From the Pastor

Lord’s Blessings to you from Redeemer Lutheran Church and School and myself, Pastor Gary Timm. We believe God’s gift to everyone from every nation, language, and tribe is eternal life through Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus takes all our pain, sorrow, and sin upon Himself and the cross. Just like His physical resurrection from the dead, all who believe in Him will also physically arise from the dead and live in God’s paradise – a world where there is no pain, suffering, disease, or death. Therefore, in God’s Kingdom, Jesus retains the marks of the nails and spear so that we will receive perfected bodies, ones free from sin, disease, and death.

Jesus promised eternal life to everyone saying, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” (John 3:14-17)

Not only has Messiah Jesus redeemed us from death and given us eternal life; He also taught us to be Messiah-like to everyone around us. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Accordingly, God gives us His Holy Spirit to empower, equip, and encourage us, His disciples at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, to love others as Messiah Jesus loves us. “As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:14-16) Therefore, as The Body of Christ on earth (the Church), we give thanks and praise to God for what He has done for us, we build one another up in His love, and love our community by praying for and reaching out to the people of Westfield, New Jersey, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.

Redeemer Lutheran Church and School is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Our high-quality Early Learning Center staff is ready to equip your 2 ½ – Kindergarten aged children to be future leaders of the world.

Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings 8:30 AM or 11 AM during the school year (8:30 and 10 AM during July and August). Our fellowship time begins at 9:30 AM with our adult, teen, and children’s Sunday school meeting between our Sunday morning worship services at 9:50 AM. Please introduce yourself when you come to visit us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

May our Lord, Jesus the Messiah, bless and keep you,

Gary Timm
Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church and School

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