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  • Christian Formation Programs for Children and Youth (9/4/2017) - Registration (9/10) and First Day (9/17) Our wonderful children’s formation program, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium), is starting soon! On Kick-Off Sunday, September 10, during the cookout there will be registration for Atrium and J2A classes. Registration paperwork will be posted to the website under the FORMATION tab. We will also have hard ... [Read more...]
  • The Holy Task of Dismantling Racism (9/1/2017) - On Saturday, August 19th, I joined with tens of thousands of marchers processing through the streets of Boston speaking against acts of white supremacy. Again and again throughout the boisterous crowd I found Episcopal clergy, as well as other denominations. I marched alongside my wife and mother. We prayed, we sang, we chanted, we sweat, ... [Read more...]
  • Fall Kick-Off Sunday is September 10 (8/30/2017) - Redeemer’s fall program year will begin on Sunday, September 10th at the 9:30am service. Our choir and acolytes will be back from their summer break, and during worship we will have a special Blessing of the Backpacks for all of those (pre-school to PhD) returning to school this fall. The service will be followed by ... [Read more...]
  • Blessing of the Backpacks on Sept. 10 (8/30/2017) - Going back to school, or going to a new school, can be anxious experiences for students, teachers, and parents. It can also be a time to celebrate growth and transition to a new phase of growing up. Wishing to acknowledge all these things, The Church of Our Redeemer will celebrate the beginning of the fall ... [Read more...]
  • Lex Unwind Music and Movie Night coming Sept 15! (8/7/2017) - On Friday, September 15 starting at 6:30 PM, Redeemer will host the first in a series of FREE Music and Movie Nights in the Great Hall. The first event will feature live music by “The Elements,” a group of young musicians from Chelmsford performing their covers of classic and current hits from 7 to 8 PM. Don’t miss this ... [Read more...]
  • 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...]