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Celebrate Holy Week, Easter with The Church of the Redeemer

Easter at Redeemer

The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., in downtown Sarasota, invites the entire community to join the parish in celebrating Holy Week and Easter, the focal point and heart of the Christian Faith.

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600-plus ‘pilgrims’ expected to join city leaders and clergy for Good Friday pilgrimage down Main Street

Reverend Henry Porter of the Westcoast Center for Human Development; Church of the Redeemer Men’s Ministry Team Member Jeff Kern; Redeemer Youth Minister Fr. David Bumsted (holding the Cross he will carry during the Good Friday walking of the Stations of the Cross); Redeemer Rector, the Very Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson; Sarasota Ministerial Chair, the Rev. Dr. Tom Pfaff; and Sarasota City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo.

The Church of the Redeemer, an Episcopal church in downtown Sarasota, and the Sarasota Ministerial Association, invite the Sarasota community to observe the Passion of Jesus Christ by participating in walking the Stations of the Cross down Main Street Sarasota on Good Friday, April 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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Redeemer parishioner named Member of the Year by Christian business organization

Michael Forbes and his family

Sarasota businessman and Church of the Redeemer parishioner Michael Forbes was recently named Member of the Year by the Manasota Chapter of the C12 Group, a national network of Christian business owners and executives committed to applying biblical principles to their plans and operations. Forbes, who joined C12 in 2008, has built several businesses over the years, including Transamerica Lubricants (El Paso, Tex.), and FARO Bearings and Paneolio in Sarasota.

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Ann Stephenson-Moe named an ‘Amazing Woman’ by ABC 7

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.

Watch the ABC clip here:

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Redeemer pays tribute to Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe

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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Church of the Redeemer celebrates beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday

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.

Shrove Tuesday confession, burning of the palms takes place March 4

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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Redeemer to celebrate Feast of Absalom Jones, the first African-American Episcopal priest, with special guest preacher The Rev. Dr. Richard Cornish Martin

Absalom Jones

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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Team Redeemer braves the cold for the 2014 Ringling Bridge Run

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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