Irving, Texas

Frequently Asked Questions

At The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, we’re question-friendly. Answers to frequently-asked-questions are below.

What are your service times?

We celebrate Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Sunday services are at 8am (spoken) and 10:30am (with music). Wednesday at 6:30pm is Holy Eucharist (spoken) and Holy Unction (healing service). We also offer an occasional Saturday Worship service at 5:00pm (SW5) with contemporary guitar music held in the parish hall.
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What should I expect during worship?

We follow the liturgy as presented in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), the red book in the pew. We sing from the Hymnal (blue book) and Wonder, Love and Praise (paperback book). The bulletin will tell you where we are in each book. Go here to find out more.
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Do I need to dress up for Holy Eucharist?

No. You are welcome to “dress up” or “dress down.”
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What do Episcopalians believe?

Our basic and essential expression of belief is found in the ancient Nicene Creed, which we say each Sunday in worship:

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

For more information on what we believe, please visit our Beliefs page.
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How can I become a member of Redeemer?

Please visit our Become a Member page.
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Can my infant/child be baptized at Redeemer?

Baptisms are done on All Saints Day, The Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, the Easter Vigil or Easter Sunday, Pentecost and one designated Sunday in the summer. Under special circumstances, a baptism can be scheduled outside the stated Sundays with permission from the rector. For a child to be baptized the parents need to meet with the rector once by themselves and once with the godparents before the baptism can occur.
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Can we have our wedding at Redeemer?

To find out about having your wedding at Redeemer, please contact the rector through the church office. They will discuss the requirements for your circumstances and put you in touch with our wedding coordinator.
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I have been baptized, but never confirmed. Are there classes?

Yes, Inquirer classes are offered periodically. Find out more about confirmation.
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I have difficulty getting around. Is Redeemer ADA compliant?

Yes, the Redeemer campus, including the Sanctuary and parish hall, are ADA compliant.
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What activities are available for children and youth?

Kids in Christ’s Kingdom (KICK) is our energetic community of teenagers. Specific information about what’s currently happening is best found on our Youth Ministries page. We have Sunday School for children grades 1 – 5, and for our youth, grades 6 – 12.
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How can I get involved at Redeemer?

We offer spiritual development through Christian Education for all ages. There are various ways to serve at Redeemer and to serve alongside other members in the community. For more information, please contact us.
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How can I make a gift or a memorial contribution to Redeemer?

Gifts can be made either via cash or check by dropping them into the collection plate during the Offertory section of the service. You may contact the church office or our treasurer about our gifts policy and to answer any other questions you may have. Redeemer is not currently set up to accept online or credit card contributions.
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Are there other resources I should consider?

Absolutely! We have links to Episcopal partners, worship and study resources on our Links page.
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