Looking forward to the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 23

Readings: Isaiah 65:1-9Psalm 3Galatians 3:23-4:7Luke 8:26-39

Hymns: 333825744650844



Our website is new. The address remains the same, but the content has been updated. The site also has a member portion that allows you to log in for a directory and certain permissions depending on your position. If you didn’t receive an invite to login or deleted that email, please let the church office know and we can send you another invite.

Becky Hamby has sold her house and will be moving her belongings to Matt and Erica's house on July 13. If you are able to help move boxes and furniture, please let her know.

Change to Sunday Schedule: Considering several factors, I have asked for and received the agreement of the deacons to suspend Sunday morning Bible class and Sunday School for the summer and replace it with Matins. So, with the exception of June 30 When Dr. Weinrich will teach, we will sing Matins at 9 am until Labor Day weekend. The service will include a sermon.

2019 Congregational Church Directory

· As I prepare to publish the directory next month, if you have any changes to your contact information since last year (i.e. email, phone number, mailing address, or current address), please let the Church office know.

· We are looking for a new photo or updated photo of you and/or your family. You may send one of your own to the church office @redeemermaine@gmail.com or we will have someone here to take on for you next Sunday, June 23 after the Divine Service.  Speak with Becky Hamby if you have any questions.


Pineshore Bible Camp. Have you made plans for camp yet this summer? This Lutheran camp for grades 3 through recent high school graduates is located in Westminster, MA and has run continuously for more than 70 years. Follow the link for more information. Pastor will be Camp Chief for the senior high week and Gabrielle Sandeno will be a Camp Counselor for the junior high week.

Wanted! Photographs for history and use with our new website that is under construction. If you have a photo of any event or person that has something to do with Redeemer and her history, you may upload it here. If you would like to see all the collected photos, please email the church office and request access to the folder.

Rev. Dr. William Weinrich of Concordia Theological Seminary will be with us for the Maine Summer Lutheran Lecture Series on June 29 & 30. If you would like to attend please let Bill Chaisson know, it will help in the planning. Thank You.

SANCTIFYING YOUR VOCATIONS WITH THE WORD OF GOD...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's teachings include: The Prophet Jeremiah, Apostles Peter & Paul, 5th Century Archbishop Cyril of Alexandria, 2nd Century Bishop Irenaeus of Lyons, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.


Coffee, Beverage, and Fellowship Hour will begin this week, June 23rd and continues through September 1st. We look forward to continuing our visits after the Divine Service providing only beverages.


Preble Street: They have been grateful for our service, we have been asked to continue. We are scheduled to volunteer from 10 am – 1 pm, July 17, & August 19th. For more information talk to Tom DiPasqua.

“Gorham Backpack Program”. We are collecting the following items: 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.


Luke 8:37 – “Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.” The Gerasenes are upset with Jesus because His ministry led to the loss of their pig herd and their wealth. They want Jesus to go away before He does any more damage to their bottom line. Their priorities are clear. What about our priorities? Is the work and ministry of Jesus worthy of our support and the sacrifice of some of our wealth?

Life Thoughts

God became an embryo to declare embryos precious. He experienced gestation to hallow the womb as His canvas. He received parents to especially bless procreation and childrearing. He suffered to sanctify all of our afflictions, including the untreatable ones. Jesus came to claim even the tiniest of our species and make His family out of the neediest human beings (Galatians 4:4-7). We get to call God “Father” and become brothers and sisters to any human being!


Officiant: Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon: Joe Grube

Assistant: John Kraus


Organist: Bob Miller

Greeter: Neal Rasmussen, Chuck Seyboldt

Altar Guild: E Hamby, E Cleveland

Coffee Hour: Coffee, Beverage & Fellowship

Counter: B Hamby

Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 30

Officiant: Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon: John Kraus

Assistant: Joe Grube

Ushers: Paul Kraus

Organist: Bob Miller

Greeter: Neal Rasmussen, Chuck Seyboldt

Altar Guild: E Hamby, E Cleveland

Coffee Hour: Coffee, Beverage & Fellowship

Counter: B Hamby


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

Visit our online calendar on our website at www.redeemermaine.org

Sat      6/22          Second Sunday after Pentecost

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

Sun    6/23            9:00 am     Matins     

       10:15 am     Divine Service

Coffee, Beverage & Fellowship

Blood Pressure Check

Sat     6/29          10:00 am     Matins

       10:30 am     Maine Summer Lutheran Lecture Series –

How Do We Rightly Speak of God? Reflections on Luther’s Confession of 1528

Guest Speaker Rev. William Weinrich, Professor of Historical Theology Concordia Theological Seminary

Sat      6/29          Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

Sun    6/30            9:00 am     Matins     

           10:15 am     Divine Service

Coffee, Beverage & Fellowship

Looking forward to the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 30

Readings: 1 Kings 19:9b-21Psalm 16Galatians 3:5:1,13-25Luke 9:51-62

Hymns: 819595685731688