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.

Jesus is coming!

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A star has been sighted in the East, and wise men from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greer responded this morning to prepare the way by erecting a manger where the Christ Child will be laid. While the original biblical Wise Men probably didn’t have power tools, our modern-day versions did, and the work went quickly.

Redeemer Lutheran Church will present the live nativity on December 16th and 17th at 6:30-9 pm with cast members from the church standing in for shepherds, wise men, angels and the Holy Family. The animals will be real. Visitors can drive through, or park and take a more contemplative view.

Here are some photos of a few of the participants:

A Spirit Led Time of Renewal

Monday, August 14th, 2017


September 24 at 11:30 AM is a special event for our congregation. There will be a potluck lunch followed by facilitated small group discussions. Nursery will be provided.

The purpose of this congregational event is for the Office of the Bishop and members of the Congregation to have the opportunity to gather with one another to discuss the Call process and to discover together how God is at work in this congregation during this Spirit Led Time of Renewal. The information shared and collected at this congregational event will be collated and distributed to the Office of the Bishop and will be shared publicly with the members of the congregation through our newsletter. This information becomes part of our Congregational Mission Profile and will be shared with potential candidates who interview with the Call Committee.

There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to help us plan the quantity of materials to have available.

You can read more about the Call process and the Spirit Led Time of Renewal in this document from the SC Synod.

Calling a new pastor

Monday, July 17th, 2017

imageSouth Carolina Synodical Bishop Herman Yoos will visit Redeemer Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 PM for an important meeting in the life of our congregation. This meeting will prepare the congregation to begin the process of calling a new pastor. All members are urged to attend.

Reception for Pastor Clark Sunday

Friday, May 26th, 2017

imageA reception will be held for Pastor Marion Clark after worship Sunday, May 30 (around 11 am). Pastor Clark, who will serve as interim pastor at Redeemer starting June 25, will preach and conduct the service that day.

Pastor Clark was senior pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spartanburg until 2002, and served as interim pastor at Redeemer in 2005. He is warmly remembered by those who knew him from that time.

Finger food will be provided by the Church Council.

Garage sale May 13

Monday, May 1st, 2017

imageGarage and Bake Sale Saturday, May 13th in the picnic pavilion starting at 8 AM until early afternoon.

Items have been piling up for nearly a year and the ladies (and maybe the men) of the church will be making delicious baked goods for sale. This is HUGE. Come early for the best selection.

Community Blood Drive–March 26

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Redeemer Lutheran Church is hosting a community blood drive in the afternoon and evening of March 26. Please call the church office at (864) 877-5876 to schedule your time.

We need at least 30 sign-ups for the event.

Update: Thanks to all who made this a successful event.

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.