All Are Welcome Here!
IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES are held at 9 am in person and via live stream.
Livestream of Services
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church offers livestreaming of most worship services! In the event that you are unable to join us for worship in person come to this webpage and scroll down to the Livestream Worship box below. Past worship services are also available to view.
COVID Precautions: On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency is expected to expire. If you still prefer to wear a mask while in the church building, you are welcome and encouraged to do so! We will continue to have masks on hand, and hand sanitizer for your use.
Please contact the church office, 608-788-0242 or ORLC@centurytel.net, with any questions.
St. Francis Pet Blessing
Saturday, September 30, 9 - 11 am
St. Francis was a 13th century friar and mystic, and is the patron saint of animals. It has become a practice in many congregations to commemorate his life and ministry on a day close to the Feast of St. Francis (October 4) with a pet blessing. We shall do just this
on September 30, 9 am-11 am, on the church lawn. Because we know that not all of our pets do well around other cats and dogs, if your pet needs a drive-by blessing and prayer, we will accommodate you at the curb. On the other hand, if your pet enjoys time playing with others, feel free to socialize them on the lawn! Share this Pet Blessing invitation with your friends and neighbors!
9 am Sundays
Pastor: Rev. Mark Bartusch
Organist/Pianist: Melanie Timmerman
Office Staff: Jane Parsneau
Live stream starts Sundays at 9am.
--- Bulletin for Sunday, October 1, 2023, 9 am w/ Pr. Mark Bartusch
-- "Now the Feast and Celebration" Liturgy for the fall season
From Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #26899. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United State of America. Used by permission.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is a congregation of the La Crosse Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located on the south side of the city of La Crosse, WI. Founded in 1950, Our Redeemer has contributed to the spiritual life of the La Crosse area for nearly 75 years. Pastor Mark Bartusch began his ministry among us in October 2021.
Believing that faith, fellowship, and service within and beyond the congregation are all fundamental parts of life, we gather for worship and faith formation, and open our doors and extend welcoming hands to the wider community. All are welcome.
Sunday Morning Worship is at 9:00AM; a livestream is available on this website. During the seasons of Advent (November-December) and Lent (February-April), there are also special midday and evening worship services. You will find details on this website.
Each week during the school year, at 10:20AM Our Redeemer offers a variety of opportunities for Faith Formation, including an Intergenerational Faith Formation Hour, the First Sunday Forum, and Fifth Sunday Fellowship. There is also a Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10:30AM, and Women’s Groups that meet at different times during the week (Second Monday at 6:30PM, Second Thursday at 1:30PM, and Third Thursday at 1:30PM). Confirmation for sixth-eighth graders happens Wednesday evenings at 6:15PM.
You are invited to the many Fellowship events through the year, among them a Sunday Morning Coffee Hour (with juice and treats for children), Rally Day (a traditional kickoff in September), Sundaes on a Sunday (May), Quilters, Rummage Sale (August), and Holiday Bazaar (November-December).
We also strive to support the work of Christ’s church in the world, serving our neighbors near and far. Our Redeemer is active in a host of social ministries in the La Crosse region, the US, and around the world through such agencies as Lutheran World Relief, ELCA World Hunger Appeal, and Lutheran Disaster Response. Locally, we support the good work of Mobile Meals, New Horizons Shelter/Outreach Center, LuMin Campus Ministry in La Crosse, Salvation Army Feed the Kids Program, the Warming Center, School Supplies for neighborhood schools, and WAFER food pantry.
“This is Christ’s church.
There is a place for you here.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities, and all. Join us as we do
God’s work in Christ’s name
for the life of the world.” (elca.org)