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May 19, 2020
In an effort to wisely care for you and thoughtfully make future plans, we put together a ten-question survey related to physically gathering again. We remain cautious about relaunching, both for your safety and due to the ever-changing and unpredictable restrictions. Nevertheless, we need your help to plan accordingly. The purpose of this survey is to gauge your interest and comfort level. We want to know how you’re doing and what you think. Please take five minutes to complete this survey.
April 25, 2020
COVID regulations continue to impact our daily lives. As weariness sets in and the quarantine drags, remember to seek and set your mind on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of the Father. This too shall pass, but not before God accomplishes all His redemptive purposes. Our Shepherd will lead us, we need only to follow.
As we enter the weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Redemption Kids is now offering online children’s ministry classes for kids two years to grade six! Each 15-20 minute lesson is from The Gospel Project curriculum and will be available every Saturday. Check it out on our website. It may also be an outreach opportunity if you have family or neighbors with kids.
- Redemption Welcome is happening after church on Sunday, May 3, so invite anyone who may want to learn more about our church. Guests can register online.
- The three-part Redemption Essentials class is happening Monday May 4, 11, 18 at 8-9PM on Zoom. If Redemption Church is your church family, then you need to complete this course. We want everyone to be united in doctrine, discipleship, and direction. Register online.
- Now is a great time to join a small group! These groups are the primary way we care for one another and it’s important we stay connected during this pandemic. If you’re not in a group, apply online.
- Lastly, many people are searching and confused during COVID. We are considering offering Christianity Explored online. Email me if you know anyone who might participate in the course, so we can gauge the interest.
March 18, 2020
Redemption, we want to let you know about an opportunity to gather together through technology. Each weekday from 12-12:15ish we want to invite to pause your day, if possible and join us for prayer. Pastor Trevor will do a short intro and then we will spend the time seeking the Lord together. There will also be an opportunity for you to share a specific burden that you may have so that we can seek the Lord together for that particular need.
Just a couple weeks ago we were reminded in 1 Peter 4:7 of the importance of prayer in light of the fact that we live in the last days. Let’s seek to grow in this amazing grace that the Lord has given us during this unique time in history that we live in. In midst of a world that is tossing to and fro it is so important that we keep our eyes on the Lord. I’m looking forward to this time together each day.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near”
March 17, 2020
On behalf of the elders, we want to assure you that it’s our deepest desire to honour the Lord, care for you, and love our neighbours during these unusual circumstances. Late Monday afternoon, therefore, we prayerfully discussed how to move forward in light of the government recommendations related to COVID-19. In an effort to love others, honour the governing authorities, and protect our church community, beginning this Sunday (Mar 22), our weekly service will happen online until further notice. Please plan to worship with us online Sundays @ 10AM.
During these difficult times, we want to continue to faithfully spur one another on and encourage one another (Heb 10:24,25; 3:13), so we’re working on creative ways to reduce risk and stay connected. For example, we’re planning to pray together daily at lunchtime (Mon-Fri). For 10-15 minutes we’ll reconnect online through prayer and encouragement, as we seek to be salt and light for our Lord. More details about how to connect online are coming soon.
In addition to online worship gatherings, we think it’s important to provide resources for parents to disciple their children. We recommend families participate in online worship together on Sundays and then take advantage of other resources during the week. A separate email to parents will list helpful resources for talking to your children about coronavirus, leading family worship, and accessing The Gospel Project curriculum.
As far as small groups are concerned, your leader will contact you with details related to your specific group. We desire small groups to be a primary source of prayer, care, accountability, and personal fellowship.
Redemption, current events remind us that we’re not in control. This can be very unsettling. Let’s remember, however, that the Lord is in control and we can trust Him. The prophet Isaiah wrote: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. (Isa 26:3,4).As our world is tossed to-and-fro by daily news, it’s so good to know that the Lord is an everlasting rock. He never changes; He is as faithful today as He was a week ago. May we focus on Him at this time and serve Him well, as we reach out to a lost and dying world.
As we’ve learned in 1 Peter, we’re called to be good citizens who respect and pray for our government. So, we encourage you to pray for Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Kenney, Dr. Hinshaw, Mayor Nenshi, and the others involved in deciding next steps.
Also, prayerfully consider how you can reach out to your neighbours or your co-workers through practical means such as picking up groceries or sharing your own resources. Remember to proclaim the hope that you have in Christ. We do not fear and we do not worry, because we know the One who holds the world in His hands and we trust Him. Let’s tell others about Him.
With the disruption in our daily schedules, let’s not forget to intentionally study God’s Word and pray for one another. We love you and are asking the Lord to strengthen your faith so that we know Christ more and more as we seek Him daily. Let’s maximize this opportunity to be God’s ambassadors.
You are Loved!