Author Archives: Jane Casey

Volunteers needed Saturday, June 11

We could still use a few volunteers to welcome people to our building this Saturday, June 11 when the church is part of the Historic Harrison Hill Home Tour. Jane has created a Signup Genius with two hour time slots. If you volunteer for two hours you get a free ticket for the tour. If you can volunteer but can’t do a whole two hours, let her know. All that is required is to be in the building to direct people to the bathrooms or to the nave and to answer their questions to the best of your ability. Thanks in advance!

Easter at Redeemer

There will be one service on Easter Sunday at 10:30. Get here early, because parking will be tight!

The Easter breakfast will be at 9:00 and is a potluck this year. We have received a grant from Thrivent in support of it as a fundraiser for missions in China.

Holy Week Schedule

There are Holy Communion services at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

Wednesday, 13 April
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Thursday, 14 April Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Divine Service

Friday, 15 April, Good Friday
12:00 p.m. Tre Ore 12:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Catechumens
1:15 p.m. Liturgy of the Holy Communion
2:15 p.m. Vespers

Saturday, 16 April Holy Saturday
10:30 a.m. Matins
8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Sunday, 17 April The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m. Divine Service

Easter Flowers and Music

If you wish to donate for Easter Flowers and music this year you can print this out and put it in the office or offering plate, mail it in, use a form that we have available at church, or just send the information to Jane at


Amount enclosed                 $__________________


Given by:                 ___________________________________________________

In Memory of:                 ___________________________________________________


A Thank Offering for:______________________________________________


Name:          _____________________________________________________

Address:          _______________________________________________

Phone:          _____________________________________________________


Amount enclosed $__________________


Given by: ___________________________________________________

In Memory of: ___________________________________________________


A Thank Offering for: _____________________________________________


Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________

Phone:           ____________________________________________________

Please indicate if you wish to use Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. or no title


Wednesday April 13

Lent Schedule

You are encouraged to make use of Lenten customs that aid you in your devotion and, specifically, to make an increased use of the Means of Grace. The Holy Communion is offered every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., weekdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Come, and avail yourself of what God wants to give.

Christmas Schedule

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Saturday 25 December, Christmas Day, 10:30 a.m. Divine Service
Sunday 26 December, St. Stephen, Martyr; 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Divine Service
Monday 27 December, St. John, Apostle; 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Tuesday 28 December, The Holy Innocents, 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Wednesday 29 December, 5th Day of Christmas, 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Thursday 30 December, 6th Day of Christmas, 7:00 p.m. Divine Service
Friday 31 December, Name and Circumcision of Jesus, 7:00 p.m. Divine Service
Saturday 1 January, Name and Circumcision of Jesus, 10:30 a.m. Divine Service
Sunday 2 January, Second Sunday after Christmas, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Divine Service
Monday 3 January, 10th Day of Christmas, 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Tuesday 4 January, 11th Day of Christmas, 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Wednesday 5 January, 12th Day of Christmas, 8:30 a.m. Divine Service
Thursday 6 January, Feast of the Epiphany, 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Divine Service

Redeemer News, July 2021

A Note from Pastor Petersen
Summer never seems to deliver on its promises. All Fall, Winter, and Spring we long for it, setting aside what cannot be done then, both in terms of work and recreation, for the Summer, but the expectations are typically unrealistic. The work never goes as planned and the recreation is plagued by family politics, bad weather, and impossible financial burdens. The days are lovely but crowded and go by much too quickly. Too soon, it is over and our list is barely touched.
We have largely lost the ability to rest and to live in the moment. I am not sure things have ever been worse in this regard. For not even those who praised and eagerly embraced the strictest restrictions meant to safeguard our population from COVID-19, found them restful in it or as it has lifted. Masks, mandatory physical distancing, and more time on screens did not create solitude but loneliness, anxiety, and increased distraction. We did not emerge rested. We emerged exhausted, ears ringing from our echo chambers, and more divided than ever.
This is a problem because the command to rest is woven into creation itself and is central to Christianity:
“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Genesis 2:2–3, NKJV)
Jesus said: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NKJV)
We need the rest that Christ provides. We were meant for it even before the Fall. We need the peace that passes all understanding and the comfort that hope in eternal life, into which physical death is a passage not to be avoided at all costs, more than ever.
Thus we need the Church’s worship more than ever. There, in the Divine Service, we are taken out of this mundane world and out of our loneliness. We are reminded of what is real and what endures. There, like nowhere else on this side of glory, we are with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We need them and they need us. We need real people, embodied realities in the Creator and Redeemer’s image, who are far more than just images on a screen. There we are welcomed back again to where we belong, focused on the one thing needful, and in a fellowship that endures forever. Thus we are restored by forgiveness, united in grace, and are refreshed by the Sacrament which cleanses us and strengthens faith.
All that to say: come to Church. It is what God instituted for you, what He created you for, what will satisfy, refresh, and encourage you. Summer days will pass and the garage will still need painting, the weeding is never done, but that is not where your treasure is or the seat of your hope. You belong to God and He has gifts to bestow in His Service.
– Pastor Petersen

Thank you to everyone who helped with the rummage sale or donated to help the Garnetts! The profits of the sale were over $3100 and we received an additional $3000+ in donations.

On July 25th, at 3:00 p.m. in the undercroft, there will be a bridal shower for Onika Ritzman. The women and girls of the congregation are invited. RSVP to Azrielle Ritzman.

The Casey family invites you to join us at Redeemer on Saturday, July 31 from 5:30-8:30 for an Ice Cream Social to help raise funds for Jonathan & Maggie’s adoption. (They are working on adopting two special needs children from Eastern Europe.) Hot dogs, chips, ice cream, and other goodies will be served. There is no charge for food, but we welcome your generous donations, which will all go to the adoption fund. There will be music in the courtyard & undercroft and the winners of the hymn voting will be announced. (With prizes!)

Redeemer Family Camp at Deer Run Wilderness Area, August 4-7. Boating, orienteering, stargazing, ropes courses, volleyball, beach with island, wooded trails. For more information go to: To register, contact Joy Pullmann.

On August 21 & 22, at 2:00 p.m., join us for performances of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, being performed by many of the children of the congregation and directed by Maggie Casey.

The church picnic will be August 29 at Foster Park beginning at noon. Be watching for more information!

Last year our missionary offering went to support the five Nigerian students studying at CTSFW. Our church will continue financial assistance by supporting the seminary in Nigeria. These offerings can be placed in the box in the narthex.

Project wish list: There are several projects that the trustees have pending. Each of these needs funding outside of the budget. This list is also posted on the bulletin board. If you are able to help with one of these projects, contact Effie Sheron. Thank you to those who have donated funds so far!
The men’s bathroom downstairs has been painted, the stairwell and landing sanded and varnished, and a good portion of the work on the Bach Room has been funded. In addition to the money raised, Hagerman Construction donated the construction of a wall in the Bach Room that is the first step toward making the room into three classrooms.
Items still to fund: The women’s bathroom downstairs still needs to be painted, at a cost of about $400; about $3,000 is needed to finish the Bach Room; and the wood floors upstairs behind the choir loft need to be refinished, with a labor cost of $3,280.