Membership Forms
We are missing membership forms for some of our new members! We are starting to go through our files to make sure we have everyone’s information. If you are not seeing your name on the Birthday list or are always having to pick up your newsletter at church rather than receiving it in the mail, we probably do not have your current information. Please stop by the office on Tuesday or Thursday to get a membership form or pick up one in the Narthex on Sunday when you come to church. Also, be sure to return it! We would like to have all members’ information because we are discussing doing a new Church Phone Directory BY OUR NOVEMBER ANNUAL MEETING!!!

WANT TO FEEL A PART OF
BUILDING UP THE CHURCH?

Have you considered more fully participating here at Redeemer? The fastest way to ownership and stewardship is by becoming an ACTIVE part of the church. Please, take some prayerful time and consider your position as baptized members of the Body of Christ - His only hands and feet are yours!
Opportunities for Service:
Want to work behind the scene? There are opportunities with our Altar Guild, Maintenance Crew, and Counters.

Want to help serve others? We need people to help with coffee and cookies on Sunday mornings. The task is light as we share it.

Want to help with our Worship Services? you could be a Communion Assistant, Reader, Acolyte, Usher, Greeter, Prayer Leader, or part of the Choir.

Ready to go out and visit people? Our Outreach and Visitation Team can always use more participants. They regularly gather in the conference room at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

There is a downloadable form here that you can print out, fill out, and return to the Church.  We will make sure it gets to the person it needs to and they will be contacting you!!

Prayer List

We continually updated our Prayer List of Family Members and Friends. If you have someone you wish to put on the list, please let the office know. Phone (562) 598-8697 and leave a message. 
"All Are Welcome Here!"
POSITIONS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED:
When we return to our normal schedule of services and fellowship, we will be in need of more people to help in the kitchen after Service for our Coffee Fellowship.  Please see Barbara Schuyler or Phyllis Mackey to volunteer.
We also need people willing to train and be on our Counters list.  Please see Alma Zamzow to arrange for training.

There have been some questions on how to continue to support Lutheran Social Services during this time of social distancing and safer at home. Both for your own safety, and theirs, the current way to support their needs (which has never been greater) is by sending them a check through the mail. Their address is: 12432 Ninth Street; Garden Grove, CA 92840. We have dropped off every non-perishable item we had gathered in early March and will begin this in-gathering of food again when our regular services resume. Thank you for your ongoing concern and support for this program.
And we are continued to be blessed by an anonymous congregant donating many beautifully made cotton (washable) pleated masks which have a pocket to put in coffee filters for clean breathing. If anyone needs one, please let Pr. Lisa know and we can arrange delivery.👍
See our "DONATIONS" page for directions for using the "GIVE" button!
DISASTER RELIEF

“I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).

Dear Friends,

The last year has been full of changes and challenges for all of us. Now we are again witnessing a devastating disaster amid the ongoing pandemic. As neighbors in Christ, we have an opportunity to share God’s hope, healing and renewal with each other.

Beginning Feb. 14, a polar vortex descended over the United States. Subfreezing temperatures and heavy snow swept across the country, impacting millions of people. The harsh conditions severely impacted Southern states, such as Texas, which lack the infrastructure to handle the freezing temperatures and record-setting snow and ice. This has led to power, food and water shortages throughout the region. At its peak, 4.5 million homes and businesses in Texas were without power. With bursting pipes and broken water systems, around 10 million Texans are facing water disruptions. As temperatures rise, melting ice and snow is expected to cause more water damage. 

Lutheran Disaster Response is collaborating with the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, the Southwestern Texas Synod, the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, and Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response. Congregations are already conducting relief efforts such as supplying water, food and generators to those in need and opening their doors to serve as shelters. Long-term recovery may include repairing water-damaged homes, disaster case management and supporting vulnerable populations. 

Please give today. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those whose lives have been devastated by the severe storms in Texas. Gifts designated for “U.S. Severe Storms” will be used entirely (100%) for direct response. 

Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by severe winter storms and subfreezing temperatures in Texas. Doing this we reflect Christ’s light and hope to our neighbors in their time of need. For updates on this and other disasters, follow Lutheran Disaster Response

As of this newsletter’s publication (3/18/2021), we are keeping with GRF’s Pandemic recommendations and are opening with limits to numbers and times. Please see the President’s Article for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday schedule. Good Friday plan is after Pastor Lisa’s message.  

Hold each other in prayer as we wait upon the Lord. We are in His Hands! 

IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY PASTORAL CARE, 
PLEASE CALL 562-598-8697
PRAYER BOX
One thing we can do despite any pandemic restrictions is pray. A Prayer Request Box has been installed by the front door of Redeemer Lutheran Church for all of LW residents to use.

The Leisure World Interfaith Council encourages all to go by the entrance to Redeemer (13564 Saint Andrew’s Drive) and use the paper and pens to write a prayer request to God. Think of the locked, copper-toned mailbox as a way to share your concerns with your Creator. Let go of fear, discouragement, frustration, sadness and of course share thanksgivings and blessings. This new physical prayer place will be dedicated during this Passover and Lenten season as a way of staying spiritually close (while remaining socially distant!) with the One who loves us and knows our needs before we even ask. May God bless all of us as we continue to build our relationship with God and one another, in prayer.