All Are Welcome
Faithfully Rooted in the Word,
Joyfully Reverent in Worship,
Gratefully Present in the World.
Letter of Welcome
Welcome to the new website for Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. We are a community of faith which has been serving Christ in mission in the city of St. Paul for over 125 years. Founded in 1890, we have been located on the corner of Dale Street and Carroll Avenue in the historic Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul (also known as Summit-University) since 1911.
We are a congregation of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and so are a Word and Sacrament ministry - where both the preached Word of God in scripture and the celebration of the sacraments of baptism and holy communion are equally emphasized. In our worship and community life we invite women and men, seniors, young adults and children to be leaders and to grow in faith.
We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations, and have been a Reconciling in Christ congregation since 2001. We are a congregation which offers the rite of marriage to all couples, regardless of gender, who seek a place of worship as the setting for their wedding vows.
Worship is at the heart of all that we do, when we gather as a community of faith on Sunday mornings, and are sent out into the world to do justice and love our neighbor, following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.
We invite the whole community to share our facility, and welcome the families of Project Home, neighborhood support groups, Girl Scouts, children, youth and seniors groups, immigrant congregations and community organizations to gather and meet at Redeemer to do their work.
But most of all, we welcome you to visit us, and explore our community of faith. If you are looking for a church home, a place where your faith will be challenged and nurtured, we invite you to come worship with us on Sunday mornings. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed!
Peace in Christ.
Pastor James Erlandson
We are open by appointment. Please contact the church office by email to set up an appointment
Want to reserve a space at Redeemer? Click HERE to fill out a room request form.
ASH WEDNESDAY, February 14, 7:00 pm
Our 40-day journey in Lent begins with worship on Ash Wednesday, a traditional day of confession of sins in the Church, when the faithful receive ashes for repentance on our foreheads. For many this is also a traditional day of fasting. In Psalm 51 we pray for God to have mercy and create clean hearts in us. We hear Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount commending almsgiving, prayer and fasting - spiritual disciplines not for show, but to help us grow and act in faith.
Wednesday Evening Prayer for Lent
Singing the Evening Prayer service from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship, we will explore various kinds of lament in scripture and the psalms, in song and prayer. Many faithful people struggle with grief, sorrow and questions for God, and lament psalms give us words to speak our words with honesty and humility.
· February 21 “What Is Lament?” at 7:00 pm
Scripture: Lamentations 3:19-26
Hymn #325 I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
· February 28 Two “Little” Laments at 7:00 pm
Scripture: Psalm 42
Hymn #331 As the Deer Runs to the River
· March 6 “Laments from the Depths” at 7:00 pm
Scripture: Psalm 88
ELW #703 O God, Why Are You Silent?
· March 13 “Individual Lament - How Long, O Lord?” at 7:00 pm
Scripture: Psalm 13
Hymn #770 Give Me Jesus
· March 20 “Communal Lament” at 7:00 pm
Scripture: Psalm 44:1-10, 13, 17-26
ELW #701 Once We Sang and Danced
HOLY WEEK 2024
* March 24, Palm/Passion Sunday 10:00am
* March 28 Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm
* March 29 Good Friday, 7:00 pm
* March 30 Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, 7:00 pm
Holy Eucharist each Sunday
at 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship follows worship
at 11:15 a.m.
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