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Luke 12:51 – [Jesus said,] “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus has come to divide us out of the world, to carve out a people for Himself, redeemed by His Blood, and trusting His Word. The world hates this Word, but for us it is life and salvation. We seek to follow Jesus’ Word in all things, because we know Him who gave us the Word. We know He always seeks to bless us.


Our member Sarah Land (a cancer survivor) has been blessed by a Cancer Treatment Training Program that she discovered and went through, and is currently being offered free through the Internet from August 13 through 22. The web address is For more information, feel free to speak with Sarah.


Tone Chimes Choir rehearsals will begin on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (before Sunday School) and continue on most Sundays after that. There is a sign up sheet on the Kitchen Counter in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers from 4th Grade to Eternity are encouraged to join. NOTE - You do not need to know how to read music to join. We will learn together basic skills if you can count to 8. If you have any questions, please check with Pat DeSain (Cell: 903-738-5156).


If enough children in Grades 1 through 4 are interested, we can start a Children's Bell Choir. We have enough bells for up to sixteen children, although we can play the music with as few as eight The tough part would be finding a 20 minute practice time that works for everyone. Please let Pat DeSain (Cell: 903-738-5156) know if you are interested.


Karol Schneider will lead a Women’s Nine-Week Evening Bible Study, "Children of the Day," by Beth Moore, on 1st & 2nd Thessalonians. It will start on Thursday, September 12th, with a Meal at 5:30 p.m. and the Study from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please sign up on the list on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall to reserve a study guide. Contact Karol Schneider with questions.


Ladies, a Beth Moore Simulcast will be available on Saturday, September 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Our Redeemer. There is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter in our Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $22.00 (please pay in advance, scholarships are available). Be sure to sign up by Saturday, September 14th to reserve your spot. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Guillory at 903-331-9799 or <>.


Our Redeemer recently took advantage of a sale and purchased 14 new Lutheran Service Book Hymnals. If anyone would like to Dedicate One Or More Of These LSB Hymnals in memory of or in honor of someone, for $22 each, please sign up on the list on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall.


The 2019 LWML Texas District Spiritual Rest & Renewal Retreat will take place on October 11 & 12 at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, TX. It will feature Kaye Wolff, former LWML Vice-President of Special Focus Ministries, as the Keynote Speaker, and Staci Geiger, former LWML Texas District Young Women's Representative, as a Guest Speaker, with Bible Study led by Rev. John Heckmann. Registration forms are available at Currently the fee for Friday & Saturday is $75, or Saturday only is $35. Late registration (after September 1) goes up to $95 and $60, respectively.


This coming Sunday, August 25th, we will have a Door Offering for the work of the Gideons.


Our Board Of Education is Looking For Children's Sunday School Teachers for the Fall Semester, beginning September 1. Please prayerfully consider serving. "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6


If anyone would like a PDF Electronic Version Of Our Membership List, along with any updates throughout the year, please email Christen Stephens,


Pastor’s Schedule – Tuesday Evening thru Sunday – end of activities. Office Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday mornings, 9:00 am to Noon. Pastor’s telephone: Cell (979) 966-2242. If you are in need of Pastoral care at a time when Pastor Bragdon is not available, please contact an Elder: Buzz Comfort (903-315-6668), Rudy Stephens (903-235-8877), or Stan Waldow (903-237-8088).