Subject: West Side Update - March 25

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Redeemer WestSide
WestSide Update
March 25, 2013

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Len Cicio
Artist, Entrepreneur

Len Cicio is a fine artist living in Inwood, Manhattan. He spent over 25 years exploring other industries before finally coming back to his true passion—fine art. Len's main objective is to display the beauty of the risen Christ and the color of love though the landscapes and nature of Inwood.

Len's been involved at Redeemer for many years. He's been particularly influenced by the Center for Faith & Work's Entrepreneurship Initiative, which has given him the skills to become an entrepreneur through launching a website and marketing his work. He is grateful for the community of Ei in helping him understand the bigger picture of motivating and drawing people to God. Len now has his permit to sell his artwork on the streets of NYC and has an exhibition at the Hudson Park Library this fall. 

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Hello ,

The journey that began on Ash Wednesday has taken us to Jerusalem. We have followed Jesus on his road during Lent, and yesterday (Palm Sunday) heard the cries of the crowd, “Blessed is the King who comes” (Luke 19). In the midst of the frenzy that followed his entrance we see Jesus weeping (Luke 19:41), angry (Luke 19:45), prophesying (Luke 21:6) and praying (Luke 22:41). Prophet, Priest and King. As we approach the solemnity of Good Friday, perhaps the best thing we can do is heed Jesus’ own words that he uttered to three close friends in Gethsemane— “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” (Matthew 26:38). Sit with Jesus this week. Read the gospel accounts of the days leading up to his crucifixion. Experience his sorrow. The sorrow caused by our sin. George Herbert, reflecting on Christ’s sorrow, penned these words in his poem “The Sacrifice”,

All my disciples fly; fear puts a bar
Betwixt my friends and me. They leave the star,
That brought the wise men of the east from far.
Was ever grief like mine?

As we are confronted with Christ’s sorrow and our betrayal, may each of us hear anew the dying words of Jesus:

“Father, forgive them…” – Luke 23:34

In Christ,

Rev. David Bisgrove

Five WS Easter Services
Sunday, March 31 at 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Please consider coming along at 8:30AM or in the evening to help accommodate guests. Click here for full Easter week schedule including prayer, Theology on Tap and the Maundy Thursday Worship Service and Dinner this Thursday, March 28.

Easter Is Here
If you'd like to invite a friend, neighbor or work colleague to an Easter Service, the invitation is available at this url

Special Easter Programs for Children on Easter Day
Click here for details.

Volunteer with the Children’s Ministry
Consider being part of a Children’s Ministry volunteer team and read stories, help with a craft, lead a song or assist the lead teacher. Email Amy for more info.

This Easter, Remember the Poor
On Easter Sunday there will be a special offering at all West Side services. 100% of this offering will go toward the work of Hope for New York affiliates that serve the poor and marginalized in NYC. Please prayerfully consider giving at an Easter service or online.

Easter Egg Hunt in the South Bronx
Saturday, March 30 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Join World Vision for their Easter outreach in the South Bronx with over 8,000 Easter eggs, entertainment, games, food and a Gospel presentation. Volunteers needed for set-up, games, clean-up, prayer ministry, and all sorts of Easter fun! Click here for info.

Faith & Work Night at W83
TODAY: Monday, March 25 at 7:00PM

Several of our vocation groups gather monthly to re-envision work in light of the gospel. The evening starts with food and fellowship, and continues with vocational and cross-vocational breakouts. Find your group and RSVP.

How People Change
Nine Thursdays starting April 4 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM

This class challenges and equips participants to live out the Gospel in their everyday lives. For more info and to register click here or email Karen with questions.

Friendship (for Women) at W83
Tuesday, April 9 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM

Come along to this discussion on how the gospel can transform our friendships as women. Hosted by West Side Women. Questions? Contact Karen or click here for info.

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