PRAYERS & INSPIRATION

Our Holy Week and Easter Worship Opportunities

Palm Sunday marks the end of our Lenten journey, and the beginning of Holy Week.

Join us at 9am, Sunday, as we gather together for Palm Sunday worship, and throughout the week for this virtual vigil as we prepare for the Resurrection.

To ensure the health and well-being of all of our parishioners, family, friends, and community, we'll be gathering virtually together for Worship and a time of fellowship.

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"All go to one place; all are from dust, and all turn to dust again." -- Ecclesiastes 3:20

Ash Wednesday is more than simply having an ashen cross placed upon your forehead. It's a time of renewal, it marks the beginning of Lent, the time where Christians around the world publicly enter into a time of repentance and contemplation, and marks the beginning of our pilgrimage toward Easter. 

As with last year, this year continues to bring us face to face with things we will miss and opportunities to build new traditions. Though we will miss being in person for our Ash Wednesday services and midweek Lenten study and worship. Yet in the midst of the grief and challenges of this pandemic, God’s grace with its persistent nature of blessings, is doing new things.

We hope that you are able to gather with us for our Ash Wednesday and Lenten opportunities.

  • 5:00pm Ashes to Go (2/17) - An opportunity to receive ashes in person at Redeemer at 5pm. For those who wish to receive ashes, please drive into the back of the church parking lot, with masks on and ready to roll down your windows.  Pastor Tobias will be there with his mask on, and will offer ashes and a blessing for each person in the car. You may then pull forward and take a moment to ponder Christ's infinite grace and desire for forgiveness.
  • 6:00pm Ash Wednesday Service (2/17) - We gather together virtually in fellowship and in worship of God for our Ash Wednesday evening service.  We hope you'll join us.
  • 6-7pm, Wednesday Evenings (2/24 - 3/31) - "Messy Spirituality": Lenten Study and Worship.  Each Wednesday evening during Lent, we will meet via Zoom to deepen our faith and wrestle with the question of what it means to pursue messy spirituality. If you can, please purchase a copy of "Messy Spirituality" by Michael Yanonelli. Each session will conclude with a brief vesper worship including scripture, prayer, and song.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Matthew 18:20

Worship is at the heart of all that we do and all of who we are as Christians; chiefly an opportunity to praise and give glory to God in Christ, yet also a time when we are fed and nourished by the Word and Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, nourished by the presence of God found in Community as we pray and sing, laugh, cry and learn.

Joyously intergenerational, we worship in a format and style rooted in history and tradition, yet open to innovation and the experimentation necessary to carry the Gospel to the world. Within a continuity of worship structure we employ organ, piano, guitar, bass, and drums; a more traditional choir and the Redeemer Jam Band, time indoors and out, and an integrated Sunday Morning Youth Ministry.

Worship Forward: Hybrid Worship Begins

We are calling this “Worship Forward” because we are not going back to worship as we knew it before the pandemic. Instead, with God’s help we are prayerfully planning our way forward for the sake of sharing the gospel boldly and authentically through both in person and online worship!

"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -- Isaiah 9:6

This year continues to bring us face to face with things we will miss and opportunities to build new traditions. We will miss being in person for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Yet in the midst of the grief and challenges of this pandemic, God’s grace with it’s persistent nature of blessings, is doing new things.

We hope that you are able to gather with us for Christmas Worship.  Our Christmas Worship opportunities are:

  • 7:00pm Christmas Eve - This festival Service of Holy Communion will include a re-telling of the Christmas Story by our youth, all recorded and edited remotely. And we are inviting everyone who can to have at least one candle (or one for everyone in your household) ready to light when we sing Silent Night together on Christmas Eve. We may not be able to hear each other sing, but if we all turn our video on for at least that portion of worship, we can be joined in a tangible sign of togetherness and a sea of beautiful light.
  • 10:30am Christmas Day - We'll gather for a service of the Word with more Christmas Carol singing, and our wonderful family musicians.

The irrepressible nature of God’s blessings spills over into this world through our Savior’s birth and remains a constant inviting us to constant praise as we remember that Jesus, Emmanuel, is indeed “God with us.”

Greening of Sanctuary

With the season of Advent upon us, we begin preparations for Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth and these preparations include the greeening of the sanctuary. If you wish to help beautify the sanctuary and offset the cost of Christmas flowers, you can do so by purchasing poinsettias or submitting a donation toward Christmas wreaths. 


Prayers & Inspiration

We offer these short recorded video messages of prayers and inspiration so that you may be filled with God's hope, joy, and peace.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

Today's Bible Passage

  • Philippians 1:3-11

    ​Second Sunday of Advent

    3I thank my God every time I remember you, 4constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God's grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. 9And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight 10to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, 11having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

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