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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Advent Craft Night

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
Carols and Crafts 6-8PM
Bells on Wheels
6PM Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 at Carlton Plaza
3800 Walnut Ave, Fremont.
Contact Holy Redeemer for more details, 510 793-1911

  7PM Blue Christmas Service 

December 21, 2019
Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA


 7PM Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2019

 Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA

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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.

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

Growing In Faith Together

Growing In Faith Together

Growing In Faith Together

What a gift this church is! That’s why our theme for Stewardship is so great this year! Growing In Faith Together is our theme for Stewardship this year. It spells GIFT!

We are experiencing so many gifts this year. Let’s see, we have the gift of our new members; the gift of new energy; the gift of six Confirmands; the gift of sharing Confirmation with Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry; the gift of many visitors; the gift and vision of our Four-Church Effort; the gift of a Stewardship Team with Linda M and Linda H; the gift of a dedicated Council and a marvelous staff! And the list goes on and on.
As we move forward into the four weeks of focus on Growing In Faith Together, I look forward to sharing faith stories with and from all of you. In the meantime, think about what God is calling you to share this year of your time, your talent, and your treasure. Every ounce of effort is needed to continue to grow the church, to grow God’s ministry and to Grow In Faith 
Together. Amen!  Alleluia!
                     In Christ,
                     Pastor Barbara



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