sunday gatherings

"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the LORD!'"   

Psalm 122:1

We understand it can be a little unnerving to visit a church. 

Let us ease your nerves

We have a wide range of people attending each Sunday. Some are investigating the claims of Jesus, others are new Christians, and still others have been following Jesus for many years. No matter where you are in life, all are welcome. It would be our privilege to have you join us at a service at Redeemer on Sunday morning.

Our service begins at 10:00 am. One of the pastors makes a few announcements related to events or classes in the church. Then we observe a brief moment of silence to quiet our minds and acknowledge the fact that we are in the presence of God for the purpose of worshiping him.

What to expect in a worship service

Reading Scripture

Believing that the Bible is truly God’s Word, we read it together as a church and consider its implications for us. We read the Bible to call us to worship, to direct us to confess sin, to hear the assurance of pardon through the work of Christ, to study a passage in detail during the sermon, and then as a final word of benediction.

Singing

Through our music we aim to do two things: worship God and lead people to do the same. We play and sing music that is true, good, and aesthetically beautiful with the goal of teaching the truth of Scripture and worship God. We sing modern worship songs and classic hymns, and are typically led with piano or acoustic guitar.

Praying

In the Bible prayer is done both alone and in community. As we gather we are praying together in the adoration of who God is and confessing sin in as we respond to what God requires. Each service one of the pastors prays for our church to faithfully reflect God’s design for us. At this time it’s also our joy to pray for other churches in greater Boston who are aiming to follow God’s Word.

Preaching

Each week a pastor delivers a sermon on a section of Scripture. We practice expository preaching, which means that the shape and emphasis of the sermon reflects the particular passage we are studying. The sermons range between 35–45 minutes and provide historical background, a central proposition, and practical application for Christians and non-Christians. Believing that all of Scripture points to Jesus, every sermon endeavors to show the worth and work of Christ by focusing on a particular facet of the gospel.  

But wait, there's more.

A couple other Sunday highlights

Sunday School, Equipping Classes, & Childcare

At 9am we currently offer 45-minute Sunday School classes for kids through junior high, and an Equipping Class for senior high students and adults . Childcare through age 4 is available during both Sunday School and the Worship Service.

Coffee & Fellowship

All are welcome to a time of fellowship, coffee, and light refreshments after the service  each Sunday. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another. We occasionally throughout the year have full potluck meals.

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