Weekly Worship Service Hours

Sunday School:
September - May:  9:15AM
June - August:  8:30AM

Worship on Sunday:
September - May:  8AM & 10:30AM
June - August:  9:30AM


Redeemer Lutheran Church has Suspended ALL Gatherings for now!
Being Prayerful and Careful in our response to the current Covid-19 virual outbreak - as of 3/23 we have suspended our Sunday Worship Services, Holy Week Services, ALL Bible studies, and regularly scheduled group meetings 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 the phone number you use most.

If you feel ill - PLEASE CALL US for prayer and care! 

If you are well, but in a vulnerable group - PLEASE STAY AT HOME as much as possible, yet call us if     you need counsel, or if you want devotional materials for worship or encouragement while at home.

IF coming to church to pick up a hymnal or devotional booklet, or drop off an offering- please call us first.  
The office is open Monday to Friday: 8am - 1pm.  Someone can meet you curbside - or at the door. 

While isolated, when going out for necessities - remember to continue to wash your hands often, and practice safe "social distancing" as best as possible. 

We are trying to keep the church/school facilities clean and safe for the staff who are still working on site -      so we are limiting access to our facilities. 

Call ahead to schedule an appointment to talk with the pastor or the principal. (850) 455-0330  

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



Nursery Area  and Activity Bags are Available
A well provided nursery with a video and audio feed from the sanctuary is available for you and your child's use during the service. Activity bags with items and activities for younger children to use while in the sanctuary are also in the back of the church  - just ask an usher for help. Please return the Activity Bag and its contents to the rack after the service.


Special Worship Service & Events

Sunday Services, Special Services, and other Events for Lent & Holy Week:
are now SUSPENDED until further notice.

We will NOT be holding our Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service on 4/12/2020!

YET ~ we WILL be gathering to hold Easter Services on the next date when we can safely assemble together again!

Please check here often for updates and weekly worship propers and resources.

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

You can find devotional resources and LutheranHour 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, Devotionals, Bible Studies, 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 is operating with distance based education efforts - in cooperation with the civil authority of the State of Florida. Though classes at school are suspended; teachers are teaching and our students are learning. Our  Lutheran School will tentatively resume on Friday 1st of May 2020. The Church OFFICE is open for calls: 8am to 2pm M-F.

This week at Redeemer Lutheran Church: A WORSHIP Packet is being sent out to Members and Friends 4/1

This Packet will contain: The Happy Times Newsletter, A "Special Edition" of Portals of Prayer, 

and the Worship Bulletin for Palm Sunday - with Sermon Summaries for 4/5 and  also

Readings, Sermon Summaries and Prayers for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday - to be used at home. 

Sunday
The Lutheran Hour is broadcast on WCOA 1370AM @ 7:00-7:30am
Also "Attend Worship" today at: www.worshipanew.org .
[ CLICK on the front page of their website to participate in worship - 5th Sunday in Lent ]

THE WORSHIP PROPERS for 4/5 - Palm Sunday & Our Lord's Passion:
John 12:12-19 ( Palm Sunday Procession)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:1 - 27:66
THE INTROIT PSALM - for Palm Sunday (Ps. 24:7-10 / antiphon Ps. 118:26)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! ~ We bless You from the house of the LORD.

Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, ~ that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory? ~ The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD , mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, ~ that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory? ~ The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory! 

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!  ~ We bless You from the house of the LORD.

COLLECT OF THE DAY - for Palm Sunday & The Passion of our Lord:

Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

ORDER OF WORSHIP - LSB: page 151 ; TLH: page. 5

HYMNS for Palm Sunday & The Passion our Lord:

Opening - LSB #442 ; TLH #160 : "All Glory Laud and Honor - to Thee Redeemer King"
Sermon - LSB #423 ; TLH #145 : "Jesus, Refuge of the Weary"
Closing - LSB #420 ; TLH #151 : "Christ, the Life of All the Living"
[ LSB = the "Lutheran Service Book" (2006) ; TLH = "The Lutheran Hymnal" (1941) copyright - 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 the   13th of April 2020

President:  Carolyn Johnson

Vice President:  Warren Paul

Secretary:  Cynthia Henderson

Treasurer:  Sharon Barger

Financial Secretary:  Shirley Forchilli

Board of Christian Education Chair:  Dan Hoffman

Board of Elders Chair:  Neal Smith

Board of Youth Chair:  Melanie Cole

Evangelism Chair:  Jeff Williams

Property & Grounds Chair:  John Guy

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 Springtime Greetings! Welcome to our website!

Our Lord and God is the bringer of Light and the giver of Life! At Lent, we remember that Jesus stands with us as Israel's Messiah, and as the Savior of the nations! Our Lord and Savior has come to us, and has a purpose for all of our connections with each other. Perhaps He brought YOU to this website for a very special reason. We are glad that you are visiting us here! 

The people of Redeemer join with others in prayer - that God would bless and protect our nation's leaders as they manage this epidemic outbreak of Covid-19 "The Coronavirus".  The church leadership here at Redeemer has seen fit to suspend services for the time being, yet we have determined to keep the church open - to provide distance based care and counsel to our community. This we are doing through the internet, phone contacts, and print media resources. If YOU are "stuck 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 when life returns to normal - as we pray that it soon will! The NEXT time that we gather for worship, we WILL celebrate the Resurrection Life & Victory of our Lord Jesus.

Sometime soon, we hope and pray, we will gather on a Sunday morning to celebrate Easter - God's gift of new life to us realized in the Life of His Son: Jesus our Risen Lord! As we live in these "later days", the Holy Spirit sends forth His wonderful gifts to those who desire to know the peace, forgiveness, and healing presence of our Savior. 

Life and well-being have been promised to those who believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God's gifts are shared with all those who gather around His Word for worship. In God's eternal Word, we receive true blessings! Jesus said that His Word and Truth will set us free. And He has promised to meet us here today - just as sure as He first appeared in Israel to heal people and bring them God's kingdom so long ago. Where two or more are gathered in Jesus' name - there HE is also! Our Lord told us so in Matthew 18:19-20 (ESV) "Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.”

Though we are NOW at a distance physically, let us come together in faith, hope, and love. We are here - near God's house, being "Prayerful and Careful" to remain healthy and hopeful during these troubled times. Yet, God IS our ever present Help in trouble (Psalm 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 Grace and Favor of our LORD - found only in Jesus our Savior ~ 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 official newsletter of Redeemer Lutheran Church & School is the "Happy Times."  It is published monthly with submissions deadline of 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, you must send it to the church office via the E-Mail address: redeemerpensacola@yahoo.com. If YOU would like to receive a copy, let us know! 


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