Redeemer Church’s Website: www.redeemerwaterford.com
On Sunday, May 3rd at 10:30 am we will resume our public gathering for worship. Please note that for the short-term, this will be our only weekly gathering time (no Bible Study at 9:00 am and no Evening Worship at 6:00 pm, and no Wednesday service).
We will also continue broadcasting a Sunday Morning Worship service at 10:00 am on WMUZ-AM 1200. Please note that this service will NOT be the same as the 10:30 am service.
The Men’s Bible Study will also resume on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 am in our Fellowship Hall.
Governor Whitmer’s restrictions on public gatherings DO NOT apply to churches. We have also consulted with our church’s attorney about the legality of meeting and he sees no legal issues. He does however encourage all of us to follow the CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing when we do meet. He also encourages anyone with any reservations about meeting together to please stay home.
We will practice these strict social distancing guidelines:
- The church will provide a face mask upon entering for anyone who desires one
- No handshaking
- No hugging
- No touching of any kind
- Spread out! Space six feet from others while seated (unless family)
- No passing an offering plate (a drop box will be provided for offerings)
- Those who have an illness of any kind, stay home
- Those who are susceptible to illness, stay home
- Those who are 65 or older encouraged to stay home
Our building has already been sanitized from top to bottom, and will be sanitized again after every gathering.
If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to me.
If you have reservations about joining in public worship, please stay home and listen online or on the radio.
I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:30 am!
Paul Edwards | Founding & Teaching Pastor
Redeemer Church of Waterford
Pastor Paul Edwards visits the grave of the Detroit Tigers’ great Norm Cash to talk about the brevity of life and the real question we ought to be asking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor Paul Edwards with a meditation from Psalm 27 and Isaiah 40.
The sermon which Pastor Paul refers to in this video is: “Some Reflections, Growing Out of the Recent Epidemic of Influenza that Afflicted Our City,” delivered in the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 3, 1918 by the Pastor, Rev. Francis J. Grimke.
The sermon is here: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.010002585873&view=1up&seq=2
From Samuel Shaw’s A Welcome to the Plague:
“I beseech you, Christian, be not content to say you have chosen God for your chief good, but pursue after him as such, without grudging, and without ceasing, longing to be as much one with him, in a participation of divine perfections, as our created natures are capable of. Maintain a holy and secret striving of soul towards this blessed object continually, as a thing moves towards its center, as a soul ought to endeavor to accomplish its own perfection; stand not gazing upon a heaven to come, but labor to draw down all that peace, joy, love, purity, which heaven is, into your own souls, by growing up into the life of God daily.”