News at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Council is very pleased to report that the six properties were listed for sale early last week and two of the 60x160 lots on Arlington are already under contract at very attractive prices.

There is very active interest from two parties in the north 60x190 lot, and Council will keep you updated.

The remaining architect work on our handicap access project will take about eight weeks to complete. If our funding is in place by then, we will proceed to the building permit and subcontractor bid stage right away. The earliest feasible groundbreaking would therefore be January 4, 2018 according to our architect and general contractor. 

The “Deeply Rooted - Bearing Fruit” pledge campaign was launched in May, 2014 and reached its conclusion in May, 2017.  This campaign has collected almost $540,000 in support of our building accessibility project, Center remodeling, and family ministry.  It was the biggest effort of its kind in the history of Redeemer.

Those who wish to make one more contribution toward their pledge may do so this month, until June 25, at which time we will wind up that campaign and do a final report on its results and get ready to move on to future stewardship endeavors.

Of course, after the end of June contributions can still be designated for our special projects, but they would not be included as part of this campaign.

Members can now use a program called “Simply Giving” to make their regular offerings to Redeemer by electronic funds transfer (EFT).  You may already be using EFT to pay many of your utility and other bills through automatic withdrawals from your checking account.  Electronic transfers are generally considered to be more convenient and secure than transactions made by cash or check.

There is no cost to you for this new option. If you are currently giving on a weekly or monthly basis, you will no longer need to write 52 checks or 12 checks a year, and the church will not have to handle and process them.  Also, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your regular offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

“Simply Giving” is sponsored by Thrivent and operated by Vanco, a company that provides this service for thousands of congregations like ours.

If you would like to make your regular offerings to be made automatically by electronic funds transfer, please fill out an authorization form.  A copy is included here or is available at church.  You can return it in the offering plate or send it to the church office where the information will be entered into Vanco’s secure site.

Of course you may continue making your contributions by check or cash.  If you do decide to contribute electronically but would like to put something into the offering plate during the service, you may use your envelope and indicate on it that you made your contribution by EFT.

Thank you for considering this new Simply Giving opportunity.  Additional information is available from the Finance Chair, Bruce Hasher., using the form below.

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