Royal Redeemer Updates

Second Offerings Update

Every month, on the first Sunday of the Month, we gather a second offering for a ministry that is make an impact for the kingdom. Here’s how the past few months have gone!

November – Operation Christmas Child – Royal Redeemer filled 111 shoeboxes and at least 4 people did “Build a Box” on line. This year Samaritan’s Purse will distribute their 200 millionth shoebox since they started in 1993. God is so awesome! Lynne Joehnk would like to thank everything for participating and wishes God’s blessing on you.

October – Lutheran World Relief $996.00

September – Vernacular Video Mission Int’l – $1912.00

August – Concordia Center for the Family – $400

July – RR Disaster Response Fund – $500

Virtual Pastor Chat

One of the joys of Sunday morning worship is the fellowship that occurs before and after worship services. Catching up with a friend. Eating a donut and grabbing a cup of coffee. Chasing your kids out to the playground! 

But, what about when you are worshipping online? 

While you may not be able to recreate the entire Sunday morning experience, you can do one thing. You can jump on a virtual chat with Pastor Ben. On the first Sunday of each month, between 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Pastor Ben will be available for a virtual chat using Zoom.  It’s sort of like walking out into the Commons and shaking hands with a Pastor…except virtually 🙂  Bring your questions about ministry at Royal Redeemer, comments about the service, or prayer requests and spend a few minutes on a Virtual Pastor Chat!

To make an appointment, please email 

Fall Giving Campaign – Through You

This is an exciting new beginning for Royal Redeemer. To prepare us for 2023, the Fall Giving Campaign is moving forward in conjunction with the sermon series THROUGH YOU to recognize our gifts for His Kingdom. Over the next three weeks, we will hear about how we are each uniquely designed for Stewardship and how God works THROUGH YOU to further His Kingdom. While Stewardship includes our time, talent, and treasures, the Fall Giving Campaign focuses on the financial component of Stewardship. At the end of the Stewardship series, we will ask you for your financial pledge on Commitment Sunday so the Staff and Board of Servant leaders can budget for the upcoming year. 

Taste of Royal Redeemer

Stay after worship on Sunday, October 30 and enjoy a Taste of Royal Redeemer! Beginning at 11:00am, sample tasty dishes from families across the congregation. Freewill offering. All proceeds will go to the Community Care Fund.

Calling all chefs! Do you make a dish that family and friends rave about? We hope you will join the fun and share it at the “Taste of Royal Redeemer”, Sunday, October 30. If you can’t support with food, we also need set up and clean up crews for this event.

Contact Janie Robertson at 812-760-6833 or to volunteer or learn more!

Senior Pastor Call Accepted

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings to each of you.  This week the next steps in the Call process have been completed.  The call document packet was finalized and shared with Ohio District President, Rev. Dr. Kevin Wilson.  Friday, I had the honor of presenting the call formally to Pastor Ben.

It is my pleasure to let you know that Pastor Ben has accepted the call as Senior Pastor to Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church!

We will be determining a date for an Installation Service.  Once the plans are confirmed, the Board will continue to communicate and provide updates to the congregation.

Thank you all for your prayers and support through the Senior Pastor Call process.

Respectfully yours,

Jenny Jarvis (Board President) on behalf of the Board of Servant Leaders