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In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the Church of the Redeemer!
We are an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southwest Florida and a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a growing parish of more than 2,000 people, and we invite you to take your place in this eucharistically-centered Christian community …[Read More]

The Church of the Redeemer is a traditional Episcopal church that has been a part of the Sarasota, Florida community for over a century. Located in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown, Redeemer is the mother parish of all other Episcopal churches in the area, and is well known for the beauty of its liturgy, excellent music program, …[Read More]

Mailing address:
222 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Phone: 941.955.4263
Fax: 941.365.1379
Email: cor@redeemersarasota.org

You are invited to “take your place” in the life and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ in this growing parish family! Opportunities for ministry abound. Click here for a list of ministries and opportunities.

Membership God is at work among us, and He is calling many to join this great and growing parish family. It is easy to take your place as member of the Church of the Redeemer: · If you have been baptized with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity, simply call or email a …[Read More]

Adult Formation

Offering various courses in a variety of subject areas and taught by clergy, parishioners recognized as proficient in particular subjects, and scholars from around the Communion, adult formation classes are offered during the year for the purpose of building up the individual in their faith and knowledge of Jesus and his Church and equipping them for witness and ministry.

Sunday Morning Offerings

Rector’s Class – Sunday Mornings – Fr. Fred Robinson

Gillespie Hall.  Our rector leads this class every Sunday morning weekly between the 9 am and 11 am masses. Current rotations: “Essential Bible Stories,” which are clergy led, and “Sharing Our Faith,” where once a quarter, a parishioner speaks about his or her encounter with Christ.

 

Baptism Preparation: Fr. Marsden

Halton Chapel – Baptism preparation is required for all adults seeking the sacrament of Baptism, and for the parents and godparents seeking to have their child baptized. Baptism preparation takes place in the Halton Chapel in the Church School wing immediately following the 9 AM Eucharist (10:10 am) until 11:30 AM.  Check with the parish office for baptism dates, and dates for classes.

 

 

Lenten Offerings – 2017

 

On Confession – a evening study for women

Ladies of Redeemer Have you ever debated making a confession but did not know where to start? Were you overwhelmed or intimidated by the thought of confession and knew you could not do it on your own. You are not alone! Join the ladies of Redeemer on Wednesday 8 March, 5:30-7:00, in the 3rd Grade classroom, Bell Tower Wing as we spend 5 weeks reviewing Psalm 32 to discern and review the basics of making a sacramental confession by sharing in the joy of forgiveness together through prayer and fellowship. Nursery will be available.  Programming is available for children grades K-5th (choir for grades 2-5, and “Little Chefs- Big Hearts” cooking class for grades K-5), as well as Jr EYC for our middle schoolers.  Sign up here. 

 

Mere Christianity – an evening study for everyone

Join Fr. Marsden and Jud Boedecker on Wednesday evenings beginning 8 March at 6:30 in the Upper Room as we delve into C.S. Lewis’ work on the basics of the Christian faith.  A follow-up to the short coffee hour presentations of Fall 2016, we will use a video presentation hosted  by author Eric Metaxas and variety of Christian leaders−including Philip Yancey, Alister McGrath, Devin Brown, Paul McCusker, Douglas Gresham, and others to help us understand the timeless message of C. S. Lewis in fresh ways for a new generation. 

Quoting the guide: “The first purpose of this video study is to explore the positive ideas that C.S. Lewis has so eloquently written about in Mere Christianity for those who already call themselves Christian. The second purpose is to explain in an engaging, winsome and non-threatening way the basic tenets of the Christian faith as illustrated by C.S. Lewis to those who do not claim to be Christian. This study aims to fulfill the vision of C.S. Lewis of reaching people from all faith backgrounds.” Join us by signing up here. Class syllabus here.

 

“Open Your Bible” – a morning Bible study for women

Ever want to really dig deep into the Bible, but just didn’t know how to start?  Jane Thompson will be leading “Open Your Bible,” by Raechel Myers, which teaches women how to, and inspires them to read and study the Bible every day, on their own.

Wednesdays in Lent, beginning 1 March (11 am – 12 noon), 8 Mar – 19 April, classes will run from 9:45 – 11:30 am, Eva Pope Room.  To register, link here.

 

“A Man and His Traps” – a morning study for men

Men of Redeemer offers “A Man and His Traps,” a six-week DVD and small group class for men from “33: The Series,” which begins 7 March. 7-8 AM, Gillespie Hall.  The class challenges and equips men to explore areas that are all too easy to ignore, but that are critical in their journey toward Authentic Manhood. The six-week class covers: 1) Idols, 2) Empty Promises, 3) Battle Plan, 4) XXX, 5) Control, 6) Comfort and Significance.  To register, link here.  For more information, contact  Mike Forbes at (941) 586-8117 or at mforbes63@gmail.com.

 

Lenten Icon Writing Retreat  with iconographer Christine Hales – 10,11 March

Icon writing is a step by step process of prayer and painting.  You don’t have to be an artist to begin writing Icons!  Come and join Christine on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, in rooms 202-204 for this beautiful prayer practice for Lent.  We will do a simple face of Christ for our Icon.  The cost will be $190 per student (includes materials and supplies)  The schedule will be:

Fri. 6-9pm   Preparation to begin Icon

Saturday9:00AM   – 12:00  Begin the Icon

 Lunch   12:00-1:00  (Release to get lunch in the area, or bring a brown bag lunch)

Saturday 1:00-6:00  Finish the Icon

Register here. Payment will be made in class.

 

Pilgrims on the Canterbury Trail (Inquirers’ Class): Fr. Fred Robinson

8 weeks beginning Wednesday, 12 Oct., 6:30-8:00 PM in the North end of Gillespie Hall.   There is no class on 23 November.

A weekly class led by the rector, focusing on the uniqueness of the Episcopal Church. Liturgy, history, rule of life, and other aspects of living as a Christian in the Anglican tradition are subjects dealt with in this class. This class is required of adults who wish to be confirmed or received into this Communion.  To register, link here.

 

Weekday Offerings – 2017

These classes require no pre-registration.

Lectionary Bible Study  – Frank Braden – Meeting Tuesdays at noon, the group focuses on reading and discussing the collect and four lessons to be read on the following Sunday, thereby enabling the participants to more readily appreciate those lessons when they are heard in church.  No registration required. Meets in room 205, above Gillespie Hall.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study – Groups meet Friday and Saturday mornings.  Eva Pope Room, Gillespie Hall.  No registration required.

Businessmen’s Bible Study – Russ Ryan – Wednesday mornings at Redeemer, Room 209.  7-8 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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