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SUNDAYS, 9:30am

Our Holy Week and Easter Worship Opportunities

Palm Sunday marks the end of our Lenten journey, and the beginning of Holy Week.

Join us at 9am, Sunday, as we gather together for Palm Sunday worship, and throughout the week for this virtual vigil as we prepare for the Resurrection.

To ensure the health and well-being of all of our parishioners, family, friends, and community, we'll be gathering virtually together for Worship and a time of fellowship.

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"All go to one place; all are from dust, and all turn to dust again." -- Ecclesiastes 3:20

Ash Wednesday is more than simply having an ashen cross placed upon your forehead. It's a time of renewal, it marks the beginning of Lent, the time where Christians around the world publicly enter into a time of repentance and contemplation, and marks the beginning of our pilgrimage toward Easter. 

As with last year, this year continues to bring us face to face with things we will miss and opportunities to build new traditions. Though we will miss being in person for our Ash Wednesday services and midweek Lenten study and worship. Yet in the midst of the grief and challenges of this pandemic, God’s grace with its persistent nature of blessings, is doing new things.

We hope that you are able to gather with us for our Ash Wednesday and Lenten opportunities.

  • 5:00pm Ashes to Go (2/17) - An opportunity to receive ashes in person at Redeemer at 5pm. For those who wish to receive ashes, please drive into the back of the church parking lot, with masks on and ready to roll down your windows.  Pastor Tobias will be there with his mask on, and will offer ashes and a blessing for each person in the car. You may then pull forward and take a moment to ponder Christ's infinite grace and desire for forgiveness.
  • 6:00pm Ash Wednesday Service (2/17) - We gather together virtually in fellowship and in worship of God for our Ash Wednesday evening service.  We hope you'll join us.
  • 6-7pm, Wednesday Evenings (2/24 - 3/31) - "Messy Spirituality": Lenten Study and Worship.  Each Wednesday evening during Lent, we will meet via Zoom to deepen our faith and wrestle with the question of what it means to pursue messy spirituality. If you can, please purchase a copy of "Messy Spirituality" by Michael Yanonelli. Each session will conclude with a brief vesper worship including scripture, prayer, and song.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Matthew 18:20

Worship is at the heart of all that we do and all of who we are as Christians; chiefly an opportunity to praise and give glory to God in Christ, yet also a time when we are fed and nourished by the Word and Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, nourished by the presence of God found in Community as we pray and sing, laugh, cry and learn.

Joyously intergenerational, we worship in a format and style rooted in history and tradition, yet open to innovation and the experimentation necessary to carry the Gospel to the world. Within a continuity of worship structure we employ organ, piano, guitar, bass, and drums; a more traditional choir and the Redeemer Jam Band, time indoors and out, and an integrated Sunday Morning Youth Ministry.

Worship Forward: Hybrid Worship Begins

We are calling this “Worship Forward” because we are not going back to worship as we knew it before the pandemic. Instead, with God’s help we are prayerfully planning our way forward for the sake of sharing the gospel boldly and authentically through both in person and online worship!

"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -- Isaiah 9:6

This year continues to bring us face to face with things we will miss and opportunities to build new traditions. We will miss being in person for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Yet in the midst of the grief and challenges of this pandemic, God’s grace with it’s persistent nature of blessings, is doing new things.

We hope that you are able to gather with us for Christmas Worship.  Our Christmas Worship opportunities are:

  • 7:00pm Christmas Eve - This festival Service of Holy Communion will include a re-telling of the Christmas Story by our youth, all recorded and edited remotely. And we are inviting everyone who can to have at least one candle (or one for everyone in your household) ready to light when we sing Silent Night together on Christmas Eve. We may not be able to hear each other sing, but if we all turn our video on for at least that portion of worship, we can be joined in a tangible sign of togetherness and a sea of beautiful light.
  • 10:30am Christmas Day - We'll gather for a service of the Word with more Christmas Carol singing, and our wonderful family musicians.

The irrepressible nature of God’s blessings spills over into this world through our Savior’s birth and remains a constant inviting us to constant praise as we remember that Jesus, Emmanuel, is indeed “God with us.”

Greening of Sanctuary

With the season of Advent upon us, we begin preparations for Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth and these preparations include the greeening of the sanctuary. If you wish to help beautify the sanctuary and offset the cost of Christmas flowers, you can do so by purchasing poinsettias or submitting a donation toward Christmas wreaths. 


Prayers & Inspiration

We offer these short recorded video messages of prayers and inspiration so that you may be filled with God's hope, joy, and peace.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

Today's Bible Passage

  • 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

    ​First Sunday of Advent

    9How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

    11Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. 13And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hybrid Worship

WORSHIP TIMES

When does worship begin?

On Sunday mornings, in-person Sunday school begins at 9:15am, and our hybrid worship at 9:30am.

There's a place for you here!

We hope to see you Sunday, in-person or online.

SAFETY MEASURES

What safety measures are in place?

  • Masks - At this time, masks will need to be worn properly over both mouth and nose by everyone, whether we are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
  • Singing - CDC guidelines do allow for singing while keeping masks on so that we as a congregation can sing while masked in person.
  • Communion for Hybrid Worship
    • Holy Communion will continue to be offered via one element (bread) in-person and also remotely.
    • The bread for in-person worship will be prepared by someone who is masked and gloved
    • The communion bread will be distributed by the pastor after he has sanitized his hands and re-donned his mask.
  • Pastoral Practices During Worship
    • Pastor will be masked during all of worship except for the sermon and when presiding at Holy Communion.
    • When unmasked, pastor will maintain the recommended 12 feet of separation between himself and others who are present.

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

What will my worship experience be?

Welcome is at the heart of our mission, so whether you're new to Redeemer, you've worshiped with us only online, or in-person, you're welcome here.

While the format of our worship has changed some to better support online/hybrid worship, it's still an uplifting experience that gives all praise and glory to God in Christ, and feeds and nourishes us through the presence of God in Community as we pray and sing, laugh, cry and learn.

CONNECT VIA ZOOM

How Do I Connect to Worship Via Zoom?

Connecting couldn't be any easier. On Sunday morning, using an Internet connected computer, smartphone, or tablet, click the "Join Worship" button below!

Make sure to grab a copy of the worship bulletin before you connect

NOTE: If you plan to use the Zoom application, please install this prior to joining worship to have a better online experience. Don't have a computer? No worries, you can still join by phone. Simply dial: (646) 558-8656 When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 3393810725#


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