By Father Tim

 

Dear Christ the Redeemer family,

During Lent this year I invite you to a special time and space set apart for Soul Restoration.

We think of Lent as a time of fasting, of denial, of taking on a particular spiritual discipline of some sort, and these things are good. And, of course, the purpose of them is not doing the thing in itself, but rather the self-reflection and renewal to which we are led. I always take a little to sit with our Lord Jesus and ask him what sort of focus he has in mind for me during Lent that year. I find this prayer time with him is indispensable to my having a healthy sense of why I am doing what I am doing, and the confidence that our Lord Jesus is with me in it.

In addition to whatever particular, personal Lenten practice you may feel called, please know as well that you are invited to Worship and Prayer Wednesdays, which are resuming during Lent. The special focus of those Wednesday worship times will be that of giving us space and tools for Soul Restoration.

If you have not had a chance to participate in Worship and Prayer Wednesdays, here’s the deal: it is a simple liturgy, worship in music and singing, heartfelt teaching, and an opportunity to respond to Jesus’ invitation to us in prayer in some way that is particularly suited to the message of that evening. Our time together with our Lord Jesus in this special way goes basically from 7-8 pm.

I am excited to say that Bishop Andrew will be with us some of these evenings, Canon Ross Kimball as well, and others. The topics are aspects of the spiritual life:

  • Gratitude
  • Listening
  • Humility
  • Forgiveness
  • Grieving

Worship and Prayer Wednesdays begin on March 4th at 7 pm.

Also during Holy Week, there are three special nights before the Triduum begins:

  • Holy Monday, Holy Eucharist, 7.30 pm.
  • Holy Tuesday, Lament, 7.30 pm.
  • Holy Wednesday, Tenebræ, 7.30 pm.

May Jesus Christ be praised,

Tim+

 

 

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Daylight Saving Time begins next Sunday, March 8th so don’t be late!

Bishop Andrew Visiting
Bishop Andrew is visiting with his wife Elena next Saturday, March 7th & Sunday March 8th. They’re looking forward to attending Trivia Night on Saturday and all three services on Sunday.

CTR’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 
5-8 pm
Location:  Gordon Conwell Alumni Hall
In the Kerr Building
130 Essex Street, South Hamilton
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Special Guest: Bishop Andrew Williams

All are invited to attend this joyful celebration marking a decade of ministry on the North Shore for our church. Put it your calendar, you won’t want to miss it!

Nursery Workers (Paid Position) & Volunteers Needed
CTR is in great need of several paid and unpaid nursery helpers. Please contact info@ctrnorthshore.org if you’re interested. Thanks!

THIS Sunday- Silent Auction Fundraiser Begins 8:45 am
Stop by the Parish Hall to view a great selection of items that you can bid on. Bidding will continue through Trivia Night (March 7th) and the winners will be announced at the end of Trivia Night.

NEXT Saturday, March 7th
Trivia Night with Bake Sale & Silent Auction 

6:30-9 pm in the Parish Hall

Help Wanted
Concession Bakers & Concession Sales for the Trivia Night Bake Sale. To help please email Flora Lee at floraisabella@gmail.com

More Upcoming Events
1   March     12:30 pm    
First Sunday Lunch
8   March      12:00pm  
Stations of the Cross
(Fridays throughout Lent)
15 March      5:00 pm                             

Choral Evensong w/incense