What to expect on Sunday morning
Parking: Redeemer has two parking lots. In the southern lot there is a specially marked visitor space, as well as handicapped parking available.
Entering the Church: The entrance to the church is near the cross big white cross located on Shoshone Street. Upon entering, you will be greeted by an usher who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have, and will help you get settled for worship.
Entering the Fellowship Hall: Between services, we typically have a “fellowship hour” and “gathering for education.” The doors to the Fellowship Hall are located on the South end of the West facing wing nearest the South parking lot. If you’re looking at the photo above, the Fellowship Hall is on the far right of the photo. When you enter the Fellowship Hall, you will find a large room with lots of tables and chairs, and fresh coffee and tea. Please grab a cup, find a seat and enjoy the conversation!
Worship: We believe the Holy Spirit has called us together as the people of God to speak to us in scripture readings, preaching and song. God feeds and nourishes us through Holy Communion and then blesses us and sends out to fulfill God’s mission in the world. In particular, both our 8:30am and 10:30am worship services follow the historical liturgical pattern of worship that includes songs (often led by the piano), prayers, Bible readings, a sermon and a gracious God who meets us in the bread and wine of Holy Communion. At Redeemer communion is available to all who put their hands out to receive it. We believe in the saving power of Jesus Christ through the gift of his life, death and resurrection experienced through communion at this table of grace. Those who do not wish to receive communion may still come forward to receive a blessing.
Children: Children are not only, always welcome at worship, we highly encourage them to be there as we believe worship is done with our families. Yes, children make noise, but noise signifies life and so we do not discourage children from worship. That said, we do offer a staffed nursery for new born infants through four year old children, where they can play in a supervised environment while parents/guardians can participate in worship. The nursery is open 15 minutes before the first worship service and closes approximately 15 minutes after the last worship service. The nursery is located just outside our sanctuary doors.
How to Dress: Sometimes questions come up as to expectations around clothing. There is no dress code for worship. When you come you will likely see people in all manner of clothing. If pushed, we would recommend comfortable, casual clothing.
Sunday Education: Starting on January 8, 2017 we will be kicking off a new inter-generational activity during the fellowship time. Please check back for more details closer to the kickoff…