Celebrating the Sacred
Beauty, Truth, and Goodness are One, and find their perfection in God alone, who is their sole source.
It is not an uncommon experience in our parish to suddenly feel as if we’ve been transported, in a moment of worship, to the heavenly liturgy itself, suddenly surrounded by angels, and archangels, and all the company of heaven. In those moments, as eternity becomes palpable here on earth, we can feel our whole person moved and set aflame with the glory of God. In these moments, you have had an experience of the sacred.
It is not merely through words and lessons that the faith is transmitted, but through shared patterns of worship, rituals, and symbols that transcend words, and can be apprehended by all. If anything marks the Christian tradition of sacred worship, it is beauty. That which is truly beautiful captivates the soul. Beauty, Truth, and Goodness are One, and find their perfection in God alone, who is their sole source.
Celebrating the Sacred is something at which our parish excels. Whether it is through our liturgical traditions, or through the ministry of our excellent choir and music ministries, or through our arts ministry, or through Imago Stage, we have made it a defining factor in our parish life to not only preserve our sacred culture, but to celebrate it.
Altar & Eucharist
Liturgical worship is very involved and requires a good number of volunteers each Sunday and Holy Day, including Acolytes, Lay Readers, Ushers, Flower Guild, and Altar Guild. If anyone is interested in learning to serve at the altar, please contact any of our clergy.
A midweek Eucharist is offered every Wednesday evening in the Pendleton Chapel, beginning at 5:00. This is a simple, “Said Mass,” and typically lasts for only about 30 minutes. We also offer Holy Communion on all “Red Letter Days.” Please see the announcements in the bulletin for specific dates and times.
Choirs & Music
The Choir of Christ the Redeemer is open to adults, teenagers, and children age 9 and up. Rehearsal takes place in the Church every Thursday, from 6:30–8:30pm. This community prays and cares for each other, and sings the 10am Eucharist most Sundays, September 10 to Trinity, May 26, plus Choral Evensongs, All Souls, Christmas Lessons & Carols, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Triduum. New members are welcome. Contact Dan McKinley, our music director and choirmaster.
Trebles (age 9 & up) of the Choir of Christ the Redeemer meet on Tuesdays, from 4:00–5:30 pm, starting September 5, in the Church, as well as on Thursdays, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Sunday morning rehearsal with the adults begins at 9am for the 10am Eucharist.
The Cherubim Choir
The Cherubim Choir is for ages 6, 7, and 8, and meets on Tuesdays, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. It is led by public school music teacher Cyndi Kreyling. They sing occasionally for special services throughout the church year.
Visual & Performing Arts
Light in the World
Light in the World is our new visual arts ministry. We hold several art shows each year and monthly gatherings to discuss the ways Christian faith impacts the work of the artist. 2024’s planned shows are scheduled to open on February 4th and May 5th.
Imago Stage Company will offer a Musical Theater class for children ages 9-13 from Sept. 28-Nov. 16. The class will explore theater games, learn choreographed routines, and practice vocal exercises. Our focus will be on the story of Pinocchio, the various characters he encounters, and the redemptive elements that make this a timeless tale. Excerpted scenes and musical numbers will be presented to an invited audience. From Jan. 11- March 7, 2024, Imago will offer a Shakespeare class for children, and auditions for our next mainstage musical production will take place in the spring.
Join us on Sundays at 10:00 am.