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.

Farewell celebration planned for Pastor Scottie – June 11

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

A farewell celebration is planned for Pastor Scottie and Myra Burkhalter for June 11 following worship (11 am) at our picnic pavilion. Pastor Scottie has accepted a full-time call to the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education starting June 12. We invite current members of Redeemer, former members, family members, friends and area clergy to attend and celebrate Pastor Scottie’s 8 years at Redeemer.

On Tuesday, 04 April 2017, the Redeemer Lutheran Church Council met and approved the following:

• In accordance with Chapter 9, The Pastor , *C9.05 a. 1) and 2) of The Constitution for Redeemer Lutheran Church as well as the ELCA policies and procedures manual, by mutual agreement, the council has accepted a letter of resignation from Reverend Scottie J. Burkhalter, effective June 11, 2017.

• Redeemer Lutheran Church Council will proceed to work with the ELCA South Carolina Synod to place an Interim Pastor as soon as possible after June 11, 2017.

Lenten services

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

imageBeginning March 8th at 6 pm, we will begin our Wednesday night “soup and sandwich” suppers. There will be a signup sheet in the narthex for volunteers to provide soup and dessert.

At 7 minutes ‘til 7 we will begin our Lenten service with a video series entitled “The Path to the Cross.” You don’t want to miss this! “Come and See.” Lenten Service goes through April 5th.

  • Maundy Thursday service – April 13th at 7 pm
  • Good Friday Service – April 14th at 7 pm
  • Good Friday service – April 16th at 7 pm
  • Easter sunrise service – April 16th at 7 am

Vial of Life program

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Redeemer Lutheran Church launched the Vial of Life program today. The Vial of Life is way to provide essential medical and contact information to first responders at your home. It consists of an indictor you can place on your front door and a medical information sheet you put on your refrigerator. We will be promoting this program both for our members and in the community. You can print your own sticker at the Vial of Life Program web site.

You can store emergency health information using the iPhone Health app, accessible to first responders.

Walk as Jesus Walked: Bible Study

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

imageThe Wednesday morning Bible study resumes January 18 at 9:30 AM with another in the video series by Ray Vander Laan, this one titled “Walk as Jesus Walked.” Vander Laan teaches in depth from the original Biblical locations in the Middle East.

“Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers.”

Bill Freiburg is our group leader and we will be using a printed study guide. Those who have attended previous studies in this series found that their knowledge of the scriptures in context has increased, and their faith has grown. Join us starting January 18.

Redeemer Reporter Newsletter now electronic

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The Redeemer Reporter Newsletter is now being distributed electronically through our web site. Just click on the “Newsletter” link at the top of the site to see the current and archived newsletters. We’ll let you know by email when each new issue goes online. Please notify the church office when your email address changes or to unsubscribe. Paper copies are available for those without email.

Ground-breaking at Springs of Grace

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Springs of Grace Lutheran Church cordially invites you to the Ground-Breaking Ceremony for their new church building on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM at 304 Holden Drive, Inman, SC 29349.

Following the Ceremony, you are invited to a Pot Luck dinner at the church, 740 Hwy. 9, Inman, SC 29349. RSVP by March 10 to 864-592-0578 or visit

Adopt a family

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Redeemer’s sacred holiday season was brightened by the display of gifts this Sunday for the Church’s Adopt a Family program. These gifts will go to families with financial needs, so that their children may have a happy Christmas.


Book Club moves to Sunday Morning

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Redeemer Christian Book Club is moving to Sunday morning. It meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9 AM in the RLC kitchen. Check the right sidebar of this web site for the latest selection.

Yard Sale Saturday

Friday, September 11th, 2015

In the shade!

Church yard sale, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Redeemer Lutheran Church 200 O’Neal Road, Greer, South Carolina. Starts at 8 AM.

The sale this year will be under our new picnic shelter, in the shade!

  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Decorative Items
  • Music, books, tools and more, more, more!


Good Stewardship–Time to Declutter

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

“For everything there is a season… a time to keep, and a time to throw away.”

Ecclesiastes 3:6

Have you read this before in the Bible? Umm… even directions about what to do with your “STUFF” is found in the Holy Bible. Think of your home, your workshop, your automobile, your workplace. Life gets so busy that we may have trouble keeping things organized. We all have excuses. Yet, the reality is that stuff gets in the way of living.

The reality is all that we have, and all that we are, belongs to God. Keeping things organized while caring for the stuff in our midst is an important part of stewardship. The summer is moving quickly, and it will be fall before we know it. May now be an opportune time for you to consider the stuff in your midst?

I’m focusing on my own stuff right now. I have even given myself a deadline when I hope to have gone through all of my own stuff. I’ve written 3 questions to consider for all of the stuff in my midst. Maybe these are good questions for you also as you consider your own “stuff.”

If I die tomorrow, will the stuff I’m keeping make a difference and will it be of any use to anyone else?

Do I use it?

Do I need it?

If the answer is “YES” to any of the three questions, have a place for everything and put everything it its place. After all, this is good stewardship.

In the love of Christ, Pastor Scottie B-

PS: If you’re wondering what to do with those unneeded items, don’t forget the Lutheran Men of Redeemer Yard Sale, September 12 from 8 am to 2 pm!