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Many educational opportunities are available for adults.  Bible studies and small groups meet at various times throughout the year which allow for discussion and relationship building.

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the church office.   Remember…There is always room for more!


You can take control of your money and start planning for your future. Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University will begin January 25th here at LCOOR. Register online at   Questions? Contact Twila in the church office.


Ladies Bible Study 

This group will meet from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Wednesdays in the Conference Room by the church office. Our book is called Awakening to a Grand New DayIf interested in joining this group of ladies or if you have questions, please contact Paula Orthaus


Men’s Power Lunch 

The Men’s Lunch group meets Wednesdays during the school year.  All men are welcome to these gatherings that begin at 12:15 with lunch, followed by a study led by Pastor Kent and concluding with prayer. A donation of $5 is suggested for the lunch.



MomLIFE…Living In Faith Everyday: for moms of every season of their life! We will read short devotionals/bible study books independently, meet to discussion and then have fun socializing. Activities for each gathering will be decided upon by the group and will change on a regular basis…we are open to any idea you may have! Can’t make it every time- that’s ok! We will be happy to see you when you are able to join us. We will meet once a month on a Sunday evening (6-8pm).

Proverbs 31:25 – She is clothed with strength & dignity and She laughs without fear of the future.

  • February 18, 2018 6-8pm   Michelle Reichling will give us some health tips and tricks as well as a yoga session.  Dress comfy and bring a yoga mat (or towel) and water bottle. Meet in the Great Hall.  Bring a friend!!!

LCOOR Book Club

Gather on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00am in the Youth Room for discussion of a book chosen the previous month.

  • January 25, 2018 – Same Kind of Defferent as Me by Ron Hall


Women of the ELCA

Gather Bible Study Winter 2018– Multiple meanings: Learning from other interpretations.

Mark Allan Powell will explore what Biblical stories mean to people around the world.

Powell, a professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, has taught at seminaries in Estonia, Russia and Tanzania. He edited the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and has written more than 100 articles and 25 books on the Bible and religion.


February – Session 2: Prepare the Way of the Lord (Luke 3:3-17)

In part two of this study we continue to explore how we identify with the characters of the Bible and how we discern what a story means to us based on those characters. Here we look especially at Luke 3:3-17 and the preaching of John the Baptist to explore how people do not always mean the same thing when they say that something is meaningful.

March – Session 3: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37)

In session three of this Bible study, we further explore the ways in which Bible stories come to mean different things to different people. Session three explores how two of the best known stories in the Bible (the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son) have impacted culture, including cultures different from our own.

April  – Session 4: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-20)

Session four of continues to look at how Bible stories mean different things to different people. In this session, we consider how the story of the Prodigal Son is understood by believers—indeed by Lutheran believers—in different parts of the world.

*Study materials can be found in the Gather magazine or picked up in the office.

Choose a Circle meeting time that works in your schedule.

Two (2) groups meet monthly during the school year:

  • Martha Circle – Second Monday of the month at 2pm

  • Priscilla Circle – Second Wednesday of the month at 9:30am

Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Small groups, called circles, meet monthly in the morning or afternoon. Prayer, Bible Study and service program planning are part of each meeting.

For more information on the Women of the ELCA, visit their website.

Also from the Women of the ELCA is  Cafe.

Café is an on-line magazine for young adult women. It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today.

Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation.


The quilters will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Friday every month at 9am.  Knowing how to sew is not a necessity of being part of this group.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Come together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to make these shawls.  Completed prayer shawls, infant blankets and quilts are blessed on the last week of each month during worship services.

  • Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  This is a great place to learn!!
  • Do you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl? Shawls are given to our own members and others in the community. Call the church office for more information.


Visitation Ministry (Pastor Gary Westgard)

Because Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer is such a warm and welcoming community of faith, being able to attend regular worship and participate in other activities is really missed by those people whose health or living situation prevents them from doing so.  The visitation ministry provides an ongoing connection with those people through regularly scheduled communion services at care centers and through home visits.  That ministry is done by a wide variety of people including pastors, Befrienders, youth and other caregivers – making Christ know in word and deed.