Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

An Update from Vestry and Looking Towards 2021 (Rector’s Letter for 12/28)

Dear Redeemer Family,There are just three days left in 2020. While this has been a very challenging year, there is a LOT that I am thankful for: for my family and my son Dan’s engagement & wedding, for Redeemer’s faithful members, for the Lord’s provision for doing ministry in a new way, and for the Lord’s provision for Redeemer through you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Those are just a few examples, among many others. (At the end of…

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Feast of Saint Thomas the ApostleSaint Thomas the Apostle is often known by the name, “Thomas the Doubter” or “Doubting Thomas.” As one of the Lord’s chosen apostles, we remember and give thanks for him and his work as a minister in Christ’s Church in the midst of a Noonday Holy Eucharist.Join us Wednesday, December 23 at 12:00 as we commune together and learn how Christ shows himself to us in our doubt through his wounds.

4th Week of Advent and End-of-the-Year Giving (rector’s Letter for 12/21)

Dear Redeemer Family:Happy 4th Week of Advent! I am so thankful for the Lord’s presence in the midst of our Lessons and Carols service yesterday, and his provision through the ingathering of our pledges. If you were not able to submit your pledge yesterday, please say your prayers, and return your pledge of your 3-T’s (Time, Talent, and Treasure) for 2021 ASAP. You can download the form HERE and bring or send the form in, or you can complete a confidential…

SIGN UP for Our Christmas Eve Service!

SIGN UP for Our Christmas Eve Service!The season of Advent is HERE! We have considered your responses to our last survey and have decided on our services being at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Our 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. services will be streamed and available for later viewing, and a 3:00 p.m. service stream is TBD at this time.It is IMPERATIVE that you sign up for a service if you plan to attend. If you do not sign up,…

Christmas Eve Services and Stewardship Ingathering (Rector’s Letter for 12/14)

Dear Redeemer Family,This Sunday we will celebrate the ingathering of our Stewardship pledges for 2021, as we worship with our Lessons and Carols service. I am asking all Redeemer members to set aside time to say your prayers, and then make your pledge for your giving of your Time, Talent, and Treasure for 2021. This will enable your Vestry and Staff to create a working budget for 2021, and avoid guesswork. If things change in your financial situation during the year, just…

Second Week of Advent and Stewardship (Rector’s Letter 12/7)

Dear Redeemer Family:This is the second week of Advent, and the Collect for the week is one of my favorite Anglican collective prayers. I encourage you to turn to page 598 and pray that prayer throughout this week.With Christmas Eve is rapidly approaching, I am seeking to make the final decision on what time our Christmas Eve services will be, and whether there will be two or three services. PLEASE respond, if you have not already, to the survey. You can find…