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This week at Redeemer

If you would like to donate for Christmas flowers or music, please contact the church office. Donations can be of any size. Donations received by this Thursday will be included in the Christmas bulletins.

The Christmas Pageant is next Sunday at noon in the undercroft.

Redeemer Classical School is hosting a Family Folk Dance on Friday the 20th 6:30-8:00pm. All are welcome, no experience needed!

We are collecting paper goods for the Seminary food bank during the month of December. Please add some toilet paper or facial tissues to your shopping cart this month and place it in the box in the entryway.  If you have other non-perishable food items, toiletries, diapers, or cleaning products we will also accept those as part of this collection.

The last Advent supper is this Thursday. We have received a Thrivent grant to provide food for the supper, and Rachel Pollock will be serving sloppy joes. Following the service we will decorate the church for Christmas. Please join us for this fun evening as we prepare our church for Christmas.

The Drink ‘n Think discussion group will conclude its series of Hillsdale College lectures on C.S. Lewis on December 16 and 30, both at 6:30. You can catch up on the previous discussions at online.hillsdale.edu for free, but previous listening or attendance aren’t required to enjoy the discussion, or the drinks.

Don’t forget the 1-1-1 offering! Each Sunday each baptized member is asked to bring $1 for missions. This is going to support the five Nigerian pastors who are studying at the seminary this year.

There is a workday at 8:30 this Saturday morning. The Saturday morning service will be held at noon. Stay and help get the church ready for Christmas while the kids practice for the pageant!

Christian Wisdom: Parable, Kleinig, and the Catechism. This ten week course taught by Pastor Petersen will cover 10 of Jesus’ parables, the Small Catechism, and work through John Kleinig’s book Grace upon Grace. The class is taught at roughly the community college level and students are required to read and prepare outside of class. All materials are provided free of charge. For those who desire it, the class may result in adult confirmation and membership at Redeemer. Call the Church office or e-mail Jane to register. First class is Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

The Seniors group will not have an activity in December, but we look forward to meeting again on January 15.

Dr. Korey Maas

Redeemer Conference 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020, members, guests, friends, and colleagues gather at Redeemer Lutheran Church for worship, theology, and camaraderie.

We had about 90 people last year.

We offer this event free of charge! If you want to drop us a note that you’re coming, great! If you want to play it by ear and show up if whim strikes and weather allows, fabulous! The only expense we ask you to cover is a $5 free-will donation for a scrumptious lunch. And if you stay until Gemütlichkeit and Supper, then we ask that you give another free-will donation for supper.

This year, the Rev. Dr. Korey Maas will be our speaker. He will speak about the sufficiency and the clarity of Scripture.

Korey Maas is an associate professor of history at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He is an ordained LC-MS pastor. Prior to his arrival at Hillsdale he taught on the theology faculty at Concordia University Irvine and served as assistant pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cambridge, England. He and his wife Kate reside in Hillsdale with their five children.

2020 Conference Schedule

Monday, January 20, 2020 at Redeemer Lutheran Church
9:00 a.m.Divine Service
10:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts (undercroft)
10:25 a.m.Conference welcome - Pastor Petersen
10:30-11:45 a.m.Session 1 (Dr. Korey Maas: The Sufficiency and the Clarity of Scripture)
11:45-noonQuestions for Speaker
12:00-1:30 p.m.Lunch ($5 per person)
1:30-2:45 p.m.Session 2 (Dr. Korey Maas: The Sufficiency and the Clarity of Scripture)
3:00-3:45 p.m.Explanation of Gregorian Chant (Dr. Mayes and Dr. Thompson)
4:00-4:45 p.m.Solemn Vespers
5:00-8:00 p.m.Gemütlichkeit and Taco Bar in undercroft (free will offering)

We hope to see all of the usual suspects again this year. We also hope others come to join the festivities. Don’t worry if you have to show up late or leave early, just come. (Even if you are committed to the other conferences happening that day, or working, join us for Vespers and Gemütlichkeit).

Redeemer Lutheran Church

202 W. Rudisill Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Redeemer Conference 2019

January 2019 Redeemer Conference

On Monday, January 14, 2019, members, guests, friends, and colleagues gather at Redeemer Lutheran Church for worship, theology, and camaraderie.

We had about 90 people last year.

We offer this event free of charge! If you want to drop us a note that you’re coming, great! If you want to play it by ear and show up if whim strikes and weather allows, fabulous! The only expense we ask you to cover is a $5 free-will donation for a scrumptious lunch. And if you stay until Gemütlichkeit and Supper, then we ask that you give another free-will donation for supper.

This year, the Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer will be our speaker. He will speak about aspects of the Third Use of the Law and the errors that can arise when it is neglected.

Here is the schedule this year:
9:00 a.m. Divine Service
10:00 a.m. Coffee and Donuts
10:25 a.m. Conference welcome
10:30-11:45 Session 1
11:45-12:00 Questions for Speaker
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch ($5.00 per person)
1:30-3:15 p.m. Session 2
3:30-3:45 p.m. Introduction of Gregorian Vespers from the Brotherhood Prayer Book
4:00-4:45 p.m. Vespers
5:00-8:00 p.m. Gemütlichkeit and Supper in Undercroft (free will offering)

We hope to see all of the usual suspects again this year. We also hope others come to join the festivities. Don’t worry if you have to show up late or leave early, just come. (Even if you are committed to the other conferences happening that day, or working, join us for Vespers and Gemütlichkeit).

Redeemer Lutheran Church

202 W. Rudisill Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

www.redeemer-fortwayne.org

260-744-2585

Christmas Eve Service

The Twelve Days of Christmas Services

Services at Redeemer for the Christmas Season

On the Night before Christmas:

Choral Christmas Eve Vespers and Divine Service, 7:00 p.m.

On the First Day of Christmas (Monday, Dec. 25):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.,
Christmas Dinner, 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend dinner in the undercroft for a time of joyful fellowship, good food, and games. The meat will be provided, but we ask that you bring side dishes or desserts, beverages that you would like besides water and coffee, and table service for your family. There will be beer available for a suggested donation. Contact us for more information and to RSVP.

On the Second Day of Christmas (Tuesday, Dec. 26):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m., Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr

On the Third Day of Christmas (Wednesday, Dec. 27):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m., Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

On the Fourth Day of Christmas (Thursday, Dec. 28):*

Divine Service, 7:00 p.m., Feast of the Holy Innocents

On the Fifth Day of Christmas (Friday, Dec. 29):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas (Saturday, Dec. 30):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas (1st Sunday after Christmas, Dec. 31)

Divine Service, 8:00 a.m.
Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas (Monday, January 1):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m., Feast of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus

On the Ninth Day of Christmas (Tuesday, January 2):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas (Wednesday, January 3):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas (Thursday, January 4):*

Divine Service, 7:00 p.m.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (Friday, January 5):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

Epiphany (Saturday, January 6):

Divine Service, 10:30 a.m.

*Thursday services during Christmas are at 7:00 p.m. only.

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If you have not yet subscribed to Redeemer Fort Wayne on YouTube, we encourage you to visit our channel to take full advantage of everything we are now offering. Every service is not only recorded and uploaded but streamed live, and when you subscribe to the channel, you will get instant notifications when the service begins so that you can either join in real time, or watch later.

We would appreciate if you would help boost our YouTube outreach by liking, commenting, and sharing the videos that we upload. The more engagement we have on our social media, the more visible our videos will be to the general public. If you haven’t already done so, you can also like and follow Redeemer Fort Wayne on Facebook, and again, like, comment and share our posts to help boost our presence online and reach as many people as we can.

Congregational Notices for Week of September 3rd, 2017

Team D, the youth, will be cleaning this week.

Church council meeting postponed until September 17th.

Ladies Aid will meet at 9:00 due to the memorial service for Wayne Rutz at noon.

Welcome Brunch for seminary families is September 10th at noon.  We will be serving a variety of egg casseroles and breakfast pastries as well as fruit.  Please talk to Jane Casey if you are willing to help.  (secretary.redeemer@gmail.com or 260-602-4924)

Christian Wisdom begins Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 pm.  This fall’s session will focus on Luther’s life and theology as seen in the Catechisms.  Participants will be given a copy of Luther’s small and large catechisms for the class, free of charge.  They will then be given assigned readings each week from those books and also from the book of Galatians.

Here is Pastor Petersen with more details on the course: Video on Christian Wisdom 2017  

  • Registration is required for Christian Wisdom.  Please click here to sign up.

Join us for the Luther movie Friday, September 15th at 6:00 pm in the undercroft.  This is part of the Christian Wisdom class, but everyone is invited that evening.  Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Dart competition September 23rd to benefit the Matters.  $15 will get you into the games, plus pizza, snacks, one beer, and a raffle ticket.  $12 will get you pizza, snacks a beer, and a raffle ticket.  Additional beer and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

  • Please register for this event by clicking here.

The Sauerkraut Supper is returning as part of our 125th anniversary celebration.  It will be on Friday, October 20th.

Mark Your Calendars: 

  • September 9th – Ladies Aid
  • September 10th – Welcome Brunch
  • September 12th – Christian Wisdom Begins
  • September 15th – Luther Movie Night
  • September 17th – Church Council
  • September 23rd – Darts Fundraiser
  • October 1st – City-wide Reformation Service at St. Paul’s
  • October 7th – Work Day
  • October 20th – Sauerkraut Supper
  • November 5th – Church Anniversary/ Potluck
  • December 8th – City of Churches Tour

This Week at Redeemer

Team D, Captain Hildie Matter, will be cleaning this week.

Redeemer May Newsletter is available in the narthex (and soon online!)

Mark Your Calendars: 

  • May 20th – Great American Cleanup @ 9am
  • May 20th – Darts @ 5:30pm
  • May 25th – Ascension
  • June 8th – Winston Grieser’s Ordination
  • August 1-3 – Family Retreat

Rev. Todd Wilken to speak at Redeemer Conference 2017

Rev. Todd Wilken will speak to us for two sessions about the Reformation 500 years later.

Here’s a little bit about Rev. Wilken:

Todd Wilken has hosted the radio program Issues, Etc. since 1998. Issues, Etc. is heard weekdays from 3:00-5:00 pm Central time at www.issuesetc.org. Issues, Etc. is also heard on AM 850 KFUO in St. Louis, MO and on AM 1380 KNGN in McCook, NE, and weekly on the regional Pilgrim Radio Network covering Wyoming, Nevada, and Northern California. Issues, Etc. is also available on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and at iTunes.

In the last seven years, Issues, Etc. has heard from listeners in over 50 countries around the world.

In 2012, Issues, Etc. also launched a 24/7 Sacred Music radio station called “Lutheran Public Radio” that can he heard at www.lutheranpublicradio.org.  In 2013, Issues, Etc. added a 24/7 Best of Issues, Etc. station heard at www.issuesetc.org.

Wilken serves as assistant Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, IL.

Wilken is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Wilken has written articles and essays for Modern Reformation magazine, Higher Things magazine, For the Life of the World magazine, The Lutheran Witness and Teachers’ Interaction. He is author of the booklet, Same-Sex Marriage: Facing the Question, and is a  contributor to Where Christ Is Present:  A Theology for All Seasons on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and The Faith Once Delivered: Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed. He is formerly co-editor of the journal Doctrine and Practice, and editor of the Issues, Etc. Journal. Wilken also hosts a weekly radio podcast “Crossroads with Terry Mattingly,” focusing on media coverage of religion, produced jointly by Issues, Etc. and GetReligion.org.  He has spoken at numerous Lutheran conferences and served as a guest instructor for Christ Academy at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN and for the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Visit our Google Calendar for the day’s agenda.

Redeemer Conference 2017

On Monday, January 16, 2017, members, guests, friends, and colleagues gather at Redeemer Lutheran Church for worship, theology, and comradery.

We had about 90 people last year.

We offer this event free of charge! If you want to drop us a note that you’re coming, great! If you want to play it by ear and show up if whim strikes and weather allows, fabulous! The only expense we ask you to cover is a $5 free-will donation for a scrumptious lunch prepared by the Ragin’ Cajun, John Maxwell.

This year, the Rev. Todd Wilken of the Lutheran radio show, Issues etc, will be our Session leader. He will speak on the topic: Reformation 500 years later.

Here is the schedule this year:
8:00 a.m. Matins
8:30 a.m. Coffee/gathering time
9:00 a.m. Divine Service
10:00 a.m. Coffee and Donuts
10:25 a.m. Conference welcome
10:30-11:45 Session 1
11:45-12:00 Questions for Speaker
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch ($5.00 per person)
1:30-2:15 p.m. Session 2
2:30-3:30 p.m. Presentation on Solemn Vespers
3:30-3:45 p.m. Explanation of Gregorian Vespers from the Brotherhood Prayer Book
4:00-4:45 p.m. Vespers
5:00-8:00 p.m. Gemütlichkeit and Supper in Undercroft (free will offering)

We hope to see all of the usual suspects again this year. We also hope others come to join the festivities. Don’t worry if you have to show up late, just come. (Even if you are committed to the other conferences happening that day, or working, come down for Vespers and Gemütlichkeit).

The 2017 Redeemer Conference

Join us for a day of theology, worship, and conversation. Rev. Todd Wilken from Issues etc. will present at this year’s conference. Join us on Monday, January 16th. You can find the itinerary on  January 16th on our google calendar here. More information to follow at a later date.