Dear Saints of Our Redeemer,

“Son, hold your horses!”

“But Opa I don’t have any horses to hold!”

I cannot tell you how many times my Opa would tell me these words. “Just hold your horses!” Looking back, I realize what he was trying to teach me. That fishing requires a lot of patience. But when I was a five year old boy, it was hard to stay patient when you do not see your bobber go under. Over time, as I learned the lesson, patience came easier. Yet, there are still times on the lake when it is hard to be patient.

Patience is hard. A virtue that we have to practice a lot. A virtue that we need to pray over. It seems like over and over throughout our days, our patience is put to the test. Whether it be trying to please children, pets, bosses, waiting areas, highway construction and the like. Or it is through dealing with issues that we may believe we can do better. Like folding the clothes, putting away the dishes, cooking supper, making the bed, picking up toys, making coffee and the like. Our patience can run thin. Instead of dealing with problems patiently, we let our anger get the a hold of us.
Instead of appreciating people for the things they do, we berate them because they did not do it the way we want them to.

I write these words to you this month, since at our December voters meeting, you will be electing or approving a new slate of individuals. Which you will be putting your trust in as they help us focus on the vision of Our Redeemer. These individuals will be men and women who will become your servant leaders. They will seek to serve the congregation first, instead of trying to serve themselves. We are thankful for their response in being asked. We thank them for the jobs that they will do.
We thank them for their servant attitude.

With these words, I ask you, to deal with them in patience. Patience, as we learn their style of serving.   Patience, as we see that they will not serve in the same way as those who went before them. Patience, not in correcting or berating them, but in encouraging, supporting them in their service to you and to Our Redeemer. Patience in appreciation for the job being done.

For without patience, we will not have people who are willing to serve. St. Paul encourages us as we work in the unity of the body of Christ in his letter to the Ephesians 4:2 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.”

Sitting alone on a lake, just casting and reeling in the lure. It is hard to remain patient for the first bite. It is the same when being served. It is hard to sit and remain patient, as we think we can do it better. In that fame of mind, it is hard to remain appreciated of those who are serving you, when you constantly berate or correct the job that is serving you.   But it is with this that I pray, that together, we can practice our patience as we encourage and appreciate those who are serving us.

In Christ,

Pastor Eric


Want to become a New Member? We want you!!!! 

Anyone interested in becoming a new member or taking new member classes are invited to visit/call Pastor Obermann

Church 605-673-4361

Cell: 309-635-5987







  Holy Communion


 Every fifth Sunday

Since we participate in the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion you should consider these questions and be able to give affirmative answers to each before you come forward

1) Are you a baptized believer in Jesus? (Acts 2:38,39)

2) Do you understand you are a sinner and in need of God's forgiveness? (Romans 7:24, 25a)

3) Do you desire His forgivenss and intend to amend your life by the power of His Holy Spirit? (Romans 6:1-4)

4) Do you believe that the Body and Blood of Jesus are present with the bread and the wine for the forgiveness of your sins? (1 Corinthians 10:16) 







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If you need to have a Prayer Request or would like to join our Prayer Chain

Please contact Pastor Obermann

Church 605-673-4361

Cell 309-635-5987

If you cannot reach Pastor Eric please contact an Elder:

Cary Voss 307-746-4060
Kim Horkey 605-209-7550
Greg Westerfield 673-5568
 Jim Kor 673-3130.



There is a children's nursery downstairs in the Youth Room. The service may be watched on the television located in the room. Please let an usher know if you need assistance. 







 Church Library 

We have a wonderful Church Library
If you would like to donate books or check them out to readSee Caroline Medina.




PRESIDENT: Tim Frybarger


SECRETARY: Ellie Barrera

TREASURER: Terri Cornelison

ELDER: Kim Horkey

TRUSTEE: Ken Barfoot

If you wish to nominate anyone for an office contact Jim Kor, Romeo or Ellie 




   Cup of Fellowship
The kitchen committee requests all church committees or activity groups to participate in the Cup of Fellowship on Sundays by hosting a Sunday at least every six weeks. Not all members of a committee need to participate for every hosting event the group signs up to host. Two to Three persons from each committee can host so that not everyone need host every assigned event. PLEASE consider your group for hosting and sign up on sheet on the bulletin board.
 Women’s Illuminating Study  
The Women’s Illuminating Study Group meets each Friday this month  at 9:00 a.m.  
Any one interested in participating can contact Cynthia Ramold at  (605) 673-2450. 
Thank you!
Men's Coffee Hour

Wednesday Mornings at 7 am 

"Our Place"
Join us for 10 min or an hour you are all welcome to join us. 
Please contace Pastor Obermann to find out where to meet.

Dorcas Society


Our next meeting is January 14, 2019, with Liz Anderson giving the devotion and Cynthia Ramold   providing refreshments.

“Serve the Lord with Gladness”

Happy Birthday to our "Members" 




8th - Laurel Ceroll

11th - Cheryl Weiland

14th - John Hanson

15th - Mike Linde

17th - Warren Uecker

18th - Julie Janson

19th - Carol Edwards

       Mary Sanland

21st - Robin Roetzel

26th - Frank Kieselhorst

28th - Brooklyn Bennett

30th - Ervin Goldammer



Serving Our Redeemer In December


2nd -  Richard & Karla

5th - Alfred & Isabel

9th - Jim & Elma

12th - Alfred & Isabel

16th - Mike Linde

19th - Alfred & Isabel

23rd - Charles Janson 

24th - Alfred & Isabel

25th - Alfred & Isabel

30th - Richard & Karla


2nd -  Ken & Ro

5th - Laurel & Randy

9th - Karla & Tim

12th - Ken & Ro

16th - Chuck & Kim 

19th - Karla & Jim

23rd - Ken & Ro

24th - Laurel & Randy

25th - Chuck & Kim 

30th - Karla & Jim 



2nd  -  Terri


2nd - Kieborz's

9th - Elma

30th - Terri

Meals on Wheels:  

6th -  Karen & Robin

13th - Mike Carr

20th - Ervin & Gordon

27th - Ken

Bus Driver:


Elder of the Month: 

Kim Horkey


Cary Voss

Kim Horkey

Greg Westerfield

Jim Kor


Reader of the Month: 

Kim Horkey