"I know that my Redeemer lives" Job 19:25

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Redeemer

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Let Your Light Shine!

In the daily office lectionary, the Gospel reading for today is the beginning of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, which we read together back in February. In this sermon, Jesus teaches that we are “the light of world” and invites us to “let our light shine before others, so that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven” (Matt 5:16). As we blessed Redeemer Preschool a few Sundays ago, I especially enjoyed singing “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine” with Bishop Marc Andrus and all of you. Part of the mission of the Redeemer Community is to embody the love of God in San Rafael and the world. In other words, our mission is to let the little light of Redeemer shine! Last night, the Bishop’s Committee met to discuss many important business matters and, at the end of our meeting, we prayed that God’s love may continue to radiate out from Redeemer to the neighborhood, to Marin, and to the whole world. Indeed, our world is in desperate need of light and love and we help manifest a divine healing salve to the world every time we gather. As author Marianne Williamson wrote, “We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us…And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Let us continue to shine the little light of Redeemer by living into the freedom found in our belovedness because by doing so, we contribute to the healing and liberation of the world. 

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Upcoming Worship

Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 24): Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

Lay Eucharistic Minister and Reader of First Reading: Terri Leinsteiner (Exodus 16:2-15)

ALL LECTORS: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND PLEASE REVIEW AND PRACTICE READINGS BEFOREHAND

Communion Bread: Carol Ann Falk

Altar Guild: Ann Zolezzi

Prayers of the People and Second Reading: Ann Zolezzi (Philippians 1:21-30)

Coffee Hour: Mary Sparks

Service Host: Liz Chiarolla

Preacher and Presider: Fr. Daniel London

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Redeemer Preschool is looking for a new teacher!

The job involves working with an excellent team of teachers in planting seeds of love and compassion in the hearts of children. Dental, Medical and Vision insurance provided as well as an excellent retirement plan. If you know anyone who might be a good fit, check out the job description here and spread the news!

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Compline at Redeemer on Sundays at 7 PM

The Marin Episcopal Youth Group will is meeting at Redeemer next Sunday at 6 PM. They will lead Compline prayer at 7 PM, which will be open to everyone. All are welcome! 

Check out this new logo for the Marin Episcopal Youth Group designed by Eleanor, an MEYG student. T-shirts with the design will be available this Sunday. 

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The Rev. Wendy Cliff guest preaching and presiding at Redeemer on Sunday October 1 at 10 AM followed by a discussion of Braid Mission 

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Blessing of the Animals on the Feast Day of St. Francis Sunday October 8 at 10 AM

 

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Basic Discipleship Small Groups Continue

As Christians, we are all "Disciples of Jesus Christ," but how do we live into that on a daily basis? What are the basic disciplines of a Christian disciple? The Basic Discipleship Small Group class will offer answers to these questions by teaching the basic spiritual disciplines of prayer, worship and service; and inviting members to share their personal encounters with the divine.  

Joan, Carol Ann, Roy, Paula and Ellis have signed up for the Basic Discipleship Small Group which will meet at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Sundays Sept 24 and Oct 8.

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Redeemer is a sacred space for sharing individual gifts and diverse views as we seek to embody the love of God in San Rafael and the world. Inspired by intellectual curiosity and radical hospitality, we strive to provide a welcoming place where all can deepen their understanding and experience of God’s liberating love through prayer, worship and service.