Within Our Church Family ...

Themes by week - 

Mar. 8     ‘At the empty tomb’     Matt. 28:1-6 & 1 Cor. 15:12-22
Mar.15    ‘Mary and Jesus in the garden’     Romans 8:28-39 & John 20:10-18
Mar. 22   ‘On the road to Emmaus’     1 Cor. 10:16-17 & Luke 24:13-35
Mar. 29   ‘In the upper room’     1 Cor 15:45-49 & Luke 24:36-47
Apr. 5      ‘On the Mount of the Great Sending'     Eph. 1:13-22 & Matt. 28:16-20

Sharing a Seder Meal during Holy Week has been a tradition at Our Redeemer for a number of years. The evening is family-friendly and all ages are welcome. In addition to the ceremony of the Seder, the evening will include a pot-luck dinner. All guests are asked to bring a dish to share. Sign up on Sundays or through the church office.

All welcome. Come help as we ready our house of worship for our Easter celebrations.

Our Youth & Children’s Ministry Boards are encouraging parents to send their kids to Lutherwood this summer—targeting the weeks of July 30 and August 6.  A speaker from Lutherwood will be with us in worship on Sunday, April 2, to share info on their camp and this summer’s programs. Additional info is included in the March ConnectOR.

Advance registration for current church and school families is now OPEN for 3's, 4's & K. Community registration for all will begin at our Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 4-7 pm.
For information, contact Darlene Thauland 503-524-6646 or e-mail:
Classes offered for the 2017-18 school year include:

  • two morning classes for 3 year olds
  • three classes for 4 year olds including morning and extended day options
  • one kindergarten class, 4 hours x 5 days

In Our Community ...

Recent sub-freezing temperatures along with snow and ice have been quite jarring in a community where we are used to a much more temperate climate. At the same time, the issue of homelessness is a dominant story in the news—and this is a problem that extends from the city to the suburbs and beyond.
If you find yourself or someone you know in need of weather-related shelter or assistance or would like to learn about other agencies where you can offer support, here are several good resources:—locations, hours and contact info for cold weather shelters by county in Oregon and Southwest Washington—lists agencies accepting donations
of blankets, coats and other supplies (503)443.6888—provides a clearinghouse
linking programs from local churches and agencies with families
in need in the Tualatin, Tigard and Sherwood communities

Forest Hills offers Pre-K (4-years-old, 5 half-days per week)- 8th grade. This year, they also offer a 1/2-day Kindergarten program at their Bethlehem Campus. For information and/or tour, contact Patti White at 503-359-4853 or 

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