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"We are what we are because of what we have been."
We are dedicated to maintaining the Anglican traditions that have formed our worship over the ages.
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
- Hurricane Relief: Please remember the people of Texas and areas affected by Hurricane Harvey as they begin the long rebuilding process. Your prayers are also asked for the people of Florida and Georgia as they recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Episcopal Relief & Development continues to partner with dioceses throughout the affected areas as they assess the impact of these storms and prepare to respond. Local church partners are checking on leaders and members and planning the use of church facilities and resources where available.
They ask that you do not send food, clothing or other items to the affected communities, as they have very limited resources to receive and distribute them. Instead, you may make a donation that will directly impact the relief efforts by going to http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hirricaneharveyresponse/?ID=LB171 or by placing a check in the collection plate. Make the check out to the Church of the Redeemer, and state that it is for hurricane relief. In this way, we can let the people in these areas know that they are not alone.
- Sunday, September 24: The ECW will meet in the Parish Hall following refreshments after the 10:30 service.
- Sunday, September 24: The Vestry will meet in the Rector's Office following refreshments after the 10:30 service.
- Tuesday, September 26: Redeemer Book Club will meet to discuss the book, Profiles in Courage, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy
- Wednesday, October 4: First Wednesday covered dish supper at 6PM followed by Evening Prayer at 7PM.
Altar Flowers: If you would like to place flowers on the altar as a memorial or in thanksgiving, please place your donation in one of the colored envelopes found in the narthex, write your name and the person/cause to be honored in the blanks, and place it in the offering plate.
Prayers: If you are in need of special prayers such as RIP for family members or friends, healing, or any special situations, please call Diane Jackson at 768-0044 to add your prayers to our prayer chain. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain, talk to Diane Jackson.
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