In The Event Of Inclement Weather ...

It is possible that services & activites could be cancelled because of inclement weather. If the pastors & elders decide to cancel, here is how you can find out :

1. Closing information will be submitted to KCRG - TV 9, KWWL - TV 7, KGAN - TV 2 & on the radio at 92.9 KATFM & 1490 WDBQ.

2. If you would prefer to receive an email, please let the church office know at so we can update our contact lists.


Church Office Hours Changing

Effective immediately, the church office will be open Tuesday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  FRIDAYS WILL NOW BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please call the church office with any questions or concerns.  588 - 1247.  Thank you.


Appointments with the Pastors

Our Pastors welcome individual appointments with our members & are thankful for each visit! Unfortunately, our Pastors do not have their schedules in front of them after worships services on Wed & Sun, & do not want to lose track of your request, or double - book  themselves. Please call the church office at 588 - 1247 during office hours to schedule an appointment. We appreciate your assistance with this matter so that we are betterable to respond to your requests. 


Cry Room 

We want to make sure everyone knows that the " Cry Room" at the back of the Sanctuary is for families & their young children or infants during service.  We have limited space in this area & need to keep it available for families when they have the need to take their children out of the Sanctuary. Thank you for helping us to keep this space family - friendly.


Advent Service Time :

Dec. 11th - 7:00 pm  Advent. The Our Preschool Students will sing. No Communion

Dec. 18th - 7:00 pm Advent. The Sunday School Christmas program. No Communion

Dec. 24th - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship. No Communion

Dec. 25th - 9:00 am Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion

Dec. 31st - 5:00 pm New Year's Eve Worship with Holy Communion.



Advent Wed evening worship will be held on Dec 11, & 18 at 7:00 pm. We will have a congregational meal starting at 5:30 pm, followed by midweek classes & choir practices.

Our Advent theme this year is "Savior of the Nations Come"


Advent Devotionals 

Higher Things Advent devotional booklets are available on the counter outside the coat room. Pick one up!


Cookie Walk

St. Matthew - Sherrill will be hosting their annual cookie walk on Sat, Dec 7th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Please come to share in the homemade cookies & candy.


Scam Alert

It's been brought to our attention that there is a scam going around our commmunity in which individuals are pretending to be local pastors & emailing congregation members asking for money or gift card donations for various purposes. PLEASE KNOW THAT PASTOR KINCAID & PASTOR CEARLOCK WOULD NEVER EMAIL ANY OF OUR MEMBERS & ASK FOR CASH OR GIFT CARDS. Please be cautious when receiving emails or phone calls from anyone asking for money or personal information from you. If you believe you have been the victim of one of these scams, please contact your local authorities to file a police report. 


Welcome Center Team

We are looking for additional individuals & familes to participate in this ministry. Please contact the church office at 588 - 1247 for more information!


Voter's Meeting

All members are encouraged to attend!


Altar Flowers

Do not forget to sign up to place flowers on the altar for 2020 before your special date is taken! The chart can be found on the bulletin board by the restrooms. Cost per bouquet is $20. & you will receive a notice for payment in your mailbox. Please consider signing up for in Jan - we still need flowers for the 5th, 19th & 26th!

Looking ahead to Feb, we still need flowers for every Sunday.


Food Pantry

It's time to restore the food pantry! Please consider bringing in non - expired, non - perishable items including macaroni & cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, canned veggies, baked beans, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, etc. We also accept household items such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, & paper goods. All donations can be left in the shopping cart by the mailboxes. We appreciate your generosity during this Christmas season!


Youth Group

The registration for the Higher Things is open. The conference is July 7th - 10th. Contact church office with any questions & to register at 588 - 1247 

Sunday School Christmas Program

The Sunday School Christmas Program will be Wed, Dec 18th at 7:00 pm.  

All Sunday school - aged children ages 3 - High School, Please sign up across from the mailboxes!

1st rehearsal will begin Sun, Dec 8th following late service with Pizza lunch being served - $3. donation is requested to cover the cost.

2nd rehearsal will be  Dec 15th, following the 2nd service with a light lunch being served.

Please plan on participating even if you can't make it to both rehearsals. If you can play an instrument, please contact the church office if you wish to share your music abilities. There is a part for everyone to play!

Gingerbread House building will be Dec 8th - we are in need of a volunteer to coordinate this activity. Please contact the church office if you are interested! Sign - up on the table across the church mailboxes to help & provide materials. 


Charity Guild

The Charity Guild will meet on Tues, Dec 10th at 6:00 pm in the Solarium.  Jan. meeting will be held Jan 28th at 6:30 pm in the Solarium.

All are welcome to join us!


Luther Manor Bible Study

Starting Dec 3rd there will be a new bible study at Luther Manor from 10:00am - 10:45 am. This will meet every Tues. expect on Dec 24th  & 31st. Meet again on Jan 7th, 2020. 

All members are welcome.


Women In The Word 

Women in the Word welcomes all women, we meet twice a month, the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, at 9:00 am in the Solarium.

Childcare is not provided but children are invited to join you. Please feel welcome to attend whenever your schedule allows. Questions please contact church office, 588 - 1247.



Dec. 7 - 11:00 am we will meet at Happy Joes for our Christmas Luncheon. A short business meeting will be held to decide on where to distribute our love gifts. Please bring ideas with you.

Jan. 11 - 10:00 am Board Meeting. Meet at church in the solium to decide on Themes, Bible Passage, & Agenda for the 2020 calendar year.


All women of the congregation are invited to join us! We meet on Saturday Mornings so working women can have a chance to be a part of the LWML. Please watch monthly newsletter for dates & times as they may vary from month to month.


A Christmas Lute Concert

A concert on Sun, Dec 15th at 6:00 pm. The program will include Christmas hymns & carols arranged for the lute. All are invited to attend.



Singing at Services :

Dec. 8th - Senior Choir

Dec. 15th - Junior Choir

Dec. 22nd - Tone Chimes

Dec. 24th - Junior Choir 5:00 pm Service, Senior Choir 7:00 pm Service

Dec. 25th - Senior Choir


If you, or a group  would like to sing a song during church service, feel free to contact the church office, 588 - 1247 . 


Senior Choir is always open for new singers, High School age & up. We meet Wed at 6 pm, in the Sanctuary to practice, sing twice per month at both services, & at special services. Contact the church office    


** Attention Junior Choir & Junior Choir Parents **

Junior Choir is held every Wed  eveing from 5:25 - 5:55 pm, Sept - May; however, during the month of Dec, when Advent starts, we practice from 5:00 - 5:30 pm with the Advent meal at 5:30 pm. We sing 1 Sunday a month, however for Dec we will sing twice. Christmas Eve the Junior choir will sing at the 5:00 pm service. Please let Director know if your child will not be in attendance. We practice before early church at 7:35 am & for 2nd service we sing the Call to Worship so that your child may then leave without staying for 2 services.

On Christmas Eve we will practice at 4:15 pm.

Remember during the coming winter months, if schools are cancelled, so is Junior Choir. Please contact Director or church office 588 -1247 if in doubt or have any questions.

Children of reading age  - 8th grade are encouraged to join us. We will provide a scheule with dates that the choir will sing, but may be subject to change. Be flexiable as there may be a time that the choirs may have to switch Sundays for singing. We will keep you posted.

We look forward to having your child join us to make beautiful music to our Lord!  


There will be no Tone Chimes Choir practice on Dec 23rd or 30th, 2019. 

We need more adults & youth to complete the choir. We practice on Mondays  from 4:30 - 5:15 pm, just 45 minute weekly practice in preparation for a Christmas performance. Please contact the church office at 588 - 1247 if you are interested in joining the choir.  



Please contact the church office at 588 - 1247 with any questions or concerns.


Mission Of The Month 

December Mission

During the month Dec, Issues, Etc. & Luther Academy will be the recipients of our mission funds. Issues, Etc. is a live radio talk show with two - fold mission. First, to defend & teach the truths rediscovered at the Lutheran Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture & Christ alone. Second, to challenge today's relativistic culture with its unbiblical & illogical ideologies. Luther Academy promotes genuine, confessional Lutheran theology & research through conferences, scholarly exchanges, & publications that assist the church both to preserve & to proclaim to the world the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the only saving faith.

If you wish to contribute to this fund, please place your donation in your regular envelope & mark the "other" line for the mission of the month, & how much you wish to donate. Checks may be made payable to Our Redeemer. Thank you for your generosity! 


St. John's Open Closet Donations

St. John's is currently accepting donations for gently used fall / winter clothing. Please do not leave any more spring / summer clothing at this time.  Donations can be left in the coat room - please be sure to attach a note that it is for St. John's. Thank you for your generosity!



As the holidays approach, please consider a special donation to the preschool. Simply include a donation with your normal envelope contribution & mark the " other" line on the envelope with "preschool scholarship" & indicate the amount you wish to give to Our Redeemer Preschool.


If you would rather purchase something for the classroom, there will be numberous items on our Giving Tree (located outside our classrooms) that you can choose from. These items will be out mid - Nov until Christmas Break. Please return the item along with a monetary donation & we will do the ordering or choose an item that you can buy on your own & return to us. Thank you!


The preschool will be singing at the Dec 11th Advent Service. We look forward to seeing you there!


Preschool Registration For Fall 2020!

Early registration for Our Redeemer Preschool  begins on Jan. 1, 2020 & runs through Jan 31st.

This early registration is open to :

Members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church - Sherrill & St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Students of the preschool in the 19-20 school year

Siblings of current preschool students

Registration opens to the public on Feb. 1st, so register before then to ensure your spot. Please call the church office at 588 -1247 or stop by to pick up registration information.

We offer four sessions of preschool. 

2 day programs are for children who are 3 years old by Sept. 15, 2020, on Mon & Wed from 8:45 - 11:15 am or Tues & Thurs at 8:45 - 11:15 am.

4 day programs are available for children who are 4 or 5 years old by Sept 15, 2020, Mon - Thurs 8:30 -11:30 am or Mon - Thurs 12:30 - 3:30 pm.