Summer at Divine Redeemer

There are so many ways to stay connected to JESUS and others this summer at Divine Redeemer!  

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Student Serve Day
  • Summer Outdoor Worship Series
  • Summer Outdoor Movie Night
  • Summer Camps
  • Summer Bible Studies
  • Summer Board Game Nights
  • Two Great Summer Worship Themes
  • More!

Find details about all of these summer events below:


Summer Outdoor Worship Series

Our Outdoor Summer series is back for another year!  Join us the 2nd Saturdays of June, July and August for Worship, Food and Fellowship. There are different worship styles, food options and fellowship activities each month!  Bring your own chairs/blankets. 






game night

Vacation Bible School 2023

Vacation Bible School will take place the week of June 12th.  It runs Monday - Thursday from 9am to Noon. We are still looking for volunteers for this event, please sign up here. VBS Registration is closed and there will be no walk-in availability this year.
summer movie night

DR Summer Camps

summer camps

DR Summer Care

summer care

Student Serve Day

Each summer, the youth rotate their summer activity. Every three years, we attend the National Youth Gathering. The next one will be in 2025. This summer is a Student Serve Day.
Serve Day
The Summer Serve Day will be a great morning!  The Men's Ministry will be helping with the woodchips project on the playground. Feel free to drop in anytime from 8:30 - 11:30 to help - there will be indoor and outdoor options. 

Summer Studies

There is a women's Summer Study - details are in the graphic below. The men's Bible studies continue to meet through the summer!
WOmens summer study

Summer Sermon Series


June - "Biblically Rooted"

A 4-part sermon series on the two sacraments of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - Baptism and the Lord's Supper:

  • Why do we baptize?
  • Why do we baptize babies?
  • What is the Lord's Supper?
  • What is the Real Presence?

July & August - "Messengers"

A study of Minor Prophets and their message for the Israelites and for God's People Today:

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Zachariah
  • Malachi

Staying Connected this Summer

If summer has you traveling, you can check out our livestream services offered at 8am (Traditional) and 9:15am (Contemporary). View these later in our worship archive.

Giving doesn't have to take a summer break, you can set up online giving anytime at

If you are checking your emails less this summer, be sure to catch a copy of our weekly church newsletter (sent every Thursday) on our communications hub here.

Save these dates!

  • Last Day of School is Friday, June 2nd.
  • State of the School presented by Janet Bahr - DR GYM on June 2nd
  • Farewell Teacher Reception for Lynn Cox & Kathy Oldenburg is June 4th
  • June Outdoor Worship is June 10th
  • VBS is June 12-15
  • Farewell Reception/Baby Shower for Vicar Graham and Hannah Jenkins following the 10:30am church service on Sunday, June 25th in the Media Center.
  • July Outdoor Worship is July 8th
  • Student Serve Day is July 11th
  • Elder Grill Out following the July 8th Outdoor Worship Service.
  • FREE Outdoor Summer Movie, "Wreck-It Ralph" is July 8th 7pm
  • Confirmation Registration is due August 1st here
  • Christian Scholarship Foundation Golf Outing on August 7th
  • August Outdoor Worship is August 12th
  • Voices of Truth concert following the August Outdoor Worship Service
  • Confirmation Orientation August 27th at 10:30AM or August 30 6:30PM (both in the Media Center) 

Don't forget that the following start in fall:

  • School starts on Wednesday, August 23rd
  • New Member Fall Class starts September 17th
  • Women's & Men's Ministry Joint Kickoff event is Wednesday, September 6th in the gymnasium
  • The Campus Expansion Campaign project kicks off
  • 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation classes start in the fall (Register by August 1st here)
  • Confirmation Orientation August 27th at 10:30AM or August 30 6:30PM (both in the Media Center) 
  • Kids Connection runs September - April
  • Church Kick-Off Sunday will be Sunday, September 10th