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Saturday Liturgy: 7PM

Sunday Liturgies: 8AM & 11AM

Wednesday Liturgy: 7:30PM

 

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    PLEASE JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP (food and beverages) AFTER THE LITURGIES.

    Typically:  after 7PM Liturgy and 8AM Liturgy—in the narthex (where our coats are hung)

    After 11AM Liturgy—in the undercroft (downstairs)

     

    Remember: Many weekly events (Liturgies, classes, etc.) are not listed in these notes.

    August 7   National Night Out Against Crime

    August 10   EYES meeting at Redeemer

    August 11   HEARTS and EYES Jones Beach Trip

    August 9   Food Pantry, 1PM

    August 15   VBS preparation

        Liturgy—St. Mary, Mother of our Lord, 7:30PM

    August 17   Friday Morning Bible Study and Eucharist at 10AM

    Vacation Bible School staff meeting at 12Noon

    EYES meets at 7PM

    August 19-26  Vacation Bible School, 9AM-12:15PM

    August 31   EYES meets

    September 7  EYES meets—Rally Day for EYES

    September 8  LEGS meets at 9AM

        ARMS rehearsals begin at 3PM

    September 8-9  Redeemer Rally after each Liturgy

    September 10  WRISTS meets at 12Noon

    September 13  Food Pantry, 1PM

    September 14  LIPS meets at 7:30PM

    September 15  LEGS breakfast at a diner, 9AM

    September 20-21  EYES National Youth Gathering Fundraisers after Liturgies

    September 29  Religious Educators’ Meeting from 10AM to 1PM

    October 1    WRISTS meets at 12Noon

    October 6   LEGS meets at 9AM

     October 6-7  EYES National Youth Gathering Fundraisers after Liturgies

    October 11   Food Pantry, 1PM

    October 12   LIPS meets at 7:30PM

    October 18   WRISTS Westchester Dinner Theatre Trip: “Newsies”

    October 20   Circuit Forum at St. Mark’s, Yonkers at 9AM

    October 20-21  LEGS Chicken Leg Sale after the Liturgies

    October 27   FEET 5K at 8:30AM

    November 3  LEGS meets at 9AM

    November 5  WRISTS meets at 12Noon

    November 8  Food Pantry, 1PM

    November 9  LIPS meets at 7:30PM

    December 1  LEGS meets at 9AM

    December 3  WRISTS meets at 12Noon (possible luncheon date)

    December 13  Food Pantry, 1PM

    December 14  LIPS meets at 7:30PM

    December 24  Christmas Eve Liturgy at 3:30PM

        Christmas Eve Liturgy at 7:30PM

    December 25  Christmas Day Liturgy at 10AM

    December 26  St. Stephen’s Liturgy at 7:30PM

    December 27  Sunday School Christmas Program dress rehearsal

        St. John the Evangelist and Apostle Liturgy at 7:30PM

    December 27  Sunday School Christmas Program at 7:30PM

    December 31  New Year’s Eve Liturgy at 7:30PM

        Prayers at 11:30PM through midnight

    January 1   Holy Name of Jesus Liturgy at 7:30PM

    January 19-20  EYES National Youth Gathering Fundraisers after Liturgies

    February 3   African American History Month Presentation, 2PM

    March 6   Ash Wednesday Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    March 13   Midweek Lenten Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    March 16   Tentative Date for LIPS Luncheon at 10:30AM

    March 20   Midweek Lenten Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    March 25   Annunciation of Our Lord Liturgy at 7:45PM

    March 27   Midweek Lenten Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    March 30   Tentative Date for LEGS Breakfast at 10:30AM

    April 3   Midweek Lenten Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    April 10   Midweek Lenten Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    April 13   Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday Liturgy at 7PM

    April 14   Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday Liturgies at 8AM and 11AM

        Parade at 9:45AM and 1:30PM

    April 16   Chrism Mass at 7:30PM

    April 20   Great Vigil of Easter Liturgy at 7:30PM

    April 21   Resurrection of our Lord

        Liturgies at 8AM, 10AM, 12Noon

        Breakfast from 9AM to 11:30AM

    April 26   Gospel of Mark Presentation (Concordia Seminary)

    April 27-28   EYES National Youth Gathering Fundraisers after Liturgies

    May 30   Ascension Day Liturgies at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    June 8   Vigil of Pentecost at 7:30PM

    June 9   Festival of Pentecost Liturgies at 8AM and 11AM

    June 20-23   Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention

    (Mobile, Alabama)

    July 11-16   LCMS National Youth Gathering (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

    July 20-23   Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Convention (Tampa,

    Florida)

    September 21  WRISTS High Tea

     

    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.

    August 15  St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord (white) 7:30PM

    August 24  St. Bartholomew, Apostle (red)  1PM and 7:30PM (with EYES)

    August 29  Beheading of St. John the Baptist (red) 7:30PM

    September 14 Holy Cross Day (red)    10AM and 7:30PM

    September 21 St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (red) 10AM and 7:30PM

    October 18  St. Luke, Evangelist (red)   7:30PM

    October 23  St. James of Jerusalem (red)   7:30PM

    October 27  St. Simon and St. Jude (red)   7PM

    October 28  St. Simon and St. Jude (red)   8AM and 11AM

    October 31  Reformation Day (red)    12Noon and 7:30PM

    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

     

    MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ROBERTO SANTIAGO II.  During the 7PM Liturgy on August 25, we shall have a special time of remembrance of the late Roberto Santiago II.  As we remember him, let us comfort each other with the hope of the resurrection of all flesh in Christ Jesus.

     

    BREAKFAST AT A DINER FOR MALES.  LEGS is having breakfast at a diner for boys and men on September 15.   Please mark your calendars for this.  Please contact LEGS President John Swaby or the Parish Office for more information.

     

    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)

    September 10  October 1  November 5  December 3 at 7:30PM

     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.  Vacation Bible School 2018 at Redeemer is from Sunday, August 19 through Sunday, August 26 from 9AM to 12:15PM (Saturday, August 25 is from 11AM to 3PM.  The theme is “24/7: Jesus Makes a Way Every Day.”

     

    REDEEMER RALLY WEEKEND.  Instead of “Rally Day,” this year we shall have a “Redeemer Rally” after each of our worship services on the weekend of September 8-9.  You will have a chance to explore the many auxiliaries and activities of Redeemer and have an opportunity to embrace new ways to “receive, teach, celebrate and share Christ Jesus.” Reserve the weekend and prepare for a spectacular time!

     

    SAVE THE DATE—FEET 5K.  FEET is hosting a 5K on Saturday, October 27.  Participants start the 5K at 8:30AM at the Bronx River Parkway south of 233rd Street.  Please note the new date.

     

    VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING FOR ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF TREMONT.  The voters of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tremont are meeting on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2PM at Redeemer.

     

    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 May) as volunteers bring breakfast food to share.  The session usually concludes by 11:45AM or 12Noon.

    Summer sessions will be conducted on the following days:

    August 17 August 24 (Vacation Bible School)

    Regular sessions resume on September 7.

     

    JONES BEACH TRIP.  August 4 is the HEARTS and EYES trip to Jones Beach. August 11 is the alternate date.  If you wish to go or meet us at the beach, please contact the Parish Office by August 1 so that we may coordinate the details with you and you do not miss the Holy Eucharist being celebrated there.

     

    SAVE THE DATE—NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME.  August 7 is the National Night Out Against Crime.  Our 47th Precinct is participating this year and so is Redeemer.  A Prayer March is scheduled to begin at 222nd Street and Laconia Avenue at 4:15PM.  Redeemer will participate with a table at the venue in front of the 47th Precinct from 3PM to approximately 8PM.

     

    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.

     

    IT IS TIME TO DO IT.  If you would like to join this parish, explore the Christian faith, get baptized or start receiving the Lord’s Supper, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor so that you may participate in the Catechumenate.  Learning sessions are ordinarily on Sundays at 9:45AM for adults (Adult Catechumenate) and on Wednesdays at 5PM for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate

     

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

    September 16: WRISTS hosting at 8AM and 11AM

    October 20-21:  LEGS Chicken Leg Sale

    October 27-28:  WRISTS Bake Sale

    December 2:  WRISTS hosts at 8AM and 11AM

    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.

     

    AMAZON SMILE FOUNDATION.  Once again, 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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-1869316 and Amazon donates to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates

     

    SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are available.  Please note that the Second Quarter of the fiscal year ended on June 24, 2018.

    Be sure to remember that the quarters are as follows:

    The First Quarter ended on March 25, 2018.

    The Second Quarter ended on June 24, 2018.

    The Third Quarter ends on September 30, 2018.

    The Fourth Quarter & 2018 ends on December 31, 2018.

    You may receive the statement a month or so after the quarter ends, but do remember that those statements only include the giving from the specified quarter of the year.

     

    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU.  Over 115 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 financialsecretary@redeemerlutheranbronx.org

     

    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:  August 4-5   September 1-2 October 6-7 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.

     

    BRICKS.  Order yours today for $80.00 dollars.  Forms are available at www.redeemerlutheranbronx.org, in the mail slot outside the restrooms on the lower level, or from the parish office.  The profits assist us with our capital improvement projects at Redeemer.  Purchase a brick or more today.

     

    VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETINGS:

    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:  September 24

      October 21 at 9:45AM in the nave

      November 25 at 9:45AM in the nave

      December 17

     

    SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING:

    + For the first five months (January through May), Redeemer was in the red by $6300.

    + The Bylaws for Redeemer WRISTS were approved.

    + Representing Redeemer at the upcoming circuit forum will be lay delegate Jeanette Coulthurst and alternate lay delegate Raheid Gathers.

    + The Nominating Committee for the Trustees for 2019 are Claudette Morrison, Dahlia Rose Cummings and Jonathan Rodriguez.

     

    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.

     

    ALL PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.  As we continue to grow as a parish and as we celebrate the many parts of our mercy, witness and life together, here is a quick list of body parts and groups that we have at Redeemer:

    ARMS (Always Rejoicing in Movement and Song, liturgical dancers)

    EARS (Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song, formerly “Instrumental Ensemble,”

    a musical instrumental group)

    EYES (Energetic Youth Engaged in Service, a youth group)

    FEET (Fun and Educational Exercising Together, an exercise group)

    HANDS (Helping All to be Neighbors in the Divine Service, formerly “Ushers,” a

    hospitality group)

    HEARTS (Here, Eager And Ready To Serve, a young adults group)

    LAPS (Learning to Assist Parents and Seniors, a group for caretakers)

    LEGS (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service, a men’s group)

    LIPS (Ladies In Prayer and Service, a women’s group)

    LUNGS (Lifting Up the Name of God in Song, an adult choir)

    WRISTS (Women Rejoicing In Service To Society, a women’s group)

     

    PERIODICALS.  Lutheran periodicals and other educational periodicals are available for your reading in the undercroft next to the Music Room, to the left of the refrigerators.  The periodicals can give you information about happenings in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, institutions of the Synod and other agencies.  Feel free to read them while you are here.

     

    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.

     

    JOB AVAILABLE.  Pastor Morris Mayer is looking for a part-time bookkeeper for 15-20 hours per week, $25.00 per hour but the candidate must have education in accounting or experience.  Kindly spread the word and have interested persons contact Terry Vidal at terry.n.vidal@gmail.com.

     

    MINISTRY AMONG GUYANESE 25TH ANNIVERSARY WORSHIP SERVICE.  Ministry Among Guyanese is having its 25th anniversary worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church 102-28 129th Street in Richmond Hill, New York on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4PM.  St. Paul’s telephone number is 718.849.5681.

  • Liturgy

    “To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:35)

     

    WORSHIP THE LORD WITH GLADNESS.  Our Lord has blessed us with multiple opportunities to come to His house for worship every week at Redeemer.

    Saturdays at 7PM

    Sundays at 8AM

    Sundays at 11AM

    Wednesdays at 7:30PM

    Fridays at 10AM (unless the Friday Morning Bible Study does not meet)

     

    IT IS TIME TO GO FORWARD IN FAITH.  If you would like to join this parish, explore the Christian faith, get baptized or start receiving the Lord’s Supper, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor so that you may participate in the Catechumenate.  Learning sessions are ordinarily on Sundays at 9:45AM for adults (Adult Catechumenate) and on Wednesdays at 5PM for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate)

     

    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:  August 4-5   September 1-2 October 6-7 November 3-4  December 1-2

    2019: January 5-6  February 2-3 March 2-3 April 6-7 May 4-5

     June 1-2 July 6-7 August 3-4  September 7-8 October 5-6

     November 2-3 December 7-8

    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.

     

    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.

    August 15  St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord (white) 7:30PM

    August 24  St. Bartholomew, Apostle (red)  1PM and 7:30PM (with EYES)

    August 29  Beheading of St. John the Baptist (red) 7:30PM

    September 14 Holy Cross Day (red)    10AM and 7:30PM

    September 21 St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (red) 10AM and 7:30PM

    September 29 St. Michael and All Angels   7PM

    October 18  St. Luke, Evangelist (red)   7:30PM

    October 23  St. James of Jerusalem (red)   7:30PM

    October 27  St. Simon and St. Jude (red)   7PM

    October 28  St. Simon and St. Jude (red)   8AM and 11AM

    October 31  Reformation Day (red)    12Noon and 7:30PM

    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

    January 6  Epiphany of Our Lord (white)   8AM and 11AM

    January 18  Confession of St. Peter (white)   10AM and 7:30PM

    January 25  Conversion of St. Paul (white)   10AM and 7:30PM

    February 2  Presentation of Our Lord (white)  9AM (LEGS) and 7PM

    February 24  St. Matthias, Apostle (red)   8AM and 11AM

    March 2  Transfiguration of Our Lord (white)  7PM

    March 3  Transfiguration of Our Lord (white)  8AM and 11AM

    March 6  Ash Wednesday (black)    12Noon and 7:30PM

    March 25  Annunciation of Our Lord (white)  7:45PM (before Voters’

    Assembly Meeting)

    April 25  St. Mark, Evangelist (red)   7:30PM

    May 1  St. Phillip and St. James, Apostles (red) 7:30PM

    May 30  Ascension Day (white)    12Noon and 7:30PM

    May 31  Visitation (white)     10AM and 7:30PM

    June 11  St. Barnabas, Apostle (red)   7:30PM

    June 24  Nativity of St. John the Baptist  (white)  7:45PM (before Voters’

    Assembly Meeting)

    June 25  Presentation of the Augsburg Confession 7:30PM

    June 29  St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles (red)  7PM

     

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  • Stewardship

    “Contribute to the needs of the saints.” (Romans 12:13)

     

    GIVING IS WHAT GOD AND HIS PEOPLE DO.  Our Lord gives us money, food, clothing, shelter, family, friends and much more.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, we give our lives in service to Him, giving our time, talent and money for the Kingdom’s extension among us.  As the Body of Christ, giving is part of our nature; we do so because nothing belongs to us and all belongs to God.  If you wish to receive offering envelopes, please contact the Parish Office, Deaconess or Pastor.

     

    ELECTRONIC GIVING.

    You may give electronically to Redeemer in two ways:

    1. Online giving.  Simply go to our website (www.redeemerlutheranbronx.org) to “DONATE” and follow the instructions indicated.

    2. Directly from your bank.  A number of Redeemer parishioners already do this.  You instruct your bank to deduct funds from your account and send the funds directly to Redeemer.  It can be as simple as designating Redeemer as one of the “bills” that you pay on your account and you give the bank Redeemer’s name and address so that the money is sent at intervals of your preference.

    All electronic donations are considered received at the time the donations are made and cannot be designated to past or future dates.  If you have questions, please communicate with Shoba Rampersaud, Melda Hughes, Naresh Seoprasad (electronic giving) or Pastor.

     

    USE THE MAIL.  A number of parishioners contribute monetary offerings by sending a check via the United States Postal Service to Redeemer, especially when their work schedules or other issues prevent them from coming to church regularly.  Some even drop their envelope/envelopes by Redeemer by putting them in the mail slot of the Parish Office door.  You can do that, too.

     

    PEW ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE.  If you have forgotten your offering envelope at home or if you do not have one, you may use the pew envelopes for your offerings.   They are located in the hymnal racks right in front of you when you are seated in a pew for worship.  If you have an envelope number, please include that envelope number on the envelope and check along with any contribution you make so that accurate records may be provided to you of your giving.

     

    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.”

     

    QUARTERLY STATEMENTS.  Quarterly giving statements are available from our Financial Secretary.  Be sure to remember that the quarters are

    The First Quarter ended on March 25, 2018.

    The Second Quarter ended on June 24, 2018.

    The Third Quarter ends on September 30, 2018.

    The Fourth Quarter & 2018 ends on December 31, 2018.

    You may receive the statement a month or so after the quarter ends, but do remember that those statements only include the giving from the specified quarter of the year.

     

    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 fruit

    +canned solid chicken

    +canned tuna

    +Vienna sausage

    +canned tomato sauce for beans

    Please do not bring food that is boxed or bagged.  Please make sure items are in cans.

    Thank you for your help with this vital gift to people in our neighborhood.

    The Redeemer Food Pantry is open on the second Thursday of each month from 1PM to 3PM.

     

    Looking for a Project to Fund?

    Please prayerfully consider these.

     

    THE MUSIC FUND.  Now that Theodora has been installed, there remain a few projects on it that need attention this year to make it even better.  One important project is the replacement of a rank of pipes in the pedal that will help the organ sound even better.  Pipe organs require regular maintenance (tuning, servicing, etc.).  We also have other music needs in our parish.  Your contributions to the Music Fund support the music of our parish as we serve our Lord and our neighborhood.

     

    UNDERCROFT RENOVATION.  This multi-faceted project includes the following projects:

     + updating and renovating the kitchen

     + installing new flooring for the undercroft and kitchen

     + adding permanent electronic equipment for projection capability

     +air conditioning the undercroft

     

    OUTDOOR TELEVISION.  As people have screens in their pockets with their electronic devices, people are accustomed to looking at screens to learn information.  Many people drive and walk by Redeemer every day.  An outdoor television could show pictures, videos and announcements so that those who pass by could learn about what our Lord is doing at Redeemer and see how they could become part of this praying community of service.  $20,000 would make this work.

     

    LIGHTNING RODS.  Our insurance company wants us to install lightning rods on our building.  It is about being prepared.  The estimate we received awhile ago was $10,000.  Protecting the building would be a wise investment.

     

    IMRPOVED LIGHTING.  Both the Catechist Rosa Room and Our Lady’s Chapel are in need of additional lighting to set a prayerful mood in the room and to facilitate the use of computer technology.  A few thousand dollars could get this project completed and behind us.

     

    STAINED GLASS WINDOW PROTECTION.  Those who visit Redeemer often marvel at the windows depicting stories in Christ’s life.  They are very expensive.  Each window pane costs $900 to replace, so stained glass window protection seems like a no-brainer.  That protection costs $30,000 to install.  Each day we remain unprotected is a day we take a chance that we do not need to take.  Please help us preserve the story for future generations and contribute to this project.

     

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  • Fellowship

    “So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of each other.” (Romans 12:5)

     

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES AFTER THE LITURGIES.  After the 7PM and 8AM Liturgies, please join us for refreshments in the narthex (the back of the church).  After the 11AM Liturgy, please join us for refreshments in the undercroft (downstairs).  If you are interested in hosting fellowship, assisting with set up, assisting with clean up or contributing goods, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor for the 7PM Liturgy, with Janet Swaby for the 8AM Liturgy, or with Samantha Hewitt for the 11AM Liturgy.

     

    YOU CAN DO THIS.  We need help with setting up, cleaning up, washing and drying dishes after the 11AM Liturgy.  If you can scrape off a plate, wipe down a table or scrub a pot, we need you!  So, if you see Samantha Hewitt or Claudette Morrison, just let them know you can help. Every effort is appreciated.  We are so blessed!

     

    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:

    September 16  WRISTS hosting at 8AM and 11AM

    October 20-21 LEGS Chicken Leg Sale

    October 27-28  WRISTS Bake Sale

    December 2  WRISTS hosts at 8AM and 11AM

     

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  • Education

    “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.” (Deuteronomy 6:6)

     

    SUNDAY SCHOOL meets at 9:30AM for breakfast and 9:45AM for sessions.  Newborns through kindergarten meet in the Parish House.  First graders through 12th graders meet in the undercroft (before splitting into age groups).  Adults in the Catechumenate meet in the Catechist Rosa Room (upstairs above the sanctuary) unless directed otherwise.  Other adults meet in the nave of the church (the sanctuary) for class.

     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.  Vacation Bible School 2018 at Redeemer is from Sunday, August 19 through Sunday, August 26 from 9AM to 12:15PM (Saturday, August 25 is from 11AM to 3PM.  The theme is “24/7: Jesus Makes a Way Every Day.”

     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STAFF MEETING.  A make-up session for those who missed the meeting earlier this summer is being conducted on Friday, August 17 at 12Noon.

     

    HOMEWORK HELP.  Please see the “Homework Help” section in this folder.

     

    FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets at 10AM during the academic year (September through May) as volunteers bring breakfast food to share.  The session usually concludes by 11:45AM or 12Noon.   Although regular sessions resume on September 7, there are a number of special sessions scheduled for the summer: August 17 and August 24 (VBS)

     

    EYES MEETINGS (youth) are on Fridays at 7PM unless there are trips scheduled.

     

    ADULT BIBLE STUDY.  Between the Sunday Liturgies (at 9:45AM), come and join us for theological study.

     

    YOUTH CATECHUMENATE AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES meet on Wednesdays from 5PM to 6:30PM during the academic year.

     

    HOW TO JOIN THIS CONGREGATION.  If you are not yet a member of Redeemer, please speak with Deaconess Rojas or Pastor Taylor.  People join through The Catechumenate that meets normally during the 9:45AM Sunday morning Religious Education hour.

     

    IT IS TIME TO JOIN.  If you would like to join this parish, explore the Christian faith, get baptized or start receiving the Lord’s Supper, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor so that you may participate in the Catechumenate.  Learning sessions are ordinarily on Sundays at 9:45AM for adults (Adult Catechumenate) and on Wednesdays at 5PM for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate).

     

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATORS’ MEETING.  By popular demand, Pastor is conducting a session for Religious Educators on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10AM to 1PM.   Tips on how to structure lessons, how to read the Scriptures for lesson planning, how to plan lessons for multiple intelligences, etc. will be shared as we seek to do our best for those our Lord has entrusted us to teach.  Be sure to contact the Parish Office to indicate your attendance.

     

    SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.   The Sunday School Christmas Program is scheduled for Friday, December 28 at 7:30PM.

     

    DRESS REHEARSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.  The dress rehearsal for the Sunday School Christmas Program is on Thursday, December 27 at 1PM.

     

    AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION.  The African American History Month Presentation is on Sunday, February 3 at 2PM.

     

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  • Homework Help

    “Let the children come to me; and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of God” (St. Mark 10:14)

     

    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH HOMEWORK, SATs, OR REGENTS EXAMINATIONS, please contact Redeemer at 718.324.1288 or e-mail office@redeemerlutheranbronx.org to make inquiries about tutoring.  You may also communicate with LuJuana Butts, Barbara Workman, Jeanette Coulthurst, Melvin Butts, Deaconess or Pastor.

     

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  • Music

    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice.” (Philppians 4:4)

     

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

    September 9 ensemble

    September 16 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

    September 23 ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

    September 30 EYES (11AM)

    October 7  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

    October 14  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

    October 21  Younger Sunday School (11AM)

    October 28  EYES (11AM)

    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)

     

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  • Property Committee

    “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)

     

    CLEANING.  We are thankful to our parishioners who step up and help with cleaning the church, especially before and after worship services.  If you are interested in doing some cleaning around the church building, please contact Carol Sandblom in the Parish Office, Deaconess or Pastor.  Some jobs can be done during the week and they can be based on your time, ability and the like.

     

    THERE ARE MANY PROJECTS that the Property Committee has identified for completion.  Funds are needed for them in addition to our regular offerings for operating expenses.  Please note them above in the “Stewardship” section of the bulletin and consider how you and others can help make them happen.

     

    BRICKS.  Order yours today for $80.00 dollars.  Forms are available at www.redeemerlutheranbronx.org, in the mail slot outside the restrooms on the lower level, or from the parish office.  The profits assist us with our capital improvement projects at Redeemer.  Purchase a brick or more today.

     

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  • Voters’ Assembly

    “But all things should be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40)

     

    VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETINGS:

    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:  September 24

      October 21 at 9:45AM in the nave

      November 25 at 9:45AM in the nave

      December 17

    2019:  January 28

      March 25

      April 22

      May 20

      June 24

     

    SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING:

    + For the first five months (January through May), Redeemer was in the red by $6300.

    + The Bylaws for Redeemer WRISTS were approved.

    + Representing Redeemer at the upcoming circuit forum will be lay delegate Jeanette

    Coulthurst and alternate lay delegate Raheid Gathers.

    + The Nominating Committee for the Trustees for 2019 are Claudette Morrison, Dahlia

    Rose Cummings and Jonathan Rodriguez.

     

    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.

     

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  • General News

    “ Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” (Psalm 96:10)

     

    Redeemer Rally.  Instead of “Rally Day” only for Sunday School, Redeemer is having a “Redeemer Rally” after the Liturgies on September 8-9.  The Redeemer Rally is designed to give people a chance to learn about our parish activities and auxiliaries and to get involved in new ways.  Save the date and be sure to join us for a fun and educational experience!

     

    ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL?  If you are, please communicate with Jeanette Coulthurst or the Parish Office so that we may update our information and benefit further as a congregation from the services of Thrivent Financial.

     

    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.

     

    LUTHERAN COUNSELING CENTER.  Redeemer is part of the Lutheran Counseling Center association.  If you are in need of counseling, you may call 516.741.0994 to set up an appointment.  There is a meeting place at Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville in addition to offices elsewhere.  Please feel free to speak with Deaconess or Pastor for more information.

     

    MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE.  City of New York First Lady Charlane McCray has helped to establish 1.888.NYC.WELL as a mental health hotline for people to use.  She and Mayor de Blasio have asked that this be publicized so that people in need may receive assistance.

     

    ALL PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.  As we continue to grow as a parish and as we celebrate the many parts of our mercy, witness and life together, here is a quick list of body parts and groups that we have at Redeemer:

    ARMS (Always Rejoicing in Movement and Song, liturgical dancers)

    EARS (Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song, formerly “Instrumental Ensemble,”

    a musical instrumental group)

    EYES (Energetic Youth Engaged in Service, a youth group)

    FEET (Fun and Educational Exercising Together, an exercise group)

    HANDS (Helping All to be Neighbors in the Divine Service, formerly “Ushers,” a

    hospitality group)

    HEARTS (Here, Eager And Ready To Serve, a young adults group)

    LAPS (Learning to Assist Parents and Seniors, a group for caretakers)

    LEGS (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service, a men’s group)

    LIPS (Ladies In Prayer and Service, a women’s group)

    LUNGS (Lifting Up the Name of God in Song, an adult choir)

    WRISTS (Women Rejoicing In Service To Society, a women’s group)

     

    CONTACTS.  The phone number for Redeemer is 718.324.1288.

    The Parish Office telephone extension is 101.

    The parish e-mail address is office@redeemerlutheranbronx.org.

    Pastor’s telephone extension is 102.   His e-dress is pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org.  Deaconess Rojas’ extension is 104.  Her e-dress is dcsrojas@redeemerlutheranbronx.org.

     

    PERIODICALS.  Lutheran periodicals and other educational periodicals are available for your reading in the undercroft next to the Music Room, to the left of the refrigerators.  The periodicals can give you information about happenings in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, institutions of the Synod and other agencies.  Feel free to read them while you are here.

     

    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.

     

    CIRCUIT FORUM.  Our Circuit Forum is scheduled for October 20 at 9AM at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School (7 St. Mark’s Place, Yonkers, NY).

     

    DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR SOME UPCOMING CONVENTIONS.

    Lutheran Women’s Missionary League: June 20-23, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama

    LCMS National Youth Gathering:  July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: July 20-25, 2019 in Tampa, Florida

     

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  • ARMS - Always Rejoicing in Movement and Song

    “Praise Him with tambourine and dance.” (Psalm 150:4)

     

    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DANCING?  If you are interested in participating in a liturgical dance troupe, please communicate with Dahlia Cummings, Lisa Morris, Kenisha Barrett, Kayla Cummings, Michelle Danville, Deaconess or Pastor.

     

    REGULAR REHEARSALS are on Saturdays at 3PM.   They are at 2PM on Saturdays before ARMS dances on Sunday.  Rehearsals begin for the new academic year on September 8 at 3PM.

     

    DANCING DATES.  For dates when ARMS dances, please see the “Music” section of this Announcement Folder.

     

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  • EARS - Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song--Instrumental Ensemble

    “With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!” (Psalm 98:6)

     

    DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?  If you play an instrument and would like to play during Liturgies, please communicate with Cantor Boehler (jeanboehler@gmail.com) or Pastor (718.324.1288 extension 102 or pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) so that you may be a part of Redeemer EARS—Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song.  For more information, please communicate with Cantor Boehler.

     

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  • EYES - Energetic Youth Engaged in Service—Youth Group

    “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your Word.”

    (Psalm 119:9)

     

    EYES MEETS on Fridays at 7PM during the academic year, except when a trip is scheduled (to Our Saviour, for instance) that might call for a 6PM meeting time.  Regular Friday meetings resume on September 8.

     

    MEDICAL FORMS.  If you want to go to Our Saviour for the gym nights or if you want to participate in other trips, be sure to have an updated medical form on file.  If you do not have one, please take one from the basket in the front of the nave.  If there are none there, please communicate with Carol Sandblom or Deaconess so that you may receive yours and join us for trips.  The medical form needs to be done every year.

     

    SOME DATES FOR REDEEMER EYES THIS SUMMER:

    August 7  National Night Out Against Crime (2PM on)

    August 8  VBS preparation, 1PM

    August 10  EYES meets at Redeemer

    August 11  HEARTS and EYES Jones Beach Trip

    August 12  Liturgies (8AM and 11AM) and Sunday School at 9:45AM

    August 15  VBS preparation, 1PM

    August 17  Vacation Bible School preparation, 7PM

    August 19  Liturgies (8AM and 11AM) and Sunday School at 9:45AM

       Vacation Bible School begins

       Installation of Vacation Bible School staff

    August 24  Vacation Bible School preparation and movie at Redeemer

    August 25  Vacation Bible School Saturday event

    (help at 10AM, event from 11AM-3PM; clean up help until 4PM)

    August 26  Liturgies (8AM and 11AM) and Sunday School at 9:45AM

    August 31  Meet

    September 2 Liturgies (8AM and 11AM) and Sunday School at 9:45AM

       Back to School Blessing at all Liturgies that weekend

    September 7 EYES Rally Day

    September 9 Sunday School Rally Day

     

    CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR YOUTH are on Wednesdays at 5PM in the Catechist Rosa Room.  This prepares us for Holy Baptism, receiving the Lord’s Supper, Confirmation and membership at Redeemer.  Sessions resume in the fall on September 6 at 5PM.

    If you are interested, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.

     

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR OUR SAVIOUR GYM NIGHTS.  EYES is scheduled to go to Our Saviour’s gym on the following dates:

    September 28

    October 26

    November 16

    December 7 or 14 (pending)

    January 11

    February 15

    March 15

    April 5

    May 10

    June 28

     

    NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING.  The National Youth Gathering of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 11 through July 15, 2019.  If you wish to participate, be sure to communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.  Meetings and preparations will begin in earnest in the late spring and summer of 2018.  The theme is “Real. Present. God.”

     

    NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING FUNDRAISERS.  EYES is conducting fundraisers for their attendance at the upcoming LCMS National Youth Gathering.  The following are dates for some of those fundraisers after the Liturgies:

    September 20-21

    October 6-7

    January 19-20

    April 27-28

     

    DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED TO HELP EYES.  Donations are accepted to help Redeemer EYES attend the upcoming LCMS National Youth Gathering in July of 2019.  Thank you to all who have supported them already.

     

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  • FEET - Fun and Educational Exercising Together—Exercise Group

    “Glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:20)

     

    SAVE THE DATE—FEET 5K.  FEET is hosting a 5K on Saturday, October 27.  Participants start the 5K at 8:30AM at the Bronx River Parkway south of 233rd Street.

     

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  • HANDS - Helping All to be Neighbors in the Divine Service—Ushers

    “Seek to show hospitality” (Romans 12:13)

     

    HANDS ARE OUR USHERS.  They are ready to offer helping hands to people as they are “Helping All to be Neighbors in the Divine Service.”

     

    OPEN HANDS FOR YOU.  “Helping All to be Neighbors in the Divine Service.”  Redeemer HANDS are our Ushers.  If you would like to be part of Redeemer HANDS (serving as an usher), please communicate with Roy Taylor, Pauline Flowers, Deaconess or Pastor.

     

    HANDING OUT GIFTS.  Our HANDS have gifts for our first time guests.  If you are here for the first time, please let one of our HANDS (wearing crimson colored jackets) know so that you may receive your gift.  We are thankful for all who come to Redeemer as each person is an answer to prayer.

     

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  • HEARTS - Here, Eager And Ready To Serve—Young Adults’ Group

    “Your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28)

     

    EVENTS.  If you are interested in doing any volunteer events or social events, please contact Deaconess or Pastor.

     

    EPIPHANY AND GOOD FRIDAY.  Please set aside January 6 and April 19 on your calendars for Epiphany and Good Friday dramas.  Rehearsals will precede each event.

     

    JONES BEACH TRIP.  The Jones Beach trip is scheduled for August 11.  We meet at Redeemer at 9:15AM and depart for Jones Beach at 9:30AM.  The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on the beach at 12Noon at Field Four to the right of the life guard.

     

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  • LAPS - Learning to Assist Parents and Seniors—Support for Caregivers

    “Your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28)

     

    MORE IS COMING.  Stay tuned for events and resources to help people assist their parents and seniors.

     

     

     

     

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  • LEGS - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service--Men’s Group

    “Blessed it the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life…” (James 1:12)

     

    LEGS MEETING DATES.  The following date is scheduled for a general meeting:

    2018:

    September 8

    October 6

    November 30

    December 1

    January 5

    February 2

    March 2

    April 6

    May 4

    June 1

    July 6

    All meetings are from 9AM - 11AM; Bible study is from 9AM – 10AM.

     

    CHICKEN LEG SALE.  There is a chicken leg sale on the weekend of May 26-27 and October 20-21.  The chicken leg dinners will be $6 a piece and will include rice and peas.

     

    BREAKFAST AT A DINER.  LEGS is having breakfast at a diner for boys and men on September 15.   Please mark your calendars for this.

     

    LEGS ADVENT DINNER DANCE.  The Advent Dinner Dance is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 6PM.

     

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  • LIPS - Ladies in Prayer and Service--Women’s Group

    “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)

     

    MEETINGS.  LIPS (women’s group) meets usually on the first Monday of each month with some exceptions.  Beginning at 7:30PM, the group meets for business and concludes with a time for prayer and the Holy Eucharist.

     

    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.

     

    LIPS MEETINGS.  Meetings are at 7:30PM:

    September 10

    October 1

    November 5

    December 3

    January 7

    February 4

    March 4

    April 1

    May 6

    June 3

     

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  • LUNGS - Lifting Up the Name of God in Song—Adult Choir

    “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the Name of the Lord is to be praised.”

    (Psalm 113:3)

     

    ADULTS CAN SING!  LUNGS (Lifting Up the Name of God in Song) rehearses on Saturdays at 5:30PM in September through June.  This is a singing opportunity for adults.  For more information, please communicate with Pastor Taylor.

     

    REHEARSALS FOR LUNGS.  Rehearsals begin on September 8.

    There are no rehearsals on the following days:

    April 20

    June 8

    June 22

     

    SINGING DATES.  Please see the “Music” section of this Announcement Folder for the singing dates for LUNGS.

     

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  • WRISTS - Women Rejoicing In Service To Society—Women’s Group

    “Serve the Lord with gladness!” (Psalm 100:2)

     

    WRISTS MEETINGS.  Meeting are at 12Noon:

    September 10 (note date change)

    October 1

    November 5

    December 3 (possible luncheon date)

    January 7

    February 4

    March 4

    April 1

    May 6

    June 3

    July 1

     

    WESTCHESTER DINNER THEATRE TRIP.  “Newsies” is on Thursday, October 18.

     

    HIGH TEA.  The WRISTS High Tea is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1PM

     

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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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