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Derek Chauvin Verdict Response

In the wake of the verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial, I invite you to join me in praying for peace in our cities, and for steps toward both healing in our communities and systemic changes furthering the cause of justice, wherever they are needed. I invite you to pray that God would use us […]

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Daunte Wright Response

I invite you to join us as our Redeemer Covenant Church family prays for our community in the wake of the recent killing of Daunte Wright. We pray for his family in their grief. We pray for those in our community, especially our Black brothers, sisters and neighbors, for whom this incident is one more […]

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George Floyd Response

I write to you today with a heavy and full heart, as I (like all of us) process the events of this week in our cities. Feelings of horror and outrage have kept me turning to God with questions of “Why?,” “How long?,” and “What next?” I invite you to join me in praying for […]

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Journeying Together

An Important Message from the Church Chair Laura Vincent to the Redeemer Congregation (as published in the March 2020 church newsletter) Jesus was known for his uncanny ability to gather people together. We think about Jesus and the 5,000, and we recall the stories of the crowds of people who followed him around. They wanted […]

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The Greatest Gifts

Perhaps, like me, you’ve found it a bit easier to get into the Christmas spirit this year with our January-like temperatures and dustings of snow. If we have to deal with the cold, we may as well embrace the festivity along with it! Favorite gift received I’m guessing you probably have an all-time favorite Christmas […]

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Rooted in God’s Word

The Bible has sometimes been described according to an acronym: “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” While this is memorable, somewhat humorous and a bit helpful, it really only hints at the fullness of what God’s Word is meant to be in our lives. Holy Scripture is God’s revelation of himself to humankind. While there are […]

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We Do Declare

There are certain times in our lives when we’re essentially “coasting along,” working to keep things moving forward or at least not slipping backwards. There are other times when we make a commitment—a declaration—to make significant progress and accomplish specific goals. Redeemer’s leadership has embraced just such a “declaration” moment. Our five ministry declarations are: […]

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A Church on a Mission

In the April newsletter, I introduced the newly developed mission statement that our leadership will use to guide decisions, to focus efforts and to build momentum for ministry in the coming years: OUR MISSION: To join God’s work by reaching, discipling and equipping people to courageously and authentically live out God’s Word in Brooklyn Park […]

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