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

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    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.   There is no Friday Morning Bible Study on the following days during the 2017-2018 academic year:

    November 10

    November 17

    November 24

    December 29

    March 30

    April 27

    The final session for the 2017-2018 academic year is June 15, 2018.

     

    FEET EXERCISE TIMES.  FEET is meeting from 6AM to 6:35AM on the following days in September:  27, 28, 29.

    If you are interested in exercising at these times with FEET, please communicate with Deaconess to let her know.

     

    PLEASE SAVE THE DATES:

    Friday, October 27: Redeemer’s 500th Lutheran Reformation Celebration Dinner at The

    Eastwood Manor; 7PM-12AM; $125 a ticket.

    Tuesday, October 31: Redeemer’s 500th Lutheran Reformation Liturgies at 12Noon

    and 7:30PM

    Wednesday, November 1: Redeemer’s All Saints’ Day Liturgies at 12Noon and

    7:30PM

    Thursday, November 2: Redeemer’s All Souls’ Day Liturgy at 7:30PM

    Friday, November 10: Circuit Five Progressive Celebration of the First Lutheran

    Reformation with the Holy Eucharist at Redeemer at 7:30PM

    Friday, November 24: Family Fun Night at Redeemer at 7PM

    November 27: Radio City Music Hall trip (hosted by WRISTS)

     

    REFORMATION BIBLE STUDY.  A four-week Thursday evening Reformation Bible Study will be at Redeemer on September 28, October 5, October 12, and October 19 at 7:30PM.  Block out that time as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation and learn more about why we are celebrating.

     

    ANNIVERSARY DINNER--SAVE THE DATE AND PREPARE!  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7PM is Redeemer’s Dinner at Eastwood Manor celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation and the 90th anniversary of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Tickets have been reduced to $125 a person.

     

    SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER TRIP—THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS.  The trip is set for November 18 with an 11AM show with lunch and shopping at 2:30PM.  Additional seats have been made available for a limited time.  If you wish to go, please submit your payment to Cecile Walker immediately to guarantee your seat.  All final payments are due by October 15, 2017.

      Ages 3-12     $100

      Ages 13-17   $125

      Ages 18 and up $160

     

    SAVE THE DATE: RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SHOW.  WRISTS is hosting a trip to Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Show on Monday, November 27 for the 2PM show.  If you are interested in attending, please communicate with Charlotte Waithe.

     

    GENTLEMEN’S BREAKFAST AT A DINER.  LEGS is having breakfast at the Columbus Diner (754 South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, 10550) on the following dates:

     October 28

    Gentlemen meet at the diner at 9AM.  If you need transportation, please contact Pastor.

     

    MEN’S RETREAT.  LEGS has decided to postpone this retreat.  Please watch for more information when this event is rescheduled.

     

    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.

     

    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 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.

     

    MUSIC FUND CONTRIBUTIONS.  Although Theodora our pipe organ has been rededicated and commissioned for service at Redeemer, we are still in need of funds for the Music Fund to maintain this beautiful instrument.  Please make contributions today.

     

    HOMEWORK HELP.  If you or someone you know is in need of tutoring or academic assistance, please contact the parish office (718.324.1288 or office@redeemerlutheranbronx.org), Barbara Workman, LuJuana Butts, Jeanette Coulthurst, Melvin Butts, 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)

    The Rite of Acceptance is Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7PM and Sunday December 3, 2017 at 8AM and 11AM.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7PM and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation for adults is on the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30PM.  Holy Baptism for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate) is at the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30PM.

     

    SPECIAL SUMMER CATECHUMENATE.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, September 23 at 7PM and Sunday, September 24 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation is on All Saints’ Day, Wednesday, November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    For more information, please communicate with Deaconess (dcsrojas@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) or Pastor (pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org).

     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT--YSLETA LUTHERAN MISSION.  Thanks be to God that $550 was collected for the Ysleta Lutheran Mission, our Vacation Bible School mission project for 2017.

     

    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS.  We continue to collect funds to help our sisters and brothers with the hurricanes.  If you wish to contribute, please make your check payable to “Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church” and indicate the name of the hurricane in the memo line.  Your funds will go directly to local people who need those funds for relief and recovery efforts.

     

    INSTALLATION OF THE REV. DR. VICTOR BELTON.  The Rev. Dr. Victor Belton is being installed as the Vice President for Leadership and Campus Pastor of Concordia College—New York on Sunday, September 24 at 2:30PM at Village Lutheran Church (172 White Plains Road) in Bronxville, New York.  As we support Concordia College New York, President and Mrs. Nunes and Dr. and Mrs. Belton, we should make every effort to attend this Liturgy.

     

    REFORMATION COMMEMORATION.  Join the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, America Media, Concordia College-NY, and Fordham University for a two-day Reformation commemoration on September 25 and 26, 2017.

    September 25, 6PM-8PM, Concordia College – Sommer Center – The Rev. Dr. Mark Granquist, Luther Seminary; The Rev. Dr. Richard Johnson, Editor, Lutheran Forum; Dr. J. Patrick Hornbeck, Fordham University; Dr. Catherine Clifford, St. Paul’s University, Ottawa; discuss “500 years of Reformation: Where are we now?”

    September 26, 6PM-8PM, Fordham University – University Chapel – Prof. Susan Wood, SCL, Marquette University and Rep. of the Pontifical council for the Promotion of Christian Unity; Fr. Brian McWeeney, Ecumenical officer, Archdiocese of NY; The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.; The Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Bronx, NY; discuss “500 years of Reformation: Where do we go from here?”

    Each evening concludes with evening prayer according to the host institution’s tradition.

    Both evenings are free and open to the public.

     

    OKTOBERFEST AT ST. MARK’S.  Our sister congregation—St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (7 St. Mark’s Place, Yonkers, NY) is hosting “Oktoberfest” on Sunday, October 1 from 1PM to 6PM in their parking lot.  Polka dancing to a live band, food, games and fun are just the beginning of this fun-filled afternoon.  Let us be sure to support our sister congregation with this exciting opportunity for fellowship and thanksgiving.

     

    INSTALLATION OF PASTOR STANECK.  The Rev. Matthew Staneck is being installed as the Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church (88-24 Myrtle Avenue) in Glendale, NY on Sunday, October 1 at 4PM.

     

    BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS.  In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi Day on October 4, we shall have the blessing of animals at 7PM.  People and animals should meet at the front lawn, in front of the portico for the special blessing.  The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist is at 7:30PM that Wednesday.

     

    INSTALLATION OF PASTOR HEIDGERD.  The Rev. John Heidgerd is being installed as the Associate Pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church (90-04 175th Street) in Jamaica, NY on Saturday, October 7 at 4PM.

     

    ATLANTIC DISTRICT REGION TWO REFORMATION WORSHIP SERVICE.  Giving thanks to our Lord for the first Lutheran Reformation, Region Two of the Atlantic District is gathering for the Holy Eucharist on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Glendale, New York.  If you would like to attend and need transportation, please communicate with the Parish Office.  We need people from Redeemer to attend this.

     

    CIRCUIT FORUM--LITURGY AND MEETING AT REDEEMER.  Our Circuit Forum this year is at Redeemer on Saturday, October 21 at 10AM.  The day begins with the Holy Eucharist.  After that, there is a meeting among the laypeople, commissioned, and ordained from our circuit as LCMS and Atlantic District priorities and overtures are created and designed.  Our Circuit Visitor is also elected at this meeting; he will be brought to the Atlantic District convention for ratification in June of 2018.  The color of the day is green.  Please plan to attend this important gathering.

     

    MINISTRY AMONG GUYANESE WORSHIP EVENT.  Ministry Among Guyanese is having a worship service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (225-17 115th Avenue in Cambria Heights, NY 11411) on Sunday, October 22 at 4PM.  The theme is “Looking Back; Called Forward: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.”  After the worship service will be a time of food and fellowship.

     

    REFORMATION DAY LITURGIES. This Reformation Day, as we give thanks to our Lord for the Gospel—that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith on account of Jesus Christ--we also celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation.  Be sure to wear red clothing and celebrate with Liturgies on Tuesday, October 31 at 12Noon and 7:30PM.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    ALL SAINTS’ DAY LITURGIES.  We give thanks to our Lord for all who have been made holy by the power of the Holy Spirit working through His Holy Word and Sacraments.  Come and celebrate at Liturgies on Wednesday, November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM.  These will include baptisms and confirmations for those in the Summer Catechumenate.  Try to wear white clothing today.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    ALL SOULS’ DAY LITURGY.  We thank our Lord for all the faithful departed with a special commemoration this day.  Come out on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30PM for this moving Liturgy with your white clothing.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    CIRCUIT-WIDE CELEBRATION.  On November 10, we shall celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation as a circuit (collection of congregations in our area).  Be sure to watch for the day’s activities for this progressive event that will end at Redeemer with the Holy Eucharist and a party at night.  The color of the day is red.

     

    CIRCUIT-WIDE CELEBRATION LITURGY AND PARTY AT REDEEMER.  Redeemer is hosting the Holy Eucharist for this celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation on Friday, November 10.  The Liturgy at Redeemer is at 7:30PM and it is followed by a party at Redeemer that Redeemer is hosting.  Get ready to bring food, bring people and bring fun.

     

    MUSIC CLASSES.  Arts in Mission-NY (AIM), a musical outreach of our sister parish, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Yonkers, is accepting registrations for the fall semester, with classes beginning September 25 and September 30.   AIM's curriculum, designed for babies and toddlers, 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 Saturday mornings.  For more information, visit The Bulletin Board in the undercroft, visit www.artsinmissionny.org, or call "Dr. Jean" at 914-315-4246.  You may communicate with Cantor Boehler for more information.

  • 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 (during the academic year)

     

    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)

    The Rite of Acceptance is on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7PM and on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8AM and 11AM.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7PM and on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation for adults is on the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30PM.  Holy Baptism for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate) is at the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30PM.

     

    SUMMER CATECHUMENATE.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, September 23 at 7PM and Sunday, September 24 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation is on All Saints’ Day, Wednesday, November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    For more information, please communicate with Deaconess  (dcsrojas@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) or with Pastor (pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) today.

     

    SOME SPECIAL LITURGIES THIS COMING CHURCH YEAR.  The following are special Liturgies conducted at times when we typically do not gather for worship services.  Please mark the dates and plan to receive, teach, celebrate and share Christ Jesus with us at Redeemer:

    September 11 at 12Noon   Patriot Day Liturgy (with WRISTS)

    October 31 at 12Noon and 7:30PM  Reformation Day

    November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM All Saints’ Day

    November 2 at 7:30PM    All Souls’ Day

    November 10 at 7:30PM    Circuit Five Reformation Celebration

    December 24 at 3:30PM and 7:30PM ChristMass Eve

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

    January 1 at 7:30PM    Holy Name of Jesus / Circumcision of Our Lord

    January 6 at 7PM      Epiphany of Our Lord

    February 2 at 10AM and 7:30PM   Presentation of Our Lord

    March 27 at 7:30PM    Chrism Mass

    March 29 at 12Noon and 7:30PM  Maundy Thursday

    March 30 at 12Noon and 7:30PM  Good Friday

    March 31 at 7:30PM    Great Vigil of Easter

    April 1 at 8AM, 10AM, 12Noon  Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday)

    May 10 at 12Noon and 7:30PM  Ascension Day

    May 19 at 7:30PM    Vigil of Pentecost

    May 20 at 8AM and 11AM   Festival of Pentecost

    May 26 at 7PM; May 27 at 8AM &11AM Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

     

    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.

    2017: September 2-3; October 7-8; November 4-5; December 2-3

    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.

     

    A PATRIOT DAY LITURGY will be conducted at 12Noon on September 11, 2017.  It will be followed by the WRISTS meeting.

     

    CIRCUIT FORUM--LITURGY AND MEETING AT REDEEMER.  Our Circuit Forum this year is at Redeemer on Saturday, October 21 at 10AM.  The day begins with the Holy Eucharist.  After that, there is a meeting among the laypeople, commissioned, and ordained from our circuit as LCMS and Atlantic District priorities and overtures are created and designed.  Our Circuit Visitor is also elected at this meeting; he will be brought to the Atlantic District convention for ratification in June of 2018.  The color of the day is green.  Please plan to attend this important gathering.

     

    REFORMATION DAY LITURGIES. This Reformation Day, as we give thanks to our Lord for the Gospel—that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith on account of Jesus Christ--we also celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation.  Be sure to wear red clothing and celebrate with Liturgies on Tuesday, October 31 at 12Noon and 7:30PM.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    ALL SAINTS’ DAY LITURGIES.  We give thanks to our Lord for all who have been made holy by the power of the Holy Spirit working through His Holy Word and Sacraments.  Come and celebrate at Liturgies on Wednesday, November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM.  These will include baptisms and confirmations for those in the Summer Catechumenate.  Try to wear white clothing today.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    ALL SOULS’ DAY LITURGY.  We thank our Lord for all the faithful departed with a special commemoration this day.  Come out on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30PM for this moving Liturgy with your white clothing.  This is part of Redeemer’s “Holy Week in Autumn.”

     

    CIRCUIT-WIDE CELEBRATION.  On November 10, we shall celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation as a circuit (collection of congregations in our area).  Be sure to watch for the day’s activities for this progressive event that will end at Redeemer with the Holy Eucharist and a party at night.  The color of the day is red.

     

    CIRCUIT-WIDE CELEBRATION LITURGY AND PARTY AT REDEEMER.  Redeemer is hosting the Holy Eucharist for this celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation on Friday, November 10.  The Liturgy at Redeemer is at 7:30PM and it is followed by a party at Redeemer that Redeemer is hosting.  Get ready to bring food, bring people and bring fun.

     

    HOLY NAME OF JESUS.  Come for the Liturgy of the Holy Name of Jesus on Monday, January 1 at 7:30PM.  The color of the day is white.

     

    THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD (Three Kings Day) is on Saturday, January 6.  Come out for a special Liturgy at 7PM.  Let us celebrate Christ’s being made known to us as He has come to save all people.

     

    THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD, also called “CandleMass” is on Friday, February 2 with Liturgies at 10AM and 7:30PM.  Come as the candles and oils for candles are blessed for the year as we give thanks for Christ our Light.

     

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  • Stewardship

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

     

    IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY; OUR LORD MAKES IT ALL ABOUT YOU.  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 ofour 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 parishioners already do this.  You instruct your bank to deduct funds from your account and send the funds directly to Redeemer.

    If you have questions, please communicate with Angela Cisse, Melda Hughes, Naresh Seoprasad (electronic giving) or Pastor.

     

    THANK GOD FOR 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.

    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

    First Quarter:  January through March

    Second Quarter:  April through June

    Third Quarter:  July through September

    Fourth Quarter:  October through December (the entire year)

    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

    Our parish’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation and our parish’s 90th anniversary will enable us to do this needed work.  Make your donations today.

     

    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.

     

    A NEW FENCE.  The wooden fence in our front yard is rotting.  It is time to replace it.  When we do, we shall extend it to the refurbished green space on the east side of the building.  The fence’s installation will help our life together and keep our little ones (and big ones) safe as we navigate the property our Lord has entrusted to us.

     

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  • Fellowship

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

     

    ANNIVERSARY DINNER--SAVE THE DATE AND PREPARE!  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7PM is Redeemer’s Dinner at Eastwood Manor celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation and the 90th anniversary of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Tickets are available for $125 each.

     

    PLEASE SAVE THE DATES:

    Friday, October 27: Redeemer’s 500th Lutheran Reformation Celebration Dinner at The

    Eastwood Manor; 7PM-12AM; $125 a ticket.

    Tuesday, October 31: Redeemer’s 500th Lutheran Reformation Liturgies at 12Noon

    and 7:30PM

    Wednesday, November 1: Redeemer’s All Saints’ Day Liturgies at 12Noon and

    7:30PM

    Thursday, November 2: Redeemer’s All Souls’ Day Liturgy at 7:30PM

    Friday, November 10: Circuit Five Progressive Celebration of the First Lutheran

    Reformation with the Holy Eucharist at Redeemer at 7:30PM

    Friday, November 24:  Family Fun Night at Redeemer at 7PM (hosted by EYES)

     

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES.  After the 8AM Liturgy, 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 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!

     

    FAMILY FUN NIGHT.  Family Fun Night is on Friday, November 24 at 7PM.  People o all ages enjoy being together this evening after Thanksgiving Day for free food, fellowship and fun at Redeemer.

     

     

     

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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.

     

    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 8, there are a number of special sessions scheduled for the summer:

    There is no Friday Morning Bible Study on the following days during the 2017-2018 academic year:

    November 10

    November 17

    November 24

    December 29

    March 30

    April 27

    June 8

    The final session for the 2017-2018 academic year is June 15, 2018.

     

    BLESSING OF STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS.  A special blessing is given to students and educators returning to school in the fall.

    On September 2-3 during the weekend Liturgies, students and educators returning to school in September will receive a special blessing.

     

    EYES MEETINGS (youth) are on Fridays at 7PM unless there are other trips scheduled.   Please see the EYES section of the Announcement Folder for the summer schedule.

     

    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.   A special Summer Catechumenate is also meeting on Saturdays at 5:30PM and Sundays at 9:45AM.

     

    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)

    The Rite of Acceptance is Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7PM and Sunday December 3, 2017 at 8AM and 11AM.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7PM and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation for adults is on the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30PM.  Holy Baptism for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate) is at the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30PM.

     

    SPECIAL SUMMER CATECHUMENATE.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, September 23 at 7PM and Sunday, September 24 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation is on All Saints’ Day, Wednesday, November 1 at 12Noon and 7:30PM

    For more information, please communicate with Deaconess (dcsrojas@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) or or Pastor (pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) today.

     

    SUNDAY SCHOOL DRESS REHEARSAL.  The dress rehearsal for the Sunday School Christmas Program is on December 26 at 1PM.

     

    SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ON DECEMBER 27.  The Sunday School Christmas Program is rehearsed during the regular Sunday School time during the months of November and December.  A special dress rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 26 at 1PM. The Liturgy with the Sunday School Christmas program is on Wednesday, December 27 at 7:30PM.

     

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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:

    2017

    September 10 at 8AM and 11AM (Pentecost XIV) (Rally Day) LUNGS

    September 17 (Pentecost XV)       ARMS

    September 24 (Pentecost XVI)       Older Sunday School

    October 1 at 8AM and 11AM (Pentecost XVII)    LUNGS

    October 8 (Pentecost XVIII)       EYES

    October 15 (Pentecost XIV) (LWML and LEGS retreats)   ARMS

    October 22 at 11AM (Pentecost XV)      Younger Sunday School

    October 28 at 7PM (St. Simon and St. Jude)    Special Music

    October 29 (Pentecost XXI)       EYES

    October 31 at 7:30PM (Reformation Day)     LUNGS

    November 1 at 7:30PM (All Saints’ Day)     LUNGS

    November 2 at 7:30PM (All Souls’ Day)     Special Music

    November 5 at 8AM and 11AM (Pentecost XXII)    LUNGS

    November 10 at 7:30PM (Circuit Reformation 500 Celebration)  Mass Choir/Special Music

    November 12 (Pentecost XXIII)      ARMS

    November 19 at 11AM (Pentecost XXIV)     Older Sunday School

    November 22 at 7:30PM (Thanksgiving Eve)    EYES

    November 23 at 10AM (Thanksgiving Day)    LUNGS

    November 26 (Christ the King)      EYES

    December 3 at 8AM and 11AM (Advent I)     LUNGS

    December 10 (Advent II)       ARMS

    December 17 (Advent III)       EYES

    December 24 at 11AM (Advent IV)       Special Music

    December 24 at 3:30PM (ChristMass Eve)     ARMS

    December 24 at 7:30PM (ChristMass Eve)     EYES, Special Music

    December 25 at 10AM (ChristMass Day)     LUNGS

    December 27 at 7:30PM (St. John, Apostle and Evangelist)  All Sunday School

    December 31 (ChristMass I)       EYES

    December 31 at 7:30PM (Old Year’s Night New Year’s Eve)  LUNGS

     

    2018

    January 1 at 7:30PM (Holy Name of Jesus)     Special Music

    January 6 at 7PM (Epiphany of Our Lord / Three Kings’ Day)  EYES

    January 7 (Baptism of Our Lord)      LUNGS

    January 14 (Epiphany II)        ARMS

    January 21 at 11AM (Epiphany III)      Younger Sunday School

    January 28 (Epiphany IV)       EYES

    February 2 at 10AM (Presentation of Our Lord)    Special Music

    February 2 at 7:30PM (Presentation of Our Lord / CandleMass) EYES

    February 4 (Epiphany V)       LUNGS

    February 11 (Transfiguration of Our Lord)     ARMS

    February 14 at 7:30PM (Ash Wednesday)     LUNGS

    February 18 (Lent I with Rite of Election)     LUNGS

    February 25 at 11AM (Lent II)       Older Sunday School

    March 4 (Lent III)         LUNGS

    March 11 (Lent IV)        ARMS

    March 18 (Lent V)         Younger Sunday School

    March 25 at 11AM (Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion)  EYES

    March 27 at 7:30PM (Chrism Mass)      Special Music

    March 29 at 7:30PM (Maundy Thursday)     LUNGS

    March 30 at 12Noon and 7:30PM (Good Friday)   ARMS

    March 31 at 7:30PM (Great Vigil of Easter)    LUNGS

    April 1 at 8AM (Resurrection of Our Lord)     Special Music

    April 1 at 10AM (Resurrection of Our Lord)    LUNGS

    April 1 at 12Noon (Resurrection of Our Lord)    EYES

    April 8 (Easter II)         Special Music

    April 15 (Easter III)        ARMS

    April 22 (LWML convention) (Easter IV—Good Shepherd)  EYES

    April 29 at 11AM (Regional Youth Gathering?) (Easter V)  Older Sunday School

    May 6 at 8AM and 11AM(Easter VI)      LUNGS

    May 10 at 7:30PM (Ascension of Our Lord)    LUNGS

    May 13 (Easter VII)        ARMS

    May 19 at 7:30PM (Vigil of Pentecost)     LUNGS

    May 20 at 8AM (Pentecost)       EYES

    May 20 at 11AM (Pentecost)       EYES

    May 27 at 11AM (Holy Trinity)      Younger Sunday School

    June 3 at 8AM and 11AM (Pentecost II)     LUNGS

    June 10 (Pentecost III)        ARMS

    June 17 at 11AM (Pentecost IV)      All Sunday School

    June 24 at 11AM (Nativity of St. John the Baptist)   EYES

    June 25 at 7:30PM (Presentation of the Augsburg Confession) Special Music

     

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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 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 rack in the music room 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:

    2017:  September 18

    October 22 at 9:45AM in the nave

    November 12 at 9:45AM in the nave (Please note the change of date.)

    December 18

    2018:  January 22

      February 26

      March 19

      April 23

      May 21

      June 18

      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:

    + Redeemer is $3600 in the red as of the end of May 2017.  Although this is an

    improvement from where we were in March, people are encouraged to catch up with their giving, give regularly over the summer and explore electronic giving options as we are thankful for all who give at Redeemer.  The Lord be praised!

    + Voters had an opportunity to view some images from Pastor Cenat’s work with the

    Haiti storm response that Redeemer supported financially.  Redeemer has given additional funds to Pastor Cenat for his work there and to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Canarsie, Brooklyn for their work in the Lord’s vineyard.

    + The Nominations Committee for the 2018 officers consists of the following voters:

    Chanel Cummings, Claudette Morrison, Krystal Ramroop, and Roy Taylor

     

    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)

     

    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.

     

     

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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.  Regular rehearsals resume on September 10.

     

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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.

     

    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.

    The Rite of Acceptance is Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7PM and Sunday December 3, 2017 at 8AM and 11AM.

    The Rite of Election is on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7PM and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8AM and 11AM.

    Holy Baptism and Confirmation for teenagers (Youth Catechumenate) is at the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30PM.

    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 15  October 20   December 8  January 19 February 23 March 16   April 13 May 18   June 22

     

    THERE IS NO EYES MEETING on Friday, October 27, 2017.  This is the “Evening of Elegance” banquet celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran Reformation and the 90th anniversary of our parish.

     

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  • FEET - Fun and Educational Exercising Together—Exercise Group

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

     

    FEET EXERCISE TIMES.  FEET is meeting from 6AM to 6:35AM on the following days in September:  6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.

    If you are interested in exercising at these times with FEET, please communicate with Deaconess to let her know.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to communicate with Deaconess about being on the e-list and text list so that you may learn if sessions need to be canceled or changed.

     

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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)

     

    HEARTS HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS.  For HEARTS inquiries, please use our e-dress:

    hearts@redeemerlutheranbronx.org.  To communicate your ideas about any of the activities, please send an e-mail to this address.

     

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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 are dates scheduled for general meetings:

    2017:  September 9 October 7 November 4 December 2

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

     

    WARTBURG FESTIVAL.  The Wartburg Fall Festival of Saturday, September 23.  LEGS members assist with this event.  Be sure to save this date.

     

    CHICKEN LEGS SALES.  LEGS is hosting chicken legs sales on the following dates:

     October 21-22

     

    GENTLEMEN’S BREAKFAST AT A DINER.  LEGS is having breakfast at the Columbus Diner (754 South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, 10550) on the following dates:

     October 28---(tentatively)

    Gentlemen meet at the diner at 9AM.  If you need transportation, please contact Pastor.

     

    MEN’S RETREAT.  LEGS is planning a men’s retreat at Camp Koinonia from October 13-14.  For more information, please communicate with John Swaby.

     

    ADVENT DINNER DANCE.  The Advent Dinner Dance is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 6PM to 11PM in Redeemer’s undercroft.

     

    THE LEGS GENTLEMEN’S BREAKFAST is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9AM.

     

     

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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)

     

    WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY AND MEETINGS.  LIPS (women’s group) meets usually on the second Friday of each month with some exceptions as noted below.  Beginning at 7:30PM, a Women’s Bible Study is conducted and that concludes at 8:15PM.  Women are invited to remain afterwards for prayer, planning and support in the Word of God as the LIPS meeting begins.

     

     

    SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER TRIP—THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS.  The trip is set for November 18 with an 11AM show with lunch and shopping at 2:30PM.  Additional seats have been made available for a limited time.  If you wish to go, please submit your payment to Cecile Walker immediately to guarantee your seat.  All final payments are due by October 15, 2017.

      Ages 3-12     $100

      Ages 13-17   $125

      Ages 18 and up $160

     

    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 LIPS LUNCHEON is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:30AM.

     

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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.

     

    REGULAR REHEARSALS resume on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:30PM

     

    THERE ARE NO LUNGS REHEARSALS on the following days:

    2017: September 2   October 14  November 18   December 9

    2018:  March 31  April 28  May 19

     

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

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

     

    WRISTS MEETINGS.  WRISTS normally meets on the first Mondays of the month (except for July and August) at 12Noon

    2017:     September 11 (please note the date change)  October 2

      November 6 December 4

    2018:  January 8 (note date change) February 5  March 5

      April 9 (note date change) May 7  June 4

      September 10 (note date change) October 1 November 5

    December 3

     

    WRISTS HIGH TEA.  Redeemer WRISTS is hosting a High Tea on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2PM.  The speaker is Ms Neina Vetrano and her topic is “Sharing the Cross across the Table.”  Tickets are $25 a piece.  WRISTS members are selling the tickets to this event, so please purchase your tickets through them.  No reservations will be kept without your full payment for your ticket; you must pay when you get your ticket (No tickets will be kept on hold for people.).  There is a limited number of tickets available since the event involves setting up tea sets at each place setting.  No tickets will be sold at the door, so please purchase yours to guarantee your seat.

     

    “KNITTED TOGETHER” BIBLE STUDY AND KNITTING.  “Knitted Together” Bible study and knitting session requires no experience or knowledge of knitting.  If you have knitting materials, you may bring them along.  In addition to the Bible study, light refreshments are served.  If you would like to work on blankets for our homebound and nursing home members, baptismal napkins, hats and scarves and desire some direction, please communicate with Deaconess.  For more information about Knitted Together, please communicate with Deaconess.

     

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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.

 

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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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