Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Clergy Reflection

Dear Folks,
This year I am so thankful for Sacred Ground, a small group dialogue centered on the American story of race and racism. It’s a sensitive, prayerful resource designed by Episcopalians, and new groups are forming right now. Here’s what several Redeemer parishioners are saying:
For me, the work of Sacred Ground was the work of getting closer--closer to the truth of my country's history, closer to my fellow Redeemer parishioners, closer to my own, often unexamined, beliefs. It's the most rewarding experience I've had in a long time.

Christmas Memorials

We will be decorating the church and chapel for Christmas. If you would like to remember or give thanks for a loved one please provide the names on this form and send a check (donation $50) made out to the church and marked “Christmas Memorials” to the church office.

Christmas Memorials/Thanksgivings must reach us by Monday, December 6.
Advent Quiet Day

Saturday, December 11, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

"Each of us is the midwife of God ..."

These words of St. John of the Cross (in what is widely known as his "Advent Poem") invite us to deeply contemplate our place in this holy season of Advent as we anticipate, prepare, wait and watch -- and participate in -- the birth of the Christ child. Through deep listening to poetry, breathing exercises, and guided meditation, we will explore what it means to more fully live into our whole experience of the sacred labor that surrounds the bookends of our lives - preparing for birthing and for dying. We will also explore the nature of intimacy on our relationships amid the challenges of our world today. The morning will end in communal prayer.

The day's facilitators are Colleen Novak, LCSW; The Rev. Cristina Paglinauan; and The Rev. Joanne Tetrault, who will share insights from her recent training as an end-of-life doula. We will gather in person at Redeemer for this offering.
Christmas Service Schedule

Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols, Sunday, Dec. 19 @ 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Services
Please note: Sign-up will be required for all Christmas Eve services. Available next week through e-Redeemer and on our web site, www.redeemerbaltimore.org.

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the church with Connections Choir

1:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the church with Redeemer Choir

4:00 p.m. 3 simultaneous services:
  • Holy Eucharist in the church with children's tableau and Redeemer Choir
  • Holy Eucharist in the chapel with Henry Lowe playing the organ and a small group of singers
  • Holy Eucharist outside: "Keeping Watch..." (see description below)

9:00 p.m. Festive Holy Eucharist in the church: Redeemer choir with choral prelude at 8:30

Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Join us on Zoom!

Sunday, December 26 Lessons & Carols @ 10:00 a.m. in the church
“Keeping Watch …”

“In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.” – Luke 2:8

Are you excited to celebrate Christmas this year but still feeling a bit wary about gathering in large crowds indoors?
Has the pandemic given you a new found appreciation for firepits and being outside?
Does the thought of drinking hot apple cider and singing Christmas carols around a fire as the sun sets and the stars come out make your heart feel warm and fuzzy?
Then this Christmas Eve service is for you!

As the shepherds of old kept watch in the fields by night, come gather around a warm fire on our front lawn at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the ancient festival of Christ’s light coming into our world, in a new way at Redeemer. Be ready to help tell the story of Jesus’ birth in word and song, and bring a warm blanket, a lawn chair and your favorite mug!

Interested in learning more or helping with this service? Contact Cristina.
Standing on Sacred Ground: Anti-racism work in small groups

We are organizing our third iteration of the anti-racism course Sacred Ground. Created by the national Episcopal church, the 10-part series invites participants to read and reflect deeply on structures of racism. Using documentary films, as well as Waking Up White by Debby Irving and Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman, the experience is grounded in small group discussion. Facilitators are parishioners who have taken the course and feel strongly about its potential to change hearts and behaviors. 

Follow the course over 10 months starting on Zoom in December, meeting once a month, or follow the course over 5 months, meeting twice a month. Sign up here.
Stewardship 2022

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.  
Make a gift to Redeemer via online giving. (Please note: This is a new platform as of 11/16. If you already give online to Redeemer your current password will need to be reset.)
Questions? Email Ellen Chatard
Redeemer Parish Day School

Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 Program Year
Redeemer has a longstanding tradition of promoting strong social, emotional and cognitive growth in young learners, emphasizing individuality within the context of a supportive and vital community with programs for 2s, 3s, pre-k, kindergarten, pre-first and first-grade students. The Redeemer teachers are a talented, kind, and dedicated group of professionals whose mission is to provide a nurturing environment in which to educate 21st century learners.
As we expand our program to complete early childhood education through third grade, we are excited to welcome our first group of second graders in the fall of 2022 and third grade in 2023. Our website will provide a glimpse of who we are.
Families interested in enrollment are encouraged to visit our school to see first-hand the spirit and energy of Redeemer Parish Day School. Please click here to learn more about the admissions process.
Winter warmth
Johnston Square Elementary

Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed so generously with coats, hats, mittens and Thanksgiving baskets for our partners at Johnston Square Elementary! Thank You & Thanksgiving Blessings!!!

Children at Church

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent—the first Sunday of the new church year! We are continuing our story time, bringing the children out of the service during the sermon, then returning them to their families. The stories will help us use the weeks of Advent to prepare for Christmas. Our story leaders are gifted, sharing stories chosen to complement the readings for the day, and leading spirited conversations with the children in response to the stories. We will have blankets for the children in case it is chilly.

Please register for Sunday School
Keep watching e-Redeemer, to stay informed as we figure out our next steps, and please register your children now, so we can keep in contact with your family. You can reach our 2021-2022 registration form by following this link.

All African-American Authors Book Club

The All African-American Authors Book Club will meet this evening November 24 at 7 p.m. We will discuss the novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Our discussions promise to be as stimulating as always. Come and join us!

Meeting ID: 291 543 6120
Passcode: 9hGM9b
Services this Week
Masks are required at all indoor services.

Saturday, November 27 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Freda Marie Brown

Connections Choir

Sunday, November 28 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Freda Marie Brown
Scheduled to Serve:
ALTAR GUILD James Cesarini FLOWERS Steve Sutor

Sunday, November 28 @ 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:
CELEBRANT The Rev. David J. Ware OFFICIANT The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
DEACON The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus PREACHER The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown   VERGER  Alison King ACOLYTES Mackenzie Cheston, Clare Cheston, Mackenzie Gutberlet  LEMS  Shannon Cheston, Penny Partlow READERS Eleanor Green, Nathan Harpine INTERCESSOR Steve Sutor USHER SUPERVISOR Terry Titman USHERS Scott Iodice, Anita Richardson VESTRY GREETER Peter Shafer ALTAR GUILD Brenda Ehlers, Alex McMahon FLOWER GUILD Steve Sutor

Music: Redeemer Choir

Weekday Services

In person:
  • Tuesdays @ 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in St. Paul's Courtyard
  • Wednesdays @ 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in St. Paul's Courtyard

  • Thursdays @ 12 noon Noon Day Prayer
  • Fridays @ 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Breathing (Zoom):
  • Tuesdays @ 12:15 p.m. Breathing with Cristina
Click here to join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 911 709 4820 
Password: 964735
Rector's Bible Study Zoom Links

Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
Meeting ID: 826 6665 1208
Passcode: 17EWer
12 noon Wednesday Bible study
Meeting ID: 819 5729 3744
Passcode: 6jkzEL
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:
Rosemary Ebersole, Liz McMahon, Linda Robertson, Donna Lane, Lita Hari, Jennie Mather, David Hewett, Teddy Scarborough, Roberta Rengarts, Turk Pierce, Becky Kelly, Kelly Gathers, Walter Krass, Laura Layton, Jeanne Blackburn, Carol Francis, Margaret Daley, Bill Fritz, Anne Rivera, Ben Coale, Elsa Ruth Zwiener, Jenny Eder, Stephanie Beam, Sue Happel, Kim, Judy Munro, Marie Narowanski, Lula Polezoes, Rex Rehfeld, Keith McGill, Walt Shaw, Judith McMahon, Sabina McMahon, Walter McGuire, Beverly Brown, Mike & Stephanie, Martha Galleher, Susan Russell, Randy, JoAnn Roswell, Edie Windsor, Gemma Stewart, Ann Baldwin Smith, Jim and Susan Haugh, Sharon and James Cheston, McKenna, Justin and Terah Hoethlich, Etienne, Shane Bennett family, Colleen Kelly Starkloff, Towsley family, Christopher Howze, Matthew Crafton, Bill Leary, Kate McGetrick, Brandon Mollett, Thomas family, Ralph Partlow, Percy family, Karen Lancaster, David Grove, Heather McPherson, Myrick Cross+ & family, Aimee Marson, Brody family, Carolyn Woods, Chloe Appleby, Charles Calvert, Kathi Gallagher Richardson, Patricia Barrett, Diana Miller, Joan Bogacki, Keri Leindecker, Ebert Landman, Maureen Wilson, Jay Featherstone, Abby & McLean, 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:
Sherry Higginbotham, 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, 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

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 October 2021 Vestry Minutes
Click here for minutes from the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Vestry Minutes from the last 12 months are available here.