National Recognition of Life Week

January 23-28 is the National Recognition of Life Week. Here is a link where you can sign up for daily emails from Lutherans for Life :

This year’s theme is: “From Invisible to Indispensable!” The daily email will contain a devotion focussed on the theme of the day, a video testimonial, and a code for a Zoom presentation which will go live each evening at 8:00pm EST.

Zoom With A Missionary

“Zoom With A Missionary” is an online chat series recently started by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. To pre-register and join an upcoming chat, go to Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page and click the link provided in their post. Previous episodes are available on (search for Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s site) in the LHF playlist “Zoom Around The World”.

Some Previous Episodes:

* Nov 8, 2020: Rev. Dr. Slavik Horpynchuk, bishop of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church

New Practices at ORLC re:Covid

For now, Our Redeemer is utilizing new practices for the health of all attending worship. Located in the Narthex are hand sanitizer, bulletins, attendance cards, and pew envelopes. Please note that the Offering plates will not be passed during the service at this time. Offerings, attendance cards, prayer requests, address updates, etc. may be placed in the offering plate found in the Narthex. Face coverings, although recommended, are not required for worship. If you would feel more comfortable with one and have forgotten yours, disposable masks are available in the Narthex. Remember to practice good social distancing habits both in the Narthex and in the Sanctuary, and avoid physical contact with others where possible. For those who need to commune from the pews, please sit on the left (pulpit) side of the center aisle facing a sticky note.

ORLC Belltower

According to congregational voters’ decision, the bell tower was removed for safety concerns. A series of photos and short videos was collected during the removal process. These will be posted as soon as everything is properly organized and edited.


Some of the pictures are in the photo gallery.