Save the Date:
- Noisy offering started Nov. 5 & goes through the whole holiday season!
- Dec. 17- Sunday- RLC Christmas party at the Martins!
December altar flowers are given by:
Dec 3 Winnie French for blessings received & Family birthdays
Dec 10 Debbi Peloquin in memory of her husband, Jeff
Dec 17 Winnie French for blessings received & Family birthdays
Dec 24 POINSETTIAS
Dec 31 In celebration of Erica’s 21st birthday!
- Dec 2, Erin Caswick
- Dec 8, Rachel DeLeeuw
- Dec 22, Art James
- Dec 25, Jesus
- Dec 29, Leatrice Miller
✝️ 📖 🙏 🕊️ ✝️ 📖 🙏 🕊️
- Dec 3, Steve Nowlan
- Dec 10, Bob Hecht
- Dec 17, Alec Ogarek
- Dec 24, Drew Ogarek
- Dec 31, Erica Strojny
January altar flowers are given by:
Jan 7 STILL AVAILABLE
Jan 14 In celebration of Bob Marquardt’s 89th birthday!
Jan 21 The Frawleys in loving memory of Mandy & Cheryl D
Jan 28 STILL AVAILABLE
- Jan 1, Erica Strojny
- Jan 11, Gary Miller
- Jan 15, Robert Marquardt
- Jan 21, Amy Ogarek
- Jan 24, Mary Ann White
- Jan 24, Jeff Kanacki
- Jan 27, Gina Graniczny
- Jan 31, Jennifer Kanacki
- Jan 24, Gary & Sherri Miller
✝️ 📖 🙏 🕊️ ✝️ 📖 🙏 🕊️
- Jan 7 Deb Nowlan
- Jan 14 Tony Ogarek
- Jan 21 Dan Frawley
- Jan 28 Jerry Marquardt
Save the date updated weekly; Birthdays, anniversaries, readers updated monthly.
Upcoming. . .
📚 📙 📖 👨🏫 🎒 📙 📔 📘 🔖 📕 📖 📗
We will be taking a break for the month of December. Enjoy reading any good book!
January will find us at the home of Deb Frawley at 7pm January 30.
We will be reading:
“The Breakaway” by Jennifer Weiner
Thirty-three-year-old Abby Stern has made it to a happy place. True, she still has gig jobs instead of a career, and the apartment where she’s lived since college still looks like she’s just moved in. But she’s got good friends, her bike, and her bicycling club in Philadelphia. She’s at peace with her plus-size body—at least, most of the time—and she’s on track to marry Mark Medoff, her childhood summer sweetheart, a man she met at the weight-loss camp that her perpetually dieting mother forced her to attend. Fifteen years after her final summer at Camp Golden Hills, when Abby reconnects with a half his-size Mark, it feels like the happy ending she’s always wanted.
🕯️ 🎅 👼 🎶 🛐 ⛪ 🤶 ✝️ ❄️ ☃️ 👪 ⛄ 🌟
~We will meet on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9:30am, to take down the church decorations~
Woman to Woman
So, it's Thanksgiving and my small family is doing what they do best, eating and playing games. We never left the table. The Nowlans taught Mick and myself a new card game so we had to share that with the family and then we had some new games that we received over the year for birthdays. Had fun with those too and then we got to talking about games from when we were kids or maybe just even a few years ago.
All this reminiscing led to family traditions that we enjoyed. Some thought Easter egg hunts or trick or treating and who gave out the big candy bars. I thought about how my grandfather turned me into a thief (according to my husband). You see, both my grandfathers were firemen at the same house on the same shift. They could walk to work and really enjoyed being firemen in their own neighborhood in the city of Chicago.
By the time I came along, they had both retired from the CFD. Grandpa Dau (on my dad's side) went on to be a fireman at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. My Grandpa Richter went to work in the warehouse of Marshall Fields. This job enabled my Grandma to shop at Fields with "her" employee discount. This really meant we got very nice Christmas outfits.
At Christmastime, the employees were given a party in the Walnut Room and their families were invited. I was probably 4 or 5 when I went to my first one. And that's when the thieving started. So, picture it, I was let's say 4 and my sister was 7. In other words, we were pint size but in spite of our size, my grandfather made us carry large purses, adult size purses. And they were empty except for a plastic bag. You see, Marshall Field made the best chocolate covered butter cookies and my grandfather wanted more than he could eat at the party, hence the plastic lined purses.
As we got older, we had our own purses that we carried around daily. You had your lip gloss and kleenex and plastic wallet with your friends pictures. But on the day of the Marshall Field employee Christmas party, those purses remained empty except for a plastic bag liner. To this day, I can still taste those cookies and I can still see the smile on my grandfather's face as he ate them.
I hope you have wonderful memories of Christmases past that put a big smile on your face. Peace and love to all.
Til next year---------------nice chatting with you.,
Hooray!! Together We Cope is once again up and running and so, we are going back to collecting toys for this wonderful organization. We will put up our giving tree in the narthex on 12/2 and you can place toys under it up until 12/17 and then they will be delivered on 12/18. Here are some suggestions of what they would like. Please give as you can. Also, we are NOT collecting any hats, gloves, scarves, etc.
Once again it is time to order your holiday Poinsettias! These are displayed in the chancel during the Christmas Eve service, and then can be brought home to decorate your home or give to others. The cost this year is $20.00 ~please put in a separate envelope with your name on it and place in the offering plate. Sign up sheets are now available and need to be paid for by December 10
2024'S SIGN UP SHEET IS READY FOR YOUR CELEBRATION OR EVENT
Call or email the office with your request or sign the sheet in the Narthex.
The cost of the flowers is $28 for 2 beautiful bouquets.
Deb & Pete Animagi
17020 Delevan St.
Lockport, Il 60441
No Worship on Dec. 24 9:30am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
with Holy Communion ~
Sunday, Dec. 24, 7pm
Monday, Dec. 25~ NO WORSHIP Christmas Day
Dec. 31, 2024~ Sunday worship as usual 9:30am
Redeemer’s Little Free Pantry
I am able to do Christmas stockings for the kids whose family receives a Christmas dinner from the pantry~ one stocking per child and the age limit is 14. I am looking for help with these~so here are some ideas. Baby toys, gloves, sox, ornaments, GIFT CARDS, any toy or game that will fit in a stocking, and of course candy and treats. All donations must be received by the end of Friday, the 15th. Thank you to those who have already committed to sides for the dinners. Let’s fill these stockings to the brim!!
WOMEN’S GROUP NEWS
Thank you to:
A big THANK YOU from the Group on our MINI CRAFT SHOW. All the ladies bought many of our crafts and we did well on our sales. We do have some left if anyone missed the two Sundays we offered them at church. Contact Winnie F if you would like to purchase additional crafts. Thanks to all again.
Redeemer’s Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6pm til ?
At Connie & Dave Martin’s home
Redeemer’s Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6pm til ?
At Connie & Dave Martin’s home
16109 Lockwood in Oak Forest
Please sign up on the bulletin board so that we have a
head count and what appetizer or dessert you are
bringing to share.
🔔 🕯️ 👼 🎶 🛐 ⛪ 🤶 ✝️ 👪 ⛄ 🌟 🎄 🦌
Noisy offering will be collected through the end of the year
God's blessings on the congregation at Redeemer's, and their families throughout the whole 2023 holiday season.
∙ For Church clean up in October & November~ Len and Carol Schaafsma, Steve & Deb Nowlan, Marty Conrad, Dan Frawley, Gary Rickert, Kim and Jerry Besowshek, Judy Carver, Jan Strojny, Nancy Ulloa, Jennie Brown, Linda McHugh, Jerry Marquardt and all of those that jumped in and lent a hand. It was a good time to do our Fall cleaning~ everything looks great!
∙ For those who have put up the Christmas decorations and those who will take them down.
∙ To Connie & Dave Martin who will be opening their home to our congregation so we can have our annual party.
∙ Marilyn Fisher and her helpers, who provided food and gifts for many in need this Holiday Season.
∙ Our thanks to Jerry Marquardt & Sinal’s Carpet Cleaning for cleaning the carpets in the sanctuary and entryway. If you need someone to clean your carpets, Jerry & Matthew are your guys! You can contact them at 708-535-2073; www.sinalcarpetcleaningllc.com
If you are returning something from Amazon, you can drop it off at Staples, and they will give you a coupon for $10 off of $30. If you get the coupon, and don’t know what to buy with it, please don’t throw it away. The church office could put it to use!! Just drop it on the desk in the office. Thank you in advance for helping out!
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
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.