. . . . . . . . REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . .|
Where worshiper's experience God's joy, presence, and inspiration
in worship services that edify every day life.
SCRIPTURE ALONE * GRACE ALONE * FAITH ALONE
------ Your Christian Church Built on Christ ------
.......................Welcomes you in the name of Jesus.......................
.......................811 Shirley St. (Hwy 190 W.).......................
.......................DeRidder, Louisiana 70634........................
JOY IS TO KNOW JESUS|
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Corner of Bryan & 811 Shirley Streets
(Hwy 190 West) DeRidder, Louisiana 70634
337-463-8427 Rev Stewart Marshall
Our Altar is the focus of our common communion of God and man.
The cross is the symbol of our Redeemer.
It is a symbol of His victory.
|"Hope is in the Lord." This, Isaiah revealed, is the key to receiving strength.
SHARE THIS HOPE AND JOY WITH US
......WORSHIP- 10:45 am......
......Sunday School- 10:45 am......
......Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun of month......
Our March 2014 Calendar|
8:00 am March 8 Men's Breakfast
9:00 am March 8 LWML Worship, St. Matthew Church, Lake Charles
12 Noon March 9 LWML Meeting
2:30 pm March 12 Bible Study (and on Wednesdays thereafter)
10:45 am March 23 Food for God's Food Box
.............................. and Mites for Missions
YOU ARE WELCOME|
|LWML Ladies Meeting - 12 Noon - Second Sunday of each Month
Potluck & Fellowship - 12 Noon, Second Sunday of each Quarter
Prayer Shawl Ministry - 10 a.m. - each Thursday
Each fourth Sunday of the month during worship, Mites for
Missions are brought to the altar and baskets are filled
with groceries for the local God's Food Pantry.
Our Recent Baptism
Harley Jonathan Tristen Burdick, held by his father Harl Burdick,
and shown with mother, Michelle along with William Marshall
held by his father Bryan Hunsaker, and shown with his mother
Heather, were brought into
God's Kingdom in baptism on December 22, 2013.
Our Recent Baptism|
The beginning stepping stone for
baby Lillian Lindahl to grow in
knowledge and trust in God is her
baptism on November 10, 2013.
Parents are Ryan and Jennifer
Lindahl of Fort Polk. Her
grandmother and great-grandparents
were able to travel from Minnesota
to DeRidder,Louisiana for the
occasion of writing Lillian's
name in the book of heaven.
MAY WE BE OF SERVICE|
If you have no church affiliation
and would like help in locating a
pastor in your area to baptize
your baby or take care of any other
spiritual needs, we will be glad
to assist you. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Pastor Marshall will contact you.
Louisiana State Fiddle Champions accompany organ
with music that is spiritually edifying to your worship
|The distinctive stain glass windows
of Redeemer Lutheran Church are
by a local artisan. Twelve windows
contain the symbol of one of the
Eleven Apostles as well as All
Saints along with Luther�s �Coat
Of Arms�: A cross on a heart,
resting on the center of the
Messianic Rose and surrounded
by a circle to symbolize eternity.
Life with God - Questions and answers|
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HOW DO I CHOOSE A CHURCH?
The determining factor in joining a Church is not the personality of the preacher, the sociableness of the members, etc., but solely and alone the degree of loyalty to the word and spirit of Christ. "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8, 31-32).
IS THERE SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH?
Since God instituted the Church and committed to the Church His Word and sacraments and the power to forgive and retain sins (John 20, 22-23), it is not possible to be a Christian without being a member of the Church. Those whom the Lord saves He adds to the Church (Acts. 2, 47)
WHAT IS THE CHRISTIAN CONGREGATION?
The believer's contact with the Church is through a Christian congregation in his community, the local headquarters of the Church. The fellowship of Christians is realized, practiced and put to work by the groups of Christ's people who have banded themselves together for the worship and service of their God. The Christians of Rome, Corinth, etc., to whom the Epistles were written, were members of the Christian congregations in these cities.
WHY DOES A CHRISTIAN JOIN A CONGREGATION?
1. To participate in and provide for services of public worship which the Lord of the Church enjoins. Jesus taught us to pray, "Our Father who are in heaven."
2. To be taught and to teach the Word of God
"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it" (Luke 11, 28).
3. To receive and to administer the sacraments which the Lord has committed to Christian congegations. "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2, 42)
4. To edify and be edified through his association with fellow-Christians. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (Col. 3, 16)
5. To share our blessings in Christ with all our fellowmen. To spread the Gospel and bear effective witness to Christ in the world requires of Christians that they pray and work together and pool their talents and resources. The members of the Church stand in the same relationship to one another as members of the human body, needing one another, working together with one another under on Head (1 Cor. 12, 4-31)
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH IS NOT A NEW CHURCH|
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The Lutheran Church is the old, original, Christian Church which came into existence on the day of Pentecost.
LUTHER DID NOT INVENT A NEW RELIGION, BUT RESTORED TO ITS PURITY THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. TO BE A LUTHERAN DOCTRINE, A DOCTRINE MUST BE A BIBLE DOCTRINE; AND EVERY BIBLE DOCTRINE IS A LUTHERAN DOCTRINE.
Our Order of Worship|
|Sometimes we can tell when we have visitors to our services;
they are uncomfortable with our order of worship. But our
service is not unique to Lutherans. We did not invent it. It
is the ancient form of worship that has been developed among
Christians the world over from the very beginning of the New
Testament era. It is based solely on Scripture and is focused
completely on Jesus Christ and His saving grace on the cross
Because of our sin, we cannot come to God, but God must come
to us. This is what takes place in the Divine Service. Through
the Word and Sacraments, God speaks to His people. He
reminds us of our sinfulness and failure to love completely and
He then forgives us and assures us of the grace we have in
Jesus Christ. What is Grace � it is something given us for nothing.
This grace is central to our lives as Christians, and we must treat
it with all reverence and respect. It was not of our doing, and it
is not ours to tamper with. Therefore worship is not a time
for entertainment, much less a matter of attempting to please every-
body. This is the reason hymns are chosen that are doctrinally
sound and theologically significant to round out our worship. Our
hymns, like the Divine Service, reflect �God coming to man.�
It is important that we understand what is happening in the
different parts of the Divine Service so that we can feel a little
more comfortable during worship.
Our Scriptures is Romans 10:17
Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Question & Answer|
A relative who recently became a Baptist often tells us that we are not saved unless we become "Born again." I know this is Scripture based (John 3:3), but I know of no certain time when I can say I was "born again" or even when my life changed in any great way. Must I have had a revelation of some sort or have made a commitment in certain words?
|Jesus told Nicodemus: "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again" (John 3:3). But what Jesus meant by being "born again" and what your relative apparently means by those words are two different things altogether.
When Nicodemus indicates he does not understand Jesus' words, Jesus elaborates: "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit" (v.5). Here and elsewhere in Scripture, the new birth in Jesus Christ is tied to the waters of Baptism. "He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit...." (Titus 3:5).
Unfortunately, many today have a wrong notion of what Jesus meant by being "born again." Often, they describe a "born-again experience" as though it had resulted from something they had done - like "finding Jesus," "inviting Jesus into my heart," or "making a commitment to Jesus" - rather than something Jesus has done for them. And they often tend to seek assurance for their salvation in their own conversion experience rather than in the objective promises of God.
|811 Shirley Street Hwy 190 West DeRidder Louisiana 70634-6959 United States of America |
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