Monthly Archive: March 2017

Week of April 2, 2017

Dear Friends, Our Lenten journey is approaching its appointed end—Holy Week—and I trust our anticipation for what God has in store for us is also growing. Here are some of the things to take note of this week: HOLY WEEK: Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, April 13 beginning at 6:00 pm SHARP! An Evite was sent out …

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Sermon for Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Rev’d Dr. Brian Campbell, speaker.

Week of March 26

Dear Friends, Firstly, here is an important note from Jordan O’Byrne: Friends, My friend and apartment mate is moving out when our lease comes to an end in June. I am hoping to find a guy who can commit to a year’s lease ending next summer. My apartment is just a few blocks from the …

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The ‘Call to Prayer’ for Lent

A Reflection on the Call to Prayer for Lent: At our last Leadership Council meeting we began with the question: ‘Where do you see the Spirit’s movement within and among us at Christ the Redeemer?’  It is a question we return to often. For me, the answer was dramatically clear: within the growth of our …

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Sermon for Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Rev’d Dr. Brian Campbell, speaker.

Week of March 19

Dear Friends, Firstly, please join us this evening for our Lenten ‘Call to Prayer’ Service from 5:00-6:00 PM. We will gather for a time of reflection on the Scriptures, a guided time focusing on and leading towards repentance, and a guided time of intercession for our community. All are welcomed and strongly encouraged to come to …

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Reflections on the ‘Call to Prayer’

We have been blessed by growth recently; and that is without much ‘intentionality’ on our part!  Our Leadership Council is concerned with the implications—and hoped-for-expectations—of its continuing. Here is the question that was raised at our meeting last Saturday: ‘What happens when we add 30 more people in worship?’ That question opened a conversation that …

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Sermon for March 12—Second Sunday in Lent

The Rev’d Dr. Brian Campbell, speaker.

Week of March 12

Dear Friends, Here are a few important things going on this week at CtR: First, we hope that you will join us tomorrow (Saturday) evening for our Lenten ‘Call to Prayer’ Service from 5:00-6:00 PM.  We will gather for a time of reflection on the Scriptures, a guided time focusing on and leading towards repentance, …

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Lenten ‘Call to Prayer’

Someone asked me this week if I could explain the context to the ‘Call to Prayer’ for our community during Lent. Let me do so briefly in this ‘Update’. In 2016, our Leadership Council took eight months to prayerfully discern a ‘Renewed Vision’ for our community—‘renewed’ in the sense that while the original vision remained …

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