Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30)
Join us for: “The 12 steps with Christ the Redeemer", a powerful two hour life changing presentation that inspires as well as entertains.
Sunday, November 16th
Dinner at 6 pm (Covered Dish)
Meeting at 6:30 pm
Our purpose is to join in fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “12 Steps with Christ the Redeemer.”
With the blessing of our congregation the "12 Steps with Christ the Redeemer" establishes a safe haven in which the hurting, neglected, and unheard may seek the support, love, acceptance, forgiveness and affirmation of others who have suffered and recovered.
The catalog of behaviors from which we and our loved ones suffer includes:
- Alcohol and drugs
- Work achievement and success
- Money addictions, such as overspending, gambling, hoarding
- Control issues over people, places and things
- Approval dependency (the need to please people)
- Rescuing our children, significant others, family members
- Over exercising
- Trying to look good on the outside
- Excessive intellectualizing
- Preoccupation with the form and the rules of religion, rather than benefiting from the spiritual message
Is there any suffering listed above that you might identify with, either in your life or in a loved one’s life? Come, hear and see possibilities for making a difference that may allow you or a loved one to laugh, love, cry and jump for joy!
Our prayer is that God will use this program to guide our steps as we strive to move forward in His name and "…in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21
Music will be provided by Singer-songwriter and teacher Kyle Matthews who has been in demand throughout his 25 year career. His unique combination of inventive songwriting and spoken-word presentations bridge the gap between education and entertainment, setting him apart as an ideal concert artist, conference and retreat leader.
A Redeemer Reminder – a celebration of Doug Messer’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Saturday October 25th at 2:30 p.m.. The family will receive friends at Redeemer from 12 to 1:15 p.m. before the service. Wanda says it would be nice to have finger food items at church after the service instead of bringing items to her. She thinks she will have more than she can use up. So please, bring finger food items on Saturday and after the service. We will have a time of fellowship together in the Redeemer fellowship hall after the service.
…an idea for consideration in reference to the Stewardship (responsible use) of our time
Are you looking for company? Are you looking for encouragement? Are you looking to encourage others? What kind of activities fill your week?
Beginning in September, you are invited to come to family night at
Redeemer. We will begin this September 3rd – November 19th and seek the Lord’s guidance for additional direction. We will begin at 5:30pm with a meal that will end at 6:10 p.m. From 6:15 to about 6:55 p.m., we will have an Cross-generational Bible Study together. Our Schedule will follow the school calendar. Please mark your calendars and plan to take part in family night. Be encouraged and remember,
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up someone else."
- Mark Twain
We will have a great time together in the Spirit of the Lord. When two or more gather together and the Holy Spirit is there, it will be a blessing.
Yours in Christ,
Scottie Burkhalter, pastor
" … you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Update: Home Dedication 4 PM, Sunday, November 16, 204 Kara Court, Taylors.
Volunteers from area Lutheran churches gathered today for the second day of the Thrivent Builds / Habitat for Humanity construction of a house for the Edwards family in Taylors. Here was the scene as work began at 8 AM:
The Rev. Craig Abee, associate pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Mauldin (not in picture), led volunteers, representatives from Greenville Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and the new homeowner in the blessing of the new home at the noon hour.
Following a fine lunch was had by all. Nothing quenches your thirst like good old southern iced tea after a hot morning’s work!
For more information on volunteering, see the display in the church Narthex. We need help with construction, lunches and financial contributions.
When Habitat Greenville’s newest development, Abigail Springs, was begun in 2010, the first home in that community was built by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans with several Upstate Lutheran churches. Since that time, Upstate churches and Thrivent Builds, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, have built five homes. In August, Thrivent will begin construction on their sixth home in Abigail Springs, with partners:
- Christ the King Lutheran Church
- Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
- Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
- Messiah Lutheran Church
- Redeemer Lutheran Church
- St. Michael Lutheran Church
- Thrivent Builds Greenville Chapter
- Trinity Lutheran Church
Work starts August 15. Click here to volunteer! Contact Michael Lybrand for volunteer opportunities through Redeemer.
Those interested in following up on this past Sunday’s sermon may find the web site mentioned by Pastor Scottie here: Greater Good Science Center.
You scream, we all scream for Redeemer Ice Cream!!!! Join us August 17 at 6:00 pm for a fun evening, cool down with handmade slow-churned ice cream. If you have a churn please consider churning your favorite flavor and join the fun! If you are not a churner, bring a plate of your favorite cookies or desert to complement the ice cream.
You are invited to journey with us in the memory of the death and resurrection of Christ.
April 17 @ 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday
With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love on another. Recalling that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s Table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for life of the world.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm – Good Friday
At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day –the triumph of the cross- reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life- given passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. Today’s liturgy culminates in the Easter Vigil tomorrow evening.
April 19 @ 9:00 pm – Vigil of Easter
This is the night! This is our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life. Tonight is the heart of our celebration of the Three Days and the pinnacle of the church’s year. The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new sisters and brothers at the font, and share the food and drink of the promised land. Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.
April 20 @ 7:00 am – Sunrise Service
This service will take place on the front lawn this year. You are asked to bring a lawn chair of at all possible. Today, we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection.
10:00 am – Easter Worship
On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the “eighth day” of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new creation in the water of baptism and in the feast of victory. With great joy we celebrate this day of days, even as we begin the great fifty days of Easter. Filled with hope, we go forth to share the news that Christ is risen!
This Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, its name from the verb “to shrive” which means to confess sins and receive absolution. The tradition on Shrove Tuesday was hearty and included meat and pancakes, which were made to use up any eggs, dairy products, and fat in the larder, foods which would be abstained from during the Lenten fast.
As part of the SC Synod of the ELCA our four missional priorities guide us to…
- BE equipped in order to engage in our community
- Deepen Discipleship
- Address issues of education in our community
- Address issues of poverty in our community
Our Mission Statement keeps us focused:
In response to the overflowing love of God,
Redeemer Lutheran Church is a community of
God’s people gathered to worship, learn, and
minister to the needs of those
in and beyond the congregation.
Working toward these goals, we are called
to share His love and invite others to Christ.