Last Day of the Church Year Online Worship

Thank you for joining us for online worship. We observe Divine Service 3 from the Lutheran Service Book. All of the words for hymns and the liturgy will appear on screen. God’s richest blessings on your worship.

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Pentecost 24 Online Worship

Thank you for joining us for online worship. We observe Divine Service Setting 3 from Lutheran Service Book. All the lyrics of the hymns and liturgies will appear in the service video. A bulletin is included below for those who desire one. God’s richest blessings upon your worship!

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Update: In-Person Services to Resume

Beloved in the Lord,


Greetings in Christ. I am relieved to report that at this time no other attendees of our 11 AM service on Nov. 1st have become symptomatic or had a positive coronavirus test. Using the best and current guidance of the CDC the elders and I have concluded we can resume in-person worship. Therefore we will resume our regular in-person services this Sunday, November 15th, at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Our online service will still be posted on our website and Facebook as well.

On November 15th we will also hold our Voter’s Meeting in the Fellowship Hall after the 8:30 AM service. (9:45 AM to 10:45 AM). We respectfully ask that everyone wear a mask for the meeting. If you are voting member please plan on attending. We will be discussing and approving our 2021 budget. If you are a voting member and cannot come to the meeting our Constitution permits proxy voting. Please call the office or email us at rels31904@hotmail.com with your proxy vote regarding the 2021 budget. If you need a copy of the draft budget please email us and request one. We will reply back with an attached copy.

In Christ’s service,
Pastor Estes

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Divine Call Deliberation Announcement

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

On October 18th I received a divine call to pastoral ministry at Concordia Lutheran Church of Louisville, Kentucky. After much prayer and careful consideration, I have been led to accept the call to Concordia. There were a number of factors leading me to this decision. In short, I concluded that it is best for both churches, as well as me and my family, that I accept the call.  As I stated two weeks ago, there are no negative reasons for my departure. I am grateful and humbled to have served Redeemer for the first twelve years of my ministry. You received me and my family from the seminary with open arms and have blessed us with Christian friendship and love.  My family and I thank God always for calling me here to serve you. Your next pastor will be incredibly blessed to be a part of the Columbus community and our Redeemer family.

I plan on remaining at my charge at Redeemer through the Christmas season and will confirm a release date with our leadership soon. That date will likely be in January. I humbly request a peaceful release from my call to Redeemer on the agreed upon date so that I may be installed at Concordia. Until then, I am keeping our church in my prayers. I trust that the call process will serve as an opportunity for spiritual and missional growth and that the Lord will bless Redeemer with a faithful pastor. 

As I complete my call to Redeemer, please know that I am here to minister to you. If I can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to ask. If you have any questions regarding my deliberation of the call to Concordia, I will be happy to answer them. May the Lord continually bless and keep you.

In Christ’s service,

Pastor Estes

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Pentecost 23 Online Service

Thank you for joining us for online worship. We observe Divine Service Setting 3 from Lutheran Service Book. All the lyrics of the hymns and liturgies will appear in the service video. A bulletin is included below for those who desire one. God’s richest blessings upon your worship!

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Covid-19 Policy Action

Beloved,

As per our Covid-19 policies we are suspending in-person services for the next two weeks. Online services will continue. An individual who attended our 11:00 AM service has tested positive for the coronavirus. Please take the necessary precautions determined by your employer policies or the CDC. Unless you are otherwise notified we will resume services on November 22nd.

The German Meal scheduled for November 13th is still going to take place as planned. All volunteers are following the highest sanitation standards, using PPE, and will be screened with a temperature check. No one with any symptoms is permitted to volunteer for the event. If you desire to cancel your order your money will be refunded.

Let us trust the Lord’s mercy during this time and keep our congregation in prayer.

In Christ’s service,

Pastor Estes

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All Saints Day Online Worship

Thank you for joining us for online worship. All lyrics of the hymns and words of liturgy will appear on your screen. We pray the Lord will bless you with His word of hope and comfort.

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Divine Call Announcement

October 24th, 2020

Reformation Sunday

Beloved in the Lord,

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! On Sunday October 18th I received a Divine Call from Concordia Lutheran Church in Louisville, KY. What this means is that I currently have two Calls from God and His church to serve in the Pastoral Ministry, one being my current Call to Redeemer and another to Concordia. Part of the responsibility of our Synod’s pastors is to be open to God’s will and ask for the discernment of His Holy Spirit to consider the Divine Calls of our congregations. This is a normal process for our pastors and congregations, and provides us with an opportunity for reflection and prayer about the ministry of Redeemer.

            Firstly, I recognize that this can create a mixture of emotions for the members of our congregation. I know the Lord will grant us His peace during this time, but it’s natural that some of us may feel strong emotions about it. I know that in Christian love we will be patient with one another.

            Secondly, I want to reassure all of you that there were no negative reasons why I was open to discussing a possible Call to another congregation. It is part of my role and duty as a Minister of the Word to be open to considering Calls from congregations. My Pastoral responsibility toward our church body compelled me to speak with Concordia’s Call committee. I am grateful to God for every one of you and the ministry here at Redeemer. We have so much to be grateful for in you. You faithfully care for me and my family. I can’t thank God enough for the blessings of calling me to such a wonderful congregation.

            Thirdly, everything at this time is preliminary. This announcement does not mean I will accept the Call to Concordia. Rather, my purpose is to let you know about this time of consideration. Jen and I will visit Concordia to meet with the congregation and leadership. We will prayerfully seek the Lord’s will and ask for our Father in heaven for discernment and guidance from His Holy Spirit. When we return, I will continue to give prayerful consideration as I hear from you and our congregation’s leadership. A final decision will likely be reached by or before mid-November.

            Fourthly, this is an opportunity for us to reflect together about our congregation and our ministry. We have so many blessings here at Redeemer, we can thank God for them. We have opportunities to serve and love one another and our community. I desire your counsel and input. I also ask for your prayers for me and my family as we seek the Lord’s will. We can trust that the Holy Spirit will guide us to do what is best for all parties involved.

            Finally, Concordia has sent a letter to our congregation to notify us of the Call and to communicate their encouragement and prayers. Our brothers and sisters at Concordia recognize how difficult this news and the call process can be for a congregation and they are praying for us. We can also pray for them.

            If you have any questions or would like to give me your input, I will be glad to talk with you. I welcome your feedback as it will be helpful to me as I consider the Lord’s Call. Again, I thank God for every one of you and I am praying for us as we begin this process.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”  – Romans 15:13

                                                                                                In Christ’s service,

                                                                                                Pastor Estes

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Reformation Sunday Online Worship

Thank you for joining us for online worship. We observe Divine Service Setting 3 from Lutheran Service Book. All the lyrics of the hymns and liturgies will appear in the service video. A bulletin is included below for those who desire one. God’s richest blessings upon your worship!

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Pentecost 20 Online Worship

Thank you for joining us for online worship. We observe Divine Service Setting 3 from Lutheran Service Book. All the lyrics of the hymns and liturgies will appear in the service video.

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