Thursday, July 28, 2022
Clergy Reflection
“Listen … with the ear of your heart …”
- The Rule of St. Benedict 

Last night, several of us from Redeemer were among a group of 40-50 people who spent an hour listening to residents of Sowebo (South west Baltimore). Our listening took place as part of several neighborhood walks organized by BUILD (Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development), the broad-based, multi-faith, non-partisan citizens’ power organization, of which Redeemer has been a member organization since January 2018.

Some of us walked along historic Fulton Ave, the western boundary of Old West Baltimore, one of only two districts in our city where “colored housing” was permitted in the early part of the 20th century, as African-Americans fleeing the racial violence and oppression of Jim Crow resettled in Baltimore and other cities north and west of our southern states.  
New Lighting in the Church

New lighting is being installed in the church this week and next. To accommodate the lighting installation the 10:00 a.m. service will move to the parish hall. Since our livestreaming equipment is installed in the church no livestream will be available on July 31 or August 7.
Our Parish Day School continues to grow!

Next year, we will welcome our first second grade class to PDS. Our elementary students number 22, bringing the total enrollment in 2022-23 to 153. To accommodate this growth, we have created a first grade classroom at the base of the stairs in the parish hall, where the nursery used to be located. Our second grade will be in the “Cottage,” which used to be Mr. Vu’s house. With simple, economical changes (and church labor -Tom Spies and grandsons, Charlie and George Guyton, see pictures by Kate Guyton), we are making a way where there seemed to be no way… bright, child-friendly teaching spaces in re-imagined spots. You can feel the excitement in our new elementary students and their families, as we step toward completing early childhood education at our day school.

News from Redeemer's BUILD Leadership Team-

On Wednesday evening, a group from Redeemer joined about 45 leaders from around our city for a neighborhood walk in Southwest Baltimore (“Sowebo”). I walked around the Franklin Square neighborhood with another BUILD leader named Jay. We were welcomed by the people we met, who shared with us their visions for the neighborhoods and how they have been affected by issues such as vacancies. One woman commented, “If we could transform these vacant houses, it would be so helpful for the homeless people.” I met a 9-year-old boy who showed me some tricks on his bicycle and a new handshake. We wrote down the concerns neighbors had shared with us along with their contact information so that neighborhood leaders working with BUILD can follow up. The listening campaign is leading up to a major public action in October aimed at addressing the connected problems of vacancies and violence in our city. Neighborhood leaders and residents will be critical in this process to ensure that people are not displaced. As the Rev. George Hopkins of Sowebo Church said, “We are going to change our neighborhoods without changing our neighbors.” 

BUILD is a broad-based, multi-faith, non-partisan citizens’ power organization of which Redeemer is a member alongside other civic and religious institutions.

Please join us on a neighborhood walk to to connect with neighbors and community leaders to understand what they want to improve in their communities, particularly how vacant houses and violence impact them. Leaders from all institutions are invited to join.
Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m.
St Bernardine’s Church
3812 Edmonson Ave.
Baltimore. MD 21229

Save the weekend! October 15-17 for a 1,000 person gubernatorial action around the issues of vacancies & violence, healthcare access for our uninsured residents, and jobs.

To learn more about BUILD (Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development https://www.buildiaf.org/ ) and how you can become more deeply engaged in building a better Baltimore, contact any of our core team leaders. Patty McLean, Christina Way, Ted Winstead, David Cole, David Ware, Cristina Paglinauan, Peter Bain
Help Needed at GEDCO CARES

We are in urgent need of reusable bags, sturdy paper bags with handles, and plastic shopping bags.

Our shelves are looking bare, but the needs are not. We are very low on cereal, rice, hearty soups, canned veggies, canned tuna or salmon, pasta, spaghetti sauce and healthy snacks.
Cares is always looking for drivers for our biweekly food deliveries. If you’re available and have a car, we would appreciate your help to deliver groceries to about 8 households.

Contact Rachael Neill at CARES if you can help. Thank you!

Please note: Contributions may be dropped off in the front hallway at Redeemer!
Summer Sundays for Children

Our children’s Story Time is a time for children to listen to stories based on the themes of the lessons we hear during the service, and then to respond with their own perspectives. Story Time will continue through the summer, thanks to the team of devoted readers who share their time, talent and ideas with our children. During June, July and August, children will continue to be invited to follow the crucifer to the narthex after the reading of the gospel and will go together to either the front courtyard or the front hall for a story, returning to their families during the announcements and the Peace. 

Stewardship 2022

Thank you to all who have made a financial commitment to Redeemer this year. If you haven't returned your pledge form yet please use the links below to make your 2022 pledge. Thank you!

Thank you for thoughtfully considering your pledge to Redeemer in 2022. 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!

Download a 2022 pledge form or make your pledge online here.
FAQs about stewardship at Redeemer.  
Questions? Email Ellen Chatard
Services this Week

The diocese strongly encourages masks indoors while the Covid case rate is high. For now, we will offer only bread at communion.

Saturday, July 30 @ 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus

Sunday, July 31 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus
Scheduled to Serve:
LEM  James Cesarini READER Margaret Thompson ALTAR GUILD Joanne Calvert
FLOWERS Mary Carpenter, Steve Sutor

Sunday, July 31 @ 10:00 a.m. in the parish hall
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Livestream is not available this week

Scheduled to Serve:
PREACHER The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus 
CELEBRANT, OFFICIANT and DEACON The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown  
USHER SUPERVISOR Jim Gary  USHER Anita Richardson 
FLOWERS Mary Carpenter, Steve Sutor ALTAR GUILD Brenda Ehlers, Alex McMahon, Betsy Willett

Music: Redeemer Choir

Parish Directory
The link to the online directory is herePlease bookmark this directory link for future reference. Send an email to Ellen Chatard to request the password.  
Our prayers are requested for:
Susan Rout, Ruth Roberts, Karen Swan, Judy Murphy, Lonnie French, Yuri Dobinson, Monet Chantiles-Ruby, Carol Crum, Ashby Thompson, Becky Axilbund, Edward Constantino, Linda Caporaletti, Culley Jane Farrell, Patrick Lears, Priscilla LaMar, Ardith Brown, Matt Hickey, Suzanne Roszell, Randy Green, Dennis Burgess, Linda Anderson, Lucy Crannick, Julianne Duval, Patricia Hammond, Terri Havvis, Matt Rice, Maggie Cobb, Gemma Stewart, Karen Schneider, Nancy, Ginger, Brooks Kauders, Michael Latowski, Hill Michaels, Jamie Nicoll, Patty Campbell, Cathy Bennett, Craig Potter, Jeff Yeager, Robert Lopez, Jr., Kathy Van Lanen, Jim Haugh, Ralph Partlow, Sabina McMahon, Judy Munroe, Marie Hawkins Lucas, Cooper Savage, Martha Galleher, Bill Fritz, Brandon Mollett, Frank Costa, Liz Dorcey, Paula Hutson, Bob Noll, Walter McGuire, Ebert Landman, Maureen Wilson, Gail Hongladarom, Janet Dunn, Jeane Judges

Names remain on our prayer list for a month. If you would like someone’s name to continue – please contact the office.

Please pray for frontline medical responders:
Lewis Hogge, Sherry Higginbotham, Amy Godat, Mark Nester, Alyson Dietz, Panagis Galiatsatos, John Woller, James Kusner, Liza Ayers Settembrino, Charlotte Worthington, Jeremiah Hinson, Michael Allison, Eric Parvis, Jake Abernathy, Hannah and Ed Roggenstein, 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
Going Deeper @ Redeemer
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