Posts from May 2019

Posts from May 2019

May 30, 2019

Dear Friends, Things are about to change.  Including (I hope) one of the reasons why you come to church on Sundays. If you’re a church member at Redeemer, you’ve already demonstrated that you have a bit of a pioneering spirit about you.  And as we get ready to transition to our new church home – our new gospel outpost on David O’Dodd, we’re all going to need to tap into that pioneering spirit in a fresh way. I imagine you come to church each…

May 23, 2019

Dear Friends, Forgive the length, but this is heavy on my heart this week. I was in high school the year that five powerful old white men found something hidden in the US Constitution that no one in almost two centuries had realized was there.  They found a supposed constitutional right to take the life of a human being.  To terminate a pregnancy. It isn’t the first time the US Supreme Court has made a serious mistake.  It’s clear to most people today…

May 16, 2019

Dear Friends, This week, the elders had the opportunity to spend some time with Pastor Bill Elliff from the Summit Church talking about our upcoming transition to a new church home.  We asked him to meet with us to help us think wisely and carefully about this new chapter in the life of our church. More than a decade ago as Redeemer was just beginning, Bill met with a small group of men who were helping lay the foundation for our…

May 9, 2019

Dear Friends, In honor of all moms everywhere, I’ve decided to devote this Mother’s Day week edition of the newsletter to passing along a short list of things moms have said or thought at one time or another.  All have been curated from random websites…    “Silence is golden.  Unless you have kids.  Then silence is suspicious.” “I don’t want to sleep like a baby.  I want to sleep like my husband.” “Sitting by myself in the bathroom with the…

May 2, 2019

Dear Friends, Today is the National Day of Prayer. Do you remember a series of books that were published years ago that captured children’s prayers to God?  They included prayers like these: “Dear God, are you really invisible or is that just a trick?” “Dear God, is it true my father won’t get into Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?” Dear God, thank you for the baby brother.  But what I prayed for was a puppy.”…