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"Science Mike" McHargue Live at Redemption Church

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is the host of Ask Science Mike and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. He's a leading voice on the intersection of science and faith, and his work reaches hundreds of thousands faithful and skeptical people every month. 

This one-night-only special event features "Ask Science Mike" LIVE. Mike McHargue will cover questions about science, faith, and life. The questions are unfiltered and the answered unrehearsed. Join us for a honest, fun, and often hilarious journey into the space between science and faith.

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Fall Church Work Day

Our all church work day is back! Every year we have two big work days, and we ask you to come and give time and labor to help us improve, maintain, and reorganize our facilities. This past Spring we had over 15 people come and help us paint, work on the flower beds, and clean up the parking lot, and this fall will be no different. Check out all we are going to do below, and please plan on attending our all church work day: 

Spring Work Day

Saturday May 2nd - 9am - 1pm

Please mark your calendars for the Spring Work Day. We are gathering Saturday, May 2nd to do a few projects around the building. Lunch will be provided. If you can come please let us know by clicking below: 

Extra Information

Projects

  • Spread dirt and mulch in flower beds 
  • Sweep parking lot
  • Paint atrium and office area
  • Plant extra flowers in flower beds

Supplies to Bring

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Gloves
  • Roller 
  • Brush

Youth Ministry: Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross @ LaCygne

Wednesday March 25th the Youth Group is going to be meeting out at Youthfront LaCygne. While there we will be going through their stations of the cross, and then having a meal together. You can pay for the meal with the button below.  Here are the details you need to know to be prepared for this event: 


What to Bring.

  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes
  • Shoes that might get muddy
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Hungry stomachs

Where? 

Address: 22626 East 2400th Road LaCygne, KS 66040

 

When? 

Meet out at Youthfront LaCygne at 6pm. We will leave LaCygne at 8pm. If your student needs a ride please use the form below to register a ride for your student. We will be leaving Redemption Church at 5:15pm sharp. 

Student's Name *
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Youth Ministry: Spring Break Service Project


Spring Break Service Project

This spring break we are going to be packing meals for the Urban Christian Academy. They will use these meals to feed their students. We hope to pack as many meals as we can! Pizza and soda will be provided for student's dinner. The Urban Christian Academy is located in Kansas City, MO. 

When Is It? 

Wednesday March 18th at 5:00pm - 9:00pm. 

Where Are We Serving At? 

@ Redemption Church 

Other Information

If you are interested in finding out more information in regards to the Urban Christian Academy, click the button below: 

Lent Reading: March 10

Matthew 18:21-35

New International Version (NIV)

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”


Closing Prayer

God of infinite love, 
I thank you for this reminder of your love
and your call that we be more patient,
gentle and compassionate with others. 
Here in the middle of Lent,
I turn to you to beg for your help. 
Please soften my heart.
Help me to let go of judging others.
I ask you this, in Jesus' name.  

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: March 9

Luke 4:24-30

New International Version (NIV)

24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”

28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.


Closing Prayer

Merciful God, 
Free your Church from the sins of this world 
and protect us from evil we see 
and the evil we prefer to ignore. 
We need your guidance, Lord 
for we cannot do this alone. 
Only with your help can we be saved. 
Thank you for your desire to save us and love us. 

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: March 4

Matthew 20:17-28

17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death 19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third dayhe will be raised to life!”

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,asked a favor of him.

21 “What is it you want?” he asked.

She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”

22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”

“We can,” they answered.

23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”

24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,and to give his life as a ransom for many.”


Closing Prayer

God of Love, 
through this Lenten journey,
purify my desires to serve you.
Free me from any temptations to judge others,
to place myself above others.
Please let me surrender even my impatience with others,
that with your love and your grace,
I might be less and less absorbed with myself,
and more and more full of the desire
to follow you, in laying down my life
according to your example.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: March 3

Matthew 23:1-12

New International Version (NIV)

23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.

8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.


Closing Prayer: 

God in heaven and in my life, 
guide me and protect me. 
I so often believe I can save myself 
and I always end in failure. 
Lead me with your love away from harm 
and guide me on the right path. 
May your Spirit inspire the Church 
and make us an instrument of your love and guidance. 
Thank you for your care for me.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: March 2

Luke 6:36-38

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”


Closing Prayer

Lord, 
your commandment of love is so simple 
and so challenging. 
Help me to let go of my pride, 
to be humble in my penance. 
I want only to live the way you ask me to love, 
to love the way you ask me to live. 
I ask this through your son, Jesus, 
who stands at my side 
today and always.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: February 26

Matthew 7:7-12

New International Version (NIV)

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.


Closing Prayer

Lord, 
I’m not always eager to do your will. 
I’d often much rather do my own will. 
Please be with me on this Lenten journey 
and help me to remember 
that your own spirit can guide me 
in the right direction. 
I want to “fix” my weaknesses 
but the task seems overwhelming. 
But I know that with your help, 
anything can be done. 
With a grateful heart, 
I acknowledge your love 
and know that without you, 
I can do nothing.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: February 25

Luke 11:29-32

New International Version (NIV)

29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign,but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now something greater than Jonah is here.


Closing Prayer

Dear Lord, 
I know you receive what is in my heart. 
Let me be inspired by your words 
and by the actions of your son, Jesus. 
Guide me to make sacrifices this Lent 
in the spirit of self-denial 
and with greater attention to you 
and to those around me. 
Help me to believe that you will grant me this 
because of the sacrifice Jesus made for me.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen. 

Lent Reading: February 24

Matthew 6:7-15 

New International Version (NIV)

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.’

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Extra Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19


Closing Prayer

Father of my soul,
Mother of my heart, 
I know your love for me is limitless beyond imagining. 
You care for me as a loving parent. 
Through my smallest Lenten sacrifices, 
help me to become less selfish 
and more aware of your ways. 
Fan the flame of my desire 
to draw ever closer to you. 
Guide me to seek your love.

May the Lord bless us, 
protect us from all evil 
and bring us to everlasting life. 
Amen.

Lent Reading: February 23

Matthew 25:31-46 (NIV)

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Lent Devotional: February 20th

Mark 1:9-15

New International Version (NIV)

9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”


Devotional

by Luther Seminary "Lent Devotional"

One of the things that I love about the Gospel according to Mark is its straightforwardness. It is both disturbing and inviting. It is disturbing because we want more information. And it is inviting because it allows us to spend time wondering and questioning. Mark 1:13 sums up in one sentence that Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for 40 days and the angels waited on him. We don’t know what happened during that time. And yet, what the author is telling us is that Jesus was tempted just as we are today. Jesus knows exactly what we experience in our human lives. We have a God who is with us. God in Jesus chooses to dwell with us in the humanity of wilderness.

PRAYER: Gracious Lord, disturb and invite us to see you in the wilderness of our lives. Amen.

Lent Devotional: February 19th

1 Peter 3:18-22 

New International Version (NIV)

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.

Genesis 9:8-17

New International Version (NIV)

8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”


Devotional

by Jim Brenneman, president of Goshen College

Floods, snowstorms, earthquakes and other natural disasters are no respecter of persons, flora or fauna. The innocent and guilty, young and old, saint and sinner, wild boar and pet dog, all and without distinction, get swept up in the floods of life. And yet, we all know that almost always there are the “lucky ones” who escape with life and limb. For the survivors, life begins anew.

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Ash Wednesday

Matthew 6: 1-6,16-21

“Be careful not to do good deeds in front of other people. Don’t do those deeds to be seen by others. If you do, your Father in heaven will not reward you

2 “When you give to needy people, do not announce it by having trumpets blown. Do not be like those who only pretend to be holy. They announce what they do in the synagogues and on the streets. They want to be honored by other people. What I’m about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward. 3 When you give to needy people, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. 4 Then your giving will be done secretly. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.

5 “When you pray, do not be like those who only pretend to be holy. They love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners. They want to be seen by other people. What I’m about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward. 6 When you pray, go into your room. Close the door and pray to your Father, who can't be seen. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.


16 “When you go without eating, do not look gloomy like those who only pretend to be holy. They make their faces look very sad. They want to show people they are fasting. What I’m about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward. 17 But when you go without eating, put olive oil on your head. Wash your face. 18 Then others will not know that you are fasting. Only your Father, who can’t be seen, will know it. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.

19 “Do not gather for yourselves riches on earth. Moths and rats can destroy them. Thieves can break in and steal them. 20 Instead, gather for yourselves riches in heaven. There, moths and rats do not destroy them. There, thieves do not break in and steal them. 21 Your heart will be where your riches are.


Ash Wednesday Service

Tonight at 7PM.