Junta Anual de la Iglesia

Estimada Familia y amigos del Redentor,

Un año nueve seguido es un tiempo de renovación y nuevos compromisos. Este año que pasó celebramos muchos eventos de proclamación de la Palabra de Dios y la bendición de Dios para el futuro, mientras que principiamos el Aniversario de 55 Años de ministerio.

Además, al fin de Diciembre celebramos la Temporada de Navidad a través de música, drama, los niños, y la Palabra de Dios. Mucha gente participóó a través de los varios programas de alcance y logramos bendecir a muchos niños de la comunidad y escuelas locales, en todo manteniendo el tema que nos guía para “Redimir Nuestra Comunidad a través de Servicio y Amor”.

Además terminamos un año más de enfoque en el ministerio de misiones, apoyando una gran cantidad de misioneros en la obra mundial de evangelismo. Al mismo tiempo hemos continuado apoyado la misión local de evangelismo en nuestra propia comunidad con eventos en nuestro plantel, visita a las prisiones, alimentando a los desamparados o desalojados, Escuela Dominical en el Parque, Evangelismo de Niños en Escuelas locales, Ministerio de Apoyo al Ministerio de los hermanos Mecado quien ministran en Cárceles y prisiones, y otros más. Por favor considere unirse a los otros hermanos con su donación mensual de $10, 20, dólares o más por mes hacia el apoyo para la obra misionera y evangelismo local,

Finalmente, el Domingo 31 de Enero a la 1:00pm, llamamos a toda la Iglesia para que estén presentes en La Reunión Anual de negocios. Usted está invitado a estar presente para escuchar información adicional de la Iglesia y los diferentes ministerios que buscan gente para que participe y ayudarlos a desarrollarse en el amor de Cristo Jesús. Además la Iglesia estará eligiendo 4 nuevos miembros de la Mesa Directiva para que sirvan el término de 2 años. Su
participación es muy importante para l continuo desarrollo del ministerio de la Iglesia.

Comenzamos un Nuevo programa con el distrito Escolar de Baldwin Park en la escuela Kenmore, al frente de nuestra Iglesia, como parte de Redimir nuestra comunidad a través de servicio y amor, con un programa de Tutoría respaldado por una generosa contribución de apoyo. Tenemos también el proyecto tal como el lugar de recreo para los niños, los preescolares y otros programas que continúan estando en nuestras proyecciones para que se logren.

Por favor contáctese llamando a la oficina para información adicional. Que Dios los bendiga y los guarde y la paz de Dios ilumine su vida.

En Su Nombre,

Paul A. Flores, Ph.D.
Pastor Principal/Senior Pastor
Iglesia del Redentor/Church of the Redeemer
pflores@cotrbp.org

Church Annual Meeting 2016

Dear Church of the Redeemer Family and Friends:

A new year is often a time of renewal and re-commitment. This past year we celebrated many things proclaiming the Word and the blessing of God for the future while beginning the 55th year of ministry.

In addition, at the end of December we celebrated the Advent Season through music, drama, children, and the Word. Many people participated through our various outreach programs as we were able to bless many children from our community and local school in keeping with our theme of, “Redeeming the Community through Service and Love.”

Furthermore we completed another missions-focused ministry year supporting and hosting those in the global field. At the same time, we continued to support local mission work with our community based events, prison visits, homeless feedings, Sunday School in the Park evangelism, child evangelism, Mecado Support Ministry, and others. Please consider joining others who will pledge to give a monthly offering of $20 or $10 toward our missionary and evangelism efforts.

Finally, on Sunday January 31st at 1:00pm we will be holding our Annual Business meeting. You are invited to participate in hearing additional information of the church and the various ministries that seek to draw and develop people in the love of Jesus. In addition, the membership will be electing four Church Board members to serve a two year term. Your participation is important in the continued development of the ministry.

We begin a new partnership with Kenmore Elementary of Baldwin Park Unified School District, Redeeming Time, with an after school tutoring program sponsored by a generous grant. There are also projects such as our playground, pre-school, and others that continue to be in consideration and pursuing development.

Please contact the church office for additional information. May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May He cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

In His name,

Paul A. Flores, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor
Church of the Redeemer
pflores@cotrbp.org

Special Services This Coming Sunday

We have an exciting Sunday coming ahead that you want to make sure to be part of. 

This Sunday November 15th in our 9:15 am & 11:00 am services we will have Saxophonist Edwin Sepulveda, an accomplished minister who will will be ministering in music and word both in Spanish and English.  You can learn more about him here: http://edwinsax.org/

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In addition we will be hosting a “Stand with Israel” service featuring Elliot Chordoff at 6:00pm in the Church Sanctuary.  Elliott Chodoff will be speaking on the state of Israel and Christian worldview. Edwin Sepulveda will open up the evening with a preliminary concert.

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We encourage your participation in these events this weekend…. and invite a friend!

 

Beach Party

BEACH PARTY

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We Can Overcome

Text:           I John 4.1-4
Theme:        We are from God and will overcome the world.

At the time of this writing it is thought John was now elderly living in Asia Minor and pastoring churches in and around Ephesus (FCA). John looks back and explains from experience that Jesus was the living, breathing Son of God, clothed in human flesh.

1.1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

The purpose of chapter 4 seems quite clear, he wants to define the principles of a true Christian and speak against the claims of the false teachers (FCA).  This is what Christianity is all about. This is what living as a Christian is all about. Read more

Perfected Love

Text:         I John 4
Theme:       Perfected Love has its benefits
Purpose:     Examine and emulate God’s love

4.10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

It reminds me of an old song, “Oh how I love Jesus, because he first loved me.” Frederick Whitfield in 1855 wrote, “There is a Name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; It sounds like music in my ear, The sweetest Name on earth. Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Because He first loved me!” Propitiation, now that’s a big word. This is the saving work of Jesus. It is the idea of atonement tied up with the Old Testament concept of substitution and sacrifice. Jesus makes the sacrifice for us, He atones for our sins Read more

We Do as Children Do

Text:           I John 3.4-8
Theme:        To realize and appreciate that Christians are children of God
Purpose:     Develop how we should live as children of God

1 John 3.4Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

Sin is often referred to as rejection of Christ. But we also read in verse 8 that sin is failure to practice faith. But children of God don’t continue sinning. We may sin, miss the mark, but we don’t keep on sinning. Matthew Henry writes, He that does right is right, and to be a follower of Christ. To be born of God is to be inwardly renewed by the power of the Spirit of God.

It is not that he has no sin in him, or lives without sin, but he does not live in sin, nor give up himself to sin. Stop it! Do the right thing. But being a child of God also is having the works of the devil destroyed. Read more

Living as Children of God

Text:           I John 3
Theme:        To realize and appreciate that Christians are children of God
Purpose:     Develop how we should live as children of God

John is someone who had walked and talked, had eaten with Jesus. He was a young man when he met Jesus on the banks of Jordan.  When the Baptist said Look the Lamb of God. Now well along in years John looks back and explains this is no religion or philosophy or theory Jesus was the living, breathing Son of God, clothed in human flesh. The very Word of life (Eareckson-Tada). Apparently a group of Christians got involved in false teaching, left the established church, 2.19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. It seems though they left they didn’t leave the Church people alone. 2.26I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. John as a Pastor Emeritus type was troubled and the church was disappointed. Read more

What Time Is It?

Life and time. What is time? Time is the way we measure events and the passing moments of our lives. Time is completely irretrievable. Once a unit of time has passed, it can’t be recaptured or reversed. So we must make the most of the time we have (Swindoll, 2013).

Ecclesiastes, comes from Hebrew word which means to gather, to assemble. It is the gatherer or “The Preacher” who is best known for its thematic statement that all is vanity. 1.1The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. The Hebrew word translated vanity literally means breath or vapor (NISB). The Preacher called into question the most basic issues of existence. Read more

Wisdom for Daily Living (Part 3)

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes chapter 11 comes full circle to his original question: How can we find meaning and joy under the sun? Vanity of vanities, all is vanity! Vanity, breath, or vapor, all our concerns are temporary as the morning mist (FCA). But it seems at the end of his journey, the end of his life the preacher started seeing hope for this life.

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