Pastor's Note

Dear Garden of Grace at Redeemer,

If you look at “Common Prayer” for today, you’ll see a quote from Francis de Sales that talks about the church as a garden of flowers—each unique in its own way, yet contributing to the overall beauty of the landscape. At Redeemer, we’d also add that a garden of flowers means nectar and pollen for BEES.  It reminded me of Redeemer’s “Garden of Second Chances,” a beautification of the west end of the parking lot completed composed of transplanted flowers.

I’ve done a pitiful job of chronicling my time at Redeemer, but I kept my datebook from each year of ministry, beginning in 2011. As you see from the picture, it was 10 years ago tomorrow that the congregation voted to call me as co-pastor and executive director of the Zeidler Center.  I remember that day so well. The phone rang with the cryptic invitation “you can come to the church now.” I entered the parking lot door and smelled the food before I heard the news of the vote. Then to sit and share the great meal prepared by Ericka, Jaquel, Trudi and other—what a delight! I had no idea what lay in store, and my heavens what a story we’ve all shared since that day! 

The next day, February 28, Nancy painted my office and I “helped.” Tuesday, March 1, 2011 was my first full day in the call. Thank you, Redeemer, for an incredible journey. Let’s see where the Holy Spirit takes us in the years to come.

Peace in Christ, Pastor Lisa

PS:  SAVE THE DATE—We’re setting aside Sunday, June 13th for the much-postponed “Requiem for a Homeless Man.” Most likely it will be a hybrid event—online and perhaps in-person as well. We plan to raise $40,000 for the buildout of our Mental Health Assessment Clinic that day.

Redeemer Lives! New Episode Sunday, February 28th
Podcast hosted by Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland
with special guests, Luann Blohm and Scott McIntosh

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and the Redeemer website.

Sunday, February 28th Online YouTube Service
led by Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland
Available on Youtube and the Redeemer website.


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Redeemer Family & Friends,

We need some helpful volunteers to sign up for these opportunities below this fall. It always a good time at Redeemer while doing something meaningful for our community. Sign up if you see an area where you could help or share with someone who could. Thanks so much.
Outdoor Pantry

Thursdays 12:30pm-1:30pm
South side parking lot
We bring food to you!

Volunteers meet in shifts Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm. Help us box meals,
pack bags of groceries, and distribute goods in Redeemer's back parking lot.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer!

To volunteer or donate, contact Joan Jacobs:
631 N. 19th Street 
Miwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 933-7004

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