Special upcoming events: Deacon David Svihel’s ordination is Thursday, August 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. Finally, we are able to celebrate our new rector at A Celebration of New Ministry: The Institution and Induction of Our Eleventh Rector, the Rev’d Charleston David Wilson, on Thursday, September 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. We hope to see our Redeemer family at these wonderful upcoming events.

Results of the Bishop Coadjutor Search Survey: On Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m., St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Church (3773 Wilkinson Road in Sarasota) will host a listening and sharing session about the bishop coadjutor survey for Manasota area churches. Members from the search committee will be present to share survey results, record conversations, and answer questions. If you won’t be in town that week, there will be two options for listening sessions via Zoom — Tuesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 5, both at 7 p.m. There will also be a session at Redeemer in Spanish on August 8. Registration for all sessions was required by August 1.

The Saturday Night Contemporary Mass with anointing has resumed on the first Saturday of every month. After receiving communion, you may be anointed in the chapel by a member of the clergy. If you would like, you may also be joined in prayer by members of the Order of St. Luke. The next Saturday this will be offered is August 7.

Check your inbox: Notices of birth, death, and requiem now appear within Redeemer’s regular Monday and Friday eblasts. If you don’t receive emails from Redeemer, please visit our homepage by clicking here and scroll down to the bottom of the page to sign up.

Watch and discuss The Chosen: Parishioners and friends are invited to gatherings to watch the television show about Jesus called The Chosen on Friday mornings at Redeemer in Goewey Hall from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A discussion of the episode will follow. The viewings started June 4 and continue through September with the exception of July 2, August 6, and September 3. Questions? Email Larry Brown at LarryBrown10@Live.com. Register online by clicking here.

Pelican Pal flies again! Have you missed Pelican Pal? We sure have! Never fear — Pelican Pal is back for the summer of 2021! If you’re going on a trip this summer, take Pelican Pal with you. Print Pelican Pal by clicking here, and then take a photo with Pelican Pal on your trip and tag us in your post to social media — #redeemerpelicanpal. You can also email your photos to Staff@RedeemerSarasota.org. Pelican Pal pays homage to the pelican in our Redeemer parish seal. Taking a photo with Pelican Pal is a fun way to showcase your travels and your Redeemer spirit. We can’t wait to see where you and Pelican Pal go!

Grace Gang meets next on Thursday, August 5, at noon. Come join this women’s Bible study led by Fr. Charleston in Goewey Hall on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

The Fine Arts Book Club welcomes anyone with an interest in visual and performing arts. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. The group will discuss Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America by Eugene R. Gaddis. Chick Austin donated “The Holy Family” by Peter Paul Rubens to Church of the Redeemer and was director of the Ringling Museum of Art and much more! For more information, email Larry Brown at LarryBrown10@Live.com.

Share your story writing and speaking workshop: Join editor and publisher Liz Coursen as she shares tips about how to tell your story comfortably and naturally. Take Lemons – Make Lemonade is a fun and interactive writing and speaking workshop at Redeemer on Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The workshop will give you the tools you need to tell your story to give God the glory. Coursen has attended Redeemer since 1976 and is the author of 14 books. The event is $10 per person, which includes a light lunch. Register online by clicking here.

Coffee Talk Women’s Book Group: The reading list for the 2021-2022 season of the Coffee Talk Women’s Book Group is now available! Copies of the list can be found by clicking here.