COVID-19

UPDATE

Everything you need to know about redeemers response to COVID-19 as well as useful resources for you and your families during this time of uncertainty

Redeemers Response

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (Corona) Virus, and in communication with the Mar Thoma Diocese of North America and Europe, Redeemer MTC has decided to make the following changes to our normal operations, effective immediately:

Sunday School & Sunday Morning Studies (SMS)

The Children’s Ministry is currently conducting both the assembly and classes virtually. Parents can refer to the Children's Ministry page or connect to the Church Center App - Children's Ministry group for more details. Sunday Morning Studies (SMS) will be cancelled till further notice.

Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies, Fellowship Gatherings

All in-person Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies, Fellowship Gatherings, including the weekly Lenten Prayers are canceled. Instead, all such meetings will now take place either online or over a conference call. The respective secretary of the ministries will send specific notice and details accordingly.  

Church Service

We will continue to have ACTS Worship LIVE STREAMED (Divine Service) on Sundays at 11:45 AM. We will NOT be meeting in person, Instead, you can access the church live stream button. 

Church Livestream

Online Giving

The Missions Team is organizing the delivery of groceries to our elders and to Star of Hope Ministries in Paterson, NJ among other outreach activities. You can help by donating with a memo of

COVID-19

We encourage ALL to submit offertory and financial church contributions through the online payment system.  Please give with the appropriate memo of Birthday, Wedding, Monthly, Service Offering, etc.

Although, we will not be having regular Holy Communion worship service on Sundays if any would like to receive the Holy Communion please contact Jaisen Achen or a member of the

Ministry Team and it can be arranged privately.

The Prayer Ministry Team will be coordinating prayers during the coming weeks. As always, in special and emergency situations you may contact Jaisen Achen for prayer support and spiritual guidance.  

Additionally, please refer to this resource page for any questions you may have about

COVID-19 or how to protect yourself and your family. If anyone is in need of any help or prayers, please reach out to the Prayer Ministry Team and we will arrange something for you.

COVID-19 DONATIONS

Suggested Organizations and Local Pantries

Ridgecrest Senior Housing

Home to 153 low income senior and disabled residents.

Financial donations are needed to offset the cost of our emergency pantry supplies

Click link to donate via PayPal

Paramus Community Pantry

Call the Pantry: 201-265-2100 Ext.6102

Email:  pantry@paramusborough.org to arrange a drop-off time.

Click link to donate online

Fair Lawn Pantry

Accepting non-perishable food items/ grocery gift cards

at basement of Borough Hall: 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave

Click link to learn more on the Fair Lawn Borough website.

Hillsdale Pantry (Helping Hand)

The pantry is open and accepting donations.  There are two ways to donate.  Donate items or donate monetarily.

Click link to learn more on their website

CONCERN Worldwide

Also taking active steps related to the COVID-19 pandemic,

Click link support Redeemer’s team efforts here.

Feed My Starving Children

Kindly consider making a donation

Click link to make a donation.

Talk, Pray, & Study the Word

CALL your seniors! Identify if there is a need for groceries or other critical items

When there is an opportunity to pray and gather virtually, TAKE IT!

Redeemer is hosting weekly LENT and Conference Call prayers. If you would like to participate please click the link to see how to join our prayer ministry

  DIOCESE Response 

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 Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos 

A letter from our Diocesan Bishop regarding the COVID-19 virus and the church's prayers and response to this difficult time. 

COVID-19 Resource

Critical information from trusted webpages along with useful tips for the coming months. WASH THOSE HANDS!

Useful Resources

(links below)

Things You Can Do

  • Wash your hands. (Wash them for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Wash them especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after touching your face, and after you cough/sneeze.)

  • Use hand sanitizer if you can't wash your hands.

  • Avoid touching your face, especially nose, mouth, and eyes. (Yes, it's harder than you think.)

  • Avoid sick people. (If you're around someone who may be sick, stay 3-6 feet away from them.)

  • Stay home if you are sick. (This is to help protect those that are vulnerable to complications.)

  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue. Dispose of the tissue, then wash your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and areas, especially high touch areas like doorknobs.

  • Call your provider before coming in when sick. (This allows them to plan and help keep you away from others to minimize risk of it spreading.)

  • Don't go to the hospital or urgent care unless the severity level of illness would bring you there normally.

  • You only need a face mask if you are sick or if you are caring for a sick person.

  • Get a flu shot. (No, this will not give you immunity to COVID-19, but it will help you avoid or get a weaker case of the flu, which leaves your immune system better off for fighting COVID-19.)

  • Listen to instructions given by university, government, and emergency management officials.

  • Buy supplies as needed, including prescription and over the counter medications, food, and water.