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John 8:36 – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Today we celebrate Reformation Day! Luther is rightly remembered as a champion of the Gospel, but he also called himself “the apostle of good works.” For only in being set free by the Gospel can we do good works. Jesus has set us free, and His blood covers over our sins. We stand before God as His beloved children, and we are invited to live our lives to His glory for the good of His kingdom.

 

 

Pastor Bragdon Will Be On Vacation tomorrow, October 26th, through November 2nd. If there is a need for pastoral care while he is gone, please contact Rev. John Cain, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nacogdoches (281-844-3984), or one of our Elders: Buzz Comfort (903-315-6668), Bob Gayhart (903-931-2521), Steven Sampson (903-812-3242), or Rudy Stephens (903-235-8877).

 

Mission Project #1 Mission Project #2

 

Coats For Kids Operation Christmas Child (Shoeboxes)

1. Buy a New Child-Size coat. 1.Take a Shoebox home.

2. Bring coat back to Fellowship Hall 2. Pick Age/Gender.

3. Fill Box with goodies!   

4. Bring box back to church.

DUE DATE FOR COATS & SHOEBOXES: NOV. 8th Would you like to share the Love of Jesus to children? Please pray about joining us through these 2 mission opportunities! Questions: Lisa Guillory.

 

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.

 

Children/Youth Christmas Program/Play – If you would be willing to organize this, please contact as soon as possible one of our Board of Education members: Barbara Wuthrich, Josey Land, or Angela Sampson.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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, djb78945@gmail.com, 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.

 

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, 903-424-2660, orlcchurchsecretary@gmail.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).