Weekly Worship Service Hours

Sunday Worship - through Oct. 2020:
8:00AM & 10:30AM 

Sunday School:
Still Postponed - for now 


The Sanctuary is being Carefully Cleaned and Sanitized!

Masks ARE still being required to enter our in-person Sunday services. 

Please respect other folk's personal space and safety 

REMEMBER to remain, "Prayerful & Careful" as we gather together!  


Being Prayerful & Careful in our response to the Covid-19 situation - 

ALL Bible studies and regularly scheduled group meetings are still suspended: 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

YET - THE CHURCH OFFICE IS STILL OPEN! 
We are here for you: 455-0330 or 449-1283. 

We are here to provide spiritual care and counsel, worship and devotional resources. Resources are being mailed out to our members & Friends of Redeemer. If you are NOT on our mailing list -please contact us and give us your contact info, including your email address and most often used phone number.

If you feel ill, are injured, or are going to the hospital - PLEASE CALL US for prayer and care! 

If you are well, but feel vulnerable - PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAY AT HOME and remain safe. Yet you can certainly call us if you need counsel, or if you want devotional items while still sheltering in-at-home. 

The office is open Monday to Friday: 8am - 1pm.   Someone can meet you at the door, or curbside if you call.  We are trying to keep the church/school facilities clean and safe for the staff who are still working on site - so we have enacted some temporary safety protocols at our church and school facilities. Please SIGN IN at the "Welcome Table" when entering the main building, and sanitize your hands, and put on a mask upon entering the facilities. We have simple surgical style masks available - if you don't own one, or don't have it with you when coming into the church's buildings. 

IF you would like to meet with pastor privately, or in small groups (just a few folks) in the sanctuary - please call for an appointment. We are offering an opportunity to safely gather in small groups (under 10 people) for communion for our members who have been sheltering-in at home. We begin the abbreviated communion service at 11:00am on Thursdays in the sanctuary. If you would like to come and communion, please contact Pastor Cole or the church office for an appointment. 

Our Lord and Savior bless and keep you and your family as we all get through this - Pastor Cole


Special Worship Service & Events

During October - we continue gathering for Sunday Worship in our consecrated and very carefully cleaned Church Sanctuary! Please feel free to come and join us in worship. 

As we gather, please remember to remain "Prayerful & Careful" during this time of our dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pastor, Elders, and Leaders of the Church have made the decision to require the use of face-masks within our church sanctuary and upon the entrance to our main buildings on campus. We are also asking folks to keep a personal distance of 6 feet apart when together at all of our gatherings here on the church and school campus. Every 3rd pew will be open for use by worshipers; and we ask that if one is sitting near someone with whom they did not ride to church, that they sit on the opposite ends of each open pew (maintaining a 6 ft. distance between each other). Of course, if a family and friends have traveled here together, they are free to fill a pew as they sit together.  Please be respectful of your neighbors and their health and well-being by observing these temporary group safety measures.  Thanks!  

Questions? Call - (850) 455-0330  

Come to share in the gifts of God's Word & Sacrament! 

You are warmly invited to attend worship here at Redeemer; yet if you are not able to attend, or still feel vulnerable going out - that's okay too! Please feel free to continue to remain "Safer-at-Home". But if you do, then check your email for a link sent by the church that will take you to a video of a recorded worship service for this weekend.  It will follow the service propers and sermon that has been sent out in a recent mailing. We will continue this sort of service while this pandemic endures. 

If you haven't received a mailing recently  ~ PLEASE CONTACT US! We can send one to you ~ Pastor Cole

You can find a link to a weekly Recorded Worship Service on pastor's personal Facebook: Christopher Cole  Pensacola


While at home - you can attend weekly video Sunday Lutheran Worship at : www.worshipanew.org

 [CLICK ] on the above LIVE LINK to   Proceed Directly   to their website! You can watch anytime!

You can find devotional resources and Lutheran Hour messages at: www.lhm.org

The Lutheran Hour is radio broadcast Sunday Morning @ 7am on WCOA 1370AM + Tune in! +

Home devotional, Bible studies, and family resources may also be found at synod's website: www.lcms.org

[click on the "Covid-19 Resources" on the synod's Home Page] 

FREE printable Children's Devotions and Bible Oriented Activities can be found at:

www.sermons4kids.com

Hymnals, Bible Devotions, and Children's Resources can be ordered from 

Concordia Publishing House by calling: 1 (800) 325 - 3040  

or visiting - www.cph.org 


This Week At Redeemer

Redeemer Lutheran School resumed classes on August 26th for the 2020/2021 school year! The Church & School OFFICES are both open to receive calls and inquiries. Because of safety protocols for the campus during school hours, access is limited in the buildings between 8:30am and 3:00pm. Call ahead if you need to come into the church office for church purposes. The Church Office is staffed from 8am to 1pm : Monday thru Friday. Call us if you have a question: 455-0330 . 

This Week at Redeemer: A Mailing for Sunday 10/18 is being sent to Members & Friends

This mailing contains: Worship Propers (Scripture Readings, Hymns, Prayers) for Sunday worship at home this season;  A Sermon to read, and A weekly News Bulletin - with a prayer list, brief devotions, and info to stay connected.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS BY SATURDAY EVENING - PLEASE CALL US, AND ONE WILL BE SENT!

SUNDAY ORDER OF WORSHIP - 20th Sunday in Pentecost - 10/18 ~ LSB: page 184 ; TLH - pg 15.

THE WORSHIP PROPERS - Introit for Worship - antiphon Psalm 121:5 , then 121:1-4, 7-8 Isaiah 45:1-7 I Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15- 14-22

COLLECT OF THE DAY -  O God, The Protector of all who trust in You, have mercy on us - that with You as our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal - that we lose not the things which are eternal; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.  

HYMNS for this Sunday in the Season of Pentecost : Opening Song - LSB # 790 or TLH # 39 "Praise to the Lord, The Almighty" Hymn of the Day - LSB #940 or TLH #250 "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"

Closing Hymn - LSB #783 or TLH #400: "Take My Life and Let It Be"

[LSB = the "Lutheran Service Book" (2006);

TLH = "The Lutheran Hymnal" (1941) ~ copyrights - cph.org ]

To order a new hymnal or other devotional material, call: 1-800-325-3040 ; or visit www.cph.org

Changes and Notifications

Our Church Council usually meets the second Monday of every month at 6:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. 
 
Our next meeting is scheduled for the   12th of October 2020 

President:  Carolyn Johnson

Vice President:  Steve Smothers

Secretary:  Cynthia Henderson

Treasurer:  Sharon Barger

Financial Secretary:  currently vacant

Board of Christian Education Chair:  Warren Paul

Board of Elders Chair:  Neal Smith

Board of Youth Chair:  Melanie Cole

Evangelism Chair:  Jeff Williams

Property & Grounds Chair:  Bob Heinicke

Stewardship Chair: John Hanke


Our Board of Elders usually meet the 1st Monday of each month @ 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. 

(If you have a prayer request for your elder or the pastor - please let one of them know. Contact info is on the back of each weekly bulletin - given out in weekly worship services - or sent out to our homebound members. You can also call the church office to leave a personal prayer request for yourself or a loved one.)




Notes from Pastor Cole

Warmest Autumn Greetings! Welcome to our website! 

CHRIST JESUS IS RISEN and WITH US ~ to the "End of the Age" ~ Alleluia! 

During this Fall Season -the people of Redeemer thankfully are joining with others in prayer - that God would continue to protect and direct us as we manage to navigate the troubles of this mortal life. Yes, we are "up and running" after Hurricane Sally has blown through here! We are still cleaning up the grounds, but church and school are now "back-on-line". The church leadership here at Redeemer has us still operating under safety protocols to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus Outbreak. Though we have returned to in-person worship all summer-long; we also are still providing distance based worship materials and video services for those still "sheltering in" and staying "Safer-at-Home". This we are doing through the internet, phone contacts, and print media resources. Whichever way you chose to worship and continue to grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus, PLEASE join us for prayer and praise! If YOU are "Staying-Safer at Home" - and desire us to contact you for prayer, or to share some spiritual resources - PLEASE contact us! You can reach us by email at: [redeemerpensacola@yahoo.com  or  pastorcole@ymail.com]

Please also consider joining us in worship again, as we are safely up and running on Sunday Mornings! 

God's gift of new life to us realized in the Life of His Son: Jesus Christ our Risen Lord! This life is given us in both Word and Sacrament, and is enriched by God's Holy Spirit - sent forth to those who need the peace, forgiveness, and healing presence of our Savior. This we share together each Sunday in worship, and each day in prayer! 

Though some may still desire to be at a distance physically - for the sake of health and safety, let us come together in faith, hope, and love to receive God's rich blessings! We ARE here - in and near God's house, being "Prayerful and Careful" to remain healthy and hopeful during these troubled times. God IS our ever present Help in trouble (Ps. 46) and a Mighty Fortress to protect and defend us from ills and enemies. 

The Peace of our Lord and God be with you - until we meet!  

In the Favor of our Savior and Redeemer ~ Blessings to you!  

Pastor Cole 

Martin Luther's Seal - Expressive of His Theology

The Seal of Martin Luther was designed by Martin Luther himself.  He explained his design in the following words:

     The first thing expressed in my seal is a cross, black, within the heart, to put me in mind that faith in Christ crucified saves us.  "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness."

     Now, although the cross is black, mortified, and intended to cause pain, it does not change the color of the heart, does not destroy nature -- i.e., does not kill, but keeps alive.  "For the just shall live by faith," -- by faith in the Savior.

     But this heart is fixed upon the center of a white rose, to show that faith causes joy, consolation and peace.  The rose is white, not red, because white is the ideal color of all angels and blessed spirits.

     This rose, moreover, is fixed in a sky-colored ground, to denote that such joy of faith in the spirit is but an earnest beginning of heavenly joy to come, as anticipated and held by hope, though not yet revealed.

     And around this ground base is a golden ring, to signify that such bliss in heaven is endless, and more precious than all joys and treasures, since gold is the best and most precious metal.  Christ, our dear Lord, He will give grace unto eternal life.

Amen  

Redeemer Lutheran Church & School Happy Times Newsletter

The newsletter of Redeemer Lutheran Church & School is titled "Happy Times." It is typically published monthly. Submissions deadline is the third Monday of each month by 1:00PM.  If you are a member or a Friend of Redeemer, and would like to submit something, please first send it to the church office via E-Mail at : redeemerpensacola@yahoo.com. If YOU would like a copy,  just let us know! 


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