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April 11, 2024

Weekly Verse: "But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." Jeremiah 29:7

Sermons this Sunday: Love Where You Live - "Become Zealous and Do Good"

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It's awesome how the the DR School Theme song for the year, "My Feet Are On the Rock" lyrics go:
 I can see the clouds roll inI can feel the wind as they try to shake meI will not be movedMy feet are on the rock
Because this is how it was on Sunday for our Foundation Blessing Event, the rain and cold and wind couldn't hold us back from blessing the foundation of the Future ECDC.  To get a recap of the event and hear the powerful words of the rite, please click here or tap the video below and watch the video:
Foundation Blessing Event - April 7, 2024


About the Sermon Series: We all live somewhere. We all have neighbors and a neighborhood—whether we live in a rural, suburban, or urban context. So, does God have an opinion about how we should relate to the people and place right around us? As it turns out, He does. Join us in our new sermon series called "Love Where You Live" as we learn about a theology of work and how that Godly work affects our relationships with our neighbors and neighborhood.
Watch this sermon series intro video below:
Sermon Series Intro Video
Week 1 Sermon: Work and Keep the Land

FREE ESTATE COACHING - ACT FAST (30 Sessions Available)

The Divine Redeemer Endowment Ministry Fund is offering FREE Estate/Will Planning Services. Appointments are limited, so reserve your spot today! (This program is funded in part by a grant from the Lutheran Legacy Foundation.)  Divine Redeemer has partnered with Craig Mellendorf, CEO of SFC Estate Coaching, to provide families with a free and confidential estate planning service. Through this service, families/individuals will receive education and coaching on estate planning, with the goal of becoming "Attorney Ready" and ultimately executing a will/estate plan with the assistance of an attorney.

The initial meeting lasts one hour, with a follow-up session taking between 30-45 minutes. Additionally, the coaching plan is available virtually for those who prefer to participate from the comfort of their own home. This service is a wonderful opportunity for you to become "attorney ready" in your estate planning, at no cost to you! You can schedule:
IN PERSON: Currently dates are 4-8pm April 16th and May 2nd

To take advantage of the complimentary Estate Planning Sessions, please click here and follow the instructions:

Heart behind the offer: The DR Endowment Ministry team knows that finances and the busyness of life can get in the way of us being the best Biblical stewards of the resources entrusted to us. By making this offer available to you, they clear the way for you to pray about and thoughtfully plan for what God has entrusted to you, both for today and for eternity. And there is no catch. You will not be "sold" anything or pressured to approach your plan in any way. All choices will be yours. 
Tap here to book your session


The weekly SERVE: BE THE CHURCH newsletter is BACK!  You will now be able to find this weekly newsletter right here WITHIN the weekly DR Church Newsletter (instead of a separate email on Tuesdays.)  Just click on the button below to be taken to the Serve Newsletter.
Please click on the button above for the FULL Serve Opportunity list.  Each week, we will highlight ONE SERVING ITEM below (based on urgency). Here is this week's focus:


DR is a Safe Families church!  The Safe Families ministry team is looking for more volunteers of all different levels and time commitments. We want our church to be informed (even if you don't join the team) about this ministry so we can help our community and families in need. So please watch this video to learn more about Safe Families.
Want to know more about the Safe Families ministry before you get involved? Watch this video!

(See youth-specific events in the Youth Corner)

Baptism Info Class - 4/14

Lake Country Game Night- 4/14

Pray & Go Event- 4/21

Email Pastor Adam

Construction Corner

ECDC Construction
The Foundation Blessing Event occured on April 7th, 2024! There was slab pouring on Monday. The other wing concrete pours next Monday. The plumbing inspection passed and in floor and backfilled in one wing. Electrical is in progress and in ground for fiber to other building going in.

DR Bible Study Opportunities

Be sure to check the DR Calendar for Bible Study Opportunities
Thank you to DR Member Rebekah Janssen for leading a  BIBLE STUDY to go along with our new 5-week sermon series, "Love Where You Live"!  
I am interested in JOINING this Spring Study!

Upcoming Events


April 7 High School Bible Study in Home 6:30 PM
April 14 High School Bible Study Room 109 9:15 AM
April 14 Last Kids Connection & Confirmation Class 9:15 AM
April 17 Confirmation Rehearsal & Photos 5:00 PM
April 21 High School Bible Study In Home 6:30 PM
April 28 Rite of Confirmation 9:15 AM


May 5 Rite of Confirmation 8:00 and 10:30 AM
May 15 VBS Registration Closes (unless reached capacity earlier)
May 19 VBS Volunteer Training Meeting 10:15 AM
Register for VBS Now Before it fills up!
Volunteer for VBS - Much help will be needed!


For more information about LCLHS Major Events visit here.

Q4 Ministry Support 

Weekly Prayers

Prayer of thanksgiving for the baptisms of Tyler Paul Schwoegler, Brantley Mitchell Derse & Aubrie Rose Derse on April 14th.

Prayers and sympathy to Dale & Jennifer Kleba and family, as Jennifer’s mom, Nanette Bode passed away.

Prayers of comfort for Karen Roedel, Tyler and Brooklyn Bowen, and her soon-to-be-born grandchild, Ranger Martin, as Ranger is expected to have an extremely short life on this earth before he is handed over to Jesus' loving arms.

Prayers of strength, comfort and peace for Tom & Carol Brunner as Tom continues to be in home hospice care.

Upcoming Surgery this week:  Terry Williams

Prayers for a successful procedure on April 25thJill Gutenberger

Recuperating from surgery and thanks to the Lord for a great outcome for Mary Ellen Sparks

Continued prayers of healing for Lincoln Wayne Jensen, newborn son of Henry & Kelsey (Kleba) Jensen (Grandson of Dale & Jennifer Kleba)

Prayers of healing and strength for Erv and Jeanette Tarnow, as Erv was hospitalized on Sunday and continues to recover.

Prayers of Healing for:

  • Jim Baker
  • Tina Krakow  
  • Jean Krueger
  • Bill Sidesky, father of Trish Lange
  • Karen Shimetz

Mission Partner: Living Hope International 

Shut-ins and Long-Term Care: Tom Brunner - in hospice care, Conner Byrne-great grandson of Lois Rather, David Cross, Sandy Felker, Dave Fishbaugher-father of Kristie Siepmann, Bob Harris, Aaron Kuen-friend of the Glamann family, Stan Laasch, Dorothy Lambrecht, Margaret Meinecke, Betty Palmer - in hospice care, Dennis Williams, and Marilyn Zimmermann.

Pray for the safety of our active duty men and women currently serving our country: 

  • Eli Biedenbender–U.S. Army –son of Stephanie and Dave Biedenbender (basic training)
  • T.J. Guetzke - U.S. Army Cyber officer, son of Mike and Becky Guetzke
  • Blake Johnson–US Army–son of Curt Johnson
  • Brody Johnson–US Army–nephew of Curt Johnson
  • Jacob Kelly–National Guard–nephew of Sherri Seese
  • Thomas Kelly–U.S. Army, grandson of Cathy Kelly
  • Patrick Lippert–U.S. Navy–nephew of Jeff & Karen Lippert (relocated to Japan)
  • Captain Brett Markut– Army–son of Pete & Tracey Markut 
  • Ethan Mueller–U.S. Navy–husband of Mykayla Giesie Mueller and son-in-law of Julie Giese
  • Kevin Radke–Army National Guard–son of Todd & Laura Radke
  • Payton Sluss–Army National Guard–son of Trevor & Shaunta’ de Boer
  • Spencer Thusius–U.S. Army–grandson of Arnola & Bob Harris-US Army (deployed to Poland)

Weekly Prayer Requests: Prayer requests can be submitted to Gail Arnold in the church office by calling her at 262-367-8400, by emailing Gail Arnold, or you may fill out a prayer request card which may be found in the church pews or on the Welcome Centers. (If you or someone you know will be in the hospital or if you have a family member serving in the Military, please submit their name(s) so we may add them to our prayer list.) Please inform the Church office or a pastor if you want verbal prayers to continue for more than two (2) Sundays.Prayer Chain Requests: email Jeff Lippert or 262-367-8400.

Member Birthdays & Anniversaries

Names Date#
Doug & AnnRoberts11-Apr32
Derek & AshleyOppermann11-Apr5
Joel & CherieEckmann12-Apr21
James & MaryEigenfeld13-Apr56
Erwin & JeanetteTarnow17-Apr70

Name Date
GaryMerkelApr 11
ChristineCatalanoApr 11
MarcLaaschApr 11
PriscillaBronnerApr 11
HannahBronnerApr 11
LoisStockApr 11
GraceGrillApr 11
ZacharyKriehnApr 11
TimKappelerApr 11
ZacharySchmidtApr 11
DennisDoyleApr 11
HeidiHahnApr 11
Lana JoZanderApr 12
LizzieBickelApr 12
CathyKellyApr 12
AnnAndersonApr 12
KirstenPhelpsApr 12
BobGribbleApr 12
KCRadkeApr 13
AndrewPortaleApr 13
StephanieBiedenbenderApr 13
JeffRowellApr 13
JennaBainApr 13
JoyceFarrowApr 13
KevinLampApr 13
JackKaczmarekApr 13
RyanProxApr 14
EveTimmermanApr 14
ElizabethWilmotApr 14
BrentAdlerApr 14
KenCookApr 14
LaurenSchraufnagelApr 14
SophieSchweinertApr 15
CarolPlopperApr 15
JohnBowenApr 15
GenevieveBraatzApr 16
MatthewPeppelApr 16
CharlieBishopApr 16
VernonDebordApr 16
JacobPlopperApr 16
AliciaStanleyApr 16
AimeeZeutziusApr 16
MorganNeitzelApr 17
TylerBenzApr 17
HertaBenzApr 17
PatrickNerbunApr 17
ParkerMarriottApr 17
EllieMurphyApr 17
PattiKroberApr 17
DalynnLuetkeApr 17
PattiWallisApr 17

Find the full church calendar here.God's Blessings on your week!Weekly Church times:

  • Sundays 8am Traditional in the Sanctuary*
  • Sundays 9:15am Contemporary in the Gym*
  • Sundays 10:30am Traditional in the Sanctuary

*Livestreamed on our YouTube channel 
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31385 W. Hill Rd.
HartlandWI 53029

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