Looking forward to the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 22

Readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2; Luke 16:1-15

Hymns: 792, 557, 618, 786, 852



Special Voter’s Assembly has been called by your Church Council under Section 2.4 of the Redeemer Lutheran Church Gorham, Maine By-Laws.

The Sole Purpose of this meeting is to discuss and vote on a lease for the Sanford Preaching Station of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Date: Sunday, October 6th immediately following the Divine Service.

 A message to you from Concordia Publishing House: Take a moment to read the attached letter from Dr. Bruce G. Kintz, President and CEO at Concordia Publishing house.

Portals of Prayer has been a favorite of generations of readers, a daily source of strength and comfort. Each daily devotion includes a Bible reading, meditation and prayer. Pick up a copy of the October-December issue in the narthex.

Fun Games and Fellowship: Join us this Sunday following Coffee Hour in the fun. Bring and share your favorite game with us or learn a new one! This is an informal afternoon simply playing some family games and smiling together. Due to the hour, this first week we’re considering ordering pizza for lunch. No need to respond to anyone, just come prepared to have fun, play games, and enjoy the great fellowship!

 Save the Date:

  • Saturday, October 12

Grab your walking shoes and join Team Redeemer for the ABBA Walk for Life fundraiser on October 12th, 2019! It is a 2-mile walk at the lower end of Payson Park, across from Baxter Boulevard. You can bring your kids or ask a friend to join the cause. To register, go to Have plans? You can still donate to any member that is participating in the walk at any questions? Please talk to Jacob Hamby.


Treasurer’s Report


    Worship Income: $16,348.24                Worship Expenses: $19,251.34

Year to Date Income: $120,099.87       Year to Date Expenses: $124,274.90


Pot Luck Sunday is next Sunday: Fall is here, and it is a great time to pull out your favorite comfort food recipes. Bring a dish or two to share and enjoy the fellowship. As always help is much appreciated in setting an and cleaning away afterwards.


Mite Box UpdateA Special Thank You for all the mite donations this past month. With your help, we are sending $105.00 to the New England LWML. These monies will go to help fund the remainder of the 2018-2020 Mission Grants. Keep those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters coming! $$$ can also go into the mite boxes. The next Mite Box Sunday is October 6th.


The need continues for help at Preble Street each month. Future opportunities ate October 29th, November 19th, December 3rd, and January 28th. For more information do not hesitate to contact Tom or Sandy DiPasqua.

“Gorham Backpack Program”. School has started, help us provide help to children right here in Gorham. We continue to accept any donation that you think will help provide a meal to children in need. Here is a list of possible items they can use: applesauce & mixed fruit cups, elbow macaroni#1, Chef-Boyardee (with removable lids), chewy granola bars, microwave mac & cheese single serve, fruit juice boxes, and single serve chicken noodle soup (with removable lids). Please place your donations in the box located in the narthex. This program will continue through the summer months, your donations are appreciated.


The latest newsletter from Pastor and Karen Schempf is posted on the bulletin board.  In it, they share the joys of meeting short-term missionaries serving alongside them in Uganda, some of the cultural religious challenges they have observed, and the anticipation of the start of classes of the seminary.  You can access the newsletter online or visit the Schempf’s Serving the Savior Facebook page for the latest.

Life Thoughts

God “desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). Doesn’t “all people” include every genetic member of our species? Doesn’t “be saved” mean live, from this time forth even unto forevermore? Doesn’t “God desires” indicate not limited to a certain age or conditional upon a particular ability? And doesn’t “come to the knowledge of the truth” motivate us to speak?


“For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” – Luke 16:8

The sons of this world know that they should use their wealth wisely to provide for their future. Shouldn’t we “sons of light” know that the wealth God has allowed us to manage should be managed for God’s purposes in the roles He has given us in Church, home, and society?


Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 22

Preacher: Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon: Joe Grube

Assistant: John Kraus

Ushers: Paul Kraus

Organist: Bob Miller

Greeter: Wendy Wickman, Darlene Kraus

Altar Guild: B. Hamby, E. Cleveland

Coffee Hour: Grube

Counter: Sally & Joe Grube

St. Michael and All Angels, September 29

Preacher: Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon: John Kraus

Assistant: Joe Grube


Organist: Bob Miller

Greeter: Wendy Wickman, Darlene Kraus

Altar Guild: B. Hamby, E. Cleveland

Coffee Hour: Pot Luck – bring a dish to share

Counter: Joe & Sally Grube


For updates, changes, and information for this week’s events

Visit our online calendar on our website at

 Sat       9/21    Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

  5:00 pm    Divine Service – 1861 Main St. Sanford, ME 04073

Sun      9/22          9:00 am    Sunday School

10:15 am   Divine Service

12:30 pm   Games, fun & fellowship

Wed     9/25     10:30 am    Bible Study: Acts of the Apostles

 12:00 pm    Divine Service

7:00 pm    Evening Prayer

7:30 pm    Bible Study: Acts of the Apostles

Sat       9/28    St. Michael and All Angels

  3:00 pm    Catechesis

  5:00 pm    Divine Service – 1861 Main St. Sanford, ME 04073

Sun      9/29          9:00 am    Sunday School

10:15 am    Divine Service

Pot Luck Sunday

Upcoming Events

Sun      10/6     11:30 am     Special Voters’ Assembly

                         12:00 pm    Deacon’s Meeting

Sat      10/12     12:00 am    ABBA Walk for Life


Looking forward to the St. Michael and All Angels, September 29

Readings: Daniel 10:10-14; Psalm 91; Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20

Hymns: 716, 942, 947, 522, 953, 960, 434, 938, 751