Handel’s (Essential) Messiah

In October of 2016 Redeemer Lutheran Church hosted Columbus State University’s Baroque Consortium for a performance of the essential selections from Handel’s Messiah.  Directed by Dr. Kristen Hansen, Redeemer’s Director of Music, we are glad to share these four movements that are related to Lent and Easter.  You can listen to the entire performance by clicking here.

23 Quartet: All We Like Sheep

39 Chorus: Hallelujah

40 Aria: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

47 Chorus: Worthy Is The Lamb

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Week Take 2

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Greetings From Across the World

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is honored to support the work of our Synod as it seeks to serve the church throughout the world.  One way we participate in doing this is by supporting the clergymen and their families who have been called to serve others outside our country.  Join us this Sunday, April 2nd, at 9:00 AM as we have a live video chat with Pastor Chuck Ferry and his family.  If you would like to learn more about the Ferry family visit lcms.org/ferry.


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People of the Passion


Jesus’s suffering and death was not for His own sake, but for the sake of people.  Christ’s passion which we commemorate each year during Lent is about God’s love for all people.  People were there; people took part; and people stood by and watched.  What do we know about these people?  This year our Lenten meditations will include a key person or people and their roles in Jesus’ death and resurrection—from Judas to Pontius Pilate to the women who first saw our resurrected Lord.  Most importantly we will learn through their lives how Christ’s passion is for us too.  Please join us beginning on Ash Wednesday March 1st at 6:30 PM.

  • March 1st Ash Wednesday – Judas, the Opportunist
  • March 8th Lent 1 Midweek – Caiaphas, the Schemer
  • March 15th Lent 2 Midweek – Nicodemus, the Silent Believer
  • March 22nd Lent 3 Midweek – Peter, the Born Leader
  • March 29th Lent 4 Midweek – Pontius Pilate, the Thinker
  • April 5th Lent 5 Midweek – One of the Mob, the Follower
  • April 13th Maundy Thursday – The Apostles, the Servant Leaders
  • April 14th Good Friday – The Centurion, the Astonished
  • April 16th Easter Day – The Women, the Witnesses
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Emergency Baptism

Per the desire of our Adult Bible Study class we have made a liturgy for Emergency Baptism readily available via this blog post.  Bookmark this page in your browser or on your device’s homescreen for quick access.

In urgent situations, in the absence of the pastor, any Christian may administer Holy Baptism. If time permits this liturgy should be followed, but if not, then the application of water with the words of Christ, “In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” is sufficient for a valid Christian Baptism.

Holy Baptism

In Cases of Emergency

Jesus said, “Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them. (Mar. 10:15-16)

Let us pray. Eternal God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, give name(s) your grace though rebirth by the Holy Spirit. Receive him/her/them according to your promise:   “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you,” that through this heavenly washing he/she/they may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness of his/her/their sins and come to the eternal kingdom which you have prepared for him/her/them; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Mat. 7:7)

Lord’s Prayer

Apostle’s Creed

Take water, call the recipient by name, and pour or sprinkle the water on the head of the candidate while saying:

Name, I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (Mat. 28:19)

Let us pray. Almighty and merciful God and Father, we thank and praise you that you graciously preserve and enlarge your family and have granted name(s) the new birth in Holy Baptism and made him/her/them a member/members of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and an heir/heirs of your heavenly kingdom. We humbly implore you that, as he/she/they has/have become your child/children, you keep him/her/them in his/her/their baptismal grace, that according to your good pleasure he/she/they may faithfully remain in your kingdom to the praise and honor of your holy name and finally, with all your saints, obtain the promised inheritance in heaven; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

May the love of God, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen.

The pastor should be notified as soon as possible after the Baptism has been administered. 

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The Essential Messiah

saint-ceciliaOn October 28th, The Baroque Consortium performed The Essential Messiah, 16 movements from Handel’s Messiah.  The 12 movements related to Advent and Christmas have been uploaded to YouTube for anyone to enjoy.  This performance is part of the Saint Cecelia series directed by Columbus State University Professor and Redeemer’s Director of Music Dr. Kristen Hansen.

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Christmas Services

Come and celebrate our Lord’s birth with us!

The Family Service is for all ages, but is especially interactive for young children.

Our Candlelight Service is an evening of lessons and carols with a sermon and Holy Communion.  Come early for the beautiful prelude music.

Many families come to both services as they are different and have many favorite traditional Christmas hymns.


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