Posts by Rachel Smith

Posts by Rachel Smith

Recognizing and Overcoming Shame: A Saturday Morning Zoom Seminar with Dr. Curt Thompson, M.D. Author of “The Soul of Shame”

Recognizing and Overcoming Shame: A Saturday Morning Zoom Seminar with Dr. Curt Thompson, M.D. Author of “The Soul of Shame” Join us on February 13th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for “Recognizing and Overcoming Shame: A Saturday Morning Zoom Seminar with Dr. Curt Thompson, M.D.”. This seminar is meant to be an in depth look at an important challenge in recovery. This seminar costs $25 and is limited to men 18 years of age and up. You can register online…

Grace Anglican’s School Of Prayer

Grace Anglican’s School Of Prayer Join us from February 4th-April 29th, 2021 for Grace Anglican’s School Of Prayer! It’s from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.This class is for anyone who wants to learn more aboutprayer and walk closer with Jesus. It is hosted via Zoom, and costs $35 for workbooks and other resources. We will be learning about: What Jesus did & why? How to pray for family & friends Some Topics include: Understanding the Biblical Foundation of Healing, Healing Our…

Sanctity of Human Life Hour of Prayer

First Coast Women’s Services of Mandarin invites you and your prayer warriors to join us for our Sanctity of Human Life Hour of Prayer. It will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Christian Family Chapel, 10365 Old Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32257. A Chick-Fil-A to-go breakfast will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please go to www.friendsoffirstcoast.org.

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…

An UPDATED Christmas Eve Survey!

An UPDATED Christmas Eve Survey! The season of Advent is HERE! We have considered your responses to our survey and the suggestions you have made. We have created another survey for you to choose from for our Christmas Eve services. It is IMPERATIVE that you fill this out so that we can plan accordingly. We are planning for 2, at the most 3, services depending on expected attendance so make sure your voice is heard by filling out this survey. Please…

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…
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