Mark 8:32 – “And [Jesus] said this plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.” Anytime we sin we are acting like Peter: thinking we know better than the Lord. But as Jesus says, such acts stem from Satan. So let us repent: let us trust our Lord Jesus and follow Him, for certainly He has earned our trust with His gracious sacrifice for us.
Today we will have Praise & Worship Time from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Please join us in coming before our Lord Almighty, to meditate, pray, sing, or just listen. "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord," (Psalm 150:6).
Wednesday Night Lenten Meals – It has been decided to ask our members to sign-up to bring different food items for our Wednesday Night Lenten Meals this year, on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. A theme has been established for each meal, and the theme for this week’s meal is Spaghetti! The sign-up list is on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Midweek Lenten Services will continue this Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. The overall theme of our services this year will be “Four Significant Days.” Under that overall theme, we will consider this Wednesday, “Significant Action”.
There is a March Calendar! If you would like a one, you can pick it up either in the Narthex or on the table by Pastor’s office.
Lisa Guillory is taking Orders For Easter Lilies to decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 4. The order deadline is Sunday, March 28. Payment should be submitted to Our Redeemer as an offering. Lilies are $10.00 each. Please give Lisa your information by filling out one of the forms on the podium in the Narthex, or ask Lisa for a form, and give the completed form to Lisa, or put it in her church mailbox. This information will be listed in our bulletins on Easter Sunday.
LWML Reaches 2019-2021 Mission Goal! “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!” The LWML, by God’s grace, has reached their mission goal of $2.1 million set for the 2019-2021 biennium. (2/28)
We have received a Thank You letter from Rev. Michael Newman, President of the Texas District, LCMS, thanking us for our support of District and Synod missions this past year. If you would like to read the letter, it is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall next to the corner office (2/14).
The Board of Education is seeking a Sunday School Teacher to team teach the younger Sunday School class with Sarah Land. If you could please help, get in touch with Barbara Wuthrich or Sarah Land.
Area For Small Children – There is an area in the Fellowship Hall to help those attending Sunday School, Bible Study, meetings, or other events, with very small children. Parents can sit with their child, while still being able to listen and participate in the activity. This area is only intended for those with infants and toddlers. Please be sure to return the area to its original condition when finished.
The Angel Card Ministry – What do we do? Each month we pray over the Birthday & Anniversary Lists. We write out cards/postcards to people with Birthdays and Anniversaries, and also send Get Well and Thinking Of You cards, and cards to Visitors. How can you help? Please pray for our Ministry! If you'd like to make a donation for supplies, or if you'd like to join this precious Ministry, please see or call or text Georgette Bragdon or Lisa Guillory.
A CSM Slow-Flow Class is held in our Fellowship Hall on Mondays from 6-6:45pm. This is a ladies only class and a $5 to $10 donation asked. Please bring a non-slip yoga mat. Contact: Lisa Guillory with questions.
We have received a donation of N95 Masks. If you would like one or two, they are in a box in the Narthex on the table by the front wall.
Please remember that we are still Collecting Aluminum Cans, to benefit the Funeral Meal Fund. They are taken to the salvage yard & the monies are saved up for future Funeral Meal needs.
Our Response to the Coronavirus – 1. We encourage any members who are in a high risk category to stay home, and watch our Worship Videos, and any members who are ill to stay home, until they are better. 2. We strongly encourage those who attend Worship in person to respect social distancing, and to consider wearing masks. If it appears we are out of socially distanced seating in the Sanctuary, see the Elder in the Narthex, and he will direct you to overflow socially distanced seating in the Fellowship Hall, where you will have full video and audio of our Worship Service on the large screen TV, with bulletins and hymnals. For Communion Distribution or a Children’s Message, an Elder will usher you back into the Sanctuary. 3. We encourage frequent and thorough hand-washing. There are jugs of hand sanitizer in the back and front of the sanctuary. 4. We have for now discontinued everyone greeting one another, and the offering plate will be on a table in the narthex. 5. Pastor will give a verbal greeting and an elbow bump or bow in the narthex at the end of Worship.
If you would like An Opportunity To Receive Holy Communion, please contact Pastor Bragdon by way of email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text his cell phone, 979-966-2242. He will work out something with you. Possibly you wish to come by Our Redeemer in your vehicle, and he would then come out and share the Sacrament with you right in your vehicle (incorporating social distancing). Or, if you wish to come by Our Redeemer, and come in, then he can do the same thing. Or, if you wish, he can come by your home, and again do the same thing. Just let him know, and he will work something out.
The Board of Elders are looking for a Volunteer To Update Our Last Pictorial Directory with pictures of those whose pictures did not get taken, as well as pictures of new members since then. If you could help, please contact Buzz Comfort, Bob Gayhart, Steven Sampson, or Rudy Stephens.When You Watch Our Worship Videos,
If You Would Like To Have Available The Information From Our Hymnals For That Service, just go to the homepage of our website, https://orlctx.jimdofree.com/, and you will find downloadable PDF files of the Divine Service Setting One liturgy, and the hymns from the hymnal for each Service.
Camera Operators Needed – We will continue to video our Sunday Worship Services for the immediate future, and a few volunteers are needed to assist Ezra Hein, who will provide training. If interested, please talk to Ezra or Pastor Bragdon, or sign-up on the list on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall.
Church Office Hours: Rev. Dennis Bragdon, Pastor – Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon; Christen Stephens, Office Secretary – Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon.
Church Office Secretary: Christen Stephens, email@example.com.
Pastoral Care – Rev. Dennis Bragdon, Pastor, (979) 966-2242. If you are in need of pastoral care at a time when Pastor Bragdon is not available, please contact an Elder: Buzz Comfort (903-315-6668), Bob Gayhart (903-931-1521), Steven Sampson (903-812-3242) or Rudy Stephens (903-235-8877).
When You Watch Our Worship Videos, If You Would Like To Have Available The Information From Our Hymnals For That Service, just go to the homepage of our website, https://orlctx.jimdofree.com/, and you will find downloadable pdf files of the Divine Service Setting One liturgy, and the hymns from the hymnal for each Service.
If anyone would like a PDF Electronic Version Of Our Membership List, along with any updates throughout the year, please contact Christen Stephens.
Pastor’s Schedule – Tuesday Evening thru Sunday – end of activities. Office Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday mornings, 9:00 am to Noon. Pastor’s telephone: Cell (979) 966-2242. If you are in need of Pastoral care at a time when Pastor Bragdon is not available, please contact an Elder: Buzz Comfort (903-315-6668), Steven Sampson (903-812-3242) or Rudy Stephens (903-235-8877).