March 8, 2020

Church-wide Work Day: Please mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 18, at 8:00 a.m. for a church work day outdoors, weather permitting. Share your talents of painting, landscaping, exterior lighting, and construction as we work together on Spring projects. Lunch will be provided. See Tim Hall with any questions.

Quarterly Membership Lunch & Learn: If you are interested in learning more about membership at Redeemer, please consider joining us for our first lunch and learn following the service on Sunday, April 19th. Details to follow. Contact Pastor Larson with any questions.

Adult Sunday School Class: Beginning January 5, Pastor Larson will lead a discussion on the theme of Exodus throughout the Bible. For our discussion, we will be using the book “Echos of Exodus.” Please see Pastor Larson if you are interested in ordering a copy ($13).

Sunday School: Redeemer offers Sunday school classes for adults, teens, and youth (Smalls – K-4th grade; Mediums – 5th and 6th grades). All classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 10:15 a.m. (September through May). The junior-high/high-school class will continue through the second half of Mark Dever’s book titled, Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made.

Wedding Shower: Join us Sunday, March 22, after church for a wedding shower celebrating the upcoming marriage of Lynae Dadisman and Dale Van Den Top. A light lunch will be served. The couple is registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and

Ladies Book Study: Our next book study is on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Larson home (4118 Lynner Drive, Des Moines). Women will be grouped according to the book of their choice. Women can choose from Beauty Will Save the World by Brian Zahnd and the book of Colossians. Those wishing to read Beauty Will Save the World can either purchase it on their own or notify Janelle Larson, and she will place a group order. Please contact Tracy Dickinson, Karla Hall or Janelle Larson if you have any questions.

Community/Shepherding Groups:

Stember/Kramer – Meeting every 3rd Sunday of the month following the church service. We will not have a March meeting due to other events taking place. Our next meeting is on April 19. Location TBD. Please bring a main dish and a side to share. See David Stember or Matt Kramer with any questions.

Hall – Meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at the Hall’s home (1540 42nd Street, Des Moines) at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting is on March 10. Contact Tim or Karla if you are interested. This group is open to all ages, and families with children are welcome to join.

Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting: The Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting is discussing various objections to Christianity and whether there is reasonable evidence for the existence and nature of God as revealed in the Bible. The men are using Tim Keller’s book, The Reason for God, as the basis for their discussion. During the fall, the group is discussing Part I of the book, “The Leap of Doubt,” addressing common objections to Christianity. During the spring, the group will discuss Part II, “The Reasons for Faith.” Although The Reason for God is used for discussion purposes, it is not required reading–all men are welcome to attend and voice their views and opinions. Please see the page, Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting, for additional information.