Posts by Bill Driscoll

Posts by Bill Driscoll

“Running on Empty, or Empowered by God the Spirit?” (Rector’s Letter 10/4)

Dear Redeemer Family, We begin our seven-week study of the Holy Spirit together this week, and I am excited to be on this journey with you. Click here to download the study. My sermon this past Sunday challenged me, and I pray it also challenged you. See the information below on our “Running on Empty?” study, and how to get connected if you are not already involved with a Redeemer small group. I am so thankful for your ongoing faithful…

Congratulations to Our Newest Vestry Members! (Rector’s Letter 9/27)

Dear Redeemer Family: I am so thankful for all of the work that led to the success of our first hybrid Congregational Meeting. While we experiences a few hiccups, I was very pleased with the merging of in-person and Zoom attendees.  Thank you to our slate of 6 Vestry candidates! Hybrid voting using in-person and on-line voting worked well. The three candidates elected to serve on Vestry from 2020-2023 are: Bob Baldwin, Joel Nichols and Molly Taunton. I encourage you to…

Announcing Our Candidates for Vestry! (Rector’s Letter for 9/20)

Dear Redeemer Family, This is the third week in our journey through Psalm 23. I have been blessed by the study, and through the conversations on Wed Evenings during our Zoom gatherings. I pray the study and sermons have blessed you as well! This Sunday is our annual Congregational meeting. Along with the election of three new Vestry members, we will be thanking Chris Penrod and Clint Combs for their service these past three years, and Kyle Gavin for filling…

Annual Congregational Meeting and Vestry Election 9/27 (Rector’s Letter 9/13)

Dear Redeemer Family, I am enjoying this four-week walk through Psalm 23, especially since we are walking, learning, and growing together. Today we continue our devotional with day 7. If you do not yet have a copy of the book, When the Lord is My Shepherd, either download a PDF copy from www.redeemerlives.net or pick one up from the church office. The final Sunday of our journey through Psalm 23, September 27, will also be our annual Congregational Meeting. Your Vestry is working…

A Study on the Holy Spirit (Rector’s Letter for 9/8)

Dear Redeemer Family: I am very excited about our journey together into Psalm 23. This past Sunday was my first of 4 sermons on Psalm 23, and today is Day-2 of our 23 day devotional study “When the Lord is My Shepherd.” If you are a member of Redeemer, you should have received a copy of the devotional book in the mail. If you did not receive your copy, click here to download a pdf-copy of the book from Redeemer’s website, and then email Shirley…

Rector’s Letter for 8/31

Dear Redeemer Family, This morning I am struck by how deeply I miss seeing all of you together. It has been over 5 months since I have seen some of you, and since we were all last gathered together at Redeemer for worship and prayer. Your Ministry Team is committed to the work of maintaining connection between you and your Redeemer community. We are ready and willing to come by for a visit, to deliver communion, or to just see…

Rector’s Letter for 8/24

Dear Redeemer Family: It was so good to worship with you, my Redeemer family, yesterday both in-person and online. I wanted to clarify something that I said at the beginning of the service. I mentioned that my hope was for all of us to worship together, live, at 10AM. Later I realized, that my comment did not give grace to those who may not be able to worship at 10AM, and would worship later through the recorded video. The technology…

Rector’s Letter for 8/17

Dear Redeemer Family: This past Sunday we had the highest in-person attendance (65) since the coronavirus crisis began. It was good to see so many of you, especially many children. As in-person attendance increases, please remember to use our online sign in, so we are prepared for all who will attend. We are also in need of volunteers to help with Greeting and Ushering. If you are willing to serve as a Greeter or Usher, please email Shirley.redeemer@gmail.com. I am aware…

Rector’s Letter for 8/10

Dear Redeemer Family: On this beautiful Monday morning, I am thankful for so many things. For my own life and calling, for my family, and for my Redeemer family. In the midst of my morning and days, I pray regularly for you all (usually by your faces, envisioning where you usually sit on Sundays, at least on Sundays before coronavirus). I am also thankful for you, as I know that many of you pray regularly for me and my family. This…

Rector’s Letter for 8/3

Dear Redeemer Family, It was great to be back with you after a refreshing time of vacation, as we celebrated Holy Eucharist together yesterday. As I noted during the service, we will be returning to our “normal routine” of Holy Eucharist every Sunday. As we did yesterday, we will be distributing communion carefully to those who are in attendance, and we will have communion available for pick-up for those who continue to worship from home. Communion is now being offered…

Rector’s Letter for 7/28

Redeemer Family: Thank you for your prayers for me and my family while we were away on vacation. Kim and I both feel much more refreshed and rested than we expected. I am excited to be back, and ready to begin this Fall season with you at Redeemer. I am so thankful for the team’s work during our weeks away: for Jeanne and Scott, for Mike and Shirley in the office, Darlene and Clint and the music/media team, Tim, Prudence,…

Rector’s Letter for July 1, 2020

Dear Redeemer Family: “Unprecedented Times” does not begin to describe these past four months. Covid-19, racial unrest, political tensions, and a Sarahan dust storm. I am thankful for Jesus’ words: “Let not your hearts be troubled…Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:1,27). I strongly encourage you to read the entire chapter of John 14. In the midst of…
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