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

October 26, 2014


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 is taking a break until Sunday, November 9.

HEALING PRAYER: Teams are available after the 11:00 service, following the postlude. One team prays at the altar on the left side; another team (including a priest) is available in the library (off the front lobby).

HOSPITALITY: Please join us in the Parish Hall today, after the 11:00 AM service for food and fellowship.

REMINDER: Please do not bring coffee or other refreshments into the church, and please do not take flash photos during worship services. Thank you.

OUR NEXT CONFIRMATION service will take place on November 23. Confirmation Class meets in the Baptistery from 1:00-2:30 PM TODAY and Sundays, November 9, and 16. All who are interested in learning more, please contact Fr. Brian (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 at 10:00 AM. This fall Carol Powers is leading a study on “Women in Scripture.” Soak in scripture and see that as women we are His beloved, His delight, and His daughters. Hear God’s calling and purpose for you in the home, in the church, and in the world. Join us for fellowship, refreshments, scripture study, discussion, and shared prayer. Contact Carol (email) or Kim Ober (email) with questions or to request materials.

FALL BACK: Please don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, November 1.


HEADS UP! Next Sunday, November 2, All Saints’ Day, the entire church family will gather together at ONE SERVICE, which will take place at 10:00 AM. This means NO 7:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services that day. Mark your calendars now!

ALL SOULS’ REQUIEM: A Requiem Eucharist will be held in the Church on Sunday, November 2, 5:00 PM, to observe All Souls’ Day (transferred from November 3). As part of the service, names will be read of family members or friends who have died within the last year. Please submit names by Thursday, October 30 to Holly

ANGLICAN ORIENTATION SESSION will take place Saturday, November 8, 9:00-11:00 AM in the Parish Hall. This is the new name for the new members class, and is an orientation to “the Anglican way.” Please let Fr. Malcolm know of your interest (email). 

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER: We need people to help David & Becky Cottingham with our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on November 27. If you are willing to help, contact Becky Cottingham (email). Thank you in advance for offering your help so that “many hands make light work!”


YOU’RE INVITED TO A KILN OPENING on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 3:30-7:00 PM each day. Please stop by 3 Red Coach Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982 to see the pottery work from our recent firings and have some light refreshments. Contact Daryl Townsley (email) or David Townsley (email) for more information.

FILMS WORTH TALKING ABOUT presents its next feature Saturday, November 15, starting at 6:30 PM. Up In The Air stars George Clooney as a corporate employee termination consultant, whose life is an endless series of airplane flights and hotel rooms, punctuated by casual meetings, and affairs. The movie is at core a satire about today’s work environment, and the alienated work life led by 30-something men and women. RSVP to Michael Chiusano (978-927-3095).

MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) NORTHSHORE is looking for interested childcare providers for their program that meets at North Shore Community Baptist Church in Beverly Farms two Thursdays each month. MOPS is a ministry serving moms and families of children ages infant-kindergarten. We are in need of childcare providers who can commit to working at each of our remaining fall dates—November 6, November 20, and December 4—from 8:45-11:15 AM. (Continuing in the spring would be an option too!) Approximately 50 women attend, with 50+ children in the MOPPETS program, cared for in 5 different classrooms. Salary is $10/hour. If interested, contact coordinator Laura Fleming (email) for more info.

HOUSING NEED: Jolene Nunez, a Gordon College student and friend of Tiffany Baxter, needs affordable housing after she graduates in December. She is willing to live with a family and offer services such as cleaning or childcare; or to rent a low-cost apartment or room. If you have space or know of an opportunity, please contact Jolene (email). 

THE CONNECTION is a team of welcoming Christ the Redeemer parishioners who meet and greet newcomers before and after each service in the front lobby (Elliott Street). Arrive 10-15 minutes before your favorite service to greet friends and unfamiliar faces. Be available in the same spot after the service to say hello to new faces who might feel a bit invisible. Something simple like, “We’re glad you came; hope you’ll join us again…” Welcome cards will be available. You would serve on a rotating basis. If you would like to serve in this area or want more info, contact JoAnn (978-774-3163).

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Are you feeling a pull to have a more dynamic relationship with God, more back and forth “conversations” with Him? Christ the Redeemer is blessed to have several trained spiritual directors who can help. To learn more about what spiritual direction is, see this page. For a list of Anglican Spiritual Directors by geography, email Wendy Dixon. For a broader list of evangelical spiritual directors trained by a variety of excellent programs in the last twenty years, see the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Network directory. May the Spirit guide you.

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).

THE CENTER FOR FAITH AND INQUIRY at Gordon College is sponsoring an address by Brin Grim, President of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, on Monday, October 20, 4:30 PM, in the Ken Olsen Science Center. He will speak on “Religious Diversity, Freedom, and the Future of Asia’s Economy.” The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (email).

THE INAUGURAL MALCOLM REID LECTURE at Gordon College presents, Oliver O’Donovan (University of Edinburgh) speaking on “Action and Rest.” Please join us on Thursday, October 23, 4:30 PM. (reception at 4:00 PM), in the Ken Olsen Science Center, Chairman’s Room. For more information, contact the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College (email).

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!

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. Please see the parking map for our designated parking areas.

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.

MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND: We are accepting special donations for the Greg Russo Memorial Library, as a way of honoring Greg’s ministry to us in helping get a CTR library started and healthy.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

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