Organizations


Acolytes

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Acolytes:  A faithful group of young parishioners who greatly enhance our worship service by their dedication to serving God at the altar. Adult Coordinator: The Rev. Hazel Hunt

Adult Education
A Christian education class for adults is offered during Lent on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
Coordinator: The Rev. Glenn Mahaffey

Altar Guild
A faithful group of parishioners who greatly enhance our worship services through their dedication to serving God at His altar.
Coordinator: Phoebe Marshall

Bereavement Committee
A loving outreach of this parish to grieving parishioners and their families providing a place where they may gather after a funeral. Food can also be provided and served.
Coordinator: Victoria Stewart & Phoebe Marshall

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Boy Scouts – Cub Scouts
Regular meetings of these young men serving God and country, learning to be tomorrow’s leaders, meet at the Church regularly.
Scout Master, Troop 19: John Johnson
Scout Master, Pack 19: Rich Swetland

Church School
This is one of the ways we love our children, by teaching them to know Jesus and his love. The program is open to the entire community.
Coordinator: Bonnie Garrity

Evangelism & Renewal
A dedicated group of parishioners who reach out to the community through monthly community suppers, held on the last Thursday of each month from 4:00-6pm.  The group sets up and prepares the food, working with other community organizations who help sponsor the event and serve the meal.
Coordinator: Candy Preston

Helping Hands
Volunteers who visit the shut-ins, prepare food baskets and provide transportation to worship.
Contact the parish office.

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers & Eucharistic Visitors
A group of dedicated men and women who serve their Lord in the very important ministry of worship leadership. Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the Bishop to administer the sacrament during the church service.  Eucharistic Visitors are also licensed by the Bishop to bring the sacrament from a worship service to the sick and shut-in.
Coordinator: The Rev. Glenn Mahaffey

Memorial Committee
This dedicated group assists in the selection of and procurement of memorials with monies received from family and friends in memory of their loved ones.
Coordinator: Vickie Stewart

Music Ministry
Each Sunday’s 10:30 service is a Choral Eucharist.  The Parish Choir practices on Thursday nights at 7pm under the direction of our organist/choirmaster Marcella Chaykosky.  Please contact Marcella or a choir member if you would like to join!  We also hold free concerts periodically, which are held at different points in the  year to which the public is invited. Guest performers as well as the musical talents of parishioners add to the enjoyment of these performances.  Come join us and make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

OutReach

The Church of the Redeemer reaches out to the needs of the community in many ways.

  • Ministry to the ill:  Many people who go into Robert Packer hospital run into a parishioner or priest during their stay.  We include the sick in our prayers each week and offer support depending on their needs.
  • Help with housing:  We are a very active participant in The Bridge, a cooperative program of Churches in the Valley to help those in need in our community.
  • Providing food for the hungry:  We accept weekly collections to the area food bank and put on a free meal once a month for anyone  in the community.  The Youth Group each year takes up a collection on Souper Sunday to help with local hunger.  Our Sunday School during Lent learns how working together to purchase animals through Heifer International,  can help a village support itself.   The Church participates in a Angel Tree project during the  Holidays to provide a Christmas to five area families.

St. Mary’s Guild Outreach Summary
St. Mary’s Guild
An industrious and friendly gathering of women of the parish who meet regularly for Christian fellowship, sponsor the annual bazaar, work at rummage sales, and sponsor the Annual Mother-Daughter-Friend Banquet.
President: Betsy Schumacher

Ushers & Greeters
Parishioners who volunteer to extend the hand of welcome to those attending church, distribute bulletins and assist people to the altar rail.
Coordinator: St. Joseph’s men’s group and Parish office

Vacation Bible School
A fun-filled week of Bible stories, crafts and games held every summer. This program is open to all the children of the community.

Vestry
The lay governing body of the Church of the Redeemer, acting on behalf of the parishioners between Annual Meetings.
Sr. Warden: Bruce Carpenter
Jr. Warden: Tracy Schamel
Clerk: Tricia Schamel
Treasurer:  Chuck Preston

Worship Committee
The Worship Committee functions as an aid to the rector in fulfilling his/her canonical responsibility of providing regular worship experiences for the congregation. The committee assists in many ways: suggesting special services, helping to plan and carryout events around those services, and to suggest various ways in which we might celebrate our life together as a parish.

Youth Group
Christian fellowship for youth ages 11 through 17 meet each Sunday night from 5-7pm.  They also participate in Diocesan programs such as Christophany, Happening, and Bishop’s Day.
Coordinator: Margaret Cole & Joyce Anderson