Pastor's Note

Dear Friends in Christ,
While I can’t claim that I take time for devotions *every* morning, I can say that every time I do, I’m better for it. I’d like to share the September 14 Devotion from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith (HarperCollins 1997):
Remaining Faithful
Many people live with the unconscious or conscious expectation that eventually things will get better; wars, hunger, poverty, oppression, and exploitation will vanish; and all people will live in harmony. Their lives and work are motivated by that expectation. When this does not happen in their lifetimes, they aree often disillusioned and experience themselves as failures.
        But Jesus doesn’t support such an optimistic outlook. He foresees not only the destruction of his beloved city Jerusalem but also a world full of cruelty, violence, and conflict. For Jesus there is no happy ending in this world. The challenge of Jesus is not to solve all the world’s problems before the end of time but to remain faithful at any cost.
The arriving reign of God will not be the result of our efforts; but we may harmonize, as best we can, with its vision as we know it through the words and deeds of Jesus Christ.
Blessings to each of you, always,
Pastor Lisa
PS: I volunteered for the first time at our nearby neighborhood school, the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language.  I went for an hour on Wednesday and did one-on-one reading with a K5 student and a 1st grader. It was wonderful, and I urge anyone else with a little daytime free time to learn more about it and get connected. (See below).  This was my family’s first year in the past two decades with no one enrolled as a student, so I was very glad to get this “1st Day of School” experience.
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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

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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