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  • Outdoor worship for Blessing of the Bicycles (6/27/2017) - The Blessing of the Bicycles and other human-powered transport was a lovely way to celebrate Father’s Day on June 18, with worship outside. Velofix Boston offered free bike tune-ups, the Redeemer Band played music, and the Redeemer Men led a cookout afterward. Our guest preacher was the Rev. Laura Everett, author of “Holy Spokes: The ... [Read more...]
  • Redeemer Landscape Project 2017 (6/27/2017) - Responding to complaints, on May 6, the Property Committee (through the hard work of volunteers) removed the yews, planted in 1956, at the front of the church. The left evergreen was badly damaged two years ago during our record snowfall winter. Karen Blake, our horticulturalist/landscape architect, found two holly bushes at the Wagon Wheel Nursery, ... [Read more...]
  • Redeemer helped with hunger throughout May (6/27/2017) - In May, Redeemer parishioners helped battle hunger in multiple ways. The U.S Postal Service held its annual food drive at the Church of Our Redeemer on May 13. Volunteers moved, sorted and unloaded canned goods and other donations for the Interfaith Food Pantry. On May 17, Lex Eat Together reserved slots for Redeemer parishioners. And ... [Read more...]
  • J2A dinner and auction a success (6/27/2017) - On Friday, April 28, our J2A youth hosted their final big fundraiser for the summer pilgrimage to Zion National Park. The menu included a delicious international buffet, hosted by the parents of the pilgrims. Our talented Highway 49 provided the music. Parishioners bid on a treasure trove of auction items, including vacation cabins, Red Sox ... [Read more...]
  • Special end-of-year recognitions (6/27/2017) - On Sunday, May 7, we recognized our Rite 13 class.   We were joined by four students from Esperanza Academy in Lawrence as well as Allison Caffrey, Director of Development, and Sarah Young, Associate Director of Development.   On May 21, we celebrated Youth Sunday, which included sermons by three graduating high school seniors. It ... [Read more...]
  • Patriots Day Pancakes for refugee assistance a great success (6/27/2017) - By Ashley Rooney Our hard-working pancake crew made over $2,000 on the breakfast with another $200 contributed. Marianne Boswell, the President of Lexington Refugee Assistance Program or LexRAP, says, “It is not just that you all raised over two thousand dollars for LexRAP, it is that you helped raise awareness in town with your signs and your ... [Read more...]
  • Lexington’s Interfaith Garden Welcomes Volunteers (4/5/2017) -   It’s spring at Lexington’s Interfaith Garden where volunteers from all over town join together to grow organic produce for Lexington’s Food Pantry. The Garden has produced over 5 tons of three dozen different organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers since its beginning in 2010. Each season over 500 volunteer spots need to be filled. We ... [Read more...]
  • Patriot’s Day Pancakes Support Refugees (4/5/2017) - By Ashley Rooney Like many communities of faith in Lexington, the Church of Our Redeemer (6 Meriam St.)  has a longstanding history working with refugees in this county. They were involved in the Hungarian crisis in the ’50s and the Cambodians in the ’80s. This year they have decided to use the profits from the ... [Read more...]
  • Redeemer Members Serve as Science Fair Judges (4/5/2017) - By Maria Ong For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Church of Our Redeemer were involved in the Esperanza Academy’s Science Fair, held on March 21. Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free, all-girls middle school in the Episcopal tradition in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Supporting the school and its girls — through donations and community service ... [Read more...]
  • Cara K.: Self-Professed “Church Nerd” (4/5/2017) - By Maria Ong Cara is a native of Lexington, a graduate of Lexington High School, and a decade-long member of the Church of Our Redeemer. Tell me about yourself. I live with my husband and two daughters (with another child on the way) and three cats. We’ve been going to Redeemer for eleven years this ... [Read more...]