CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
at the 10:30 AM
(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 service.
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Children ages 3-5 follow the cross to the left during the singing of the Gloria and go to the Sheepfold; they return at the offertory.
- Christ’s Lambs Liturgy: All registered children ages 6+ are invited to their own liturgy during the 10:30 AM service. Children follow the cross to the right during the singing of the Gloria for their own Liturgy of the Word (music, scripture, homily, prayer, confession, the peace, snacks, and fun activity) and return at the offertory. Registration forms are at the entrances and on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall.
- 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.
INCENSE will be used at the end of today’s 10:30 a.m. service during the Te Deum.
HEALING PRAYER: Teams are available after the 10:30 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: Join us for a meal in the Parish Hall today, after the 10:30 service.
COMPLINE: Join us tonight at 7:00 PM. The contemplative end-of-day service will be done by candlelight and sung with ancient plainsong by Officiant. Come for soul rest.
REMINDER: Please do not bring coffee or other refreshments into the church, and please do not take flash photos during worship services. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER
BAND OF BROTHERS, a group for Christ the Redeemer men who in their 20s and 30s, meets weekly on Monday nights at 7:00 PM for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Contact Preston Conger (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 meets Thursdays, 10:00 AM, with refreshments/treats, followed by scripture study, reflection, discussion, and shared prayer. Through June we’re studying Kay Arthur’s book, Lord, I Want to Know You, which explores the names of God that transform, strengthen, and empower our daily walk—Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider and many others. Please contact Kim Ober (email) or Maylynn Atallah (781-640-9906) with any questions.
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.
WINTER PLAYGROUP STILL NEEDS HELP: If you could commit to helping with set up or clean up even one Friday between now and the end of March, it would be helpful—and it’s easy! Or, just come to play Friday mornings anytime between 10:00-11:30 AM (through March 28) in the Parish Hall. Bring a bike, ball or the like, as well as a snack for your little one. Hope to see you there! If you can help out or have any questions, contact Jana Hemmerly-Brown (email).
THIRD SATURDAY HOLY EUCHARIST AND HEALING SERVICE: Please join us this Saturday, March 15 at 5:00 PM.
THE ANNUNCIATION & BLESSING OF PREGNANT WOMEN: Holy Eucharist will be celebrated for the Feast of the Annunciation on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 PM. The service will include the Blessing of Pregnant Women. If you know someone who is pregnant, please invite them to join you for this service. Beth Pocock will give the homily.
IT’S NOT TOO EARLY to think about whether you might want to give an Easter Flower offering this year. Is there something you are particularly thankful at this time? We tend to think that flowers are only given in memory of a loved one, but it is just as appropriate to give a gift in thanksgiving for a particular person or for the Lord’s provision. Envelopes can be found on the racks at the entrances and on the welcome table.
WEATHER RELATED DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS: In the event that worship services or events at Christ The Redeemer are cancelled or postponed due to bad weather, there will be a posting on our website, on FOX Channel 25 Boston, and via our e-Lectio email distribution list.
SENIORS: Please print your name and address on our Christ the Redeemer calendar in the Parish Hall, if you would like to receive a birthday card on your special day.
GORDON COLLEGE is hosting a talk given by Mary Ann Glendon on Thursday, March 20, at 4:30 PM (reception at 4:00 PM), entitled Politics as a Vocation. It is free and open to the public and will be held in the Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium. Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
RIDE NEEDED: A boarding student at Philips Andover Academy would like to attend Christ the Redeemer if she can find a ride. If your commute to church takes you near the Andover campus, please consider helping out with transportation for this young woman. If you could help, please contact Allegra (email).
FEMALE ROOMATE WANTED: The Rev. Kristen Yates would like someone to share her Salem apartment in a multi-family home. Rent $615.00 plus utilities, includes kitchen, two bedrooms, two living spaces, W/D, dishwasher. Mostly furnished. Contact Kristen (email).
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR CHRIST THE REDEEMER WOMEN: This is a private space for women in our church to plan small groups, get-togethers and discussions; a place that feels like home, where you are personally known and encouraged in your faith. This relationship is usually found in a small group ministry. The group is “closed” meaning that only group members can see the posts. You must be “invited” to join the group. Search on Facebook for Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church: Women, or message Erin Cherry (the group administrator) and ask for an invitation. Group members can, and are encouraged, to invite their female Christ the Redeemer Facebook friends.
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: Keeping our website fresh and interesting requires new photos. Please email Susan Russo whenever you have any photos of services, events, for example, the Three Cords coffeehouse, etc. that you can share.
IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE ALARM SOUNDING
- Proceed in an orderly manner to the nearest FIRE EXIT. Notify an usher if you need assistance.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
WHERE DO I DONATE 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, and clothing items. Christ The Redeemer however, is NOT one of them. While we appreciate and encourage your generosity, we do not have the resources to process these items at the church or the space to store them. We encourage you to take your donations to your local thrift shop.
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.
CTR 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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