Subject: East Side Update

Redeemer East Side Newsletter
Redeemer EastSide
East Side Update
26 March 2012

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Dear ,

Thank you for your interest in Redeemer's East Side congregation. I'm excited to introduce here the first edition of East Side Update, a weekly distribution designed to help foster greater community among us. Both effective communication and ease of connectivity are essential to building strong community. I hope these weekly emails will help you feel better informed about the life and ministry of our congregation and make it easier for you to connect with others as we worship and serve the Lord together.

Warmly in Christ,

Rev. Leo Schuster
For Christ, your loving Savior, hath
Drunk up the wine of God’s fierce wrath
What bitter cups had been your due
Had he not drank them up for you.

— Robert Herrick

Edward Sirya
Director of Ministry

Each week, this section
will spotlight a member
of Redeemer East Side.

Ed grew up in Rhode Island but has always been a New Yorker at heart. He found his calling to ministry while working in biotechnology and graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2009. Since starting at Redeemer, Ed has been able to combine his love for ministry and the city. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the city with his wife, Rosalynn, finding new places to eat, reading about technology and cycling with his brother.

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Tue, March 27 | M3: East Side Men
7:00 PM | Redeemer office, 1359 Broadway
This is a monthly gathering of East Side men. Come meet other guys from your congregation and hear teaching from Lead Pastor Leo Schuster. 
Email  Click here to register.

Wed, March 28 | Race & The Christian
John Piper & Tim Keller

7:00 PM | Society of Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St
Piper and Keller will proclaim the definitive source of hope, teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ ought to undermine the sins, individual and corporate, that feed racial strife. Will stream live on

Sun, April 1 | Citilights After Service Meals
10:30AM & 6:00PM
Join small groups of people from Redeemer's 20s and 30s ministry after the services for a meal at a local restaurant.  Look for the citilights sign as you exit the sanctuary. Contact for more information.

Fri, April 6 | Good Friday Services
5:30PM & 7:00PM | All Souls Unitarian Church, Lex & 80th St
Childcare is provided through age four.  To inquire please email with service preference and age of child(ren).

Sat, April 7 | Easter Egg Hunt Outreach in the Bronx
Volunteers are needed to help with concessions, games, face-painting, clean up and all sorts of Easter fun at huge community outreach to kids and families in the Bronx.  Click here to register for 9AM-1PM shift; click here to register for 1PM-4PM shift.

Sun, April 8 | Easter Sunday Services
9:45AM, 11:30AM & 6:00PM | Hunter College Auditorium, 69th & Park 

Sun, April 8 | Volunteer as an Easter Sacrificial Offering Usher
Hope for New York needs volunteers to collect and count its Easter Sacrificial Offering at all services on the East Side on Easter Sunday: 9:45AM, 11:30AM & 6:00PM. Click here to register as a volunteer.  

Sun, April 8 | Children's Easter Program (K-5th grade)  
Special large group celebration at the 9:45 and 11:30 Easter services. Children will be dismissed from the main service to the west building room 208 at Hunter College.  To volunteer for this event please email

A short video of Tim Keller from 

True & Better from Peter Artemenko on Vimeo.

East Side Congregation | Redeemer Presbyterian Church | 1359 Broadway 4th Floor | New York, NY 10018