Redeemer LSQ update

Redeemer Westside is in the process of starting a new site in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan. The site will be called Redeemer Lincoln Square (LSQ), and services are planned to begin on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Ethical Culture Society, CPW & 64th St. At our initial Prayer Night on October 20, over 100 people came to pray and learn more about this new church plant. Michael Keller, the designated pastor, spoke about how Redeemer Lincoln Square would seek to exhibit and continue the original vision of Redeemer — to love and serve the people of New York City and live out the good news of the gospel.

Michael also pointed out that because this new church will last for generations, being a part of its launch could be one of the most significant and important events in the lives of the Lincoln Square volunteers, congregants, and community.

Since the prayer night the RLSQ team has organized volunteers and those interested in serving into four teams — prayer, hospitality, events, and Sunday operations. They are currently meeting regularly and discussing the best ways to start this church, care for its people and serve the needs of New York City. Many of the discussions have been focused on the narrative of Redeemer Lincoln Square — how it will exhibit the DNA of Redeemer, but be unique in its community.

Other events that have already begun building community at RLSQ are football gatherings in the park, serving at Redeemer’s annual Birthday Party for Jesus, and enjoying each other’s company at an LSQ Christmas Party.

The next large gathering for those interested in Redeemer Lincoln Square will be Lincoln Square Night on January 19. It will be an evening of vision-casting and community-building as together we imagine what God can do in and through RedeemerLSQ to love and serve this part of the city. Please continue to pray for this event, consider serving and joining, and keep up to date with the launch of Redeemer Lincoln Square by joining our mailing list. Go to our website,, for more information.

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Articles in this Issue

The early Christian “social project”
Tim Keller
Tools for equipping caregivers
Judy Cha
An evening with Christian Wiman
Love your homeless neighbors through Don’t Walk By 2017
Cultivate awareness of Redeemer’s Short-Term Missions ministry
Christina Stanton
How to pray with Hope for New York in 2017
Discerning God’s calling: spiritual self-assessment