The 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Yr A RCL)
24 August 2014
The Church of the Redeemer is delighted to have you with us
today to share in our mission to know, love, worship and obey our Lord
Jesus Christ.
Whether this is your first, second, or third visit, please help us welcome you by wearing a visitor name tag found inside the parish brochure
in the pew racks in front of you. We also invite you to join us for coffee
and Christian fellowship after the services on the veranda (weather permitting) or inside Gillespie Hall. Look for the Welcome Table in Gillespie
Hall. As you exit the front of the church, simply follow the pathway to
your right, past our Rose Garden, and around to the veranda and Gillespie
If you would like to receive more information about our services,
ministries, and mission, or to be placed on our mailing list, please fill out
the Visitor Card attached to the visitor name tag, and place it in the offering plate, or hand it to an usher, and be sure to come to the Welcome Table
in Gillespie Hall. We hope you will choose to return to the Church of the
Redeemer and invite you to call on us at any time (955.4263) or visit our
website (
Today . . .
Today is Rally Sunday, the day we register for Sunday School.
We will commission our teachers this morning at the 9 AM mass.
Parents and students please stay in the church for a brief overview after the mass, and find your grade’s registration “spot” in
Gillespie Hall and register. There are also sign-up spots for all of
our other programs for children and youth.
Parents of 7th Graders and above: Confirmation Classes begin
this Wednesday, 27 August. Make sure you are registered for
these classes. A special welcoming and orientation dinner is
scheduled for you, your child (confirmand), and your child’s sponsor tonight at 6:00 PM. We will discuss responsibilities of sponsors and confirmands and answer your questions about the program.
This week . . .
Youth confirmation classes begin this Wednesday, 27 August.
LOGOS is about to launch for 2014-15. This year we're looking at Superheroes! Register this morning for LOGOS, Redeemer's Wednesday afternoon fun for children grades K-5th grade.
Tuition is $100 for the year - but if you register by August 27th,
you'll pay only $90! Wednesday afternoons include: playtime or
homework; Bible study; choir, art or Suzuki Prep class; and family style dinner.
The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida presents Baseball
with the Bishop Night with the Rays, Friday, 29 August, first pitch
7:10 PM, Gates open 5:10 PM. There will be a bus ride, no charge
from Redeemer to the game! See Jason Hughes on the veranda
after the 9 AM mass today! Deadline to sign up, Tuesday, 26 August 2014. To order tickets or for more information contact Jason
Hughes, 941.416.1381 or [email protected]
Next week . . .
Ever want to know more about those "Essential Bible" stories? You know the ones... you've heard them, but want to know
them better? Join Redeemer's clergy on Sunday mornings for The
Rector's Class, between the 9 AM and 11 AM Masses, to hear
more about these "Bible Essentials." Series begins next week, 31
August in Gillespie Hall.
The Episcopal Thrift House is undergoing its annual renewal
and re-stocking and will re-open with a blessing and all-new merchandise at 10 AM, on Tuesday, 2 September. Please join us at
the ceremony for a prayer, refreshments, and the premier chance
to uncover tremendous bargains in antiques, collectibles, frippery
and essentials. Meanwhile, stay tuned for further details on joining our mission.
Friday Morning Youth Bible Studies start on Friday, 5 September. These take place at 6:15 AM and are open to all middle and
high school youth. You just show up! You do not have to be a
member of Redeemer to attend, so come and bring a friend. Locations and contact information: Middle School Boys, meet with
Father David at the Serving Spoon. Middle School Girls, Marsha
and Steve Devitt's, 1538 Flower Drive, [email protected]; High
School Boys, Janet and Jeff Trefry, 927 Sirus Trail,
[email protected]; High School Girls, Jacki and Jud
Boedecker's, 1607 North Drive, [email protected] Contact is
Father Bumsted, [email protected]
Daughters of the King will meet tomorrow, Monday, 25 August.
The meeting begins with mass at 10 AM. All ladies of the parish
are invited to attend.
Do you have a loved one who has Alzheimer's? There will be a
preliminary meeting of the Alzheimer’s support group on Sunday,
7 September, in Gillespie Hall after the 11:00 AM mass.
When using the offering envelopes available in the pew pockets,
please make sure that you print your full name, first and last,
on the offering envelope, so that we can properly credit your
pledge contribution.
Attention GIRLS Grades K-5 – Redeemer’s Daisy, Brownie, and
Junior Girl Scout Troop 440 will have its first meeting of the
school year on Monday, 8 September, and we would love to have
you join us! We meet on Monday nights, 6:00-7:30 in the 1st and
3rd grade Sunday School rooms. For more information, contact
Troop Leader Hosana Fieber, 387.5738, or co-leader Shirley
Fieber, 922.4697.
Parish Office (941.955.4263) 222 South Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
email: [email protected]
Future events . . .
Attention BOYS Grades 1-5 – Cub Scout Pack 24 at Redeemer is
starting soon, and we are looking for a few good boys to join our
Pack! If you like camping, fishing, archery, racing Pinewood Derby
cars, building things, playing with friends and having lots of fun,
then Pack 24 is for you! Our first meeting is Monday, 8 September, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. We meet on Monday nights for one
hour in Gillespie Hall. For more information, please contact Cubmaster, Rich Hill, [email protected], or 737-4283.
The men’s book group of Redeemer, “Books and Beyond”, will
meet on Tuesday, 9 September, to discuss its summer reading
selection, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric
Metaxas. The meeting will start with light refreshments at 7:15
PM in the Eva Pope Room and will adjourn by 9:00 PM. All are
welcome. Come and bring a friend who might be interested!
Women’s Heart to Heart Book Club is ready to begin another
year on Monday, 15 September. The selection is Defending Jacob
by William Landay. Please join us for an exciting book club year!
Contact Jane Swartzentruber, [email protected]
or 379.2846 if you want to be a part of the book club. We meet on
the first Monday in Gillespie Hall, beginning at 9 AM with coffee
and refreshments and usually end around 11 AM.
2014-2015 Sunday School Teaching Teams . . .
2 & 3 Year Olds
Marsha Devitt
Stephanie Kempton
4th Grade
Jody & John Maxwell
5th Grade
Rachelle Bethel
Carolyn & Don Peet
Pre-K Team
Freda Harris
Marion Almy
Carrie Lee Major
Pat Mudgett
6th Grade
Kimberly & P.J. Strom
Janet & Jeff Trefry
Jacki Boedecker
David Yutzy
Margaret Barnes
1st Grade
Shirley Fieber
Donna Hess
Valerie Montgomery
2nd Grade
Mary Brown
Marla Leung
3rd Grade
Melanie Dieckman
Kellie Menke
Mary Pat Radford
Kristen & Todd Morton
7th Grade
Melissa Dunlap
Alison Elizalde
Mary Page Hill
Daniel Montgomery
8th Grade
Anne Garlington
Mary Jo Heider
Mimi Hernandez
Christine Lindsay
High School
Rebekah & Fr. David Bumsted
Mike & Mary Jane Hartenstine
Gloria & Kraig Koach
Dana & Russ Vega
Sunday School Angel
Elsye Daugherty
Nursery Committee and Volunteers
Kristin Morton, Barbara Donnelly
† WEEK OF 24 August 2014 †
Sundays, Nursery: infants & toddlers, during 9 & 11 AM, 1 PM masses
Children’s Chapel and Sunday School K-12th during 9 AM mass
Daily Morning Prayer – 8:30 AM (except Sunday)
Daily Evening Prayer – 5:15 PM (except Saturday & Sunday)
EUCHARIST– 7:30, 9:00, & 11:00 AM; 1 PM (Spanish)
Proper 16
Gift Shoppe open after the 9 and 11 AM Masses
Rally Sunday Rally Sunday, Sunday School Registration, 10:15 AM
Confirmation Dinner, 7:00 PM, Gillespie Hall
Louis, King of France, 1270
NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing
Daughters of the King, begin with mass at 10 AM
NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing
Lectionary Bible Study, Noon, Room 205
Thomas Gallaudet, 1902 with Henry Winter Syle, 1890
EUCHARIST – 7:30 & 10:00 AM
Christian Leadership Concepts, 6-8 AM, Eva Pope Room
NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing
Gift Shoppe open 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
LOGOS, 6-7:00 PM, Gillespie Hall
Youth Confirmation, 4:30 PM, Upper Room
Junior EYC, 6:00 PM, Turner Dabney Room
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 430
EUCHARIST – 10:00 AM & 5:30 PM
NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing
Needlepoint Group, 10:00 AM, Eva Pope Room
EUCHARIST with Anointing For Healing – 10:00 AM
Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7:15 AM
NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing
Baseball with the Bishop, Tropicana Field
31 August
Men’s Prayer Group, 7:30 AM, Eva Pope Room
Confessions, 11 AM, Chapel Altar (Father Bumsted)
EUCHARIST with Anointing For Healing – 5:30 PM
EUCHARIST– 7:30, 9:00, & 11:00 AM; 1 PM (Spanish)
Gift Shoppe open after the 9 and 11 AM Masses
Sunday School, Grades K-12, 10:15 AM, all classrooms
Alzheimer’s Support Group, after 11 AM mass, Gillespie Hall
For your information . . .
You are encouraged to take your Sunday bulletins home.
Please use it to re-read the lessons during the week and note
parish activities of interest on your calendar. The deadline to
turn in announcements for the Sunday bulletin announcements
insert is noon on Wednesday. If you wish to have a separate ½
page insert for your event, your deadline is the Wednesday two
weeks before the date for the insert. Submit all bulletin items and
insert information to Carolyn Peet by hand, FAX – 365.1379, or
email – [email protected] Submissions may be edited.
Your attention to these deadlines will be greatly appreciated.
For those of you who enjoy listening to the postlude, we invite
you please to come and sit in the choir pews so that you will not
be disturbed by conversation and movement as people exit the
church following the mass.
Heads up Redeemer youth . . .
Contact [email protected]
Rock the Universe is on 5 September, and there’s still time to sign
up! Email Fr. David by 1 September to get on the list. We’ll be trying to
leave Redeemer by 4:30 PM and anticipate a LATE return, perhaps 3
AM! This event is open to the whole EYC, grades 6-12. Chaperones are
welcome and needed! Contact Fr. David ASAP.
Junior EYC kicks off this Wednesday! Join us as we induct our newest
members of the EYC with pizza, games, and a lesson by Fr. David.
We’re looking forward to seeing 6th through 8th graders in 1 TD Center
(Turner Dabney Room) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM this Wednesday, 27
Senior EYC returns next Sunday! Yup. High Schoolers (9th-12th
grade), it’s time to get your North Wall on. Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
on Sunday, 31 August. Come hang out, get some food, and let’s talk
about summer. We’ve got a busy fall ahead of us, so we’ll talk about that
too! Folks who went on mission trips will see the return of Evening Prayer! So pumped! See you there!
Redeemer Acolytes! Vergers! Clergy! MCs! The Diocesan Acolyte
Festival is going to be awesome! On Friday, 26 September, we’ll leave
for DaySpring at 4 PM where for just $10 you’ll be able to hang with
friends, play some games, and stay the night. On Saturday, 27 September, there’s a whole day of fun, worship, and learning at the Cathedral
Church of St. Peter. Fr. David is teaching two classes and you won’t want
to miss them! More details: Contact
[email protected] for questions. And, of course please let Fr.
David know of your interest, email, [email protected]
Golf Tournament . . .
Men of Redeemer’s 19th Annual Redeemer Golf Tournament is
set for Saturday, 20 September, at 8:30 AM, Legacy Golf Club,
8255 Legacy Drive, off of University Pkwy., east of I-75 (same
place as last year). The format is also the same, 4-man scramble,
which includes cart, range balls, lunch and prizes all for a very
low price of $80.00! Sponsorship opportunities for anyone are
most appreciated. For nearly two decades, the Men of Redeemer
have enjoyed this fun tradition together and several years ago
MOR made this event its main fundraiser so we can help support
such projects as our Men’s Ministry Programs, Cub Scout Pack
24, and Day Of Hope. Please contact Jeff Kern at 941.356.9516 or
Bill Brush at 941.374.4709.
Volunteers wanted . . .
Prayer is an important part of the spiritual vitality within our
Redeemer family. A team of intercessors gathers daily at 8:30 AM
Morning Prayer and 5:15 PM Evening prayer to pray for our parish, using the Daily Office found in the Book of Common Prayer.
Throughout the year every member of the parish is prayed for by
name at one of these services, and we pray for specific needs of
parishioners. We invite you to become part of this meaningful
ministry. Commitment is one Morning or Evening prayer weekly.
Training will be arranged at a time convenient for you. If you
would like to participate in this ministry, please call Father
Marsden, 955.4263, or Don Laronge, 371.6863.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. George's, Bradenton; St. Giles's, Pinellas Park; St. Hilary's, Fort Myers; St. James's, Port Charlotte; St.
James's House of Prayer, Tampa
Those celebrating their birthdays today: Emma Matejka, Chloe
Those celebrating their wedding anniversaries today: Charlie &
Suzi Morgenthaler
Repose of the soul for: William (Bill) Schmidt, Margaret (Pat) Pearson, Marsha Heinith, Ed Austin
Safe travel: Beth, Ernie, & Erica Cave; Chuck & Flo Miller; Julie
Eisele; Carolyn von Seelen; Ann Stephenson-Moe; Fr. Fred & Linda
The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God in thanksgiving for
blessings received by Ashley and Paul Alexander, and by Linda and
Leonard Coulombe.
The BMO Harris Bank parking garage is available for church parking on Sundays
until 1:00 PM. The garage is locked at that time, and any cars left inside will be
locked in.
The nursery for infants and toddlers is available during the 9 and 11 AM masses
every Sunday.
Those persons who find it difficult to come to the altar to receive Holy Communion
are asked to inform one of the ushers, who will then see that Communion is
brought to your pew.
If you have fami
family members in the active military please call the parish office to
have them put on our prayer list.
Listening devices for the hearinghearing-impaired may be obtained from an usher. The
Hard of Hearing Assistance System operates on a frequency of 72.9 for those whose
hearing aids have the capability to pick it up. For those who have a T-Coil receiver
in their hearing aid, Redeemer has an Induction Loop system installed. Personal
earbuds may be purchased in the parish office.
A CD recording of today’s service may be ordered through the parish office,
GlutenGluten-free communion wafers are available: Sundays, 7:30 AM Mass – high altar;
9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses – chapel altar. Indicate your need to the priest administering the host.
Visit our bulletin board inside Gillespie Hall on the wall outside the kitchen for
information about your parish family, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. Contact Carolyn Peet, [email protected], or 955.4263 if you have
something you think belongs on our bulletin board.
Check out our website,, to learn all the latest news and information you need to be connected to your parish. Look for the parish calendar for
details on current events.