St. Benedict Workparty on Saturday, March 11

The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!” The next St. Benedict Workparty is Saturday, March 11, 2017, starting at 9:00 am. Childcare is available. Join with other people from Church of the Redeemer to spruce up the church campus and do indoor tasks.

Workparty schedule

Here is the schedule for this St. Benedict Workparty:

  • 9:00 am–Morning Prayer
  • 9:30 am–Organize into teams and share a light breakfast
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 noon–Morning work
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm–Lunch
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm–Afternoon work

Planned activities


Are you up for some pew removal?

Are you up for some pew removal?

  • Renovation work in the worship space (nave, sanctuary, chapel), including pew removal and other work
    • Pew removal involves disassembly of remaining pews (saw, unscrew), carrying pieces to a dumpster, and cleanup
  • Organize and serve light breakfast
  • Organize and serve lunch
  • Clean up the kitchen after 2:00 pm
  • Wash, sanitize, and organize the nursery toys (appropriate for those with limited mobility)


  • Planting and placing stones in the new garden spaces outside main entrance

What to bring

Bring tools to work in inside or outside projects.

  • Work gloves
  • Trowels, spades, clippers, and wheelbarrows for outside work

Childcare available

Someone has been lined up for this workparty on March 11 and the workparty April 8. The hours are from 9:00 am through lunch. This person has completed the Children’s Hospital CPR and babysitting classes. She is excited to help us out! There will be a second person.

What does St. Benedict have to do with this?

Pray and work (ora et labora) refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, generally associated with its use in the Rule of St. Benedict. Workparty is applying this concept to parish life at Church of the Redeemer.

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Workparty page for October 2015.

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.