A Message From Pastor Jen
We’re beginning a new sermon series on September 11 based on the letters the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy as recorded in 1 & 2 Timothy.
These two short letters are full of godly counsel and encouragement in the Lord as young Timothy and Paul developed a close bond of faith and affection while traveling and preaching together at the countless churches that Paul had established and Timothy pastored.
Timothy is a prime example we can all look to as one who was influenced by godly relatives – his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. Later, he was discipled by Paul and as a young minister faced all sorts of pressures and challenges from the churches and his surrounding culture.
In our day and age, culture always seeks to change us, but not always for the good. And the church can sometimes send the message implying that we need to change from the “outside-in”. So, we attempt to clean up our behaviors and attitudes by trying harder to be a better person in the eyes of those around us, including God. But that kind of life change is shallow and likely won’t last. In order to authentically live our faith, we first have to let God lovingly transform us on the INSIDE, and then our OUTSIDE behaviors and life will follow. This is what it means to live our FAITH insideOUT instead of “outside-in.”
The letters Paul wrote to Timothy hold many lessons for us as church leaders, youth, young in the faith, parents and grandparents, and all of us who seek to walk in the ways of Christ. These letters and the messages that come from it will inspire us to not keep our faith to ourselves but to allow God in His faithfulness to transform us and our faith insideOUT.
“But you, man (& woman) of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…” 1 Timothy 6:11-12a
Adult Bible Study Class Begins
Starting September 18, at 9:15am on Sunday mornings, Pastor Jennifer will be leading an adult bible study class! Join us as we study God’s Word together and grow in our relationship with the author of the book!
Grab coffee and breakfast in the kitchen that morning. Then make your way to the newly remodeled multi-Purpose Room (the former Old Social Hall). “Bring Your Own Bible” plus highlighters, pens and pencils, and a journal if you like!
On Sunday, September 11, feel free to join other families and youth for the pancake breakfast in the New Social Hall to launch our Sunday School opening!
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
New Member Classes Begin
Interested in Becoming a Member of Redeemer?
These classes are designed for people who want to find out more about Redeemer United Church and for those who know they already want to join the church. There will be two classes on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30PM. Here is the class schedule:
Sept. 28 – What Do We Believe?
*Anyone is welcome to attend this class. Pastor Jennifer will give an overview of what we believe in the faith.
October 5 – How to Get Connected at Redeemer!
*Geared for first timers to get to know the history of Redeemer and hear from leaders in our church about how to get connected and involved in serving.
Sunday, October 9 – Receive New Members in Worship at 10:30AM
Please RSVP by Sunday, September 25 to the church office so we know how many to expect.
IN OUR PRAYERS
Debbie Babcock, Gayle Albright, Craig Luensmann, Ruslan Jagge, Claude Mayer, Mel & Elsie Barnett, Randy Wells, Jean & Carson Manning, Richard Luensmann
family of Brenda McDougal
family of Virginia Strey
family of Laura Elder
family of Gordon Sagebiel
family of Mae Noel
family of Fuzzy Wiederstein
Happy Wedding Anniversary
Jerry & Sherilyn Beckmann – 54 years
Don & Marion Denson – 62 years
Please continue helping us to give special recognition and to honor these wonderful mile markers. If you know of someone going to be married 25, 40, 50 or more years, please let the Church Office know for that month’s newsletter.
DOMINOES & LUNCH
The next dominoes & lunch will be Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Lunch is served at noon; come and join us!
Redeemer United Church Council Meeting Minutes – Condensed
The June & July Council Meeting Minutes will be posted on the Church bulletin due to some delays.
The Women’s Fellowship is busy making items for our Country Store for the Harvest Festival in October. We put a call out for canning jars and we had an overwhelming response. Thank you to all who contributed.
If you plan on making the Cranberry Jell-O Salad for the Harvest Festival, you might want to consider buying your ingredients now. Last year some of us had difficulty finding whole cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple. One batch requires 2 cans of WHOLE cranberry sauce, one 20 oz. Can of crushed pineapple and 4 (3 oz.) boxes of cherry Jell-O. Sign-up sheets and recipes will be available at a later date.
SCRIPTURE LESSONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Sept 4 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept 11 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept 18 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept 25 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
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RAFFLE ITEMS NEEDED
The annual Harvest Festival is just around the corner, Sunday, October 23rd. I am looking for donations for the raffle, if you would like to donate or go together with others (family/friends) to make a larger prize it will be very much appreciated. Please get with Tammy or call 210-601-6802 if you have any questions or would like to tell me what you want to donate. This all goes to the church.
NEW BERLIN SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 4th – 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Sausage Plates $15.00
Serving from 11:00 A.M. to ??
Bingo – 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Silent Auction – 11:00 A.M.to 5:00 P.M.
Live Auction – 5:00 P.M.
Country Store – Games – Raffle
Free Dance at 7:30 P.M. featuring
Clint Taft & The Buckwild Band
BEXAR ANNUAL SAUSAGE SUPPER
Bexar Bowling Society will hold its annual sausage supper on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Plates will be served from 4PM to 8PM and will cost $12 each. Desserts and raffle tickets will be for sale. There will be a pot bowling tournament in the bowling alley. A silent auction will be held from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. The main auction will begin at 6PM. There will be children's games outside under the oak trees in the back. Raffle ticket winners will be announced after the main auction. If you are interested in donating an item for the main auction, please contact Randy Real @ 210-602-9248. If you are interested in donating smaller items for the silent auction, please contact Susan Gray @ 210-324-4041. We request all auction items be brought to the hall by Saturday morning, September 17th. If you would like to bake something for the dessert table, please bring it to the hall by 3PM on Sunday, September 18th. A limited amount of fresh sausage may be purchased depending on availability the day of the sausage supper. Raffle tickets are available at the bowling alley Mon - Wed 6:30PM to 10:30PM or call Holly McCall @ 210-216-0971.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Our Redeemer family,
As difficult as it was to leave our Church family, we deeply appreciate the “send-off” you gave us. Thank you.
Life has brought many changes for us after our move back to the Midwest. Our 10 years with you gave us a lifelong appreciation for our Redeemer family that will always be with us.
What a blessing to “re-share” David’s years growing up… times with those he remembers and creating new relationships.
We miss you and think of you daily.
Blessings to all!
David & Shirley Albright
Thank you to our Redeemer church family for the overwhelming love and support you gave us during the funeral for my father, Gordon Sagebiel. The church council blessed me with a peace lily that now sits in my office. It reminds me of your love and my Daddy's life with God. And the beautiful graveside wreath from the church was overwhelming! Every time I saw it, I was reminded of this church's incredible love and support! Those who made the trip to Fort Worth or sent a family member in your stead, all the cards, texts, hugs and support have been such tangible reminders of God's love through each of you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Pastor Jennifer, Chris, Zachary and Zane
01-Bradley Klein, Jennifer Schulze
03-Kassen Dilworth, Whilma Achterberg, Cole Swanson, Jeanette Luensmann
19-Andrea Missildine, Dorrene Henk
21-David Albright, Cissie Warncke
27-Tabatha McHardy, Zach Luensmann
September Wedding Anniversaries
02-Don & Marion Denson
07-Jerry & Sherilyn Beckmann
19-Tyler & Kelsey Canham
24-Wade & Lora Pape
25-Reno & Vangie Bielke
26-Larry & Debbie Luensmann
29-Horace & Laura Luensmann
MEMBERS IN SERVICE
ATTENTION Ushers and Greeters: Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the Church Service. (Two of the Ushers will hand out bulletins and the other one will be greeter.)
Bulletin Cost: $10.00. Please drop off your payment in the church office or place in the offering plate with notation for bulletins.
September 4, 2022
USHERS/GREETER – Church Council
LITURGIST – Troy Meckel
ACOLYTE – Grayson Maierhofer
ALTAR FLOWERS – Marion & Don Denson
BULLETINS – Fuzzy & Kathy Wiederstein
September 11, 2022 – Holy Communion
USHERS/GREETER – Church Council
LITURGIST – Youth
ACOLYTE – Reide Reininger & Jackson Kurz
ALTAR FLOWERS – Jim & Gerry Rackley
BULLETINS – Lillian Brietzke
September 18, 2022
USHERS/GREETER – Warren & Gail Lampman & Roy Engelhardt
LITURGIST – open
ACOLYTE – Kass Pape & Weston Woerndel
ALTAR FLOWERS – family of Lauren Woerndel
BULLETINS – family of Walter Luensmann
September 25, 2022
USHERS/GREETERS– Jerry & Karen Wieters & Laurie Leach
LITURGIST – open
ACOLYTE – Ali Thayne & Tucker Wells
ALTAR FLOWERS – Betty Surman
SIDE TABLE FLOWERS – family of Janice Luensmann
BULLETINS – Betty Surman
Confirmation 1 & 2
Youth and Parents!
We will have a brief meeting Sunday, September 11 after worship in the newly-named Multi-Purpose Room (aka Old Social Hall). This informational meeting will be held by Jim and Gerry Rackley (7th grade Confirmation and Sunday School teachers) and Pastor Jennifer (8th grade Confirmation teacher). The 7th graders will have a year of learning the Bible while the 8th graders will learn the tenants of our Christian faith. At this meeting, we will talk about this coming year of Confirmation and set dates and times for the 8th graders to meet for instruction with Pastor Jennifer so bring your calendars!
Starting September 18th, during the Sunday School hour, the 7th graders will have class with the Rackley’s in the Confirmation One Room, and the 8th graders will be with the Senior High Youth in their NEW Youth Room (the former Nursery) with Chris Gold leading.
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“Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.”
2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
CONFIRMATION & SR. HIGH YOUTH TO HELP LEAD WORSHIP!
Senior High Youth on Sunday Mornings:
Alpha Youth (what our Senior High did last year) and the Bible Project have come together to create a multi-week series to help Gen Z hold meaningful conversations about the Bible.
Life Revealed is a 9-part series that journeys through the narrative of Luke and Acts using youth-friendly videos, scripture paraphrase, and group questions to provoke curiosity around the person of Jesus and create an accessible way for young people to read and understand scripture.
This series is a collaboration between Alpha and the Bible Project with the purpose of helping the Church on its mission for helping young people discover and develop a relationship with Jesus.
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Starting September 18th,
Senior High Youth (8th-12thgraders)
join your leader, Chris Gold, on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in your own NEW YOUTH ROOM (former Nursery) to eat, share Hi’s and Lows, and dig deep into Life Revealed!
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