Welcome to the website for Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool in Brecksville, Ohio! A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), our congregation's mission is to engage people in the ministries of worship, learning, witness and service that the Word of God in Jesus Christ may transform their lives. CRLC is a congregation that draws people to the transforming love of Christ through opportunities for diverse worship and learning, spiritual growth, personal stewardship and service to the community and the world.
WEDNESDAY ADVENT MIDWEEK SERVICES at 7pm
This year we will highlight Christ’s arrival with the theme:
The Circle of Light
Wednesday, December 3rd: The Circle of Hope
Wednesday, December 10th: The Circle of Comfort
Wednesday, December 17th: The Circle of Joy
Sunday School Christmas Pageant - Dec 14 at 9:15 AM--A big thank you to all who participated in our pageant and to all the helpers who participated behind the scenes. Thank you to Chuck and Sue Miller who directed!!
YAC Candy & Nut Sale Dec 21 9 AM-12 PM
Carol Sing-a-Long - Sunday Dec 21 at 10:30 AM
Join in singing many carols with choirs & instruments
Bring a bell of any variety to ring on one stanza!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE:
The Circle of Peace
5:30pm – Children’s/Family Service
7:30pm - Traditional Service with Communion & Candle-lighting
11:00pm – Traditional Service with Communion & Candle-lighting
December 28 Sunday at 9:30 AM (one service only) Guest Pastor Lisa Arledge
January 4 Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 AM Come sing Christmas carols once more!
Check out the Advent Calendar in the Gathering Space each day
as we open the lid to see what's inside!
Advent & Christmas Discussion
Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays, December 7 & 21
Pastor Randy will lead these two session dealing with Advent and Chistmas. We will look at things such as the story of the Chirstmas Carol and the hymn Silent Night, as well as some Advent and Christmas trivia.
We will hold our regular congregational meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015 following the 10:30 service (appx 11:45AM). The purpose of this meeting is to consider two major items. The first is the 2015 Mission Investment Plan (MIP), our budget, for the next calendar year. The second item is a proposed new constitution for our congregation. A summary of both the 2015 MIP and the proposed new constitution (with highlighted changes) are available in the narthex. Both of these items have been recommended by our Vision Board for congregational approval. If you would like to view them online, please go to the member area and click on Resources/Board Minutes.
Kaley O'Donnell, Pastor Randy's daughter, was recently accepted into the YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission) program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She has been placed to serve in the United Kingdom in Streatham, a suburb of London. She will leave on August 13th and serve in the mission field for one year. (Marikka Pretz-Anderson and Jackie Schuhle also participated in this ministry.) For those who would like to support Kaley and the YAGM program, you can mark an envelope as"YAGM-Kaley" and it will be credited to her. Checks can be made to CRLC. You can follow Kaley on her blog at http://teacupsandtestament.blogspot.com/
Thank you for your support. Click here to read Kaley's newsletter.