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The mission of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church is to be a Christ-Centered, inclusive community by: Reaching out to all, sharing the word of God in service and love, and encouraging, nurturing, and empowering all for ministry.

Real People – Real Faith – Real Change

Regularly Occurring HRLC Programs

Sunday Worship Services – A celebration of the Word and Sacrament is held each week at Holy Redeemer. Our service begins at 10:00 a.m. We welcome all people at the Lord’s Table, regardless of age, gender, background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or prior religious experience.

Music Ministry – A celebration of the Word through music, hand bells, and song with active choirs for all ages. Holy Redeemer’s Rejoice Choir is for high school and college age singers, our Adult Choir is 18 and up, and children’s music time is on Sunday evenings at Faith Possible plus Summer & Christmas Musicals. Choirs are from Sept thru May.
Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry (GSSAM) – An outreach to the peoples of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, or Nepal who are looking for a place for worship, spirituality, or to serve others. Worship is at Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry, 4211 Carol Ave, Fremont. Call 510-656-0900 for worship times.
Confirmation – 
Confirmation classes at Holy Redeemer are scheduled twice a month on from September through June for junior high school students. Please see Pastor Barbara or telephone the church office to enroll.

Discussion and Bible Study Groups, held seasonally. Please call to inquire.

HRLC Vacation Bible School 510-793-1911 for more information.
Inquirer’s Group.
Call to inquire.
Youth Group – School age youth. Held 1st and 3rd Sundays immediately following Worship service,11:30pm to 1:30pm. Join in the fun, games and fellowship with other kids!
ELCA cleanLogoHoly Redeemer Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Sierra Pacific Synod. The Sierra Pacific Synod is one of sixty-five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
 
The word synod comes from a Greek word meaning “to travel a common road — to walk together.” The congregations, the people, and the ministries in our expansive geographical region walk a common road together as a community of nearly 200 congregations in central and northern California and northern Nevada that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.
 
Learn more about What We Believe.
This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here

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 We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.
 

ELCA Facts 

As of December 31, 2013, there were 3,863,133 baptized members in the ELCA. There were 9,464 congregations organized in 65 synods in nine geographic regions.

The ELCA is a diverse church body, becoming more so every day. This church is committed to growing in diversity and strengthening its global, ecumenical and interfaith relationships around the world.

ELCA congregations are led by gifted men and women who have been called by God to serve their community. The ELCA calls both women and men to serve as pastors and lay rostered leaders. Here are some facts about ELCA leaders:

As of September 1, 2014, there were 17,777 leaders on the ELCA roster including 981 associates in ministry, 61 deaconesses, 192 diaconal ministers and 16,543 ordained clergy. In 2013, 24 percent of clergy on the ELCA roster were women. In the ELCA’s eight seminaries, the numbers of women and men preparing for ministry are about equal.

About 86 percent of ordained women and 83 percent of ordained men are actively serving in congregations.
 

The ELCA offers opportunities for Lutheran education at every level and considers education as an important part of our calling. We offer quality education at every level through our institutions. In addition to the eight ELCA seminaries and two seminary extension centers, there are 26 colleges and universities, 50 or more lifelong learning programs, 14 high schools, 296 elementary schools, 1,573 early childhood programs, 145 camp and retreat centers serving 450,000 annually.

The ELCA is committed to making the world a more just and peaceful place to live. Through programs, ministries and partnerships ELCA congregations, synods and the churchwide organization work every day to address inequities in political, economic and social systems and to end conflict and violence all over the world. We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together. This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here.