Church Blog

Bike Repair / Assembly

Our Jr & Sr High group are scheduled to help out the Community Resource Center putting bicycles together and whatever else they need on Saturday Dec. 8th in the morning (Exact time to be determined).  This will be at the Del Mar fairgrounds, and they have an area for bicycles and putting holiday baskets together for domestic violence victims and the homeless. 
 
If you would like to help with this wonderful service opportunity, please email Elizabeth so she can let them know the number of people in the group.  Thank you to Elizabeth for organizing this event!


Youth Christmas Party

Join us for an evening of fun! Pizza and soda will be provided, please bring a veggie, snack or dessert to share. Bring a $10 wrapped gift for a gift exchange.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at church. Register HERE.


Ladies Christmas Dinner

“A Majestic Evening” on Tues., Dec. 11th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Come and join us for an evening that includes
   1) $20 gift exchange
   2) Christmas caroling
   3) $1/ticket raffle for the table centerpieces- proceeds benefiting Solutions for Change bag intake items and
   4) Fantastic food!!!
God comes in awesome majesty.” Job 37:22
Potluck Dinner-sign up is on the counter in the lobby.


Christmas Dinner

Mark your calendar for the Christmas dinner on Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Shadow Ridge Country Club. Meal will be a sit down turkey dinner with salad and dessert. Cost is $25.00 per person – RSVP by Nov. 25th. Please make checks payable to Redeemer By the Sea with Christmas Dinner in the memo and place in the offering plate. Ride sharing available.



Decorating for Christmas

On Friday, Nov. 30th at 9:30 am, come and help decorate the church for the coming Christmas Season. MANY helpers are needed, especially to help get on ladders. We should be finished by 11am. Mark your calendar and join us. 


Poinsettias

On November 30th, the church will be decorated for the Christmas season.  You can help embellish our efforts by purchasing poinsettias.  The cost is $8.00 each. Submit your checks to Redeemer by the Sea with “poinsettia” in the memo by Sunday, November 25th.  Contact Di for more information. Thank you for your support!


Operation Christmas Child

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pick up a box to fill in the lobby. Return your filled box to the Chick-fil-A in Encinitas by Nov 17th and receive a free original or grilled Chicken Sandwich. Or return them to Redeemer by Nov. 18th. 


Devotional Journaling

Would you like to learn about a devotional practice that uses the Portals of Prayer (or any other daily devotional you already use)? Join us on Nov. 18th at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. Supplies will be provided! 


What I Love About Redeemer

– Being Surrounded by Smiles!

You’ve heard it said that Disneyland is “The Happiest Place on Earth,” right? Well, usually I say that about our Kindergarten and Preschool at Redeemer! You can decide for yourself which is in first place, but whenever I walk around our school … whether it’s in the art room, playground, classrooms or office area … I see the same thing – smiles! The students are happy, the teachers are happy, and the parents are happy. It is such a blessing to know that Redeemer by the Sea ministers to more than 200 children and their families with the love of Jesus Christ; and that God’s love is flowing through us to them.
 
That’s probably because of the underlying Christian philosophy of our school.  This is from the About Us page on the school website: 
 
Our intention is to provide daily opportunities for spiritual enrichment and guidance that builds a foundation of faith.  This happens in and outside of planned instruction.  Our teachers look for and welcome opportunities to teach children about Jesus, His love for us, and our need and desire to serve Him.
 
One of the things I LOVE about Redeemer is being surrounded by the smiles of all the teachers, parents and students at our school in a loving Christ-centered environment.
 
But, our school is not the only place you can see smiles at Redeemer.  On Sunday mornings, I see smiles on the faces of our choir members, praise team musicians and singers.  I see them on our elders, ushers, readers and greeters.  
 
I see them as people gather outside around freshly prepared coffee and pastries.   I see them on the faces of the children in our Sunday School and youth programs.  And I see them as people gather through the week around the Word in their homes, or out in the community serving and gathering as friends.  We are literally surrounded by smiles at Redeemer … and I LOVE it!  
 
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? – 1 Thessalonians 2:19
 
What do you love about Redeemer?  Drop me a line and let me know!
 
Joyfully serving Jesus with you,
 
Pastor Augie


Mission Minute

In October your Mission Fund contribution of $750 went to Christian Solidarity International (CSI), an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI is currently the only organization working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese forced into slavery by government-backed forces during the Sudanese civil war.
Read more about the critical work of CSI HERE  and see the important video HERE.

Thank you, and if you would like to insure that Redeemer by the Sea continues to make monthly contributions to worthy charities, you can designate your offering by marking “Missions” on your envelope or check.

Linda Staehr
Evangelism & Missions Chair