THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER – SARASOTA, FLORIDA The 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Yr A RCL) 24 August 2014 WELCOME VISITORS! 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 Hall. 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 (www.redeemersarasota.org). ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION 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] website: www.redeemersarasota.org 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 Kindergarten 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) 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 Monday Louis, King of France, 1270 EUCHARIST – 10 AM NA, 7:30 AM & Noon, Sunday School Wing Daughters of the King, begin with mass at 10 AM Tuesday Wednesday EUCHARIST – 10:00 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 Thursday 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 Friday 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 Saturday Sunday 31 August EUCHARIST – 10:00 AM 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 August! 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: episcopalswfl.org/acolyte.html. 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. † † † REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS † † † 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 Stevenson 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 Robinson ††† 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, 955.4263. 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, redeemersarasota.org, 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.
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