Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

A Thanksgiving Prayer and Advent Preparation (Rector’s Letter 11/23)

Dear Redeemer Family: This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, and this Sunday we begin the Season of Advent. I am thankful for you, for your partnership in the Lord’s work at Redeemer, and for your faithful and generous support. I look forward to our worship and reflection together during this four week penitential season leading to the Advent of the Messiah. As this year has been a year like no other, so this Thanksgiving looks to be unlike any other. We…

Advent Lessons and Carols

Advent Lessons and Carols Our annual Lessons and Carols service will be held on the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 20th during our 10 a.m. worship. Plan to join in as we tell the story together – in various languages – in scripture and song!

The End of Our Holy Spirit Study and Bishop Neil Lehbar’s Annual Visit (Rector’s Letter for 11/16)

Dear Redeemer Family: My sermon yesterday was the final sermon in our 7-week study of the Holy Spirit. I hope you all have listened to it, or plan to listen. By our faith in Jesus we are all members of His body, are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and are equipped by the Spirit for the work and ministry he desires us to be doing. This is an active relationship, and this is an ongoing relationship. Whether you are younger or older,…

An Update from Our Children’s Ministry

Advent Family Reading: There is a fourth book in the Storybooks for Advent series that many of our families have been enjoying, Ishtar’s Odyssey. It is available at Amazon. Ishtar will join the Wise Men as they follow the star to Bethlehem. Reimagined Christmas Pageant: This year we will be filming a very special children’s video of the Christmas story to be presented Christmas Eve. Families that would like to participate should plan to be a church at 11:00 on…

St. Mary’s “Angel Tree”

ST. MARY’S “ANGEL TREE” This Sunday November 15 you will find a small tree with “angels” hung on the branches in the parish hall. Please select an angel from the tree to help create a brighter Christmas for the special people in need whom St. Mary’s serves in the inner city. The angel will have a specific gift wish or a request for a gift card. All of the gifts are going to St. Mary’s “Christmas Room” where parents will have the opportunity to select…

Christmas Eve Service Survey and St. Mary’s “Angel Tree”! (Rector’s Letter for 11/09)

Dear Redeemer Family, This has been such a strange year. At times, it seems that the year will never end, and at other times the days are flying by. I can hardly believe that there are only 17 days until Thanksgiving, and 46 days until Christmas. I miss all of you, and I especially miss seeing you in person on Sunday mornings TOGETHER. I have connected with many of you at one point or another, and I have not connected…

Register for Virtual Synod 2020! (Rector’s Letter for 11/02)

Dear Redeemer Family, In lieu of a rector’s letter for today, I am encouraging you to register for this year’s Synod, “Reorienting in the New Normal”. The Gulf Atlantic Diocese will be hosting its annual Synod on November 6-7. This year it will be virtual which allows for many more of us to participate. We will be focusing on the cry found in Psalm 85, “Restore us, O God.” You can find the workshops for the weekend here. We will begin…

Stewardship, and the FCWS Banquet on Oct. 29

Dear Redeemer Family, This morning, I am finding encouragement and solace from the sermon yesterday, specifically from the emphasized reality that the Holy Spirit is with me, and in me. Therefore, I can know and trust that He is with me in the midst of everything that I am feeling and everything that is before me. I praise the Lord that I am not alone, and that He shoulders my burdens with me.Yes, I am finding encouragement and solace from my…

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Saint Simon and Saint Jude Did you know that there’s a holiday coming up? Wednesday, October 28 is a holiday in the Anglican Church year called, “Saint Simon and Saint Jude.” The Church has come to call these days “feast” days because, on these days, Christians come together to celebrate a feast in memory of Christ’s life and the lives of his Apostles. “Saint Simons and Saint Jude” is a day where we come together to eat the Eucharist and give…

First Coast Women’s Services’ 28th Annual Life Banquet LIVE

First Coast Women’s Services’ 28th Annual Life Banquet LIVE Great news! The response to our Life Banquet has been overwhelming! If you have registered, we are looking forward to seeing you.  We understand that some of you or your friends with special restrictions may not be able to attend physically this year. As a courtesy we will be offering an option to join us live stream the evening of the banquet. The banquet will be at 7:30 p.m. THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER…

The Upcoming Election and Hubbard House Virtual Breakfast

The Upcoming Election and Hubbard House Virtual Breakfast Dear Redeemer Family, I praise the Lord for his presence in the midst of Dan and Nicole’s wedding! Your prayers for the rain to hold off were answered – the storm missed us and the weather was perfect. I’m attaching a picture so you can see the amazing sunset the Lord created for Dan and Nicole’s first dance. This Thursday you have an opportunity to attend the Hubbard House virtual Breakfast. There have…

Hubbard House Virtual Breakfast: All are Invited!

You’re invited to the 26th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, Hubbard House’s signature Domestic Violence Awareness Month event. While normally an in-person event, this year it’s virtual and, thanks to our sponsors, free to attend for the very first time! How do you participate? It’s easy. Just click and register. We’ll send simple instructions and a program link to your email before the event happens on October 22. Then, on October 22, you’ll wake up, eat a nice breakfast on your own, and join us at 8 a.m. for…