Adult Forum: Adult Forum for January will meet on Monday, the 29th, at 3:30 in the church narthex. Deacon Rachel Hultz will present and lead a discussion on the subject of servant leadership. Adult Forum for February will meet on Monday, February 19, at 3:30. Father Rich Frontjes will present and lead a discussion on the subject of using the arts in our spiritual lives.
Annual Meeting: The parish's annual meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, following the 9:00 o'clock Sunday service. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.
Bible Study: The Bible Study dates for February are Monday, February 12 and 26, at 3:30 in the church narthex. Lay minister, Robert Warski, will lead a discussion on scriptures pertaining to the subject of contrition.
Chili Cook Off: The annual chili cook off will occur on Saturday, February 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Enter your best chili into competition, sample the best chili recipes in the Elgin area, have fun playing bunko after dining. Mark this date on your calendar and come.
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14: Parishioners are invited to stop at church anytime during office hours for "ashes to go" on Ash Wednesday. An Ash Wednesday service in Spanish will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.
Morning Prayer in Lent: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will offer Morning Prayer, from the Book of Common Prayer, every Thursday morning in Lent, at 9:00 a.m., beginning on Thursday, February 15, through Thursday, March 29. Consider adding weekly morning prayer to your observance of the penitential season of Lent.
Lenten Retreat: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and St. Hugh Episcopal Church will co-sponsor a Lent retreat at Church of the Redeemer on Saturday, March 3. A light breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. The retreat program begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for attending the retreat. However, there is an option of paying a nominal fee for having lunch brought in. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend. Take advantage of getting into the spirit of Lent.
Church of the Redeemer continues the healing ministry of Jesus in several ways. One of these is offering prayer, laying on of hands, and anointing with oil to those seeking healing, after the distribution of communion at the 9:00 o'clock service on the first Sunday of every month. Healing ministry is also offered at the Spanish-language service at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening.