Table Time Tuesday- Sept. 20

mealPlan to be here for a good time with your Redeemer family when T3  starts up again on Tuesday, Sept. 20!

Here’s what’s up on “T3” evenings:

T3_logoDelicious food at 5:30 p.m.:
Forget cooking for a night! Bring the family and your friends out for a delicious, nutritious, low-cost dinner, and enjoy the fellowship. The cost is only $5.00 per person.

Devotional fellowship time at 6:30 p.m.:
– Confirmation students meet in their regular class
– Children get to watch a video together, or other special activities

Adults:Bible Study or other presentation

Children: Videos and other fun activities

Join us in our Parish Activity Centre for “T3”  every 3rd Tuesday of the month!

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Youth & Confirmands Events Line-Up

Youth and Confirmands, here’s an overview of the cool events coming up!  Mark your calendars, and invite your friends:


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Music Groups

We welcome Kevin Lee as our new Director of Music, and ask the Lord’s blessings on Kevin’s work among us.

Music is a lot of fun, enriching our lives and services –  new members are always welcome – so come out and have a good musical time with us! Our music groups start up again in the fall – a great time to try things out if you haven’t been involved before. Welcome!

Note: Start-up dates for each group TBA:

Handbell Choir (Bells): Thursdays  6:30-7:30 p.m.  

handbellchoir_sWhat’s involved?
The Handbell Choir plays in church every few months. You don’t need to know how to read music or have prior experience with handbells to join this group. It’s a fun way to make music as a team!

Senior Choir: Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.  

ChoirstartupWhat’s involved?
We sing at the 10:30 a.m. service about twice a month, plus at special services.
Rehearsals include voice and choir building, and a variety of repertoire.
Anyone over 14 years old who enjoys singing is welcome! No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to sing to the Lord.

Children’s Tone Chimes: Sundays 9:00-9:15 a.m. (just before Sunday School) 

tonechimesWhat’s involved?
Children of all ages enjoy making music together, learning to play tone chimes!  The group will play during Divine Services from time to time during the year.

Junior Choir: Sundays right after church 11:30-11:45 a.m. 

What’s involved?
Children of all ages enjoy singing together,  and contribute to the Divine Services from time to time during the year.

— For children’s tone chimes and choir: Parents, please make every effort to bring your children on time, every week, so they can enjoy participating with others, and learn their parts! Thank you!

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“Redeemer Reflections” – submissions due Sept. 19

Monday, Sept.19  is the deadline!  Board Directors, other group leaders and writers,  please submit your reports and articles to the church office by this date for the October edition of the newsletter.

“Redeemer Reflections” is our congregation’s print newsletter, issued monthly to all our church families. A thoughtful message from Pastor; reports from all the boards and groups, with planning, news, updates, schedules, and calendars; plus other information important to our church family, appear here. 

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Regular Service & Class Schedule

All are welcome – please join us!

Sunday School Rally Sunday is Sept 11, 2016!
Be there to meet your new teachers. Bring your friends!
Regular Bible classes and Sunday School resume Sept. 18, 2016!

Sept 18. – June:
9:15 a.m.: Sunday School and Bible Classes every Sunday
Meet in the PAC for joyful Sunday School Opening (plus coffee for adults), then proceed to individual classes at 9:30.

      – Adults and youth meet in the Board Room with Pastor at 9:30.

smglogo      – Sunday School from ages 3-13: 
All children ages 3-13 (Preschool to Confirmation) start in the gym together, then rotate for age-appropriate activities in the classrooms.
Youth may stay to participate as teachers/helpers, or attend the Adult Bible Class in the Board Room.

Tot Time every third Sunday of the month
Parents and their toddlers & babies join in with Sunday School opening in the PAC, then head over to the Nursery to get to know and hang out with other young families.

10:30 a.m.:  Divine Service every Sunday
Holy Communion is offered at every service.
A supervised nursery is available for children 4 years old and younger.

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Nicaragua Mission Updates: Jan.8-21

2014-01-17-LJ-VBS3_400The Jan. 8 – 21, 2016 Nicaragua Mission Trip is complete, and our team is safely home again!
Thanks be to God!

Our mission team headed out on Friday, January 8, and returned January 21, after a successful mission!

The group had participants from St. Paul’s Elmira, Redeemer Waterloo, Historic St. Paul’s Kitchener, Bethel Kitchener, Pilgrim Hamilton, Christ Mississauga, and two from Winnipeg. Contact person is team leader Lisa Jackson –  jacklis [at]

What did the 2016 mission trip include?

  • Vacation Bible School at four sites (Leon, Telica, Marononal, Cartonara), for more than 1000 children (also providing leader’s guides, teaching supplies, and food for the children).
  • Bible studies for adults
  • distributing food hampers free to needy families (cost per hamper $25)
  • construction on an agricultural project on the church grounds in Telica

To get a better idea, click here for highlights (pictures and information) of the 2014 and 2015 Nicaragua Mission trips.

Please keep the team members and all the ongoing outreach work in Nicaragua in your prayers!

Some of the Fundraising Initiatives that took place:

  • Buy some lovely gifts for yourself and others! In partnership with Karen Derksen of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kitchener, beautiful glasswork items from Kara’s Stained Glass, Kitchener, are being w offered for sale, at $20 each. In additions to those pictured, there will also be Winter and Christmas themed glass ornaments available. Half of the cost is being donated to our Nicaragua budget.  You can order these from any member of the mission team.
Glass artwork to support Nicaragua Mission

Glass artwork to support Nicaragua Mission

Glass artwork by Karen Derksen

Glass artwork to support Nicaragua Mission

Glass artwork by Karen Derksen

Glass artwork to support Nicaragua Mission

  • Donate toward food hampers ($25 each). Make a donation in someone else’s name, and we’ll have cards available for you to share that connection with them. Note, one $25 hamper feeds one of our Nicaraguan families for a month; no overhead costs are deducted. Hampers are hand delivered by one of your Nicaragua mission team members.
  • Donate any $ amount you wish toward the mission.


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About Redeemer Notes

Redeemer Notes provides occasional/supplemental information about our activities.
For most news about what is happening at Redeemer, please refer to our


  • website
  • online events calendar
  • if you are on Facebook, ask to become a friend of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waterloo
  • print media:
    • the church bulletin available every Sunday at worship services (See service times on the website). We welcome you to join us in worship!
    • Redeemer Reflections available to members in their church mailbox each month


Blessings to you!  Please keep in touch!

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Ladies’ Tuesday Work Group – material, sewing, yarn needed

Quilting LadiesCan you help?

1) The Ladies’ Tuesday Quilting Work Group  needs patterned material to make quilt tops for mission projects.

Also, anyone who would be able to sew, either at home or come in to the Church on Tuesday mornings to sew, is asked to please contact either Dorothy Jacobs or Joyce Murray.

2) Our knitters are running low on yarn for missions projects, and would appreciate donations of any kind of yarn. Please place the yarn downstairs on the bench in the ladies’ quilting area.


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Photo Library

Photo Library

Anyone interested in receiving a DVD containing pictures from Redeemer’s past, please see Carol Weiberg for a copy. Our plan is to continue adding pictures to this “photo library” each year and making them available at the beginning of each New Year.

If you currently have any pictures, digital, paper photographs or slides, that you would like to share with our members, please contact Darryll Holland and he will include them on our next DVD.

Also, if you plan on attending any of Redeemer functions in the future and are able to take pictures that we can include in the future, it would be appreciated.  As we look at the photos we do have, we realize that we never take enough pictures capturing our history.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Darryll at your convenience.

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Boards, Committees, PPC Meetings

Please check the Redeemer Calendar for meeting dates and times:


Lay Ministers Meetings: usually first Wednesday of each month.

Parish Planning Council (Directors of Boards and Church Administration): second Wednesday of the month, usually four times a year in Sept., Nov., Jan.,  May – please check the calendar for confirmed dates.

All Committees Meetings (i.e. members of all boards): third Wednesday of each month.

Deadline for reports and other submissions to Redeemer Reflections (monthly church newsletter): generally the Monday of the last full week of the month preceding the issue.

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