Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

Thursday Adult Forum I April 30, 2020

Adult Forums Continue on Thursday Evening at 7pm Join us this Thursday, April 30 as we sit down with Dr. Ben Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz Associate Professor of Worship at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Dr. Stewart will lead a presentation on Lutheran worship and the new efforts of local and national church bodies as we respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Access the…

Music Monday I April 20, 2020

Music Monday Thank you to Scott and Sara Spaniol for today’s musical offering. A recording of “He’s Alive” by Don Francisco. The song tells the Easter story from Peter’s perspective. CCLI Song # 14806 Don Francisco © 1977 New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All…

Redeemer Makes the News I April 16, 2020

Redeemer Makes the News this Easter Hinsdalean: Fear, isolation, hope and Holy Week The Hinsdalean asked local faith leaders (including Pr. Katie) about the experience of Holy Week amidst fear and isolation. Chicago Tribune: Remote Easter services, with homemade communion bread and virtual choirs, bring congregations together Check out this article about Redeemer and…

Music Monday I April 13, 2020

SING! A blessed Eastertide to you all! I spent much of the afternoon yesterday watching various musical offerings from friends and relatives all over the world. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so connected to the larger church, yet at a time when I feel the pain of being distanced from my local church family. I hope the virtual music, art, and worship experiences available…

Easter Sunday Online Worship I April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday Live Stream Worship 10AM https://zoom.us/j/898769940 This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Indeed, “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34): Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the…

Holy Week Reflections I April 8, 2020

Holy Week Reflections The Christian Century has produced a booklet of Holy Week reflections that you can download for free. It includes questions for reflection and might be a great resource as you journey this unusual Holy Week. All you have to do is give them your email address. You’ll recognize the authors – Pr. Katie is one! Click here to download.

Music Monday I April 6, 2020

Music Monday We are now in Holy Week, under conditions most of us never imagined a few months ago. Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday, not by gathering and making a processional around the outside of the church building, but by waving palms, either real or home-made, in our own homes. Through the wonder of technology, we we able to hear Redeemer’s own instruments…
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