Our Redeemer's is part of the Debs-Puposky Parish. We share a pastor with our sister-congregation, Trinity Lutheran in Debs. On September 1st of each year, the two churches switch worship times. This year, Our Redeemer's is worshiping at 9am and Trinity is worshiping at 10:30am. Please join us!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Potluck This Sunday

Even though it is a busy month, Our Redeemer's will still have its monthly potluck meal after worship this Sunday, August 3rd.  Please plan to join us.  Bring any dish to share, or just stay for the meal anyway!  We always have enough to go around.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Register Now for August VBS Fun!

 Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Puposky.  Please call Kathy at 218-243-2042, to register for this fun event.  Registration is open to children ages 4-12 years.

The VBS session, which will be held Tues-Thurs, August 5-7, at 6-8pm, will be the Gangway to Galilee theme. 
Come to VBS and learn about Jesus' ministry by the Sea of Galilee!  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Adjustment of Worship Start Times

Pastor Mike and the Parish Council have been discussing changing the start times for the two parish worship services to allow more drive time between Puposky and Debs.  Safety and adherence to start times are the two main concerns.  The Council needs congregational feedback to make the best decision for our parish.  Suggested time adjustments are as follows: 8:30 & 10:30-------9:00 & 11:00--------8:45 & 10:45.  To streamline public announcement and avoid confusion, the Parish Council would like to discuss and vote on this issue PRIOR to the regular September 1st time switch.  If you have questions about this issue please talk to Pastor or any of your Council members.  The Council looks forward to hearing your opinions and preferences on this issue.  Thank you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Northwest Christian Women's Retreat

The Northwest Christian Women's
5th Annual Retreat
will be held Saturday, October 4th, 2014
8am - 3pm
at Evangelical Free Church
(115 Carr Lake RD SW, Bemidji, MN 56601)

Leslie Nease
Complete information about the event and the special speaker, Leslie Nease, can be found HERE

Cost is $17 if registered by Sept 20th and $25 for late registration.
(lunch included)
Click HERE for registration form.

This retreat is where the pillowcase dresses made by the O.R. Sewing Group will be deposited for distribution in Africa.  Read all about the project on the NCW site.

All women in the community are welcome to register for this event.
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pillowcase Dresses!

The Our Redeemer's ladies sewing group met Wednesday, June 18th, to make pillowcase dresses to send to young girls in Africa.
There was a job for everyone in attendance: cutting fabric, pinning bias tape and hems, threading elastic, sewing seams, picking out trimmings, and ironing the finished dresses.  
There was also plenty of time to enjoy the luncheon and refreshments that several ladies contributed.
There was a sense of joy that accumulated with each vibrantly colored dress that was completed.  
May each dress carry love and blessings to its future owner.

Induction Service Thanks


Pastor Stephen Peterson and Pastor Mike Naylor

Thank you to Pastor Stephen Peterson from the ELCA NWMN Synod, and to Pastor Vernon Nelson (retired) for leading our worship and celebration of induction for Pastor Mike Naylor.
Pastor Vernon Nelson
 
Pastor Stephen Peterson (standing) and Pastor Mike

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Induction Services for Pastor Mike Naylor

(The following article was submitted to The Pioneer)

The Debs-Puposky Parish will officially induct Pastor Michael Naylor as its pastor on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014.  Our Redeemer’s Lutheran in Puposky will hold a service at 9am and Trinity Lutheran in Debs will hold its service at 10:30am.  Pastor Stephen Peterson, Assistant to the Bishop of the Northwest Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), will speak during both services.  The community is invited to attend these services to formally welcome Pastor Naylor to the Parish.    

Pastor Naylor accepted the call to minister in the Debs-Puposky Parish in December 2013 and he began leading services in January 2014.  He succeeds Pastor Jay Borchert, of Debs, who retired in December.  Pastor Naylor is from Bemidji and he and his wife, Mary, raised their family here.  He started lay pulpit supply in 1986.  The first parish he served was the Pinewood-Puposky-Debs Parish.  Since then he has provided pulpit supply for churches in Kelliher, Waskish, Shevlin, Solway, Bemidji, Mizpa, Grand Rapids, Gully and Trail.  Prior to accepting the call at Debs-Puposky, Pastor Naylor was leading up to 50 Sunday services throughout northern Minnesota each year. 

Pastor Naylor has a long history of musical performance and ministry.  In 2012 he became one of the original inductees to the North Dakota Rock Country Hall of Fame.  He also has served on three Synod Music Teams in the LCA as well as the ELCA Constituting Convention.  During his first six months of service, Pastor Naylor has enthusiastically dedicated many hours each week to one of the Deb-Puposky Parish’s top priorities: visiting Parish members in local nursing homes that can no longer attend regular worship services in their home churches.