ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Tickets for the 135th Anniversary Luncheon is now available ($35) Please check your email for all activities surrounding the anniversary or see Deaconess Toni Walker for additional information.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (LCR) in Woburn has money available to provide tuition assistance for a family interested in sending a three- or four-year-old child to the Little Hands Big Hearts (LHBH) Preschool. The focus of this scholarship is to help ensure the diversity at LHBH reflects the diversity of our Woburn community and to foster inclusion. The family must live in Woburn and be able to provide transportation to and from the preschool. The child selected for the scholarship will have a place reserved for January 2022. Applications are on the LCR website at https://www.redeemerwoburn.org and must be completed and received by LCR no later than September 30, 2021. 

Rev. Jerrell Riggins will be installed as Pastor of Green Street Baptist Church, Melrose, MA on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 4p. Everyone is Invited.

St. John’s and Redeemer of the Lutheran Church will continue their “Courageous Conversations” on Sunday, October 3rd at The Redeemer Church. Weather permitting it will take place on the church grounds outside. The conversation starts at 2 pm.

ORDER OF WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, September 26, 2021

DEVOTIONAL PERIOD………………..……………Praise & Worship

CALL TO WORSHIP ………………………………

*MUSICAL SELECTION……………..…………..……Congregation

*INVOCATION…………………………………………………..Ministerial Staff

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE…………………………………..

CHURCH NOTICES/WELCOME ……………………Church Clerk

MUSICAL SELECTION………………..……….….…..Congregation

**ALTAR CALL AND PRAYER………………………….Diaconate Member

MUSICAL SELECTION……………………..………

*WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING………..………….. Financial Staff

DOXOLOGY…………………………..………..……….Hymn #650

“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

**SCRIPTURE READING…………………………<Min. Carolyn Grey

MUSICAL SELECTION ………………………….…

MESSAGE …………………………………Rev. Carolyn Grey

*INVITATIONAL H YMN………………..…………… ……

*CALL TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP….…

BENEDICTION

** DOORS CLOSED USHERS: ADULT USHER BOARD

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

September 27th – October 3, 2021

Monday: Praise the Rock of Our Salvation (Psalm 95)

Tuesday: Stones Shout Out (Luke 19:28, 36-40)

Wednesday: Indescribable and Glorious Joy (1 Peter 1:3-9)

Thursday: Sing to God a New Song (Psalm 98)

Friday: A Continuous Sacrifice of Praise (Hebrews 13:12-16)

Saturday: Rejoice in God’s Mighty Rule (Psalm 66:1-7)

Sunday: Enter God’s Courts with Praise (Psalm 100)

Sunday School Lesson for October 3, 2021

Make a Joyful Noise

Bible Background: Psalm 100

Devotional Reading: Psalm 66:1-7

Weekly Activities

Sunday – Sunday School – 9:40 a.m.

Sunday – Morning Worship Service – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday – PRAYER/ SHARE Bible Study – 7:30 pm

Wednesday Noon Day Call 1- 605-475-4700 Code – 954263

Friday – Men, Women, and Children’s Bible Study- 8:00 pm

Please check the bulletin board downstairs

Employment Opportunities

Our Daily Bread

Read: Matthew 11:25-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will

give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Rest Well

The clock blinked 1:55 a.m. Burdened by a late-night text conversation, sleep wasn’t coming. I unwound the mummy-like clutch of my tangled sheets and padded quietly to the couch. I Googled what to do to fall asleep but instead found what not to do: don’t take a nap or drink caffeine or work out late in the day. Check. Reading further on my tablet, I was advised not to use “screen time” late either. Oops. Texting hadn’t been a good idea. When it comes to resting well, there are lists of what not to do.

In the Old Testament, God handed down rules regarding what not to do on the Sabbath in order to embrace rest. In the New Testament, Jesus offered a new way. Rather than stressing regulations, Jesus called the disciples into the relationship. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). In the preceding verse, Jesus pointed to His own ongoing relationship of oneness with His Father—the One He’s revealed to us. The provision of ongoing help Jesus enjoyed from the Father is one we can experience as well.

While we’re wise to avoid certain pastimes that can interrupt our sleep, resting well in Christ has more to do with relationship than regulation. I clicked my reader off and laid my burdened heart down on the pillow of Jesus’ invitation: “Come to me . . .”