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April 18, 2024

Weekly Verse: "He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Luke 10:37

Sermons this Sunday: Love Where You Live - "Love Your Neighbor"

DR Family & Friends,  
We come to you this week with heavy hearts. As some of you may know, Brent Adler, husband of Denise Adler our 5K teacher, unexpectedly passed away this week.  He is a man who is loved by Jesus and a man who loves Jesus very much.  However, even with the echoes of the Easter resurrection so close to us, the reality of death and the pain it causes is still real.  Brent will be missed by many within our church, school and community.  Your DR ministry team is here for you. If you need to pray or talk, please reach out to us.  As a community in Christ, we now have a calling to help Denise and her family, so please pray for them and when the time comes to help, we’ll definitely let you know opportunities to come in the near future.  Funeral arrangements to affirm Christ’s love for Brent will take place at Divine Redeemer on Saturday, April 27th. Visitation will be 10am-1pm and the service at 1pm. 

God's Peace, 
Pastor Seth

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Caught this photo on Wednesday of Mr. Kleba sitting down for lunch and the students ran to sit by him. It just goes to show what an amazing teacher he is and what an immense impact he has had on generations of students.  We are thankful for the way he has impacted God's kingdom and today you will find the save the date to his retirement party below.


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 places 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:
Week 1 Sermon: Work and Keep the Land
Week 2 Sermon: Be Zealous and Do Good

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 May 2nd, but more will be scheduled in future

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)

Pray & Go Event- 4/21

Call Day 2024 - 4/23

There will not be on onsite viewing party this year, but feel free to watch online! Services at CSL will be held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and they will also be streamed online at

Young Adults Small Group - 4/27

Safe Families Info - 5/13

Dale Kleba Retirement - 6/1

Email Pastor Adam

Construction Corner

ECDC Construction
BORING is not boring!  Boring (also referred to as horizontal directional drilling, is a minimal impact trenchless method of installing underground utilities such as pipe, conduit, or cables in a relatively shallow arc or radius along a prescribed underground path using a surface-launched drilling rig) has begun under HWY 16! The first pass through was successful, which is HUGE! There are also windows on the building and the roof is coming along. 

DR Bible Study Opportunities

Be sure to check the DR Calendar for Bible Study Opportunities
RSVP for this event
I am interested in JOINING this Spring Study!

Upcoming Events


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 

Funeral Announcement

It has pleased the Lord to call home one of His servants, and DR member, Erv Tarnow on Monday, April 15th. Although we mourn Erv’s passing, we rejoice in the promise of the Resurrection as Christ IS RISEN!
Please see the details regarding Erv Tarnow’s funeral at Divine Redeemer next Thursday, 4/25.
 Visitation: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
 Funeral: 1:00 PM
 Committal (offsite): 4/26 at 10:00 AM
*Member funeral announcements will be placed in the Church newsletter unless the service occurs prior to the next scheduled newsletter, in which case a separate email will be sent out. 

Weekly Prayers

Prayer of thanksgiving for the baptism of Bryce Michael Surges at the 9:15 service on April 21st.

Prayers and sympathy to Denise, Ethan (wife - Olivia), Belle & Lacey Adler and Dennis & Dorothy Gehrke and family, as Brent Adler was called home to be with Jesus on Tuesday.

Prayers and sympathy to Jeanette Tarnow and family, as Erv Tarnow 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.

Prayers for successful upcoming surgeries and procedures this week:  Jill Gutenberger, Bill LaBonte and Chris Martin

Recuperating from Surgery: Mary Ellen Sparks and Terry Williams

Prayers of safety for all those who are traveling to Greece this weekend for the Footsteps of Paul and for Pastor Seth who is leading it.

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 (Graduated Basic Training now in AIT in Virginia through mid-July)
  • 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#
Julie & ChrisChudada18-Apr15
Jordan & HeatherKalous18-Apr4
Scott & LisaDroegkamp19-Apr27
Kevin & DebbieMcCormick23-Apr20

Name Date
SamuelTyrrellApr 18
JamesHuebnerApr 18
ThomasBickelApr 19
BrennaIrishApr 19
GrantMantheiApr 19
JenTenhoverApr 20
SusanLaabsApr 20
DougRobertsApr 20
JenniferBorisApr 20
KylieHynesApr 20
MadiganWehmeierApr 21
NancySchmidtApr 21
MaxSteffenApr 21
RileyNovakApr 21
RyanZikeliApr 22
BenjaminHansenApr 22
HeathLauterbachApr 22
ChrisMartinApr 22
DougWolterApr 22
DebbieReichlApr 22
BrettHealyApr 22
JulianaRayApr 23
NancyHohenseeApr 23
CalebHansenApr 23
WardAbbsApr 23
WilliamMartensApr 23
BenjiGartzkeApr 23
LiamNovakApr 23
AnthonyGourleyApr 24
RichardRayApr 24
HunterHuthApr 24

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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