We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth

Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church is a place where our doors are always open to you, to encounter spiritual truths and wrestle with questions in a safe and welcoming community. Come join in what is happening at Holy Redeemer!

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Bells, Choir and Advent Crafts 

 Saturday, Dec 1 2018, @ 6:00pm
 35660 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560   510-793-1911 

Blue Christmas 

 Wednesday, Dec 21 2018, @ 7:00pm
 35660 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560   510-793-1911

Christmas Worship

   Dec 24 2018, @ 8:00 pm
Monday, Dec 1 2017, @5pm
35660 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560    510-793-1911 
HRLC Second Sunday Forums: 6:30 P.M. 2nd Sunday of each month. Current series is “The Story of Us” with Morgan Freeman Join us to watch this and enjoy a lively dialogue following each screening.

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E-script Benefits HRLC

Your Christmas Gifts Can Help HRLC!

E-script Benefits HRLC


Holy Redeemer can still receive Scrip commissions on your spending with a wide variety of merchants even though we do not sell the scrip gift cards anymore.

Check out the website: www.Escrip.com 

The website is very helpful in showing you how to create an account for yourself AND how to designate Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church as the recipient of the scrip percentages that merchants contribute.

It does not cost you anything. It is very easy to do. Create an account, and then:

  1. When you decide you are going to buy something online, start off by going to Escrip.com. Search for the merchant you want to buy from. If the company participates in Escrip, you will click on the merchant’s name, and be taken directly to the Merchant’s own website. Then you will shop and put in your order in the usual way. (You can still use coupons and discount codes that you may have for that company.) There are more ways to do it explained on the website.
  2. A small percentage of your purchase will end up being paid to the church.

Give it a try! Remember to use it. Every little bit helps the ministry.

Second Sunday Forum

Second Sunday Forum

Second Sunday Forum


The Fight for Peace NOVEMBER 11, 2018, 6:30PM

We began a National Geographic Documentary series titled, “The Story of Us” narrated by Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman takes viewers on a global journey, meeting with people from different cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways, exploring themes that unite us all.

There are a total of seven episodes. Sunday, Nov 11’s episode is titled, The Fight for Peace. It will be shown on Sunday, Nov 11, 2018, 6:30pm at HRLC. A brief discussion with facilitators Pastor Barbara and Dot W follows. All are welcome to join us for all forums.

Episode 3 – The Power of Love– Can love change the world? Morgan Freeman learns how this primal force binds us together.

Episode 4 – Us and Them– Morgan Freeman investigates the forces of fear and intolerance that push us apart.

Episode 5 – The Power of Us– Can we share power so everyone has a say? Morgan Freeman meets Bill Clinton to find out.

Episode 6 – The Rebel Spirit– Morgan meets exiles, whistleblowers and hackers to see what it takes to change the world.

Pastor Barbara Caine

Pastor’s Message, October 29

Pastor Barbara Caine
What was it like for Jesus to prepare breakfast for his disciples? Did Jesus enjoy these last moments in a human body, gathering wood, starting a fire, preparing fish and bread in order to make a meal for those he loved? Did the familiar scent of the sea air, the crackle of the fire, and the smell of the smoke seem especially poignant to him? Could he hear the disciples talking, the sound carrying across the water in that strange way it does?
John 21: 15-17:
12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
I was reminded of this passage recently at Mt. Cross, our Lutheran Camp in Ben Lomond. Prior to the opening of Mt. Cross 70 years ago, Jesus called folks to feed his lambs, tend his sheep, and feed them in that extraordinary place. And Jesus continues to call them. I’m on the Mt. Cross Board and I wonder how many board members have asked for support, written grants, set policies, hired employees, and enacted the business of this camp? How many directors, counselors and church leaders have directly prepared for others to have profound experiences in God’s creation by designing programs and leading camps, retreats, trainings, beach trips, workshops, and countless other gatherings?   How many, many folks, young and old, have embodied Jesus, gathered the wood and started the campfires, prepared the meals, written the devotions, lead the songs, walked the trails, and worn their love of Jesus on their sleeve so that all who came to Mt. Cross, left there knowing that their creator, their savior, their sustaining God, would always be with them?
Jesus is still calling us to feed his lambs, tend his sheep, and to feed them here at Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church and in our extraordinary camp. Mt. Cross is a blessed place that will help us to be more faithful, and better Christians. I have asked our new Confirmands, Nightingale, Lena, Izaiaha, Malachi, James & Natane to attend Mt. Cross as part of their Confirmation work. What a joy to know that God is still so active in feeding us through this Church and our beautiful camp. Please pray for our Confirmands as they grow in faith and love, and our church as God reaches out to minister to those God loves through these institutions.
In Christ,
Pastor Barbara



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