Getting to know each other
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new parish for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Redeemer a great one!
5:30 p.m. | Holy Eucharist, Rite II (contemporary with anointing for healing)
7:30 a.m. | Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken)
9 a.m. | Holy Eucharist, Rite II (organ with choir, Children’s Chapel, Christian formation for all ages after service)
11 a.m. | Holy Eucharist, Rite I (organ with choir)
1 p.m. | Santa Eucaristia: Rito Dos (mass in Spanish, Rite II)
9 a.m. | Morning Prayer
5:15 p.m. | Evening Prayer
10 a.m. | Daily Mass
Location, Directions, and Where to Park
Church of the Redeemer is at 222 South Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, Florida, along the Sarasota Bayfront, at the intersection of South Palm Avenue and Ringling Boulevard.
We have plenty of parking, and we even have complimentary valet parking on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the valet stand on South Palm Avenue at the covered entrance to Gillespie Hall. We also offer ample free Sunday parking (during service hours) at the BMO Harris Bank Garage, located on McAnsh Square just across from the church. The parish owns a 110-space parking lot on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and South Palm Avenue, just across from the church, and it is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Look for the “Redeemer Church Parking” signs. There is also plenty of public parking on the streets surrounding the church, including Palm Avenue, McAnsh Square, and Gulfstream Avenue.
What can I expect?
How long is a service at Church of the Redeemer?
In total, a Church of the Redeemer mass lasts just over an hour.
What is the culture like at Church of the Redeemer?
Weekend masses at Redeemer are exciting, filled with prayer and praise, and you will be welcomed as our guest.
What about my children?
Children are always welcome at all services at Redeemer!
Children’s Chapel is held on Sundays during the 9 a.m. mass. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade leave for the Gillespie Hall chapel after the reading of the Gospel and return following the Peace. Children’s Chapel includes a retelling of the Gospel, an age-appropriate homily, the Creed, Prayers of the People, Confession, Absolution, and the Peace. Children return to their families after the Peace.
Sunday School: Sunday School classes, essential as families and the church partner to foster faith that sticks, take place throughout the academic year for all children, age 4 through high school, from 10:10 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Classes meet on the second floor of the Robinson Center. Classes are also offered during the 1 p.m. Spanish mass.
“The Sunday Paper” and books for children are available in the narthex, along with crayons. Please help yourself!
Nursery: Redeemer is blessed to have nursery care for infants through those children not yet four. Nurseries are open every Sunday during the 9 and 11 a.m. masses and are specifically “well baby” spaces. Beepers are available to parents to keep contact with their little ones. During the 9 a.m. mass, Sunday School teachers visit to tell stories of the great heroes of the Bible. All staff and volunteers who work with children and youth at Redeemer have been screened and have completed “Safeguarding God’s Children” training.
Let us know you’re coming so we can greet you!
Ready to visit Church of the Redeemer? We can’t wait to meet you in person. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll make sure to greet you and answer questions you may have upon your first visit.