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November 29th Sunday Services of Holy Communion: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Please access the Sunday Bulletin below to participate in the services from home:

We intend for the doors of our church to remain open for most of our scheduled activities; however, nobody is obligated or pressured to come.  Therefore, we will be offering a few options for participating in our services from home:

How to Participate in Sunday Services from Home with the Sunday Bulletin:

  1. Participate via Facebook Live at our 8 a.m. service.  You do not need to have a Facebook login to watch the video.  Go to this link and to the Live video: https://www.facebook.com/Church-of-the-Redeemer-Anglican-1377253895832755/
  2. Watch the Facebook Live Video at anytime following its recording by going to the link above and scrolling down to the video.  Again, you do not need a Facebook login.
  3. Lead yourself (and family) through the service using the Sunday bulletin above and listen to the sermon online or via podcast.
  4. Previous sermons and Lectio Divina may be found here, old podcasts.

For all of the above, you may use or print the attached Sunday bulletin.  I encourage you to participate in the fellowship and communion of our church and the Body of Christ from your home, as you are able.

I invite you to use your wisdom and prudence for your decisions, and I encourage you in all things to have faith in Jesus, his work on the cross and in the resurrection, in everything you do and think. And this is a time to do our best to Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thess 5:16-18) We have plenty of reasons to rejoice, to pray and to give thanks.

Morning Prayer Service is occurring Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m. at the church. This follows the Daily Office of readings and prayers. All are welcome.

The Monday Morning Prayer Group meets on Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. This is a time of spontaneous prayer. All are welcome.

The Men’s Prayer Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. at Grouper’s restaurant, 400 Water St., Eliz City. This is a time of spontaneous prayer for men. We usually open with a brief devotional and discussion.

The Men’s Bible Study groups that normally meet on Wednesday and Thursday mornings will meet only on Thursday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the church until further notice.

The Sunday Morning Catechism meets at 9:15 in the Parish Hall.

Lectio Divina will continue to be offered each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the church. This is a time of reading and reflection on Scripture. All are welcome. The sessions last about an half-hour.

Saturday Prayer & Fasting for Renewal and Revival occurs Saturdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome to participate in this time of prayer for God to bring about renewal and revival at Redeemer and beyond.

High School & Middle School Discipleship occurs Sundays at 6-7 pm at the church.

Healing Service occurs the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the church. This service includes spontaneous and planned prayers, worship, a devotional message and a time of praying for healing for people. Healing prayers include those for body, soul and spirit and relationships.

Vestry Prayer has been added by the Vestry to the monthly calendar on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and pray for inspiration and vision for the church.  Vestry are especially encouraged to come to pray.  This is a prayer time to ask God to teach us how to go forward in our mission and life together.

Learning the Practices of Ministry meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the church. This monthly event trains people in areas of ministry to equip the saints for the work of ministry. At our next Learning the Practices of Ministry monthly session will be on Tuesday November 18th, we will work through this together for Church of the Redeemer and individual callings. Please plan to join us.

If you would like this information emailed to you as updated, please send your email address to redeemer@mediacombb.net.

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FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL PRAYER RESOURCES 

We have developed resources for family and individual prayer during this time and afterwards.  These are forms of prayer that can be used by anyone to maintain times of prayer and connection to the Body of Christ.

BCP Family Prayer

Recent Pictures

Blessing of the Animals!!
This year’s annual Blessing of the Animals was on Sunday, October 6th at 2pm on the lawn of Church of the Redeemer. We had an assortment of dogs who were blessed by our clergy.

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Church of the Redeemer recently presented a diamond painting of Jesus to the residents of The Benjamin House during our monthly visit.  The painting was completed and donated by Andy Dalstra pictures below with Rev. Dr. Craig Stephans and Benjamin House residents.

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We love babies and children to participate on our worship and fellowship at Redeemer.  To accommodate parents and grandparents of infants and toddlers in the sanctuary, we have some gliders.  These provide a comfortable and rocking experience for the children and adults.

 

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New Book on Spiritual Formation by Redeemer’s Rector The Rev. Dr. Craig Stephans

The Anglican House Media Ministry recently released To Be Silent: The Too Busy Church by the Rev. Dr. Craig Stephans.  To Be Silent promotes the spiritual formation of readers through the means of grace of spiritual disciplines with an emphasis on the practice of silence in the Lord’s presence.  The book includes contributions by over a dozen Anglican leaders writing on the value of the spiritual practice of devotional silence.  Readers will come away inspired to seek the Lord and to renew their spiritual disciplines.

At the recent annual synod of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, Rev. Dr. Stephans led a workshop on the topics of the book.  The recording of the workshop can be accessed on our diocese website or via the Church of the Redeemer podcast here and on iTunes.

To Be Silent: The Too Busy Church is available from Anglican House Publishers and on Kindle on Amazon and at Church of the Redeemer.

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Spiritual Warfare Prayers

These are three prayers that can be helpful in engaging in spiritual warfare for yourselves and others.

A Prayer of Submitting to God and Resisting the Enemy

Father I come to you in the name of Jesus. I submit to you and resist Satan and all the powers of darkness. I ask you clothe me in the full armor of God.

I place upon my head the helmet of salvation by which I take my thoughts captive to the Lord Jesus Christ and submit my mind to the control and rule of the Holy Spirit that it would be full of life and peace. I reject the thoughts, accusations and lies of the enemy who comes to condemn and criticize. I reject thoughts of self-hatred, failure, pride and other sinful attitudes.

I place upon my heart the breastplate of righteousness. I clothe myself in the perfection of Jesus. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I fasten about me the belt of truth and pray that your Holy Spirit would lead me into all truth.
As shoes on my feet, I secure my footing with the readiness of the gospel of peace and of the kingdom of God and Jesus Christ. I stand firm on your word against the storms and oppression of this world. Help me to stand firm against the anxieties of this life, fear of loss and the temptations and delusions of this world.

I take in my hand the shield of faith by which I shall block all of the attacks of the enemy. Help me to walk by faith knowing that you are an ever-present help to me and that your promises are all “Yes” to me through Jesus.

I take in my other hand the sword of Spirit, the word of God that is sharp and double-edged and shall never pass away. Inspire me to speak your powerful, life-giving word into my circumstances, against the enemy, into my own mind and life. Help me to speak blessings over my life and over my loved ones.

Father help me to rejoice in the Lord always. I receive the joy of the Lord that is my strength. Lord send and empower your angels to minister to me and to be a shield around me. Father protect me from evil and rebuke every messenger of evil from me. Let the light of your face shine upon me and fill me with your Holy Spirit, his fruit and gifts.

Dear Lord, make my home a peaceful, secure, restful and godly dwelling place. Bless and place your hand upon my family. We belong to you through the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

Prayer for Protection

Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for all you have given me. Please cover me with the protective, precious blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, and increase your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, hunger for prayer, guidance and discernment to help me know your will and surrender to it more completely.

Father please heal my negative emotions and any wounds in my heart and spirit. Send the sword of your Holy Spirit to sever and break all spells, curses, hexes, voodoo and all negative genetic, inter-generational and addictive material, past, present or to come, known or unknown, against me, my relationships and family, finances, possessions and ministry. Father I forgive, and I ask forgiveness for my sins and failings. I ask that my whole person, body and mind, heart and will, soul and spirit, memory and emotions, attitudes and values lie cleansed, renewed and protected by the most precious blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Dear Holy Spirit please fill up any void in me to overflowing with your presence and great love. All this Father I pray in the name of Jesus Christ by the guidance of your Holy Spirit. Amen

(Say to spiritual forces of evil) In the name, power, blood and authority of Jesus Christ I bind and break the power and effect in or around me of any and all evil spirits who are trying to harm me in any way and I command these spirits and their companion spirits in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to leave me peacefully and quietly and go immediately and directly where Jesus commands you and never again return to me or my family. Amen

Spiritual Warfare Prayer by Victor Matthews: warfare-prayer1