Redeemer Lutheran Church  210 Alvarado Dr. SE Albuquerque, NM 87108  Phone:(505)256-9881

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Recorded Services during the Shelter In Place period.


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Holy Week Hymns by Kelly Brown   

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGrOWmX4RNUS-Ix-wjmysSBBu7jdpBk4V



Dear Members and Friends of Redeemer,                                          May 31

 

   WELCOME to Holy Communion!  Let us gathers around Word and Sacrament receiving God’s gifts for us!  It is time to gather in-person to receive God’s blessing in worship!  Please see below the details on how Holy Communion will be served.

   We gather in the main sanctuary for both services Sunday May 31st!   

   ‘Social distancing’ will continue.  Masks or face coverings are required.  Holy Communion will be on May 31st at both services.       

 

   Services found at: www.rlchurch.org  Info check: 256-9881 message & website.

 

In Christ, our risen Savior!

 

Pastor John

 

Restarting Redeemer Worship Service

Following are some ideas are restarting Redeemer worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Attendance: Encourage all members who feel sick not to attend church.

 

Wearing Masks: Everyone must wear masks during the in person service:

1.     Ushers

2.     Pastor and communion assistant during serving of communion.

3.     All attendees/worshipers are required to wear a mask or face-covering.

 

Seating in Church: The main sanctuary should be used for all services and parties of people living in the same household should be separated from other parties by at least 6 feet.  This could mean sitting in every two rows at opposite ends of each row.

 

Greeting: Greeting at the beginning of the service should be done by waving with all parties staying at their respective seating locations.

 

Offering: The offering will be collected in a box in the narthex instead of passing plates during the service.

 

Preparing Communion: Those who prepare the communion meal must wear masks and sanitize hands.

 

Serving Communion:

1.     Both pastor and the communion assistant must wear masks and sanitize hands at the altar immediately before serving communion.

2.     Serve communion at center aisle on the bottom of the steps.

3.     Have each party of people living in the same household come to communion separately with at least 6 feet between parties.

4.     The communion assistant should place the bread in each member’s hand without touching hands.

5.     Pastor should take the wine glass out of the tray and give it to each member.

6.     Pastor and the communion assistant should serve each other communion after everyone else so that they can remove their masks.

Frequency of Communion: Communion will be served only once per month in May to minimize contact between people. (Future frequency: to be decided.)

Snacks After Service: No snacks or coffee will be served before and after services.

 

The Meyer Minute for May 28, 2020 [Thoughts on Worship & what is missing.]

   Do you remember staying home from grade school because you were sick? If it was for several days, like when I had chicken pox or scarlet fever, my mom would go to school and get my assignments. What puzzled me was that I spent an hour or so doing homework. Why, then, am I spending six hours in school? The answer: Being together with classmates and learning about life from our teacher.

   I have the same feeling now. Shut down at home, teaching and meeting virtually is very efficient. Get on Zoom, have your meeting, and then close out the program. Worshipping on line gives me more time too. No need to put on suit and tie (I haven’t adjusted to casual clothes for church), just watch the 45 minute stream, close out and go do whatever I want. Why not keep this up? Answer: Togetherness.

   The Creator made us social beings. Think about the Ten Commandments. Except for the First, which is about our relationship to God, all the other commandments have a social dimension. Think about the Lord’s Prayer. “Our Father” it begins, not “my Father.” The prayer has plurals. “Give us this day our daily bread,” and so on. The pandemic reminds us not to take physical closeness for granted. We were made to be together.

   Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World is a new book by Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States. I haven’t read the book but did read a review by Matthew Rees of Dartmouth University (Wall Street Journal, May 26; A15). One study says 61% of Americans “feel lonely or socially isolated….” A lonely person feels shame, which Dr. Murthy says “can wreak havoc on our physical and emotional lives”… and creates “a cascade of consequences for the individual and for society.”

   “At a time when technology supposedly fosters new levels of interpersonal connectivity, how did we get to this place?” More important, how do we get out of this place? The reviewer says Dr. Murthy “does describe organizations and initiatives focused on overcoming the differences between people and deepening their bonds.” Isn’t that what your congregation does? Gathered together before God, we learn how to interact with other people and together pray to our Father. The Gospel of Jesus is not a virtual experience. It’s flesh and blood Good News for us creatures, shared within our church family and inviting all lonely people to His love.

Devotional readings from the Psalms:

__  Psalm 111 WHY praise God!

__  Psalm 112 WHY praise God!

__  Psalms 113 WHY praise God!

__  Psalms 114  History teaches: praise!

__  Psalms 115  History teaches: praise!

__  Psalms 116  History teaches: praise!

__  Psalms 117  Love’s faithful status: forever!

__  Psalms 118  Love s good status: forever!

__  Psalms 119: 1-8 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 9-16  A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 17-24 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 25-32 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 33-40 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 41-48 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 49-56 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 57-64 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 65-72 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 73-80 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 81-88 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 89-96 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 97-104 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 105-112 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 113-120 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 121-128   Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 129-136 A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 137-144  A Love Song to God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 145-152   A Love Song

__  Psalms 119: 153-160    God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 119: 161-168   A Love Song to

__  Psalms 119: 169-176   God’s Guidance!

__  Psalms 120  WHAT do pilgrims say!?

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Please join us for in-person Bible Study:

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Room # 11, ‘office entrance’  “Time of Turmoil: 1 Samuel!”

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FREE COFFEE & DONUTS MINISTRY

date & time: The last Monday of every month, 9:00am

 
May 25, 2020

Come join in on this community fellowship with our neighbors!

Come to the northwest entrance, across from the Post Office

We will be offering coffee, donuts, oatmeal, and fellowship!

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Restarting Redeemer Worship Service

Following are some ideas are restarting Redeemer worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendance: Encourage all members who feel sick not to attend church.

Wearing Masks Everyone must wear masks during the in person service:

  1. Ushers
  2. Pastor and communion assistant during serving of communion.
  3. All attendees/worshipers are required to wear a mask or face-covering.

Seating in Church: The main sanctuary should be used for all services and parties of people living in the same household should be separated from other parties by at least 6 feet.  This could mean sitting in every two rows at opposite ends of each row.

Greeting: Greeting at the beginning of the service should be done by waving with all parties staying at their respective seating locations.

Offering: The offering will be collected in a box in the narthex instead of passing plates during the service.

Preparing Communion: Those who prepare the communion meal must wear masks and sanitize hands.

Serving Communion:

  1. Both pastor and the communion assistant must wear masks and sanitize hands at the altar immediately before serving communion.
  2. Serve communion at center aisle on the bottom of the steps.
  3. Have each party of people living in the same household come to communion separately with at least 6 feet between parties.
  4. The communion assistant should place the bread in each member’s hand without touching hands.
  5. Pastor should take the wine glass out of the tray and give it to each member.
  6. Pastor and the communion assistant should serve each other communion after everyone else so that they can remove their masks.

Frequency of Communion: Communion will be served only once per month in May to minimize contact between people. (Future frequency: to be decided.)

Snacks After Service: No snacks or coffee will be served before and after services.

 


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When we are no longer asked to "Stay at Home"  we will enjoy the following Bible Studies.


BIBLE STUDIES: (1 hour long)

Sundays, 10:30 am, Room # 11,‘office entrance’ “Bible Passages for us!”

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Room # 11, ‘office entrance’  “Time of Turmoil: 1 Samuel!”

 

HC = Holy Communion offered at this service. Most of the time we alternate weekly between the 9:00 and the 11:30 services.
Background watercolor by Willard Schroeder, a former member of Redeemer who has gone on to heaven.


Bible Studies & Classes!

 

Sunday School – classes for the younger ages available on Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 

                                Call Church  Office   505-256-9881

 Sunday Adult Bible Class – studying passages of the Bible on Sundays, 10:15am.

  Tuesday Evenings Bible Class with the Pastor - Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm...

                               Meet in room 11.  



FREE COFFEE & DONUTS MINISTRY

date & time: The last Monday of every month, 9:00am

 
May 25, 2020

Come join in on this community fellowship with our neighbors!

Come to the northwest entrance, across from the Post Office

We will be offering coffee, donuts, oatmeal, and fellowship!

                     


office email:rlchurch@rlchurch.org  Pastor John Heffelfinger email:pastor@rlchurch.org