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Pastor's Note

In person worship continues this Sunday at 10am. We have plenty of spaces still available. The City of Milwaukee Health Department has increased capacity limits for houses of worship to 75% as of last Friday. We will continue to use the sign-ups through Easter Sunday; after that, come as often as you like with no signup required, and bring friends!

Our Schedule for Holy Week:

  • Sunday:
    • Worship at 10am, in person and online
  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
    • Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
  • Wednesday:
    • Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
  • Thursday:
    • Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
    • Worship at 6pm, in person and online
  • Friday:
    • Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
    • Prayer Walk at 11am
    • Worship at 6pm, in person and online
  • Saturday:
    • Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
    • Worship at 6pm, in person and online
  • Sunday:
    • Worship at 8am AND 10am, in person and online

Faithful Giving, Pt 3: Faithful Giving is in Proportion to your Resources (Money, Time and Talent)

  • Faithful giving flows from your relationship with God.
  • Faithful giving is in proportion to your resources of money, time and talent.
  • Faithful giving is regular
  • Giving may include extra opportunities to stretch
  • Faithful giving to additional causes is great.
  • Faithful giving satisfies a deep spiritual hunger.

How often is God present in your life? How regularly does God bless you? Once or twice a year? Every once in a while--when something big happens? When *you* notice?

God’s blessings come daily. One of our elders told me once that every morning when she wakes up and first opens her eyes, she says out loud. “Good morning, Jesus. Thank you for another day.”

God gives to us daily--our daily bread, and so much more.  Faithful giving means giving routinely--not only in response to certain events, in response to a crisis, or at year’s end.  In decades past, when there was strong social pressure to attend worship every Sunday, the baskets/plates coming around made it easy and convenient to make a regular contribution, a small portion of what God provided.

It’s still easy--most banks and credit unions offer free online banking and you can set up a regular offering to Redeemer Lutheran Church to be drawn out on a particular day each week or month. Even easier (but at a small cost to Redeemer), you can set up regular giving by clicking on the yellow DONATE button on the website and walking through the PayPal steps listed there.  VOILA!  Regular, faithful giving--and, if you are forgetful enough, you’ll get close to that value shared in Matthew about giving “without knowing what the left hand is doing.”

Does it help your church to spread out your giving in regular “doses”? Yes, yes, a hundred times YES! We can plan better for ministry and attend to ongoing expenses if we can rely on your offering.  Just as you want to be able to rely on your income month-to-month, the church does too, as much as possible.

Your regular giving over time will also reveal to you the triumph of an abundance mentality over a scarcity mindset. Only in the rarest of circumstances have I encountered a household that finds it just can’t keep up with regular giving. Best to start with a modest amount on a regular pattern, and see if growth is possible after a year’s time. I am 100% certain we would all experience growth if every household put their giving on a regular schedule. Planned giving offers peace of mind and the spiritual blessing of knowing you have entered into a trusting relationship with God.

Peace, Pastor Lisa

Redeemer Lives! New Episode Sunday, March 28th
Podcast hosted by Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland
Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and the Redeemer website.

Palm Sunday, March 28th Worship Service
Maundy Thursday, April 1st Worship Service
Good Friday, April 2nd Worship Service
Easter Vigil, April 3rd Worship Service

Available on Facebook and the Redeemer website.
Click HERE to reserve a seat at an in-person worship!
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Home Communion Service

 
Redeemer Virtual Community
Private group · 11 members
Join Group
The virtual gathering space for Redeemer Lutheran Church. This is a place to share joys and struggles and grow in relationship with one another.
 
Online Giving
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: jacobsje49@gmail.com
631 N. 19th Street 
Miwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 933-7004
www.redeemermilwaukee.org
Email: admin@redeemermilwaukee.org

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