Clergy Blog

The latest blog posts from Rev. Kate and Rev. Andrew. Follow this blog to find out what our clergy are reading, thinking, praying, and doing.

  • Statement from MA Bishops in Response to Pittsburgh Shootings (10/29/2018) - Dear People of the Episcopal Churches in Massachusetts, A ceremony celebrating new life has become the latest setting for the murderous intersection of bigotry, religious hatred and easy access to lethal weapons. We extend our deepest condolences, solidarity and kinship to our sisters and brothers at the Tree of Life synagogue and to the wider […]
  • All Saints Day at Church of Our Redeemer (10/18/2018) - The Feast of All Saints We’ve all heard of St. Peter and St. Patrick, but you’ve probably met a saint in your own life: someone who makes a difference in the lives of other people and shows God’s love. The Feast of All Saints is when we celebrate all the ordinary, everyday saints of our lives, especially […]
  • Esperanza Academy Visits COOR (10/17/2018) - On September 30, leaders and students from Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, MA visited the Church of Our Redeemer. Jadihel (Jadi) Taveras, Head of School, delivered the sermon during the 9:30 am service. Evoking the story of the prodigal son, Jadi spoke of his own path of growing up in Lawrence but leaving at a young […]
  • Sermon from September 2, 2018 (9/5/2018) - Click to listen to Rev. Kate Ekrem’s sermon from Sunday, September 2.
  • Liberating Ourselves from Racism Resources (5/21/2018) - This is a list of articles, videos, and blogs recommended by the Diane D’Sousa of the Mission Institute who facilitated our Lenten discussion series, Liberating Ourselves from Racism. It is intended as follow-up and further reading to those in-person discussions. You can learn more about the Mission Institute here: For those of you wanting to […]
  • Sermon from Pentecost May 20 2018 (5/21/2018) - Click to listen to Rev. Kate Ekrem’s sermon from Pentecost Sunday.
  • Sermon and Music from Easter Sunday (4/3/2018) - Here is Rev. Kate Ekrem’s sermon from Easter Sunday: The choir anthem was “God So Loved the World”: And the service ended with this rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus:
  • Rector’s Annual Meeting Address January 28, 2018 (1/29/2018) - Click to listen to the Rector’s Annual Meeting sermon
  • Christmas Eve Sermon and Music (1/2/2018) - What a wonderful Christmas Eve we had at Redeemer! If you were travelling, or just want to hear it again, here is Rev. Kate’s sermon and music from the Adult Choir: Rev. Kate’s sermon: soloist Mary Storandt singing “To the Queen of Heaven” by T. F. Dunhill: The Adult Choir singing”Gaudete” by Piae Cantiones: The Adult Choir singing […]
  • Sermon and Music from Sunday October 29 (10/30/2017) - Surely the presence of the Lord was in the church on Sunday! Click to listen to the wonderful anthem from the adult choir and sermon from Rev. Kate Ekrem Surely the Presence of the Lord: Sermon by Rev. Kate Ekrem: