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-The High School Group is having a dinner on Sunday night at the Berend’s house at 6:30 – contact Caroline (caroline@redeemindy.org) for more details. -Don’t forget to purchase your 2014 CD or Liturgical Arts Coffee Table Book this Sunday!  They’re on sale immediately following each service in the Welcome Center.  Cards only, please.  We do […]

2014 Contribution Statements

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2014 Contribution Statements are being mailed this week.  Keep an eye out for yours in the mail! Email Amy Wilson (amy@redeemindy.org) with questions. You can also log onto The City to print one at any time – see the instructions below for a little help! 1. From the homepage, click on “Giving” in the menu on the […]

Redeemer’s Maintenance Men

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Our maintenance team stays busy all year round, but the winter time provides a little extra work for them.  Since we’re predicting snow this weekend, let’s all take a minute to appreciate what they do and get to know the names & faces behind all the hard work!   So, tell me a little about […]

Advent Song for the Post-Advent Season

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Here is a latin hymn from the 6th century that I rewrote the music for the first Sunday of Advent. I had a few requests for an mp3 so I thought I’d post it here. Enjoy! Director of Worship and Culture Nathan Partain Musicians Drums: Brian Allee Piano/Synth: Luke Tuttle Hand Percussion: Phil Lofton Vocals: Rebekah Osborn […]

New Communion Wine

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In the past few years we have ordered our communion wine in batches. Some of which were fair and some of which tasted not so fair. We here at the hospitality ministry wanted to let you know that we have changed our communion wine. It is a much higher in quality and more consistent from bottle […]

Redeemer’s Parish Model

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Why Parishes? Part of Redeemer’s vision statement is that we exist to ignite a movement of the gospel that changes Indianapolis spiritually, socially and culturally by connecting people to Jesus. This is difficult to do on a big scale, so we’ve built a parish system to focus on something more tangible, something smaller. Through parishes, […]

The Welcome Center

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Following our services, you are often told that donuts, coffee, CDs, artist talks, and deacons can be found in the Welcome Center.  But where is the Welcome Center?  And why, if I’ve had my cup of coffee and am on a sugar-free diet, would I go there? First, where is it?  The Welcome Center is […]

Set Your Email Settings on The City

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There are a lot of moving pieces in a church the size of Redeemer Presbyterian Church.  Lots of moving pieces, lots of volunteer opportunities, lots of prayer requests: lots of reasons to send an email.  When you join a group on The City, you will have some choices about when you receive email notifications from […]

Worship Guide: January 26 – 31, 2015

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We are looking at how Matthew’s gospel tells us about Jesus and his kingdom. Monday, January 26 Scripture: Matthew 4:12-17, Luke 5:1-11 Song: The Church’s One Foundation Prayer: Thank the Lord Jesus for calling you to follow him. Reflect upon the Spirit’s work in your life and rejoice in your Christian testimony. Tuesday, January 27 […]

Saturday Announcements: 1|24|2015

-There will be a lunch for Arsenal Tech students held in the Underground immediately following second service tomorrow. -Books and CDs are now BOTH on sale in the welcome center after each service!  Books are $20 and CDs are $10.  Credit or debit only, please! -Don’t forget to sign your middle or elementary aged student […]

High School Progressive Dinner

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On January 9, 2015, Redeemer’s High Schoolers got together for a fun progressive dinner!  They got together in Fountain Square (thanks to all our hosts & hostesses!).  The event had a Shakespearean theme, so everyone dressed as a Shakespeare character (hey – it was educational AND fun!) and the group exchanged white elephant gifts.  They had […]

Liturgical Arts Coffee Table Book

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This is our first year publishing a coffee table book and, it being such a new thing to us, some of you may be wondering what’s inside!  The pages of this book chronicle our spiritual journey of 2014 through art installations, bulletin cover art, and sermon series summaries.  We’ll be publishing one every year so […]

“Why The Arts?”: John Beeler

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As we start selling our 2014 Worship CD and Liturgical Arts Book, it’s a great time to take a minute to talk about Redeemer’s focus on the arts.  Just step into the sanctuary to see the art installations there that display our visually expressive nature, walk down the halls to see that we are people who value supporting artists […]

Worship Guide: January 19 – January 24, 2015

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Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, January 19 Scripture: Matthew 4:12-17 and […]

Saturday Announcements: 1|17|15

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There will be a hospitality luncheon tomorrow immediately following second service in the Underground. All are welcome! There is also an artist talk by Justin Vining in the Harrison Center Main Gallery immediately following second service. If you’d like to catch the talk and the lunch, fear not! Go to the talk first, then head […]

“Why The Arts?”: Pastor Jason Dorsey

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As we are selling our 2014 Worship CD and Liturgical Arts Book, it’s a great time to take a minute to talk about Redeemer’s focus on the arts.  Just step into the sanctuary to see the art installations there that display our visually expressive nature, walk down the halls to see that we are people who value supporting artists […]

Help us Continue to Serve Coffee

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We have been struggling to serve coffee and donuts after 2nd Service. We want to be able to offer this sort of hospitality and a “3rd place” for people to gather and get to know one another but we have been unable to find consistent volunteers to help make coffee, set up and tear down […]

Around Redeemer: Beth & Bruce Coffman’s Nicaragua Missions Trip

Beth and Bruce Coffman, if you don’t already know them, are members of Redeemer’s congregation with a strong heart for and calling to Nicaragua.  They have two trips planned for this year: one in January and one in July. Beth describes the itinerary for their winter trip: We will be flying out January 30th from Indianapolis and […]

Peacemaker’s Seminar

Redeemer is hosting a Peacemaking Seminar this coming Saturday. Peacemakers includes very important ministry training (more below) that strikes at the core of what Redeemer is about. We would love for our whole congregation to come to this seminar and training. Please make time in your weekend to come and learn how we can bring […]

“Why The Arts?”: Nathan Partain

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As we are selling our 2014 Worship CD and Liturgical Arts Book, it’s a great time to take a minute to talk about Redeemer’s focus on the arts.  Just step into the sanctuary to see the art installations there that display our visually expressive nature, walk down the halls to see that we are people who value supporting artists […]

Middle School Ski Trip – RSVP today!

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Middle Schoolers are invited to head to Perfect North Slopes (Lawrenceburg, IN) for a day of skiing, January 19th 8:00am – 5:00pm. The cost is $60. We will meet at Redeemer at 8 am and be back by 5 pm. Please RSVP to Caroline (caroline@redeemindy.org) by the end of the day TODAY to reserve your spot! […]

Volunteer Tuesday: Children’s Ministry

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Redeemer Kids has a big need for volunteers!  If you’re interested in any of the below opportunities, please contact Donna Harris (donna@redeemindy.org). CHILDREN’S WORSHIP: Children’s Worship is a time designed to teach children to worship God through Biblical storytelling. The flow of Children’s Worship is modeled after the order of corporate worship. Children are greeted as they […]

Coming Soon: 2014 Worship CD & Coffee Table Book!

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Starting this coming Sunday (January 18th) Redeemer will have two exciting pieces of art for sale: the 2014 worship CD and the 2014 Liturgical Arts Coffee Table Book.  The book is a new tradition for us and will chronicle the art installations, bulletin covers, and sermon series for the year.  To help you get excited […]

Worship Guide: January 12 – 17, 2015

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Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, January 12 Scripture: Matthew 4:12-17 and […]

Spotlight on new members: Taylor & Kathryn

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Meet Taylor Brennan and Kathryn Leimgruber: Redeemer’s newest members and soon-to-be-newlyweds. Taylor moved to the north side of Indianapolis after graduating from college in 2011. He moved downtown Indianapolis in the fall of that same year.  Shortly after becoming a downtown-er, Taylor came with his roommate Jamison to Redeemer. Kathryn moved to Indianapolis just over two […]

Spring CT&T Classes

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Christian Teaching & Training (CT&T) is Redeemer’s means of connecting you to Jesus through Scriptural discipleship. Each of our Sunday classes has a gospel focus that is designed to touch your heart and life. CT&T classes meet weekly between services, from 10:00-10:50 a.m. If you don’t know which class is right for you, just ask us! E-mail Kate […]

Faith of a Mustard Seed Youth Basketball Camp

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Beginning in February, Redeemer is hosting F.O.M. (Faith of a Mustand Seed) Youth Basketball and Mentoring Camp.  This camp is for elementary and middle school aged kids (girls and boys) and will meet on Sunday afternoons for 8 weeks.  The camp will develop their basketball skills, character, and faith in God.  High school basketball players […]

Volunteer Tuesday: New Star Community

New Star Community is a partnership between Redeemer and 16 Park Apartments.  You might have seen their partnership highlight on our blog a few weeks ago.  New Star is run by two very energetic 20-somethings who started with well, not much more than a vision to build relationships between Redeemer and their neighbors.  Currently their […]

Worship Guide: January 5 – 10, 2015

Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, January 5th Scripture: Genesis 3:1-19 Song: […]

Partner Spotlight: Mother’s Club

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Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of our stretch goal to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  Today we’re highlighting Mother’s Club, a women’s ministry based out of […]

Worship Guide: Dec 29 – Jan 3, 2015

Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, December 29 Scripture: Matthew 3:1-3 Song: […]

Partner Spotlight: New Star

Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of our stretch goal to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  Today we’re highlighting New Star, a tutoring ministry run by Will […]

Merry Christmas from Redeemer Presbyterian!

From the worship team, the artists, the staff, the volunteers – we’re all wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  Whether you’re gathered around a tree with family and friends, or maybe at work today, we hope it’s a day full of love and joy for the celebration of the birth of our savior.  Wherever […]

Spotlight: Hui Lin Dugan, Advent Jar

For a few weeks now we have made a processional part of our Sunday morning service.  You have seen members of the congregation bring jars filled with mysterious objects to the front of the sanctuary and place them high above your heads on top of the door frames.  You may be wondering: what’s inside??  Here […]

Worship Guide: Dec 22 – 27, 2014

Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, December 22 Scripture: Luke 2:22-35 Song: […]

Redeemer Partner Highlight: LYN House

Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of our stretch goal to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  LYN House is one of Redeemer’s partner ministries.  Here’s how they […]

Friday Spotlight: Laura Ferguson

Meet Laura Ferguson, the counseling center’s newest counselor!  She and her husband, Jason, have been attending Redeemer since 2010.  Also in their family are two boys and a dog! Laura earned her master’s degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  In just a few months, she will have finished the hours she needs to be fully […]

Redeemer Partner Highlight: Arsenal Tech Young Life

Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of any surplus to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  Herron Young Life is one of Redeemer’s partner ministries.  Here’s how they […]

Spring 2015 CT&T Classes

Christian Teaching & Training (CT&T) is Redeemer’s means of connecting you to Jesus through Scriptural discipleship. Each of our Sunday classes has a gospel focus that is designed to touch your heart and life. CT&T classes meet weekly between services, from 10:00-10:50 a.m. If you don’t know which class is right for you, just ask us! E-mail Kate […]

Volunteer Tuesday: New Star

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities around Redeemer, both inside the church itself and with its surrounding partner ministries.  New Star, one of our new partners (started and run by Caroline Tait and Will Lutz), has a lot of different ways for you to get involved. 1. Volunteer as a Tutor New Star currently […]

Worship Guide: Week of Dec 15

Our household worship over the next 8 weeks will be focused on God’s fulfillment of His promise to send a Savior into the world. We will be looking at how Matthew’s good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah fulfills the prophesies and promises of the Old Testament Scriptures. Monday, December 15 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-6 Song: […]

Redeemer Partner Highlight: Project Love

Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of our stretch goal to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  Project Love, a food pantry run by Horizon Christian Fellowship, is […]

Redeemer Partner Highlight: Herron HS Young Life

Each year Redeemer designates money that we receive above the budgeted income to organizations outside the church. This year, we will be giving the first $50,000 of any surplus to our partner ministries to encourage them in the work of mercy and justice.  Herron Young Life is one of Redeemer’s partner ministries.  Here’s how they […]

“Moving Parts, Anticipation of Advent”

12/24/77 — A city sanctuary with blood-red carpet, dark-wood pews, stenciled walls, Tiffany windows, pensive pipe organ in the balcony behind, little girl full of Christmas Eve dinner and the excitement of the oddity of being in her church at night.  As if this weren’t bliss enough, the music changes, and a woman the little […]

Global Artist Exchange – Shannon Hinkle in Perth

Join the Global Missions Team (GMT) and Harrison Center for the Arts (HCA) for the 3rd Global Artist Exchange (GAE). Redeemer intentionally creates two-way connections between the church and the rest of the world. The GAE is a beautiful intersection between this bidirectional street and the connection between art and the church. We believe global […]