Thinking about visiting us on a Sunday morning? Here's what you can expect.

Profile

family2We are a diverse group made up of people of varied age, race and backgrounds. We are also a relatively young church, having held our first worship service in May, 2005. Dress is generally business-casual, but it is not uncommon to see everything from suits to sandals. People are friendly, so come early and stay late to meet some people. The atmosphere at Redeemer is broadly evangelical. Many of our members have come from Bible Church, Evangelical Free, Presbyterian, Baptist, and other backgrounds. Many come with no church background at all.

Discipleship Hour

Foundations2007_smIn the Fall and in the Spring, we offer Children's Sunday School (Birth through 6th Grade - meet in the Education Building), as well as Youth & Adult Bible Study classes (2nd floor of Education Building) from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. These classes are an excellent way to prepare our hearts and minds for worship as well as develop relationships and enjoy fellowship with others.

Worship Service

Worship001 Our service formally begins at 10:30 a.m. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read and preached, read Scripture together or responsively, and give our offerings. Taking our cues from Mark 12:21-39 services typically begin with an intentional God-ward (or vertical) focus and end with a community (or horizontal) focus. You may look at some of our Worship Guides to see other ways in which our services are organized.

Music

The music we sing at Redeemer Church is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the past, as well as the substantive songs of the present. Overall, we strive for a consistent philosophy in worship rather than wt1a particular style. We also realize that we have much room to grow. We strive for excellence in all that we do, while working with the resources that God has provided us.

Most of us who are comfortable with one particular style have discovered, while at Redeemer Church, that we have come to enjoy other genres of music we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in others. While you may hear a broad range of instruments from violin, woodwinds, brass, piano, electric guitar and drums the purpose of all these instruments is to undergird and strengthen congregational singing. We encourage you to come and participate in worship with us.

Sermons

Preaching at Redeemer Church is expositional (also called expository), meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular biblical passage. Sermons are usually 40-45 minutes long. Hear sermons at RedeemerAudio.org.

Children in Worship

We provide an optional nursery for children ages 12 weeks through three years which begins just prior to the sermon. Children who are able to remain in the main service are encouraged to do so. A brief break in the service allows parents to take their children to the nursery and return in time for the sermon. Our goal in the nursery is to be intentional in training our children and demonstrating to them a love for God. A speaker equipped training room is also available adjacent to the foyer for parents who need to step out with their children for a short time. The last two pews of the worship center are reserved for families with small children who may need to step of of the service from time to time.

Post Service

peoples A typical service is finished by noon. An hour later, however, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week. So, stick around after the service and meet some people.

This Week's Fighter Verse:

  • December 15-21, 2014 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,...

  • December 8-14, 2014 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall...

  • December 1-7, 2014 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes...

  • November 24-30, 2014 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. LORD is my strength and my song; he...

  • November 17-23, 2014 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for...

  • November 10-16, 2014 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your...

  • November 3-9, 2014 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and...

  • October 27-November 2, 2014 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over...

  • October 20-26, 2014 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be...

  • October 13-19, 2014 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which...

  • October 6-12, 2014 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which...

  • September 29-October 5, 2014 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord....

  • September 22-28, 2014 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his...

  • September 15-21, 2014 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases. (Proverbs...

  • September 8-14, 2014 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into...

  • September 1-7, 2014 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of...

  • August 25-31, 2014 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the...

  • August 18-24, 2014 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the...

  • August 11-17, 2014 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life;...

  • August 4-10, 2014 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with...

  • July 28-August 3, 2014 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know...

  • July 21-27, 2014 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”...

  • July 14-20, 2014 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the...

  • July 7-13, 2014 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these...

  • June 30-July 6, 2014 Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. A...

  • June 23-29, 2014 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in...

  • June 16-22, 2014 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them,...

  • June 9-15, 2014 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the...

  • June 2-8, 2014 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I...

  • May 26-June 1, 2014 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not...

  • May 19-25, 2014 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your...

  • May 12-18, 2014 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your...

  • May 5-11, 2014 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind...

  • April 28-May 4, 2014 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you...

  • April 21-27, 2014 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the...

  • April 14-20, 2014 …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8...

  • April 7-13, 2014 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of...

  • March 31-April 6, 2014 …and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that...

  • March 24-30, 2014 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were...

  • March 17-23, 2014 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of...

  • March 10-16, 2014 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For...

  • March 3-9, 2014 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his...

  • February 24-March 2, 2014 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29 ESV, 4:09)

  • February 17-23, 2014 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they...

  • February 10-16, 2014 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him...

  • February 3-9, 2014 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be...

  • January 27-February 2, 2014 …give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not...

  • January 20-26, 2014 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be...

  • Jan 13-19, 2014 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except...

  • Jan 6-12, 2014 “But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not,...

  • Dec 30-Jan 5, 2014 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will...

  • Dec 30-Jan 5, 2014 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will...