Category Archive: Weekly Update

Week of April 22, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer: Our Leadership Council met last Saturday and, among many other things, addressed our approach to ‘Communications’ with all of us. We concluded that while we have been doing our best to keep all of us informed about the many things going on around, within, and through Christ the Redeemer, …

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Week of April 15, 2018

Dear Friends, During Eastertide the Church takes time both to reflect on (and rejoice in) the wonder and majesty of the Resurrection and align itself more fully and intentionally within the New Creation God has birthed through it. I trust that this is true for each of us individually, and all of us collectively at …

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Week of April 8, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer: Luke tells us that on the day of Pentecost, after 3000 people had been baptized, that the entire community “devoted (itself) to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers” (Acts 2:42).  The Resurrection (and subsequent gift of the Spirit) is not simply an …

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Week of April 1, 2018

As we begin the final days of Holy Week, please make every effort to join with us in the following, deeply meaningful ways: Tonight, Maundy Thursday: The meal begins at 6:00 p.m. and foot washing and Stripping of the Chancel follows. The church will be open for prayer vigil after the service ends until 7:00 …

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Week of Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dear Friends, We are now on the cusp of Holy Week—the one week in history that truly changed the cosmos! Pray that our Lenten journey has prepared us to reflect more deeply on the mystery of salvation so that we may embrace more fully the new creation it offers to us. Before I remind us …

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Dear Friends, We are fast approaching Holy Week! It is time now to set our intentions to be present to the work of the Spirit in and through our worship that week. Consider this: The Spirit is unleashed into the world through the agony of the Son, and through that unleashing gives birth to New …

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Week of March 11, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer: Dear Friends, The psalmist cries out to himself (Psalm 42 from today’s Daily Office reading), “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” In the midst of …

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Week of March 4, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer Dear Friends, There are a number of things to note this week: First, Some Comments on our Congregational Meeting: We had a lively and informative time at our Congregational Meeting last Sunday evening. Thank you to all who participated and to all who prayed for our gathering. God has …

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Week of February 25, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer The second week of Lent is when the excitement of ‘new beginnings’ begin to wane and the realities associated with ‘new practices’ begin to rise up. Now is the time to reaffirm your Lenten commitments and ask for the grace to see them through. Rejoice, you are now developing …

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Week of February 18, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer There are a number of important things to note today: First, Our Lenten Journey begins tonight at 6:00 pm! Near the beginning of our Ash Wednesday Service this evening, I will issue the following invitation: “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of …

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