Our Sunday schedule begins with an Education Hour at 8:30 am - which includes Sunday School for preschool through high school and an Adult Bible Study. The morning continues with Worship & Holy Communion at 9:30 am.
Our services typically last about an hour-ish and include singing and praise, Scripture readings, the Lord's Supper, prayer, and a message of about 20 minutes reflecting on an aspect of our Scripture readings and sharing how they relate to our daily life.
We believe gathering together for worship is a key component to our life with Jesus. As fellow members of God's family we celebrate our opportunities to rejoice together, pray together, eat together, and receive God's gifts together. Our Redeemer Lutheran church is a 'come as you are' sort of place where all families are welcomed! All of our services are comfortable, kid-friendly times for families to come together and enjoy one another's presence as they gather to celebrate Jesus. The Family of Our Redeemer is like any family. We are a diverse family which values many ways to worship our Savior and God.
Our Redeemer worships in a variety of ways during the month:
Worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month is generally Non-traditional (Contemporary). What this means for us is that our worship, while still 'liturgical' in form, follows a different flow from traditional Lutheran Liturgy. These services make use of current worship music and utilize the wonderful talents of members of our church family playing guitar, piano, bass and other instruments.
Worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month generally follow a more traditional (liturgical) format that follows traditional elements of Lutheran Liturgy. These services make use of time honored and loved elements of the Divine Services, our Organ and a wide variety of hymns.
We also take time throughout the year to celebrate the various groups that make up our church family. Our School participates in worship often throughout the year in "Joyful Noise" services celebrating their special place in our family and allowing church and school families to come together to blend their praises to the Lord. We also take special opportunity to celebrate our kids, The LWML, Camp Lutherwood, and other groups that make up our church family.
The primary responsibility of the Altar Guild is preparing our Lord's Table for our worship gatherings. This is an awesome privilege and joy which, as we serve with others, deepens our faith. Guild members also care for the Altar furniture, hang banners and paraments, set up for baptisms, decorate for Christmas and Easter, and see that we always have coffee and cookies on Sunday mornings.
If you enjoy working behind the scenes and would like to find out more, please contact the church office.
There are a number of ways you can get involved with worship at Our Redeemer. We are always looking for people for the Choir, Acolytes, Readers, Altar Guild, Ushers, and Greeters. If you would like to get involved, contact the Church Office. Check out our current Worship Assistant Schedule to volunteer to serve.
Psalm 8:4 says: "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise."
This is what the Our Redeemer Choir is all about. We are not professional musicians or soloist by any means, but as a group we make a joyful noise unto the Lord and have a good time doing it. Anyone who loves to sing and make a joyful noise is welcome! We practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm during the school year and perform during the seasons of Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.