Everything you wanted to know about prayer

…but were afraid to ask.

Well, maybe not everything.

Prayer is an essential part of our lives as Christians. The apostle Paul exhorts the Church in 1 Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing.” We are committed prayer in the first promise of the Baptismal Covenant to prayer. With this in mind, our focus in Christian Education for the rest of this year will be prayer. Classes are at 9:30 am in the Education Building at Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, Washington. (Exception: the first class on October 23 will be at 9:40 am.)

Over the next few months we will look at some of the different thoughts about prayer from the long tradition of the Body of Christ. Most classes will be lead by Fr. Jed Fox. Here is a short overview of the classes:

  • October 23 — What is Prayer: An Overview
  • October 30 and November 6 — The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
  • November 13 — Thoughts on prayer, featuring Fr. Jack Zimmerman
  • November 20 through December 18 — The Prayer life of the Early Church: The Didache

We look forward to seeing you.

Note: The furnace in the Education Building has been fixed.

Fr. Jed Fox

Fr. Jed Fox with a cup of coffee.The Rev. Jedediah (Jed) Fox was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He grew up attending St. Peter’s Cathedral in Helena. It was there, during college, that he discerned a call to the priesthood.

After graduating from Carroll College in Helena, Jed and his wife, Mary Beth Jäger, moved to New York City so that Jed could attend the General Theological Seminary. Since his graduation from seminary in 2009 through the end of 2014, Fr. Jed was curate and assistant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri. He became rector of Church of the Redeemer on January 1, 2015.

Fr. Jack Zimmerman

Fr. John (Jack) Zimmerman was born in Rochester, New York, in 1946.  Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Father Jack entered St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Seminary. He received Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. He was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1972.

In 1990, Fr. Jack was received as priest in the Episcopal Church for the Diocese of Rochester, New York. In 1994, Fr. Jack became the Rector of St. Boniface Episcopal Parish in the Diocese of Albany, New York. He served there until his retirement in 2008.

In December 2010, Fr. Jack and his wife, Kitty, moved to Kenmore, Washington, to be closer to children and grandchildren.  Jack and Kitty found Redeemer to be a great place to grow spiritually.  It is now their home.

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.