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 

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

Christmas Eve Worship

  Monday, Dec 24 2018, @ 7:00 pm
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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Pastor Barbara Caine

“Good news? Great joy? Messiah? Here? Now?” “This I gotta see!”

Pastor Barbara Caine

Come and See!

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.Luke 2:15-18

Come and see!  Can you picture the multitude of angels, singing on that frosty night?  Wouldn’t your jaw drop at the sight?  “They said what?” you might ask.  “Good news?  Great joy?  Messiah?  Here? Now?”  And someone else says, “This I gotta see!”

 “Yeah,” you whisper to yourself, “This I gotta see.” 

“Come and See!” is our theme for Advent this year.  Advent is a waiting time, the time when we remember all the ways that God comes to us, and specifically, when Jesus came, God in the flesh, our Emmanuel.  Each year during Advent we remember the long years spent waiting for the predicted Messiah. We remember that our God came to earth as a tiny, vulnerable, human baby.  Like the shepherd on that frosty night, we come and see the little one, and remember that our God knows what it is to be human, to be cherished by family, cared for by loved ones, revered by the wise, rejected by others, betrayed by friends, and, eventually, killed for speaking truth to power, and attempting to empower the vulnerable.

When the [shepherds] saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.   We, like the shepherds, are called to come and see, and then to go and tell!  This year, who needs to come and see?  Who are you called to go and tell?  God gives you power to see the vulnerable, speak for the powerless, invite the skeptical, share with those who need help, and most of all, love like the  one who came to us.  Jesus, the child born poor, who brings us good news of great joy for all the people.  Our Messiah, our Jesus, come and see!

In Christ,
Pastor Barbara

community organizing

Local Opportunity for Community Organizing Training

community organizing

Church of Divinity School of the Pacific Community Organizing Training

January 20-25, 2018 in Berkeley, CA

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skill-building in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world. Taught using presentations, discussions, role-pla y, readings, and class participation. Open to GTU students for academic credit (contact the CDSP Registrar to enroll) and to clergy and laity for continuing education credits. Anna Eng is Lead Organizer for the Bay Area IAF Communities Anna and the other organizer instructors provide leadership training to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions and help them to build strong, sustainable organizations capable of educating and engaging members around their own missions and around issues affecting their families and communities.

community organizing

Course Fee: $500 (for CEU credits) Registration fee includes lunch Monday – Friday and dinners Sunday and Thursday.

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.



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