In Christ, we are all called to become saints. Let us together seek him with our whole lives.
In the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19, Jesus commands,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
One of the Church’s central jobs is to make disciples. We are here to produce mature believers who are no longer “conformed to this world” but “transformed by the renewal of the mind (Rom. 12:2).” Coming to church on Sundays is indispensable, but it is also not enough. We are all called to pick up our cross daily and seek Christ with our whole being. Every Christian has a duty of lifelong catechesis and formation into the likeness of Christ.
At Christ the Redeemer we are dedicated to make sure every parishioner has the spiritual tools they need at their disposal to “seek Christ” daily from birth through adulthood. In Christ, we are all called to become saints. Let us together seek him with our whole lives.
Nursery & Children’s Ministry
Sundays, 10:00 until Eucharist
The nursery at Christ the Redeemer is designed to be a prelude to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 0-3 years old. Each Sunday during the service, two trained nursery assistants will lead the children in worship through song and prayer table time, as well as child-led play and investigation of nursery materials. Infants and toddlers can be dropped off in the nursery anytime during the service, where they will be signed in and receive a pager, and remain until Eucharist, when the children rejoin their families to receive Eucharist together with them. For more information on our nursery policies or with any questions, feel free to contact the nursery coordinator, Rachel Nimon.
Sundays, 9:00-10:00; Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to Christian formation that holds up scripture, holds up liturgy, and holds up the child. CGS looks at how the child learns, how they meet God, and how they listen to God, and it then proclaims scripture and presents liturgy so that the child is drawn into the proclamation. Each child is given a developmentally appropriate opportunity to reflect on what they have heard and then is given the space, time, and materials for contemplation and prayer. Children meet in a space called “the atrium” by age: Level I ages 3-6, Level II ages 6-9, Level III ages 9-12 on Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm and Sundays 9:00-9:50.
Christ the Redeemer’s Youth Ministry is a place for students to grow in their relationship with God and be in community with one another. We meet most Sundays at Christ the Redeemer from 4:30-6 PM. All students in Middle and High School are invited to attend. This Fall, we will have some fun events and will be studying the Apostle’s Creed.
Our Core Group youth ministry also meets weekly on Sunday afternoons at 4:30, in a home setting. The group is open to high school students who want to discuss issues they face in our culture and explore topics that deepen their faith. We read common texts and eat good food together. In addition, we plan to establish a service project, run by the youth, to minister to the communities in which we live.
Adult Sunday School
During the 9am hour on Sundays this fall, we will be offering an introduction to early church history with a walk through the lives and teachings of some of the great saints commemorated in the Book of Common Prayer during the first millennium. Come and experience the riches of the deep spiritual well which guided and formed the church in her first 1000 years.
Christian Foundations Course
Christian Foundations is a one semester course that covers the basics of Christianity. The class is geared toward newcomers, but open to everyone. It is required before receiving either baptism or confirmation, and essentially covers the contents of traditional catechesis through the Apostles Creed, the Our Father, and the Ten Commandments. This class will be offered yearly each fall.
Evening Prayer and Catechesis
Every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00, we will offer a service of Evening Prayer, followed by a period of adult catechesis. This Fall, our lecture series will be a survey of the 39 Articles of Religion, examining the “via media,” or “middle way,” of Anglican thought and practice.
Join us on Sundays at 10:00 am.