Worship at Redeemer
Within the shape and the movements of worship we are stretched across time. Though the pattern of
our worship remains constant, the sounds change ... the visuals alter our space ... the words unveil the
Reign of God …. the Lord’s Supper anchors us for life.
Each month we move consistently through several different versions of what is called the liturgy, the pattern and flow of our time in worship. That means that from month to month the pattern is consistent, even as each week the music that sets the tempo of our worship changes—from a traditional organ setting, to a jazz-like/gospel piano setting, to a melodic piano-flute-cello setting.
We give much attention to keeping our worship inclusive. We provide an ASL interpreter, usually at the 8:30 service, so that individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully participate in the worship service at Redeemer. In addition, we are known for making room for children. Even though we provide a staffed nursery for the very youngest children, if needed, we expect children to share in the fullness of worship. The way children learn the importance of community in worship is to make sure they sense that they are welcomed and treasured and beloved—and they truly are.
The Lord's Supper
Each week we anchor our worship around the celebration of the Lord's Supper (also called Holy Communion or the Eucharist). It is a historic "meal" of the church, consisting of bread and wine. In the New Testament, Jesus shared a final meal with his followers just before his arrest and crucifixion. At that meal he took bread and told them, "This is my body, which is given for you." He did the same with the cup of wine, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood." Jesus said these words to show a deep, abiding love for all humanity. We receive this "supper" each week as a way to participate in Jesus' life and death, and to remind us of the life
we are to live when we leave the worship space.
Redeemer offers special music almost every Sunday. Our musical offerings range from classical to contemporary, from acoustic guitar-driven songs to cello duets. Special music is performed not only by our outstanding senior choir and chimes choir, but also by individuals from our church and community. Music is an integral part of who we are—and how we worship God. We're a church that simply enjoys music and singing. Below is a sampling of our special music.