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Worship Services

When we are at our best, worship at the Redeemer will send you out into the world uplifted in spirit, convinced that God loves you, and equipped to make a difference.

Rev. Emily with children at door.

Our worship is where we return to God and gather strength for our work in the world. 

WHILE CONTINUING TO LIVESTREAM OUR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10:00AM, WE HAVE BEGUN INDOOR IN-PERSON SERVICES IN THE SANCTUARY AT 11:30AM.

In-person worship in the sanctuary begins at 11:30am. Initial congregations will need to be small in number as we negotiate new systems of entry and access to worship. For a list of expectations and protocols, please click here.  To sign-up for our indoor service, click here

WE ARE STILL LIVESTREAMING OUR SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY SERVICES AT THE REDEEMER

In an effort to stem the rapidly increasing infection rate of COVID-19, we are maintaining strict social distancing and are continuing to hold services, meetings and activities in the church online. We are streaming Morning Prayer services M-S at 9:30am and Evening Prayer Services at 4:30pm and a Sunday morning service at 10am which can be accessed on the Redeemer Facebook Page under 'Videos". You do not need a Facebook account to access the Redeemer Facebook Page.

BELOW ARE THE SERVICES WE HOPE TO HOLD AT SOME FUTURE DATE

8:00 AM SUNDAY, HOLY EUCHARIST

This is a service of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) held in the small Morning Chapel within the main sanctuary. The spoken service is without music; it includes the same sermon as the 10:00 am service and typically runs 45 minutes. Children of any age or level of noisiness are welcome at this service! The service is followed by a Bible Study at 9:00 am in the Porter Room led by Rev. Mike.

10:00 AM SUNDAY, HOLY EUCHARIST OR MORNING PRAYER

This is the main Sunday service with organ, choir, and lay service assistants. It is typically a service of Holy Eucharist, with hymns, anthems, and a chanted Psalm. Once a month (usually the first Sunday of the month) this is a service of Morning Prayer with additional anthems in the English choral tradition. This service is typically an hour long and is preceded by a 9:00 am Bible Study in the Porter Room.  Following the service we host a coffee hour in the Parish Hall to further connect with each other.

Children of any age or level of noisiness are welcome at this service, too! And we also have Sunday School and Nursery Care available during this time. On Eucharist Sundays, the older classroom joins us for Communion; on Morning Prayer Sundays, there is a separate service of Holy Eucharist downstairs in the Little Chapel for both classrooms.

5:00 PM SUNDAY, EVENSONG OR EVENING PRAYER

Once a month, our choir and Director of Music offer a service of Evensong, one of the great treasures of the Anglican and Episcopal tradition.  This service is chanted by the officiant, sung almost entirely by the choir, and includes a sermon and two hymns; it typically lasts about an hour and is followed by a festive reception in the Parish Hall. On the other Sundays, we have a short spoken service of Evening Prayer in the choir stalls of the main sanctuary; this service typically lasts half an hour.  These services are preceded by our 3:45 pm Old Testament Bible Study in the Porter Room.

SUMMER SUNDAYS - 10:00 AM 

In the summer months we have only one service on Sundays at 10:00 AM: a service of Holy Eucharist, followed by lemonade (instead of coffee) outside in the Rectory Garden. We continue to offer Sunday School and midweek Bible Study in the summertime. 


Some Quick Facts About Worshipping Here At The Church Of The Redeemer 

Everyone is welcome to attend our services, whether you are a committed Christian, a member of another religion, an agnostic or atheist, or simply curious about what we do.

Our priests love the sound of squealing or crying babies in church! (Really!) You and the child you're caring for are welcome no matter how noisy or tired either of you is.

You are welcome to participate as you feel comfortable. While the bulletin and officiant may say things like, "Please kneel," if you are a visitor, are new, or are physically unable to make these motions, please pray as you are able.

There is no dress code. Many people in our congregation find it meaningful to wear dressier clothes for the Sunday morning service, but we are happy to see you no matter what you wear.

We joyfully welcome both women and men to participate fully in all aspects of worshipping and leadership, as well as in the governance of the church. Both of our priests (a man and a woman) preach and celebrate the Eucharist regularly.

If you don't see lots of children, it may be because they are simply elsewhere at the time! We have a large Sunday School, and only the oldest come up for Communion.

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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PHONE:  617-566-7679
FAX:  617-566-6678
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