Let Mercy Inspire You this Month

Imagine brokenness restored through God’s mercy – that defines the work of the Redeemer Diaconate. There is such a longing for hope and restoration, and our deacons and deaconesses bring restoration by serving the most vulnerable individuals and families in our church.

During the month of November, we on the Diaconate invite you to be inspired by God’s mercy and to put your faith in action.

We are reaching out to you our Redeemer church members to nominate other spiritually matured church members who you think would make good deeks (our affectionate term for deacons and deaconesses). Please nominate them online by November 30, 2016 and we will follow up with all nominees. Many of our deeks have told us that they joined the Diaconate after someone they respected encouraged them. By nominating a prospective deek, you fulfill what we read in Acts 6:3 when the twelve disciples gathered all and asked them to choose leaders known to be full of the spirit and wisdom and task them with the responsibility of caring for those with need.

We also need everyone's prayer support. We know that prayers are needed for accomplishing the work that God has called us to do. When Nehemiah was tasked with rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, he did so with persistent prayers. Because we consider every Redeemer congregant to be our ministry partners, we ask that you pray for and with the Diaconate.

Lastly, we see restoration taking place from the selfless acts of the early believers in Acts 4:32, "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." Please consider sharing your resources to serve others and give a gift to our Mercy Fund.

Inspire Mercy Month is underway and you can make a difference in being a conduit of God's mercy and bringing about restoration!

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Articles in this Issue

Why does anyone become a Christian
Tim Keller
Because someone nominated me
Chuck Armstrong
Join His Toy Store in bringing hope to our neighbors this Christmas
Rise newsletter – First Edition
Redeemer Lincoln Square church plant secures Ethical Culture Society site
Sara Keller
Financial giving update
Youth Ministry Pie Bake is raising funds for mercy & justice
Caroline Royal
Redeemer City to City International Intensive
Tim Cox