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The Story - Chapter 2: God Builds a Nation
This Weekend in Worship: March 22 & 23
The Story

Immediately after Adam and Eve sinned, God began his promise to make things right. His plan? To move a man, Abram, from his homeland and begin a nation in which would bring about the Messiah. While the journey wasn't smooth, the book of Hebrews tells us that despite their doubts, confusion and trials, Abram moved in faith, trusting that God had a greater story in mind. Are we different in how we approach life? Come and hear their story while you think back on your own.

The Story - Chapter 3: Joseph
Next Weekend in Worship: March 29 & 30
Life Group Guide
Life Group Guide

This weekend in your worship bulletin is a Life Group Guide that covers Chapter 3 from The Story. Everyone is encouraged to use the guide to help prepare for next weekend's sermon message called "Chapter 3: Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharoah" Along with the guide, Life Groups were provided a DVD to watch a 10-15 minute video featuring Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. It's a great conversation starter!

The Story - Children's Ministry
Sunday School & PEAK Children's Church: The Story on Weekends
The Story for Children Chapter 1
Parent's Page
This weekend, children from preschool to the fifth grade begin The Story: Chapter 2 in their Sunday School or PEAK Children's Church classes. Stories are read from the wonderfully animated books The Story for Little Ones or The Story for Children. Parents are encouraged to download our Parent Pages to use through the week. Children's curriculum always syncs with the weekend sermon message.
The Story - Redeemer Student Ministry
RsM Night: Covering The Story on Wednesday Nights
RsM Family Devo
RsM Family Devotional
Redeemer Student Ministries covered Chapter 2 of The Story on Wednesday, March 19 during RsM Night at the Greeley site.

Everyone picks up with Chapter 3 on Wednesday, March 26. Like the Parent Pages, RsM Family Devotionals will be available to download. Stay tuned for our Parent Page for Chapter 3. It will be available on our Resource Page of our website early next week.
Broken Bread - Lenten Midweek Worship
Wednesday, March 26
Lenten Midweek Series 2014

"Broken Bread" is the theme of this week's Lenten worship as we take a close look at John 6:48-58. Jesus is himself the broken bread that sustains us, nourished us and gives us new life. He offers himself freely and fully to satisfy our souls. We thank the Lord for his willingness to be broken and poured out for us.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
Our first build date is tomorrow, Saturday, March 22

Habitat Redeemer Build 2012

Redeemer is teaming up with churches all over Northern Colorado to build a series of homes for those in need in Fort Collins. Redeemer's first build day is Saturday, March 22! We still need eight more volunteers to help. Questions? Contact: Kevin Pennock.

Journey to the Cross
Takes place April 12 & 13 for children in PEAK & Sunday School

Journey to the Cross 2

Journey to the Cross takes place the weekend of April 12 & 13 during PEAK Children's Church and Sunday School at both sites. It's an experiential walk that helps kids better understand the last week of Jesus' life. At the SoFoCo site, Sunday School children are asked to be in their classroom by 9:25 a.m. While pick-up for 1st through 5th-graders is in the Life Center, preschoolers can be picked in their regular classrooms.

Events, News & Information

Sunday Adult Education

Sunday Adult Education classes take place Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at the SoFoCo site in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare is available. Classes taking place this weekend:

  • The Story: Dig into The Story with Kent Bruxvoort and the Redeemer Teaching Team.
  • Simply Jesus: Come take a fresh, new look at the words of Jesus from some of his familiar parables. Led by Cam Fuerniss. 

New! Dr. Cooper to lead new class

When our faith is challenged and there seems no solution, what do we do? Join Dr. Cooper in his exploration of 1 John and its timeless message of certainty for one's faith in Christ and assurance of salvation. This class begins Sunday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the SoFoCo site.


Join Greeley for The Story

Join us Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Greeley site (drop-ins welcome) for a study of The Story. Great learning opportunity and lively discussion. We are using the Max Lucado DVD series for this 32-week, church-wide experience. Let's go deeper into God's Word together. Contact: Pastor Gerry


Thursday Living in Community 'TLC' Potluck: March 27

A potluck meal, community, laughter and "unwind time" are all part of our Thursday Living in Community (TLC) night at Redeemer Greeley. Every fourth Thursday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., everyone is invited to join us! Contact: Pastor Gerry.


Lutheran World Relief 'LWR' Life Group's Quilt Day

The LWR Life Group's churchwide Quilting Day is Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Takes place at SoFoCo site. Lunch included. No experience needed. Quilt kits now available for those who can sew. See booth at SoFoCo site. Contact: Fran Ausenhus.


Spring volleyball starts Monday & Tuesday

Redeemer is seeking players who would like to join the fun. There are two co-ed leagues: recreational on Mondays and competitive on Tuesdays. Season starts: March 24 & 25. Location: Heritage Christian Academy. Practices: March 9, 14 and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Life Center at the SoFoCo site. Interested? Contact: Sarah Heber


Project Harmony Benefit Concert

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to hear local musicians at Spotlight Music in support of Project Harmony. Contact: Lacey Jo Mirus.


Cancer Support Ministry

The mission of Redeemer's Cancer Support Ministry is to connect those whose lives are challenged by cancer to Jesus by extending love, care, encouragement and support. If you have been diagnosed, or know someone who has we would like to offer them support, please contact Linda Ruybal at 416-8705.


Eighth-grade Rite of Passage Lock-In is April 4 & 5

Takes place Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m. to Saturday, April 5 at noon at SoFoCo site. All eighth-graders expected to attend. Contact Pastor Ryan if you can't come. Cost: $15 payable any time. Parent volunteers are needed as chaperones! To help, please click here. Contact: Wendy Gorman.

Places to Serve

Alaska Missions- Informational Meeting is Sunday, April 6

We are sending a mission team to run a Vacation Bible School in Homer, Alaska, on the south end of the Kenai Peninsula. We would love to have you be a part of the team! Dates are June 14 to 22, approximate cost is $1,100-$1,400 per person. Look for the booth March 29/30. Deadline to sign up and final informational meeting is Sunday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the South Fort Collins site. Need info? Contact Brittany Kuti.


Vacation Bible School volunteer registration open

Weird Animal VBS takes place June 9 to 13 at our South Fort Collins site and June 24 to 26 at the Greeley site, both from 9 a.m. to noon. To sign up to volunteer, please click here.


Serve as coffee host

We are in need of additional people to serve on our Sunday morning coffee host teams at South Fort Collins site. Interested? Contact: Gina Kali.


Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins - Our Build Days Coming Up

Redeemer is teaming up with churches all over Northern Colorado to build a series of homes for those in need in Fort Collins. Dates to serve are: Saturday, April 12; Friday, May 2; or Saturday, May 3. To sign up, please click here. Questions? Contact: Kevin Pennock.


Weld County Food Bank

Please join us at the Weld County Food Bank on Thursday, April 17 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. and help prepare emergency food boxes, repackage bulk items, prepare the mobile food pantry and perform food safety checks. All welcome (children ages 7+ too). Register early. Limit 15 people. Come as late as 5:30 p.m. Event takes place every third Thursday. To sign up, please click here.


Seventh-grade confirmands & parents to help with brunch

It is our tradition that seventh-grade students and parents host the Confirmation brunch on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ways to help: bakers, set-up, serving and clean-up. To help, click here.


Teacher position available

Redeemer Early Childhood Center is looking to fill a part-time teacher and teacher assistant position for the 2014-2015 school year. Go to our website, visit the Early Childhood tab, and click on Employment Opportunity page for more information and an application. Submit application and resume by Monday, March 31 to Director Teckla Coerber at teckla@redeemerconnect.com.


Speak up to be a Greeley reader

Thank you to those who joined our Greeley Reader Team! More readers are needed for the first reading of worship. Do you have a strong voice and like to read in front of others? We provide the readings, pronunciation and helpful hints. Sign up at Greeley's purple Rejoice table. Questions? Contact: Molly Packard.


Donuts make great fellowship

Help encourage fellowship after our SoFoCo services by signing up to sponsor donut holes! We have many open spots to celebrate or honor as special occasion. Cost is $45. Please sign up and get payment envelopes at the south entrance bulletin board near the Church Office.


Sing in The Easter Choir in the Worship Center

Adult singers are invited to sing with The Redeemer Choir at 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. services on Easter Sunday (April 20) at the South Fort Collins site. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, April 3 & 10, and Wednesday, April 16. Contact: Phil Barnett.


Sing on Easter Sunday in a small ensemble in Life Center

Singers are needed to form a small ensemble at 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. services on Easter Sunday at the SoFoCo site. Contact: Lacey Jo Mirus.


Easter Parking Lot Help

Help manage traffic, curbside drop off and parking. Contact: Ryan Mirus.


Friendly Hosts for South Fort Collins Site

Seeking hosts to offer a warm welcome to everyone who enters the South Fort Collins site. To sign up, please click here.


Easter Brunch at South Fort Collins Site

Easter Sunday begins at 5:30 a.m. for many of our staff members and volunteers. We want to keep them well fed and energized! To sign up to cook or serve, place click here.


Easter Egg Goodie Donations

Children's Ministries is seeking plastic prefilled Easter eggs, goodies and toy donations for our upcoming Easter egg hunts at both sites. Drop off by Sunday, April 6 at the SoFoCo Children's Check-In booth or Church Office or Greeley PEAK Check-In area.  Note: All candy must be wrapped.


Easter Egg-Stravaganzas on April 19

Our Easter Egg-Stravaganza takes place Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the SoFoCo site or 2 p.m. at the Greeley site! Let's make this event a fun experience for all children who walk through our doors. 

  • To help at the South Fort Collins site, please click here.
  • To help at the Greeley site, please click here.

Purchase an Easter Lily

Purchase an Easter lily for just $8! Indicate that your lilies are in memory or in honor of a loved one, in celebration of an event or to the glory of God! Your commemoration will appear in special insert over Easter weekend. Sign up and make your payment in the SoFoCo Church Office or Greeley Welcome Center.


RsM Students & Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Seeking students to help hide the Easter eggs and lead children to the hunt on April 13. To sign up, please click here.


RsM Students & South Fort Collins Sunrise Worship

RsM leads our sunrise service on Sunday, April 20 at 6 a.m. We are seeking readers, singers, cross carriers, candle carriers, greeters and flag & streamer wavers. To sign up, please click here.


RsM Students & South Fort Collins Worship

Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. We are seeking RsM students to serve as cross carriers, candle carriers, flag & streamer wavers. To sign up, please click here.


Greeley Site Easter Celebration Worship

Sunday, April 20 at 10 a.m. We are seeking students to be flag wavers. To sign up, please click here.


Children's Ministries is getting set for summer

Every day God does wonderful things and we see it all around us. The sun rises. Flowers and trees bloom. Rainbows show up in the sky. Children can learn these truths from the Bible, as well as hearing them from PEAK Children's Church or Sunday School teachers and helpers. Would you like to share this message with children? Prayerfully consider serving once or twice a month during summer Sunday School, or PEAK classes at either site. Contact Missy Salzer (South Fort Collins) or Lindsay Thorsted (Greeley). 
Bulletin Board

A day for caregivers in Northern Colorado

The Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado presents Elder Care Resource Day on Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at Redeemer's South Fort Collins site. It's a day of learning for family caregivers. Visit their website by clicking here. 


New Beginnings Luncheon

The Lutheran Family Services "New Beginnings" Luncheon is Thursday, April 10th from 12:00-1:15 p.m. at the Drake Centre in Ft. Collins.  Join LFS for this complimentary lunch hosted by 9News Anchor, Kim Christiansen, and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.  Please contact Molly at 970.232.1170 or molly.ford@lfsrm.org. Please visit www.lfsrm.org/events for more information.


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