Preparing for Worship – 3rd Sunday in Lent – 3/15/2020

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will be holding Divine Service on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

The Deacons and Pastor Schultz want to encourage all those who are considered “high risk” according to the CDC to not attend the service. This includes: Older Adults (+60 years of age), People with chronic medical conditions: Heart disease, Diabetes, Lung Disease, women who are pregnant.

Online Streaming of the Service

For those who choose not to attend, we would still love it if you worshiped with us. You will be able to do this by joining our live stream via YouTube. There is a link on the front page of or you can follow a link directly to our channel here.

For Those Who Come to Worship, Please Note the Following

For all who decide to attend, entrance will only be permitted from the front doors. Immediately upon entering the facility, please wash your hands and help children wash their hands before heading to the sanctuary. There will be no nursery, so bring your little ones into the sanctuary with you. Once in the sanctuary, please spread out and keep safe distances from other worshipers. We have a large sanctuary so this shouldn’t be an issue.

There will be some changes to different parts of the service to ensure compliance with Governor Inslee’s directives, but nothing that will not be easy to adjust to.

Sunday School is cancelled so after the service feel free to stay and converse while maintaining safe distance practices. Also, assistance with wiping down touch points before we leave the facility would be greatly appreciated.

This Sunday, we will be hearing Pastor Schultz preach from the Book of Jeremiah. Check out the explanation of the week from

Jeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he spoke the word of the Lord. (Jer 26:1-15) So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact He is doing good. He casts out a demon from a mute man so that he is able to speak. (Lk 11:14-28) But some said Jesus did this by the power of Beelzebub, Satan. Like Pharaoh of old, their hearts were hard. (Ex 8:16-24) They did not recognize the finger of God, the power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through Jesus. Jesus is the Stronger Man who overcomes the strong man. He takes the devil’s armor of sin and death and destroys it from the inside out by the holy cross. He exorcizes and frees us by water and the Word. We were once darkness, but now we are light in Christ the Lord. (Eph 5:1-9) As children of light our tongues are loosed to give thanks to Him who saved us. In a world where demons roam we confess, “My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” (Psalm 25:15-16)

Remember that God loves you. Jesus died for you. Peace be with you.