Week of August 27, 2017

This Week at Christ the Redeemer

Heading into the last week of August, here is what you need to know about the important dates and events around Christ the Redeemer:

Saturday, August 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The Training for ALL Volunteers in our Children’s Ministry program (Sunday School teachers, Discipleship Hour helpers, Nursery workers) takes place this Saturday at 9:30 at the church. This is the first of two such trainings (the second is scheduled for September 9) and is MANDATORY for all volunteers.

Sunday, August 27, post-worship:  “Q & A re: Confirmation”.   We will be welcoming our Bishop, Steve Breedlove, on the weekend of October 6-8, culminating in a Service of Confirmation that Sunday. If you are considering participating in the service but have some questions concerning it, then plan now to come to the Q & A following worship.

Sunday, September 10 promises to be a special day:

9:00-10:00 am  Discipleship Hour returns! 

Plan now on adding this intentional component of study to your Fall discipline.  We will have two classes for adults and youth (combined), one for elementary aged children, and a Nursery for our youngest members.  See the bulletin insert in Sunday’s bulletin for more information on the upcoming classes.

Post-Worship  Congregational Meeting:

An Update from the Leadership Council.  Much has been happening within our community and several major decisions have been made by our leadership that will set the direction of our church for years to come.  We will gather in the sanctuary after worship to update the community. All are welcome.


Additionally, our two Women’s Study groups will begin meeting again as follows:

The Wednesday night group will begin September 13 at 7 pm at the home of Temple Richardson, 1510 South Eleanor Ct. Norfolk. We will be studying “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer.  Call 489-7805 or email t.richardson@cox.net for information or to order a study guide.  All are welcome, no prior bible knowledge is necessary…we learn as we go! We would love to have some new and old friends join our group.  This study will last 7 weeks.
The Thursday morning group starts again September 14 at 9:15 a.m. in Christ the Redeemer’s fellowship hall.  This Fall we will be reading and discussing Joanna Weaver’s “Lazarus Awakening”.   http://lazarusawakening.com/book/
Joanna is the author of “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” and “Having a Mary Spirit”, both of which we’ve read in the past.  This will be a great study for all of us, but particularly if you are feeling STUCK and need to shed some grave-clothes and start living again.  For more information, please email Janis Campbell at janiscampbell58@gmail.com.  We have offered childcare in the past and are glad to do so again if anyone needs it.


Sunday, October 8, Bishop Steve Breedlove will conclude his annual visit to the church by celebrating and preaching at our Confirmation Service.  This is an important day in the life of our community, and we encourage all to make a special effort to be present in worship.

Much is happening within and through our community.   Pray for God’s blessing on all these endeavors.

Looking forward to worshipping with you all on Sunday.