Church Council President- Arlin Scott

For the week ending May 11, 2024

Grace Notes

Friday Devotional:

Psalm 1

Psalm 1 is called a "wisdom psalm." These psalms teach how to live a wise and righteous life, faithful to God. They tend to make sharp distinctions: People who trust in God thrive like trees near reliable water sources. People who rely on the world's ways are like dead leaves because they are far from God. Psalm 1 portrays us as one or the other, as if the line is clear.

But what if we are both? Martin Luther talks about Christians as simultaneously saint and sinner, righteous and self-centered; not just one now and the other later, but both at the same time. We have mixed motives. We can turn our faith life into something that makes us feel superior to other people. Our best intentions can backfire. Above all, Luther teaches that while sin remains very real and beyond our ability to fix, Jesus' righteousness makes us-even now-right with God. Then Jesus' gracious forgiveness turns us from unfaithful living to selfless love and service.

God, thank you for planting me by Jesus, the living water, so I may flourish through him. Amen.

An excerpt from Christ in Our Home

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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

 will be closed on

Monday, May 27, 2024

for Memorial Day

May Birthdays

✝ Healing for Michael Caplinger as he broke his wrist.

✝ Bruce & Karin Wilcox their daughter Adrienne died while at home. Pray for Karin, Bruce, Sara, Brianna, and the whole family. May they be comforted in their grief.

✝ Health concerns: Tami Cobb receiving chemotherapy; Debi Owens, battling cancer (Robin F. friend); Gordon Henry (friend of Bruce Wilcox & Karin Wilcox); Lewis Johnson Montana State Trooper (Robin T's relative).

✝ For peace in war-ravaged places; public servants that they work for the good of all people; those seeking employment, adequate housing, and other important needs.

We are restarting our prayer list each quarter. This helps us to remove prayer concerns that are no longer needed.

If you want to add a name to our prayer list, please contact the church office or

Pastor Nancy

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