“Redeemer Lives!” Dec 16, 2017

Welcome to the Trezevants: Rich and Deacon Margaret!

I am thrilled to introduce two new members of the Redeemer community: Rich and Margaret Trezevant. Margaret and Rich started attending Redeemer on the first Sunday of Advent this year and Deacon Margaret served liturgically as the deacon at Redeemer last Sunday, which meant that she proclaimed the Gospel, set the altar table, bid the Creed and said the dismissal. Deacon comes from the Greek word “diakonos” which means servant and part of the deacon’s role is to inform the church about the needs and concerns of the world as well as to inform the world about the resources of the church. She is pictured on the far right in the photo above.

Margaret and Rich are very happy to be joining the community at Church of the Redeemer.  Margaret was ordained a Vocational Deacon in 2009 and has served at All Saints’ and St. Luke’s parishes in San Francisco.  Following their move to San Rafael in 2015 Margaret served at Church of Our Saviour in Mill Valley until her retirement from formal parish ministry this past November.

Margaret is a retired RN, and was the Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at San Francisco General Hospital, which is where she met Rich, who was a Firefighter-Paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Department.  They met over gurneys when he would bring patients in to the ER.  He retired as a Paramedic Captain.  Margaret completed a dual master’s degree in Community Health and Adult Psychiatric Nursing at UCSF when she was the Nurse Manager of Homeless Programs for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  Following her ordination she served for 6 years on the Board of Episcopal Community Services, and also coordinated weekly Eucharist services at the Next Door Homeless Shelter.  Upon moving to San Rafael, she went on the board of the Ritter Center in San Rafael.  She and Rich continue in their volunteer work with persons who are homeless.

Margaret and Rich are also supporters of Episcopal Relief and Development.   Margaret has traveled with them to Ghana and Israel.  She and Rich support Project Pearls, an organization working with families who live on the garbage dumps in Manila, and Margaret travelled there in 2014 with parishioners from St. Luke’s.  She also travelled to Guatemala last year to support the work of another DioCal Deacon Phyllis Manoogian, who runs an after-school program, as well as other programs serving special-needs children in Guatemala City.

Margaret and Rich have a daughter, Molly, who lives in San Francisco and works at Whole Foods, and is looking forward to meeting everyone.  They also have a Cockapoo named Lucy and a Persian cat named Stanley.


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3 Most Watched Redeemer Videos in 2016 -17

By posting audio recordings of sermons and other videos on youtube, Church of the Redeemer reaches out to people all over the world (in the UK, Canada, Australia, Philippines, India, South Africa and more). Over the last year, there have been more than 2,900 views of the sermon videos. Here are the top 10 most watched:

3) Sermon on the Mount: Teachings of a Jewish Mystic (Part 3)

2) Praying “Interly” with Julian of Norwich

1) Praying Silently with the Cloud of Unknowing (501 views)

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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.

Upcoming Worship

Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Canticle 15 (Luke 1:46-55)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Lay Eucharistic Minister and Reader of First Reading: Gail Spencer (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)


Communion Bread: Carol Ann Falk

Second Reading: Cindy Smith (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24)

Prayers of the People: Mary Sparks

Coffee Hour: Mary Sparks

Altar Guild: Gail Spencer

Service Host: Stephanie Ortega-Kennison

Cantor: John Geist

Music Director: Justin Schrum

Preacher and Presider: Fr. Daniel London

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