Napkin Rings

Back in the day—the early 80s to be precise—one of our best friends was days away from presenting her Master’s thesis. And she had a lot of editing work to do.

She stayed home one day, her children and husband away, ostensibly to give her undivided attention to her task.

What did she actually do?

She made eighteen napkin rings for the family’s Thanksgiving gathering.

“Napkin rings” became, for Lauren and me, a code phrase for an avoidance tactic: “You’re putting off something important, but hard.”

In this week’s Epistle St. Paul is warning his protege Timothy against any such avoidance tactics when it comes to the central calling of witnessing to the gospel of Jesus in the face of social and political stigma and danger. He must take his share of suffering, as one of the King’s good soldiers.

See you Sunday.



Upcoming Events

Second Sunday Sandwiches: October 13 after worship.

Vestry Meeting: October 13 at 12:30pm

Discovery Dinner: Thursday, October 17 , 6:30-8:30 PM. This is an opportunity to meet our Rector and other leaders at Redeemer to share our stories and ask questions. RSVP to steve@redeemerannapolis.org

Musician’s meeting: Sunday, October 20, following worship.

Church Potluck: Sunday, November 3rd after worship.

Ongoing Events & Announcements

Luke For Everyone: Bible Study continues through the Fall on Sundays at 8:45 AM.

Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. ian@redeemerannapolis.org. 

Thursday Evensong: 7:00 PM at 1996 Generals Hwy, Annapolis. 30-40 minute service of Evening Prayer with singing and scripture readings. Food and fellowship follows.

Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.