What’s worship like?
For the first 1500 hundred years of the Church’s life, Christians developed a very common pattern or form of worship arising from Scripture. Even today, most Christians around the world still use this historic or liturgical form of worship because it is anchored in God’s Word. This form of worship weaves together confession and absolution of sin, prayer, hymns, the reading and preaching of God’s Word, the confession of faith, the offering of our gifts, the Lord’s Supper and it concludes with God’s blessing of peace. As Lutheran Christians, we are part of this biblically grounded practice of worship where God comes to us in Christ to give us His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation. We may use technology and a variety of instruments and music, but the pattern of worship grounded on God’s Word remains the same. In this, we are actually counter-cultural and stand in stark contrast to those who would rather have worship look like a performance or turn the preacher into a motivational speaker. In worship at RLC, you will meet Christ who comes to offer you what you really need: His peace.
Do I have to dress in a certain way?
There is no specific dress code, but people come dressed in a way that is modest and honors God.
Is there a place for my children?
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” We value the presence of children in worship and in the life of our congregation because Jesus welcomed them. This is one of the reasons we baptize and teach children. as well as allow them to be with us in worship and in all the activities of our congregation. We encourage parents to help their children learn the practice of worship and if necessary, you may need to bring them a snack or activity during the sermon. Sometimes children do make noise and if your child becomes unhappy, simply take him or her out of the sanctuary to be settled and then return. We understand. We also have a small Sunday school where your child can learn the stories of faith. If your child is not yet baptized and you desire that, please speak to our pastor.
Can I take communion?
Redeemer Lutheran Church offers communion to those who are baptized members of Lutheran Church-Canada, or church bodies that we are in fellowship with, including Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK). If you are a guest and would like to partake in communion, please speak first to an elder or the pastor so they can best assist you in this request.
How can I get connected?
You can call our church at 403-335-3161 or email us.