"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
Redeemer is very involved in many projects throughout the year, everything from collecting food for the hungry at Thanksgiving, or filling an Angel Tree with names of needy children, who without our support would get nothing for Christmas, to traveling to New Orleans to help clean up and rebuild following Hurricane Katrina or assisting in renovating a mission church in rural Mexico. Each year we add several new things and encourage you to follow your announcements and newsletters to keep up with our mininstries. You can also check out the "look what's coming" tab to find out how to serve.
Each of these ministries reaches out to help others; while at the same time allows us to witness the love and salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many opportunities exist for layperson involvement in these and other Social Ministries.
Social Ministry at Redeemer is integrated throughout parish life. In the Gospel of Matthew, we are reminded by Jesus that our faith will be evident in how we care for the least among us. We try to touch many with the blessings that God has showered upon us, for, to whom much is given, much is expected. We believe that God expects much from us.
Social Ministry is best defined as Christian care to those inside and outside the congregation that are in physical or emotional need. Redeemer is addressing its current and expanded social ministry through a two-tier organization; taking direction from a Redeemer Staff member, but led by a congregation layperson.
Each of these ministries reaches out to help others; while at the same time allow us to witness the love and salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many opportunities exist for layperson involvement in these and other Social Ministries.
Members are encouraged to apply their talents and skills by contacting the lay leader for a particular ministry or Pastor Schlak at 248-644-4010 ext. 119.
Grace Centers of Hope: Grace Centers of Hope is Oakland County's oldest and largest homeless shelter providing hope and help since 1942. Redeemer is very involved year-round with providing essentials and spiritual support to those less fortunate.
Family of God: Approximately twice a month Redeemer's Youth Group and Positive Parenting group prepare and serve meals for the Family of God Mission in Southwest Detroit.
Loaves and Fishes, Loving Dishes: A ministry developed to assist those who are experiencing a short period of incapacitation and not able to provide their own meals.
Pastor Schlak 248-644-4010 ext. 119
Georgina Schuetz 248-476-6150
Camp Phoenix: Every year the kids of our Vacation Bible School help to provide snacks and drinks for children attending Camp Phoenix which is a summer retreat for underprivileged children.
Lutheran Child and Family Services: Each year our Sunday School children provide a birthday party in a box for kids who have been taken from their families and placed in care with Lutheran Child and Family Services.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Berkley: Pregnancy information center offering Christian counseling, support and education. With every baptism, Redeemer provides, in the name of the child, a $50 donation.
Denise McDonald 248-258-4907