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

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Upcoming Special Lenten Events (All occur at the church and are open to anyone):

  • The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross discussion group: Tuesdays 10 a.m. & Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the church.
  • Times for Quiet Prayer and Reflection with Evening Prayer: Sundays during Lent 6 p.m.—7 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross: Fridays in Lent at 5:30 p.m.
  • Men’s Morning Retreat Saturday, March 28th 8:30 – Noon
  • Palm Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8 a.m.; Holy Eucharist with Tenebrae Cantata “We Remember Calvary” 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday: Seder Supper 6 p.m.; Holy Eucharist 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday: Holy Eucharist Noon & 6 p.m.

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.

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An Invitation to a Holy Lent

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance;by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.  

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Remember that you are but dust, and to dust you shall return.

Lenten Prayer

Upcoming Special Lenten Events:

  • Ash Wednesday Services: Feb 18th Noon & 6 p.m. CANCELLED Due to ice.
  • Times for Quiet Prayer and Reflection with Evening Prayer: Sundays during Lent 6 p.m.—7 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross: Fridays in Lent at 5:30 p.m.
  • Evening of Praise & Worship, Prayer & Ministry Friday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Jesus Way & The Seven Sayings of our Savior Christ studies on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

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