Pastor's Note

Dear Friends in Christ,
Just thought I would take a “still life” photo as a way of celebrating this week and looking ahead. Starting at the left and moving counter-clockwise:
  1. The online “A New Kitchen for a New Day” fundraiser finished *above goalat $26,296! More than 95 people participated and 32 people shared the link, which is the key to making an online campaign successful. I was especially pleased to see the involvement of the Marquette community in this effort. Makes sense, because MU students have served hundreds of Noon Run lunches at Redeemer, and they will begin again on September 25th. Special thanks to Alex Habeck, Redeemer’s Communications/Administrative Specialist, who constructed the website and ran the effort behind the scenes.
  2. Sanctuary Restoration Plans. This was so cool. Redeemer’s Construction Team Lead, Donnie Bogle-Boesiger, set aside time to teach and train the rest of the Team in how to read architectural plans. At the end of the session, he gave us a QUIZ and had us show our work! Speaking for myself, I feel much more prepared to engaged in the next step of our process-seeing a detailed budget for the identified work and deciding with the Team on priorities for what will begin to happen late this fall.
  3. When you come to church on Sunday, you’ll see nine additional links on the chain adorning the balcony! Each link represents $5000 pledged and/or given to the Fearless and Faithful campaign in our Partner Support category. This latest addition represents the New Kitchen campaign ($26,000), an individual gift ($4000) and a three-year pledge of support from a congregation in our synod ($15,000). We have a long way to go, but every link gets us closer to the other side.
  4. The basket of eggs . . . well, that’s always on the table in my office. Why? People often come to my office for difficult conversations, and the smoothness and heft of these eggs are soothing in the palms of anxious hands. (True confession: sometimes I take one in my hands, too).  And the thing about eggs?  They represent the promise of new life, as yet unseen. They represent faith: “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 
Blessings upon us all this Labor Day Weekend. We’ve devised a shortened Morning Prayer style of worship, so don’t count out worship at Redeemer in your Milwaukee-based plans. We begin the very first week of our “Peter, Paul, and Mary” series this Sunday!
Gratefully, Pastor Lisa
Click here to read the Fall 2022 Tidings Newsletter
We are auctioning off FOUR tickets to the Badger game on September 17th. The auction closes today at 2:45pm.

Visit to bid on the tickets!

Proceeds from the auction go towards Redeemer's kitchen campaign, "A New Kitchen for A New Day!" To learn more visit To donate directly to the campaign, visit

Thank you for your support!
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.
  • Shopping Carts: We are also seeking monetary donations to purchase shopping carts; each shopping cart costs $50. If you’d like to donate a check or cash, please make sure to note that it is for “shopping carts.”
Questions? Contact Joan Jacobs at
  • 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
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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