Board of Elders
The Board of Elders is responsible for the spiritual welfare of all members of our congregation. This begins with overseeing the spiritual and physical well-being of the Pastor and other called staff. It includes the supervision of congregational worship and the organizations of the church. An elder is assigned to every member of the congregation for individual concerns and attention.
Board of Fellowship
Our function includes: encouraging a family spirit among congregational members, planning and implementing Fellowship events throughout the year in coordination with other boards and members.
We also oversee the kitchen and serving groups and ask for volunteers for fun fellowship events.
If you find yourself volunteering at Redeemer, you will receive the blessings of serving the Lord as well as getting to know other church members and have a lot of fun!
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” (1 Timothy 6:18)
LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League)
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) with a membership of over 250,000, is the official women’s organization of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The LWML focuses on affirming each woman in her relationship with Christ to enable her to be in ministry among the people of the world. For 60 years the organization has been encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to financially support global missions.
The Missions Grant Goal is set at each biennial convention by the voting assembly. It is funded by the members and other supporters through monetary gifts placed into LWML Mite boxes as a thank offering to God and with a prayer for our worldwide missions. Contributions collected by local societies, or at zone or district events are sent to the district treasurer. The monies are divided 75% for the district mission goal and 25% for the LWML mission goal.
At Redeemer, the three Circles and other members of the LWML contribute their mites for missions. Cheryl Pankow serves as treasurer and sends the mites to the district. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact Cheryl Pankow.
This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month – September through June. The meeting begins at 9:00am and is held at Redeemer. The Bible Study is usually taken from the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly. Projects vary from year to year. Although they usually buy Bibles for the children going into 3rd grade. Last year they made layettes to give to newborns that had no clothes to wear home from the hospital. One year school supplies were packed and given to children who had no supplies. For more information about Martha Circle, call the president Lenora Neuman or the secretary Charlene Smith.
This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm. The meetings are held at the homes of the members and begin with a Bible study. After the study the business meeting is held. This is followed by a light lunch. This group notes special needs during the year and then makes a contribution or helps in some way. For more information about the Naomi Circle, call the church office.
This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. The Bible lesson is taken from the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly. After the business meeting coffee is served. Sometime during the fall of the year, they prepare a Hot Dish supper. Posters are always made and distributed so that the time and date is known. For more information about the Ruth Circle call the Chairperson, Sharon Jergenson, or Mabel Thompson.
This group meets from January through May at Redeemer. They meet every Tuesday beginning at 12:30pm and going to 4:00pm. Many beautiful quilts are made every year. Some of them are given to agencies in this community who distribute bedding to the needy. The rest of the quilts are sent to 3rd world countries. For more information on quilt making call Charlene Smith or Mabel Thompson. More volunteers are always needed.