We celebrated the resurrection this Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, with a message from the gospel of John, Chapter 20. Our senior pastor Craig Bailey described a few signs mentioned within the text which point toward the life Jesus has for us. Like Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, and Thomas in the days following Jesus’ death, we often miss the signs or we choose to follow our own paths instead of following Jesus. Our Lord, however, is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but to come to repentance and to life. John’s encouragement at the end of the chapter continues to orient us in our belief and begs us to ask the question, “What does our unbelief cost us?” Listen to the full sermon here.
Join us tonight, April 14 at 7 pm for our Good Friday service at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 43 Wentworth St. in Charleston, SC. Our sister church Metro North will also join us for this special somber worship service in our sanctuary, as we meditate on Christ’s last seven sayings from the cross. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and under. Here’s our electronic bulletin for the service.
For Palm Sunday, April 9 our senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, continued our preparation for Easter preaching from John 12:12-16. John the Apostle, as he writes his gospel many decades later, doesn’t want us his audience to miss the triumph of Jesus and transformation he has our lives. On this Sunday when we celebrate and remember the Triumphal Entry, we see the triumph and experience the triumph through Jesus Christ. Listen to the whole sermon here.
Join us at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on Sunday, April 9 for our Christian-education hour beginning at 9:15 am for all ages. Then join us for our one worship service beginning at 10:30 am where our senior pastor will preach from John 12:12-19 as we prepare our hearts for Easter. If you’re new, start here for worship info.
Here’s our electronic bulletin, viewable on smart phones and tablets. We do offer paper bulletins and LARGE PRINT editions as well.
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The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word mandatum from which we get our word “mandate.” On the Thursday night before His Friday crucifixion, Jesus in the Upper Room gave the disciples a new mandate or a new command:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34
Just before he said these words, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. Right after he gave this command, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper when he took bread, broke it, gave thanks for it, and gave it to the disciples saying, “This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Maundy Thursday is a time to ponder Jesus’ new commandment, come around the Lord’s Table, and ask ourselves hard questions: How obedient am I in loving others in the same way Jesus has loved me? What are my selfless, sacrificial demonstrations of love that mirror Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet?”
Maundy Thursday provides an opportunity to reflect and self-examine as we each seek to answer these important questions. Join us at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, for this special worship service at 7 pm on Thursday, April 13.
- Palm Sunday service on April 9 at 10:30 am: The children have some special singing planned for the worship service.
- Maundy Thursday service on April 13 at 7 pm: Read more here from our senior pastor about Maundy Thursday’s history and purpose. The focus of this special worship service in our Fellowship Hall will be on foot washing and the Lord’s Supper; we’ll take communion as families. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and under.
- Good Friday service on April 14 at 7 pm: Our sister church Metro North will join us for this special somber worship service in our sanctuary, as we meditate on Christ’s last seven sayings from the cross. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and under.
- Easter morning on April 16: Since our Easter Sunday service is usually packed, please park in the parking garage at 69 Wentworth St. to save our parking lots for visitors (and use your bulletin to get out for free). If you’d like to bring some Easter lilies to display in our sanctuary, please feel free to contribute. After the service, please take the Easter lilies to encourage a neighbor or shut-in. Adults, youth, and children will enjoy nibbles and coffee in the courtyard beginning at 9:15 am. At 9:45 am parents can walk their children upstairs to sign them in for a special Easter game and craft. Then join us for our celebratory Easter worship service at 10:30 am in our sanctuary. We’ll provide our nurseries for children 3 and under as usual for this service; however, we will not offer Children’s Worship during the sermon. And our newly re-formed choir will lead us with some special music!
Join us for these events as we celebrate the Risen Christ!
“We are most prepared for Jesus when we are most repentant,” said our senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on Sunday, April 2. We are breaking from our Deuteronomy sermon series to prepare for Easter, and we started in John 12:9-11 as we looked at a story of repentance and a story of unrepentance. The crowds that were coming to Jesus show us repentance, and the chief priests who made plans to kill demonstrate unrepentance.
By repenting and following Christ, we do not lose; instead, we gain everything. If we think we’ll miss out or lose something, then we are not perceiving reality correctly. We must turn from our selfish ways and follow Christ. What are we afraid to relinquish in order to follow Jesus? Listen to the whole sermon here.
Our Easter worship service at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on Sunday, March 27 wrapped up our current mini sermon series The Week That Changed the World. Our senior pastor preached from Mark 16:1-8 asking “what does this historic event mean to us?” The Week that shattered all expectations requires a transformation in us. The implications of the resurrection must change us, so we can change the world.
We looked at four implications of the resurrection:
- We must have strong faith and deep love for Jesus like the women who came to the tomb early Sunday morning at great personal risk.
- We must trust in the presence of the Lord. Obstacles will come as we seek to build the Kingdom of God; but like the women who wondered “who will roll away the stone?” on their way to the tomb, the Lord moved the stone for them, and he’ll remove obstacles in our path, too.
- When we say “yes” to Christ, we must say “no” to other things. Yes, to acts of love, mercy, and compassion. And no, to things that rival Christ. How are we saying yes to Jesus every day?
- We must always be in awe of the Lord. Mark’s gospel ends with fear, trembling, and amazement. God has called us to change the world with him, through him, and for him.
He is risen, indeed! Join us tomorrow, March 27 as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection! Our mini sermon series The Week That Changed the World continues for our worship service starting at 10:30 am. If you’re new, start here for worship info! Our senior pastor will preach this Sunday from Mark 16:1-8; here’s our electronic bulletin, viewable on smart phones and tablets. We do offer paper bulletins and LARGE PRINT editions as well.
We’ll begin our morning at 9 am with a potluck Easter breakfast for the whole family. Bring breakfast dishes to share! And after the service, join us for a picnic at Hampton Park (30 Mary Murray Dr., 29403) near the pond, if the weather permits. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic lunch.
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