Neue Konfirmandengruppe

Wir fangen eine neue Konfirmandengruppe in detuscher Sprache in September 2018 an. Jugendliche 12-14 Jahre sind herzlich eingeladen. Wir haben bisher 2 Maedchen und vier Jungen und sind offen die Gruppe grosser zu Machen. Bitte Pastorin Dorothea anrufen sollten Sie Interesse haben!

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OSTER SONNTAG/ EASTER SUNDAY

You are invited/Sie sind eingeladen:

Oster Sonntag/Easter Sunday 4/01 mit Oster “Brunch” und Eiersuche/Easter egg hunt
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Easter we will start not as an April fools joke, but with a brunch at 11:30am in the Fireside room, which is located in the brick building at the back parking lot of Redeemer Lutheran Church 731 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308.
(Please, everybody bring food – sweet or salty- for the brunch to share and 10-12 filled plastic eggs per child and a basket). At 1:00pm we will celebrate the Easter service with live streaming video in the Redeemer church including Communion. During the sermon the children will have an Easter egg hunt and other activities either outside or in the Atrium of Redeemer Church.
Please, join us on Sunday for a communal and festive Celebration in German language. The sermon and readings will also be available in English language.

FASCHING AND SPAGHETTI THIS SUNDAY 2/11

FASCHING AND SPAGHETTI Join us on Sunday, 02/11/2018, 12.15-2.30 pm.
We – the German Church Atlanta – are celebrating FASCHING (similar to Mardi Gras) with colorful costumes, music, dance, games, drinks and food.
Children: Dress up in your favorite (Halloween) costume!
Adults: Dress up in a costume or an outfit of your favorite sports team or home town!
Everyone, who joins dressed up, gets a yummy surprise!

Please, dress up, bring your favorite sauce to share for our SPAGHETTI BUFFET and have some fun with this German tradition! Location: Fireside Room (near the parking lot behind the Church)
of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (731 Peachtree St., NE | Atlanta, GA 30308).
For further information and updates please visit our website http://www.germanchurchatlanta.com

 

New Year’s Reception

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Diesen Samstag ab 6 Uhr abends trifft sich die deutsche Gemeinde in Pastorin Dorothea’s Haus. Please, call her 404-667-6964 for directions.

Es gibt Spaghettis und Reis. Alle bringen was mit: Sossen, Salat, Brot, Nachtisch…

Bis denn!

 

Video des Heilig Abend Gottesdienstes und Taize Gottesdienst am 31.12.

Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest! Falls Sie am Heilig Abend Gottesdienst nicht teilnehmen konnten, hier ist der Link, dass Sie das Video des Gottesdienstes anschauen koennen:

https://livestream.com/accounts/11382169/events/3678182/videos/167630115

Anfang: Minute 8:00
Willkommen von Dorothea: 17:20
Weihnachtsgeschichte: 18:05
Krippenspiel: 26:45
Andacht: 49:22
Musik zur Kollekte: 1:04:40
Segen und O du fröhliche 1:13:20
Nachspiel: 1:16:14
Vielen Dank an alle Helfer im Gottesdienst: Joerg, Martina, Issam, Birgit, Hannes, Robert, Ilona, Kate, Anita, Rachel, Grace und Phillip.  Vielen Dank auch an alle, die Kuchen und Plaetzchen mitgebracht haben! Ohne Eure Hilfe waere der Gottesdienst und das Kaffeetrinken nicht moeglich gewesen!

Diesen kommenden Sonntag werden wir einen besinnlichen Taize Gottesdienst um 11 Uhr morgens zum Jahresende feiern. Alle sind herzlich eingeladen!

 

 

Heilig Abend Gottesdienst am Sonntag 24. 12.

Die deutsche Gemeinde laedt wieder ganz herzlich ein zum Heilig Abend Gottesdienst am 24. Dezember um 11 Uhr morgens in der Redeemer Lutheran Church 731 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 in der grossen Kirche. Parken entweder hinter der Kirche auf den Parkplaetzen, oder im Parkhaus auf der linken Seite von 3rd Street (off Peachstree street).

Alle Kinder koennen sich wenn sie ankommen verkleiden und gerne beim spontanen Krippenspiel mitmachen. Kein Ueben noetig! Wir werden Engel, Schafe, Hirten, Marias und Josephs haben. Ja, es kann auch mehrere Marias und Josephs geben!

Der Gottesdienst wird das Abendmahl anbieten und viele schoene deutsche Weihnachtslieder werden gesungen werden. Familienmitglieder in Deutschland koennen live dabeisein da der Gottesdienst gefilmt werden wird. Der 11 Uhr Gottesdienst wird um 5Uhr nachmittags in Deutschland live uebertragen. Hier in Atlanta kann man zeitgleich um 11Uhr zugucken. Gehen Sie zu www.redeemer.org . “Livestream”. Wenn Familie es verpasst, kann der Gottesdienst auch spaeter noch als Video angeschaut werden.

Nach dem Gottesdienst gibt es wieder leckeren Kaffee, Kuchen und Plaetzchen. Gerne duerfen alle etwas Selbstgebackenes (oder selbst gekauftes) mitbringen zum Teilen.

Wir freuen uns sehr auf diesen festlichen Gottesdienst und auf Ihren Besuch!

Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest wuenscht Ihnen Pastorin Dorothea und die deutsche Gemeinde!christmas

St. Martin Celebration Saturday Nov 11th!…

Watch out kids!

St. Martin is coming – riding on the back of a horse –

and you can light the way

with a self crafted lantern. 

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

4:00 pm

Bring family and friends and join the celebration.

German Church Atlanta at the

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,

Fireside Room,

731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Program

4:00-5:30 pm:    Lantern crafting

5:30-7:00 pm:    St. Martin story play,

Lantern procession,

Children Service

7:00-7:30 pm:    Get together

Foods & drinks for sale

Warm homemade soups and fresh waffles, German sausages, Hot apple cider and more

Coat Drive

We will collect gently used coats for homeless men, women and children to honor the memory of St. Martin. We will pass the coats on to the organization “Crossroads” – an Atlanta non profit organization. So please bring coats to donate.

THANKS.

St. Martin's.docx.pngStory of Saint Martin

As a young man, Martin was a soldier in the Roman army. On a very cold day he saw a scantily clad beggar. Martin took off his military cloak and cut it in half with his sword to share with the man. That night, he dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. Jesus said to the angels: “Martin, who is still but a catechumen, clothed me with this robe.” When Martin awoke, he knew he had to change his life and leave the army. Confirmed in his piety, he got baptized and later in life was acclaimed as the Bishop of Tours.

Contact http://www.germanchurchatlanta.com

German Church Atlanta at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-874-8664 #211

Email: germanchurchatlanta@gmail.com

Like us on facebook:

>https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheKircheAtlanta<

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Watch out kids!
St. Martin is coming – riding on the back of a horse –
and you can light the way
with a self crafted lantern.
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
4:00 pm
Bring family and friends and join the celebration.
German Church Atlanta at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
Fireside Room,
731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Program
4:00-5:30 pm: Lantern crafting
5:30-7:00 pm: St. Martin story play,
Lantern procession,
Children Service
7:00-7:30 pm: Get together
Foods & drinks for sale
Warm homemade soups and fresh waffles, German sausages, Hot apple cider and more
Coat Drive
We will collect gently used coats for homeless men, women and children to honor the memory of St. Martin. We will pass the coats on to the organization “Crossroads” – an Atlanta non profit organization. So please bring coats to donate.
THANKS.
Story of Saint Martin
As a young man, Martin was a soldier in the Roman army. On a very cold day he saw a scantily clad beggar. Martin took off his military cloak and cut it in half with his sword to share with the man.
Contact http://www.germanchurchatlanta.com
German Church Atlanta at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-874-8664 #211
Email: germanchurchatlanta@gmail.com
Like us on facebook:
>https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheKircheAtlanta&lt;
To receive the newsletter, please, send an email to: >germanchurchatlanta@gmail.com<
That night, he dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away.
Jesus said to the angels: “Martin, who is still but a catechumen, clothed me with this robe.”
When Martin awoke, he knew he had to change his life and leave the army. Confirmed in his piety, he got baptized and later in life was acclaimed as the Bishop of Tours.
Watch out kids!
St. Martin is coming – riding on the back of a horse –
and you can light the way
with a self crafted lantern.
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
4:00 pm
Bring family and friends and join the celebration.
German Church Atlanta at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
Fireside Room,
731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Program
4:00-5:30 pm: Lantern crafting
5:30-7:00 pm: St. Martin story play,
Lantern procession,
Children Service
7:00-7:30 pm: Get together
Foods & drinks for sale
Warm homemade soups and fresh waffles, German sausages, Hot apple cider and more
Coat Drive
We will collect gently used coats for homeless men, women and children to honor the memory of St. Martin. We will pass the coats on to the organization “Crossroads” – an Atlanta non profit organization. So please bring coats to donate.
THANKS.
Story of Saint Martin
As a young man, Martin was a soldier in the Roman army. On a very cold day he saw a scantily clad beggar. Martin took off his military cloak and cut it in half with his sword to share with the man.
Contact http://www.germanchurchatlanta.com
German Church Atlanta at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-874-8664 #211
Email: germanchurchatlanta@gmail.com
Like us on facebook:
>https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheKircheAtlanta&lt;
To receive the newsletter, please, send an email to: >germanchurchatlanta@gmail.com<
That night, he dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away.
Jesus said to the angels: “Martin, who is still but a catechumen, clothed me with this robe.”
When Martin awoke, he knew he had to change his life and leave the army. Confirmed in his piety, he got baptized and later in life was acclaimed as the Bishop of Tours.

ERNTEDANK GOTTESDIENST diesen Sonntag!

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JOIN US, THE GERMAN CHURCH ATLANTA, FOR OUR
‘ERNTEDANK’ WORSHIP

ON SUNDAY, 10/01/2017, 11.OO AM

IN THE RUDISILL HALL
(LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 731 PEACHTREE ST., NE | ATLANTA, GA 30308).
AFTERWARDS WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH AN ‘AGAPEMAHL’ –
PLEASE BRING FRUIT AND/OR YOUR FAVORITE BREAD AND BREAD TOPPING TO SHARE.
We are also holding a FOOD DRIVE for Redeemer Soup Kitchen –
if you would like to help, please bring (bulk size) white rice to donate. Can we collect 100 pounds?

GOTTESDIENST/WORSHIP AM SEE

Lake worshipWORSHIP AT THE LAKE, BBQ UND FUN

Sunday, August 27,
10.30 am (rain or shine)
Worship starts at 11 am and
BBQ afterwards
Please bring
your own grilling goods (meat/veggies),
salad or dessert to share,
swimsuit and towel,
as well as games for a fun filled gathering.
Park entrance fee:
$5.00/vehicle (1-12 passengers)
Red Top Mountain State Park
(Lake Allatoona)
50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102
Shelter # 7
DIRECTIONS: Take I-75 to exit #285 (Red
Top Mountain Road). Go 2 miles east to Red
Top Mountain State Park. After crossing the
bridge, you will enter the park on the left
(shelters #4-7).
Our Picnic Space offers
a sandy beach and roped off swimming area nestled in a
cove and surrounded by trees, a building that has
bathrooms and a place to change, a putt-putt golf course
not far from the beach, a large playground area on top of
a little rise offering nice views of the lake are just few of
the many attractions of the park.

The Spirit that Unites…

One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal. Henri Nouwen

Yesterday nine members of our German church council wrestled with how to negotiate between traditional and contemporary elements and language in our worship services. The challenge was that the emotions advocating for both sides were strong. We had two opposite needs expressed, and then also several people who were “in the middle”. We began our session with prayer. Then we intentionally took time to listen. We listened to all voices and opinions. It took us a few hours to actually understand what the needs of the opposite desires were about. In the end we chose to leave the structure in a more traditional way, yet find a few creative solutions to make our service more contemporary. We decided to intentionally watch out before each service for ancient language that could be harmful and that either needs to be explained or at times even left out or changed. We ended with prayer all feeling heard and taken into account. The Spirit helped us remain passionate and engaged with each other instead of turning against or away from each other.

Prayer: God of unity, I thank You for our diversity in unity that we experienced yesterday. Thank you that what looked like possible conflict actually became an opportunity to get to know each other better. Thank you that Your Spirit helped us through open listening to overcome the divide. Your Spirit is the creative energy that helps us bridge the gap between our two thousand year old Christian tradition and our present everyday life. And we are grateful. Amen

The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. 1 Corinthians 12:7