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

March 1, 2015


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 3-12:
  • 9:00 — During the sermon, children of all ages are invited to gather in the Baptistery for a time of prayer, scripture, and song.
  • 10:00 — Children’s Formation Hour: Children ages 3-5 and 9-12 meet in the Sheepfold. Children ages 6-8 meet on the Parish Hall stage.
  • 11:00 — At the singing of the Gloria, children depart for Catechesis in procession, following the Cross. Children ages 3-5 go left to the Sheepfold; children ages 6+ go right to the Parish Hall. They return during the Offertory for Holy Communion.

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.

ADULT FORMATION will take place at 10:00 AM in the Parish Hall. Fr. Ray will present a follow-up talk on Confession.

HEALING PRAYER: At the 11:00 AM service an experienced healing team will be available at the rear of the church to pray for you with complete discretion about any concern.

HOSPITALITY:Please join us in the Parish Hall after the 11:00 service, for a meal and fellowship. We still need volunteers to share in this ministry. Please contact either Allegra (email) or Mike Sheridan (email). 

CHORAL COMPLINE: Join us for Choral Compline tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

A WOMEN’S RETREAT is planned for Friday evening to Sunday noon, May 29-31 at Adleynrood in Byfield, MA. Susan Currie is the speaker. The cost estimate is $235 with a DEPOSIT OF $100 NEEDED BY MARCH 1. Space is limited to 30; after March 1 registration will be offered to the women of All Saints. Checks should be made out to Christ the Redeemer with Women’s Retreat on the memo line. Further information is available on our website page. If you have specific questions, please contact  Jennifer Drummond (email) or Kathy Riquier (email).


BAND OF BROTHERS, a group for Christ the Redeemer men, in their 20s and 30s, meets weekly on Monday nights at 7:00 PM for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Contact Adam Salter Gosnell (email) for more information.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY meets in the sacristy Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM.  For more information, please call Richard Thorndike (978-922-3618).

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Join us on Thursdays from 10:00-noon. Our winter study is Reflections of Hope written by Campus Crusade for Christ and inspired by the film Magdalena, a story of tenderness, freedom, and hope. Come join us and see Jesus through the eyes of Mary Magdalene and the many other women Jesus encountered. Contact Kim Ober (email).

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Throughout Lent, we will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday at noon. At each station, there will be time for intercession as we focus on Bringing our Burdens to the Cross of Christ.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY SIMPLY BREAKFAST: Please join with other women of the church on Saturday, March 7, from 9:00-11:00 AM, in the Parish Hall, for fellowship, shared meals, and shared stories. Please RSVP to Kim (email) so we’ll know how many to expect that morning. Child care available if requested in advance.


CONFIRMATION will be offered when the Bishop visits on April 26. For those interested in being confirmed, received into the Anglican Communion, or publicly reaffirming your faith at this time, please contact Fr. Brian. Confirmation classes will be offered in the Sacristy from 1:00-2:30 PM on Sundays, March 8, 15, 22, April 12 and 19.

CHORAL EVENSONG, Sunday, March 8, 5:00 PM in the Church, no incense. Choral Evensong is possibly the most distinctive Anglican service and is noted for its extraordinarily thrilling music. Developed by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in the mid 1500s, this classic service is based on the ancient monastic practices of awaiting God’s presence, hearing him speak through his word, and offering intercessory prayer. The officiant and choir chant or sing the prayers and canticles. The Choir of Christ the Redeemer will sing music by Gideon Cox, George Dyson, and H. Balfour Gardiner. The congregation will sing hymns; Fr. Tim will officiate; Scott Donis will preach a brief homily. Pray to God by candlelight and with glorious music. Child care will be provided. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: The next Christ the Redeemer Men’s Breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 14, 8:30-10:30 AM in the Parish Hall. Bob Craig is leading us in a series of discussions exploring The What, Why and How of Prayer. Join us and bring a friend. Please let David (email) know what you would be willing to bring in the way of breakfast food.

THREE CORDS COFFEEHOUSE: Our next Three Cords Coffeehouse takes place Saturday, March 14 from 7:30-9:00 PM celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The night will feature the return of The Knotty Celts (Chris Leghorn, Anne and Tony Walsh) who sing three part harmony accompanied by two guitars, bodhran, and the occasional tin whistle, performing Celtic and traditional songs of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. They are regular performers around the North Shore and will be joined by special guest Mackenzie Peters on viola and Carol McIntyre on harp. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends and join us as we take a break from shoveling snow to celebrate “The Green”…and the coming of spring! For more information or to volunteer, contact Vito Tulimiero (email).

FILMS WORTH TALKING ABOUT presents its final feature of the season on Saturday, March 14, starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 PM. The film is Heaven is For Real, based on the hit book of the same name. It is a true story of a young boy who lapses into a coma, only to emerge with knowledge of people he has seen in heaven, and much to the consternation of his father and church elders. This is a wholeheartedly Christian film, never preachy or cloying. RSVP to Michael Chiusano (978-927-3095).

BOUNDARIES GROUP: Do you have trouble saying “no?” Are you experiencing burnout? The Pastoral Counseling Ministry at Christ the Redeemer will soon be offering a Boundaries group where we will explore these issues as well as what scripture has to say about boundaries. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Christine Schryver (email) or Heather Thornburg (email). You may also call 978-774-3163, ext. 106.


THANK YOU to all who contributed financially for Victoria Thornburg’s mission work with YWAM in human trafficking. Her needed financial support was met. Thank you!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Our Snow Removal Team! This note of thanks goes out to the approximately 30 or so Christ the Redeemer volunteers (of all ages) who turned out on Saturday, February 21 to help remove a few metric tons of snow from the church roofs. Thanks to your hard work, we can all breathe a lot easier, knowing that all that snow is now piled on the ground and no longer threatening the roof over our heads. God Bless You All. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Thessalonians 1:2-3]

MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) NORTH SHORE is an amazing ministry that supports moms of young children all across the North Shore, including several mothers in our church. It meets every other Thursday at North Shore Community Baptist Church and they need help in two areas: 1) Childcare providers (high school age or older) are needed for the MOPPETS program caring for children in various classrooms. Caregivers must be able to commit to the spring semester dates (March 19, April 2, 16, and May 7) from 8:45-11:15 AM at $10/hour; 2) Mentor Moms: These are moms with older children (middle school age and beyond) who have wisdom and experience to share with those just starting out in the beautiful mess of motherhood. If interested in either, contact Jana (email); she’ll put you in touch with the right MOPS leader. Thank you.

ANXIETY: FREEDOM FROM FEAR is a workshop being offered at Canon Mark and Dr. Mary Pearson’s New Creation Healing Center in Kingston, NH. It takes place on Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration Fee: $45 by March 5; $50 after March 5. For registration or more info, contact New Creation Healing Center (website; 603-642-6700).

ONE YEAR RENTAL NEEDED: Church planting intern, his wife, toddler and infant need a two bedroom rental in the Beverly area beginning March 1. If you know of something please contact, Charity Kearney (603-731-8993).

HOUSING NEED: Members Josh and Ashleigh Vanada (and their 5 year old dog) are looking for a house/townhouse/apartment to begin renting in April. They are looking for a place with at least 2 bedrooms. If you know of any options, please contact Ashleigh (email).

PING PONG TABLE: We would like to find a home for a good quality ping pong table that is taking up needed space in the Parish Hall storage room. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in it, contact David (email).


SNOW CANCELLATIONS: Should it be necessary to cancel a worship service or other event at Christ the Redeemer due to severe weather, a notice will be posted on FOX News Channel 25 Boston and on our website.

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.

  1. Proceed in an orderly manner to the nearest FIRE EXIT. Notify an usher if you need assistance.
  2. Proceed to the Rallying Point on the lawn in front of the Sheepfold trailer on west side of building. DO NOT GO TO YOUR CAR. Your children will meet you there.
  3. Await further instructions in that location.

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.

PHOTOS FOR THE WEBSITE: We’re always in search of photos for our website that display the rich variety of ministries and activities taking place at Christ the Redeemer. Please capture photos that show your ministry in action and email them to our webmaster, Susan Russo,  but please do not take flash photos during worship services.

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.

SUPPORT CTR: Go to E-Giving