Pastor's Note

POWER. The entire church building was without power yesterday (Thursday) which is generally our busiest day besides Sunday.  We had to pivot and make some quick changes; our neighbors waited on chairs in the parking lot and were called in one person at a time to lessen the amount of foot traffic in the VERY DARK lower level. Several people (but mostly Alex) were putting in calls to WE Energies and sidling up to junction boxes, wondering what if anything could be done within the building.

Turns out, as I learned from talking with the three gentlemen pictured above, a cable was faulty under the ground the the west of the building near where there is work being done on the Marquette parking lot. The team will be digging, splicing, and reburying in order to restore power.

Throughout the day, I was impressed by the “can-do-it” attitudes, the patience, the willingness to hang in there shared by everyone at Redeemer today.  And I thought of two Bible verses as I moved about today:

2 Corinthians 12:9-11
But [the Lord] said to me [Paul], “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Though the ministry was hindered by a lack of electrical power today, yet it was strong in the way it was able to persevere in sharing grace and companionship among all those gathered.


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

The power of the Holy Spirit energized us today; we rejoice in the faith that binds us together even when our electrical cables fray and fail!

See you Sunday for worship at 10am; I’m guessing our Noisy Offering change jar will be filled to the brim!

Peace, Pastor Lisa
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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
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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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