e-Redeemer
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Clergy Reflection

The British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie teamed up in the eighties to write and release a song called “Under Pressure”:

Pressure: pushing down on me,
Pressing down on you, no man ask for.
Under pressure that burns a building down,
Splits a family in two,
Puts people on streets …
That's the terror of knowing
What this world is about.
Watching some good friends screaming,
"Let me out!" …
How and when can Redeemer begin to have Sunday School?

While Sunday school can’t yet look like we remember it, we do think there are safe ways we can begin to incorporate our younger children during this time before they can be vaccinated.
 
We will start with a Blessing of Backpacks on Sunday, September 19 (when Sunday school would have started), and will offer that in a variety of ways—in person, masked, during the 10:00 service; virtually, during the live stream of the service; and remotely in an interactive format (details to come later).
 
Also, on Sunday, September 19, we will invite children who attend the 10:00 service to come out to the front courtyard during the Gospel for story time, the way we did in past summers. Everyone will be masked and will be widely spaced. In addition to the story reader, there will be other adults to help everyone stay separated and safe. The stories will be chosen to complement the lessons read during the service, and there will be time to respond to them before returning to the service in time for Communion.
 
Families of children in 5th grade and under will receive a green envelope in the mail early next week, containing more details about these initial ways of being together. If all goes well with story time, we will start to explore ways of building a program using our wonderful campus instead of inside classrooms—with age groups using our courtyards and porticos for outside learning and community building. Our Redeemer Parish Day School did a year of outside learning last year—children and teachers were happy and safe—I think we can learn from their model and begin to gather again. We need each other; we need to gather again and be a community, sharing our faith, learning and growing together. I hope you’ll be ready to move forward and start to build a new life with Redeemer’s children! Keep reading e-Redeemer and watch your mailbox, to stay informed as we figure out our next steps. I’m excited about taking some new steps in our journey together and pray that God will lead us along the way!
 
Youth Ministries

RYG Ropes Course, 9/26
You're invited to join RYG on a trip to Terrapin Adventures to tackle their ropes course!
  • Sunday, 9/26, leaving Redeemer after the 10 am Eucharist (about 11:15 am) and returning by 5:30 pm
  • Parents: we are looking for 2-3 more drivers!
  • The cost is $40. If that is an issue, please let Rebecca know and Redeemer can assist. All are welcome!
  • More information and sign up here. Sign ups are due by September 20th.


Sign up for Youth Programs, 2021-22
Please sign up here to participate in youth programs at Redeemer this year! A full list is included.

RYG Dinner Sign Up
Please sign up here to provide dinner for RYG (Redeemer Youth Group). While in the past we've had folks come and cook in the parish kitchen for dinner, to align with diocesan guidelines around meals during this phase of the pandemic meals should be individually wrapped or packaged; homemade or purchased is fine. As of right now, we estimate about 20 meals. Breaking bread and eating together is an important part of fellowship - thank you for making it possible!
BUILD Update
Please join a virtual meeting with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott on Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m.

Redeemer has committed to have 50 folks from our church participate in this action.

Click here to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Koinonia

The early Church grew through the deepening relationships of compassion and care of the early Christians of and for each other. Koinonia, translated as “fellowship” in English, is the Greek word used in Holy Scriptures to describe this relationship. The creation of a Koinonia gathering is underway at Redeemer to offer hospitality to new members of the congregation. If you are interested in becoming a part of our welcome ministry you are invited to join us on Zoom after worship on Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. We will be discussing the beginnings of this new ministry. Please contact Freda Marie+ for more details. 

Meeting ID: 862 8168 6417
Passcode: FmjHF9
Sacred Space for Grace
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A support group for those
experiencing grief and loss
 
Especially for those who have had loss
during the pandemic.
 
You are not alone!

Thursdays, September 30 through November 4
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
Free and open to the community
 
Register by September 26
 
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.
Reading Partners Baltimore Open House

Join Reading Partners Baltimore on Friday, October 1 at 8:30 am for our virtual Open House! 

  • Meet fellow volunteers going through the onboarding process, as well as Reading Partners Baltimore staff and AmeriCorps members
  • Learn more about our plans for Reading Partners Baltimore’s 10th anniversary year and how you can support our program
  • Hear from Reading Partners’ CEO Ola Whitney about tutoring in the face of COVID-19, our commitment to race equity, diversity, and inclusion, and more
  • Ask any lingering questions before you begin tutoring a student

RSVP to this virtual open house here.
All African-American Authors Book Club

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are prepared to continue our exploration of the American Black experience through the eyes of African-American authors. The All African-American Authors Book Club will be back in swing on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing our next read, JUST MERCY, by Brian Stephenson. Brian Stephenson is the internationally known attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Montgomery, AL, dedicated to legal representation for prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes. The following month’s discussion will be on the novel, KINDRED, by Octavia Butler. Ms. Butler is an extremely prolific writer of primarily dystopian science fiction.

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

Meeting ID: 291 543 6120
Passcode: 9hGM9b
Ruth's Sisters

Our first fall gathering is this coming Tuesday, September 14 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the front courtyard. See you there!

We are women experiencing transformation in our lives, minds, bodies and spirits, letting go of what no longer is (or no longer can be) as we awaken to new opportunities.
 
Our nests (if we have children, as some of us do not) are empty or emptying; our career trajectories look different than they did 20 years ago.
 
With increased freedom from the responsibilities of our younger lives, our roots are spreading and branches growing, as we journey up the “second” mountain of our lives.
 
Together we create and cultivate a safe space for each woman to seek and speak her truth.
 
Our bodies are the temples of our spirits. We embrace our past, present and future selves together in community, as we embark on activities and adventures that inspire, finding a balance between active and contemplative.
 
We are grounded in faith, reason, tradition, experience and curiosity, ever open to the movement of God’s Spirit in and through us.
 
We still have a few more slots open to attend our fall weekend retreat at Claggett retreat center in Adamstown, Maryland. We will begin at dinnertime on Friday, October 29 and end with lunch on Sunday, October 31. Offerings include opportunities to practice yoga and t’ai chi. Contact Cristina to learn more!
Join the Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition on Zoom (Zoom link available next week) on Thursday, September 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to discuss mission and goals, in person BLM rallies, educational and collaborative programs.

Sunday, September 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. there will be an in-person BLM rally at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd 21239. All are welcome!
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. 
Episcopal Relief & Development: Hurricane Relief

On Sunday, August 29, sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Ida made landfall in the same region. This Category 4 storm brought flooding and damaging winds that caused a loss of water to hundreds of thousands and a loss of electricity to over 1 million people. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with the Diocese of Louisiana and other regional partners in what will be a long-term response. Your generous gift will help alleviate suffering for the most vulnerable residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. Please visit episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief to make a gift today.
Services this Week


Saturday, September 11 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Faith@Five
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan
Connections Choir

 
Sunday, September 12 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 
Preacher & Celebrant: The Rev. David J. Ware
 
Scheduled to Serve:
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTER Peter Shafer READER Marilyn Ogburn
ALTAR GUILD Joanne Calvert, Margaret Thompson FLOWER GUILD Steve Sutor


 Sunday, September 12 @ 10:00 a.m. in the church
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Click here to join us for a livestream of this service on YouTube

CELEBRANT The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus PREACHER The Rev. David J. Ware
OFFICIANT The Rev. Freda S. Brown DEACON  The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan VERGER Alison King LEMS  Terry Beauchamp, Geralyn Schroth  READERS Kate Lears, Lynda Marie Allen INTERCESSOR Steve Sutor USHER SUPERVISOR Jim Gary USHERS Tony Brandon, Holly Hamilos, Scott Iodice ALTAR GUILD Brenda Ehlers, Alex McMahon  FLOWER GUILD Steve Sutor


Music: Redeemer Choir   

Weekday Services

In person:
  • Mondays @ 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in St. Paul's Courtyard
  • 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): NEW DAY!
  • Tuesdays @ 12:15 p.m. Breathing with Cristina
Click here to join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 911 709 4820 
Password: 964735
Rector's Bible 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
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:
Susan Haugh, JoAnn Roswell, Susan Russell, Earl Galleher, Ruthie Cromwell, Edie Windsor, Michella Wilson, Rita Stipa Doyle, McKenna, Ginny Bennett, Gemma Stewart, Ann Baldwin Smith, Sharon and James Cheston, Justin and Terah Hoethlich, Etienne, Shane Bennett family, Colleen Kelly Starkloff, Towsley family, Christopher Howze, Matthew Crafton, Bill Leary, Kate McGetrick, Brandon Mollett, Maria Turner, 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:
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

Pray for those who have died:
George Diehl

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.