Thank you for visiting the website of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, an inclusive congregation in Shelby, NC. We invite you to celebrate worship with us, eat and play with us, pray and grow with us. Please take a look around our website and contact us with questions or to arrange a meeting with our Rector, Mother Valori. You can see more photos of our life together on our Facebook page.
LIsten to our rector's sermon for The Day of Pentecost: In the unity of the Holy Spirit:
Anointing with holy oil, laying on of hands, and healing prayer at both Sunday services
LAST SUNDAY of each month:
5:00 pm: Taizé with Centering Prayer -an ecumenical service featuring meditative prayer and song
Also on Wednesdays:
ABOUT OUR WORSHIP:
Our celebrations of Holy Eucharist are Rite II. On Sundays, our 9:30 a.m. service is sung on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and said on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. (Note: in June, the 1st and 3rd will be sung, the 2nd and 4th said due to our organist's schedule). There is a nursery for young ones. The Wednesday Eucharist is said, short and very informal. Our services are from the Book of Common Prayer; Scripture readings are from the Revised Common Lectionary, and we use the New Revised Standard Version.
Our invitation to Holy Communion is found in the gospel of Matthew (11:28). Our welcome to families is (as stated in our bulletin): "We love the sound of your children in our church home. If you feel the need to take them out of the worship service, we hope it’s for their comfort (if they are crying or need calming words), or your comfort (time to re-group). We’re fine. Really." Newcomer notebooks are available for guests and visitors unfamiliar with our form of worship - you don't have to know what to do. We've got your back. Come and settle in to the peace and Presence with friends.
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