Sunday morning worship is a time when we gather as a community in Christ to be reminded of God’s promises and experience God’s healing grace poured out for all of God’s creation. We confess that we are broken people, caught up in broken systems that hurt one another and neglect God’s creation, and yet we are also reminded of God’s forgiveness; we are reminded that we don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love – God’s grace is freely showered on us because of Jesus Christ’s faithfulness – this is the Good News of the Gospel. We hear scripture readings from the Bible and a message from the Pastor that reminds us God’s promises are for us too and we experience Christ in the bread and wine. Freed by the healing, liberating grace of the Gospel, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are then sent to continue the worship in our everyday lives, serving God and serving our neighbours.
Worship is held on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary on the corner of Granville and Laurier Avenue, in Vancouver – one block north of King Edward Avenue. Free parking is available behind the church. All ages, abilities, and backgrounds are welcome at Redeemer and all participate as much as they are able and feel comfortable.
We are a liturgical church and our worship services follow the traditional forms of Lutheran worship (Gathering; Word; Meal; Sending) and the seasons of the church year common to many Christians (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany/Time after Epiphany, Lent, Easter/Sundays of Easter, Pentecost/Time after Pentecost). Our congregation celebrates the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion/the Eucharist (almost) every Sunday (with a couple of lay-led services during the year without communion).
We practice open communion so that all those desiring to receive Christ in bread and wine are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Wine is served both in the common cup and in individual glasses. Grape juice is available in individual glasses and we also offer gluten-free wafers.
After the worship service, all are welcome for a time of fellowship with coffee, tea, and snacks available in the Fellowship Hall (next door to the worship space).
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(April 26, 2020)
Come with us to church this Sunday! The video will be posted between 6 and 7 AM on Sunday, April 26, and we hope you will feel free to watch it at any time after it is published. Many of the members of Redeemer will watch it at 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time, which is the hour we traditionally gather for congregational worship in Vancouver, B.C.
Worship with us in spirit as we gather virtually to watch this video of our Lutheran Sunday service, prepared on Friday, April 24, by the Pastor and Music Director (and their families) at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Vancouver. This video is meant to help us worship, while we shelter in our separate locations, protecting ourselves and the vulnerable from the deadly COVID-19 virus.
(April 26, 2020)
We are living through difficult times. We feel anxious, afraid, stressed; we may be experiencing physical, mental, and/or spiritual symptoms as a result of the pandemic and it’s social and economic effects. Healing Services, including prayer and the laying on of hands, can be powerful, however, they are never meant to replace medical care and the advice of health professionals. Please continue to follow health directives and call your doctor if needed. Our hope is that this brief service offers some wholeness and peace. Peace be with you.
(April 19, 2020)
All are welcome! Worship in spirit with the members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, who created this video for the Second Sunday in Easter, April 19, 2020! Please join with us as we watch this together, sheltering from COVID-19 in the safety of our separate locations. Sing and pray with us, and all people who feel connected, or who want to feel connected, with the Holy Spirit. The video will be available on Sunday morning around 6 or 7 AM PDT, and please watch it whenever you wish from that time on. Redeemer members may find comfort in knowing their church family is watching it at the same time, which will be 10 o’clock Pacific Daylight Time on Sunday, April 19.