EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
November 17, 2020
COVID-19
SUNDAY WORSHIP
These contemplative worship services include music from our organ and other instruments, but no singing from the congregation. We follow the Rite I (8AM) + Rite II (10AM) Order from the Book of Common Prayer. It is a very intimate service for prayer and worship.

Reserve your seats for Sunday Worship November 22
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A Special Request for a Special Day
The Right Reverend Susan Haynes, our diocesan bishop, will be at Redeemer on Sunday, December 6 to confirm some of our teenagers. Because each of the thirteen confirmands would like their families to attend, we are asking the rest of our Redeemer family to either attend the 8:00 a.m. service that Sunday or watch our live stream of the confirmation at 10:00 a.m. The confirmands and their families thank you in advance for your understanding.
Calling all Redeemer parishioners:
Please fill out this informal SHORT AND ANONYMOUS survey if you've not already.
Why? Because as we head into the holiday season with a very challenging year not quite under our belts, we wanted to ask how you are doing, what Spiritual Formation options are working, what may not be, and where you see opportunities. We must abide by the decisions of the Bishop, but the more we know from you all, the more we can advocate for our congregation's desires and spiritual needs.

If you have taken the survey, but your spouse or youth in your house have not - please ask them to do so. The more perspectives we capture, the better. But please don't take it more than once.

Questions? Ask Carrie Sue Casey at carrie.sue.casey@gmail.com.
Upcoming Outreach Projects | November + December
NOW - DEC. 06
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

Due to all the COVID-19 restrictions, our usual recipients are requesting monetary donations this year. Peter Paul Development Center is hoping for $100 VISA gift cards per child toward Christmas presents. The annual Gingerbread house building with ECW has also been cancelled. The Chesterfield Christmas Mother is requesting $25 gift cards (Walmart or Amazon) in lieu of our annual coat drive.

The Outreach Committee has approved these changes for this year. We hope Redeemer can generously support both these efforts with checks or gift cards by December 6th + pray that we will be back to good health for all next year.

Thank you,

Pat Carmicheal | pwcarmichael@verizon.net
Jackie Cunningham | jkc.midlo@gmail.com
NOV. 21

CHRISTMAS TREES ARE COMING!

Saturday, November 21 Redeemer will have a delivery of over 200 Christmas trees! We need all hands on deck to unload the trees and set up the lot starting at 8:30 AM. Come on down to the church on the 21st and lend a helping hand or two. 

For questions or more information, contact David Head at davidhead@verizon.net 
or Phill Zofutto at zipper1997@yahoo.com.
TREE SALES BEGIN NOV. 27
CHRISTMAS TREE LOT SIGN UP
We need all the help we can get!
We are looking for volunteers to manage the lot ("tree captains") for periods of weekends (Sat-Sun) and weeknights (Mon-Fri).

Contact davidhead@verizon.net (804) 513-2476 to let him know you can help with this role. Sign up for shifts at the tree lot using the button above, go here, or call the Church Office at 379-8899.
We especially need volunteers on our grand opening day Friday, November 27!
Tree sales begin at 9:00 AM on this day only.

Tree Lot Hours:
Monday-Friday 5:00-8:00 PM,
Saturdays 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sundays 11:00 AM-8:00 PM.

For questions or more information, contact
David Head at davidhead@verizon.net 
Phill Zofutto at zipper1997@yahoo.com.  
POINSETTIA ORDERS NOW - DEC 18

In memory of a loved one or in honor of ones you love, why not place a poinsettia on the altar for Christmas? Names will be listed and published at Christmas. Suggested donation is $20.  CLICK HERE to download the order form or pick one up at the church reception desk. Order forms are also available on the homepage of the website. Make checks payable to Redeemer with "Christmas Flowers" in the memo. Payment and form can be placed in the collection plate or dropped off/mailed to the office. 
BLT: BIBLE, LUNCH, + TALK
Join The Rev. Robert Marshall + The Rev. Grace Rigby on Zoom for a weekly Noonday Prayer. After a short, ten minute service, participants are invited to eat their lunch and check in with one another. This intentional time together provides an opportunity to share the joys + challenges of our lives with other members of the Redeemer family. We hope to see you there!
NOVEMBER 18
DECEMBER 02
DECEMBER 09
DECEMBER 16
DECEMBER 23
  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android with the button here >
 Telephone:203-432-9666
Meeting ID: 940 1209 4928
ZOOM MORNING PRAYER:
Join The Rev. Grace Rigby every Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 am for Morning Prayer. This service has a rich history in the Anglican Communion and is a great way to begin the day. When joining, you can either follow along in the Book of Common Prayer, use the bulletin displayed on the screen, or simply listen and pray. Morning Prayer is roughly 20 minutes long + the intercessions will cycle through the names of our Redeemer family. We hope to see you there!
MESSAGE
FROM REDS:
We thank you all for your continued support of our school and staff! We are very excited about the future of REDS and look forward to sharing this next chapter with our church family. As our school grows, we will continue to have employment opportunities available. If anyone is interested in joining our wonderful staff, please feel free to send your resume to Julia Dorsey (jdorsey@redspreschool.com).  
MINISTRY SCHEDULER NOW ACCESSIBLE FOR SUNDAY MINISTRY ROLES
Now - December 27
Redeemer continues with the same limited Sunday Ministries for the next schedule block. Altar Flowers volunteers need to use the Scheduler as we are now live streaming Sunday worship. Click on the icon to access and select the dates you wish to serve for November 1 - December 27 block.
Lay Readers will be able to read scripture without masks.
Click HERE for an updated prayer and thanksgiving list.
If you wish to add someone to the prayer list,
please be sure to get their permission first since the list is publicized.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
2341 Winterfield Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113
804-379-8899 ~ www.redeemermidlothian.org