On Sunday, February 23, Church of the Redeemer Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe was surprised by a special musical tribute presented by the choirs of Redeemer and musicians from the community, under the direction of conductor Todd Craven. Ann was moved to tears by the surprise performance of “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” a composition by her husband, the late Daniel Moe, longtime Composer-in-Residence at Redeemer. ABC 7′s Linda Carson covered the tribute and aired a fantastic segment on its 6 p.m. newscast on Monday, February 24.
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From left to right: The Rev. Richard Marsden; the Very Rev. Fredrick Robinson, Rector; the Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald (retired); the Rev. David Bumsted; and the Rev. Charleston Wilson marked Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe’s 40 years at the Church of the Redeemer with a grand reception for the parish and community last Saturday night
The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., hosted a reception on Saturday night, February 22, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe working at the church. More than 200 people from the church and the community attended the event.
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Ash Wednesday, March 5, is the first day of Lent, and The Church of the Redeemer will celebrate The Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ashes are signs of mortality and penitence; the priests mark the foreheads of the congregation with the ashes in the form of a cross, the sign of redemption and in remembrance of baptism. Ash Wednesday is a strict fast day; pregnant women and those with special dietary needs due to age or health are exempt from fasting.
For more information, call the parish office at 941-955-4263.
Palm branches and crosses burned in preparation for Ash Wednesday in the Church of the Redeemer’s St. Francis Garden.
Clergy at The Church of the Redeemer will hear confessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, March 4. Shrove Tuesday is a traditional time for confession; the name Shrove comes from the old English word “shriven” which means to be pardoned from one’s sins.
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In celebration of the Feast of Absalom Jones and African-American History Month, the Rev. Dr. Richard Cornish Martin will be the guest preacher at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., on Saturday February 15, and Sunday February 16. Fr. Martin will preach at the 5:30 p.m.Contemporary Mass on Saturday, and at the 7:30, 9 and 11 o’clock morning Masses on Sunday.
Born a slave in Delaware in 1746, Absalom Jones bought his freedom in 1784 and eventually, in 1802, became the first African-American ordained as a priest in The Episcopal Church. The feast in his name is a day of devotion set aside each February to commemorate his religious and social action.
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Dozens of Redeemer members and their families braved chilly early morning temperatures on Saturday, January 18, to participate in the 2014 Ringling Bridge Run. Click here to see a full set of photos on Flickr, or just check out the gallery here:
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From left to right: The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton; The Right Rev. Gregory Brewer, Bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida; The Right Rev. Daniel Hayden Martins; and The Right Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, who was the principal celebrant for the Ordination
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton preached during the Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests of Charleston David Wilson, Jason Andrew Murbarger, and David Stuart Bumsted, on Mon., Dec. 9 at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota. The Right Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, was the principal celebrant for the Ordination, which drew a crowd of more than 500 people.
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The Church of the Redeemer invites the community to join its congregation in worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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Team Redeemer, 2013
Team Redeemer will once again take on the Ringling Bridge Run! Last year, more than 80 participants joined Team Redeemer — some runners, some walkers, but all in our distinctive red shirts. This year’s four-mile, family-friendly fun run takes place Saturday, January 18, 2014, and the team is headed up by Amy and Rich Buck.
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