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From Some of Our Parish Auxiliaries

ALL PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.

We celebrate the many parts of the Body of Christ. 

Redeemer ARMS

Always Rejoicing in Movement and Song

REHEARSALS FOR LITURGICAL DANCERS.

If you are interested in liturgical dancing, please communicate with Kenisha Barrett, Dahlia Rose Cummings, Lisa Morris, or Pastor.  Rehearsals are on Saturdays at 3:30PM.  

 

TENTATIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE.  

November 20 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

November 23 EYES (Thanksgiving Eve)

November 24 LUNGS (Thanksgiving Day)

November 27 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 4 EYES

December 11 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 18 ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

December 24 3:30PM ARMS    5:30PM     7:30PM EYES

December 25 10AM  LUNGS

December 28 Sunday School

January 1  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 6  HEARTS (drama)

January 8

January 15  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 22  EYES

January 29  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)  

 

THE ARMS REHEARSAL on December 24 is at 2PM.

 

 THERE IS NO REHEARSAL on December 31.  

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Redeemer CHEEKS

Children Having Enrichment and Excitement in the King’s Service

(Children’s Group ages 8-12 years old)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
St. Matthew 19:14 ESV

 

Meetings for Redeemer CHEEKS are on Thursdays at 4:30PM. For information or log-in information, please contact Deaconess.

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Redeemer EARS

Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song 

(musical instrumentalist)

REHEARSALS

If you are interested in playing handbells, please communicate with Cantor Boehler. 

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?

If you play an instrument and would like to play during Liturgies, please communicate with Cantor Boehler (jeanboehler@gmail.com) or Pastor (718.324.1288 extension 102 or pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org) so that you may be a part of Redeemer EARS—Enthusiastically Adoring our Redeemer in Song. 

MUSIC PROGRAM FOR TODDLERS.

Arts in Mission-NY, a musical outreach of our sister congregation, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, is now offering free online YouTube music activities for families with toddlers. Please contact Cantor Boehler at artsinmission.ny@gmail.com.

Redeemer ELBOWS​

Everyone Learning the Bible for our Worship and Service

(Young Children with the Family Group ages birth- 7 years old)

 

Meetings for Redeemer ELBOWS are on Thursdays at 4PM.  For information or log-in information, please contact Deaconess so that you may register for Sunday School and receive information.

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Redeemer EYES (Energetic Youth Engaged in Service)

Redeemer EYES

Energetic Youth Engaged in Service

(Youth Group)

 

“How can a young man keep his way pure?

By guarding it according to Your Word.”

Psalm 119:9 (ESV)

EYES MEETS ON FRIDAYS 5PM.  

EYES meets on Fridays at 5PM. This is “Live at Five.”  Please communicate with Deaconess and Pastor if you would like to participate.

EYES MEETS ON FRIDAYS 6:30PM.  

EYES meets on Fridays at 6:30PM.  Please communicate with Deaconess and Pastor if you would like to participate.

 

THE YOUTH CATECHUMENATE.

If you are in grades 7-12 are not baptized, confirmed, or receiving the Lord’s Supper or if you want to join the Church, please communicate with Deaconess or Pastor.   The Youth Catechumenate meets on Fridays at 5PM and continues with EYES (Youth Group) at 6:30PM with an expectation of Sunday School at 9:45AM on Sundays with one of the weekend Liturgies.    

 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSALS.

 Each Sunday School session on Sunday at 9:45AM will be a rehearsal for the Christmas program.  The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday, December 27 at 1PM.  

 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.  

The Sunday School Christmas Program is on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 6:30PM.  The theme is “Be Born in Us Today.”  

 

MANHATTAN CHRISTMAS TRIP.  

EYES are going to Manhattan on Friday, December 30 for a special trip to Manhattan.  Please communicate with Deaconess if you are interested in attending this trip to see the holiday sights.  

TENTATIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE.

November 20 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

November 23 EYES (Thanksgiving Eve)

November 24 LUNGS (Thanksgiving Day)

November 27 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 4 EYES

December 11 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 18 ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

December 24 3:30PM ARMS    5:30PM     7:30PM EYES

December 25 10AM  LUNGS

December 28 Sunday School January 1  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 6  HEARTS (drama)

January 8

January 15  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 22  EYES

January 29  ARMS (8AM and 11AM) 

Redeemer FEET

Fun and Educational Exercising Together

GET IN SHAPE WITH FREY TV. Redeemer member and recent high school graduate Frey Matthew offers affordable nutrition and exercise advice. You may contact him through his Instagram page (Frey.TV) to learn more about Frey Fitness.

SENIOR PLANET EVENT. Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase balance during this chair exercise class. Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans or towels ready to use for resistance. Trainer: Mary Breyette, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays: Zoom Meeting ID: 974 2399 6299 Tuesdays and Thursdays: Zoom Meeting ID: 853 133 798

Redeemer HEARTS

Here, Eager And Ready To Serve

(Young Adult Group)

 

“Your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 (ESV)

SECOND FRIDAYS.

HEARTS is meeting on the second Friday of each month via Zoom at 8:30 PM. Be sure to mark that date and time for our gatherings. Information for joining the Zoom call will be emailed to you, so be sure to email Deaconess or Pastor if you have not received notifications.

EPIPHANY DRAMA.  

If you are able to serve for the Epiphany D contact Deaconess as preparations are made.

Redeemer HEARTS (Here, Eager And Ready to Serve)

Redeemer LAPS

Learning to Assist Parents and Seniors

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. If you have need of some medical equipment (crutches, wheel chair, travel chair, canes, etc.), please contact the Parish Office before your purchase things. People often donate these items to Redeemer so that they can be passed along to others for their use.

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Redeemer LEGS

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service

(Men’s Group) 

 

“Blessed it the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life…” James 1:12 (ESV)


LEGS MEETINGS.

Redeemer LEGS (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service) is meeting via Zoom Conference at 9AM on the following days:

2022: (No January meeting)   February 5   March 5   April 2   May 7

  June 11   September 10   October 1   November 5   December 3

 


REDEEMER FACE MASKS FOR SALE.

Redeemer face masks are for sale for $5.00 a piece.  Sleek, lightweight, durable, and protective, these masks carry Redeemer’s logo on them (Be sure the logo is on your right cheek so that it is right side up for those who see it!).


They are available at in-person Liturgies. If you want to order any, please contact a member of LEGS or the Parish Office.

If you do not receive LEGS emails and want to participate in LEGS activities, please contact Pastor (pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org).

FINDING PEACE IN CONFLICT:  A DIGITAL COURSE.

Once again, LEGS is offering a free digital educational course for the entire congregation this winter.   The course is “Finding Peace in Conflict,” offered through Lutheran Hour Ministries.  This course, offered exclusively on Zoom, is one hour in length and each session is offered on the following days so that you may attend on Mondays or on Saturdays.

Session One:  January 23 at 6:30PM | January 28 at 9:30AM

Session Two: January 30 at 6:30PM | February 4 at 9:30AM

Session Three:  February 6 at 6:30PM |  February 11 at 9:30AM

Session Four:  February 13 at 6:30PM  |  February 18 at 9:30AM  

 

GENTLEMEN’S BREAKFAST.  

LEGS is hosting a Gentlemen’s Breakfast at Redeemer on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 9AM.  All males are asked to save the date and plan to attend.  

 

LEGS ELECTIONS.  

LEGS conducted its elections for officers for the year 2023 and the following people were elected:

 Mr. John Swaby, President  

Mr. Raheid Gathers, First Vice-President  

Mr. Harold Morgan, Second Vice-President  

Mr. Darryl Thompson, Treasurer  

Mr. Sean Nathaniel Taylor, Secretary

 

Special thanks was given for COL (Ret.) Melvin Butts and Mr. Hammond “Tony” Kellowan who complete their terms of service this December. 

Redeemer LEGS (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in Service)
Redeemer Face Masks for sale
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LIPS is selling Redeemer PRAYER CANDLES.

Redeemer LIPS

Ladies In Prayer and Service

(Ladies’ Group)

 

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 (ESV)

LIPS MEETINGS.

Redeemer LIPS (Ladies In Prayer and Service) meets at 7PM via Zoom Conference call. (There are no meetings in July or August.)
Please note the changed dates.

 

2022:   January 3   February 7   March 7   April 4   May 2   June 6

  September 12   October 3   November 7   December 5

PRAYER CANDLES.

Beginning on Easter Sunday, LIPS is selling devotional prayer candles so that people may pray and meditate on the Holy Scriptures when they are away from the church building. Candles are $5 a piece.

If you do not receive LIPS emails and want to participate in LIPS activities, please communicate with Pastor (pastor@redeemelutheranbronx.org).

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR SALE.

 LIPS is selling Christmas ornaments.  The ornaments coincide with our theme for Advent and Christmas this year—“Be Born in Us Today.” These attractive, pewter ornaments are available for only $5 a piece.    

 

LIPS LUNCHEON—SAVE THE DATE.  

The LIPS Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10:30AM.  The cost for each ticket is $35.  There are only 70 places available for participants, so please be sure to purchase your ticket when they become available for purchase.

 

 LIPS ELECTIONS.  

LIPS conducted elections for officers and the following people were elected for the biennium 2023—2025:  

Ms Eno Onda, President  

Ms Marjorie “Janet” Swaby, Vice-President

 Ms Cecile Walker, Treasurer  

Dr. LuJuana Butts, Secretary

 

Special thanks was given for Ms Joan Reid who completes her term of service at the end of December. 

Redeemer LUNGS

Lifting Up the Name of God (Adult Choir)

REHEARSALS.

 LUNGS rehearses on Wednesdays at 1:15PM (after the 12Noon Liturgy) and at 7:45PM (after the 6:30PM Liturgy).  Either one of those rehearsals may be attended  41 each week.  If you want to join, please communicate with the Pastor Taylor first so that preparations for your arrival may be made accordingly.

 

 THERE ARE NO LUNGS REHEARSALS on November 23 and December 28. 

TENTATIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE.  

November 20 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

November 23 EYES (Thanksgiving Eve)

November 24 LUNGS (Thanksgiving Day)

November 27 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 4 EYES

December 11 LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

December 18 ARMS (8AM and 11AM)

December 24 3:30PM ARMS    5:30PM     7:30PM EYES

December 25 10AM  LUNGS

December 28 Sunday School

January 1  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 6  HEARTS (drama)

January 8

January 15  LUNGS (8AM and 11AM)

January 22  EYES

January 29  ARMS (8AM and 11AM)  

Redeemer WRISTS (Women Rejoicing In Service To Society)
WRISTS is selling Redeemer gaiters

Redeemer WRISTS

Women Rejoicing In Service To Society

(Ladies’ Group)

 

“Serve the Lord with gladness!” Psalm 100:2 (ESV)

WRISTS MEETINGS.

Redeemer WRISTS is meeting on the following day at 1PM via
Zoom conference call:

 

2022:   January 3   February 7   March 9 at 12Noon   April 6 at 12Noon

  May 2  at 12Noon  June 6   September 12   October 3   November 7   December 5

OFFICERS FOR REDEEMER WRISTS:


President Ms Estrella Walker
Vice-President Ms Chandra Singh
Treasurer Ms Denise Caines
Secretary Ms Shirley Hodge-Lewis

REDEEMER GAITERS.

WRISTS is selling Redeemer gaiters. These pieces of apparel are designed to go around one’s neck and come up over one’s nose and mouth as a face covering. They fit nicely over other masks as well. Both black ones and crimson (red) ones are available for purchase. Gaiters cost $8 a piece.

COATS.

 If you are interested in donating coats for the WRISTS Coat Giveaway, please bring them to church and give them to Deaconess or to a member of HANDS.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, December 8 at 1PM during the Food Pantry distribution time.  

WRISTS ADVENT LUNCHEON.  The WRISTS Advent Luncheon is scheduled for Monday, December 5 at 12Noon.  It is being held at Fratelli’s restaurant.  This event is open for those who are not members of WRISTS at a price of $55 a person.  You may submit your payment by mail (checks are made payable to “Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church”) or through Redeemer’s electronic platforms and indicate “WRISTS Luncheon” in the note, on the memo line, or on the envelope.  Payments need to be received by November 21 so that you may be accommodated.

 

 LEARN TO CROCHET EVENT.  WRISTS is hosting another educational event designed to help teach people how to crochet.  It is scheduled for Saturday, December 3 at 1PM.

 

 DIGITAL TEA.  WRISTS is hosting a Digital Tea on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1PM.  This event will be conducted via Zoom.  Tickets are $10 a piece.   For those who have purchased their tickets, a bag will be made available beginning on January 1 for you to receive so that you may use it for the tea event.  The speaker for the High Tea is LWML AD Pastor President Linda Guteres and the theme is “Sharing God’s Gifts.”  It is optimal and desired that participants keep their videos on for this event and dress with their high tea clothing and hats.    

 

REDEEMER PENS FOR SALE.  WRISTS is selling one-of-a-kind Redeemer pens.  They have a stylus on the one end of these ergonomically-designed black pens.  They are available for only $5 a piece.    

 

WRISTS ELECTIONS.  

WRISTS conducted its elections and the following people were elected to serve in 2023:  Ms Estrella Walker, President

 Ms Chandra Singh, Vice-President  

Ms Denise Caines, Treasurer  

Ms Marsha Jones Harry, Secretary

 

Special thanks was offered for Ms Shirley Hodge Lewis who completes her term of service at the end of December. 


EMAILS WITH WRISTS INFORMATION.

If you are not receiving emails from WRISTS or want to participate in WRISTS activities, please communicate with Pastor (pastor@redeemerlutheranbronx.org).