Those Who Worship Him Must Worship Him in Spirit and Truth (John 4.24)

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Elizabeth City, NC refers to itself as the Harbor of Hospitality.  Church of the Redeemer serves as a Spiritual Harbor of Hospitality for all who come through its doors.  We hope that the same hospitality God shows to us in Jesus Christ overflows to all who visit the church and to the wider community.  In our life together, we emphasize the authority of Scripture, the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the family of faith. Jesus’ invitation urging people to “Come” echoes in all of the services and ministries at Church of the Redeemer.   Jesus explained to his followers that whatever we do to even the least of our brothers and sisters we do unto him.  By serving each other, other Christians and those in the world that God is calling, we believe we are feeding Jesus, clothing Jesus, healing Jesus, visiting Jesus and blessing Jesus everyday. We believe the greatest hospitality we can show to people is to lift Jesus up that He might draw all to Himself through the preaching of the gospel and faithful administration of the sacraments.  We rely on the empowering of the Holy Spirit and the gracious gifts for ministry he distributes to all who are saved through Jesus. You are invited, welcomed and encouraged to come and experience Jesus’ love in our spiritual home. Church of the Redeemer, 207 Hwy 343 South, Camden, NC 27921, 252-337-7177 Map of location.

A few recent Daily Advance, the area newspaper, articles have characterized Church of the Redeemer, Camden. Church of the Redeemer, a member of the Anglican Church in North America, exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ based on the authority of Scripture, as historically interpreted. We strive by grace together as a community of faith empowered by the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit. As we reject the evolving positions of doctrine that contradict Scripture, we participate in communion rather than opposition to our fellow believers in Christ regardless of denomination and locale. In its nascent stages, Church of the Redeemer consisted of former Episcopalians; today, we are a body of people with diverse backgrounds of faith and culture. Certainly, we welcome all folks to join our faith journey. Our hope is that we will always be a “Spiritual Harbor of Hospitality” and place of God’s healing salvation for all who come. Our emphases includes a high view of Scripture, the Holy Spirit’s work and the ever increasing family of Jesus Christ. I share the sentiments of other local pastors who declare that Jesus has come not to “make bad people good but to make dead people alive.” That is why Church of the Redeemer is here.

BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED — Healing Conference with The Rev. Nigel Mumford

Saturday, June 6th, 8:30 a.m.—4 p.m. 

Brought to you by The Mary Armstrong Center for Healing at Church of the Redeemer and Wings of Faith Aviation Memorial Chapel at the Elizabeth City U.S. Coast Guard Base.

This conference is for anyone desiring to learn more about the ministry of Jesus Christ and to experience his healing and freeing work.  The conference will consist of times of praise & worship, instructional talks, Q & A, and time for attendees to receive prayer and ministry for healing, deliverance and for being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Conference Schedule

8 a.m.    Welcome & Registration
8:30 a.m. Praise & Worship
9 a.m. The Rev. Nigel Mumford
10:00 a.m.      Break
10:15 a.m. The Rev. Nigel Mumford
12:00 p.m. Lunch — Served in the Parish Hall
12:45 p.m. Praise & Worship
1 p.m. The Rev. Nigel Mumford — Q & A
2:00p.m. Break
2:15 p.m.   Nigel Mumford will lead a Time of Prayer & Ministry. Participants will be invited receive prayer during this time.

Nigel’s topics will include the following: An Introduction to Healing, Blocks to Healing, How to Pray for Healing, Perseverance in Praying for Healing, and answers to questions that attendees submit during the conference. He will address particular areas for healing like cancer and depression.

A light lunch and snacks, coffee & drinks will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring food & drinks; however, no food or drinks besides water will be allowed in the church sanctuary.

Nigel will also be ministering on Sunday June 7th at the 10:30 a.m. service at Church of the Redeemer. All are welcome.

You can register by emailing the above to redeemercamden@gmail.com, by calling 252-337-7177 or by returning this Registration portion to Church of the Redeemer, 207 Hwy 343 South, Camden, NC 27921. There is no conference fee; however, if you are able to pay, we request a $25 donation to cover expenses. Checks can be made out to “Church of the Redeemer” with memo “Conference.”

Learn more about Nigel’s ministry at By His Wounds Ministry

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An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

Below is a video of An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer by Jim Williams at Church of the Redeemer.  The overview that Jim gives assumes a Christian context and that his listeners are committed Christians.  Christian Contemplative Prayer occurs in the presence of God by people who are filled with the Holy Spirit.  Without the relationship to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the act of engaging in contemplation can open a person up to negative spiritual experiences.  Christian contemplation is a spiritual discipline that is done by a Christian who lives an active devotional life in a Christian community.  Links to the books Jim references are below the video.

Open Mind, Open Heart by Fr. Thomas Keating

The Practice of the Love of Jesus by Alphonsus Ligouri

The Cloud of Unknowing & The Privy Counsel by An Anonymous Author

The Spiritual Exercises St. Ignatius of Loyola