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.
CRLC Family Connections Event
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Our personal family/life - our church family - our community
We will be exploring the interconnectedness of life and integrating all
aspects of health (body, mind, spirit) into these 3 areas -
personal life, church & community.
This intergenerational event will include:
(1) a fun scavenger hunt format WITH PRIZES!
(2) school supplies collection service project for our local crisis centers - supplemented by support from Thrivent Financial Care Abounds in Communities program
(3) shared meal of donated and seasonal foods.
Please drop off in the Gathering Space donations
of school supplies for Redeemer Crisis Center and
New Covenant Crisis Center. Monetary donations are
also being accepted to provide backpacks
and other items. We are grateful that
Thrivent Financial Care Abounds in Communities
program will match our monetary donations up to $300.
Wedding Bells Are Ringing
Pastor Randy and Pastor Karen were married on July 1st. We celebrated their union on July 15th with an appetizer and dessert reception. There was lots of love and laughter. Thanks to Lisa Witzke and Linda Radefeld for all the planning of this event.
Bishop-Elect Abraham Allende was elected on May 17th, 2014 at the
Northeast Ohio Synod Assembly and will be installed on Saturday, September 13th at 2pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio.
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!
TECHNOLOGY & VIDEO experts!
As many of you are well aware, we recently installed a monitor for announcements in the gathering space, along with a projection system for our sanctuary. We are now wanting to put together a "Techno Team" to help utilize and enhance our new capabilities. If you have some savvy and interest in this area, please talk to Pastor Randy.