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Are your kids ready for an epic adventure?

Are your kids ready for an epic adventure?

Then they won’t want to miss a minute at Camp Kilimanjaro, the most exciting place around! At Camp Kilimanjaro, kids will learn to walk in God’s wisdom as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas.

VBS June 12th-16th, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Redeemer Reformed Church
1300 Lilac Drive N
Golden Valley, MN 55422

All kids ages 4-12 years very welcome!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

…or registration forms can be downloaded for printing here.  Please return completed forms to Liz, via email by attaching the completed form and sending to lizgilman2002@gmail.com , or the registration form can also be mailed to Liz Gilman at: 321 Aster Drive,
Northfield, MN 55057.

Download a printable invite for your friends HERE!

Vacation Bible School at Camp Kilimanjaro will be led with excitement, so contact us today! We’re calling all trekkers to join us in an epic expedition through Proverbs!

Thoughts on Heaven

Thoughts on Heaven as the year closes and new one begins. Thoughts on Heaven

Heaven, and in particular I have in mind our heritage in the New Heaven and the New Earth, is something Christians ought to meditate on. Not speculate about, but meditate on. While the Bible warns us not to speculate on “the secret things” that “belong to the Lord our God,” yet, “those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever…” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

Heaven as a land of hope and glory is part of that revelation. Admittedly, our Lord has not given us exhaustive details about land. We aren’t provided a sort of travel agents brochure of the eternal city. In fact, Paul tells us that “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Still, our fathers in the Faith, those listed in the Book of Hebrews in Chapter 11, were characterized as a people who longed for a better, that is a heavenly country, a city with foundations, who builder and maker is God. By faith they looked for that city—they desired it. By faith they viewed the heavenly country from afar and sought it all their lives long.

They were looking for a better country because they had some idea of what that country was like. The angle by which they—and we—view that future land is by faith informed by God’s revelation.

One passage that recently drew me to meditate on heaven is Malachi 4:2. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall” (ESV).

In the context, Malachi is speaking of the Day of the Lord, the day of final judgement. On that day, “the sun of righteousness will arise with healing in its wings.” Jesus Christ will come with the shout of the archangel and the clear trumpet blast sounding for all to hear.

Those who fear God’s name will experience the sun kissed renewal of the eternally Righteous One. He who comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found. And all our heartaches, all our fears, all our wounds and all our weariness will be gone. The blind will see, the deaf hear, the lame leap, all tears will be wiped from our eyes. No more death. Healing!

On that Day, we will enter into the joy of our Lord. The picture of this joyful freedom and deliverance pulses with vitality.

“You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” Anyone who has raised cattle has seen this. When you let out a bunch of well-fed young calves that have been cooped up in a stall, it’s really quite comical to watch. They race around, kicking and bucking and pawing. They are the very definition of exuberant vitality. It’s a picture of pure joy and delight in being free and alive!

There is so very much suffering in this world crying out for healing. I think of my father living daily with numerous pains. Of my father-in-law struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. Of a woman whose nervous system is mangled from the effects of a medication meant to heal her. Of a cousin living with torturous pain that defies relief. Of those challenged with autism. Of a person who battles the relentless darkness of depression. Of the souls haunted by the memories and wounds of physical and sexual abuse. Of those grieving the loss of loved ones. Of those oppressed, persecuted, mocked, tortured, imprisoned in service to their savior.

But our Jesus has redeemed us from the curse. He defeated the power of sin and death and hell. By His stripes we are healed. And we shall be changed!

I have often tried to imagine what it will be like one day to be finally free from sin, and all the burdens and frustrations of living in this sinful world, and this sin-laden body. And suddenly to be forever freed from that. What a relief! What a moment of sheer joy that will be to be finally FREE! No more creaky joints and old bones and tired muscles. Disease, pain, arthritis, grief, depression, sin—HEALED! To be given to enjoy complete freedom from any evil thing.

The Day is coming when I won’t have to imagine this. Without a doubt I shall run around like those freed calves! Jesus is coming quickly.

What a day of joy! What a much longed for day of joy that will be! Don’t you find your heart crying, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” JS 12/31/2016

Annual Carol Singing

Annual Carol Singing at Covenant Village on Friday 9th December at 6.30pm.
Come and join our informal group in making a joyful noise for the residents of Covenant Village, 5800 St Croix Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422. Directions can also be found here: http://www.covenantvillageofgoldenvalley.org/directions
All ages are very welcome!
Begins at 6.30 pm sharp, in the Dining Lounge, (same place as previous years), for half an hour, and then swing back to Redeemer for some light refreshments. Any one with questions please contact Liz.(lizgilman2002@gmail.com o507 645 7716).

Reformation Day service 2016

This year our Reformation Day service Oct 30 at Mission OPC in St Paul. Rev Sawtelle will lead the service with Rev Jim Hoekstra preaching. 5 PM.

Vacation Bible School at Redeemer, June 13th – 17th 2016

The Race is On!

Vacation Bible School at Redeemer, June 13th – 17th 2016

Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Gospel message, crafts, games, singing, puppet shows and snacks.
Open to all from age 4 -12 years old.

Download and print a Registration form here and Memory Verse Challenge from here. Registration form should be put in Andrea Munson’s church mailbox, or mailed to her at: 7785 171st St W, Lakeville, MN 55044. Deadline May 8th 2016.

You can download the VBS music CD in MP3 format compressed into a single zip file here VBS Music

Any questions email: Liz Gilman @ lizgilman2002@gmail.com.

Christmas Eve Service at Emmaus Road

Emmaus Road Reformed Church and Redeemer Reformed Church are holding a joint Christmas Eve service, featuring Lessons and Carols at 4 PM on Dec. 24th. The service will be held at Emmaus Road Eden Lake Elementary School, 12000 Anderson Lakes Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN. Rev. Kron and Rev. Marinelli will be officiating.

Reformation Day Children’s Event

You are invited to our 4th annual

Reformation Day Children’s Event

Redeemer Reformed Church

1300 Lilac Drive N

Golden Valley, MN 55422

October 31st 2015

4-6.30pm

Download the flyer HERE

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Heidelberg Youth Camp 2015

Covenant Youth Camp is July 7-10 this year and the Christian education committee would like to get a head count of those planning to attend to make sure there is adequate transportation. Please sign up on the sheet provided on the information table in the narthex or by downloading and printing this PDF file. If anyone has a van or SUV they are willing to loan for the trip please contact a member of the committee or send an email to ec@redeemerrcus.org. For any other questions about the camp please contact Rev. Sawtelle.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 8-12th, 9.30am-12.30pm………The King is Coming!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 8-12th, 9.30am-12.30pm……...The King is Coming!

Open to those 4-12 years old. Enjoy puppets, Bible time, crafts, snacks and more! Registration forms and Invitation sheets can be downloaded here, or picked up at Redeemer. There will be a closing program on Friday, June 12th, at 12 noon, an opportunity for family and friends to see some of what the children have been learning and doing over the week.

 

UPDATE! The registration deadline has been extended and you now have until May 10th to register! Hurry, while there is still time!

 

If you have any questions please send an email to vbs@redeemerrcus.org.

 

You can download the registration form for printing here: Redeemer Reformed Church VBS 2015 Registration Form.

You can download a printable flyer to give to your friends and neighbors here: Redeemer Reformed Church VBS 2015 Invite.

You can download the memory verse to get started on your memorization today here: Redeemer Reformed Church VBS 2015 Memory Verse.

You can download the VBS music CD in MP3 format compressed into a single zip file here: The King is Coming.

Good Friday Service – April 3rd at 7pm

On April 3rd at 7 pm, we will have a worship service to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. Please join us for a service in which we sing God’s praise and the good news of Christ’s atoning sacrifice for our sins is preached.