For this Sunday, Apr. 26

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SCOur Christ and Culture class continues this Sunday, April 26 at 9:15 am for coffee and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. Join in our cultural discussion surrounding Art. Redeemer Kids continues this Sunday; read about the plan here.

During our worship service at 10:30 am, join us in welcoming for another week guest pastor Shawn Maze for a continuation of his sermon on prayer from last week. This week he’ll preach from Philippians 4:1-9.

Here’s our electronic bulletin for Sunday that’s easily viewed on any tablet; we do offer paper bulletins (including a LARGE PRINT edition) on Sunday morning as well. Use the song lyrics and sermon passage to help prepare yourselves and your families for worship this weekend. You’ll also find a schedule for who’s serving in our various nurseries, a list of how to get involved in current ministry opportunities, and other details about our worship service and church life. Or read the current edition of our weekly email newsletter below:

4/23/15 – Redeemer’s Email Blast

If you’re new or visiting, welcome to Charleston and Redeemer! We hope you’ll join us, and be sure to check out our details for Sunday worship including important information about parking.

 

Redeemer Kids Recap | Sun., Apr. 19

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC, preschool, elementaryThe youngest learners at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, finished up their latest Catechism section on Sunday, April 19, celebrating their hard work in memorizing their latest Catechism questions and answers with a little party during the Christian-Education hour.

Our Redeemer Kids begin a new Catechism section this Sunday, April 26. The preschool class will tackle the topic of sin, including what sin is and what every sin deserves. The elementary class will continue learning through the Ten Commandments with their Catechism questions.

Bring your children for singing with Ms. Lauren at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings in The Children’s Room before the two classes split for their age-specific learning. We look forward to helping teach and equip your young learners!

‘They devoted themselves to prayer’

Guest Pastor Shawn Maze Preaches About PrayerWhat a privilege to hear the Word preached this past Sunday, April 19 about prayer at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Guest pastor Rev. Shawn Maze, former pastor of Sanctuary, preached from Joshua 10:6-14 where we see the Lord heed the word of a man. But he cautioned us from being misled to think, If I pray like Joshua and have enough faith, then God will move heaven and earth for me.

Rev. Maze began with the posture of prayer. The early church in Acts devoted themselves to prayer, meaning prayer was a normal way of living and not simply a gesture, which is a move that deviates from the norm.

We often make a gesture of prayer instead of prayer being our posture.

He continued with the right perspective of prayer. It’s like God tells us, you need to pray, so you can see my glory. God’s perspective is so much bigger than ours: He’s orchestrating all events across nations and time to be a blessing to all people and to redeem those he chooses. We don’t need to pray that God would move heaven and earth for us because he’s already done it through Christ’s death on the cross. Listen to the whole sermon here.

Redeemer’s Next Women’s Event

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC, Women's MinistryThe women of the North Area Community Groups from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, are hosting our next women’s event this Friday, April 24. Come help us celebrate with two new moms-to-be at this shower of blessings. Plan a girls’ night to get away for fellowship with Redeemer women, prayer and encouragement for these precious women, and delicious desserts and party food provided by the North Area women. Read this information about gift-giving at Redeemer’s showers of blessings.

For this Sunday, Apr. 19

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SCOur Christ and Culture class continues this Sunday, April 19 at 9:15 am for coffee and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. Join our cultural discussion, Christ in the Public Sphere: The Marketplace, beginning at 9:30. Redeemer Kids also resumes this Sunday; parents, review the latest Catechism questions and answers with your children.

During our worship service at 10:30 am, join us in welcoming guest pastor Shawn Maze to the pulpit where we’ll hear a sermon from Joshua 10:6-14.

Here’s our electronic bulletin for Sunday that’s easily viewed on any tablet; we do offer paper bulletins (including a LARGE PRINT edition) on Sunday morning as well. Use the song lyrics and sermon passage to help prepare yourselves and your families for worship this weekend. You’ll also find a schedule for who’s serving in our various nurseries, a list of how to get involved in current ministry opportunities, and other details about our worship service and church life. Or read the current edition of our weekly email newsletter below:

4/9/15 – Redeemer’s Email Blast

If you’re new or visiting, welcome to Charleston and Redeemer! We hope you’ll join us, and be sure to check out our details for Sunday worship including important information about parking.

Join Our Outreach at Florence Crittenton

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC, Florence Crittenton homeThis Saturday, April 18 members of the James Island Community Group, deacons, and other volunteers from Redeemer will gather at 8 am at Florence Crittenton for a work day and breakfast with the staff and residents. No experience needed to make a difference in the lives of these at-risk, young mothers, so join us!

We need volunteers of all skill-sets, including cooking, handiwork, cleaning, and evangelism to help. We’ll be doing minor maintenance repairs for them, cleaning their chapel so they can use it for an upcoming training seminar, and providing breakfast for fellowship with the staff and residents. If you’re able to help with this outreach, contact Thomas Szymanski or Robert Wood so they can organize our efforts and laborers.

Check out pictures from our past work days and outreach events at Florence Crittenton.

‘I want to know Christ’

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SCDo we just have a “Facebook friendship” with Jesus? As our senior pastor led us on Sunday through Philippians 3:7-11, we see the Paul writing, “I want to know Christ.” What does Paul–apostle, missionary, prolific writer of the New Testament, and pillar of the faith–mean that he wants to know Christ?

Paul wants to become an expert on Christ. Our conversion is but an introduction to Jesus. We should long for more, hunger for more, and not be satisfied until we know more and more. This past Sunday, April 12 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we briefly looked at a few of Jesus’ attributes, names, and character traits as we began our exploration:

Advocate: Our defender who speaks for us, whose wounds are continual evidence that we’ve been saved
All in All: Christ is all
Anchor: An anchor for our souls, keeping us from drifting away, bringing us back and holding us in place
Balm of Gilead: As the precious oil from the Balsam tree had healing powers, only Christ can heal us of sin, soothing our sores, and healing our scars.
Bridegroom: Jesus does not pass over us; he changes us and cleanses us for the coming wedding day.
The Same: He will remain; his years never end.
Lion of Judah: Bravery, power, royalty
Lamb: He willingly became the Lamb, our Passover Lamb.

There’s so much exploring left to do, yet we’ve seen enough to understand how the Apostle Paul could write, “I want to know Christ.” Listen to the whole sermon here.