Embodying God’s mercy thanks to your generosity

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8

Mercy is the impulse that makes us sensitive to the pain and struggles of others and gives us a desire to alleviate them. Our Diaconate extends God’s mercy by meeting the physical, emotional, and financial needs of congregants at all four Redeemer churches who are facing seasons of particular difficulty. As an exclusively donor-funded ministry, the work of the Diaconate is very literally only possible by God’s grace working in and through the generous hearts of His people, prompting them to financially support the Diaconate.

Last month each of our four churches sought to facilitate the continuation of this unique avenue of care and assistance by holding a special offering. We witnessed congregants, compelled by the cause of mercy, who faithfully offered generous gifts in order to allow God to continue using the Diaconate to change lives and hearts going forward. These contributions to the Diaconate’s Mercy Fund are far more than just monetary gifts; they are what allow God to develop our churches into true communities of compassion for those in our faith family.

We are thankful for you, dear congregants, for sharing the resources you have in order to help bring the tender love of Jesus to the needy brothers and sisters in our midst. Please accept our gratitude and our invitation to continue your giving toward our humble efforts to embody God’s mercy to those in need through the Diaconate ministry.

To give to our Mercy Fund, visit redeemer.com/mercygift.

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Articles in this Issue

Loving the stranger
Michael Keller
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Gospel humility and the compassion of Christ
Peter Ong
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