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 the sermon for Advent 1 by our rec tor, entitled: "Embodying hope" The sermon text is here.
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 most Sundays..
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 words of Jesus from the gospel of Matthew: "Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest." (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."
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
Read all our news in our weekly Parish Notes, updated each Thursday. The Parish Notes have event details, contact people, upcoming events so you can mark your calendars...
Click here for the handout on HEALTHY CHURCH COMMUNICATION.
Click HERE for: Advent Guildeline for Leconary Year C from the NC Council of Churches
WEEKLY REFLECTION from our Rector: Click HERE
REDEEMER MEMBER:S: See your Parish Life Group HERE.,
the 2016 Hospitality Events HERE,
and the Parish Life Guidelines HERE.