May Newsletter



Contact Information

Office Hours: Tues-Fri 9-2pm

During COVID-19 we are better reached on our cell phones or by email

Pastor: James Baumgartner 907.310.0342

Office Admin/Youth Leader: Ericka Stoltenberg 907.440.0367

Family Life Director: Britt Baumgartner 907.310.0341

Faith Community Nurse: Sally Coburn

Mailing Address:

Po Box 670150 Chugiak, AK 99567

Spring Cleaning Sign Up

Help us tidy up the church with our Annual Spring Clean Up....

Visit the Spring Cleaning link below, sign up for a task or two and complete anytime. We hope to have the church super clean by the end of May.

If you have any questions with the sign up please contact Ericka

Spring Cleaning Sign Up

If you have trouble with the online sign up please see the list by clicking the link below and email Ericka and she will sign you up.. Thank you!

Cleaning List

Hunkering Down in the Psalms

Join us for a short midweek devotion, posted each Wednesday morning during our lockdown. We'll work our way through the Psalms together, the hymnbook of the Bible which captures every single human emotion possible! Posted on Facebook or here on our website:

Men's Bible Study VIA ZOOM!!

Topic: Men's Bible Study
Time: May 5, 2020 07:00 PM Alaska

Join Zoom Meeting

Face Masks for Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)


Adult Sized

- Goal is 700. We've delivered 466. Still need 234.

Child Sized

- Goal is 140. We've delivered 51. Still need 89

For more information follow the this link to the original post: RurAL CAP

Spring/Summer Walks

Our weekly walks organized by Ingrid Roelfs has moved to the outside track at Gruening Middle school.

Show up Mondays anytime between 8:30-9:00am and walk for as long as you like. We ask that you please abide by current distancing guidelines and wear a mask if possible.

Senior Spotlights

Will Knutson

Graduating from:

Alaska Middle College School

Special awards/honors:

Seal of Biliteracy

Participated in:

Spanish Immersion Program, Band for 2 years, & Cross Country Skiing for 2 years

Plans after graduation:

Attend Oregon State University where I will major in Engineering and minor in Spanish

Where I hope to be 10 years from now:

Have my Master's Degree and working as an engineer somewhere in the Northwest

Brett Kroona

Graduating from:

Chugiak High School

Special awards/honors:

National Merit Scholar; Top 10; Alaska Engineering Education Scholarship

Participated in:

Baseball, Math tutor

Plans after graduation:

Attend University of Alabama - majoring in Mechanical Engineering

Where I hope to be 10 years from now:

????? :-)

Stephanie Stoltenberg

Graduating from:

Alaska Middle College School

Special awards/honors:

Varsity Letter in Volleyball, Level 2 Bronze Award for Distinguished Achievement in German and 1st place at Regions for World Language Declamation in German. Graduating cum laude with 47 college credits.

Participated in:

I did 1 year of track and 4 years of volleyball at Chugiak High. I also played comp. volleyball for Midnight Sun in the off season.

Plans after graduation:

I have been accepted to Western Oregon University and will pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in American Sign Language.

Where I hope to be 10 years from now:

In 10 years I hope to be teaching, using my Early Childhood Education degree, and also using my ASL minor working with the deaf community. I also hope to be married with a family of my own.

Tithing during COVID-19

Online tithing can be done through our website HERE

or you may also mail checks to:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Po Box 670150 Chugiak AK 99567.


Dear Families,

Given the circumstances and the uncertainty of the guidelines with COVID-19, along with the amount of planning and heart that goes into VBS here at ORLC, we are planning to shift our energy to something a little more flexible that will still reach the families of ORLC and our community. Stay tuned for more information.

May Calendar of Events

We are still waiting to see how things are going to change for when the state of Alaska moves into Phase two of the reopening things up. It's hard to plan ahead so until further notice everything is still planned for online.

Sunday May 3rd

  • Worship Service (TBD Online)
Tuesday May 5th
  • 7pm Mens Bible Study (Zoom Meeting)

Wednesday May 6th

  • Psalms Midweek Devotion (Online)

Sunday May 10th

  • Worship Service (TBD Online)

Wednesday May 13th

  • Psalms Midweek Devotion (Online)

Sunday May 17th

  • Worship Service (TBD online)

Wednesday May 20th

  • Psalms Midweek Devotion (Online)

Sunday May 24th

  • Worship Service (TBD online)

Wednesday May 27th

  • Psalms Midweek Devotion (Online)

Sunday May 31st

  • Worship Service (TBD online)

Happy BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!

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Resurrection Pass Bike Trip 2020

June 26-28th

Cabins are reserved at East Creek on 26 June, and Juneau Lake 26 and 27 June. If you would like more information contact Chuck Semmler.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Fred Meyer Website