Register for VBS June 12-16, 2017 (9am-Noon each day) - Hero Central: Discover your Strength in God! Take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!
Go to http://tinyurl.com/redeemervbs2017 to register today!
Camp Weed introduces us to the counselors
Today's #MeetTheStaffMonday is Veance Pantfoeder! Veance (left) attends Fletcher High and has spent six summers as a camper at Camp Weed. Last summer, he impres...sed all of us as a leader-in-training, and this summer we knew we had to have him on staff! Veance is the third Pantfoeder to become a counselor in the last few years.
Veance's favorite activity is the wall. He's extremely grateful for the things he's learned at camp, such as maturity and respect for his religion.
Veance prefers Cheese-Its over goldfish.
Please help us welcome Veance to staff!
Hear from our Presiding Bishop Curry about the power of prayer.
"Jesus came to show us the way, to change the world from the nightmare it often is into the dream and the vision that God intends."
As we come together in praye...r across the world for Thy Kingdom Come, you can watch a special video reflection from international church leaders every day here on Facebook.
Bishop Michael Curry from the US Episcopal Church start us off with a beautiful reflection on today's theme - "To Jesus".
Share your own prayer to Jesus today - on Facebook or Twitter - using the hashtags #ToJesus and #Pledge2Pray. Your prayers will be included on the Global Prayer Wall on the Thy Kingdom Come website: www.thykingdomcome.global
Ascension Day - May 25
Zachary Guiliano on the Ascension and the character of biblical language. http://ow.ly/Jlvy30c1VoM
Thy Kingdom Come - read the Archbishop's comments as we start 11 days of being united in prayer.
Today is the start of Thy Kingdom Come, the 11 days of prayer across the church for people to know the healing, transforming love of Jesus Christ.
In Mancheste...r, those who grieve and those who need healing need to be accompanied. We are united with them in grief, through prayer – and through acts of love and compassion. Just as we are united with other victims of terror around the world.
But in times like these, how do we pray?
We pray “Thy Kingdom Come” for a kingdom where God’s peace knows no end. Where no one will mourn and there will be no more tears.
Prayer moves us closer to God – and to each other. It connects us with people we otherwise cannot see. Prayer breaks down division because we take each other’s hands and find our safety in God.
As the Bishop of Manchester said on Tuesday, “love overcomes hate”. That’s why we pray “Thy Kingdom Come”. It’s the prayer that Jesus himself gave us – a prayer that longs for things to be different in our world.
A prayer that acknowledges things aren’t as they should be.
A prayer we pray through tears as we hear stories of the devastation that humans can bring onto the world. As we see the pain of sorrow and suffering.
“Thy Kingdom Come” is a deep cry of longing for a different world.
At the heart of our faith is the love of one who died and is now alive.
Jesus has come to the darkest place of the greatest pain, the deepest anguish and most profound god-forsakenness. This man of sorrows, who knows deep suffering from the inside, is now alive – he has been raised by God from the grave.
That is why we have hope. Suffering and evil will not have the last word: the Kingdom of God will come.
In these days of great pain and anguish, where there are so many questions and so few answers, let us pray that Jesus would enter all the rooms that are locked by fear.
Let us pray that he would breathe his Spirit into those of us who long for the coming of his Kingdom. Let us pray that his living presence would bring us peace beyond our understanding.
[The photo in this post was taken by the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, on the streets of Manchester on Tuesday.]
Between May 25 and June 4, 2017 communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbors come to know Jesus Christ. The Church of England is calling the whole community to ten days of prayer for the coming of Christ’s Kingdom from Ascension through Pentecost. As a part of that in initiative, we are asked to each pray for five individuals in our lives, and pray that, should the door open to share our faith, we will be shown how to do so with these five people. For more information, visit
See you Sunday - Services at 8am and 10:30am!
"It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth."
Just keep swimming!
Congratulations to our own Fr. Wiley for being appointed by Bishop Howard to serve as Regional Canon for First Coast East, effective today!
(FYI Edit: This additional responsibility does not take him away from Redeemer - Fr. Wiley remains our cherished parish priest.)