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

June 28, 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 3-9 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: Fellowship meals have ended for the season. 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.


NO FIREWORKS THIS YEAR: For many year people have gathered in our parking lot to watch the fireworks. However, the town of Danvers cancelled the fireworks display this year.

BAND OF BROTHERS, a group of Christ the Redeemer men, in their 20s and 30s, will not meet formally over the summer. Contact Adam Salter Gosnell (email) for more information.

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

FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: If you are interested in helping out the next time Christ the Redeemer hosts Family Promise guests (July 19-26), and have not yet gone through the training, the next training takes place Wednesday, July 1, 6:30-8:30 PM, at First Church in Salem (316 Essex St.). You must bring a valid driver’s license or ID to the training session. If you have any questions about Family Promise, contact Ann Droppers (email).


MUSIC CAMP: Christ the Redeemer will offer a children’s music camp July 6-10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Send your own kids, and invite those of your families, friends, and neighbors. This is an excellent outreach opportunity to people not currently attending our church. Children may participate who are old enough to enter Kindergarten this autumn, through those who have completed grade 6. They will be placed in various groups according to age and school grade. The program will be led by several of our church’s qualified musicians, including certified public school music teachers. Parishioners other than musicians are needed to assist with non-teaching tasks. Adult participants must be screened for SORI and CORI. Cost: $50, first child in a family; $10, each additional child. Please complete the online registration form here and mail it to the church office (85 Constitution Lane, Suite 2B, Danvers, MA 01923) no later than Monday, June 29. Scholarships are available as needed upon request.

OUR NEW PARISH LIBARY IS COMING SOON: Kerry Crockett is Christ the Redeemer's new librarian. She is cataloging and categorizing books from our existing collection and new books purchased with donations to the Greg Russo Memorial Library fund. The books will be shelved in the bookcases in the Parish Hall by category and available for borrowing. To return the books you borrowed in the past simply put them on one of the bookshelves in theParish Hall; Kerry will check there on Sundays.

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual Parish Picnic will take place on Sunday, August 9.


IN REMEMBRANCE: For those of you who may remember Fred and Laura Simon, we received word that Fred died Monday night. If you would like to send Laura a note the address is: 464 7th Avenue, Fox Island, WA 98333.

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). 

TEMPORARY HOUSING NEED: A young couple are in need of temporary housing from August through October for themselves, their 2 year old daughter and two small hypo-allergenic, non-shedding dogs. They are expecting a baby with a rare heart defect who will need surgery in the first week of her life. They will have their own car. If you are able to help, please contact David Ketcham (978-835-2561 or email).

PARISHIONER LOOKING FOR CAR: A parishioner of limited means is in need of a newer, reliable car. If you have a vehicle and are interested in giving it as a gift or selling it for a low price, please contact Fr. Brian to discuss.

APARTMENT FOR RENT: Five room, 2nd floor Gloucester apartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, disposal, gas range, refrigerator, fenced in backyard, parking available. June availability. Tenant pays gas heat and electric; monthly rent $1,050. Contact Maud (978-283-8150).

APARTMENT FOR RENT: Three room, 1st floor Gloucester apartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, disposal, gas range, refrigerator, parking available. June availability. Tenant pays gas heat and electric; monthly rent $900. Contact Maud (978-283-8150).


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.

  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.

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