An Invitation to Pilgrimage
During this time of the pandemic while our church building has been closed, many of us have experienced a longing to re-enter the space, to simply sit in their favorite pew or to spend time in the columbarium near the niche of a loved one. During the season of Lent, we invite you to schedule a pilgrimage to Church of the Redeemer.
Many of us might think of pilgrimage as travel to a distant sacred site, a time apart for discernment, a contemplative journey to deepen our relationship with God. Right now, travel to distant sites is less accessible, but we have sacred sites right here in our Church of the Redeemer Sanctuary and Chapel. These consecrated spaces have been filled with worship, scripture, music, and sacraments. Generations have come here with prayers and hopes, tears and grief, memories and dreams, and love – always love. Such spaces become ever more sacred by all they have born witness to, and all the prayers these walls contain.
We ask you to read through our Community Covenant again as a reminder of the selfless actions we have promised each other. Here's a portion of that covenant:
We covenant in community to take these selfless actions:
- We will wear masks.
- We will keep the recommended safe distance (6 feet) from others.
- We will wash our hands carefully and fully.
- We will enter our spaces with care and intention.
- If we feel ill, we will stay home.
Schedule your visit using the button below. 30-minute visits will are available by appointment on Tuesdays (9:30 am), Thursdays (12:30 pm), and Saturdays (11:00 am) during Lent.
Families, as well as individuals, are encouraged to visit. We do ask that you limit the size of the group to 6 persons. Entry is through the Paxton side door (the one closest to the Chapel). The entry code for that door will be sent to you once you've scheduled your visit.