"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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Walking the Luna-lit Labyrinth

This week, hundreds of Episcopal parishes rang their church bells 59 times in mourning for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Last night, Redeemer participated in this practice by chiming our church’s Tibetan Tingsha cymbals 59 times before several of us walked the prayer labyrinth under the full Harvest moon. In anticipation of this Sunday’s St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, an unexpected furry visitor joined us on the labyrinth, greeting each of us with a friendly meow. (I found out today that her name is Elastigirl.) As we remembered the many victims of violence, some of us renewed our commitment to compassion, empathy, unity and liberation; as well as our commitment to sharing with others the liberation that is to be found in our belovedness. We then concluded by singing some Taizé chants and the song “Free Fallin’” from the album Full Moon Fever by the late Tom Petty. I imagine St. Francis would have been proud; and I look forward to celebrating his special day with you and many more furry visitors this Sunday. 

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Upcoming Worship: St. Francis Feast Day on Outdoor Prayer Labyrinth

Readings for the Feast Day of St. Francis (October 8): Prayer attributed to St. Francis; Psalm 148:7-14; Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 11:25-30

Lay Eucharistic Minister and Reader of First Reading: Br. Richard Atkinson

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

Communion Bread: Carol Ann Falk

Altar Guild: Eileen Brennan

Prayers of the People and Second Reading: Carol Ann Falk (Galatians 6:14-18)

Coffee Hour: Eileen Brennan

Service Host: Stephanie Ortega-Kennison

Preacher and Presider: Fr. Daniel London

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Blessing of the Animals on the Feast Day of St. Francis Sunday October 8 at 10 AMPlease feel free to bring your pet, a photo of your pet if they are uncomfortable being with other animals, a stuffed animal, a photograph of a beloved pet that has passed away, or even a child dressed as a pet (!) We will bless all of these examples of the Glory of God among us revealed in the world. And feel free to invite your friends.

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Listen to last week's sermon "Finding Water" by the Rev. Wendy Cliff from Braid Mission 

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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 Marin Episcopal Youth Group sported their new t-shirts and logo at the Annual Youth Gleaning at the Green Gulch Zen Center Farm

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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 Sunday Oct 8.

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Halloween Party on Tuesday October 31 starting at 5 PM. Come at 10 AM to participate in the Redeemer Preschool Halloween Party.

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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.