Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6
During this season of Social Distancing surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, please continue reading for important related information:
- Sunday Mornings and the Holy Eucharist
- Online Giving
- Sunday Morning Live+Streaming
- Maintaining Community
Sunday Mornings and the Holy Eucharist
As Anglicans, the reception of the sacrament is the apex of our worship and daily life. Quite literally, we need to receive the tangible grace of God to be nourished and sustained as gracious Sons and Daughters of God. Here is how we will receive the Sacrament on Sundays during this season.
Each member at Christ the Redeemer should have been contacted by their life group leaders, and packages of pre-consecrated communion elements should have been distributed by the life group leaders throughout the congregation for use during the appropriate point in the live+streamed service or utilizing the liturgy provided at the bottom of this page if you are unable to access the live+streamed service.
These are challenging times, but it is in these times that we are most needful of the grace of the Sacrament. Being able to bring the Sacrament into our homes during this time is a special blessing that we have received from our Bishop. Be mindful to treat the pre-consecrated elements with both respect and dignity and keep them in a secure and safe place until the service.
If you are not in a life group, or have not been contacted about receiving communion during this time, please contact the church office.
We have done our best to streamline and simplify this process so as to carry the least amount of risk for our clergy/staff and you all. We really appreciate your willingness to participate in our communal life as best we can at this time and your understanding while we adapt to our ever-changing situation.
There are two ways you can give into the ministry of Christ the Redeemer during this time:
- By mailing your check to Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, P.O. Box 9632 Norfolk, Virginia 23505.
- Online giving is made easy, safe and secure through PayPal. You can set up an online account to give one-time or recurring payments with your credit or debit card, Your transactions will appear on your statement as “CTRNORFOLK”. Just click HERE to get started.
Thank you for your heart of giving. May the Lord bless you.
Although our utmost desire is to worship our Lord and Savior together and in person, during this time we will be Live+Streaming the service at our regular time with a minimal team (musicians, clergy, and one lay assistant).
Links to the Live+Stream will be available below:
Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020 (unfortunately the Easter service link is deactivated).
A note about Live+Streaming: We will be using the Christ the Redeemer Facebook page in order to host our service; however, you do NOT need a Facebook account in order to watch the service. Just click on the link and you will be able to watch.
Although a Facebook account is not required to watch the service, we highly recommend that if you have a Facebook account that you follow our Facebook page in order to stay as up to date as possible with life at the Church.
During this time of separation, your Life Group leaders will be your focal points of contact. They will stay in touch with you. Please let them know of any need that you may have so that not one member of our family may be forgotten.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.
A Liturgy for Receiving Communion at Home
A reading from John 6:53-58
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread[c] the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
The Word of the Lord; Thanks be to God.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen
The Prayer of Humble Access
We do not presume to come to this your table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your abundant and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table; but you are the same Lord whose character is always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood,and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
The gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.
The elements are then distributed to those assembled with these words:
The Body of Christ, The Bread of Heaven
Post Communion Prayer
Heavenly Father, We thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal Kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Let us go forth into the world; rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit! Thanks be to God!