Worship at Church of the Redeemer
From September to May, our worship service begins at 11 am in the Sanctuary (unless otherwise noted). Summer worship begins at 10 am.
Communion: An Open Table
We offer communion on the first Sunday of each month and during special services throughout the year. All are welcome to receive the bread and cup, no matter who you are or where you come from. The table is set for all of God’s children.
Communion is typically served by intinction: you are invited to come forward, take the bread, and dip it into the cup of “wine” (we serve non-alcoholic grape juice). The children join us from Sunday School for this sacrament; we encourage you to explain the importance of Communion to your child as you share the experience.
The body of Christ, broken for you.
The blood of Christ, poured out for you.
Current Sermon Series: Living Our Baptismal Calling/No Wonder They Crucified Him
March 1-April 2, 2017
Lent was created as the final leg of intense preparation and support for people who had chosen to learn to live the way of Jesus, to be “other-focused.” Each week we will celebrate and contemplate what it means to live out one or more of these vows.
At the same time, we will dig deeper into Jesus’ more radical teachings to understand why he posed such a threat to empires, and why his eternal message calls us to do the same.
March 1, Ash Wednesday: “Hope for the Journey”
March 5: “Renounce”
March 12: “Accept”
March 19: “Confess”
March 26: “Nurture”
April 2: “Believe!”
Holy Week 2017
April 9-16, 2017
During Holy Week, we follow Jesus into Jerusalem to the waving of palms. We walk with him to the Temple, partake in the Last Supper, confront Pontius Pilate, and stand before the cross as the world descends into a singularity of darkness–ushering in the darkness of the tomb as we wait for Christ’s defeat over death.
April 9, Palm Sunday
April 13, Holy Thursday: We will join Church of the Saviour for two special worship services. More information to follow.
April 14, Good Friday: We will conduct a Service of Tenebrae (Shadows) and perform the litany of Christ’s crucifixion, leading into a period of silence and reflection.
April 16, Easter Sunday: We celebrate the risen Christ with light and song. More information to follow.