January 19, 2020

New 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.

Youth Fellowship: Our next event is Monday, January 20. We will meet at Merle Hay Lanes at 6:00 p.m. for a fun time of bowling and fellowship. See David Stember with any questions. 

Nursery: We need nursery volunteers for February 2. Please consider signing up at

Ladies Book Study: Our next book study is on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Larson home (4118 Lynner Drive, Des Moines). During our time together we will spend the first 15 minutes in a large group meditating and praying over a passage from Colossians. The remainder of the time will be spent discussing our books in small groups. Women will be grouped according to the book or article of their choice. New books will be announced soon. Watch your emails for more details regarding the group and our plans for the year. 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. Our next meeting will be today at the Kramer home (395 NE 54th Street, Ankeny. 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 January 28. 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.