Holy Week & Easter 2014
We invite you to worship with us during Holy Week and at Easter, and to bring family, friends, and neighbors. The complete schedule of services is below. Printed copies are available in the Narthex and Parish Hall.
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday – April 13
+ Blessing of Palms, Procession & Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m.
+ Blessing of Palms, Procession & Choral Eucharist, 10:30 a.m.
Monday in Holy Week – April 14
+ Taizé Service & Healing Rite, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday in Holy Week – April 15
+ The Office of Compline (sung), 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in Holy Week – April 16
+ Morning Prayer, 9:00 a.m.
+ Holy Eucharist, 12:00 noon
+ The Office of Tenebrae (sung), 7:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday – April 17
+ Simple Supper, 6:00 p.m.
+ Choral Eucharist, 7:30 p.m.
+ Prayer Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Good Friday – April 18
+ Prayer Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
+ Stations of the Cross, 12:00 p.m.
+ Musical Meditation: Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi, 12:45 p.m.
+ Family Liturgy with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 4:00 p.m.
+ The Solemn Liturgy with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 7:30 p.m.
Easter Even – April 19
+ The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:30 p.m.
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day – April 20
+ Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m.
+ Festal Eucharist, 10:30 a.m.
+ Hot Cross Buns & Easter Egg Hunt, 12:00 noon
Welcome to The Church of the Redeemer
Welcome to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, a vibrant, growing parish community of "inquiring and discerning hearts", where all - the doubter, the seeker, and the believer - are welcome to join us in living and wrestling with the often difficult questions of faith. Here we value an Anglican spirituality - one that is open to the mystery of the Holy and which celebrates the dignity of human nature and the beauty of all creation.
Redeemer is known for beautiful, reverent worship, excellence in preaching and music, and active outreach ministries to neighbors near and far. The parish is also known for its celebration of the sacred in the arts and in the world around us. This hallmark of our identity is revealed in the beauty of our church building, grounds, and gardens, in an annual exhibition of parishioners' art work, and in an extensive music series.
Redeemer's local outreach ministries include support of a local food bank and participation in Street Church, a weekly outdoor Eucharist and lunch program for homeless individuals in the District of Columbia. Internationally, the parish supports the Millennium Development Goals through projects in Honduras and Burundi.
We invite you to explore this community, a medium-sized parish of some 350 active members. No matter who you are or where you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome here at Redeemer. We look forward to greeting you!
Yours in Christ,
The Clergy, Staff, and Vestry
Parish Transition: The Search for a New Rector
The period of parish self-exploration will continue in April with a written questionnaire that will be sent to all parishioners. Your responses are critical to the search process. If you have questions, we encourage you to speak with a member of the Search Committee. In addition, we invite you to pray the Prayer for the Search for a New Rector, which was written by the Search Committee's chaplain.
Throughout the Parish Transition Process, which will culminate in the calling of a new Rector, updates and other important documentation will be posted in the Parish Hall, printed in parish publications, and uploaded to this website.
Search Questionnnaire: Click the following link:
Click here for the Search Committee roster and prayer.
Click here for the Parish Transition Process Handbook.
Click here for a narrative overview of the Parish Transition Process.
Click here for a Parish Transition FAQ Sheet.