Everyone is welcome at Church of the Redeemer. We look forward to seeing you at this service of Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am. It is in-person only. Masks on to protect the immunocompromised.
Keep these things in mind when you attend this service:
- Bring your mask — People are at different levels of vaccination and comfort in groups. Some are immunocompromised, regardless of age. Please plan to wear a mask when in the building.
- Social distancing — Please remember to maintain social distance from other people. This includes when coming forward to receive Holy Communion or a blessing.
The Eucharist is the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood, and the principal act of Christian worship. The term is from the Greek, “thanksgiving.”
Jesus instituted the Eucharist “on the night when he was betrayed.” At the Last Supper he shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this” in remembrance of him (see 1 Cor 11:23-26; Mk 14:22-25; Mt 26:26-29; Lk 22:14-20).
Christ’s sacrifice is made present by the Eucharist, and in it we are united to his one self-offering (Book of Common Prayer, p. 859). The Last Supper provides the basis for the fourfold Eucharistic action of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing. Christ’s body and blood are really present in the sacrament of the Eucharist and received by faith. Christ’s presence is also known in the gathered eucharistic community.
In the Book of Common Prayer, the whole service is entitled the Holy Eucharist.
- The first part of the service is designated the Word of God. It usually includes the entrance rite, the lessons and gradual psalm, the gospel, the sermon, the Nicene Creed, the Prayers of the People, the confession of sin and absolution, and the Peace.
- The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. A blessing may be given prior to the dismissal.
The Eucharist is also called the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offertory (BCP, p. 859).
The Hymnal 1982 includes a section with a variety of hymns for the Holy Eucharist (Numbers 300 through 347), including “Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest” (305 and 306), “My God, thy table now is spread” (321), “Now, my tongue, the mystery telling” (329 through 331), and “I am the bread of life” (335).
(Above taken from Eucharist.)
Church of the Redeemer
Welcome to Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is 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. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.