Thursday, June 16, 2022
Clergy Reflection

Almighty God, you rescued your people from slavery in Egypt, and throughout the ages you have never failed to hear the cries of the captives; We remember before you our sisters and brothers in Galveston, Texas who on this day received the glad tidings of their emancipation; Forgive us for the many grave sins that delayed that liberating word; Anoint us with your Spirit to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Collect for Juneteenth, from Juneteenth Liturgy, compiled by the Vivian Traylor Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. https://faithinformed.org/resources/juneteenth-liturgy

This Sunday, June 19th, the second Sunday after Pentecost, is also Juneteenth, our newest federally recognized holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of the practice of slavery in the United States.
Folks in their 20s and 30s are invited to Theology on Tap on Monday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll gather at the Wyman Park Dell for conversation and fellowship. Have any religiously curious friends? Or friends who aren’t, but think talking about it would be fun? Invite them! 

News from Redeemer's BUILD Leadership Team

About 80 people from BUILD institutions around Baltimore gathered last Saturday to reconnect, share updates, and plan for upcoming activities. Six of us from Redeemer attended. As the meeting began, each of us joined "mini-relational meetings" with people from other institutions to answer the question: What do you love about Baltimore? This was followed by stories about local actions, such as BUILD’s efforts to address school closures. We also learned about BUILD’s work to address the problem of more than 15,000 vacant and abandoned properties in Baltimore City. A major BUILD public action on this campaign will occur in October (date to be determined). In the meantime, Redeemer folks are invited to neighborhood walks this summer with our community partners, including Thursday July 14 at 6 pm at St. Martin’s Church with “We Our Us” and Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 pm in Southwest Baltimore with Sowebo Church. Stay tuned for plans to carpool from Redeemer.  ~Ted Winstead

I was inspired by the clergy and leaders from local churches/synagogues …. They shared messages of determination and hope, like prophets.  ~ Ruthie Cromwell

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
Fun Sundays in Johnston Square

Our community partner, Johnston Square is hosting “Fun Sundays” for children in Johnston Square Park. They have completed four Sundays and will have 2 more – June 19 & 26. Volunteers are needed, 1 pm to 4 pm each Sunday to assist with recreational programming. Young adult volunteers are especially needed. Please contact Regina Hammond, Director of Rebuild Johnston Square with questions and to volunteer. Thank you!
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. 

Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, facilitated groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. This program studies Christian Scripture, history, and theology and teaches a theological reflection method to apply our Christian tradition to the experiences of our lives. You will learn how to articulate your faith and how to shape your faith into action. Learn more at http://efm.sewanee.edu.
Two EfM groups are enrolling participants for the upcoming program year which begins in September.  One group meets Thursday mornings via Zoom, and the other meets in person on Tuesday evenings. For more details, contact any of the group facilitators:
Stephanie Hull (410-227-6892), Trisha Leach (410-375-5669), Lisa Robey or Merrick Moses.
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, June 18 @ 5:00 p.m. in the courtyard
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan

Sunday, June 19 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
Scheduled to Serve:
ALTAR GUILD James Cesarini FLOWERS Margie Bookhout, Steve Sutor

Sunday, June 19 @ 10:00 a.m. in the church
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Click here to join us for a livestream of this service on YouTube

Scheduled to Serve:
PREACHER  The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan OFFICIANT The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown DEACON The Rev. David J. Ware CELEBRANT  The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus VERGER  Margie Chandler ACOLYTE Audrey Schepis LEMS  Tom Faxon, Ann Warfield  READERS  Emma Bilski, Nancy Hubble INTERCESSOR  Steve Sutor USHER SUPERVISOR Chris Lord USHERS  John Griffith, Jack Reilly FLOWERS Margie Bookhout, Steve Sutor  ALTAR GUILD  Brenda Ehlers, Alex McMahon, Ann Warfield

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:
Linda Caporaletti, Culley Jane Farrell, Edwin Constantino, Patrick Lears, Ardith Brown, Donna Brown, Priscilla LaMar, Matt Hickey, Suzanne Roszell, Mary Jane Hall, Randy Green, Dennis Burgess, Linda Anderson, Lucy Crannick, Julianne Duval, Patricia Hammond, Terri Havvis, Lula Polezoes, 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
Click here for the April 2022 Vestry Minutes
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Vestry Minutes from the last 12 months are available here.