Jesus said, “By this they will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35) Our pastoral ministries include the many ways that we welcome, support, uplift, care, and pray for one another. Lay ministers and clergy join in welcoming newcomers, celebrating milestones, and caring for those in any need or trouble.
For more information:
Cynthia Blocksom, Pastoral Board Chair
The Rev. Joyce Keeshin
CardLink strives to remind a family in pain or joy of God's support through sending cards and notes. This ministry consists of parishioners who send cards on behalf of the parish to newcomers, to members or friends who are ill or in grief, or sometimes in joy (as at the birth of a baby or a significant celebration). This ministry is on a yearly cycle from January to Decemb…Read More »
The Redeemer Funeral Reception Ministry provides assistance to the families who would like to have a reception at the church after the death of a loved one. The receptions are generally held in the Great Hall, and anything from a simple beverage service to a full catered meal for the family and friends can be arranged according to the number of guests and desires of the famil…Read More »
The Healing Ministry is primarily a ministry of the youth of the parish, grades 7 through 12. Each Sunday during the 10 am Banquet service, young people are available at two prayer stations during communion, to pray for anyone wishing a short prayer for self or someone else. In the long tradition of the church, the young person lays hands on the one requesting prayer, w…Read More »
"Therefore, pray for one another... The prayer of the righteous has great power in its effects." James 5:16
One way our faith community cares for one another is by bringing the needs and thanksgivings of all before God in our prayers. Confidential prayer requests are forwarded to the members of the Intercessory Prayer Group for inclusion in their private, regular prayers. Each…Read More »
Knitting Group members knit (or crochet) prayer shawls (to comfort parishioners in illness or grief), as well as prayer bears (for children), military helmet liners (for soldiers), preemie caps (for preemies at University Hospital), bereavements shawls for Christ Hospital, afghans for Habitat for Humanity and more. These items are then prayed over and blessed before delivery. T…Read More »
This group of parishioners uses the preparation of meals for parish families in need as a way of expressing their faith and feeding the hungry. The ministry serves those with a serious family illness, a death in the family, a new baby, or people who have been recently discharged from the hospital or have moved into a new home. Meals are prepared and delivered by these parishion…Read More »
We have a small group of volunteers who can be available to drive for doctor appointments and other essential transportation needs. These are usually occasional needs, not ongoing. Several days’ notice is best whenever possible. For obvious reasons, the time commitment is irregular, but this ministry is an important part of caring for those who are sick. Please contact Bets…Read More »
An important ministry in this parish involves identifying and welcoming people who are new to Redeemer and helping to incorporate them into the life of the community.
The newcomer ministry includes:
Greeters are a first point of contact for newcomers or others needing assistance on Sunday mornings.Volunteers in this ministry will be available in the informatio…Read More »