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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. 

During the program year (September 12th - June 19th) we hold services in the sanctuary at 8am (spoken Eucharist), 10am (either Eucharist or Morning Prayer with full choir)  and 5pm (Choral Evensong). The 10am and 5pm services are also streamed on the Redeemer Facebook page and on YouTube .  

WE ARE HOLDING SERVICES IN OUR SANCTUARY AT 8:00 & 10:00AM and 5:00PM. 

We welcome all worshippers in the sanctuary for our 8:00am, 10:00am and 5:00pm Sunday services. Our 10:00am and 5:00pm are held with organ, choir and congregational singing.  We offer Communion with the wafer and the cup but not intinction at the 8:00am and 10:00am services.

Children 3 yrs old through grade 6 are invited to attend Sunday School at 10:00am in our Sunday School classrooms and on zoom. Join us! 

WE ARE CONTINUING TO LIVESTREAM OUR SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY SERVICES AT THE REDEEMER

For those unable to attend our services in person, we are continuing to hold services, meetings and activities online. We  stream Morning Prayer services M-S at 9:30am and Evening Prayer Services at 4:30pm. Please note: The M-S services will be on hiatus from June 6th through July 2nd. Our Sunday services at 10am and 5pm can be accessed on the Redeemer Facebook Page and on the Redeemer YouTube station here.  (The YouTube streaming is more accessible If you don't have a Facebook account.)

BELOW ARE THE SERVICES WE HOLD EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM YEAR.

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 either outdoors under a tent or 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 HOLY EUCHARIST OR CHORAL EVENSONG SERVICE

Three Sundays 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, On the other Sunday of the month at 5:00pm, we offer a Holy Eucharist service with choir and congregational singing.

SUMMER SUNDAYS - 10:00 AM 

In the summer months (starting June 26th) 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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379 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PHONE:  617-566-7679
FAX:  617-566-6678
OFFICE: 8:30-4:30 pm M-F | SUMMER:  9:00-3:00 pm M-Th
office@redeemerchestnuthill.org

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