Pastor's Note

Today’s Advent verse:
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

Dear Friends in Christ,

I’m excited to hear the news of the “Christmas Star” which will be especially bright this year and visible each evening and strongest on December 21st . We need a cosmic sign of the glory of God this year, don’t we? Today’s verse is kind of the “bright star” of our faith, in my opinion. It inspires us and it guides us. If it guided our every step . . . imagine.

It might be something like what’s been going on with the Outdoor Food Pantry. So many added good things have been donated. Yesterday was especially fulfilling because the $ raised by Moe Lloyd’s fundraiser mean 6 of our neighbors had rolling cards to take their food home and to use all the time. If I didn’t have a vehicle and needed to haul around heavy things, I would want a cart. Love shows up in tangible ways—Jesus showed us that again and again.

I have a couple of very tangible asks of you (this is a repeat):
  1. Pictures of Christmas Past at Redeemer: attach and send to
  2. Pictures of you/your family holding a candle as if you’re ready to sing Silent Night.
We want both to make slideshows for our Christmas Eve video.
They are due SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20th .

Keep praying for decent weather on December 24th at 4pm.
Slight change: we’ll meet in the FRONT greenspace for the brief service.
Dress warmly!

Peace and Advent Hope,
Pastor Lisa

Redeemer Lives! New Episode Sunday, December 13th
Podcast led by Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland
with special guest, Gloria Roschke

Coming to you by this Saturday evening on the Redeemer website.

Sunday, December 13th Online YouTube Service
(note - no online YouTube service December 6th)
led by Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland
Coming to you by this Saturday evening on 
YoutubeFacebook and the Redeemer website.

Home Communion Service

Redeemer Virtual Community
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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 10:00am-2:00pm

Help us boxing meals, packing bags of groceries, and distributing goods in Redeemer's back parking lot.

Anyone is welcome to volunteer!

To volunteer or donate, contact Joan Jacobs:

Join us on Fridays
10:30am-11:30pm Redeemer Dining Hall

Volunteer Tasks:

Assemble sandwiches
Label sandwich bags
Wipe down tables before/after sandwich making
Wash trays and spreaders for next use

To volunteer, text or call Aaron Musser: 605-759-6784
Donations for gloves, sandwich bags, and sharpie markers appreciated
631 N. 19th Street 
Miwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 933-7004

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