Subject: East Side Update

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East Side Update
16 April 2012

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Laila Biali
PM Music Director

Originally from Vancouver, Laila left home to pursue jazz studies at Humber College in Toronto. While a student, she performed at festivals around the world and gave her Carnegie Hall debut. In 2005, she was named Composer and Pianist of the Year at the National Jazz Awards. Following touring engagements with Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega in 2007 and 2008, Laila moved to New York. Shortly thereafter she was invited to sing backup for Sting's If On a Winter's Night DVD and tour. She and her husband are living happily ever after in Brooklyn with their son Joshua.

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Dear ,

Easter was in many ways a great day of celebration for our congregation. Our three East Side services were attended by over 5,000 people. We had a Children's Easter program that was enjoyed by more than 260 children. The high energy children's worship time included a very clear, creative and age-appropriate presentation of the gospel. We were so encouraged that many children indicated they trusted in Christ.  

Many thanks to all of you who brought others to worship with you. While we strive to make our worship services refreshing and challenging to those who are Christians, we do so with the unbeliever in mind as well. We want to make everything comprehensible to those outside the faith. Bringing others with you is a great way to introduce them to the claims of Christ. Let's make it a habit not simply to attend worship, but to bring others with us on Sundays. 

Thank you and have a great week!


Rev. Leo Schuster

Mon, April 16 | Vacation Bible School Registration Opens
9:30AM (July 9-13) | W83 Ministry Center at 150 W 83rd St
VBS will be held July 9-13 from 9:30AM-12:30PM at the W83 Ministry Center. Children turning 4 years old by July 1 through 5th grade are welcome. Registration opens at noon on 4/16. Cost is $50 per child.

Sun, April 22 | 1st Grade Pizza Party
12:00PM | Hunter College West Building Room 215

The Children's Ministry would like to invite families of 1st graders to celebrate with friends, teachers and Spring Rawlings, our new Children's Ministry Director. Cost is $10/family. Please RSVP to

Tue, April 24 | East Side Men Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM | Redeemer Offices at 1359 Broadway, 4th Fl.

Come meet other guys from your congregation and hear teaching from Pastor Leo Schuster. Click here to join the email list and here to RSVP for 4/24.

Mon/Tue | East Side Women

9:15AM | Upper East Side
Women of Redeemer's East Side are meeting in groups on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:15AM to 11:15AM for spiritual encouragement, prayer and study. Open to all women and childcare is available. For info contact Jen Bruni at


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