Celebrating 125 Years of Ministry

 

    We celebrated 125 years of ministry in 2015!  During the course of the year we looked back to our beginnings as a congregation, starting with a small group of German Lutherans who met in a church in St. Paul and made plans to create a Lutheran congregation which would worship, preach, and teach in English!  This was pretty revolutionary for immigrant Lutheran congregations in the late 19th century – as most Swedish congregations worshiped in Swedish, Norwegians in Norwegian, etc.  But from the beginning, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer has always intended to worship and share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the language of the people in the community of St. Paul (not just Germans, and not just Lutherans).

 

    So throughout the year in 2015 we took a look back in time as we worshiped and celebrated the church year (as always) – with an eye toward our ministry to the community around us.  Below you can read articles by Diana Rankin about  different decades in our history.  

 

     Each month in 2015 we emphasized different benchmarks in our history – such as the groundbreaking for our present church building in April, 1910, the dedication of the Learning Center in May, 1975, and our first worship service as a congregation on Reformation Sunday in 1890.

 

Serving Christ since 1890

Pastor Jim Erlandson

 

 

Marking Time at Redeemer

 

In honor of our 125th Anniversary, one of our congregation members, Diana R., has written articles on each 5 or 10 year block of Redeemer's history. Click the links below to learn more about our history.

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER: THE FIRST DECADE (1890-1899)

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER: THE SECOND DECADE (1900-1909)

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER: THE THIRD DECADE (1910-1919)

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER – 1920-1925

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER – 1926-1930

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER – 1931-1935

 

MARKING TIME AT REDEEMER – 1936-1940