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Redeemer Lutheran Church

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Redeemer Lutheran Church
2306 Appleby Sand Road
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965
Phone: (936) 564-6729
Fax: (936) 564-2171
Office hours: Mon - Fri
8:00 AM to Noon

Pastor: The Reverend John Cain

Redeemer is a church of the
LCMS, Texas District


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   "Bringing all into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ as we ... Rejoice in his Grace, Live as God's Own Family, and Care for His World."


We are now in the Church Season
called "Common Time"

Most of the Seasons of the Christian Church Year are organized around the two major festivals that mark sacred time, Christmas and Easter. The Christmas Season encompasses the time of preparation during Advent and the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas and Epiphany in early January (the 6th). The Easter Season encompasses the time of preparation during the 40 weekdays of Lent and Holy Week, and is linked with Pentecost Sunday 50 days later. While there are other individual holy days within the church year, these seasons mark the movement of sacred time within the church calendar. The rest of the year following Epiphany and Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning "common" or "mundane," this term comes from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Pentecost, etc.). Counted time after Pentecost begins with Trinity Sunday (the first Sunday after Pentecost) and ends with Christ the King Sunday (last Sunday before the beginning of Advent).

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod says this: The Sundays after Pentecost have been given various designations, but one of the most helpful is the phrase the "Time of the Church." This is the time when we focus on the Spirit's on-going work of bestowing Christ's benefits on his people through Word and Sacrament. The great themes of these days include justification, sin and grace, the means of grace, love, obedience, endurance, and hope. The emphasis that builds from Sunday to Sunday is that of growth in God's grace.

Join us: All community residents and visitors are invited to join us for worship and fellowship, as we strengthen our relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We Celebrate the 500th Anniversary
of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, along with our Missouri Synod brothers and sisters at 1st Lutheran Church in Lufkin, celebrated the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's questioning of Roman Catholic doctrine of the early 16th century, with a combined service on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 in Lufkin. We were also joined by members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Houston, Texas.

Martin Luther is considered one of the originators of the reform movement in Europe as he pointed out the flaws in the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, especially in the payment of Indulgences to ensure one's passage from Purgatory into Heaven. Luther's premise is that the truth lies in the Holy Bible and that all doctrine must originate from and be supported by God's written word. He was firm in his conviction of Biblical truth, and was eventually one of a few biblical scholars who were instrumental in the success of the Protestant movement throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Redeemer's new full-time Pastor. The Reverend John Cain was installed on Sunday June 18th, 2017. He brings with him his wife, Kathi, and his son, Joshua. Reverand Cain comes to us from the N.W. Houston area, where he had been serving at Gethsemane Lutheran Church for almost 20 years. Welcome Pastor Cain and family to East Texas.

Listen to Pastor Cain's weekly radio broadcast on KKHT via smartphone or computer. Click on the button that says "Listen Live" on . This broadcast is both FM and Internet radio Sunday nights, 7:00 pm, with an older show rebroadcast at 7:30 pm. The 7pm show airs again Saturday morning at 10 AM. Closer to Houston, you can pick up KKHT on the air at 100.7 FM. KKHT is one of Houston's Christian radio stations. Podcasts, downloadable files of past shows are available on his "Evangelical Life Ministries" website: You can also tune in early at 6:30 to catch The Lutheran Hour.

Lutheran Student Fellowship: LSF is going strong at Redeemer! LSF is the national organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for college students. Moving away from home does not mean one should move away from a relationship with the Lord, or from companionship with other Christian students. Make contact at church, or on Facebook at the LSF Stephen F. Austin State University link.

Newsletter submissions: Reminder - Please submit your articles for the newsletter to the church secretary by the 15th day of the month prior to the month that you want your article to appear.

Newsletter distribution: To cut down on the cost of mailing the monthly newsletter, members will now receive their copy of the newsletter via e-mail. Please check with the church secretary if you do not receive a copy in your electronic mail box to ensure that the church is using your most current e-mail address. Also let the secretary know if you want to continue receiving the newsletter by "snail mail." Note: you may also read the newsletter by clicking on the "INFORMATION" link in the above menu of this webpage, and then scroll down to "Newsletter." This will allow you to read the newsletter on-line in PDF format, and to print your own copy. You must use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader downloadable "HERE."


The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's disaster response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters, working through LCMS districts and congregations, international Lutheran churches and other partners. LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through LCMS Disaster Response, is coordinating with Texas District Disaster Response to launch a significant and sustained relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey. LCMS Disaster Response teams will deploy as soon as emergency officials allow them to enter the disaster zone. More than 160 LCMS congregations are in the affected areas, and you can help with relief and mercy efforts. DONATE NOW to the LCMS emergency relief efforts.




English classes for internationals are being taught on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:45. Registration for new students is twice each year during January and September. There are classes for beginning and intermediate students, and those preparing to apply for citizenship. Classes are free, but students must buy a book. For information, call
(936) 569-7550.

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Pastor Cain's
Sunday Sermons

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10/1/2017 - Matthew 21:23-27, Jesus' authority is questioned.

10/15/2017 - Matthew 22:1-14, The Parable of the Wedding Feast.

10/22/2017 - Matthew 22:15-22, Jesus Teaches About Rendering Civil Authorities Their Due.

10/29/2017 - Martin Luther's accomplishments based on Bible truths and God's gift of salvation by His grace.

11/05/2017 - Matthew 5:1-12, We Celebrate All Saints Sunday.