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"What makes worship particularly Lutheran?"
The answer to this is formed by our understanding of God's relationship with us. What makes us Lutheran, then, is God. God calls us into families, communities and nations. God gifts us with parents and siblings, friends, languages and traditions. God calls us together as a family, and we find great comfort in knowing that we belong together, with the Holy Trinity, in worship and reflection. We share time in praise and education; receiving physical, emotional, and spiritual nourishment from God through the Word of God, the sacraments and one another.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
"We are called to be a family of faith, sharing the love of Jesus Christ." - Mission statement
When the first Finnish and Swedish immigrants followed the stars to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they transplanted many of their traditions and faith on this new, promising soil. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church has its roots in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, founded May 29th, 1888; and Messiah Lutheran Church, founded May 17th, 1897. On June 19th, 1966, the two congregations of Bethlehem and Messiah merged together to form Our Redeemer. Today, we continue the work begun by these pioneers and pillars of faith - bridging the gaps between ethnicity, class, and political affiliation. At Our Redeemer, we recognize our responsibility to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by actively living the ministry of reconciliation; and bringing the Kingdom of God into our worship, our work, and our homes.
Find Our Redeemer
ORLC can be found at 321 W. John Street, about 1 block north east of the Urgent Care Clinic of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.
To contact us:
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 473
Newberry, MI 49868
Our Office email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office phone number is: (906) 293-8331
Pastor Melinda VanderSys' cell number is (906) 291-0897
Pastor Melinda VanderSys' email is: email@example.com