2016 Redeemer Family Retreat Schedule

Join us for the Eighth Annual Family Retreat: August 2-4, 2016

a retreat to refresh, educate, and encourage Christian families
Tuesday August 2 – Thursday August 4, 2016 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (click for map) in Ft. Wayne.
Cost: $35/adults, $25/18-12, 2-11 $10, maximum cost per family: $140.

(Please feel free to bring snacks for your family to enjoy during the retreat, we know that everyone isn’t hungry at the same times and some people need to eat more frequently. There will be free coffee and pitchers of water throughout the retreat and bottled water and pop available inexpensively for purchase.)

Tuesday August 2 

          Check in begins at 10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.                          Choir

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Opening Communion Service

1:30 pm                              Welcome

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.                  Opening Plenary

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                  Sectional 1

3:45 p.m.                             Choir

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.                  Vespers

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.                  Choir

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.                   Acolyte Training***

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.                  Supper, Get acquainted, Talent Show

9:00 p.m.                            Compline   


Wednesday August 3

8:15 a.m.                            Choir

8:30 a.m.                             Matins

9:30-10:15 a.m.                   Plenary 2

10:15 a.m.                           Choir

10:30 a.m.                           Communion Service

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.           Lunch (Provided)

1:00-1:45 p.m.                     Sectional 2

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.                   Plenary 3

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                   Sectional 3

3:45 p.m.                            Choir

4:00 – 4:45 pm                     Vespers

4:45 –5:15 p.m.                    Choir

5:15 – 9:30 pm                     Dinner & English Country Dance

9:30 p.m.                             Compline   


Thursday August 4

8:45 a.m.                              Choir

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                  Matins

10:00-10:15 a.m.                  Feedback

10:15 -11:00 a.m.                 Sectional 4

11:00 a.m.                            Choir

11:15 a.m.                            Communion Service


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Ordination Sermon full of truth and comfort

This isn’t your typical ordination sermon. Pastor Petersen preaches the truth about growth in a congregation, evangelism, and the false expectations many times found in a congregation and a new pastor. This is comfort for the congregation and the pastor. “We preach Christ crucified, and though it is folly to the world to those who are called—both Jews and Greeks, and even to Americans—Christ and His cross are the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

Read it here.

God’s blessings to Pastor Burfiend as he begins preaching, teaching, and administering the sacraments at New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian, IN. God’s blessings also to the people he has been called to serve; may they grow in their faith through his preaching and teaching.



Solemn Vespers

Thank you to the Indiana Wesleyan University Early Music Ensemble and their director, Dr. Jason Thompson, for the beautiful music at our Solemn Vespers. You can find a copy of the bulletin here.

You can listen to it at our Ustream page under the Worship tab on our website.

The Preacher was Rev. David Petersen, and the organist was Dr. Daniel Reuning.