Weekly Worship Service Hours

Worship on Sunday - through the end of June:
8:00AM & 10:30AM 

Sunday School:
September - May:  9:30AM POSTPONED
June - August:  8:30AM  Postponed for now

Redeemer Lutheran Church is pleased and excited to announce that 
"IN-PERSON" worship will resume
This WEEKEND  ~ 31st of May 2020
at 8:00AM and 10:30AM

With a Sunrise style service, OUTDOORS:
Carefully prepared and Physically distanced!

Masks ARE encouraged - but are NOT required at our in-person Sunday services. Please respect other folks personal space and safety though. 

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


There will be NO Breakfast.  If you need the facilities - the Activity Hall will be opened.

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 going to hospital - PLEASE CALL US for prayer and care! 

If you are well, but feel vulnerable - PLEASE STAY AT HOME as much as possible, yet you can call us if you need counsel, or if you want devotional items while sheltering at home. 

IF coming to church during weekdays - to pick up something, or to 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. Wear a mask too ~ it can help to protect other folks. Masks ARE encouraged - but are NOT required at our in-person Sunday church services. Please respect other folks personal space and safety though. REMEMBER - to remain, "Prayerful & Careful" as we gather again!  

We are trying to keep the church/school facilities clean and safe for the staff who are still working on site - so we are still limiting access to our church and school facilities. 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. Our Lord bless and keep you and your family as we all get through this - Pastor Cole

The Nursery Area and Activity Bags are NOT available for use at this time.
But when we return to normal services; a well provided nursery with a video and audio feed from the sanctuary will be 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 remain in the back of the church. Please return these items to the rack when they are used. Thank You! 
Special Worship Service & Events

Christ Jesus IS Risen! Alleluia!

We are pleased and excited to announce that “IN-PERSON” Sunday Morning Worship will resume THIS WEEKEND     31 May 2020     8:00AM and 10:30AM
Sunrise style worship is OUTDOORS: Carefully prepared and Physically distanced!
There will be NO Easter Breakfast.  If you need the facilities, the Activity Hall will be open for use.

If you are not able to attend, or still feel vulnerable going out - that's okay with us! Please check your email for a link sent by the church that will take you to a video of a brief worship service for the weekend.  It will follow the service that you have been sent in our recent mailings. If you haven't received one ~ call us. Pastor Cole

Also: You can check out Pastor Cole's devotional posts on his personal Facebook Page: 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, 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 have been suspended for the remainder of this 2019/2020 year; teachers ARE teaching and our students are learning by distance education at home!  Our Lutheran School will resume classes this coming August for the 2020/2021 school year! The Church & School OFFICES are both still open to receive calls. The Church Office is being staffed, by either the church secretary or pastor, from 8am to 3pm : Monday thru Friday

This current week at Redeemer: A mailing for Pentecost is being sent out to Members & Friends 5/27

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

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

Sunday
The Lutheran Hour is broadcast on WCOA 1370AM @ 7:00-7:30am

Also "Attend Worship" this Sunday at: Worship Anew [ To participate: go "CLICK" on the Live Link in the section ABOVE this: {Special Worship Service & Events}]

ORDER OF WORSHIP - The Festival of Pentecost 5/31 ~ LSB: page 184 ; TLH - pg 15.

THE WORSHIP PROPERS -The Pentecost Sunday: "The Sending of The Spirit - our Comforter " Psalm 104 Numbers 11:24-29 Acts 2:1-21 John 7:37-39

COLLECT OF THE DAY -
Almighty Father and Lord of Life, through Your Son Jesus, You have put down death and overcome the power of the grave. And You have opened the gate of everlasting life to us. We humbly pray that we may live in righteousness and purity before You, this day and forever. As we celebrate the day of Your Son's resurrection, may we also be raised with Him from darkness to light, and be brought to life eternal by Your life-giving Spirit. Grant us in our day - the same Spirit poured out on Your people at Pentecost, that by Him - we may have a right understanding in all things, and live with His holy consolation forevermore. This we ask through Jesus Christ - our Living Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.   Amen!

HYMNS for Culmination of Easter and The Sunday of Pentecost : Opening Song - LSB #477 : "Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven ~ (Ode to Joy) " Hymn of Praise- LSB #506 (vs. 1, 2, 4) : "Glory Be to God The Father" ; Hymn of the Day - LSB #461 (vs. 1, 7. 8) : "Crown Him with Many Crowns" Closing Hymn - LSB #825 : "Rise, Shine, You People" [ 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   8th of June 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 Easter Greetings! Welcome to our website! 

CHRIST JESUS IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! 

Our Lord and God is the bringer of Light and the giver of Life!               At Easter, we rejoice that "Jesus LIVES!" and so reigns as Israel's Messiah, and THE Savior of the nations! Our Lord and Savior IS our Redeemer, and has a purpose for all of our connections with each other. Perhaps He brought YOU to this website for a very special reason today. We are glad that you are visiting us here! 


During this Holy Season -the people of Redeemer join with others in prayer - that God would bless, give us life, and protect us and 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 "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 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 (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 Grace and Favor of our Risen LORD ~ 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 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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