Lent Begins

Join us each Sunday as we journey through Lent and think about salvation and following Jesus.

Palm Sunday is March 20 – come and wave the palms as we celebrate the Messiahs entrance into Jerusalem.

Spend time during the week reading about Jesus last days before his crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday service imitates Jesus last supper and the institution of Holy Communion.

Good Friday walks through Jesus’ last hours – host church TBA

Sunrise service begins at 6:30 with members from Scioto Brass supplying the music. We begin inside in the dim light and finish outside as the sun rises.

There is a breakfast that follows the service.

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Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candlelight Service

Join us December 24 at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

The lovefeast is modeled after the early church’s agape meals.  The Moravian tradition is of sharing a small meal (juice and a bun) with singing, music and fellowship.  It signifies our union and equality along with being an expression of God’s grace and love

The lighting of candles is rich with symbolism and dates back to 1747.  The bees wax is a sign of purity, the light reminds us that the light is in the world.  There is a red taper at the bottom of the candle, it’s purpose is not solely to catch the wax but reminds us of the blood that Christ shed for us all

Upcoming Meetings

Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candlelighting Service

7:30 p.m. come and join us as we sing and read about the birth of our Savior

Redeemer Community Garden Registration!

Spring is in the air. On April 9th at 6:00pm here at Church of the Redeemer there will be a brief informational meeting about the community garden. Following the meeting you will have the opportunity to be the first to register for your plot. If this is the first time you will have a plot in the garden you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. If you are not able to make the meeting, don’t worry as you can still register for a garden plot on or after the 9th. Just send an email to redeemergarden@gmail.com stating your interest in getting a plot this year.

Christmas Events

December 24, 7:30 Christmas Eve Candlelight and Lovefeast worship service.




Correction: Mortgage Burning to be October 21st

The mortgage burning celebration has been moved to Sunday, October 21st which is our Anniversary Sunday. Join us that Sunday as we commemorate the founding of our faith community during our worship service with a Moravian Lovefeast*. Then stick around after the service for the mortgage burning and hot dog roast. See you then.

* A Moravian Lovefeast is a simple meal (usually a sweet roll or cookie of some sort and coffee or punch) typically consumed during the course of a worship service. We take time out of our service to eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company as both a real and symbolic representation of the value we place on our togetherness.

Mortgage Burning Party

After our church Service on Sunday, October 21th we will gather outside around a bonfire, and after partaking in a small ceremony together, will burn our mortgage. After many years of hard work and dedication this momentous occasion has finally arrived. We have paid off our mortgage. Following the mortgage burning we will roast hot dogs, toast marshmallows and enjoy each other’s companionship, sharing stories of the many years of ministry and fellowship that have taken place here over the years. So mark your calendars, bring your appetite and join in the celebration!

Rally Day! Sunday, Sept. 16th

Join us on Sunday, September 16 for Rally Day. During the service we will commission and show support for our Sunday School leaders as they embark on a new year of teaching. Then stick around after church for our waffle picnic. Waffles with all the fixin’s will be served and, weather permitting, be eaten outside. It will be a great time to make new friends and catch up with old ones.  Join in the fun!

Vacation Bible School: Splash in God’s World

Dear Parents,

Vacation Bible School at Church of the Redeemer is now taking registration for VBS 2012. This is a chance for children to have a positive social experience and learn about the teachings of Jesus in the house of God.

Children from ages 2 years through fifth grade attend the program for the week of June 25-29, 2012. Hours are from 9:30 to 12:30.

The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and encourages communication, exploration, reading, pre-writing, math, science, social studies, and social skills. A typical day will consist of play through reading, writing, math, science, music, and art Teachers are members of Church of the Redeemer and teen helpers will assist with each group of children.

The theme Splash in God’s World will be explored. Children will learn and hear stories about Noah, Jonah, Walking on Water, The Lady at the Well, and Lydia. With a water theme this is sure to be some wet fun! The week will wrap up with a show on Friday at noon and a sweet reception following.

All family members are invited to this show.

To register, please submit this online form or download this document.


Rebecca Shorter, Beth Lute, Jill Kopp, Christel Claunch, and Pastor Claire Yoder

Welcome Reverend Jay Petrella

Our Joint Board is excited and pleased to announce that Reverend Jay Petrella has accepted the call to become our pastor here at The Church of the Redeemer Moravian Church. We are grateful for your prayers and for God’s gracious leading of the Eastern District Board, our congregation’s Joint Board, and Jay during this Spirit-guided call process. Jay and his wife Erin are planning to move into our parsonage in mid-June, and they are looking forward to meeting and getting to know you.

Jay grew up in New Philadelphia, Ohio where he was a member of the Schoenbrunn Moravian Church. He graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary in the Spring 2008 and is currently serving as pastor of the Bruderheim Moravian Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Before going to college, Jay made his living as an electrician, experience he also shared in serving Moravian missions in Central America. He enjoys gardening, particularly growing food crops, and is also learning to sew. And he sings tenor in the choir!! Erin is also musically gifted and enjoys playing & teaching piano.

Please pray for this young couple as they wrap up their work at Bruderheim and make the big cross-country move. Pray for our brothers and sisters at the Bruderheim congregation as they now enter the call process. And get ready to give Jay and Erin our warm welcome to Central Ohio and our loving support in the years to come!

On behalf of the Joint Board,

Phil Garrett, President, Board of Trustees

Ron Albaugh, Vice President, Board of Elders