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

What's going on at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Worship

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

     

    WORSHIP SERVICES.  Regular Liturgies of the Holy Eucharist are conducted on:

     Saturdays at 7PM

     Sundays at 8AM

     Sundays at 11AM

     Wednesdays at 7:30PM

     Fridays at 10AM (in conjunction with Bible Study)

     

    BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST JESUS THIS EASTER:

    Kenneth Abrams

    Lakeisha Mane Abrams

    Linbert Anthony Dixon

    Let us give thanks for these newest members of the Body of Christ.

     

    RECEIVING THE LORD’S SUPPER FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS EASTER:

    Kenneth Abrams

    Lakeisha Mane Abrams

    Linbert Anthony Dixon

    Lamisha Smith Lewis

    OShane Cavaria Lewis

    Annette Morjorie Samuels

    Errol Alexander Samuels

    Laalah T. Stewart

    Let us give thanks as we eat our Lord’s Body and drink His precious Blood together, receiving forgiveness, life and salvation in Christ Jesus.

     

    CONFIRMED IN CHRIST JESUS AND BECOMING CONFIRMED MEMBERS OF REDEEMER THIS EASTER:

    Kenneth Abrams

    Lakeisha Mane Abrams

    Linbert Anthony Dixon

    Arah Patricia Lauventria Lewis

    Lamisha Smith Lewis

    OShane Cavaria Lewis

    Joanne Helen-Mae Millin

    Annette Morjorie Samuels

    Errol Alexander Samuels

    Laalah T. Stewart

    Renee White-Santiago

    Let us give thanks for these newest members of this “praying community of service” as we “receive, teach, celebrate and share Christ Jesus” together.

     

    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.

    April 29  St. Mark, Evangelist (red)   7:30PM

        at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Yonkers

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

    May 30  Holy Ascension of Our Lord (white)  12Noon and 7:30PM

    June 8  Vigil of Pentecost (red)    7:30PM

    June 9  Festival of Pentecost (red)   8AM and 11AM

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

    June 15  Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (white) 7PM

    June 16  Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (white) 8AM and 11AM

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

    June 25  Presentation of the Augsburg Confession (white)  7:30PM

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

    July 22  St. Mary Magdalene (white)   TBA

    July 25  St. James the Elder, Apostle (red)  TBA

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

    August 24  St. Bartholomew, Apostle (red)  7PM

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

    September 14 Holy Cross Day (red)    7PM

    September 21 St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist  (red) 7PM

    September 29 St. Michael and All Angels’ Day (white) 8AM and 11AM

    October 18  St. Luke, Evangelist (red)

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

    October 28  St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles (red) 7:30PM

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

    November 1 All Saints’ Day (white)    10AM and 7:30PM

    November 2 All Souls’ Day (white)    7PM

    November 30 St. Andrew, Apostle (red)   7PM

     

    ST. MARK’S DAY.  Please reserve Monday, April 29 for “St. Mark’s Day.”  We are having a special Liturgy to give thanks to our Lord for him at our sister parish, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (7 St. Mark’s Place in Yonkers, NY) at 7:30PM.  We are leaving Redeemer at 7PM.  If you need a ride, please contact the Parish Office by April 27.

     

    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 and do not bring any items in cardboard boxes, plastic bags (of pasta, etc.), or the like.  The Redeemer Food Pantry is open on the second Thursday of each month from 1PM to 3PM.

     

    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.

    2019:  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.

     

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

    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 (11AM)

    June 30  EYES (11AM)

     

    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.

     

    REHEARSALS FOR LUNGS.  There are no rehearsals on the following days:

    June 8   June 22

     

    SOME UPCOMING HOLY BAPTISMS

    June 8 at 7:30PM—Vigil of Pentecost youth catechumen

     Frey Matthews

     

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  • Fellowship

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

     

    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)

    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.

     

    SOME SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP TIMES HOSTED:

     April 27-28  EYES Pancake Sale

     May 19  WRISTS Food Tasting Fundraiser Event

     June 15-16  WRISTS Hot Dog Sale

     October 19-20 WRISTS Bake Sale

    Please be sure to communicate with Pastor any special times that you would like to sponsor so that those may be included on the master calendar.

     

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  • Education

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

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    HOMEWORK HELP AND TUTORING.  If you are in need of assistance with tutoring for examinations, homework help and the like, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.  Vacation Bible School is scheduled for August 18-25 from 9AM to 12:15PM (except on August 24 when it is from 11AM to 3PM and Sunday when it is 9AM to 1PM).

     

     

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  • Stewardship

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

     

    THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SPECIAL OVER AND ABOVE EASTER OFFERING!

     

    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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-1869316 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 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.”

     

    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.

     

    EMPTY INK CARTRIDGES.  Thank you to all who bring to Redeemer their empty ink cartridges.  It saves us a lot of money.  You may also drop off those cartridges at Staples and indicate “Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church” with the phone number 718.324.1288 so that Redeemer may receive the business rewards credit.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

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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)

     

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR OUR SAVIOUR GYM NIGHTS.  EYES is scheduled to go to Our Saviour’s gym on the following dates:  May 10    June 28

     

    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:

    Youth:

    Kenisha Barrett  Kayla Cummings   Michelle Danville  Ariana Henry

    Madison Kelly Lauren Lucario   Delano Mallet  Jayson Rochester    Jonathan Rodriguez Julia Rodriguez  Nathan Seoprasad  Rasheed Smikle   Marques Van Duyne

    Chaperones:

    Chanel Cummings  Kareema Gathers Eric Sandblom  Christopher Schmidt    Deaconess   Pastor

    Let us continue to keep all in our prayers.

     

    ADDITIONAL EYES FUNDRAISERS.  There are additional fundraisers for the National Youth Gathering scheduled for April 27-28.  Donations for the upcoming National Youth Gathering always are welcomed and encouraged.

     

    ROSA CRUZ MOLINA SERVICE AWARD APPLICATIONS.  These have been sent to the high school seniors in Redeemer’s database.  If you have not received one and are a high school senior and member of Redeemer, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS.   A number of scholarship opportunities available through the 47th Precinct were emailed to Redeemer’s high school seniors.  If you did not receive this information as a high school senior member of Redeemer, please contact the Parish Office.

     

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  • FEET - Fun and Educational Exercising Together

    HEARTS AND FEET 5K.  HEARTS and FEET are hosting a 5K on May 11 at 9AM.  The proceeds of the 5K are for air conditioning in the undercroft.  As that room is renovated, air conditioning is a needed addition for that popular meeting space.  Please mark your calendars now.

     

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

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

     

    THANK YOU TO DARRYL THOMPSON, HEARTS, LAPS, AND LEGS FOR THE FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR.  What a gift that event was!

     

    HEARTS AND FEET 5K.  HEARTS and FEET are hosting a 5K on May 11 at 9AM.  The proceeds of the 5K are for air conditioning in the undercroft.  As that room is renovated, air conditioning is a needed addition for that popular meeting space.  Please mark your calendars now.

     

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

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

     

    HEALTH FAIR.  There is a Health Fair being conducted at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (222nd Street and Barnes Avenue) on Saturday, May 4 from 10AM to 3PM.  This is free day of health services for the entire family.  No reservations are required.  More information is on the flyer on The Bulletin Board in the undercroft.

     

    MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.  If you have need of some medical equipment (crutches, wheel chair, travel chair, canes, etc.), please contact the Parish Office before your purchase things. People often donate these items to Redeemer so that they can be passed along to others for their use.

     

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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 MEETINGS.  Redeemer LEGS (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service) is meeting at 9AM on the following days: May 4   June 1  July 6

     

     

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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)

     

    LIPS MEETINGS.  Redeemer LIPS (Ladies In Prayer and Service) has changed its meeting time.  Please note the following general meeting dates at 7:30PM.  (There are no meetings in July or August.)

    May 6  June 3

     

    ROSA CRUZ MOLINA SERVICE AWARD APPLICATIONS.  These have been sent to the high school seniors in Redeemer’s database.  If you have not received one and are a high school senior and member of Redeemer, please contact the Parish Office.

     

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

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

     

    BOWLING TRIP.  WRISTS is going bowling on Thursday, May 2.  People are meeting at Redeemer at 9:30AM.  If you are interested in attending, please communicate with Charlotte Waithe.

     

    FOOD TASTING FUNDRAISER.  WRISTS is hosting a Food Tasting Fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 after the 8AM and 11AM Liturgies.  For a dollar a cup, people may purchase samples of delicious food and assist WRISTS with fundraising.  Be sure to bring your empty stomach and your desire to try some homemade goodies.

     

    HOT DOG SALE.  WRISTS is having a Hot Dog Sale on Fathers’ Day (June 15-16) after the Liturgies.  All boys and men receive one free hot dog.

     

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

     

    COAT SALE.  WRISTS is hosting a Coat Sale on November 16-17 after the Liturgies.

     

     

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  • Parish Administration

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS.  For this duration, we shall print only a bulletin instead of a bulletin and Announcement Folder.  We shall see how this works.  Please follow the announcements in the bulletin and on the website: redeemelutheranbronx.org.   You may also follow events on social media links provided on Redeemer’s website.

     

    GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REDEEMER.  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.

     

    REDEEMER TEXT MESSAGES.  Text “Redeemer” to 347.801.0509 and get text messages from Redeemer.

     

    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:

    2019:  May 20   June 24

     

    SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING:

    + Redeemer gave thanks for the many activities and events happening in our parish.

    + Redeemer is $14,300 in the red as of March 24.  People are encouraged to get their offerings caught up and to give generously.

    + Redeemer reviewed issues at Koinonia, Concordia College New York and Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School.

    + Redeemer approved the 2019 budget.

    + Redeemer approved paperwork connected to the St. Paul’s and the Tremont property.

     

    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.

     

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Worship Services

Saturday Liturgy: 7PM

Sunday Liturgies: 8AM & 11AM

Wednesday Liturgy: 7:30PM

 

Anointing with Oil for Healing: Once a month as indicated in the calendar.

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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.

 

Members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yonkers who lived in the Wakefield section of the Bronx in...

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Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

4360 Rev. Theodore Wittrock Crossing

(Boyd and Barnes Avenues)

The Bronx, NY 10466-1804

Phone: 718.324.1288  -  Fax: 718.324.2056

 

Email: office@redeemerlutheranbronx.org

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