Celebrate May Birthdays at “Coffee And” Sunday, May 6th
Come and celebrate God’s gift of life during “Coffee And” immediately following church on Sunday, May 6th. We’ll sing “Happy Birthday” and share in some tasty birthday treats.
One God, Many God’s Bible Study:
Living in the US today means living in a religiously diverse country. One God, many gods is a Bible study resource for this demographic trend. Christianity and fourteen other religious faiths are examined and compared, with a goal of identifying the central teachings of each and providing some tools for Christians who encounter people of other faiths in their daily lives. Join us every Wednesday in May at 11 AM in the parlor as we recall the basic teachings of our Christian faith and compare them to the teachings of other religions.
Confirmation Sunday is May 20th at Our Redeemer:
On Sunday, May 20th Zach Hall will receive the Rite of Confirmation here at Our Redeemer. Please join Zach and his family as we celebrate this accomplishment with them. Following service on that Sunday there will be a reception for Zach and His family in the parlor.
Wheeling Food Pantry Wish List
The Wheeling Township food pantry is in need of the following items: Pasta Sauce, Tomato Products (diced, paste, puree, sauce, etc), Paper Towels, and Toilet Paper. Items can be dropped off at Our Redeemer and placed beneath the preschool bulletin board.
Summer Midweek Services at Our Redeemer:
Summer Midweek services begin on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 PM. Midweek services will be every Wednesday through Labor Day. If you have questions, please speak with Pastor Rod.
Worship Service at Grandbrier, Sunday May 6th 1 PM
On Sunday May 6th Our Redeemer will lead a Worship Service at Grandbrier Assisted Living. Volunteers are needed to assist Pastor and the residents during the service. If you would like to volunteer, please speak with Pastor Rod.
Walks at Lake Arlington:
Come walk with us at Lake Arlington beginning Saturday, May 5th at 8:30 AM. We will plan to walk each Saturday during the month of May and on into the summer. If you have questions, please talk to Pastor Rod.
Ascension Day Service at Our Redeemer:
Join us on Ascension Day, Thursday, May 10th at 7 PM as we gather together around God’s Word of truth and life.
ORLC Mother’s Day Breakfast, Sunday May 13th:
Join your Brother’s and Sisters in Christ at our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast, Sunday, May 13th from 8 to 9 AM. Please RSVP by calling the church office at (947)537-4430.
2018 VBS Update:
Our Redeemer is once again teaming up with Redeeming Grace Church for this year’s VBS program. VBS week will be July 16th through the 20th. For those interested in volunteering before and/or during the week of VBS, please see Traudy or Stacey.
Summer Suppers – 2nd Thursday of each month from May-September:
Our Redeemer will again, for the third year, host Summer Suppers for the homeless in our community. As in the past, volunteers to help serve and clean-up will be needed. Please consider volunteering in this very uplifting outreach activity. For those who have helped in the past, we thank you and hope you can find the time to do so again.
Care-Bins for Families:
As you might remember, last fall our congregation was praying for a former preschool parent (and current church attendee) after a serious accident. While in the ICU, her family was at her side daily, rarely leaving the hospital. As a result of her experience, Beth has begun putting together “care-bins” for families staying with their loved ones in critical care units (SICU, SICC, and Cardiac Care, etc). She knows how difficult it was for her family, and would like to help other families during their very difficult time. Bin sponsorship, and Beth’s own commission will be used to purchase and fill the care bins with items such as lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, mints, snacks, water, etc.
A care-bin sponsorship is $20, or you can give an amount of your own choosing. A sample of one of the bins is on the Welcome Center if you would like to see it.
Take Your Kid to Lunch, “Popular Vote” Edition, Sunday, May 6th:
Join Pastor and Laurie on Sunday, May 6th in taking your kid to lunch. The “Popular Vote” edition means that everyone gets a vote in where we have lunch. To cast your vote, simply write it on a piece of paper, fold it up, and place it in the plastic box on the Welcome Center. Each person attending may cast only one vote. Votes must be cast by 10:45 AM on Sunday the 15th. At that time, we will tally the votes and go to the place that has the most votes. We will leave church around 11 AM. If you have questions, please talk to Pastor or Laurie.
ORLC Mother’s Day Breakfast, Sunday May 13th:
Join your Brother’s and Sisters in Christ at our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast, Sunday, May 13th from 8 to 9 AM. Please RSVP on the What’s Happening bulletin board outside the church office.