Thursday, July 22, 2021
Clergy Reflection

The longer I live the more expansive I seem to become and the more awesome and mysterious I discover life to be…even in these weird times. A case-in-point revolves around a seminar that I was privileged to attend at Well for the Journey, a non-profit spiritual wellness center in Towson. It was my first encounter with the organization although I have been on their mailing list for almost a year now thanks to our dear sister, Judy Wright.

Our painting crew has been hard at work this week at Johnston Square Elementary School! We’ve finished painting the library and are now painting the teachers’ lounge and another classroom. Many thanks to Kate Lears & Rebecca Ogus for heading up our crew and to all our volunteers: Alex de Jesus, Ryan Goldrick, George Guyton, Lisa & Lydia Jenkins, Wesley Krieger, Alex Mott, Ben Paglinauan-Warner, Eva Schisler, Anna & Perry Sovich, and Andrei Turner. Thanks too to our Diocesan Youth Missioner, Kate Riley, for joining us today. Please keep our crew and our partners at Johnston Square Elementary in your prayers.
News from ReBuild Johnson Square
Dear Friends of Johnston Square,

In case you missed it, please use this link to WYPR's story covering last week's ribbon cutting in Johnston Square. It was a great event and a hopeful day for Baltimore! Maryland HUD Secretary Holt, and Baltimore’s Mayor Scott each spoke of Johnston Square’s rejuvenation being “the beginning”, and the model for our city’s renewal. This success has been possible through the remarkable work of our Executive Director Sean Closkey, and his excellent team. Sean has led this massive endeavor with clear direction, wisdom and empathy. ReBUILD Metro is fortunate to have him at the helm. At the ribbon cutting, Sean served as a strong master of ceremonies, and Community Leader Regina Hammond gave powerful, and heartfelt remarks. Among the many gathered were BUILD and ReBUILD Metro board members, foundation executives, and most importantly leading the charge, Johnston Square community members.
YOU and your commitment to Baltimore helped to make this exciting event possible. Your dedication is accelerating the positive changes in East Baltimore, and for our city. As we continue our work to create safe and vibrant neighborhoods between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Pennsylvania Station, we are proud to be standing shoulder to shoulder with you. 

With Appreciation,

Janet Harvey, Chair, ReBUILDING Together Stewardship Committee
Peter Bain
David Bramble
Will Buttarazzi
David Clapp
Rob English
Molly Hathaway
Jack Luetkemeyer
Peter Pinkard
Jim Piper
Karen Stokes
Services this Week

A note from the Diocese of Maryland:
Due to the unknown impact of the Delta variant, mandatory mask use continues to be strongly recommended for indoor worship except for fully-vaccinated speakers or singers who may unmask just when speaking or singing. 

Saturday, July 24 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
Connections Choir

Sunday, July 25 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
Scheduled to Serve:
ALTAR GUILD Joanne Calvert, James Cesarini

 Sunday, July 25 @ 10:00 a.m. in the church

Click here to join us for the livestream on YouTube
Scheduled to Serve:
CELEBRANT The Rev. Rebecca Ogus PREACHER The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
OFFICIANT The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown VERGER Geralyn Schroth   
LEMS Torie Harlan, Holly Hamilos READERS Holly Hamilos, Peter Shafer
INTERCESSOR Susan Millard USHER SUPERVISOR  Chris Lord USHERS Kathy Dickinson, Michael Dickinson ALTAR GUILD Brenda Ehlers, Katherine Van Lanen
FLOWER GUILD Steve Sutor, Margaret Thompson

 Music: Redeemer Choir   

Ruth's Sisters Summer Gathering

Save the Date!
Summer Gathering for Ruth’s Sisters
Thursday, July 29, 5:30-7 p.m.

Come enjoy some live music and light refreshments in our courtyard at Redeemer, as we get to know one another and peek at what’s ahead in the fall.
GEDCO CARES Career Connection (CCC) is seeking volunteers to help people with resumes, job searches, job applications, interview preparation, and all other aspects of helping our clients find jobs and achieve greater independence. The CCC is in operation Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-4:00, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00. You can volunteer remotely, or you can come in to help in person provided you have been vaccinated and adhere to our COVID-19 protocols. If you want to learn more about what we do and how we do it, please attend our virtual information session on Google Meet (our preferred platform for video chats). You don't need a Google account to attend -- just click this link and your computer should do the rest! 

Join us virtually Thursday, July 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your interest, and if you can't make it to this meeting, just email Joe at jsantamaria@gedco.org to have a chat.
GEDCO/Cares Food Donations 

Like GEDCO/Cares on Facebook and get notices of the "item of the week" that they are collecting!

The need for canned and non-perishable foods continues! 
You may deliver items on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to 5502 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 behind St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Rachael Neill, GEDCO's Director of Community Services at 410-532-7117. 
Stewardship 2021

If you haven't returned your pledge form or pledged online, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!
Thank you for thoughtfully considering your pledge to Redeemer in 2021. Our continued growth as a faith community and service to the greater Baltimore community require your generous financial support. Together we are healing the human family in Baltimore and beyond!

Read David's letter to the congregation.
Download a pledge form or make your pledge online here.
FAQs about stewardship at Redeemer.  
Questions? Email Ellen Chatard
Parish Directory
The link to the online directory is here. Please bookmark this directory link for future reference. Send an email to Ellen Chatard to request the password.  
Our prayers are requested for:
Gemma Stewart, Jim Haugh, Sharon & James Cheston, Etienne, Justin & Terah Noethlich, Kathy Douglass, Shane Bennett family, Colleen Kelly Starkloff, Towsley family, Matthew Crafton, Bill Leary, Punky Martin, Kate McGetrick, Brandon Mollett, Maria Turner, Thomas family, Ralph Partlow, Barbara Bachur, Jan Siebert, Percy family, Karen Lancaster, David Grove, Jean, Yvonne Lansey, Jane Dreyer, Heather McPherson, Margaret Daley, Fr. Wayne Dabney, Myrick Cross+ & family, Aimee Marson, Brody family, Fred Hallahan, Doris Walker, Carolyn Woods, Fran Miner, JoAnn Roswell, Robert Greenwald, Chloe Appleby, Charles Calvert, Brad Melocik, Kathi Gallagher Richardson, Grace Hoefig, Helen Jackson, Patricia Barrett, June Guy, Diana Miller, Joan Bogacki, Keri Leindecker, Ebert Landman, Maureen Wilson, Jay Featherstone, Abby and McLean, Christopher Puttock, Marie Hawkins Lucas, Betsy McDonald, Ann Klaes, Monet Chantiles-Ruby, Barbara Steuart, Gail Hongladarom, Robert Lopez, Jr., Blonquist family, Janet and Eddie Dunn, Jeane Judges, Charlie Evans, Molly McGoldrick

Please pray for frontline medical responders:
Amy Godat, Mark Nester, Alyson Dietz, Panagis Galiatsatos, John Woller, James Kusner, Liza Ayers Settembrino, Charlotte Worthington, Jeremiah Hinson, Gerry Verguson, Bill Crannick, Michael Allison, Eric Parvis, Hannah and Ed Roggenstein, Jake Abernathy, Christopher Reddick, Allie Taeger Ramsey, Iain Ramsey, Anne Goldsborough, Tom McLaurin, David Cohen, Teresa Ross, Andy & Kami Windsor, Connie Trimble, Reed Riley, Hardin Pantle, Phyllis Taylor, Morgan Wright, Keira, Lydia Pecker, Jess, Hannah Ware French, Ben French, Melissa Turner, Eric DeJonge, Eric Cordes

Please pray for those who have died:
James Moffitt and Clarence Towsley

Ordinarily names remain on our prayer list for a month.
If you would like someone's name to continue - please contact the office
Going Deeper @ Redeemer
Click here for the May 2021 Vestry Minutes
Click here for minutes from the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Vestry Minutes from the last 12 months are available here.