Thursday, June 6, 2024

Clergy Reflection

I imagine you’ve figured out by now, that things don’t always go as you planned. You have your day mapped out, and a phone call changes everything. You have your career or job well in hand, and then a restructuring of your company leaves you packing up your office or desk in a box. A diagnosis demands you rethink and reorganize your life in a way you never imagined. A decision is made over which you have no control that nonetheless impacts you and those around you.


First Class of Third Graders Graduates from Redeemer's Day School

On June 3 our third graders entered The Church of the Redeemer as PDS students for the last time. After walking into Pomp & Circumstance, Mother O offered a blessing to open the service. We heard from student speaker, Jack Zohorsky, and Head of School, Mary Knott, whose reflections captured the spirit of our third grade and Redeemer community. Led by Katie Poe, the third graders performed, "I'm So Blessed," together for the last time. A few students received awards and a special "conference report memory" was read as each student received a diploma. The students were gifted copies of "The Phantom Toll Booth", and third grade teacher, Patty Barry, wished them well on their next adventure, especially in recognizing the joy in discovering the unknown. In true Redeemer style, the third graders ended the celebration by tossing their Redeemer red caps in the air. We are all so proud of their tremendous growth and accomplishments during their time at Redeemer and look forward to seeing them continue to blossom as they move onto new schools.


Click here to read remarks by Jack Zohorsky, 3rd Grade Speaker. 

House Meeting Follow-up

Last fall we initiated gatherings of 6-8 people who agreed to commit to meeting with each other once a month, through May, facilitated by parishioners who are trained and supported by the clergy, following a simple agenda that includes some fellowship, food, and faithfulness. Seventeen (17!) groups formed in September/October and have been meeting monthly (roughly!) since then. House meeting participants are invited to gather for lunch in the parish hall at 11:30 a.m. on June 9 to share your experience. We also invite anyone who was not in a house meeting group this year but would like to join one in the fall to join us. Click here to sign-up.

News from Johnston Square Elementary

Volunteers from Redeemer enjoyed a beautiful day helping out at Field Day last Friday. We paired up with teachers at different activity stations for every Pre-K through fifth grade student. It was wonderful to see children of all ages with their teachers having fun and cheering on one another. While our regular school year has come to an end, there are opportunities for volunteering over the summer and next school year. We welcome anyone who likes kids and wants to strengthen our relationship with the Johnston Square community. Please contact Cathy Gearhart if you are interested! 

The Y of Central Maryland is hosting a camp at Johnston Square this summer and will need people to read aloud every Monday through Thursday morning from 9:00- 9:30 starting June 24 and continuing through August 1. Click here to sign-up to help out.

Summer Sundays for Children

Children are invited to come to the narthex after the Gospel reading to meet a storyteller. They will gather in the courtyard for the story and return to the service in time for the offertory. Please contact Rebecca+ with any questions. 


If you would like to register your child or children for the ’24-’25 Sunday School program year now you may do so here.

Summer Zoom Bible Study

Summer Bible Study led by Paul Harner and Brandon Berkeley will be on Zoom only on Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. through August 28 .

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 4232 1775

Passcode: 658131

Piano Cafe Jazz Recital: "There is a Sound..."

The video recording of the piano jazz recital performed by Robert Chrystal on May 11th is available on Faith@Five’s YouTube Channel. Here is a short link to the recital video:

Services this Weekend


Third Sunday after Pentecost

Saturday, June 8 @ 5:00 p.m. in the church


Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

PREACHER & CELEBRANT The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan

READERS Alice Pinderhughes & Becky Kelley

LEM Terry Beauchamp


Sunday, June 9 @ 8:00 a.m. in the chapel

Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 

PREACHER & CELEBRANT The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan

Scheduled to Serve


READER Margaret Thompson

FLOWERS Margie Bookhout, Margaret Thompson


Sunday, June 9 @ 10:00 a.m. in the church

Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

Click here to join the service via livestream

PREACHER The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan 

OFFICIANT The Rev. Rebecca E. Ogus  

DEACON The Rev. David J. Ware  

CELEBRANT The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown  

Scheduled to Serve

VERGER Peter Shafer

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Terry Beauchamp, Torie Harlan,

Peter Shafer, Ann Warfield 

READERS Nancy Dudley, Claudia Keenan

INTERCESSOR Vanessa Lowery  


USHERS Kathy Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Anna von Lunz

FLOWERS Margie Bookhout, Margaret Thompson

ALTAR GUILD Brenda Ehlers, M.C. Savage, Ann Warfield 


2024 Stewardship


Collectively, we are on a pilgrimage. We are encountering. We are being transformed, even as we seek to be the change we wish to see in our lives, our city and our world. In order to keep going, we need you. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you might contribute financially to our collective pilgrimage in 2024 and for making as generous a pledge as you can. 


Thank you for thoughtfully considering your pledge to Redeemer in 2024. 


Download a 2024 pledge form or make your pledge online here.

FAQs about stewardship at Redeemer.  

Create or access your online giving account.

Questions? Email Ellen Chatard

Parish Directory
The link to the online directory is herePlease bookmark this directory link for future reference. Send an email to Ellen Chatard to request the password.  

Our prayers are requested for:

Marcia Talley, Jim Ruppel, Dolly Langley, Chuck Johnson, David Cole, Marcie Hanhart, the Judges family, Gwendolyn Randall, Geralyn Schroth, Donna Van der Velde, Owen Callard, Anita Gail Rohrer, Abby Francis, Deborah Hebb, Peter Terry, Melissa Heaver, Chris Rinker, Stephanie Cooper, Robin Carson, Kit Carson, Lucy Dunn Martin, Claire Inayatullah, Jennifer Lee & family, Veronica Jones, Mary Nickerson, Lucy Crannick, Seth Tucker, Ronnie Reno, Allison Robinson, Becca Manner, Ann Klaes, Patricia Reese, Rita DeaNova, Mike McShane, Mike Zuidema, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, James Edmunds, Bill Leary, Lindsey Mooney, Sabina McMahon, Gail Plowman, Weston Garrett, Linda Randall, Kimberley Jones, Deborah Hull and family, Ray Sprenkle, Amy Bruno-Lindner, Leslie Ann Costa, Donna Austin, Linda Hursh, Mary Luck Stanley, Suzanne and Ron Roszell, George Fonyo, Betsy Baker, Miriam Killiany, Katherine Cross, Richard Hyde, Sherrill Nash, the Cheston family, Becky Slater, Carson Ruchlewicz, Laura Vlahovich, Jay Featherstone, Larry Cole, Jean Barry, Miranda Featherstone, Susan Smith, Telma Cornejo, Ronnie Carey, Diana Tirion, Judy McMahon, Roger Powell, Monet Chantiles-Ruby, Ashby Thompson, Linda Caporaletti, Brooks Kauders, Robert Lopez, Jr., Jim Haugh, Marie Hawkins Lucas, Ralph Partlow, Cooper Savage, Martha Galleher, Bill Fritz, Brandon Mollett, Liz Dorcey, Paula Hutson, Bob Noll, Ebert Landman, Maureen Wilson, Janet Dunn, Charles Evans

Names remain on our prayer list for a month. If you would like someone’s name to continue – please contact the office.

Going Deeper @ Redeemer

Click here for the April 2024 Vestry Minutes

Click here for minutes from the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Vestry Minutes from the last 12 months are available here.

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