Posts by Rachel Smith

Posts by Rachel Smith

Lenten Devotional Week 4

Lenten Devotional Week 4 We have been invited, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.This week we continue our examination of what a life of faith in Jesus Christ looks like and what changes it will bring about in our hearts. In particular, we will consider Paul’s exhortation to “… be imitators of God, as beloved children. And…

Lenten Devotional Week 3

Lenten Devotional Week 3 We have been invited, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.We have considered what it means to be baptized into the Body of Christ and how prayer is essential to maintaining our life of faith. We now begin to examine what that life should look like, both inwardly and outwardly. Day 1Where is the…

Lenten Devotional Week 2

Lenten Devotional Week 2 We have been invited, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.Last week we began our Lenten journey reflecting on our baptism and what it means to live in newness of life as a member of the Body of Christ. This week we will consider how that life is sustained, examining three metaphors and how they become real…

Lenten Week 1 Devotionals

Lenten Devotional Week 1 We have been invited, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.We begin our Lenten journey with a reflection on baptism. Day 1:What does my baptism mean to me?What responsibilities does it bring about in my life?Even if I feel alienated sometimes, what makes me return to these roots ofmy existence as a child of God? Day…

Holy Week is Here! (Rector’s Letter for 3/29)

Dear Redeemer Family: As our Palm Sunday liturgy declared, you are all invited this Holy Week to follow our Lord Jesus and walk with him through his final days, his suffering and death, to the glory of his resurrection. I pray that you will enter with joy upon the contemplation of his mighty acts, whereby he has opened to us new life and immortality.Your Anglican Prayer Book is a wonderful resource to be used every day, but especially during this Holy…

Family Discipleship Training Program

Family Discipleship Training Program As Christian parents, we desire to see our children grow up to be men and women of God who will pass the faith on to the next generation. However, many of us feel unequipped to share our faith with our children.The Family Discipleship training program is designed to help you turn your home into fertile soil for planting seeds of faith. Christopher Klukas, the Rector of Good Samaritan Anglican Church in Middleburg, FL, is a doctoral…

DIRECTORY – Be on the lookout!

DIRECTORY – Be on the lookout! Next week you will receive an email from Redeemer via Realm, our online database. It will have instructions on how you can opt in to being part of the online directory, from which which we will also print copies. Opt in or out by Easter.More info. to come!

Walking Through the Scriptures (Rector’s Letter for 3/01/21)

Dear Redeemer Family: I have received a lot of positive feedback regarding last Wednesday’s ‘walk through the scriptures’ regarding stewardship, giving, and money. It was a significant blessing and challenge for many who attended. Some commented that it was the best teaching they had heard regarding stewardship in some time. Since many were not able to attend the teaching live, I have recorded it and made it available for any who missed it, or who want to engage again with the…

Preparing for Ash Wednesday

Preparing for Ash Wednesday The season of Lent is fast approaching, with Ash Wednesday occurring on February 17. Redeemer will have three services at 7AM, Noon, and 7PM, and you will be able to participate either online or in-person. Please note: we will not impose ashes during the services, but will each mark the sign of the cross on our foreheads in unison as we declare: “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” After each service, those…

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.