Stevie Rowan Santa Lucia
Kevin and Kerry Santa Lucia welcomed their second daughter and a sister for Ryann Elena, Stevie Rowan, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Her maternal grandparents are Roger & Terry Hogle,  and she is named for her great uncle, Steve Orthwein, so Stevie represents both the past and the future of Redeemer.
Heard at Redeemer

How I avoid Solitude and Silence
 
       When you find yourself in a quiet house, alone, for say the afternoon, do you turn on the television or radio?  It is not really to listen to the program or to watch a game, but to provide a sort of background of words and moving images.   I wonder how often we seek solitude and silence.  Even if we go for a walk, we often take ear buds and turn on favorite songs.  I usually turn on the radio when I drive home, and half listen, unless it is at the top of the hour.  I will get annoyed with some news item or dislike the song and tap the radio off.  Then, five minutes, later, without thinking, I will tap it on and half listen to either news or music that barely engages my mind.  I caught myself five times this week tapping on the radio, for no conscious reason.
        
         Since before Isaiah reminded the people of Jerusalem (30:15), seekers of God have known the truth of his words, "In quietness and in trust shall be your strength."  Elijah did not meet God on the mountain in the noise of the earthquake, wind or fire, but in the "sound of sheer silence." (I Kings: 19:12-13)   Even when I am alone in the house, or walking by myself on a quiet morning, I bring a cacophony of inner voices with me.   So  I tap the radio to make sure that I can avoid deep thought and do not stay long enough in solitude to listen to my own heart, much less Christ.    I wonder at the love of God, which so patiently chases me as I hide myself among all the noises of the world.  For when I do go into silence far enough, I find God waiting for me.

Revive Texas will gather for a Memorial Day Hot Dog Cookout on Monday, May 29, at Victoria Park, 3051 W. Northgate, Irving (between Story and Beltline).  The time is 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Please bring sides to share.
Outreach
The Tower
WE DID IT
We CAN Do It! -
We Did it - 1,048 Cans Plus Other Food
The School and the Church were challenged to gather 1,000 cans of food.  The children have built 1,048 into a tower. 
This food will be given to Irving Cares at a time when their need is greatest, when school is out and children are not getting  food from the hot breakfast and lunch programs.
Irving Cares Pantry

Canned Fruit
Canned Meats - tuna, chicken
Canned Meals - chili, stew, soups
Peanut butter
Hot and cold cereal
The Seventh Sunday of Easter,  May 28, 2017
Holy Eucharist............................................. 8:00 a.m.
Fellowship following the service
Sunday School............................................... 9:15 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal.............................................. 9:15 a.m.
Adult Class,.................................................... 9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist........................................... 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship following the service
Brotherhood of St. Andrew.......................... 12:15 a.m.
Rhema Church............................................. 12:30 p.m.
Celebrant, Rector,
The Reverend Canon Victoria R. T. Heard

Altar Party
Time
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Lector/
Prayers of the People
8:00 am
Steve Bunt
Ginny Bertrand
10:30 am
Charlie Brockett
Jackie Doss
Readings: 

Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
The Altar Flowers for Sunday, May 28, 2017,
are given to the Glory of God and in Honor of
Stephanie Bunt
by Stephen & Sheryll Bunt
Living into the Resurrection:  
How to live into Easter day by day.
 
May 28
Sabbath times and Silence, weekly and yearly
            (Listening to the Rabbis and the Monastics)



Pentecost Sunday
Next Sunday, June 4, 2017, is Pentecost Sunday and it will be a time of celebration for Redeemer.
We will welcome two new members in the Baptism of Cora Elizabeth Langworthy Dickson and Jonah Asher Todd.
It has always been our tradition to wear red on Pentecost Sunday and we hope everyone will be wearing their red.
We ask people who speak a language other than English to join together in reading a lesson in the service.  If you speak another language and would be willing to read, please contact Canon Heard.

Next Week's Calendar
Monday, May 29, 2017
Church Office and Redeemer Montessori School Closed
Revive Texas, Hot Dog Cookout, Victoria Park 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Toastmasters 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Informal Summer Study, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2016
Evening Prayer, 6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2, 2012
Berea Interdenominational Bible Study Class, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Memorial Service for Robert Kilkus
(Nephew of Meg Mueller)................ 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service for Robert Klickus
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for Robert Klickus, the nephew of Meg Mueller.  The time is 2:00 p.m.
There will be a reception following the service and we are inviting everyone who would like to bring cookies or other finger foods to please bring them to the church either Friday or Saturday.
"Come For A Taste"
Postponed until the fall
Schedule for June 24, 2017 Estate Sale

Starting NOW we will be accepting donations and scheduling pickups.
Contact:  Jeff Cober (214) 780-6767.

Items will be stored in Youth Room (one with the bean bags).  

After June 3, we will start using other rooms for storage.

June 16, 6:30 p.m. Start using Parish Hall in part.

June 20, 6:30 p.m. Set up all areas for sale.

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