Pastor's Note

Dear Disciples at Redeemer,
Have you met Redeemer’s intern pastor, Mike Skunes (SKOO-ness)? Mike began his 10 hrs/week internship in January, when Omicron was doing its worst, and has a full-time job at Christ Church Mequon, which makes him unavailable many Sundays. Perhaps the folks most familiar with Mike are the volunteers and guests of the Thursday pantry.
Well, with autumn’s arrival and vacation season shifting, we hope more of you will get to know Pastor Mike in his final four months with us.  This Sunday, Pastor Mike and his family will be at Redeemer for worship at 10am. During that time, I’ll ask Pastor Mike to describe briefly his internship project. After worship, let’s fly over to the Skylight lounge for some refreshments and chatter.  (I just brought my beanbag game from the house for fun in the Auditorium.)  We’ll do nametags in worship; perhaps a few mysteries will be solved for you.  THE RECEPTION IS “POTLUCK”. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE.
Here’s a quick Five Faves to give us a head start with Pastor Mike:
  1. Fave Food:  Burritos
  2. Fave Author: Shane Claiborne (the guy who assembled Common Prayer for Everyday Radicals!)
  3. Fave Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
  4. Fave Bible Verse/Story: John 8: 1-13 (Jesus Intervenes and Prevents a Woman from being Stoned)
  5. Fave Sports team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Our series on the disciple Peter resumes this week as we look at when Peter the Rock denied knowing Jesus three times, and how Jesus responded.  Jeff has a bunch of brilliant new music to share, and the weather forecast looks PERFECT for being inside a church!
Joyfully and with hope,
Pastor Lisa
Click here to read the Fall 2022 Tidings Newsletter
Historic Milwaukee's Doors Open event takes place the weekend of September 24th and September 25th. Redeemer will be participating and if you would like to be an onsite volunteer, please sign up at
Food Pantry
Thursdays 11:30 - 12:30
South side parking lot entrance

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers meet in shifts Thursdays 10:00am-1:15pm. Help us box meals,
pack bags of groceries, and distribute goods.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer!

To volunteer or donate, contact Joan Jacobs:

The Food Pantry is seeking donations!
  • Personal Hygeine Products: The Food Pantry is in need of personal hygiene products (deodorant, soap, tooth brushes/paste, etc.). Donations can be dropped in the box in the Narthex or in the office.
Questions? Contact Joan Jacobs at
  • Meet Pastor Mike on Sunday, September 11th: Reception in the skylight lounge after worship!
  • Confirmation Begins September 18th: Confirmation will be held the first and third Sundays of the month, please contact with questions.
  • New Members Welcomed on October 16th: Join us in welcoming new members into the congregation. Reception to follow. 

  • If you are interested in helping with the refugee resettlement, the Redeemer interest group is being led by Abby Schumwinger, or 414-217-4904. Contact Abby to get involved!
  • Inquiries re: co-sponsoring Afghan families can also be made directly to Lutheran Social Services at

  • The Journey Support Group for women who live with PTSD or C-PTSD will meet from 1:00pm-2:30 on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month beginning April 12th at Redeemer in the library.
    • Registration: Call 414-326-3454 or email
  • Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. This group meets Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm beginning October 1st at Redeemer.
All are welcome to join us in person for worship on Sundays at 10:00am!  
If you'd like to stay home, feel free to join us virtually or watch later on our YouTube channel. A copy of Sunday's bulletin and hymns can be found under the worship tab on on the Redeemer Milwaukee website. 
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