of yarn, fleece and material are also needed and welcomed!!!
Find out more about our amazing team of caring VITAS Volunteers by calling Joanna Voorhees at VITAS Healthcare of Chicagoland South,
Woman to Woman
I recently learned that when you put the two words book & club together, it is very intimidating. I have this little movie group of 3 sometimes 4 of us and I brought up "Where the Crawdads Sing" as our next outing. We had read the book and wanted to see how it compared to the movie. I had also asked these same gals to come to book club when we discussed it a month ago. Their answer was "absolutely not"! They told me it was too daunting to answer questions like that because they just read for enjoyment. Questions like what?
How many of you enjoy reading and maybe even read the selections chosen for book club? How many of you also think that we have some really deep, philosophical questions? Boy, you couldn't be further from the truth! We do talk about the characters but not character development. We do touch on the plot and the prose. But mostly, we talk!!
If you like to read, try new snack recipes, gossip (oops! did I really say that?) enjoy fellowship, then you should come and join us. Without naming any names, one gal used to rate the book on whether she finished it or not. One gal can find a reference to the south and her time spent in the service. One gal is sure to cry if there's an animal involved in the story. One gal seems to find most books we've picked lately to be depressing. We all have our comments and we all go off course answering the questions that the publisher gives to us. Sometimes we spend more time chatting about ourselves than the book. But either way, it's always a good time.
Perhaps you don't like to drive at night. We've got that covered too!! We have the east party bus and the west party bus and we always have room for one more. So, what do you say? Will you consider coming at least once? Check out the book for this month listed in this newsletter. Debbie is a great hostess and always has something unique at the snack table. We'd love to see you.
‘Til next month----------------
nice chatting with you,
The South Suburban Crisis Center is an ongoing project for the Women’s Group. During these trying times, women and children need help more than ever. Please keep them in your prayers.
Domestic Violence Outreach Services
(Crisis Center for South Suburbia)
- 24-hour hotline~ 708-429-SAFE (7233)
- Live Safe Patient Advocacy
- Law Enforcement Victim Outreach
- Community Education
All services are free and confidential
Redeemer’s Little Free Pantry
is sponsoring a village wide school supply/backpack drive thru August 7th. This will be for children in need in the community.
Please drop off supplies in the box at the top of the inside stairs.
As always, thanks for your continued support of the pantry!
WOMEN’S GROUP NEWS
Happy HOT Summer!
After the outside service on August 7th, a light breakfast will be provided by the Women’s Group.
Christmas in September~
The ladies in the Women’s Group have been hard at work on crafts. A craft show is scheduled for September 11th, Cash and checks only, please.
The monies from the craft show will be put towards a Christmas gift for the South Suburban Crisis Center.
Thank you all for your support!
Dear Redeemer’s Lutheran Church,
Thank you for your gift of $300 to help individuals and families escape homelessness this Spring season. As you know, we sheltered in place and followed CDC and State government guidance in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Your support helped us pivot services to keep homeless individuals and families safe at local hotels, as all congregate shelters closed, while continuing to provide essential lifesaving services. Thank You!
Philanthropy Manager, PADS
I pray this letter finds you and your congregation hopeful and enjoying the waning weeks of summer during these unprecedented times. As always, thank you for your generous support of the ELCA, the synod, and our shared ministry. The impact that our congregations have in the world is truly amazing! I am proud to be a part of this effort and look forward to working with all of you in finding new, faithful ways to continue this inspiring work of Kingdom Building.
Many blessings of thanks!
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Dear Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
Thanks be to God for YOU! Your support through your benevolence and other giving is a blessing.
Please keep Bishop Curry and the MCS staff and all congregations of the synod in your prayers as we continue to press through this new way of being.
In Christ, Heather Haynes (Executive Assistant to the Bishop)
New to Redeemer's? Here are some common questions
You’ll find everything from jeans to casual clothes to business suits at our worship experiences. At Redeener's, we don't care about what you look like or what you wear. We want you to be comfortable.
If you are visiting us for the first time, we will not ask you to stand up or ask you to give money. Many people want to check out a church and “be anonymous” for a while. That's ok by us!
It can be a intimidating visiting a church for the first time. So we will do our best to welcome you. We are dedicated to making sure you feel right at home. We'll answer any questions you have and make sure you get a hot cup of coffee and know exactly where to go.
When you get here, just head straight upstairs (or take the elevator) to our narthex to sign in! Your family is in good hands!
Giving is entirely up to you. If this is your first visit, we don't want you to feel any obligation to give. You are our honored guest. Also, if you start attending regularly, you'll only be expected to give what you feel you should.