In response to the overflowing love of God, Redeemer Lutheran Church is a community of God's people gathered to worship, learn, and minister to the needs of those in and beyond the congregation. Working toward these purposes, we are called to share His love and invite others to Christ.

Daily Bread Ministries

Monday, August 19th, 2019

SOUP KITCHEN: Join us again Sunday, September 8, as we serve the community at the Greer Soup Kitchen. Please provide sandwiches and salads if you are able and drop them off at church by 2 pm.

STEP (Shelter to Empower People): Providing homeless folks shelter and support in a structured 90-day program, facilitated by trained counselors working under a licensed mental health professional. Currently they need volunteers for many and varied jobs. Please see the website for details:

Daily Bread Ministries – Greer STEP


Vacation Bible School 2019

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Beginning NEXT SUNDAY!!

Join us NEXT Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 PM
for an Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza!

If you have not already, ALL ADULT VOLUNTEERS, CHILDREN and YOUTH PARTICIPANTS please fill out the VBS REGISTRATION form here.

NIGHT SCHOOL: A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CLASS FOR ADULTS will be offered during the regularly scheduled VBS at Redeemer. If you are interested in attending, please go to the VBS Registration Link above and sign up! There is now an option for Night School!


“Holy Grounds”

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

START YOUR SUNDAY OFF RIGHT WITH A HOT CUP OF JOE AT OUR NEW COFFEE CART!

Fully stocked with a Keurig Brewer, multi-roast K-Cups (including Decaf), flavored creamers, sugar, environmentally friendly cups, lids, sleeves and stirrers. But if an individual cup of hot coffee isn’t quite enough, we invite you to pop into the kitchen and brew a whole pot using our brand-new Black and Decker 12-cup Coffee Maker!

Thank you to the families who made this possible!

Join us this summer, beginning June 2 for our Cross-Generational Sunday School Class, “Holy Grounds,” with conversation centered around Jesus and coffee! We will meet in the Narthex.


Mother’s Day at Redeemer

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Synod Assembly

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

ARE YOU 3O YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER? Consider attending the SC SYNOD ASSEMBLY of the ELCA, May 30 – June 1, 2019 at the Spartanburg Marriott. If you are interested in attending as a Redeemer voting delegate, please contact the Church Office or Pastor Elise for registration details.


Youth Ministry Kick Off

Friday, February 1st, 2019

REDEEMER YOUTH GROUPS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE!

Hello Redeemer Family,
This Sunday, February 3rd, we will kick off Youth Ministry at RLC!

ALL youth K4 through 12th Grade are invited and encouraged to join us for a Super Hero Bowl Kick-Off

This includes all youth who regularly attend church, those who haven’t been in years, and those who are grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends of members.
All are welcome! Because we are just beginning WE NEED A FEW THINGS.
If you are willing and able to make a material or monetary donation, we could REALLY use the following: New or Used Bean Bag Chairs, Pop Up Chairs, Oversized Pillows, large and cozy rug, new or gently used indoor and outdoor games, sports balls of all shapes and sizes, and Valentine’s Stickers, Cards, and other love/heart themed craft items for the cards we will make.
If you are interested in helping with either youth group, please see Pastor Elise BEFORE youth group begins Sunday afternoon. Young Youth (YY): 4K through 4th Grade will meet at 2:00pm in the Narthex at Redeemer. *Parents please sign your youth in with Pastor Elise (PE). You are welcome to stay, but drop off is also encouraged. As a group we will play some super fun indoor and outdoor games, get to know each other, talk about Jesus and His love, and make Valentine’s for Redeemer’s home-bound members. *Young Youth must be signed back out and picked up in the Narthex at 4:30pm. ALL Youth Dinner: At 4:00pm all youth, 4K through 12th Grade, will share breakfast for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. (Special thanks to Missy and Doug Logan, and Terry Jane Moore for providing this super important meal!) Lutheran Church Youth (LCY): 5th Grade through 12th Grade will meet at 4:00pm in the Narthex at Redeemer. 

YoungYouthKickOffFeb2019.png

LCYKickOffFeb2019.png


Call Committee News

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Our Primary Pastoral Candidate has committed to the Call of Redeemer Lutheran Church! The Call Committee and the Executive Council met with the Primary Candidate on Friday evening, August 24th to discuss any further questions the Candidate, Executive Council or Call Committee members might of have needed answering. The Executive Council and Call Committee members are completely satisfied that this is the pastoral candidate for Redeemer Lutheran Church. The remainder of the meeting was to discuss and accept the Compensation Package for the candidate. This was accomplished.

Throughout this process, our Call Committee has followed the SC Synod Call Process. The next step in the process will be for the Primary Candidate to meet with Church Council along with the Call Committee to have conversation with the candidate and for the Church Council to vote on the candidate and the Compensation Package. Once that occurs, there will be a “Meet and Greet” with the Congregation, the Candidate and their family prior to having a Congregational meeting. At the Congregational meeting, there will be a vote on accepting the Candidate and their Compensation Package. Then there will be an official Letter of Call to the pastor for them to officially accept our call to Redeemer Lutheran Church. When all this is accomplished, the Candidate will tentatively start middle to late October as the new Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Doug Logan – Call Committee chair


Wednesday Evening Lenten Series

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Each Wednesday during Lent (except Ash Wednesday and Holy week) we will be viewing and discussing the Exodus Story (Chapters 1-15) based on the video series “That the World May Know” featuring historian Ray VanderLaan.

Gather at 6 PM for Soup Supper in the Fellowship Hall, and we will begin the study at about 6:30 PM. We will be complete by 7:15 PM.

Child care will be provided.

“God loves a story. In fact, one could describe the Bible as one story made up of many stories. Yet when we read the Bible, we tend to concentrate on the individual stories without considering how each story fits into and contributes to the greater story that God is unfolding. This is a particularly true story of the exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. God’s protective care for his chosen people thrills us. His demonstrations of power through the plagues and the dividing of the Red Sea amaze us. Yet we seldom consider God’s greater story of which the exodus is but a chapter. So let’s begin by discovering where the story of the exodus fits into that greater story.”

The titles for each week are as follows:
• February 21 – “How Big is Our God” Exodus 1-6
• February 28 –“Israel in Bondage – God Heard Their Cry” Exodus 7-12
• March 7 –“Finger of God – The Plagues” Exodus 13-14
• March 14 –“Watch With Me – Israel Leaves Egypt” – Exodus 13-14
• March 21 –“The LORD Reigns – The Red Sea” – Exodus 15

“I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy because I am holy”. Leviticus 11:45


Pastors Ponderings – January 2018

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

My sainted SC Dutch (Deutsch) Fork grandmother used to refer to the 6th of January as Old Christmas. Now that — probably unbeknown to her — goes way, way back in Christian history before 25 December was on the calendar as Christmas Day. The Epiphany of Our Lord comes right at the end of the twelve days of Christmas (25 December-5 January). Originally it celebrated Jesus’ birth, the coming of the Magi, Christ’s baptism by John and our Lord’s first miracle at the Cana wedding.

In Gentile Europe Epiphany (the word means “manifestation, showing forth, revealing ‘What Child Is This?’”) began to be associated with the visit of the Magi alone, since they were seen as representatives of all the nations who come to worship the Christ Child. The other events once celebrated on Old Christmas are now observed on the Sundays after Epiphany, with the Transfiguration of Our Lord (one of the greatest epiphanies of all) coming on the last Sunday of the season in the Lutheran tradition.

Epiphany is the first of the two accordion seasons of the Church Year; the second is the season after Pentecost. The length of each depends the on date of Easter. If Easter is early the time after Epiphany is short, and the time after Pentecost is long — and vice versa. Except for the first and last Sundays of both seasons, the liturgical color is green; the first and last Sundays of both seasons are white (for Sundays and Days of special devotion).

Happy Old Christmas/Epiphany! Pr. Clark+


Live Nativity 2017

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Live Nativity 5.jpg
Live Nativity 6.jpg
Live Nativity 7.jpg
Live Nativity 8.jpg
Live Nativity 9.jpg
Live Nativity 1.jpg
Live Nativity 2.jpg
Live Nativity 3.jpg
Live Nativity 4.jpg
Live Nativity 5.jpg
Live Nativity 6.jpg
Live Nativity 7.jpg
Live Nativity 8.jpg
Live Nativity 9.jpg
Live Nativity 1.jpg
Live Nativity 2.jpg
Live Nativity 3.jpg
Live Nativity 4.jpg
Live Nativity 5.jpg

Photo credit: Alex Hicks – Spartanburg Herald Journal – Used by premission