Common Ground

Just last Sunday I was telling a visitor why I value preaching through the lectionary. I said something super cheery like, “I never have to dream up a topic or a passage, because they’re determined by the Church calendar and the cycle we’re in (“Year B” this year). I actually really like that.”

May have spoken too soon. Monday morning I read this week’s Gospel.
So, besides the level ground at the foot of the cross, you and I may have other common ground this week: I

don’t really want to preach this sermon...and I’m betting you don’t really want to hear it.

See you Sunday?


Vestry Member Nominations

We’re seeking nominations for one new member of Redeemer’s Vestry. According to our bylaws, the Vestry, along with the Rector, is responsible for the “temporal management and operation of this Congregation.” Vestry meetings are held the second Sunday of each month 12:30-2:30 PM, and members serve a three- year term (this one to begin 1/13/19). Nominees should be baptized Christians who regularly attend worship and are seeking Redeemer’s flourishing by the investment their time, talent, and treasure.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 28...and you can feel free to nominate yourself! Use the connection cards on the Welcome Table, or email

New & Upcoming

  • Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. Beginning September 26, 7:00PM. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis.

  • Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm.

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: October 14, November 11.

  • Vestry Meeting: 12:30pm October 14.

  • Service Day - Yard Work & Lunch: Saturday October 20 9am-1pm. Sign up.

  • Annual Church Meeting: December 2.