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Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church - The Bronx, New York.  A Parish of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod where “God’s People Pray.”


Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, by God’s grace, is a praying community of service that receives, teaches, celebrates and shares Christ Jesus.

Mission Statement

Advent is a time of great expectations.


Spirit-Enabled Speaking

“as the Spirit enabled them to speak…” (Acts 2:4 CEB)...


“I shall live.…” (Psalm 118:17)

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Saturday Liturgy: 7PM

Sunday Liturgies: 8AM & 11AM

Wednesday Liturgy: 7:30PM

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The Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, Pastor

Dcs. Raquel A. Rojas, Deaconess

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 + Members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tremont, The Bronx, NY

 + Aaron Daughtrey (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

+ Cheryl Daughtrey (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

+  Walter Daughtrey (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

 + Alisa Mccants (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

+ Henry Mccants III (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

+ Henry Mccants V (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

+ Darryl Thompson (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

 + Irene Thompson (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

 + Jared Thompson (Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY)

Let us rejoice and welcome our sisters and brothers from St. Paul’s and Trinity as they join this praying community of service that receives, teaches, celebrates, and shares Christ Jesus!


SOME FEAST DAYS AND SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES ON THE HORIZON.  As we are parish where “God’s People Pray,” there are a number of worship services for special holidays and feast days of which we should be aware and which we should note as we plan to participate as the Body of Christ.  Please make every effort to attend these.

October 31  Reformation Day (red)    11AM and 7:30PM

    (Please note new time.)

November 1 All Saints’ Day (white)    12Noon and 7:30PM

November 2 All Souls’ Day (white)          10AM and 7:30PM (with EYES)

November 21 National Day of Thanksgiving (white) 7:30PM

November 22 National Day of Thanksgiving (white) 10AM

November 24 Christ the King (white)    7PM

November 25 Christ the King (white)    8AM and 11AM

November 30 St. Andrew, Apostle (red)         10AM and 7:30PM (with EYES)

December 21 St. Thomas, Apostle (red)         10AM and 7:30PM (with EYES)

December 24 ChristMass Eve (white)    3:30PM and 7:30PM

December 25 ChristMass Day (white)    10AM

December 26 St. Stephen (red)     7:30PM (Christmas Program)

December 27 St. John, Evangelist (white)   7:30PM

December 28 Holy Innocents of Bethehem (red)  10AM and 7:30PM

December 31 New Year’s Eve (white)    7:30PM (prayers at 11:30PM)

January 1  Holy Name of Jesus (white)   7:30PM



November 11 at 11AM

 Avery Newland (Christine Newland’s child)

December 2 at 11AM

 Kaila Dakota Hewitt (Kason and Diane Hewitt’s child)


REFORMATION DAY.  The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Reformation Day—Wednesday October 31—at 11AM and 7:30PM.


ALL SAINTS DAY.  The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on All Saints’ Day—Thursday, November 1—at 12Noon and 7:30PM.


ALL SOULS’ DAY. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on All Souls’ Day—Friday, November 2—at 10AM (followed by Bible Study) and 7:30PM.


NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING LITURGIES.  We shall have Liturgies for the National Day of Thanksgiving on

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30PM

Thursday, November 22 at 10AM

Please bring canned good items along with your financial offering as we collect food for our Redeemer Food Pantry.  Items to bring are listed below.


WE NEED FOOD FOR OUR FOOD PANTRY.   As our food pantry continues to be used by people in our neighborhood, parishioners are asked to donate to our food pantry.

+canned vegetables and beans                +canned stews

+canned soups of all kinds (chicken noodle, chunky chicken, vegetable, etc.)

+canned ravioli or spaghetti and meatballs       +canned fruit

+canned solid chicken           +canned tuna

+Vienna sausage         +canned tomato sauce for beans

Please make sure that items you bring are in cans.  The Redeemer Food Pantry is open on the second Thursday of each month from 1PM to 3PM.


FAMILY FUN NIGHT AND BREAKFAST FOR DINNER IS BACK!  Family Fun Night and Breakfast for Dinner is back at Redeemer this year on Friday, November 23 at 7PM.  Come, eat, play, and enjoy our Lord’s gifts in the undercroft.


SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP HOURS BEING HOSTED AND THE LIKE.  Be sure to note the following special fellowship hours being hosted by various people and auxiliaries at Redeemer after the Saturday and Sunday Liturgies:

October 27-28  WRISTS Bake Sale

November 3-4 EYES Pancake Sale

December 2  WRISTS hosts at 8AM and 11AM and Hewitt Family (11AM)

December 16  LIPS hosts Lenore Wittrock Ressmeyer’s 90th birthday weekend


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR SPECIAL MUSIC.  Be sure to watch for any changes that may be made.

October 31  ensemble

November 1 LUNGS (7:30PM)

November 2 EYES (7:30PM)

November 4 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

November 11  Older Sunday School (11AM)

November 18  EYES (11AM)

November 21 EYES (7:30PM)

November 22 LUNGS (10AM)

November 25 ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

December 2 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 9 ensemble

December 16 EYES (11AM)

December 23 ensemble

December 24 ARMS (3:30PM); EYES (7:30PM)

December 25 LUNGS (10AM)

December 28 Sunday School Christmas Program (7:30PM)

December 30 EYES (11AM)

December 31 LUNGS (7:30PM)

January 6  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 13  EYES (8AM and 11AM)

January 20  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

January 27  Younger Sunday School (11AM)

February 3  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

February 10  EYES (11AM)

February 17  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

February 24  Older Sunday School (11AM)

March 3  EYES (11AM)

March 6  LUNGS (7:30PM)

March 10  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

March 17  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

March 24  Younger Sunday School (11AM)

March 31  ensemble

April 7  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

April 14  EYES (11AM)

April 16  Concordia University St. Paul (7:30PM)

April 18  LUNGS (7:30PM)

April 19  ARMS (12Noon and 7:30PM)

April 20  LUNGS (7:30PM)

April 21  ensemble (8AM); LUNGS (10AM); EYES (12Noon)

April 28  ensemble

May 5  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

May 12  EYES (11AM)

May 19  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

May 26  Older Sunday School

May 30  LUNGS (7:30PM)

June 2  ensemble

June 8  LUNGS (7:30PM)

June 9  EYES (11AM)

June 16  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

June 23  Younger and Older Sunday School (7:30PM)

June 30  EYES (11AM)


LCMS NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING.  A number of youth and adults are attending the upcoming Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota this summer (July 11-15).  The cost per person is $1500.  Thanks be to God for those who have been supporting our young people with their donations and even underwriting the cost of a youth to attend.  Thanks be to God also for our auxiliaries that are supporting this fundraising effort and giving money for youth to attend the gathering (LEGS, LIPS, WRISTS).  Thanks be to God for EYES for their many fundraisers to pay for this youth gathering as well.

The following people have been registered to attend:


Kenisha Barrett

Kayla Cummings

Michelle Danville

Madison Kelly

Lauren Lucario

Delano Mallet

Jayson Rochester

Jonathan Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez

Nathan Seoprasad

Rasheed Smikle

Marques Van Duyne


Chanel Cummings

Eric Sandblom



Let us continue to keep all in our prayers.


PANCAKE SALE.  Redeemer EYES is hosting a Pancake Sale on the weekend of November 3-4 after the Liturgies.  The proceeds of this fundraiser will support their attendance of the LCMS National Youth Gathering this summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES WEEKEND.  On the weekend of November 3-4, we shall give thanks especially for the work of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services ( during our Liturgies.


COAT SALE.  The WRISTS coat sale is on November 17-18 after the Liturgies.  If you have coats that you would like to donate for this sale, please bring the clean coats to Redeemer.  Sweaters, jackets and hoodies will be accepted as well, but no shoes and other items.  After the weekend of November 17-18, the coats will be taken away so that people who are cold may have them for their use this winter.


EYES FUNDRAISER WEEKEND.  EYES is having a sale of items on the weekend of December 1-2.  Let us support our young people and shop for Christmas at the same time.


LIPS MEETINGS.  Redeemer LIPS (Ladies In Prayer and Service) has changed its meeting time.  Please note the following general meeting dates at 7:30PM

(No meetings in July and August)

November 5  December 3


DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE!  This is part of our civic duty as followers of Christ.

 General Election Day: November 6

Here are some other important dates to remember in conjunction with the elections:

October 30  last day to postmark absentee ballot application

November 5 last day to apply in person for absentee ballot

   last day to postmark absentee ballot

(must be received by Board of Election by November 13)

November 6 General Election

   last day to deliver absentee ballot in person

For more information, please go to


MUSIC CLASSES AVAILABLE.  Arts in Mission-NY (AIM), a musical outreach of our sister congregation St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (7 St. Mark’s Place in Yonkers, NY), is accepting registrations for the fall semester.  AIM's curriculum, designed for young musicians ranging from infancy through preschool, brings young children and their caretakers together to sing, play instruments, and dance in a Christian community of faith.  The fall 12-week semester includes a 30-minute music and movement class followed by a 30-minute playgroup.  Classes are on Monday or Thursday mornings and begin in late September.  For more information, visit the Undercroft bulletin board, visit, or call "Dr. Jean" at 914-315-4246.  See Cantor Boehler for more information.


THE 5K IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 10 at 8:30AM.  It was postponed because of the inclement

weather.  For more information, please communicate with Deaconess.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HOUR is every Sunday at 9:45AM.  Age-appropriate sessions are offered for all ages.  Please participate and grow in your understanding and appreciation of the Word of the Lord.


FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets at 10AM during the academic year (September through June) as volunteers bring breakfast food to share.  The session usually concludes by 11:45AM or 12Noon.  Regular sessions resume on September 7.


SOME NEW AND BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK FOR REDEEMER.  Our sister congregation, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tremont, has disbanded.  Some of the artwork from their building is with us at Redeemer (crucifix in the front, two other crosses on the walls of the nave, paintings in the stairwells, Good Shepherd statue in Our Lady’s Chapel along with an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, etc.)  As we begin this newest chapter of our lives together in The Bronx, the fellowship that we enjoy with our sisters and brothers from that parish gives us more reasons to rejoice.


POSTAGE STAMPS ARE NEEDED.  The LWML is collecting used postage stamps to help fund ministry to the blind and to the deaf.  Please bring the envelope with the stamp on it (so that the stamp may be cut in the proper way) and place it in the “Old Stamps” mailbox downstairs outside the undercroft by the restrooms.


FILL YOUR MITE BOX.  Please continue to use the mite boxes.  If you need one, they are in a basket under the narthex pew (in the back of the church).  The money from the mite boxes are used to pay for the Mission Grant from the Atlantic District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  Redeemer is receiving a grant from the 2014-2015 biennium through the money collected in these mite boxes throughout the Atlantic District. Full Mite Boxes may be placed in Cecile Walker’s mailbox downstairs outside the undercroft by the restrooms.  Thank you.


THE ADULT CATECHUMENATE meets on Sundays at 9:45AM. If you are not yet baptized, not yet confirmed, want to join this congregation or want to learn more about this congregation or the Christian faith, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.


THE YOUTH CATECHUMENATE meets on Wednesdays at 5PM and Fridays at 7PM.  If you are in grades 7-12 are not baptized, confirmed, or receiving the Lord’s Supper or if you want to join the Church, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.


SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP HOURS BEING HOSTED.  Be sure to note the following special fellowship hours being hosted by various people and auxiliaries at Redeemer:

October 27-28:  WRISTS Bake Sale

November 3-4:  EYES Pancake Sale

December 2:  WRISTS hosts at 8AM and 11AM and the Hewitt Family (11AM)

December 16:  LIPS hosting Lenore Wittrock’s 90th birthday celebration

For information about fellowship after the 7PM Liturgy, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.

For information about fellowship after the 8AM Liturgy, please communicate with Janet Swaby and Joan Reid.

For information about fellowship after the 11AM Liturgy, please communicate with Samantha Hewitt and Claudette Morrison.

As always, refreshments are offered after each Liturgy, providing opportunity for ongoing fellowship and sharing.


PURCHASE WITH PURPOSE:  AMAZON SMILE FOUNDATION.  AMAZON SMILE is offering a matching funds opportunity for those who shop using them and listing Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Bronx as the beneficiary.  This is the link for those who wish to add Redeemer as their beneficiary:

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU.  131 people now receive their quarterly financial contribution statements via e-mail.  This is an efficient manner to receive information that saves paper and postage.  If you are interested in receiving your statement by email, please email


SOME REQUESTS CONNECTED WITH USING OFFERING ENVELOPES.  As you use offering envelopes, the following will be helpful for Redeemer as we keep records for contributors:

1. Discard all envelopes from the previous year.  Do not use envelopes from previous years.

2. Do not change the dates on the envelopes; keep the dates that are printed on them.

3. Use the offering envelopes you were assigned this year for your monetary contributions this year.

4. Include your envelope number with any special contributions you make.

5. Unless a contribution has been designated to a special offering, it will be allocated to the general fund.

Thank you for all your contributions as Redeemer “receives, teaches, celebrates and shares Christ Jesus.”


ANOINTING WITH OIL FOR HEALING.  After the 7PM, 8AM and 11AM Liturgies on the following days and before the 8AM Liturgies on these days, the anointing with oil and the laying on of hands for healing will occur.

2018:  November 3-4  December 1-2

Pastor will be available from 7:40AM until 7:55AM on Anointing with Oil for Healing days for those who can come before the 8AM Liturgy begins.  Coming at this time helps people to get to the Religious Education Hour activities in a timely way.



Voters’ Assembly meetings are ordinarily conducted in the undercroft at 7:45PM, unless indicated otherwise.  Here are the dates for the Voters’ Assembly meetings:

2018:  November 25 at 9:45AM in the nave

  December 17



+ A number of people were oriented to the Voters’ Assembly of Redeemer.

+ Redeemer was in the red by nearly $22,000 as of the end of September.  People are

encouraged to catch up on their offerings and to be as faith-filled and generous as possible in the days ahead.

+ The following people were elected at Trustees for 2019:

President   Dr. Alisa Spivey Caraballo

First Vice-President Mr. Kennard Verapen

Second Vice-President Mr. Raheid Gathers

Treasurer   Ms Melda Hughes

Financial Secretary Ms Shoba Rampersaud

Secretary   Ms Pauline Flowers

Trustee-at-Large  Ms Chanel Cummings

Trustee-at-Large  Mr. Keith Morris

 Thanks to our Lord was offered for our trustees.

+ Special thanks was offered for Phyllis Rochester who is completing her term as a

Trustee at Large at the end of this calendar year.

+ An update about St. Paul Tremont was offered as we move forward in faith.


PARISH CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS.  Copies are available in the mailbox in the undercroft called “Parish Constitution.”


JOINING THE VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY.  The Voters’ Assembly is the official voting body of our parish, making decisions especially with respect to the custody of real and personal property, temporalities, revenues and the administration of ecclesiastical affairs.  Please communicate with Pastor if you are interested in becoming a voting member of the parish.


WE CONTINUE TO COLLECT BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for The Lutheran School of Our Saviour in the Bronx.  If you have any, please bring them to the “Box Tops” mailbox downstairs just outside the undercroft.


PLEASE BRING IN YOUR CARTRIDGES.  Empty inkjet printer cartridges and empty laser printer cartridges can be used by Redeemer’s office to help offset the prices for our office supplies.  They can really add up.  Please bring them to Carol Sandblom so that we may exchange them for significant discounts for office supplies.  This is a great money-saver for our parish.  Thank you to all who have contributed.

A Brief History

By the mercy of Almighty God, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, New York, was founded in 1928.


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