Early Communion Class 2024
February 21 – March 27, 2024 | Wednesdays 5:00-5:45pm
This is a 5-week class focusing on The Lord’s Supper and what it means to take communion with fellow believers, and is open to students in grades 6-8 who are interested in taking communion prior to completing Confirmation classes. The class is also open to adults who have transferred to Our Redeemer from non-LCMS church. Those who complete the course will receive first communion on Thursday, March 28 during Maundy Thursday worship. Class will meet weekly in the media center. We will not meet on March 20 to allow staff and families with Our Redeemer School children to leave town for Spring Break.
Get ready for an evening of mind-blowing trivia fun! Come as an individual for $10 or as a team of 8 for $75. Price includes light snacks and water/lemonade. Participants may also bring drinks of your choice. Winning team earns bragging rights and a group trophy. Free-will donation childcare and activities available on-sight. Proceeds from the evening will help send our Servant Leadership team of 6 adults and 6 youth to Anchorage, Alaska in June.
Pathway: Journey with Our Redeemer
Membership Class – Sundays 10:30am-11:30am
In this three-session series, learn more about life at OR, how to become an active member, and to connect with others in the body of believers. Learn how to grow during your discipleship journey through OR ministries and how to share your gifts sacrificially for the common good and for the growth of Christ’s Kingdom. We will meet on three consecutive Sundays – March 3rd, 10th & 17th from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in classroom #114.
Lutheran Confirmation Course for Adults
March 4 – April 29, 2024 / Mondays 6:00-7:30pm
This 8-week course (no class April 1st) invites adult learners into a relaxed, collegial setting where you will be introduced to the central teachings of Scripture as expressed by the Lutheran confession of faith. This discussion-based course has as its goal a closer walk with Christ and a confident understanding of faith.
Easter Flowers 2024
Now through March 8th
Join us in beautifying the sanctuary for Easter Sunday this year! There are a variety of flowers to choose…pick your favorite or try something new! You may keep your arrangement and take it home after the 11am service on Easter, or you can leave it at church to be delivered to and enjoyed by one of our homebound members.
Palm Sunday / Easter Processional
March 24th & 31st
We are looking for students, age 3 through 8th grade, to help with the Palm Sunday and Easter processions for both services, each day. Students will process while waving palm branches on Palm Sunday, and on Easter Sunday, older students will carry and wave lightweight poles with flags up the main aisle of the sanctuary as part of opening worship, and younger children will carry balloons. Rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 9:00-9:45AM.
2024 Family Seder Meal
Wednesday – March 27th | 6:00pm-8:00pm | $10 per person
The Seder meal was celebrated during Passover by Jews to remember the Exodus and how God led them into the Promised Land.
Jesus shared this meal with His disciples the night He was betrayed and handed over to be crucified. Christians have celebrated this meal to remember how Jesus served as our Paschal lamb, the perfect sacrifice, given to rescue us from captivity and deliver us into the freedom of life with God for eternity. Please join us to share in this rich and storied meal as we remember and once again tell the story of God’s faithfulness. The menu for the evening will include matzah ball soup, roasted chicken and vegetables and macaroons for dessert. This is a family friendly event – young families are also encouraged to attend.
September 10, 2023 – August 11, 2024
Baptism is a gift of God in which he gives us saving faith. He connects the baptized to the benefits of Jesus perfect life, sacrificial death on the cross and victorious resurrection. This Baptism class is for anyone looking to have his or her child baptized at Our Redeemer. The class introduces what we believe and confess about the gift of baptism for children and families.
D.I.G. Sunday School!
Parents have the first and primary responsibility to train and nurture their children in the matters of faith and morality. Our children’s ministry strives to support parents in this endeavor by making disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). Our desire is for children age 3 through grade 5 to know God, serve Him and share their faith with others. D.I.G. meets on Sunday mornings during 9:00 a.m. worship. Students begin in worship with their family, are dismissed to D.I.G. following the Scripture readings, and return to their family just before the end of the service.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Tuesdays / September – May
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group of moms who gather to encourage and support one another through all the moments of motherhood. Being a mom is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone! We gather to provide fellowship, support, and encouragement for one another. Join us on Tuesday mornings, September through May, to meet other moms and make new friendships as we walk through life together.
Confirmation Class 2023-24
Confirmation is a faith formation program for all 7th and 8th grade youth. It prepares students to confidently live their faith out loud. With the support of the congregation, their parents, and peers, each youth will experience life in the Body of Believers. The class meets on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Students are required to bring a Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism to class each week. For students who need a copy of the Catechism, the $25 cost can be paid at registration. .
Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM – Cafeteria
Ministering to those mourning the loss of a loved one, meetings focus on stand-alone topics, inviting you to join at any time. GriefShare also offers one-session workshops throughout the year, including Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays. Visit griefshare.org to register for an upcoming class or workshop.