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Excruciating Prayers & Holy Week details.

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Excruciating Prayers

Crucifixion was an execution so agonizing, a word had to be made up to describe its pain. “Excruciating" is the word, and means, literally, “from the cross”.

And in Luke’s account, it’s from the cross that Jesus prayed two utterly excruciating prayers.

Holy Week

Sunday begins Holy Week: Palm/Passion Sunday (10:00 AM), Maundy Thursday (7:00 PM), Good Friday (7:00 PM), Easter Vigil (7:48 PM), Easter Sunday (10:00 AM). Check out this Rookie Anglican Guide to Holy Week.

Meal Train!

Baby Zeke Rees was born last Saturday evening, and not only are we thrilled at this joyous event, but it also creates an opportunity for us as a community to love and encourage the Rees family. How? Food, obviously (they do, after all, have five boys!). Elizabeth Pfenson is coordinating meals for them, and you can participate by following this link.

Luke for Everyone

Our 22-part Adult Study in Luke will pick up again Sunday, May 5th through June 30th, 8:45 AM. It’s definitely not too late to join in! We’ll take the summer off, but pick it up again this fall.

Warmer, Safer, Dryer

That’s Appalachian Service Projects mission and we’re taking a team to join them in it, June 24-29. We’ll be painting new construction, so anyone, at any skill level can participate. The price per person is $325. If you’re interested in joining us, pleas contact Doug Gillikin.

Second Sunday Sandwiches

We’ll be making 100 lunches for Light House Homeless Prevention Center (and eating together) again this Sunday after worship.

Easter Sunday Potluck

He is Risen! This Easter, celebrate with us after church at the Tims' house! Lea is providing the space and a delicious spiral cut ham to start off this potluck. Please bring a main dish and a side dish or a dessert. Let's make a proper feast of it!

 

News & Announcements

Get Smart Club: Homework help for Elementary and Middle School students, every Tuesday at the Stanton Center 4:00-5:00pm. steve@redeemerannapolis.org.

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.

Meal Train: For the Rees family as they welcome their newborn son Zeke into the household. Sign up.

Second Sunday Sandwiches: April 14 after the service.

Vestry Meeting: April 14 at 12:30pm.

Holy Week: April 18-20. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil.

Easter Potluck: Sign up.

Luke for Everyone: Resumes at 8:45am, Sunday May 5th.

Confirmations with Bishop Julian: May 19th.

Appalachia Service Project: June 24-29, cost of $365. Find out about ASP at asphome.org. Find out about our trip by emailing Doug DGILLIKI@arinc.com.

Three Little Words & 5th Sunday Potluck

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Three Little Words

The 2007 memoir, Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter is the gripping story of her early life and ten-year journey from foster care to adoption. A life of doubt, fear, and bewilderment that came down to three little words tenuously spoken in a courtroom at the age of 12.

She’s gone on to become a powerhouse, championing fundamental reforms in our nation’s foster care system. Literally freeing thousands of children from the bondage of a broken system.

And though it’s radically different in detail, the overall narrative of the book bears a striking resemblance to the story of a man who would become an Old Testament powerhouse.

Years of doubt, fear, and bewilderment that came down to three little words tenuously spoken in the desert.

 

5th Sunday Potluck

One of the key ways in which we offer ourselves in the Church is to each other, and that begins with one step: getting to know each other better. A great time and place to take that step is next Sunday, March 31st after worship; Redeemer’s quarterly 5th Sunday Potluck. Time to start thinking about what you’ll bring to share. You can sign up here.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

News & Announcements

  • Thursday Stations of the Cross: Every Thursday in Lent, 7-8pm at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. ian@redeemerannapolis.org

  • Get Smart Club: Homework help for Elementary and Middle School students, every Tuesday at the Stanton Center 4:00-5:00pm. steve@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • 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.

  • Suggested Lenten devotional: Lent with the Desert Fathers by Thomas McKenzie. Available here.

  • Adult Confirmation Class: Sundays in Lent, 8:45-9:45am.

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: April 14.

  • Holy Week: April 18-20. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil.

Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow, clergy around the world will draw a cross-shaped smudge of dark black ashes on the foreheads of millions of people. It’s the ancient rite of The Imposition of Ashes that signals the beginning of Lent. The words that accompany the ‘imposition’ on Ash Wednesday are simple, sober, and true. 

All God’s people. All races and nations and tribes from all ages and stages of life come to remember the stark reality of death and dust: Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.

After this solemn reminder of our mortality, the congregation reads Psalm 51 together. This is the confession of David after he was confronted by Nathan. Candidly, the written instructions for the choirmaster of Israel for this Psalm are embarrassing, and we don’t generally read them: To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

The sin for which we need forgiveness would be embarrassing, too, if it were made as public as David’s. But regardless of whether our sin is secret or notorious, private or public, we join David in this one thing: We are dust and to dust we shall all return.

There’s no escaping it.

 It’s not at all happy-clappy, but there’s immense hope in it, too. Because we’re more than dust in the wind. Much more. Gloriously much more.

And that’s precisely where Lent is headed.

The Prayer Book says that we all go down to the dust and yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Why? Easter. As with Jesus, God will give us new bodies, resurrected bodies, glorious bodies, honorable bodies; not made of the earth or dust, but of heaven.

St. Paul wrote: As was the man of dust (Adam), so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven (Jesus), so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:47-48)

In other words, one day, when all the dust settles, we will be made like him. O Happy Day! What begins with dust, ends with glory.

I genuinely hope you’ll join us as we begin practicing a holy Lent together tomorrow, 7PM at the studio.

Steve+

One Movable Feast, and One Not

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One Movable Feast, and One Not

“5th” Sunday Potluck

Our 5th Sunday Potluck is, as of this Sunday, a movable feast…migrating from the last Sunday of December to the first Sunday of January.

Hope you’ll join us after worship as we, once again, share a meal and some laughter around the table.

Please sign up here to bring an entree and either a side dish or dessert.

Epiphany

Epiphany is not a movable feast. The commemoration of the Magi’s visit to Bethlehem occurs every year on the 12th Day of Christmas. And just as Christmas, it’s observed on a specific date rather than day; always January 6th.

Epiphany’s Gospel lesson affords us an opportunity to rescue the Magi from their places in the annual Christmas pageant (having "traversed afar”, they arrived in Bethlehem much later than, say, the shepherds), and restore them to their biblical roles as key witnesses to both the promise and threat of Christ.

Matthew paints a vivid picture, not only of the welcome of God to the whole world, but also of some foundational truths and risks of true worship.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

  • Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. steve@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study and is followed by dinner. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Get Smart Club: Homework help for Elementary and Middle School students, every Tuesday at the Stanton Center 4:00-5:00pm. steve@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • 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.

  • January 6th: “5th” Sunday Potluck.

  • January 11-12: Dinner and overnight at Winter Relief with Bay Ridge Christian Church. Sign Up here and select the date blocked out for Redeemer.

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: January 13th.

  • Third Friday Bingo: 7:00-9:00pm January 18 at the Light House. Sign up.

  • Ash Wednesday: The beginning of Lent is March 6th.

The Why Question & Second Sunday Sandwiches this week

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The Why Question

A friend from the 80s, now a successful executive mentor, had a refrain: "Until you answer the why question, the cost is always too high.”

Simply put, why makes what meaningful.

Nearly anyone who reads this week’s Gospel lesson (The Widow’s Mite) can pretty quickly come up with the what (spoiler alert: sacrificial giving). That’s simple.

But what’s the why? Well, that’s the vital question, isn’t it?

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

Find Redeemer Online

You can like us on Facebook, or follow on Twitter or Instagram. Find out about what’s coming up and learn out our Anglican faith.

 

New & Upcoming

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

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

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: THIS SUNDAY.

  • Annual Church Meeting: December 2.

  • Sanctuary Flowers: Advent-Christmas. We are exploring ways to make our worship more beautiful with flowers for Advent and Christmas and then using the flowers which make our worship beautiful a gift to a neighbor who may need the encouragement. Email Ian to find out more. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Daytime Volunteering: For those who are available during office hours there are some great ways to serve together with the Light House on a consistent basis. Email Ian to get involved. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

By Faith, Falling Back, and Paying Attention

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By Faith

Yesterday was the feast of All Saints which we will observe Sunday.

Why do we do this? To keep before us as examples—with thanksgiving—those who have walked ahead of us exceptionally by faith. It’s something Christians have always done, as it was in Hebrews 11.

We’ll mark the occasion with a beautiful Litany*, and we’ll sing a stirring hymn that will be new to many called “By Faith” by Keith and Kristyn Getty. It will add richness to our singing if you’re familiar with is beforehand. You can listen to it here.

*a series of petitions for use in Christian worship recited by a leader and responded to in a recurring formula by The People.

 

Falling Back

Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday night.

 

Paying Attention

Things we hear all the time—even important things—can become so familiar we stop really paying attention. Think about the last time you were absorbed in what the flight attendant said just before takeoff.

There’s a vital part of Christian liturgy—28 words so important that Jesus said every other word in the Bible hangs from them—the church has repeated week after week almost without exception. Year after year. Decade after decade. For millennia.

Cue the Charlie Brown adult sound.

This week, though, we’re gonna pay attention.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

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

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

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: November 11.

  • Annual Church Meeting: December 2.

  • Sanctuary Flowers: Advent-Christmas. We are exploring ways to make our worship more beautiful with flowers for Advent and Christmas and then using the flowers which make our worship beautiful a gift to a neighbor who may need the encouragement. Email Ian to find out more. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Daytime Volunteering: For those who are available during office hours there are some great ways to serve together with the Light House on a consistent basis. Email Ian to get involved. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

The Bite of Conscience

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The Bite of Conscience

“If God is dead, anything is possible,” mused Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor in 1880. but it was Friedrich Nietzsche who set himself to the task of showing what that meant in the real world. In 1887 he wrote his Genealogy of Morals, which is the best and clearest introduction to Nietzsche’s life project.

His project was largely to kill conscience or die trying. “The bite of conscience,” he wrote, “like the bite of a dog into a stone, is a stupidity.”

Conscience is a word that means “with knowledge”, and we all know its bite can really hurt. It’s that bite Herod Antipas got in the first few verses of this week’s Gospel reading. And it really hurt.

See you Sunday,
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Thursday Evensong: 6:30pm at 126a Main Street (Above Kilwin's Ice Cream). Email Ian

Fifth Sunday Potlucks: July 29; September 30.

Second Sunday Sandwiches: August 12, September 9, October 14

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis.

Fear of Widths

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Fear of Widths

Steven Wright, a comedian known for his lethargic, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical, and sometimes nonsensical humor once said about fear, “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me. I’m afraid of widths.”

The definition of an irrational fear is, of course, “someone else’s.”

But fear—genuine fear—is a very real, and potentially debilitating thing.

And have you ever noticed the vast difference between being told, “there’s nothing to be afraid of”, and being asked, “why are you afraid?” The former can come off as condescending (and wrong), while the latter leaves open the possibility that there may, in fact, be something there.

It’s the latter Jesus asks of some friends in a boat—and by extension, us—in this week’s Gospel reading.

See you Sunday.
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Thursday Evensong: 6:30pm at Downtown Hope.

Second Sunday Sandwiches: July 8, August 12, September 9.

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis.

Next Vestry Meeting: July 15, 12:30-2:30pm.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks: July 29; September 30.

Unlearning

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Unlearning

Becoming an instrument rated pilot—one who can fly and land safely without ANY outside visual references— isn’t easy. In fact, it’s a painful and arduous process. It certainly was for me.

It involves learning to trust something you’ve never trusted, but more than that, unlearning to trust what you’ve always trusted (and everyone else trusts).

It’s the unlearning that’s hardest.

This isn’t dissimilar from something provocative St. Paul wrote in this week’s Epistle. It’s not just learning a new way, but more than that, unlearning the old. And that’s a painful and arduous process. It certainly was for him.

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Second Sunday Sandwiches July 8, August 12.

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis. Email Ian with any questions or to volunteer.

Thursday Evensong
At Downtown Hope, 255 West Street, 6:30pm. Email Ian.

The Mission of Ritual, or the other way around…

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The Mission of Ritual, or the other way around…

Christians have always sought to find appropriate and helpful ways to organize themselves and their worship. We seek to hear God’s voice from Scripture and share the spiritual food offered from his Table. In our worship patterns we also memorize prayers, postures, and we learn to bear with one another such that we might become always more of what God would have us be.

So when it comes to joining in with God’s saving plan in the world (what we call mission), what do our Sunday Mornings have to teach us?

At Redeemer we will begin a new ritual this Sunday. Second Sunday Sandwiches. Just as our worship together seeks to be multi-generational, embedded in the Scriptures, and designed to habituate us into new ways of thinking and acting; so too will our time once per month making sandwiches which will be distributed by the Light House, a center who support the homeless.

Please plan to stay for an extra hour after our service is finished. We will make the lunches and then we shall sit and eat together the very same meal we will be giving away to those who are in need. 

I don’t know what might be stirred in us by this consistent and committed form of service to our neighbors, but I am confident that both we and our neighbors will be blessed and drawn closer to what God would have us be.

See you Sunday.
Ian

 

New & Upcoming

Vestry Meeting June 10, 12:30pm

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Second Sunday Sandwiches June 10, July 8, August 12.

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis. Email Ian with any questions or to volunteer.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

FUTAB?

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FUTAB?

FUTAB is Chat for “Feet Up, Take A Break.” FUTAB might be what you imagine when you hear the word Sabbath: aimless rest. Mandatory aimless rest, actually.

But if that’s all you imagine, you’re falling way, way short.

Because Sabbath has a definite aim.

See you Sunday.
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Second Sunday Sandwiches June 10, July 8, August 12.

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis. Email Ian with any questions or to volunteer.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

Not at all common...

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Not at all common...

The word “Pentecost” is a very common word, at least in Greek. Nothing special. It means simply, “50th day”. In this case, after Easter.

But what happened on Pentecost was not at all common...and it’s still vital today.

Something else not at all common: Martyn Minns, CANA East’s founding Bishop, will be joining us this Sunday to preach and celebrate communion. You ought to join us.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Next Vestry Meeting May 20, 12:30-2:30

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

Online Giving We have partnered with tithe.ly to help make giving more accessible. If you do give online, you can find an online giving card on the back table on Sunday morning, so you can still participate by placing this card in the offering plate. 

Pretty Much Ignored.

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Pretty Much Ignored.

Everyone knows Christmas and Easter are integral to the Christian faith. But what about The Ascension? Is it integral as well? And if so, why is it pretty much ignored? Maybe because it always falls on a Thursday...forty days after the Resurrection, and ten days before Pentecost. Maybe we just don’t understand its significance. Yesterday was The Feast of the Ascension. Did you know?

But have you ever wondered why Jesus said in John 16:7 that it was better for us that he go away?

It’s because The Ascension has profound implications for the Church as a whole, for you, and for Monday mornings.

It’s too good to be ignored.

See you Sunday.
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Pentecost Sunday Bishop Martyn Minns—the founding Bishop of CANA—will be joining us next Sunday, May 20th to preach and celebrate the Eucharist. It’s an honor to have him visit.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Next Vestry Meeting May 20, 12:30-2:30

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

Thank You, Internet

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Thank You, Internet

Thanks to the internet, there’s a robust debate (still!) about exactly what Jeff Bridges’ character, “The Dude” meant in the 1998 Cohen Brothers indy cult film, The Big Lebowski, when he told Sam Elliot, “The Dude abides, Stranger, the Dude abides.” Seems there’s a lot of opinion (and confusion) about exactly what it means “to abide”.

The verb, “to abide”—which is used four times in this week’s Gospel reading—comes from a rich and variegated Greek word that describes not just an action, but equally, a state of being. It’s inexact, but inclusive.

In other words, it’s an intense and demanding thing truly to abide.

And speaking of the internet...Redeemer has recently partnered with Tithe.ly to offer a simple and convenient app-based option for giving. Check it out. It’s great on IOS and Android devices, as well as your Mac or PC.

Thanks again, internet.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

CANA Synod May 3-5

Next Vestry Meeting May 20, 12:30-2:30

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

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A Cart Full of Grain...and a Potluck

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A Cart Full of Grain...and a Potluck

Times and technologies have always shaped the way people give.

It would have been difficult (and messy) for example, to “pass the plate” in ancient Israel if your tithe were a cart full of grain, or several gallons of olive oil.

But then came coins...then paper money...then personal checks. When I was a kid, you couldn’t imagine tithing with a credit card (very few people even had one), much less online. Online was where you stood, and the “innernet” was the mesh lining of your swim trunks.

Today though, a rapidly growing number of people are giving from their smart phones, and I’d like you to consider joining them...and me.

Redeemer has recently partnered with Tithe.ly, an app-based service that specializes in local church giving. They use the same encryption technology as your bank, Amazon, and PayPal, and over 4,200 churches and organizations worldwide such as Hillsong, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and The Salvation Army have partnered with them, too.

With Tithe.ly you can give directly from your bank account, through your bank’s online giving service, or by using your debit or credit card. And it’s easy to set up recurring gifts.

One of the most, perhaps the most significant spiritual habit one can develop is that of regular sacrificial giving, because it flows so abundantly into the rest of life and frees us so profoundly from the tyranny of money. It’s so important that it’s the only thing in Scripture God challenges us to test him in. And yes, I know prepositions are bad things to end sentences with. Wink.

Lauren and I are giving with Tithe.ly and we’d rate it five stars. Please, check out Redeemer’s Giving Page and join us.

Oh, and while you’re online anyway, sign up for Sunday’s 5th Sunday Potluck. We want you there!

See you Sunday,
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks April 29; July 29; September 30.

CANA Synod May 3-5

Next Vestry Meeting (May 20, 12:30-2:30)

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

  • Wednesdays, 7pm at the Wisharts. Email Steve.
  • Thursday's 6:30pm at Downtown Hope. Email Ian

 

Remember to pray for Andrea, Kelly, Cathy, Melissa, and Lauren who were Confirmed this past Sunday. See more photos  here .

Remember to pray for Andrea, Kelly, Cathy, Melissa, and Lauren who were Confirmed this past Sunday. See more photos here.

The Way It Ought to Be...

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The Way It Ought to Be...

One of the things I like best about The Anglican Way is that we’re not out there on our own. We’re a community in a Communion. And we have Shepherds. I can make a good argument that in the Body of Christ, this is exactly the way it ought to be.

One of those Shepherds, Bishop David Bena, will be leading our worship and Confirming some of those among us this Sunday, April 22.

I hope you’ll take the opportunity to meet him Sunday at “Bagels with the Bishop” at 9. It’ll include both bagels and a Bishop, which you may have already assumed.

One other thing...we’ll be singing a different setting of “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Sunday. The original one. It’s beautiful, and you can see the music and listen to it here (I really think you’ll be glad you did). We won’t be singing all the parts...just the melody, but I’d love for you to be familiar with it.

Look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Every blessing,
Steve+

 

New & Upcoming

Bagels with the Bishop: April 22 at 8:45am. See more.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks April 29; July 29; September 30.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

  • Wednesdays, 7pm at the Wisharts. Email Steve.
  • Thursday's 6:30pm at Downtown Hope. Email Ian

 

Two new roles - Apply here.

Hospitality Coordinator: Ensure our coffee station is set up, stocked, presentable in time for Sunday worship. Clean up and put away the station after coffee time.

Sacristan: Care for the Lord's Table, linens, items, and vessels used in our Worship. Ensure the Table is appropriately and reverently set in time for Sunday worship, and put away all linens and items after our service is concluded.

Both/And

Both/And

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Both/And

In a culture that seems to be growing increasingly ideological, “both/and” is something you’re hearing less and less. We’re increasingly attuned to “either/or”: Democrat or Republican. Environment or Economy. Conservative or Progressive. Paper or Plastic (I know, this last one’s not truly ideological, but I really prefer paper even though I feel guilty about it).

The Church, because it’s full of human beings, isn’t immune from an either/or way of seeing things in its orientation to worship. It’s often expressed as Word or Sacrament.

But Jesus, on the evening of the first day of the week in Emmaus practices both/and. In fact, it’s how he’s known.

See you Sunday.
Steve +

 

New & Upcoming

Adult Confirmation Class: Concludes Sunday, April 15 at 8:45am. 

  • Confirmations with Bishop Dave 4/22

Bagels with the Bishop: April 22 at 8:45am. See more.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks April 29; July 29; September 30.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

  • Wednesdays, 7pm at the Wisharts. Email Steve.
  • Thursday's 6:30pm at Downtown Hope. Email Ian

 

Two new roles - Apply here.

Hospitality Coordinator: Ensure our coffee station is set up, stocked, presentable in time for Sunday worship. Clean up and put away the station after coffee time.

Sacristan: Care for the Lord's Table, linens, items, and vessels used in our Worship. Ensure the Table is appropriately and reverently set in time for Sunday worship, and put away all linens and items after our service is concluded.

News & Announcements for Sunday, April 8

News & Announcements for Sunday, April 8

Adult Confirmation Class: 

Continues Sunday, April 8 at 8:45am.
4/8, and 4/15
Confirmations with Bishop Dave 4/22

Bagels with the Bishop:

April 22 at 8:45am.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks

April 29; July 29; September 30.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

Wednesdays, 7pm at the Wisharts. Email Steve.
Thursday's 6:30pm at Downtown Hope. Email Ian

Two new roles - email to apply

Hospitality Coordinator: Ensure our coffee station is set up, stocked, presentable in time for Sunday worship. Clean up and put away the station after coffee time.

Sacristan: Care for the Lord's Table, linens, items, and vessels used in our Worship. Ensure the Table is appropriately and reverently set in time for Sunday worship, and put away all linens and items after our service is concluded.

News & Announcements for Sunday, March 11

News & Announcements for Sunday, March 11

Adult Confirmation Class:

Begins 8:45am on March 18. Register

Bagels with the Bishop

April 22 at 8:45am. See more.

Stations of the Cross

Throughout Lent, Thursdays at 6:30pm at Downtown Hope. Facebook Event

Holy Week & Easter

  • Maundy Thursday: March 29 7:00pm.
  • Good Friday: March 30 7:00pm.
  • Easter Vigil: March 31 7:30pm.
  • Easter Sunday: April 1 10:00am.

Fifth Sunday Potlucks April 29; July 29; September 30.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)
Wednesdays, 7pm at the Wisharts. Email Steve.

 

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News & Announcements for Sunday, February 25

News & Announcements for Sunday, February 25

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Birth

We rejoice with Elizabeth, Thomas, and Silas at the arrival of Michael Amos Pfenson, born Monday, February 19.

9 (nine, nein!) lbs. and beautiful. Thanks be to God!

Please email Lauren Wishart here if you’d like to provide a meal for the Pfensons. 

Adult Study Hour

We have Adult Confirmation Class beginning on Sunday, March 18 at 8:45am. It goes four weeks: 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, and 4/15 (skips Easter morning). Confirmation with Bishop David is scheduled for 4/22.

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership continues this Sunday.

Stations of the Cross

Every Thursday at 6:30pm during Lent at Downtown Hope.

Holy Week & Easter

  • Maundy Thursday: March 29 7:00pm.
  • Good Friday: March 30 7:00pm.
  • Easter Vigil: March 31 7:30pm.
  • Easter Sunday: April 1 10:00am.
  • Fifth Sunday Potlucks April 29; July 29; September 30.

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)