WORSHIP
Sunday's 9:30am
WORSHIP
Sunday's 9:30am
"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. 

"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


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.


Today's Bible Passage

  • Proverbs 2:6-8

    6For the LORD gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    7he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly,
    8guarding the paths of justice
    and preserving the way of his faithful ones.

Be a part of God's saving story

For Lutherans, worship matters. In fact, worship lies at the heart of how we understand ourselves together. While some of the approaches to worship may differ from one congregation to another, we hold certain things in common.

There is a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s Word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Think about it like this. God’s Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. And God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

Taken together, the Word proclaimed and the sacraments-- both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion -- are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.” This is a way of saying that we trust that God is genuinely present with us in baptism, in preaching, and in sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion. In that sense, Lutherans believe that God’s presence permeates all of Christian worship.

The cross is the central symbol that marks our worship spaces and when Lutherans worship, singing fills the air. The voices of all the people joined in song and the participation of all the people in the worship is a witness to our conviction that in worship we are being drawn in to God’s own saving story.

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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.

For information about our upcoming Holy Week & Easter Hybrid Worship Opportunities, please visit our Holy Week & Easter web page

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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