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    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:45 AM   

ORELC News

This week's news...


The Church Building is Reopen!

We welcome you back inside the sanctuary each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Divine Worship Service. You may also choose to remain in your vehicle in the church lot while listening on 96.7FM radio. Live Stream is also available.

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Courtesy of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Adult Bible Class

Adult Bible Class

We are please to offer Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM (following the Divine Service) in the sanctuary. Beginning Oct 4th, we will begin a study entitled, "God Connects." We hope you’ll be able to join us!

This class is a great refresher for members, and it also serves as an adult confirmation class to prepare people for membership at Our Redeemer.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

Serving as an Usher

Serving as an Usher

Ushering is an opportunity to serve God by serving His people and is a marvelous way to actively and faithfully participate in the functioning of Our Redeemer Church.

ORELC is actively recruiting more members for our 4 outstanding ushering teams. Please contact the office (232-7575, office@orelc.org) with your willingness to serve in this important role. Open to the men, women and recent confirmands.

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

Stewards Needed!

We are called by the Lord to do his work so that we can continue to be stewards of his creation.

Council members will be completing their term and deserve a peaceful release. We are looking for members to form a nominating committee to assist with filling open positions.

Please contact Jim Ferrara (stewardship@orelc.org) to assist.

Arch Book readers and volunteers needed!  

The Arch Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling the Bible stories in an enjoyable and memorable way. 

Calling all teens, tweens, aunties, uncles, parents and grandparents and anyone who loves the children of Our Redeemer. We hope to record readers reading each of the 12 Bible stories. This is a multifaceted project!

If you know how to set up a YouTube channel, have access to video equipment, know sign language, or like to perform—we need you to make this available to our children. Please see Jamie at the greeters table or email her christianed@orelc.org if you could help or if you wish to contribute towards the purchase of the next set of Arch Books. Sample at the greeters table as you enter the parking lot for service.

Women’s Bible Study

Ladies, all ages, come join us on Wednesdays beginning October 14 at 7pm for the next installment of Our Redeemer’s Women’s Bible Study Group! We are so excited to share that we will be doing a topical study from Concordia Publishing House (CPH.org) entitled, “Waiting, a Bible study on Patience, Hope and Trust” by Sharla Fritz. 

We will do our study entirely on the platform, “Zoom” for the home computer. The study will be recorded each week for those who cannot make it on Wednesdays, so you can follow along on your own time.

Please contact Lay Deacon, Sue Smith ( deacon@orelc.org) to register for the class as soon as possible and reserve your book. Cost of the study guide is $10. This study will help us navigate the strange times we are in, especially while we wait for the Covid vaccine.  

“Be Still and know I am God” Psalm 46:10.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God LSB 657 1-4

A mighty fortress is our God,
    A sword and shield victorious;
He breaks the cruel oppressor’s rod
    And wins salvation glorious.
The old satanic foe
Has sworn to work us woe.
    With craft and dreadful might
    He arms himself to fight.
On earth he has no equal.

No strength of ours can match his might.
    We would be lost, rejected.
But now a champion comes to fight,
    Whom God Himself elected.
You ask who this may be?
The Lord of hosts is He,
    Christ Jesus, mighty Lord,
    God’s only Son, adored.
He holds the field victorious.

Though hordes of devils fill the land
    All threat’ning to devour us,
We tremble not, unmoved we stand;
    They cannot overpow’r us.
Let this world’s tyrant rage;
In battle we’ll engage.
    His might is doomed to fail;
    God’s judgment must prevail!
One little word subdues him.

God’s Word forever shall abide,
    No thanks to foes, who fear it;
For God Himself fights by our side
    With weapons of the Spirit.
Were they to take our house,
Goods, honor, child, or spouse,
    Though life be wrenched away,
    They cannot win the day.
The Kingdom’s ours forever!

Text: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License 

 

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me LSB 761

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure:
Cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy Law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring;
Simply to Thy cross I cling.
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Text: Public domain