Special Interest Groups
There are several different opportunities for people to share in activities of interest to themselves. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help in connecting with any of the following groups:
Reverse Advent Calendar:
For those interested, we are asking members to create a box of food items that will be donated to “River of Life”. The box will contain items that are to be added on a daily basis during the Advent Season (Dec. 1 – Dec. 24). On Christmas Eve, please bring your box of donated items to our Christmas Eve service or our Christmas Day service. See the table below for a list of suggested items. NOTE: We will gladly accept just a few items if you are unable to donate all 24 items.
|Dec. 1 – Box of Cereal
Dec. 2 – Peanut Butter
Dec. 3 – Stuffing Mix
Dec. 4 – Boxed Potatoes
Dec. 5 – Macaroni & Cheese
Dec. 6 – Canned Fruit
|Dec. 7 – Canned Tomatoes
Dec. 8 – Canned Tuna
Dec. 9 – Dessert Mix
Dec. 10 – Jar of Applesauce
Dec. 11 – Canned Sweet Potatoes
Dec. 12 – Cranberry Sauce
|Dec. 13 – Canned Beans
Dec. 14 – Box of Crackers
Dec. 15 – Package of Rice
Dec. 16 – Package of Oatmeal
Dec. 17 – Package of Pasta
Dec. 18 – Spaghetti Sauce
|Dec. 19 – Chicken Noodle Soup
Dec. 20 – Tomato Soup
Dec. 21 – Canned Corn
Dec. 22 – Canned Mix Vegetables
Dec. 23 – Canned Carrots
Dec. 24 – Canned Green Beans
Adult Bible Study
Two studies are offered at Our Redeemer Lutheran. One is on Sunday morning at 10:45 following coffee and refreshments. A second study is offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00. Both are taught by the Pastor.
Lutherische Kantorei is the name of our male choral ensemble dedicated to singing several parts of our Sunday liturgy and occasionally even singing a special anthem or two.
Saturday Breakfast Bunch
Saturday Breakfast Bunch is a group of members and friends who gather at Kahala Zippy’s on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and conversation about anything and everything. Never boring!
Benchwarmers attend various sports events at the University of Hawaii.
Nimrod Society is a group of gun owners who like to go to local firing ranges for target practice.
2nd Sunday in Advent–Christmas Dinner
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
December 8 at 10:30 am
Some 30 members stayed for the catered Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, including some special treats provided by some of the members. As you can see, the serving tables were filled, with enough food for almost everyone to take something home as well. Afterwards we played Christmas Bingo, thanks Ruth for being so creative and to Phil for calling. Thank you Board of Community Life for a arranging and to all for attending and the fellowship.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
April 21, 2019 at 9:00 am
Approximately 85 people attended our Easter Service with all the pomp and circumstance necessary for the church holiday. Karl again provided great music to lead us in the worship service as well as introduce the service and provide for classical recessional. Following the service about 60 people stayed for the excellent pot-luck Easter brunch. Five tables were filled with wonderful dishes and colorful fruit and scrumptious desserts. No one went home hungry!!
Palm Sunday Brunch at the Hale Koa
Hale Koa Hotel – Banyan Tree Showroom
April 14, 2019 at 11:45 am
Approximately 30 people attended the Champagne Brunch at the Hale Koa Hotel. Lots good times, food, and a glass of Champagne or Mimosas were enjoyed by all. No one left hungry and all looking forward to next year.
Fifth Sunday Special Event
10 people stayed to enjoy Subway sandwiches provided by the Board of Community Life and desserts and snacks provided by those attending. After the lunch the group decided to play “Apples to Apples”. Lorine Pelletier and Max Hardoby were the winners, each collecting nine of the comparisons of Apples to Apples, but many seemed like “Apples to Oranges”!!
Walk to the Manger
December 23, 2018
In addition to the Nativity Set that has been on display on University Avenue in front of the church since the first Sunday in Advent, as has been done for more than a dozen years, several members put on display in the back of the church their own personal Nativity sets. Each with their own story. Join us on Sunday to view these special sets.
Installation of Pastor Christian Rasmussen
October 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm
After several months of anticipation, at a grand celebration service, Pastor Christian was installed as the latest shepherd of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Following the service a Luau was served to all the guests in attendance.