Week of September 4

Dear Friends,
Here a few things coming up here at CtR:
This Saturday, September 3rd, we will join the Chinese Student Association from ODU for a trip to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, primarily for the newly arrived students, but for other Chinese students and scholars as well.  We will meet near campus, and the event will last from about 10 till 3.  David Snouffer is recruiting volunteers for this event, so if you are interested in attending, please contact him as soon as possible at da.snouffer@verizon.net.
Previously, the toddler class has been open at the beginning of the service just like the nursery.  Starting this Sunday, September 4th, the class will not be open until the rest of the Sunday School classes are dismissed to go to their classrooms (immediately after the readings).  This will allow for the toddler teachers to be in church during the praise and worship time so they don’t have to miss the whole service.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation!
If you are interested in a Women’s Bible study, we are once again offering two options – a daytime and an evening study.  Both groups are open and encourage new members.
  • The daytime study meets on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the CtR fellowship hall beginning September 8.  We will be studying “Revolution of Character” by Dallas Willard and Don Simpson.  This book is a follow up to Willard’s “Renovation of the Heart”.  Childcare is provided.
  • The evening study meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM beginning September 7.  We will be using Beth Moore’s study “Entrusted”.  It is a 7 week study which will take us through October.  We will keep you posted on what is next for Wednesday nights!  All are welcome, no Bible knowledge is necessary.  RSVP to temple at t.richardson@cox.net so she can order you a book. ($13)
Bishop Steve and Sally Breedlove will be with us the weekend of October 7-9. If you or your child wish to be baptized on that Sunday, please speak to Fr. Brian as soon as possible. If you would like to consider being confirmed that Sunday, you are encouraged to attend a brief meeting after worship on Sunday, September 11 in the Ministry Room.
We will offer our ‘Exploring Membership at Christ the Redeemer’ in October this year (Three Saturday mornings, October 1, 15, and 29).  If you are interested in exploring deepening your connection with this community, you are encouraged to participate in the sessions (speak to Fr. Brian personally, or contact him –Brian@ChristtheRedeemer.org). If you wish to hear more about the course, you are invited to a brief meeting after worship on Sunday, September 18.
I look forward to worshiping with you all on Sunday.