Finding oneself in the center of a new and unfamiliar major city can be disorienting.

On a recent visit to San Francisco, a hotel concierge gave some “simple” directions from the hotel to the Embarcadero where we could catch a trolly to Fisherman’s Wharf. Unfortunately, a lot of the streets in that city run diagonally, and apparently AT&T isn’t a major network player on the West Coast, so soon, despite deploying our smartphones, we were four adults simply wandering to and fro with no sense of north, south, east, or what we really needed, west.

This week’s Epistle reading from Hebrew’s 12, points to a new and unfamiliar (and fairly major!) city we are promised, and which according to this passage, we are already citizens. It’s so full of exciting and welcoming features that we might find it at first bewildering and overwhelming. In a word, disorienting.

But ultimately, looking forward to this city ought to have exactly the opposite effect.

See you Sunday.



Upcoming Events

Called to the Classroom: September 8, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM. A service of thanksgiving and commissioning for all students and educators with a  cook-out after worship.

Luke For Everyone: Bible Study resumes September 15 at 8:45 AM.

Second Sunday Sandwiches: September 15 after worship.

Discovery Dinner: September 19, 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

Ongoing Events & Announcements

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

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.