Church Blog

Easter Choir

Rehearsals for the Easter Choir will be after Wednesday services starting 3/27. If you are interested in participating contact Sandra! or join us at 7:15pm. Singers from youth to adult are welcome, including non-Redeemer members and those who are new to our choir. 


4th Annual Preschool Jog-a-thon

The 4th Annual Jog-a-Thon will be held March 21st and 22nd. By sponsoring the Jog-A-Thon, your generous, tax-deductible donation will help make it possible for the children to enjoy updated playground equipment, maintain high quality learning materials in the classrooms, and upgrade classroom technology and the staff computer lab. To donate, contact the Preschool Front Office or visit: https://www.redeemerjogathon.org/. If you would like to help greet or serve refreshments during the Jog-a-thon, contact the church office!



Women in Mission – April 2019

On Tuesday, April 9th, join Lutheran Women in Mission (LWM) for refreshments at 9:15, a business meeting at 9:30 and then at 10:30, a presentation by Next Step Service Dogs. This program provides service to veterans, active military and first responders with PTSD. The program will describe the treatment/training, and share success stories of over 500 working service dogs nationwide. There will be a meet and greet with the dogs as well. All are invited to attend! “therefore comfort one another…” 1 Thessalonians . 4:18.


Mission Minute – March 2019

Your Mission Fund donation for February went to both the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, and to Wilson Vai.

The Lutheran Heritage Foundation is a mission organization dedicated to translating, publishing, distributing, and introducing confessional Lutheran materials worldwide. Over 587 titles have been printed in 72 different languages with many more in process. Published resources are used by pastors, seminary students, missionaries, and churches worldwide including in the United States to reach out to ethnic populations.
 
Wilson Vai is a Lutheran Field Monitor working with the Lutheran Refugee Congregation who has requested assistance in building a shelter for the kids. Wilson said, “The children are my priority, I have to find them better area to stay to be healthy.” He wrote from Liberia. 
 
Heidi Hill from Birth Choice called on February 20 and said she received a donation and wanted to express her thanks. Birth Choice was your January Mission Fund recipient. 
Thank you for generously supporting these worthy charities. Contact: Linda


Lent Devotionals

Centuries before Christ, God was preparing the way for His Son’s arrival. From mankind’s original sin through the children of Israel’s on-again, off-again obedience, God was faithful, honoring his promise to Eve (Genesis 3:15), which first pointed to Jesus. In People of the Passion, you will see God working through the lives of ordinary people to achieve His ultimate aim; our salvation.  If you would like to read, or listen to, these devotions during Lent, you can do so at Lutheran Hour Ministries. Printed copies will also be available in the lobby.


Family Dinners

 
Let us do the cooking! Before the Wednesday evening Lent services we will be having Family Dinners at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. A freewill offering will support our Youth Ministry. Each week we will have a different theme, including a Salad Bar, Burrito Bar, Baked Potato Bar, Picnic Cookout, and a Pasta Night. Dates are March 13-April 10. Join us!


Baptism Class

Do you know someone who missed the last baptism class? Pastor Augie will be holding the next baptism preparation class on Saturday, March 16th at 10am.  This is a no obligation instructional class, and a great way to get questions answered and find out if baptism is for you.  Why not invite your friends and attend with them? Contact Rachelle in the office to register.


Ash Wednesday

Join us March 6th at 6:30 pm for a service of repentance including Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. This service kicks off the season of Lent and our new message series, “Love is.”


Two Table Bridge Group-Mar 2019

The New Year for the group began with a mutually agreed upon change as we recognized returning to our respective homes on a Friday afternoon left much to be desired.  The traffic is becoming heavier and timing is of the essence. 
 
We met on the 4th Friday of the month,  February 22,  at 11 AM and we chose Snacks and Bridge rather than Dessert at mid-noon and it is a good plan.  Anyone interested in playing bridge is welcome and letting the Bridge Coordinator know is the only requirement.  We meet in members homes and we always need substitute players.
 
Snacks were served for everyone to enjoy at the home of Faye Bacon and playing bridge began upon the arrival of all players.  Ruth Russell scored high score followed by second high scorer, the hostess.  Alice Lehmann rejoiced because she went home with her early-on investment and we understand Buck was impressed. 
 
March 22nd, we will play at the home of Carolyn Schmaltz at 11 AM. Why not give yourself a treat, if you like bridge,  call: Faye Bacon at 760-707-6677 or e-mail baconfaye3@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you; we come together as friends and we enjoy the Christian Fellowship and Friendships as a result.
Faye Bacon
Bridge Coordinator


Birthday Group – March 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Buck Lehmann, Rachelle Iadicicco and Evonne Salyer on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at Dini’s Bistro.  It was the day of the major storm and we stayed dry despite rainwater seeping in from the patio.  A good time was had by all, especially the birthday celebrants themselves.  We contributed one hundred ($100) dollars to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital. And we meet again at Dini’s Bistro, by the Sea in Carlsbad, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, to be exact, on THURSDAY, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the birthdays of George Ann Barnes, Dave Berrier Louise Dockerty (unable to attend) Di Haarmeyer, Rich Sherwood and Gayle Timken.
 
Lunches range from twelve to eighteen ($12-18) dollars.  In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Dogs for Better Lives, a facility that trains dogs to help hearing impaired and/or autistic people.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.  


Free to be Faithful – March 2019

The Free to be Faithful / Salt & Light group recognizes and rejoices in the fact that this great country of ours began by first humbling themselves before God. No other nation had proclaimed that our inalienable rights came from God and not man. Secondly, that our birth and growth as a nation has been richly blessed by God. And third, that our cherished nation is today turning away from God’s Truths. So, what is at stake? Educator and historical author during the American Revolution, Jedidiah Morse, aptly put his finger on it when he said, “In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government and all the blessings which flow from them must fall with them.” The Free to be Faithful / Salt & Light group currently is offering enlightening presentations of the connections between government and God’s Truths every 2nd and 4th Sundays between 1st and 2nd service. Make a habit of joining us regularly. Contact Jerry or Dan for more information.


Christian Stewardship

What a name -“steward”!  Do you know its history?  The word originally was a combination of two old English words “sty” and “ward.”  A sty-ward was a keeper of the pigsty. But in the course of centuries it graduated to a loftier position, the keeper of a lord’s estate. What a history!  God found men in the grime and gutter and has elevated them in Christ to become His stewards. Surely no Christian would want to miss the glory of living such a life. Stewardship is viewed by many in our circles as a way of raising money rather than a way of life.
 
Luther defies stewardship by saying that Christ suffered and died for me in order “that I may be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him…,”. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “For me to live is Christ…He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again….  Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
 
The stewardship life of Christians is the work of the spirit through the gospel. The investment of one’s entire life for Christ, the dedication of one’s time, talent, and treasure, are so closely related.  Where people are won to give  generously of their time and ability, they are more ready to give generously of their means.
 
Stewardship as a way of Life…Your Stewardship Steering Team


Easter Lilies

All praises to Christ our King!  As we look forward to celebrating Christ’s resurrection, it is time to start planning for the day.  Again, we will be ordering Easter lilies to decorate our church.   The cost is $8.00 each.  If you wish to donate money to fund this part of the celebration, make your check payable to Redeemer by the Sea and note that it is for Easter lilies.  After the last Easter service, you may pick up your lily.  Thank you in advance for your participation! Contact Di Haarmeyer for more information.


The Summit – April 2019

The Summit will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine from 9:00am – 3:00pm.   This fun event is for 4th, 5th & 6th Graders filled with active learning, meaningful games & activities, singing & service opportunities for everyone!  This year’s theme is based on Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do”.  Registration is $45 due by March 3rd.  Contact Rhonda for more information!


Wednesday Women’s Bible Study

Starting on February 27th, at 9:15a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, we will begin 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. Our inheritance is imperishable, undefiled and unfading. YES! Sign up on your connection card. Contact Evelyn Meyer for questions.



Women in Mission

On Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30am Lutheran Women in Mission (LWM) will be hosting LuAnn Goedert in “A Walk Through the Carrot Patch”. This tasty food demonstration will feature carrots. You won’t want to miss out! Business Meeting at 9:30. Contact Mary Ann Meinardus for more information.


Communion Preparation

Redeemer by the Sea is looking for volunteers to help prepare Holy Communion for 2019. Communion is an extremely important part of worship and is a fulfilling way to serve our Lord. A commitment of 2 times a year is preferred, and training is provided. If you are interested in serving, or have any questions, contact Hilda.


2019 Flower Chart

If you would like to provide the flowers for the altar in 2019, please see the calendar on the bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs – or contact Kay to check the date. Cost is $17.50 for one and $35 for both. Pick up an envelope for your donation for the flowers so it will be printed in the announcements.


Women in Mission – Feb 2019

On Tuesday, February 12th at 10:30am Lutheran Women in Mission (LWM) will be hosting Heidi Hill, CEO of Birth Choice. Birth Choice is a pro-life, non-profit organization founded in 1987 that provides resources and counseling for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Following the program, a service project for the children of “new” resident parent of “Solutions for Change” will take place. Come join us! Our programs are open to both men and women. Contact Mary Ann for more information. Business meeting for women at 9:30am.


Birthday Group – Feb 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Jan Bishop and Erika Reiswig at Dini’s Bistro. It was a warm sunny day and the doors were open to the patio so we could hear the surf (when the traffic didn’t drown it out) as well as watch the waves. We ate at smaller, intimate tables which everyone seemed to enjoy. Congratulations to Ann Doering and Minerva Brown for winning the bottles of wine lottery.
 
And we meet again at Dini’s Bistro, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, on February 14 at 11:30 to celebrate birthdays of Buck Lehmann, Rachelle Iadicicco and Evonne Salyer. Lunches range from twelve to eighteen ($12-18) dollars. In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital. Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman or 760-721-6674