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Crossings is the insert in the service leaflet in church and also available here online.


August 30, 2015

TODAY AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY : If it’s your child’s first time, a parent or guardian must attend with their child in order to register and provide vital health and contact information.
  • Nursery care is provided for children ages 0-3 in the nursery during the 9:00 and 11:00 services.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is offered to children ages 3-9 during the summer during the 9:00 and 11:00 services. Children depart for Catechesis immediately before the sermon to hear and reflect on Scripture, responding in prayer and song. They return at the Peace for Holy Communion. During the 9:00 service, children meet in the Baptistery. During the 11:00 service, they meet in the Parish Hall, following the cross out during the Sermon hymn.
  • During services the Retreat Room (in the back of the church) is provided for you to use with a restless child. From there you can see and hear the service.

HOSPITALITY: Regular Sunday meals will resume in September. If you wish to join this ministry in the fall, please contact Allegra (email). There is always a warm welcome in the kitchen.

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER

FIRST TUESDAY PRAYER: Please join us this Tuesday, September 1, 10:00 AM –12:00 Noon, in the Parish Hall, as we pray for our nation with another anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaching and the need for national repentance before our Holy God. “…now God commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31) Prayer will also be offered for the persecuted church, Israel and the Middle East. For more information, please contact Linda Preston (email).

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY meets in the sacristy Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM led by Darrell Haskell. Contact Richard Thorndike (email) for more information. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES: God gives us gifts with which to serve him; use your musical talents by participating with Christ the Redeemer music ensembles:
  • Choir of Christ the Redeemer, for adults and high school students, rehearses in the church, 7:15-9:15 PM, Thursdays starting September 3. Fr. Tim has said that the choir is like a small church, in that we are a community that prays and cares for each other. New members are welcome and needed. Child care might be available on request. The choir will sing the 11:00 AM service most Sundays, September 13 through Trinity Sunday in May, as well as special services such as Festal Days, Choral Evensong, All Souls, Christmas Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and the Holy Week Triduum. The choir will sing a Sunday morning at MCI Framingham, the state women’s prison. Contact Minister of Music Dan McKinley (978-774-3163 x 353; email).
  • Seraphim Choir (grades 4 and up), starting Wednesday, September 2, 4:00-5:15 PM. By participating in the choir program, children will be equipped to make music to the Lord their whole life. Contact Dan McKinley.
  • Cherubim Choir (grades 1-3), starting Wednesday, September 9, 4:00-5:00 PM. Establish the foundation of music making with this engaging program. Contact Dan McKinley or Cyndi Kreyling (email).

BAND OF BROTHERS, a group of Christ the Redeemer men, in their 20s and 30s, will resume meeting on Monday, September 14. For more information, contact Adam Salter Gosnell (email).

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Our monthly breakfast fellowship resumes on Saturday, September 12, from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Parish Hall. We will be launching a series of discussions under the theme, Men Walking in Faith. Men of all ages are welcome. Come and bring a friend. If you can bring a breakfast entrée or accompaniment, email David Greening (email).

SAVE THE DATE : Christ the Redeemer Annual Meeting: All are invited to join us on Sunday, September 13 for a fellowship cookout at 4:30 PM, followed by our annual church business meeting at 6:30 PM. Watch for further details.

OUR ANNUAL KAYAK OUTING will take place on Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM, at Lynch Park in Beverly. A pizza lunch will follow. There is no charge but all participants are invited to make a donation. All funds raised will be going to support ARDF’s agricultural project, which aids farmers in South Sudan. Let us know if you plan to attend so that we can make sure to have enough kayaks to go around! If you have a kayak you would be willing to lend us for a day that would be wonderful! Please contact Dani Miller (email) to RSVP or “volunteer” your kayak.

LITANY OF PRAYER: On Sunday, September 20 we will offer a Litany of Prayer for our schools. On that day we will be praying generally for the ongoing education of our children and community, both public and private schools in the area. Sign-up sheets are posted at the front door and in the Parish Hall this week and next if you want to list a specific school that you or your children may attend.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER MINISTRY: This ministry prepares and serves dinner to approximately thirty guests from 5:00-7:00 PM on the second Sunday of each even numbered month at St. Peter’s Church (4 Ocean Street, Beverly). We presently need four new team members to join this important ministry! It requires a two-hour commitment on your part to help with setup, meal preparation, serving and cleanup for only six evenings over the course of the year. If you would like to join the CTR team, please contact Paul Dube (email).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CHURCH: There are some minor property maintenance and cleaning tasks that need to be completed at the church building. If you can spare some time to tackle any of these tasks, please contact David Greening (email).

FAMILY PROMISE FAMILIES NEED HELP: Jourbert, Noah (10), and Jane (11) came to Family Promise in April. They are moving into an apartment in Rowley this week and are in need of furniture and household items. Jourbert is working part time and looking for a full time job. He is qualified in marketing, interpreting (he speaks 4 languages), customer care, graphic design, and other administrative roles. Another family recently arrived at Family Promise and the mother is in need of a bike to ride back and forth to work. She is small and would need a bike suitable for a middle school/high school girl. Contact the Assistant Director Julie Dillard (email; 978-922-0787) if you can help.

THE WAR ROOM is coming to the Showcase Cinema complex off Route 1 in Revere (and other locations in southern New Hampshire) August 28-31. This is a special showing of a timely movie suitable for Christian families, singles, leaders, and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of the power of prayer. As we live out the gospel amidst an increasingly hostile culture, we need to hear the strong voice of encouragement as to the power of the Spirit in and through prayer. Watch the movie trailer; you can find out about show times and ticket prices at Fandango. For more information contact Flora (email).

NEWS & NOTES 

PARISHIONER LOOKING FOR WORK:A parishioner is looking for an opportunity to help members of the body in tangible ways. Anyone needing a house cleaner and/or babysitter a few days a week or just once per week, please contact Jennarose (email). 

RENTAL NEED: Christian couple with small child in need of a deleaded apartment in Beverly or near train or bus transportation to Beverly. Can afford $1,200.00/month with heat. Responsible, neat, always pay rent on time. As their landlord, I will give them an excellent recommendation. I have sold my house, so tenants must move at buyer’s request. Please call Lori Masi (978-927-7999; email).

GENERAL CTR INFORMATION

PARKING REMINDER: This summer the Town of Danvers re-striped Elliott Street to include additional shoulder parking on both sides, down to, and past the entrance of the Danversport Yacht Club. You will also find additional shoulder parking zones on both sides of Elliott Street just over the Beverly line. We encourage those who are able, to park in the back portion of the church lot or on the street to leave spaces onsite for visitors, newcomers, and those needing proximity to the building. Thanks.

ARE YOU RECEIVING E-LECTIO? If you would like to receive e-Lectio, the weekly newsletter of Christ the Redeemer, or you have recently changed you e-mail address please contact David Greening (email) at the church office or sign up here and we’ll add you to the distribution list. 

DONATING FURNITURE, CLOTHING, AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS? There are many charitable organizations on the North Shore who will gladly receive your slightly used furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, clothing or toys. Christ the Redeemer however, is NOT one of them. While we appreciate and encourage your generosity, we do not have the resources to redirect these items or the space to store them. We encourage you to take your donations to your local thrift shop. Thank you.

SERMONS AND ADULT FORMATION PRESENTATIONS: Did you know that you can listen to sermons and adult formation presentations and view visuals on our website? For example, all three weeks of the audio and visuals for Fr. Ray’s recent series on Preparing for the Prince of Peace: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration are available here. This page contains sermons and presentations from the last ten weeks. This page also has a link to earlier sermons and presentations here.

WE ASK that you please refrain from taking flash photos during worship services.

TO HELP US KEEP THE CHURCH NEAT and save extra work for the usher team and sexton, we request that you not bring coffee or other refreshments into the church, take your bulletin and inserts home with you to read, and check the areas where you sit to be sure you are not forgetting to take anything home. Thank you for your help.

IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE ALARM SOUNDING:
  1. Proceed in an orderly manner to the nearest FIRE EXIT. Notify an usher if you need assistance.
  2. Walk to the Rallying Point on the lawn in front of the Sheepfold trailer on the west side of the building and await further instructions in that location. If Christian Formation classes are in session, your children will be brought there to meet you.
  3. DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR as this may impede fire apparatus. Await the All Clear.

BUILDING SECURITY: If you are the person in charge of a ministry event or meeting at the church, it is YOUR responsibility to see that lights are off, thermostats turned down and all doors are locked when you exit the building. If you need instruction with any of these tasks, please ask the Sexton, Julian Vance or Lay Minister for Administration, David Greening.

CHANGE OF MAILING ADDRESS: If you have made arrangement to have your offering checks mailed to the church office, please advise your financial institution or check writing firm that our suite number has changed. We are now in SUITE 2B at 85 Constitution Lane, Danvers. Thank you.

ON STREET PARKING INFORMATION: The Town of Danvers recently painted the parking shoulder areas on Elliott Street (Rt. 62) on both the east and westbound sides. Thank you for your cooperation; we greatly appreciate those who park on Elliott Street to leave room on property for those needing to park closer to the building. 

CROSSINGS DEADLINE is noon on Mondays. The office staff is happy to edit your Crossings notices; however we do not have the time to write them for you. Please help us by composing a concise draft of your announcement and include all important information: dates, time, location, etc. Thank you.

NEW ONLINE GIVING OPTIONsecure, fast and automated! Scroll to the bottom of this page where you will see Support CTR with an E-Giving link, which connects directly to a new system for online tithing. In order to simplify your weekly or monthly giving, you can use the system either by creating your personal Log-in and Password or as ‘Guest’ if you are still unsure of using an online format for your regular giving. The site uses either debit cards or ACH (check transfers), whichever you prefer. The site does not accept credit cards as a reflection of our church policy. It’s fast, easy, and relatively painless. Now your giving can be between you and the Lord, and in the cloud! Call JoAnn at the office (978-774-3163, ext. 356) if you have questions or need help.

PASTORAL COUNSELING: Christ The Redeemer now offers confidential pastoral counseling to individuals, couples, and families in our parish. For more information, please contact Heather Thornburg (email; 978-774-3163 ext. 357).

SACRISTY ACCESSIBILITY: A new policy has been put in place regarding the sacristy (the room behind the altar where clergy and lay ministers robe and prepare for the worship services). In order to prepare their hearts for worship, the door to the sacristy will be closed 15 minutes prior to each service! If you need to talk to a clergy member or lay minister serving any given day, please wait until AFTER the service. Thank you!

CHRIST THE REDEEMER HAS A PORTABLE RAMP: If you need help with stairs, inside or outside, please contact an usher and the ramp can be placed where needed.

REMINDER: Whether you are scheduling a meeting or any other event you need to contact David (email; 978-774-3163) to get it on the calendar, and to confirm that the space you’d like to use is available.

BIO-COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS: If you are using Christ the Redeemer’s kitchen for one of your meetings, please feel free to use the bio-compostable plates, bowls, utensils, and cups that are stored under the island. They are not paper or plastic and, therefore, are better for the environment. It you have any questions, please see Karen O’Keefe.

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