Thursday, September 22, 2022
Clergy Reflection

Many years ago, long before I ever even considered religious work as a vocation, the rector of our church in Dallas, Fr. Matt, died suddenly of a heart attach at 59 years old. He had supported, encouraged, and cared for our community for 16 years and so his sudden departure was a total and complete devastation for us. Yet, even in this midst of this horrible situation, we were presented with a beautiful gift from G-D. The interim who was placed in our midst by the Diocese, Fr. Larry, not only offered prayers and provided solace but made space for us to grieve and then to move from death to new life. How? By simply practicing what he preached.

Join us this Sunday after the 10:00 service for a baby shower for Rebecca and Zach!

Please click here to contribute coffee hour style food for the shower.

Click here for Rebecca and Zach's baby registry.
Yoga Church starts this Sunday @ 5:00 p.m. in the church

Yoga Church is an experiential and embodied worship experience integrating yoga, breath work, meditation and Holy Communion. Yoga Church connects the spirituality of mind/body/spirit awareness and integration with the promise of Jesus: “The Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). The Yoga Church experience offers community as we worship Christ on our yoga mats and brings awakening to Christ Consciousness. Bring your heart, mind, body and mat. Chairs are available if you wish to sit. No sign-up is necessary. Please arrive early to sign a waiver and settle in.

Not sure if Yoga Church is for you? Join us on October 16 at 11:30 a.m. for a Q&A.
Ruth's Sisters

Ruth’s Sisters is starting our second season! If you are a woman in “mid-life”, transitioning from the “first half” of your life into “the second half” — perhaps contemplating a new job or career change, an empty(ing) nest and/or retiring (as some examples), and navigating the ways in which your body, mind and spirit are changing as well — consider joining Ruth’s Sisters. Ruth’s Sisters is a group of women loosely ages 45 to 65 (70?), grounded in faith, reason, tradition, experience and curiosity, ever open to the movement of God’s spirit in and through us.

This year in addition to a winter weekend retreat in February and other monthly activities (both at Redeemer and out in our community), we will be reading and discussing Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection and how her “guideposts” intersect with both sacred scripture and the experience of our own lives. Our first Tuesday gathering is Tuesday September 27 at 5:30 in the front courtyard. Join us! 

Sacred Space for Grace
A support group for those
experiencing grief and loss
You are not alone!
Thursdays, October 13 through November 17
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free and open to the community
Register by October 6
Led by Redeemer members Ruth Cromwell, MS, Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University;
and Nancy Bowen, Cert. Bereavement, Gilchrist Hospice.
Both have completed Center for Spiritual Support Training at GBMC.
All African American Authors Book Club

Led by the Rev. Freda Marie Brown, this book club explores the fiction (and some non-fiction) of African American authors. The group will meet every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.in hybrid sessions, in person (in the Women's Council Room) and on Zoom starting September 27. Our first book this year will be Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler.

Meeting ID: 898 4684 1654
Passcode: E6Y1wT
LIFE in the SPIRIT, Part 2: Discovering Our Spiritual Identity

All are welcome, even if you were not able to participate in part one, to join this adult forum convening on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. The sessions are designed to illuminate our spirituality as we live a physical, sensory existence on planet Earth. We talk about what it means to live a spiritual life in a physical/material world. Part 2 will begin on Sunday, September 25th at 2 p.m. on Zoom. Initially, led by The Rev. Freda Marie Brown and Ardith Brown, we will be using the book, The Intuitive Way by Penney Pierce. Join us as we explore LIFE together. Bring an open heart and an open mind and we’ll see you there! Contact Freda Marie+ for more details.
Meeting ID: 830 3239 8111
Passcode: supG9y
Voces8 Returns to Redeemer October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

Voces8, a world-renowned a cappella group singing a wide-ranging concert of choral music returns to Redeemer for one night on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading musicians, orchestras, composers and soloists. Voces8 is represented by Opus 3 Artists.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $30 for students with valid IDs. Click here to purchase your tickets online. Tickets will also be available for sale after the 10:00 service starting September 11.
Rite13 and J2A meet Sunday morning at 9:45 am. Rite13 will meet in the Dining Room off the Parish Hall and J2A will be in Room 30, on the third floor of the parish hall (one flight up from the Youth Council Room).
Sign up to provide dinner for the Redeemer Youth Group! RYG is open to all 7th-12th graders and meets from 4:30-7:30 pm at Redeemer on Sunday evenings. It’s a place for friendship, games, silliness, and fun, as well as reflection and fellowship. Sharing a meal is an important part of our time together – and you can help make that happen! Sign up here to provide a meal and learn more.
RYG at Sky Zone October 2

Sign up today for RYG’s trip to Sky Zone Timonium on Sunday, 10/2! Invite a friend! The cost is $20/participant, due on 10/2; assistance is available if cost is an issue. Two additional parent chaperones are needed – you can sign up here. All participants planning to jump must complete Sky Zone’s online waiver, which you can fill out here.

We will meet at Sky Zone (23 W Aylesbury Rd, Timonium, MD 21093) at 4 p.m. Pick up is at 6 p.m. Dinner is not provided.
Sunday School is Back!
After such a long wait, it was a joy to see and hear children in our halls and classrooms! Stories, games and activities helped them begin to get to know each other and build new communities, thanks to parents who brought them and teachers who gave their time, energy and love to help us start again! As time goes on, we will continue to share stories of our faith, with related activities, and to grow, play and pray together. All are welcome—we begin at 9:45, and join families in church around 10:30, at the Peace.
What can you do to help?
  • Parents/guardians—please REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN using this link to our registration form, and please SIGN UP TO HELP!! Our children need their adults around them supporting them in their rebuilding!
  • Parishioners at large—if you would like to work with children’s programs, please contact Jan Schroeder
  • Please keep our children, adults and programs in your prayers!

Walking, Asking, Listening, Envisioning: that’s how BUILD leaders from Redeemer and across Baltimore have spent our summer. Now it is time to act:

On October 16 at 4 p.m. a thousand leaders from our BUILD institutions will come to Coppin State University to present our vision of a thriving Baltimore to the Maryland 2022 gubernatorial candidates, Delegate Dan Cox, and Wes Moore, and other political and civic leaders. As part of our vision, we will present our strategy to address the ever-growing blight of vacant and abandoned properties and houses, and we will seek a public response from both candidates.

Your presence at this event, as citizens, leaders and people of faith in Baltimore, is critical at this moment in our city. Redeemer is working to arrange a bus to take people from our parking lot to Coppin State. Stay tuned for details.

I urge all of you to register for this event at BUILD City Wide Action October 16th. Please bring your family and invite your friends and neighbors.

Many Thanks,

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

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
food pantry

Our neighbors in need have CARES food pantry to help them make it through tough times.  However, the shelves are currently bare!
Redeemer parishioners have consistently met the challenge. With the rising cost of groceries there is an unprecedented need for food. If you can help fill the shelves at CARES it would be most appreciated. Your contributions may be left in the hallway outside of the Welcome Center. Suggestions for your contributions include:
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • One dish meals

Too busy to shop? We’ll shop for you!! You can send a check made payable to The Church of the Redeemer and marked CARES to: The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210. Or you can drop a check marked CARES into the collection plate.
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
Rector's Bible Study Zoom Links

Meets Every Wednesday
10:00 a.m. Rector's Bible Study hybrid- on Zoom and in person in the Women's Council Room.
12 noon Rector's Bible Study on Zoom (only)
Weekday Services

Mondays: Noon on Facebook- Breathing with Cristina
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. Eucharist - St. Paul’s courtyard
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. Embodied Eucharist- chapel*
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. Facebook Morning Prayer
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. Facebook Morning prayer

*Embodied Eucharist: This offering will invite gentle stretching, mindful breathing, guided meditation/centering prayer, and/or a simple, embodied response to the reading for the day, followed by a simple Eucharist. Yoga mats are welcome but not needed. 
Services this Weekend

The diocese encourages masks indoors.

Saturday, September 24 @ 5:00 p.m. in the courtyard
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Freda Marie Brown
Scheduled to Serve:
READERS Wendy Moskowitz, Sue Rinker
INTERCESSOR Choir member

Sunday, September 25 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. Freda Marie Brown
Scheduled to Serve:
LEM James Cesarini   READER Marjorie Bookhout ALTAR GUILD Alice Gary
FLOWERS Carty Hebert, Corky Hebert

Sunday, September 25 @ 10:00 a.m. in the church
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Click here to join the service via livestream

Scheduled to Serve:
PREACHER The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown 
OFFICIANT The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus
CELEBRANT The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
DEACON The Rev. David J. Ware
VERGER Alison Cole
ACOLYTES Ryan Goldrick, Andrei Turner
LEMS Margie Chandler, Torie Harlan, Nancy Hubble, Patty McLean   
READERS Margie Chandler, Bruce Lyons
USHERS Kathy Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Anita Richardson  
FLOWERS Carty Hebert, Corky Hebert 
ALTAR GUILD MC Savage, Betsy Willett, Ann von Lunz

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:
Charlotte Green, Linda Robertson, Liz McMahon, Donna Land, Don & Kathy Armstrong, Matt Armstrong, Phoebe McCarthy Carey, Roger Powell, Doug Ross, Selina Kell, Jennifer and Michael Wood, Robin Riha-Lopez, David Baird, Kevin Hanley, Keith Charles Edwards, Richard Bacus, Peggy Miller, The Misenheimer family, Priscilla LaMar, Adrien Edwards, Ruth Roberts, Karen Swan, Judy Murphy, Lonnie French, Yuri Dobinson, Monet Chantiles-Ruby, Carol Crum, Ashby Thompson, Linda Caporaletti, Culley Jane Farrell, Patrick Lears, Ardith Brown, Matt Hickey, Suzanne Roszell, Randy Green, Dennis Burgess, Lucy Crannick, Julianne Duval, Patricia Hammond, Terri Havvis, Matt Rice, Maggie Cobb, Gemma Stewart, Karen Schneider, Nancy, Brooks Kauders, Michael Latowski, Hill Michaels, Jamie Nicoll, Patty Campbell, Cathy Bennett, 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

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 June 2022 Vestry Minutes
Click here for minutes from the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Vestry Minutes from the last 12 months are available here.