St. Johns Campus Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and on Tuesdays from 2pm-5pm. Tuesday morning is staff meeting at the DeWitt Campus and the office is closed on Fridays. There will be occasional exceptions as the need arises.
TEACHING SERIES – April 7th – May 5th
Gardens are important in the Biblical story because the Bible begins and ends in a garden. Creation begins with God forming the Garden of Eden and in Revelation 22 we see Heaven talked about using the image of a Garden. The Biblical stories that occur during Holy Week and Easter also include significant happenings in a garden. This series explores paradise lost and paradise regained…as well as how these garden stories teach us about God, our own lives, and how to live in relationship with our Creator.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE -Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week preceding Easter Sunday. It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering and death of Jesus through various observances and worship services. We often focus on the joyful celebrations of Palm Sunday & the hope of the Resurrection on Easter. It is important to remember that suffering, humiliation, and death are also a part of Holy Week. Only by walking through the darkness of Good Friday and the despair on Holy Saturday, can we truly understand and appreciate the light & hope of Easter Sunday morning. Join us at either campus on Friday, April 19th for Good Friday Service at 7:00pm. (Nursery Care Provided)
DeWitt Campus: Sunday, April 21st – 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00am
nursery care provided at 9:30 & 11
St. John’s Campus: Sunday, April 21st at 9:30am with nursery care
Coming This Fall – On September 8th, a new worship opportunity will launch at the St. Johns Campus of Redeemer Church. This unique worship experience will offer a new worship option as a praise team will lead this service. Currently, we are hiring a modern worship director for the St. Johns Campus. See the church office for more information regarding this position. If you would like to join the conversation regarding this new worship experience join our next Launch Team Gathering, on May 7th @ 7pm. Also, on September 8th, our new Kingdom Quest Christian Education will launch at the St. Johns Campus for kids preschool through third grade. Renovations on the second floor are underway, as well as curriculum development and volunteer training. If you are interested in more information or in joining the Kingdom Quest Team, let us know on your Connection Card.
Online Church Directory – We are in the process of creating a password protected Online Church Directory for Redeemer Church. This is an exciting new option available through our church database that works great for today’s busy households. It allows Redeemer to keep an up-to-date directory without the cost or logistics of producing an entirely new directory to add new members.
• Part of the set-up process for the directory is uploading pictures. We will be providing the opportunity to have a directory photo taken on April 28 or May 12 by Dawn Wylie, one of our congregation members. Simply stop by the photo booth in the St Johns campus lobby before or after the service on these dates. No need to make an appointment.
• There will be another opportunity for pictures down the road- so don’t worry if these dates won’t work into your schedule.
• You may also choose to upload a photo you already have once the Online Directory is launched and you have created an account.
• When the directory is launched everyone in our enews system will receive an email prompting them how to create an account for the Online Directory.
• Target date for launch is May 2019.
• Creating an account is optional, but it gives you access to make changes to your information and gives you year-to-date giving information.
• This should be a wonderful, timely, and easy way to keep up on names and faces of our church family.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE –
Church Treasurer – must be a member, a regular attendee and willing to serve on the Finance Team
Member of the Finance Team – must be a member, regular attendee and attend a monthly, evening meeting.
If interested please, contact Pastor Rod at email@example.com
JOB OPENING – Redeemer United Methodist Church is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Business Administrator. This is a full time
position with evening and weekend hours required. Primary responsibilities include the administrative functions of the church including, but not limited to, supervision of office personnel, technology, risk management, human resources, policy/procedures of the church, and oversight of Hospitality, Outreach, and Pages & Prayers Bookstore Ministries. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years’ experience in administrative functions of an office, proficient with Microsoft Office Products and the ability to pass a background check. If interested, please submit a resume and Application (available in the church office) no later than Tuesday, April 30th. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Diane Lantzy (firstname.lastname@example.org – x303) or Pastor Rod (Rod@dewittredeemer.org – x 301) in the church office.
JOB OPENING – Modern Worship Service Leader for St. Johns Campus
With the launch of our new worship service at the St. Johns Campus this September, we are now in search of a part time Modern Worship Leader. This person will be an integral part of the worship service launch as they will be responsible for leading worship, developing the worship team, and assisting in worship planning. For more information about this part time position stop by the church office to pick up job description, or contact Pastor Tim (email@example.com).
PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR – If you are newer to Redeemer we would love to have you join us at Pizza with the Pastor. This is a time for you and your family to meet with Pastor Rod, Pastor Tim, staff, and others who are new to Redeemer Church and join in a casual conversation. Reserve your spot today. There is no cost to attend. To sign up, email Wendy Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbors Ministry – As of February 1, 2019, the Neighbors Ministry of the St. Johns Campus officially ended as an outreach ministry of Redeemer church. This decision came after months of prayer and discernment. After evaluation, it was decided that the Neighbors Ministry no longer fits the vision of our congregation as it moves forward – at least at this time. We will continue to look for outreach opportunities in the future that are in keeping with our Mission and Vision.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The Endowment Fund of Redeemer Church is providing a college scholarship opportunity for our graduating seniors. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be an active participant of Redeemer Church and attending a Christian college in the fall. Up to $1,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Awards Committee. If no graduating seniors apply for the scholarship – consideration will be given to students currently enrolled in a Christian college. Scholarship applications are due by Thursday, March 15th. These scholarships are funded by the Redeemer Endowment Fund. An endowment fund uses the earnings off the principal amount of money (which is not used) to fund initiatives outside of the general budget. Contributions to this fund can be made at any time which will support programs here at Redeemer in perpetuity. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship or the Endowment Fund, contact Diane in the DeWitt campus church office. Students interested in applying for this scholarship can obtain applications in the church office or by clicking here.
Coming in 2019 – 2019 will be an exciting year at the St. Johns Campus of Redeemer Church. With the new seating scheduled for delivery in January, the new year will bring carpeting and new seating in the worship center. The front worship center platform will be remodeled to provide better visibility, and a permanent sound booth will be constructed on the main floor. In the spring, the children’s ministry rooms will undergo renovations bringing new life and vibrancy as new carpet and furniture are installed, and walls are painted. Building upgrades are not the only thing coming in 2019. Kingdom Quest children’s ministry is on track for revisioning and relaunch in 2019. Life Group resources and leader trainings will be offered at the St. Johns campus with content guides based on the St. Johns Campus Teaching Series, offering new adult learning opportunities.
Weekly Update from Pastor Tim – Stay up to date with everything happening at the St. John’s Campus with Pastor Tim’s Weekly Update. Sign up to receive this weekly e-news every Thursday evening direct to your email box. Stay informed and stay connected by signing up today on your Connection Card.
St. Johns Campus Teaching Series starting March 10
SPIRITUAL HABITS – SCRIPTURE, PRAYER, & COMMUNITY
Business guru Michael LeBoeuf once said, “Devoting a little of yourself to everything means committing a great deal of yourself to nothing.” With all that continually bids for time and attention, it is often challenging to know what should take priority. It is easy to neglect our spiritual habits for the sake of the urgent. However, if we desire to live growing lives of faith, it requires the intentional growth in the practices of prayer, scripture reading, fasting, and community life. Healthy habits develop over time. Consistency is the key to cultivating a healthy practice. Small steps and incremental gains in our spiritual habits lead to extravagant growth over time in our walk of faith. Beginning on March 10th, we will start a new teaching series titled SPIRITUAL HABITS at the St. Johns Campus of Redeemer Church, and explore the steps we each can take to grow in our SPIRITUAL HABITS.
OFFERING ENVELOPES – Many members of our church family feel that having preprinted offering envelopes is a convenient way to give their weekly/monthly tithes and offerings. St. Johns Campus will be making the switch to the DeWitt Campus mailed envelopes for the coming year. Once a month these envelopes are sent out for the upcoming month and include the envelopes for each Sunday of the month and any special offering for the month. If you like the convenience of envelopes and would like to be added to this system please contact Marie in the St. Johns campus office at 224-6859, or email her at Redeemer.email@example.com so we can include you in the mailing for the first of the year. Please respond even if you had envelopes and used them this year, or you haven’t had them and would like to have envelopes. Note: The use of offering envelopes help us to know how you want your contributions to be used. We also offer Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and Text-to-Give 517-731-0518. To find out more about giving at Redeemer go to https://www.myredeemer.church/stjohns/ministries/giving/
WORTHY WEDNESDAY GROUP – The Taco Tuesday group is changing…our name, time and meeting place. We will now be the Worthy Wednesday Group taking our name from the day of the week and Colossians 1:10. Our first meeting will be November 7th at 6:00pm, prior to choir rehearsal and a pizza supper will be provided for this first meeting. We will decide more details that night. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby if you are interested in joining us! “so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:10 New International Version (NIV)
MISS A SUNDAY? There are printed copies of the previous weeks sermons available, with a copy of the worship folder, in the lobby of the church at the Information and Registration Counter.
Bible Reading Resources – Dive into God’s word with these new resources now available at Pages & Prayers Bookstore. Learn how to develop a lifelong habit of spiritual growth through reading God’s Word by reading Wayne Cordeiro’s book The Divine Mentor. But don’t just read it, put your learning into practice by picking up a Life Journal and begin the Classic or Express Bible reading plans. Purchase both at the same time and receive a discounted price. Click here for more details