Family of God mission: As you know, one Wednesday a month the Positive Parenting group cooks a meal for Family of God mission in Detroit. The women graciously give of their time and talent to lovingly prepare the meal. We are, however, in need of groups of 4 to take it down to the mission and serve. Ideally, you would drive the church van but you could take a few smaller vehicles. If you would like to serve in this way, please contact Andrea Schlak, 248-644-4010 ext. 120 or email@example.com.
It’s Softball time again! The season has begun and commitment is usually just 1 double-header per week. If you are interested, call/email Tim Fithian 248-930-8842 firstname.lastname@example.org questions. Come out, enjoy the fun, and help us look to repeat as “2012 SOICAA Division B Champions”.
RedeemerKidz – The Koaster KINGdom Reading Rally opens today in the library! Step in through the main gate to the ticket booth and let the fun begin. Hop into your coaster car and read your way around the park. Ride the coaster, the carousel and play games in the arcade. Splash down Noah’s Ark Plunge! Fun and treats for all ages –every park has a KiddieLand! Reading rally runs today through June 16th.
Vacation Bible School: June 17 – 21“Colossal Coaster World – Facing Fear, Trusting God!” 2 Timothy 1:7. Join the Apostle Paul and dare to change your behavior, speak up, believe, stand strong and trust in the Lord. We will walk the midway, ride the coaster, eat cotton candy and go home with a new attitude about our responsibility in Christ! Sign up to help for VBS on the bulletin board by the Sunday School. We need everyone to help. Chairmen: Traci Ricelli, Colleen Raezler, Stephanie Springer and Julie Buechner. Questions? Call any of the above or Miss Kitty at church. Hands up, everybody! Wheeeeeeee!
Scampers Camp Scampers is a little away-from-home-day-camp for kids who are from 2 (with moms day out experience) through kindergarten. We play 3 days each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a variety of themes that please children. Last year we had a wonderful time hunting for treasure, running through the sprinkler, making crafts and playing outside under the supervision of wonderful, trusted care givers. Cost is $90.00 per session, the kids bring their lunch and we spend the time learning, laughing and loving it! Find forms at www.redeemerbirmingham.org under “Children’s Ministries”. For questions call Miss Kitty at 248-644-4010 ext. 111.
Middle Schoolers: Summer is Soon! Starting on June 19, join us for JAMS! (Jesus And Middle Schoolers) Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm! Come hang out with Laura and your friends from church on Wednesday evenings for snacks in the youth room, sports/games outside, and devotion time!
CORE GROUP IS BACK! Come by the Youth Room on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm for Bible time with Joel! We will be looking at the relevance of the Word in our lives today. You can pop in early to hang out in the Youth Room too! Don’t forget to bring your favorite Bible!
Newly confirmed 8th graders are welcome to all youth group events!
Redeemer Summer Kamp: It's never too early to start thinking about KAMP! August 3-9, 2013. Registration forms are now available! Pick up your forms outside the Youth Ministry Office, or find them at www.redeemerbirmingham.org.
The Redeemer Ringers go Viral! Recently the Ringers joined a "Virtual Handbell Choir" with other bell choirs from all around the United States and Canada. Utilizing the "magic" of the internet and digital technology, "Mysterium" was performed by the participating choirs separately and over the next months the audio and video will be joined together online by the composer. The producers plan to release the final edit in late July. An announcement will be made when this recording becomes available. Also during their recording session, the Redeemer Ringers recorded "Prayer - By Eugene Butler". Check it out on YouTube here: tiny.cc/i70bww
Wing and a Prayer Players - Come one! Come all! Open auditions for "The King and I" will be held in the Gym (or in the Music Room if the Gym is busy) on May 31 from 5-7PM and on June 1 from 11AM to 1PM. We need male and female cast members of all ages. Talk to Pam Dundas (248-619-6268) or Joan Bowes (248-335-5566) for further information. Nobody is already cast, so give it your best shot
Special Music Needed for Summer Services:Whether you sing or play an instrument, if you could provide special music for the 9:00 service on a Sunday in the summer, please let Steve SeGraves know. Beginning on Memorial weekend and through Labor Day weekend, individuals will be needed to help provide this important ministry at Redeemer.
We would love to have you!
Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: a series of studies helping you to understand our historic worship and liturgy, as well as many other aspects of Lutheran worship, will be the focus of our attention each week. Join us for this interesting and informative look at how we as Lutherans "do church"! Class begins Tuesday, April 9 and ends May 21. O come, let us worship the Lord! See you there!
PORTALS OF PRAYER AVAILABLE: The April—June, 2013 issue of Portals of Prayer can be found in various locations around the Church, in both small and large print editions.
Family Ushering: We are looking for families to be “family ushers” for 2013 10:30am services—no experience is necessary. Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board outside of the church office. Contact Joe Conte for details or questions email@example.com 248-642-2952.
Shut-in CD Ministry: Do you know a Redeemer member who is homebound and would like to have our Sunday sermons mailed to them on CD or DVD or maybe just receive our weekly bulletin and announcements? Each week we mail bulletins and CD/DVDs to several of our shut-in members. Bulletins can be mailed in either regular or large print format. If you know someone who could benefit from this ministry, call Rose Kiehle or Pam Tyndall in the church office.
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Taking Redeemer With You: The services held in the Sanctuary are recorded both on an audio CD disc and also on a video DVD disc. Stop by the library between the 9am and 10:30am services to request a disc, or contact the office at (248) 644-4010 to request a disc. Please let them know the date, time and quantity. Not all services are recorded. If the same message is at both services, then only one service is recorded. However, if there are different special events happening at each service, such as a baptism, choir arrangement, solo, etc. then both services are recorded. Audio CD discs are $2 and video DVD discs are $5. The requested will be available in the library on the Sunday following your request. Thank you to Dick Weir for heading this up and to all the volunteers that make it possible: CD Audio Operators - Karl Bushuiakovish, Jim Compton, Amy Hawkins, Tim Hawkins, Brian Jacobs, Scott Kamm, Jeff Kidder, Norm Martin, Jim Perryman and Walt Sweitzer. DVD Video Operators - Jim Compton, Amy Hawkins, Brian Jacobs, Scott Kamm and Jeff Kidder.
Redeemer sermons available on podcast! Simply go to lutheranchurch.podbean.com to download the latest service, or any past services you missed.