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We have Bible Studies and prayer groups for men, women and youth.  If you have questions or don’t see what you need, contact Pastor Craig at  redeemercamden@gmail.com.

We recently celebrated our 13th Anniversary as a church! Thanks be to God and all who have participated in our life of faith.

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Ongoing Weekly and Monthly Events

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study: 9:15-10:15 a.m. (Book of Ruth)
  • Morning Prayer and Bible Reading: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. at the church.
  • Elizabeth City Men’s Prayer Group: Tuesdays 7 a.m. Grouper’s Restaurant
  • Men’s Small Group Bible Study & Prayer: Wednesdays in Camden at Belcross Bakery 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. & Thursdays  7:15-8:15 a.m. at Kathy’s Kreations in Elizabeth City.
  • Choir Practice: Wednesdays at 7pm.
  • Monday Morning Prayer Group: 9:30 –11:30 a.m. at the Surface’s. 1614 Crescent Dr, Eliz City.
  • Teen Discipleship (High School grades) and Big Kids Discipleship (Middle School grades) Sunday from 6:00—7:00 pm at the church.
  • Home Group: Alternate Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • Home Group: Every other Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Lectio Divina  (Reading and Reflection on Scripture)—Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Does not meet the 1st Wed. of the month due to SOULS feeding)  Currently reading Romans.
  • Healing Service — 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
  • SOULS Feeding— First Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm.
  • Learning The Practice of Ministry: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6 p.m. Teaching and training to learn and practice the disciplines of Christian ministry.

To Be A Christian: An Anglican Catechesis

Come and learn the Christian faith and how to live as a Christian

“The word catechesis comes from the Greek meaning ‘to echo the teaching’ meaning that catechesis or the teaching of the faith is an interactive process in which the Word of God re-sounds between and among the proclaimer, the one receiving the message, and the Holy Spirit!”

This catechism (a text used for instruction of Christian disciples) is designed as a resource manual for the renewal of Anglican discipleship. It presents the essential building blocks of classic Christian instruction: the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue). To these is added an initial section especially intended for those with little or no prior knowledge of the Gospel. Each section is presented in the question-and-answer form that became standard in the sixteenth-century because of its proven effectiveness. Each section is also set out with its practical implications, together with biblical references.

The groups will have will be encouraged to discuss the topics and questions will be invited. This is a “Come and Learn” opportunity for everyone – no matter how much or how little you already know.

Dates will be the following (if necessary they may be extended):
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. January 19th – February 23rd
Thursdays at 6 p.m. (whichever is preferable) January 9th – February 13th

If you are interested in attending a discussion group, please contact us at 252-337-7177, redeemercamden@gmail.com or sign up at church and indicate your preference for day/time.

“Lectio Divina” at Church of the Redeemer: Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m.(except first Wednesday of the month when we feed the hungry at SOULS)

Listen to previous Lectio Divina episodes

The discipline of spiritual reading finds its classical expression in what is known as lectio divinaLectio is a posture of approach and a means of encounter with a text that enables the text to become a place of transforming encounter with God. M. Robert Mulholland Jr.. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual


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The term lectio divina comes from the Benedictine tradition and refers primarily to the sacred or devotional reading of the Bible. My growing suspicion is that our competitive, productive, skeptical, and sophisticated society inhibits our reading and being read by the Word of God. Lectio divina means to read the Bible with reverence and openness to what the Spirit is saying to us in the present moment. When we approach the Word of God as a word spoken to me, God’s presence and will can be made known. The regular practice of lectio divina presents occasions when my story and God’s story meet, and in that moment something surprising can happen. To read the Bible in this way means therefore to read “on my knees”— reverently, attentively, and with the deep faith that God has a word for me in my own unique situation. The Bible is primarily a book not of information but of formation, not merely a book to be analyzed, scrutinized, and discussed but a sacred book to nurture us, to unify our hearts and minds, and to serve as a constant source of contemplation. Nouwen, Henri J. M. Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit


 Lectio divina provides us with a discipline, developed and handed down by our ancestors, for recovering the context, restoring the intricate cate web of relationships to which the Scriptures give witness but that are so easily lost or obscured in the act of writing.

Lectio divina comprises four elements: lectio (we read the text), meditatio (we meditate the text), oratio (we pray the text), and contemplatio (we live the text). But naming the four elements must be accompanied by a practiced awareness that their relationship is not sequential. Reading (lectio) is a linear act, but spiritual (divina) reading is not – any of the elements may be at the fore at any one time.

In the actual practice of lectio divina the four elements fuse, interpenetrate. Lectio divina is a way of reading that becomes a way of living.  Eugene H. Peterson. Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading


“I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio Divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart.  If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime.”  – Pope Benedict XVI , September 2005


In Lectio Divina we seek not to master or grasp the sacred text, but rather through it, prayerfully and silently, to come into the presence of God. We seek to be humbly attentive to God’s Holy Word, to savour it, and to let it enter into our heart as much as our heads, so that it may transform us.

Lectio Divina is not intended to increase our intellectual knowledge of the Bible (though it also has that effect); instead, it is intended to draw us closer to God, and to transform our attitudes and behaviour. Lectio Divina is not a catechesis or a teaching but it is a prayer, a divine reading, a personal encounter with God in Sacred Scripture. Cardinal Thomas Collins

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Discipleship for Youth

We have two weekly discipleship gatherings.  For children in the range of 8-12 years old, the weekly gathering is Sunday from 6:15 – 7:15 pm.  For youth in the range of 13-18 years old the weekly gathering is Sunday from 6 – 7:30 pm.  Both groups meet at homes in Elizabeth City.  The focus of the groups is growing in relationship with the Lord and his community of believers.  If you would like more information on the groups please email redeemercamden@gmail.com.

Monthly Service for Healing

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On the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., Church of the Redeemer will host a Holy Communion Service for Healing.  All who come will be invited to receive healing prayers for themselves or loved ones.  The service will include Scripture readings, a sermon, prayers, Holy Communion, songs and ministry.  Everyone is welcome to come.

We also offer times of healing prayers during our Sunday services on the Third Sunday of each month.

We believe that God loves, listens and heals. 

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