Invite a friend to homecoming

The 2015 program year kicks off with several homecoming activities at Church of the Redeemer:

  • A potluck on Saturday
  • A string quartet, a soloist, and return of the choir at the 10:30 service
  • Evening Vespers at 7:00 pm

This happens on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13. Who will you invite to homecoming?

If you have any questions, contact the church office at (425) 486-3777 or

See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north,
and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth… (Jeremiah 31:8)

Parish potluck

As we kick off fall with homecoming, celebrate our mutual ministry with the possibilities God has in store for Church of the Redeemer. Gather with others from the parish beginning at 5:30 pm on September 12, 2015, in the parish hall in the undercroft.

Who haven’t you seen in a long time that you would like to see? Which new person at Redeemer do you need to know better? Maybe you know someone who may benefit by knowing becoming acquainted with the people at Church of the Redeemer?

Please bring a generously-portioned dish to share, based on last name:

  • A though E: Salads and sides
  • F through O: Main dish
  • P through R: Appetizer
  • S through Z: Dessert

Beverages will be provided.

Feast of the Holy Cross

The Feast of the Holy Cross will be observed and celebrated on Sunday, September 13, 2015, during all services at Church of the Redeemer. Holy Cross is our de facto patronal feast day.

The Holy Cross is a symbol of triumph and a sign of Christ’s victory over death. It is also a reminder of the promise given to us by Jesus from the Gospel lesson for this day, “…when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32). This is the homecoming for which we all yearn.

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Holy Eucharist: Rite I (8:00 am)

This simple Holy Communion service using classic language powerfully reminds us of timeless truths. While there isn’t music, there is a sermon.

Holy Eucharist: Rite II (10:30 am)

This festive Holy Communion service using more contemporary language engages our entire person in prayer and praise. There is music and a sermon.

Special guest musicians at this service is the Hope Quartet. Formed in 2014 of a desire to learn and perform great works of chamber music, the Hope Quartet combines four unique musical personalities to bring warmth and energy to their playing. Members of the group have made multiple appearances in All-State and All-Northwest orchestras, and have earned honors at the Regional and State Solo and Ensemble Competitions. This group will provide the prelude and postlude, as well as assisting on hymns. Read more about the Hope Quartet.

September 13 is homecoming for the Redeemer Choir, also. They return from a summer break, signing the music of Jacques Berthier.

In addition to the choir, Darcy Morrissey will sing “Blessing” by Richard Proulx.

Evening Vespers (7:00 pm)

Homecoming concludes with Evening Vespers. Based on the classic evening service, this is a service of quiet prayer and contemplation. There will be reading, music, meditation and silence to guide our listening to God.

Music will be provided by the women of the Redeemer Choir. There will not be a sermon.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.