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.

  • Worship Space Renovation (3/6/2019) - On Sunday, March 3rd, we had a wonderful forum to continue our discussion of potential renovations to our worship space. Over 70 people attended and engaged small group discussions about the values we want our worship space to reflect. Each person then wrote 3 values down on a notecard. The word art below sums up…
  • 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.
  • Greetings from Santiago! Photos from Rev. Andrew's Sabbatical (6/25/2018) - Rev. Andrew Goldhor, our Assistant Rector, has spent his sabbatical walking the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route through Spain which ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. He writes, “We are just two days away from Santiago! We have met a ton of interesting people and seen a lot. It seems like…
  • 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: http://themissioninstitute.org/ 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