Sunday liturgies of word, sacrament, and music are central to our faith.
The community gathers to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Eucharist in four Sunday services and a Wednesday service.
The Liturgy Board is made up of lay leaders of the many
ministries that make our worship possible.
For more information:
Andrea Rogers, Liturgy Board Chair
The Rev. Melanie W. J. Slane, Associate for Mission and Liturgy
Dr. Brett Scott, Director of Music
Acolytes are young members of our parish (ages 10-18) who assist in the liturgy on Sunday morning. They are trained for various duties including carrying the cross and torches in procession, distributing alms basins, and assisting in the preparation of the altar for communion. Through their ministry, acolytes deepen their understanding of the Anglican liturgy and many draw c…Read More »
The Banquet is our alternative Eucharist service for all ages, which takes place in the Great Hall on Sundays at 11 am ‐‐ concurrent with the Sanctuary service ‐‐ during the program year. Those who serve at the Banquet can be youth and children, as well as adults ‐‐ even whole families together. The music and the liturgy are more contemporary .
Bread Guild members bake the bread that is used for communion at Church of the Redeemer. Because the objective is to bake moist, crumb-less loaves that are easy to tear into pieces, as well as pleasing the palate, bakers are given a full-proof recipe and provided with training. Bakers usually bake 8-10 times a year and it takes about 3.5 hours to complete the recipe for 6 loaves …Read More »
Redeemer has been offering a "Eucharist in the Celtic tradition" since November of 2005; this is a contemporary liturgy based on the theology of the ancient Celts enlivened with traditional music and focusing on themes of nature that change throughout the liturgical year. These themes are in keeping with the Celtic theological emphasis on creation and God's presence in all a…Read More »
Sunday Intercessors participate in worship by leading the Prayers of the People. They read from the congregation, but have a microphone to amplify their voices.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are parishioners trained by the parish and licensed by the diocese to share the Holy Communion with fellow members of Redeemer who are homebound or hospitalized. The "LEV" is sent forth by the whole congregation from a Sunday Eucharist, bearing the Sacrament in a small communion kit. This short yet nourishing service of Word and Sacrament helps keep p…Read More »
What we at Redeemer call Lay Readers are actually Lay Eucharistic Ministers licensed by the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Trained in both liturgy and the interpretation of Scripture, these parishioners serve at Sunday services by reading a lesson and by administering the chalice (of wine) at communion. Lay Readers, unlike Lectors, are robed. Lay Readers are usually scheduled once…Read More »
Lectors read assigned readings every Sunday in all our services (8 am, 10 am and 5 pm) in the sanctuary and chapel. Anyone is welcome to become a lector and we provide training on how to read from the lectern and where to find the assigned readings. Experience in speaking in front of people is helpful but not a requirement. A schedule is set ahead of time and generally lector…Read More »
Want to contribute to life at Redeemer through music? Learn more about music opportunities here.
Sacristans are rather like the ringmaster in a three‐ring circus. They supervise all lay participants in a given worship service. It is the sacristan's responsibility to ascertain that all lay participants scheduled are present and ready to serve. In many ways the sacristan ensures that all details of the service flow smoothly.
Volunteers in this ministry tally the plate offering each Sunday and make a deposit on behalf of the parish.
Ushers greet worshippers, hand out bulletins, present the elements (bread and wine), collect the offering, and guide parishioners to the communion rail. This is an important ministry of hospitality.
Wedding liaisons are volunteers who help parish members plan their Church of the Redeemer wedding by guiding them through the church ‐related details of this special day. This includes meeting to discuss the options and processes; assisting with the completion of planning forms; and providing support during the rehearsal and wedding service, as needed. Wedding liaisons gene…Read More »