Week of Trinity Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Happy Father’s Day weekend to all of you who are fathers or have fathers! On Sunday we will also be celebrating baptisms as well as Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday marks the beginning of the last season of the liturgical year and celebrates the glorious mystery of the triune nature of our God.

Here are other events coming up this weekend and over the summer:

Pray for Alpha Retreat: June 14-15

The Alpha classes have drawn to a close, and will be culminating with the Alpha Retreat tomorrow and Saturday. Please be praying that the Holy Spirit would move and those who attend would be drawn into the Kingdom.

Baptisms this Sunday

We have the great privilege of getting to celebrate eleven baptisms on Sunday, while also renewing our own baptismal vows! Alleluia!

Ordination and Confirmations on June 30th

We are planning for a BIG day on June 30th, with the ordination of Deacon David Watts, as well as eight Confirmations! Since we are expecting a larger crowd, it would be helpful for us to have a headcount in order to ensure adequate seating. Be on the look-out for an email next week asking for information to help us with planning. Thank you!

Looking Ahead to Fall

All of the major planning of events for the fall Discipleship Hour, Sunday School, and Children’s Church have taken place. This will be communicated to everyone in the middle of August, beginning with a Congregational Meeting (most likely on August 18th). The shift will begin on September 9th. Stay tuned for more details!

Looking forward to celebrating with you all this Trinity Sunday!

Week of Pentecost, June 9th, 2019

Upcoming Events

We have a busy weekend ahead of us, as well as a full month of exciting celebrations! Make sure you are aware of all of the meetings and events coming up:

Saturday, June 8th

  • 9:00am – Leadership Council Meeting ,
  • 11:30am – Baptism Walk-through with Father Brian
  • 5:00pm – Talent Show and Ministry Fair

Pentecost, Sunday, June 9th

  • Ministry Fair during Hospitality Hour
  • 12:00pm – Discipleship Hour Planning Lunch
  • 12:00pm – Women’s Retreat Planning

Trinity Sunday, June 16th – Baptisms (9:30am Baptismal Walk-through)

Sunday, June 30th – Bishop visiting for Dn. David Watts’ ordination and eight confirmations!

*To see all our events in one place, check out our website Calendar

Talent Show and Ministry Fair

Join us this Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm for this fun, inter-generational event! We’ll start with a Ministry Fair highlighting the different ministries at CtR. Then we will have a covered dish dinner, followed by the Talent Show! All ages are encouraged to participate, whether it is a serious talent or something silly.
Plan to bring a dish to share and your talent to show off. See you on Saturday!

Note on Discipleship Hour

The only Discipleship Hour class that will be meeting this Sunday is “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry.” After Sunday, Discipleship Hour will take a break for the summer and pick back up in September.

Congratulations, Grads!

Congratulations to everyone who graduated this year. We especially want to recognize:

  • Alex Angle graduated from Regent University Law School
  • Jackson Maas graduating from Grassfield High School
  • Katelyn Richardson (granddaughter of Temple) graduating from Great Bridge High School

It’s Not Goodbye, but ‘See You Later’!

Unfortunately, this summer we will be saying goodbye to several families and individuals who are transitioning out of Norfolk, for work, school, or family reasons. Please keep the following folks in your prayers as they are in the midst of packing and preparing to move to different parts of the country: The Maas Family, The Matlack Family, The Scarlett Family, Alex and Stephanie Angle, and Stephanie Wilks. We will greatly miss all of you!

Hope to see you on Saturday evening, and don’t forget to wear red on Pentecost!




Week of Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Discipleship Hour this Weekend

With Memorial Day this weekend, the “Growing Compassionate Kids” class will not be meeting, but the other two classes will.  See below for more information.

“Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry” – meeting this weekend, ends June 9th. 

“Growing Compassionate Kids” – NOT meeting this weekend, ends June 2nd.

“Study of Philippians”- meeting this weekend, ends June 2nd. 

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered during Discipleship Hour this weekend. *

Children’s Ministry Update for the Summer:

Check out the Children’s Ministry page to read an update from Jennifer, and make sure you and your kids know about all the upcoming Summer events and changes!

Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, June 8th – Talent Show and Ministry Fair.  From 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, and talents can be something legit, or funny! Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Hope to see you there!

Trinity Sunday, June 16th – Baptisms. If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 30th – Ordination and Confirmation. We have the privilege of celebrating Deacon David Watts’ ordination, as well as seven candidates for confirmation. If you are interested in being confirmed, please contact Father Brian (if you haven’t already done so).

*To see all our events in one place, check out our website Calendar

The Basics and Alpha

Thank you for your prayer, donations, and service given toward The Basics and Alpha classes over the past two months! The Basics five-week program unfortunately ended this past Tuesday, however, there was such a positive response from participants that we hope to have a second round in September. To read more about how this pilot program went, click here

Please continue praying for the Alpha classes. There have been several individuals considering the claims of Christ through these sessions. Pray that the word of God is being planted in good soil, and that it will bear fruit in the hearts of those attending! They are meeting every Thursday evening, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the home of Dn. David until June 15th. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, and hope to see you on Sunday!

Week of Sunday, May 19th, 2019


*Items Needed*

One of our own is getting back on his feet and is in need a bed, dresser, AC unit, dishes, towels, blanket, couch, love seat, table, and other household goods. Please contact Dn. David at david@christtheredeemer.org if you have any of these items you’d be willing to bless someone with. Thank you!

Celebrations Ahead!

Graduations. A few folks in our congregation will be graduating from high school and college. If you know of anyone within our community that has graduated or is graduating this spring, please let us know!

Baptisms. On Trinity Sunday, June 16th, we will have another opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism!  If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

Ordination and Confirmation. Deacon David Watts will be ordained by the Bishop on June 30th! We will be celebrating Confirmations on the 30th as well. If you are interested in being a candidate for confirmations, please email Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com .

CtR Talent Show

Christ the Redeemer’s Annual Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Save the date for this fun, inter-generational event. Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Ministry leaders please be on the lookout for an email with more information.

Alpha and The Basics

THANK YOU again to all of you who have been supporting these programs through your prayers, donations, and time. Please continue to pray for the following:

    • The individuals and families who are attending both Alpha and The Basics
    • The leaders, that God would use them to share and model His love
    • Wisdom for next steps for The Basics and Alpha; this week is the last session for The Basics!

Discipleship Hour – Sunday, 9:00am

Here are the classes being offered:

    1. “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry”, led by Joshua Matlack and Justin Seligman.
    2. “Growing Compassionate Kids”, led by Casey Reed and Temple Richardson. The book Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson is used as a guide throughout the class.
    3. “Study of Philippians”, led by Father Brian Campbell.

The Youth track for Discipleship Hour is focusing on the Catechism as preparation  for Confirmation (which will take place either in June or in November this year).

The Children’s Ministry will continue discovering God through the Jesus Storybook Bible.

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered for parents on Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) during Discipleship Hour.*

2020 Women’s Retreat

Save the date for the next Women’s Retreat: February 21-23 at Chanco on the James. More details to come.

Looking forward to worshiping the Risen King with you all on Sunday!




Week of Sunday, May 12, 2019


Welcome, Graham Dickens!

Baby Graham Dickens was born yesterday, May 8th, 8:47am at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. We rejoice with Lea Hanna and Steven, as this precious baby boy is added to their beautiful family! Praying God’s blessing on them; for rest and recovery, and for a smooth transition to a family of four.  If you want to help them out by providing a meal, please sign up through Meal Train at the following link: https://mealtrain.com/n55vvq.

Mother’s Day on Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, and Godmothers/Spiritual Moms out there! To celebrate, we’re asking all the men to provide the food for Hospitality Hour, and help with clean up. Thanks in advance!

Celebrating Baptisms on Pentecost

On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday June 9th, we will have another opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism!  If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

CtR Talent Show

Christ the Redeemer’s Annual Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Save the date for this fun, inter-generational event. Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Ministry leaders please be on the lookout for an email with more information.

Alpha and The Basics

THANK YOU again to all of you who have been supporting these programs through your prayers, donations, and time. We appreciate your prayers for the following:

    • For the individuals and families who are attending both Alpha and The Basics
    • For the leaders, that God would use them to share and model His love
    • Wisdom for next steps for The Basics specifically; the last session will be on May 21st, but parents have requested that we continue meeting weekly or monthly! 🙂

Please continue to invite people to Alpha, and any parents and caregivers you know to The Basics!

Discipleship Hour – Sunday, 9:00am

Even if you missed Discipleship Hour last week, it’s not too late to jump in! As a reminder, here are the Adult tracks being offered:

    1. “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry”, led by Joshua Matlack and Justin Seligman.
    2. “Growing Compassionate Kids”, led by Casey Reed and Temple Richardson. The book Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson is used as a guide throughout the class.
    3. “Study of Philippians”, led by Father Brian Campbell.

The Youth track for Discipleship Hour is focusing on the Catechism as preparation  for Confirmation (which will take place either in June or in November this year).

The Children’s Ministry will continue discovering God through the Jesus Storybook Bible.

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered for parents on Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) during Discipleship Hour.*

2020 Women’s Retreat

Save the date for the next Women’s Retreat: February 21-23 at Chanco on the James. More details to come.

Looking forward to worshiping the Risen King with you all on Sunday!