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EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE
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 Our Regular Sunday Worship Services
8:00 AM  Rite I (Without Music)
9:15 AM Sunday School (For all ages)
We have classes for:
Pre-K – Kindergarten/1st – 3rd grade/4th – 6th grade/Jr High 7th – 9th grade/Adult
10:15 AM Rite II (With Music)
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We look forward to seeing YOU this Sunday
 
 

Please Pray For...

June 15, 2017

Please remember these parishioners and friends in your thoughts & prayers:

Members of Our Church Family: Jo Love Thornton, Spencer Jackson, Catherine Wimberly, Gene Lucas, Tara Buford, Mrs. Dorie, Ann Harvey, John Byrd, Mena Koch, Janie Tisdale, Dr. Bob Carter, Robert Dyer, Bob Collins.

Our Extended Family and Friends: Aurelia LeBatard, Courtney Hubbard, Christopher to come home, Leigh Jones, Susan Oustalet, Gene Newman, Bill & Becca Hanzl, Ann Bordner, Dolly Taylor, Robert, Mike Dodson, Ashley Vickers, Mark, Sandra Howse, Camp Bratton Green, Sophia Meyers, Hal Hancock, Al Jones, Mrs. Reese & Callie. 

Overseas Workers: Ryan Kolodzej.

 

 

(Names on the prayer list will be removed after one month unless the office is contacted to extend them another month)

Ultreya!

June 15, 2017

Ultreya Y'all!

Ultreya! Redeemer's Ultreya Group meets at 6:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the Redeemer Parish House. For more information contact Charles Tio, Our Ultreya Rector at 228-860-7618

Adopt a meal

June 15, 2017

Adopt a Meal

We would like to invite you to adopt a meal for our 3rd meal ministry. All it takes to adopt a meal is $1.50 a day. You can adopt a meal for a week, month or year.  Your money will go to helping us provide people with a 3rd meal for a day that Loaves and Fishes cannot provide. If you are interested in adopting a meal please see Mary Tio or call 228-860-7618.

Alter Flowers

Order yours Today!

June 15, 2017

Flower Guild

Calla lilies are symbols for rebirth and resurrection, tied to the resurrection of Jesus in part because they bloom around Easter and in part because they are shaped like trumpets which symbolize triumph. Therefore, let us trumpet that “He is Risen”  The flower and arrangements in the Sanctuary, every Sunday, are a way to brings God’s creation into our worship.

The Flower Guild works to ensure that these arrangements fit the season. We would like to thank everyone who help with financial support to make this possible.  If you would like to place flower in the church please contact Bruce Berry at 228-327-2266 or email him at jnbosms@gmail.com.

 

 

                            

By The Numbers...

Our Weekly Income & Expenses

June 15, 2017

Income and Expenses for week of June 7th to June 13th, 2017

 

 

                                               Income                          YTD     

Plate Income                          $100.00                       $9,516.50                 

Pledge Income                       $2,710.00                    $72,608.00

Parish Admin Pledge             $0.00                           $5,000.00

 

Expenses                                $244.82                       $73,085.26

 

Number of Parishioners at Services  

Sunday  June 11, 2017       8:00   AM         26             10:15 AM          50

Labyrinth

June 15, 2017

The Church of the Redeemer has a Labyrinth located to the west of the Church Office building. Tucked away under Trinity Oaks the Labyrinth offers a quiet place to meditate.  It is advised that you only walk the labyrinth during daylight hours as there is no lighting available. Please check in at the church office if you come during office hours

Sign up for refreshment hour

June 15, 2017

Please sign up to host the refreshments

Sign-up sheet for the after church refreshment hour is in the church on the brown cabinet. If you would like to bring something please do we love all the help we can get!

Parishioner Homily

June 15, 2017

Parishioner Homily

The Ministry Committee is starting a bi-weekly parishioner's homily, beginning on 18 June through 24 September.  From that time forward, it will be once a month. Anyone interested please contact Bruce Berry at jnbosms@gmail.com or call 228-327-2266.

3rd Meal Donations

We need a little help please

June 15, 2017

We need donations of pop-top meals.

Any Chef Boyarde or soup with a pop-top, vitamin waters such as Gatorade, plastic grocery store bags and of course monetary donations are very much needed to keep our 3rd Meal Program afloat. Your generous donations are very much appreciated. Please contact Mary Tio for more details at 228-860-7618.

Book Exchange

June 15, 2017

Happy Reading!

Redeemer has a book exchange and a religious book loan program!  The common area of the parish house has floor to ceiling book shelves, on the left are religious books to borrow (sign out on clipboard); on the right are novels for a “get a book, leave a book” exchange.  HAPPY READING!

News From Around the Diocese

The First Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 28:16-20

June 11, 2017

St Paul's Columbus
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The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Trinity Sunday

Creation

June 11, 2017

Mediator Episcopal Church Meridian, MS

Genesis 1:1-2:4 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

Update on Cursillo Leadership Workshops

June 06, 2017

Mississippi Episcopal Cursillo

Good News! Maybe not the Good News, but some good news just the same.

Day of Pentecost

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

June 04, 2017

Mediator Episcopal Church Meridian, MS

Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-- in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

`In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' "

June "Grapevine" Available Online

June 01, 2017

St. John's Church-Ocean Springs

Click here for the June 2017 edition of "The Grapevine" (the montlly newsletter of St. John's Episcopal Church, Ocean Springs, Mississippi).

"The Ministry" June 2017

June 01, 2017

Mediator Episcopal Church Meridian, MS
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Click below to view the June 2017 edition of "The Ministry."

Our Future

June 01, 2017

Mediator Episcopal Church Meridian, MS

In May, your vestry met for a two day in-house retreat. The retreat served three purposes: firstly, for everyone to get to know each other; secondly, to evaluate our past experiences with the church; and thirdly, to begin paving the way for the future of the Mediator. The first and second assignments were, understandably, a lot of fun. We raved on our church’s ability to create community among a people of diverse backgrounds. We spoke of our emphasis for intentional liturgy and worship. And we delighted in our continual aptitude for enjoying one another through education, service, parish meals, and all other fellowship opportunities.

Throughout our conversations our focus for the future of Mediator became clear. We must continue the good works of inclusivity, friendship, community outreach, practical Christian education, and, of course, worship. Simply put, we want to renew our emphasis to Mediator’s mission “to share God’s unconditional love with each other and the larger society.” To the vestry this commitment involves continuing our current offerings, maintaining our facilities for our current faithful parishioners, and modernizing ourselves for welcoming the next generation of Christians to Mediator.

With this goal in mind, the vestry has begun the hard work of creating a list of parish maintenance needs which we must address to preserve our buildings and ministries. Alongside this list, we as a vestry, are generating a dream list. The dream list includes areas in which we hope to grow and develop our ministry, facility, and personnel. Soon, we hope to open these lists to you so we can hear your hopes and dreams for your church. How can we better serve you? How can we aid your ministry? How can we grow more deeply into the church Christ calls us to be?

These are exciting times at Mediator! I am proud to be a part of this church; a church that simply won’t sit still. A church that knows its mission, and aggressively seeks to deepen and grow its impact. As always, thank you for inviting me and my family along for the ride!

Morris+

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

John 17:1-11

May 28, 2017

St Paul's Columbus
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Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. ”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”

The Sunday after the Ascension

The Ascension of Jesus Christ

May 28, 2017

Mediator Episcopal Church Meridian, MS

Acts 1:6-14 When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

Cancellation of Workday

May 23, 2017

Mississippi Episcopal Cursillo

Dearest People of God...especially to those who volunteered,

Episcopal News Service

Fr. Robert & Trenton Thenulius

Barbarrilleaux Face PaintingCharles Tio
 

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