Thursday, July 30th, 2015
“For everything there is a season… a time to keep, and a time to throw away.”
Have you read this before in the Bible? Umm… even directions about what to do with your “STUFF” is found in the Holy Bible. Think of your home, your workshop, your automobile, your workplace. Life gets so busy that we may have trouble keeping things organized. We all have excuses. Yet, the reality is that stuff gets in the way of living.
The reality is all that we have, and all that we are, belongs to God. Keeping things organized while caring for the stuff in our midst is an important part of stewardship. The summer is moving quickly, and it will be fall before we know it. May now be an opportune time for you to consider the stuff in your midst?
I’m focusing on my own stuff right now. I have even given myself a deadline when I hope to have gone through all of my own stuff. I’ve written 3 questions to consider for all of the stuff in my midst. Maybe these are good questions for you also as you consider your own “stuff.”
If I die tomorrow, will the stuff I’m keeping make a difference and will it be of any use to anyone else?
Do I use it?
Do I need it?
If the answer is “YES” to any of the three questions, have a place for everything and put everything it its place. After all, this is good stewardship.
In the love of Christ, Pastor Scottie B-
PS: If you’re wondering what to do with those unneeded items, don’t forget the Lutheran Men of Redeemer Yard Sale, September 12 from 8 am to 2 pm!
Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Please join us as we serve at the soup kitchen on July 12th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We will be serving salads and sandwiches. We will need about 15 dozen sandwiches and 4 salads. If you are able to provide either you can drop them off at the church by 2:30 or at the soup kitchen by 3:30. We also need volunteers. A sign up sheet is in the Narthex. Thank you for your participation, we appreciate it very much.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
The Redeemer Book club meets at the Church on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The goal of the club is to introduce participants to Christian literature that they might not be familiar with, but that provokes thought and deepens faith.
The next book, Mere Christianity, is by C. S. Lewis. Learn the rational basis for Christianity. Borrow it from your local library, or buy at your local bookstore or online.
To plug in on this book, get started on the book before the next session on July 9 at 7 pm.
Our next book is “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard, starting August 13.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Also check out our new Daily Bible Reading on the right sidebar.
Friday, January 9th, 2015
By Dr. Kevin Leman
Come join us for this exciting seven night event on making the most of marriage. You’ll be inspired, encouraged and entertained. We will take up to thirteen (13) couples.
Rev. Scottie Burkhalter, Facilitator
Thur. January 22th – 7:00 – 7:57 pm
Sun. January 25th – 5:00 – 5:57 pm
Thur. January 29th – 7:00 – 7:57 pm
Sun. February 1st – 5:00 – 5:57 pm
Thur. February 5th – 7:00 – 7:57 pm
Sun. February 8th – 5:00 – 5:57 pm
Thur. February 12th – 7:00 – 7:57 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 300 O’Neal Rd. Greer, SC 29651
RSVP (864) 877-5876 or use the Contact Us link on this web site.
Sign up sheet is in the Narthex
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Beginning on January the 6th 2015 Family Night will begin meeting on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We plan to enjoy a meal together, pray together, study together, and see what God has in store for us. Come and see what God leads us to do as we grow together in God’s love. Family Night is for everyone.
Come out and join us for Family Night on Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
After just 4 days, the church’s picnic shelter has taken shape.
The final touches to the Picnic Shelter at Redeemer are currently under construction: The Fireplace, The Walkway to the Shelter, and the Poured Concrete will soon be complete and will make ready this beautiful center for activity. Be ready for the dedication and fun times together. God will be glorified with this new way for us to build community. This picnic shelter will provide a new opportunity for loving God by loving others while enjoying this wonderful new venue. We are almost complete and ready to share our faith, fellowship and fun.
Donations for final options are still being received.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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.
Pastor Scottie B-, Jeff McCulloch, Frank Sanchez
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
…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."