Worship

Christmas at Redeemer

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"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11

We welcome you this Advent & Christmas season to join us as we gather to celebrate and honor the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

We have a number of different fellowship & worship opportunities:

 

 

Daily Bible Reading

  • Genesis 48:8-19

    When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, "Who are these?" Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." And he said, "Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them." Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, and he could not see well. So Joseph brought them near him; and he kissed them and embraced them. Israel said to Joseph, "I did not expect to see your face; and here God has let me see your children also." Then Joseph removed them from his father's knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right, and brought them near him. But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands, for Manasseh was the firstborn. He blessed Joseph, and said,
    "The God before whom my ancestors Abraham and Isaac walked,
    the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
    the angel who has redeemed me from all harm, bless the boys;
    and in them let my name be perpetuated, and the name of my ancestors Abraham and Isaac;
    and let them grow into a multitude on the earth."

    When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father! Since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head." But his father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. Nevertheless his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations."

Worship Opportunities

Our Sunday morning worship is at 9 a.m, unless otherwise indicated.

Throughout the the year we offer additional worship services, such as evening prayer services (aka Vespers), and Gospel Music services.  

Sunday School & Spiritual Formation

We offer children's Christian education during the months of September through June.  Children's Sunday occurs during a portion of our morning worship time.

Other spiritual formation events are scheduled throughout the year, such as our Lenten (the 40 days before Easter) dinner studies. Recent topics have included the life of Martin Luther Jr and how to better understand and support our Muslim neighbors.  Please check our calendar of events for upcoming spiritual formation events.

Fellowship

We welcome you to join us for after Sunday worship to come and hang out with us for some conversation and light refreshments. 

But don't let it stop on Sunday morning. Join us as we work alongside our community hunger relief partners at Phillies Bridge Farm and on other occasions, deepening relationships with each other as we discover how God is at work through Christ in our lives and the world.

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How We Worship

Be a part of God's saving story

For Lutherans, worship matters. In fact, worship lies at the heart of how we understand ourselves together. While some of the approaches to worship may differ from one congregation to another, we hold certain things in common.

There is a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s Word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Think about it like this. God’s Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. And God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

Taken together, the Word proclaimed and the sacraments-- both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion -- are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.” This is a way of saying that we trust that God is genuinely present with us in baptism, in preaching, and in sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion. In that sense, Lutherans believe that God’s presence permeates all of Christian worship.

The cross is the central symbol that marks our worship spaces and when Lutherans worship, singing fills the air. The voices of all the people joined in song and the participation of all the people in the worship is a witness to our conviction that in worship we are being drawn in to God’s own saving story.

Subcategories

Worship Opportunities

22 Apr 2018;
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Sunday Worship
29 Apr 2018;
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Sunday Worship