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:
Ryan Andrews and Amanda Rasche, Pastoral Board Co-chairs
Becca Morehouse, Assisting Minister for Pastoral Care
Grief Support and Education
Join us for a 3-part educational series exploring The Journey of Grief, hosted by Barb Stephens, MSW, LISW-S, Rev. Joyce Keeshin, and Becca Morehous, BSN, RN.
On September 12, 2023, CDC recommended a COVID-19 vaccine updated for 2023-2024 for everyone aged 6 months and older to protect against serious illness. The main reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is to protect yourself against severe illness, hospitalization, and even death.
The call to hospitality begins with a desire to build community. That joy which stems from welcoming people into a loving community, a warm and beautiful space, and then feeding them. Everyone is hungry for something and at Church of the Redeemer our Hospitality Team strives to feed that hunger in a variety of ways.
The team is a collection of several hospitality ministries: …
For God's sake, we will grow our love for the Earth and all of life through preaching, teaching, storytelling, and prayer
We invite you to join our Creation Care Team at Church of the Redeemer. Moving Forward, "A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community," has gathered an ecumenical board of churches, amongst them The Episcopal Church, who have …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 »
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 December, wi…Read More »
Knitting Group (Knittin' Kittens) 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 bless…Read More »
Some people at Church of the Redeemer, finding themselves in the "Second Half of Life," have come together to explore ideas for gatherings or programming particularly pertinent to this stage of life. "Second Half" is a pretty big umbrella - including everything from retirement or second career, to empty nesting, to other transitions (where we live, what we do, who we …Read More »
What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ's love and care to people during a time of need…Read More »
|George M. Callard
||November 22, 2022||We pray also for his wife, Linda, his children and grandchildren.
|Frank A. Keenan (Obituary)||January 17, 2023||We pray also for his wife, Josephine.|
|Kenneth Lee Sanger||March 25, 2023||We pray for his sister, Carol and his dear friends, S…|
Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia, and it is estimated the number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 131.5 million in 2050. The number is staggering and how to care for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia is a growing concern across cultures around the world.Read More »