Redeemer Reminders
"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here." 


I am in Greece and will return to the office on May 7th. If you have any pastoral emergency needs please call the church cell at 262-328-7773. The Rev. Claire Beutler-Cruise will have the phone. 


Pastor Julie 


May 5th, 2024

"God's Joy is Contagious"


John 15:9, 11-15a

Acts 10:44-48

Three options every week to worship:

  • 10:00am In Sanctuary
  • 10:00am on Zoom
  • 10:00am on Facebook Live

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Log in at 9:45 for passing of the peace.

Last Weeks' Attendance


In Person: 57

Zoom: 8

Facebook: 6

Total: 71

Previous Week's Attendance: 81

Important Notice

Congregational Meeting

Thursday, May 16th

(Immediately before CCEMT meeting)

Via Zoom – 6:30 pm

To approve motion to fund and replace our well

It is necessary to replace the Redeemer well. We have exhausted all of our alternatives and the DNR will now only accept the replacement of our current well to meet clean water standards.

We have been awarded a $16,000.00 grant to apply, upon satisfactory completion, to the cost of drilling and installing a new well and capping the old well. Quotes currently show that Redeemer must fund about $22,400.00.

To give ourselves a reasonable cushion in the event of unforeseen circumstances, we ask the congregation to approve funding for the full cost of the well up to $40,000.00. This will be achieved through a line of credit, the use of current reserves, or a combination of these methods.

If you are unable to attend but want to vote, please contact the office for an absentee ballot.

For more information, click here!

Upcoming Gold Cans

May - Strengthen the Church

Beginning June 2024 our new Gold Can plan is to only collect gold can offerings for the United Church of Christ offerings. Additional funds for various causes will be paired with Redeemer Fundraising Events where we partner with that organization to provide a portion of funds collected to benefit that organization.

November-Neighbors in Need

December-The Christmas Fund

March-One Great Hour of Sharing

May-Strengthen the Church

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Get your Redeemer merch in the great hall now!

Adult and youth t-shirts for $10

Reusable grocery bags for $2

Yard signs for your donation!

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Dare to Dance Again

Easter Season Series

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

— Psalm 30:5b


As Easter people, we are called to dance our dances of freedom for all the world to see–even and perhaps especially in times of great difficulty. Dances of hope. Dances of justice. Dances of love. During this season, post-resurrection stories point to the joy of living in the beloved community and extending that fellowship through our witness as we dare to dance again!

Faith Exploration

Class is in Session!

Join us! Our Youth Faith Exploration classes have begun! Classes are held at 9:20am on Sunday mornings. Join us, sign up today!

Youth Registration
Next Week

Join us for a time of connection as we discuss current events from a progressive faith perspective. Here's how it works: Each individual covers their own food and drink bill. The communion bread (Giant Pretzel) is covered.

Redeemer will be hosting an Afternoon Tea

fundraising event. This event will include afternoon tea, fresh squeezed lemonade, food, and raffles. The event takes place the day before Mother's Day and is child friendly. We are looking for support in the following ways.

We need to borrow:

  • Three - tiered dessert trays (we need 10)
  • tea pots
  • lace table cloths.

(These items would be returned to you after the event.)

Seeking Donations of:

  • Grocery store gift cards to purchase the ingredients for the delicious food that will be served at this event.
  • Raffle baskets.

Volunteer time to:

  • set up
  • serve
  • take down.
  • to spread the word about this event.

We are hoping for a minimum of 50 attendees. To support in any of these ways, please sign up here! Or connect with Liza Weber.

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Save the Dates!

Saturday June 1, 2024 at 10am

Open and Affirming Service of Covenantal Promise, Blessing, and Celebration with light luncheon to follow the service.

Saturday June 9, 2024 in the Afternoon

Redeemer UCC Walking in Milwaukee’s 20th Anniversary Pride Parade

Dear friends:


Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference UCC, to be held Friday, June 7, through Sunday morning, June 9, at Green Lake Conference Center. The Annual Meeting theme, “Where God Is Still Speaking: Listening in New Ways,” echoes the “God Is Still Speaking” marketing campaign launched by the UCC two decades ago, and conveys our UCC spirit of openness and wide welcome and our understanding of God’s extravagant love. The 2024 Annual Meeting will focus on our collective listening – to one another, to those beyond the church, and especially to the Holy Spirit, as we discern together new ways of living out the gospel in changing times.

Register today to attend Annual Meeting 2024.

Our Annual Meeting keynoter will be the Rev. Shari Prestemon, the UCC’s acting associate general minister and co-executive chair of Global Ministries, the shared witness of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Shari is a longtime friend of the Wisconsin Conference, having previously served as conference minister in Minnesota, where she helped establish the Damascus Project, the joint educational ministry of our conferences.

Andra Moran and Christopher Grundy will return as worship leaders, joined by Bryan Sirchio, pastor of McFarland UCC. Andra, based in Nashville, is a songwriter, singer, author, worship designer and freelance touring musician. She sings and writes full time and works part time on the staff of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville as creative director and worship pastor. Christopher, a UCC pastor, is professor of worship and preaching and dean of the chapel at Eden Theological Seminary and is a leader in progressive Christian worship music. Bryan is the author of The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music, which explores the theology behind this new genre of worship music. He was a co-founder of the Convergence Music Project, an all-digital source of music and liturgical resources.

We encourage you to arrive at Green Lake on Thursday, June 6, for the Intensive Workshop led by the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Lindsay, the UCC's minister for worship and theology. The workshop, titled “Engaging Worship Planning: Revelation, Response, Resources,” will use liturgy, lecture, discussion and reflection to help participants engage the foundational principles of worship, create and curate rituals and resources, and discover and share best practices. Separate registration is required for Thursday’s workshop. Register today. 


Click here for additional details about Annual Meeting 2024, including information about pricing, lodging, meals, vendor opportunities, and a new drop-in day camp at Daycholah Center.

We look forward to seeing you at Annual Meeting 2024.

In Christ,

The Conference Team

Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers to bring refreshments for the gathering time before the 10am service (morning snacks such as muffins, mini donuts, coffee cake, etc), setting up the coffee and tea service in the kitchen and providing a beverage for kids such as juice or lemonade. 

If you'd like to donate food/snacks or to make a monetary donation please contact Toni Knutson!

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Lawn Mowing Volunteers!

Attention all! We're seeking individuals for hand mowing/trimming tasks as well as operating our zero turn mower for larger areas. Interested? Sign up below!

For any required equipment training, reach out to Kim at 414-940-8455.

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Community Banquet

The Community Banquet is a free meal offered twice a month at St. James Church. Volunteers from community churches take turns providing the meals, serving and cleaning up. Sign up online or in the Great Hall!

Join us on June 27th when Redeemer is on the clean crew.

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Usher and Greeters Wanted!

We need volunteers to join our Usher and Greeter teams. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online or in the Great Hall.

Thank you!

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We Need You!

We need volunteers to join our Zoom Coordinator Team. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online or in the Great Hall.

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Calling all Volunteers & Social Justice Workers!

Have you been curious and interested in the role that Redeemer UCC played last year to welcome, educate, and support two Rohingya Refugee families to SE Wisconsin? Do you want to discover and exercise more of the spiritual gifts you’ve been given by the Divine? 

If so, please join us as we get ready to welcome another group of refugees, along with the help if co-volunteers like us, from 5 other UCC congregations in the Waukesha District. 

This year 2024, our commitment to the two families will run for 6 months, from the end of April to the beginning of November. The time-commitment will be flexible to suit your schedule. You will be working alongside other volunteers, getting to know them better too, as you spend time with the refugees. Be prepared to be inspired, jazzed, energized and greatly appreciated in this ministry of Hospitality and Welcome! 

If you want to know more, please reach out to Marty Davis, Anne Matthews, Debbie and Steve Hecky, or Linda Graebner-Smith.

Redeemer Calendar

Thursday, May 2

Pastor's Time Off

Friday, May 3

Pastor's Time Off

Sunday, May 5

Pastor's Time Off

Cinco de Mayo

9:00am Fellowship Hour

9:20am Faith Exploration

10:00am Worship Indoor/on Zoom

Monday, May 6

Pastor's Time Off

Tuesday, May 7

9:20am Personnel Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 8

10:00am Staff Meeting

11:00am WISE Group

6:00pm Dynamic Dinner Discussions

Thursday, May 9

9:30am Mom's Club of Menomonee Falls

10:00am Worship Team Meeting

6:30pm Pastoral Relations Committee

Our local pantries are serving more people than ever. Remember to bring your food pantry items with you to worship!

Needed items this week:

Sussex Outreach Services

Canned Pasta

Canned Meats

Hamburger Helper

Rice Sides

Pasta Sides

Jelly or Jam

Potato Sides

Ramen Noodles


Instant Oatmeal

Peanut Butter

Pancake Mix




Toilet Paper



Pewaukee Food Pantry


Canola and vegetable oil

Spaghetti sauce

Canned chicken

Sugar 4lb size


Pancake mix

Pancake syrup

Cereal bars

Canned fruit in light syrup

Please Pray 

Prayer Person of the week:

Jim & Raechel Schowalter

18695 Kamala Ct.

Brookfield, WI 53045

(262) 617-1925


From the Congregation: Prayers for peaceful protests at the university campuses.

From Claire Beutler-Cruise: Prayers for peace in the Middle East and other wars.

From Sue Younk: Prayers for Pastor Julie and Dustin and also for Sy and myself. Prayers for safe travels on our individual trips to Europe.

From Catherine: Prayers of Thanks to the Redeemer community. Thank you for all of your prayers for my father-in-law, Tom Richardson. He had a prognosis of prostate cancer but last week was delivered a miracle after further testing showed he does NOT have prostate cancer. Thanks be to God and thanks for your prayers.

From Linda Graebner-Smith and Fred Smith: Prayers for Fred's sister, Karen, who had a knee replacement this last week. She is home resting and just started therapy on Monday.

From Pastor Julie: Healing prayers for Debbie and Jim Firzlaff. Debbie is on the mend from a Scleroderma flare up. Jim will be getting more tests for his cancer this week.

From Pastor Julie: Please lift healing prayers for Nancy Jones who is facing a new health challenge.

From Pastor Julie: Please continue to pray for Rick Eggert as he has pulmonary testing this week.

From Pastor Julie: Please lift healing prayers for community member, John Harder, who is having cardiac issues.

May 4th

Bob & Joan Dietlmeier

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W220N4915 Town Line Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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