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What I Love About Redeemer – October

From the little ones learning about the handiwork of God’s creation and all the animals on Noah’s Ark (the picture to the left is a project that the pre-K through 4th grade Sunday School kids worked on this summer) …  to the high school students enjoying an overnight lock-in at church and discussing the nuances of loving your neighbor in the way that Christ intended … there’s a unifying theme:  The Truth of God’s Word experienced in a personal way with friends and peers at your side along the journey. At Redeemer, we’re relational.  This is an important aspect of our ministry.  It means to us that people matter and relationships matter.  They matter to God.  When God created the first human being, He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18).  Then when man’s sin caused distance between God and mankind, The Father sent His Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die so that we would once again be restored in our relationship with God (Romans 5:10) – as well as in our relationships with one another (2 Corinthians 13:11). Though this restoration won’t be realized worldwide until our Lord returns, at Redeemer we enjoy this restoration and the presence of the Kingdom of God among us now.  It’s a beautiful thing and one of the things I love about Redeemer! I look forward to sharing with you more of what I love about Redeemer.  In the meantime, I encourage you to search through some of the articles, resources, references and links that we provide.  We don’t want to overload you with information, but we do want to help you get connected.  After all – you have a million places that you can get information … but we want to help you get connected to God, to His Family, and to His Purpose for your Life.  We call that WORSHIP – GROW – and SERVE.  That’s what we’re doing at Redeemer … and I love it! And I’d love for you to join us.   If I can answer any questions you might have or be of assistance in any way just let me know!  I’d love to chat with you. May the Lord bless and keep you! Pastor Augie

Birthday Group

THURSDAY, September 6 was a warm, sunny day and we celebrated the birthdays of Suzanne Hanthorn and Bettye and Don Howard at Mimi’s Café.  We all got into the restaurant despite the fact that the parking lot was being repaved.  The birthday celebrants were treated with a strawberry/blueberry short cake with ice cream that was far too large for any one person, so it was shared with the entire group.  We always share the birthday desserts anyway but this time we had a serious reason.

The meal was finished, dessert served, checks distributed and negotiated and still we stayed on to Fellowship with one another.   It was a lovely day.  We contributed one hundred ($100) dollars to the Concordia Fund at Concordia University – Irvine.We meet again on FRIDAY, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Hacienda de Vega, 5806 Van Allen Way in Carlsbad (the corner of College and Faraday) to celebrate the birthdays of Jo Brandt, Erika Burke, Ann Doering and Paul Lahr.  Lunches range from eight ($8) to ($15) dollars. In addition to your lunch, we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, an association offering getaway time and counseling to pastors and their spouses. Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman,, 760-721-6674.   

Hiding from God

On Sunday we saw that Adam and Eve went into shame and hiding when they went against God’s command.  In church-terms, we call this “The Fall of mankind.”  What do you do when you fall?  Do you hide from God in shame?  In this message of the GENESIS series, I suggest that there’s a better way … Click HERE to hear the whole message. 

Genesis 3:8 “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”

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