Week of Sunday, September 29th, 2019

In this Update you will find information on the following (more details on each of these found below):

    1. Global Mission Focus this Sunday
    2. Alpha Begins
    3. Church Directory Photos
    4. Youth Group Update

This Sunday: Celebrating Our Global Connections!

One of the gifts of Anglicanism is being integrally and relationally connected with the global church. On Sunday we get to celebrate some of the ways we are connected, as well as hear about possible new connections. During the sermon slot we will hear reports on our ongoing relationship with our Sister church in Mbyo, Diocese of Kigali. Additionally, we will have a special guest, Fr. Dana Craft from Christ the Redeemer in Guatemala, share with us about a possible new partnership through our Builders’ group.

Alpha Begins Today

The 8-week Alpha course begins TONIGHT at 6:00pm! This course is for anyone exploring questions of faith, life and meaning. It’s never too late to join, but now’s the time to think about who you can invite! Contact Fr. David at revdavidwatts@gmail.com if you or someone you know might be interested.

Church Directory Photos

Just a reminder: the CtR Communications Committee will be taking pictures of church members/regular attendees each Sunday in October after service and on one Saturday (10/19) for our new directory. Please sign up THIS WEEK on the sheet attached to the door across from Ministry Room. When considering what to wear, please no plain black or white. If you have any questions, please contact Lea Hanna Dickens at leahannadickens@gmail.com

Youth Group Update

Just a reminder that the Youth meets every Sunday evening, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at the church. With the exception of next Sunday, October 6th, when they will be meeting at the Duckworth’s house. For more information, including the Duckworth’s address, contact Fr. David  (revdavidwatts@gmail.com.


“Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
-A Collect for Guidance (for Thursday, from Morning Prayer, BCP 2019)




Week of Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

In this Update you will find information on the following (more information on each of these found below):

    1. ‘Discipleship Hour’ continues
    2. Youth Group Continues
    3. ‘Newcomer’s Welcome’ Event on Sunday
    4. Alpha, September 26
    5. Preschool Parents, September 24th
    6. Global Mission Focus next Sunday
    7. New Church Directory
    8. Nursery Items

Discipleship Hour Continues

It’s never too late to sign up or walk in on a Discipleship Hour class! We meet at 9:00am for all children, youth and adult classes! A list of the Discipleship Hour classes can be found on our website, at this link: Discipleship Hour.

Youth Group Continues

Youth Group continues on Sundays at church from 6-8pm, where youth will be equipped to seek the Lord daily and share him with others. 

‘New to Christ the Redeemer?’

You are invited to attend a reception at the Campbell’s house (7324 Elvin Court) this Sunday, from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments will be served and children are welcomed! Please RSVP to Janis (janiscampbell58@gmail.com) if you plan to come.

Missional Opportunities:

Alpha – Know anyone who may be asking questions about life, meaning, and God, or does this describe you yourself? Get in touch with Janis, Angela, David+ or your Life Group leader about joining our next Alpha Course, starting this Thursday, September 26th. For 8 weeks we will explore these questions together. Contact David+ if you have questions – revdavidwatts@gmail.com.

Preschool Parents (P2) – CtR is starting a group specifically for parents of kids ages 4 and under.  The first meeting will be this Tuesday, September 24th, 10:00am – 11:30am, and will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Coffee and childcare will be provided! Contact Dani Adams or Bethany Dryfka if you and your kids can attend.

Global Mission Focus: Sunday, September 29th We are part of a global Church and privileged to be part of a global mission. Next week we will celebrate our ongoing relationship with our sister parish, Mbyo, in the Diocese of Kigali, Rwanda, as well as hear about a possible new relationship with another ‘Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church’ in Guatemala.

New Church Directory

The CtR Communications Committee is excited to be putting together a brand-new printed church directory! We will be taking pictures of church members/regular attendees each Sunday in October after service and on one Saturday (10/19). Please sign up on the sheet attached to the door across from the Chapel Room. When considering what to wear, please no plain black or white. If you have any questions, contact Lea Hanna Dickens at leahannadickens@gmail.com.

Nursery Items

The Nursery is going through a “clean-up”! All of the items in the hallway outside of the Nursery and Preschool Chapel rooms are up for grabs.  Anything that isn’t claimed by next Sunday will be donated.  Thanks!


“Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
-A Collect for Guidance (for Thursday, from Morning Prayer, BCP 2019)




Week of Sunday, September 15th, 2019

In this Update you will find information on the following (more information on each of these found below):

  1. Meal Train for Windham Family
  2. ‘Discipleship Hour’ continues
  3. Spurgeon Memorial Open House and Reception
  4. Youth Kick-off Event
  5. ‘Newcomer’s Welcome’ Event, September 22
  6. Alpha, September 26
  7. Preschool Parents, September 24th
  8. FISH at Home: International Student ministry needs host families!

Welcome, Baron Windham IV!

Continue to pray for Baron and Laken Windham as they rest, recover, and settle into a new routine with their precious baby boy. If you would like to help support the Windhams by providing a meal, please sign up through the meal train found at this link: https://mealtrain.com/d9vl2z

THIS SUNDAY September 15

‘Discipleship Hour’ continues at 9:00 am for all children, youth and adults! It is never too late to join in on a class seeking to develop the ‘mind of Christ’.  A list of the Discipleship Hour classes can be found on our website, at this link: Discipleship Hour.

SPURGEON Memorial Baptist Church Reception, immediately after worship on Sunday. The Leadership Council continues to prayerfully discern God’s leading towards a more permanent place for our community. Spurgeon remains a possibility. We are invited to join their congregation after worship for a reception, tour and time to pray for both our churches. All are welcome!  Spurgeon’s address is 5520 Tidewater Dr. in Norfolk, 23509.

YOUTH Kick Off “The Olympics” is happening on Sunday from 6 to 8pm! Bring a friend and a change of clothes! Check out the following video for more info., and pray for no egg-sized hail! Video: Youth Kick Off Fall 2019

‘New to Christ the Redeemer?’

You are invited to attend a reception at the Campbell’s house (7324 Elvin Court) next Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments will be served and children are welcomed! Please RSVP to Janis (janiscampbell58@gmail.com) if you plan to come.

Missional Opportunities:

Alpha – Know anyone who may be asking questions about life, meaning, and God, or does this describe you yourself? Get in touch with Janis, Angela, David or your Life Group leader about joining our next Alpha Course, starting on September 26th. For 8 weeks we will explore these questions together.

Preschool Parents (P2) – CtR is starting a group specifically for parents of kids ages 4 and under.  The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24th, 10 – 11:30am, and will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Coffee and childcare will be provided! Contact Dani Adams if you/your kids can attend, or RSVP through the Facebook event page.

FISH-at-Home:  International Student ministry is looking for host families to welcome 3 or 4 students into their home for a meal either Friday September 20th or Saturday September 21st. Contact Kurnia Foe at kurniafoe@gmail.com if you’re able to help out!


“Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
-A Collect for Guidance (for Thursday, from Morning Prayer, BCP 2019)




Week of Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Update for Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

There is a lot happening this week as we prepare for our Fall Launch this Sunday in the midst of Hurricane Dorian! In this Update you will find information on the following things (more information on each of these found below):

  • ‘Discipleship Hour’ Launch this Sunday 
  • ‘Children’s Chapel’ Launch this Sunday
  • Spurgeon Memorial Open House and Reception, September 15
  • Youth Kick-off event, September 15
  • ‘Newcomer’s Welcome’ event, September 22
  • Alpha group forming, September 26
  • ‘Welcome’ to Baron Windham IV (and congratulations to his new mom and dad!)
  • A Word about Hurricane Dorian

DISCIPLESHIP HOUR begins Sunday, September 8 at 9:00 am

We gather as a whole family (adults, youth and children) to ‘learn Christ together’! Sunday School for our children will shift into Discipleship Hour, our Youth will gather with our Youth Team for some fun and intentional discipling, and the rest of us will have three classes to choose from to help us ‘renew our mind(set)’ in the way of Christ.

If you have not yet registered for a class, come anyways on Sunday (Information on the class offerings can be found on our web site).

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL begins Sunday, September 8 during worship.

We launch our ‘Pre-School Chapel’ (for toddlers through pre-school aged children) and our ‘Children’s Chapel’ (for elementary aged children) this Sunday! As the crucifer moves to the center aisle for the reading of the Gospel, the children will gather at the rear of the church. After the reading the celebrant will bless the children and they will follow the crucifer out of the sanctuary and into their chapel spaces. All the children will return to the sanctuary at the Passing of the Peace.

SPURGEON MEMORIAL OPEN HOUSE AND RECEPTION takes place immediately after worship on Sunday, September 15.

We will cancel our ‘reception’ time after worship in order to head over to Spurgeon immediately after worship. We will then have a chance to meet and greet Spurgeon’s members, have a tour of the facility (for those who have not yet seen it), and then gather in their sanctuary to pray for God’s directing of our congregations.

YOUTH KICK OFF, Sunday, September 15 (6:00 – 8:00 pm) at CtR:

Father David and the Youth Team will gather with all of our Youth on September 15 for our launch of our ‘Sunday Night Gatherings’. Mark your calendars and invite your friends to this fun opening event!

‘NEWCOMER’S MEET AND GREET’ Sunday, September 22 (3:00 – 5:00 pm) at the Campbell’s

If you are new to Christ the Redeemer, you are warmly invited to come to the Campbell’s for a reception on Sunday, September 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Their address is 7324 Elvin Court (off Granby, near Ward’s Corner in Norfolk). Refreshments will be served and children are welcomed! Please RSVP to Janis (janiscampbell58@gmail.com) if you plan to come.

ALPHA is coming! Beginning Thursday, September 26.

Alpha is an 8-week course for folks open to exploring questions of faith, life and purpose. If you know of someone who is open to grappling with these kind of questions, invite them to come (and then bring them along yourself!). If you have any questions please reach out to Janis Campbell (janiscampbell58@gmail.com) or Father David (david@christtheredeemer.org).

REJOICE with Baron and Laken Windham on the birth of their first child, Baron Windham IV!

Pray for the Windhams as they rest, recover, and settle into a new routine with their precious baby boy. Look out for an email soon with details about how you can support them by providing a meal or two.

A Word about DORIAN

As we all prepare for the storm we do so confident of the presence and protection of the Triune God (and with the support of our brothers and sisters in Christ). Please pray for those directly in the path of the storm, and if you find yourself in any need of assistance do not hesitate to call Father Brian (757-284-8246) or Father David (443-564-6339).

Please note, that should the church lose power on Sunday, as long as it is safe to drive, we plan on gathering for worship!