The busy season is upon us! Join us for a variety of programming opportunities, as Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas approach!
Sunday, October 23rd at 4:00pm, Pastor Trina Johnsten was formally installed as our called lead pastor. It was a wonderful event of worship and praise! Here’s to many years as partners in ministry together!
The season has begun and the church is abuzz with activity! Come join the fellowship, fun, and learning! We’ve got activities for all ages!
- Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11:00am
- Wednesday Evening Worship (camp worship and more!) 6:30-7:00pm
Pre-K – 5th Grade
- Sunday School 9:45-10:45am weekly
- KidTime lessons during worship at 8:30 & 11:00am
- (Sunday nursery care available for all ages)
6th – 8th Grade
- Confirmation Class Sundays 9:45-10:45am
- Confirmation Class Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
- Safehouse Youth Group Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
Bible and Book Studies
- Talking Across the Divide (book study) Sundays 9:45-10:45am
- Others offered throughout the week, contact us for more info!
- Sewing groups, service groups, coffee groups and more, contact us for more info!
- Bell Choir Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
- Occasional Choir, rehearsals are sporadic, contact us for more info!
- Rejoice Team Praise Band Sundays 10:00am rehearsal, 11:00am worship
- Children’s choir Sundays at 9:45am
This year we are hosting Family Promise’s annual Comfort Food Challenge on Thursday, September 8 from 5-7pm!
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Kathy Olson or the church office.
On Sunday, July 24, 2022, the members of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church voted unanimously, 117-0 to call Pastor Trina Johnsten to be our new lead pastor! She will take some time off and finish up her contract, beginning her call Monday, September 12. We look forward to many years of ministry together!
As the Ministry Site Profile nears completion, nominations will be invited from members of the congregation. Nominees for the position of Pastor must be on the clergy roster of the ELCA or eligible full communion partner denominations. Those include the Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ, The Episcopal Church, The Moravian Church, and United Methodist Church. Nomination forms will be offered to the congregation for this purpose, or members can provide names to the committee in writing, accompanied by as much information as possible, so as to aid the synod office in identifying the nominees. Nominees are not to be contacted by either the call committee or by the individual making the nomination. Rather, the synod office will determine if nominees in question are open and available for call. Receiving a nomination does not guarantee that the candidate will be presented to the Call Committee. Other factors of congregational fit and suitability are considered by the synod staff.
There are literally thousands of pastors in the ELCA and there is no way the Synod can know all of them and whether they might be the perfect candidate for ORLC. But you know this congregation. You know a good sermon when you hear one. If you are traveling these days and you have an opportunity to worship at an ELCA congregation either on line, or in person, and you hear or see a pastor that you think would be the perfect fit for us, why not scribble down some notes on what impressed you about the person, and let the Call Committee know? Forms for submitting a nomination are available by the church office, as well as the church website.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the Call Committee as we learn, grow, work, and pray together through this call process.