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


April 20, 2014  

TODAY AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER

WELCOME: Our church family welcomes all visitors today as we celebrate together the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ADULT FORMATION takes place at 9:10 AM in the Parish Hall. 
  • Today: No adult formation
  • April 27: The Jesus Lifestyle: How to Handle Ambition
CHILDREN’S FORMATION takes place at 9:10 AM in the Sheepfold with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3-12+. 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ON SUNDAY MORNINGS at the 10:30 AM service (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.

MITE BOXES: Our children were given Mite Boxes this Lent (name derived from the Bible teaching about the widow’s mite) as part of an Anglican Relief and Development giving program. Today, children comfortable approaching the altar will be invited to bring their Mite Box up when they return to the service. They will gather at the rear of the church with their boxes and come forward at the beginning of the Offertory to place their boxes in a basket, which will then be blessed by the Celebrant. The children then return to their seats.

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).

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

NURSERY NEWS: The nursery will be open this morning, but NOT STAFFED with volunteers. People are welcome to use the room if they would like to take their child there during the liturgy.

EASTER EGG HUNT: An Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 1-6, will take place today on the side lawn after the 10:30 AM service. Bring baskets or other suitable egg collectors for your children. There will be an egg limit per child based on how many participate and how many eggs we have. If your children are participating, please remember to bring one dozen filled plastic eggs (candy, stickers, coins) per child. Non-parent contributions also welcome! Filled eggs will be collected in a basket in the Parish Hall prior to the service. Contact Rachel Rypel (email) with any questions.

EASTER POTLUCK: Christ The Redeemer will be hosting an Easter potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on today. Singles, couples, families, seniors, and students are all welcome. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a time of fellowship. The church will provide lamb and turkey; participants can contribute vegetable dishes, potatoes, salads, desserts, appetizers, bread, or drinks. Light appetizers and drinks will be available following the 10:30 a.m. service, and dinner will be served around 2:00 PM.

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, April 21 for a Patriots’ Day and will reopen on Tuesday, April 22.

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 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. Please contact Kim Ober (email) or Maylynn Atallah (781-640-9906) with any questions.

VESTRY REMINDER: Because of Holy Week, our April Vestry meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, April 23 – same time, same place.

WOMEN’S SIMPLY BREAKFAST takes place Saturday, April 26, 9:00-11:15 AM. Come and learn about the Celtic Christian tradition and explore ways in which the Celtic Way of Prayer might fan the flames of new life during this Eastertide. Catherine Hommes, teacher, traveler, historian, and spiritual director, will share how she discovered a ‘school of prayer’ that has profoundly deepened her walk with God. Over the years, she has participated in pilgrimages at Iona, Lindisfarne, and Glendalough, Ireland and has been associated with the Christian community of Aidan and Hilda. Let her journey inspire your own this Easter season. Watch for sign-up in the Parish Hall.

THREE CORDS COFFEEHOUSE: Our next coffeehouse is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 7:30 –9:00 PM. We plan to showcase a mix of performers interested in sharing their music with us. Several people have asked to play a few songs, but not a full set, so we are in need of some more talent. If this describes you, or someone you know, who would be interested in performing on April 26, contact Vito (email). We’re also looking for local individuals or bands who might be available for future dates.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Honduras Missions Team is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, April 27 following the 10:30 AM service to raise funds for their upcoming trip. The cost is $5 per person and covers ice cream and all the fixings! For questions or for more information, contact Julie (email).

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER is held the first Thursday in May each year. This is a time for national repentance and forgiveness. The theme this year is One Voice United in Prayer. Please join the First Tuesday Prayer group in the sacristy on Thursday, May 1 from 10:00-11:30 AM as we fervently pray for our country, leaders, churches, and more. Romans 15:6 says, So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ. Contact Linda Preston (email) for more information.

PROPERTY CLEANUP DAY: We need YOUR HELP to clean up the church grounds on Saturday, May 3, between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Raking, sweeping, seeding and trimming will be the primary tasks. This is a great stewardship opportunity FOR ALL AGES. Pray for nice weather! If you can help, or would like further information, please contact David (email).

GREAT IDEA FOR MOTHER’S DAY! Treat Mom to a lavish dessert buffet and show, Songs of the Greatest Generation, on Friday, May 16, 7:00-9:30 PM, in the Parish Hall. Tickets are just $25.00 each or $40 for two. All proceeds go toward the Bolivia mission trip. Tickets will be sold every Sunday after church and will also be available at the door. Please contact Shaina for more information (email).

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).

HOW TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE: Have you ever wondered why people in the Bible seemed to easily hear God speaking directly to them? Have you wondered if it was possible for you to hear God's voice? This year's healing conference will feature Dr. Mark Virkler, who will address this topic with us on October 3 & 4. You won't want to miss this interactive learning experience of communion with God. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. Help spread the word; invite your friends and relatives! Brochures, with registration form, can be picked up on one of the information racks at the entrances or on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall. Registration fee includes lunch and materials.

OTHER NOTES

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION TRAINING: Spiritual Direction is a ministry of listening and companioning with others on their spiritual journey. Our diocese offers a two-year training program, to equip mature and skilled spiritual directors grounded in Anglican sacramental theology and Catholic contemplative tradition. Course begins September 2014. Application deadline is June 1. For further information please go to the website.

NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is now enrolling students at their Beverly (pre-K–5th grade) and Lynn (pre-K–8th grade) campuses. Purposely Academic, Intentionally Christian. For more information, contact via the website, or Jennifer Hevelone-Harper (email) or Carol Alter (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: 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.

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. 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.
  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.

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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