What should I wear?
Most wear anything from jeans & a T-shirt to business causal to something more. Feel free to come as you are. It doesn't matter what you're wearing. We're just glad you're here.
Where should I sit?
Feel free to sit anywhere you'd like and feel comfortable. We won't make you sit up front. Ushers can help you find an open seat, no matter when you arrive.
What about kids?
Redeemer has a number of young families with kids (including our pastor!). Please don't feel bad if kids get restless. They're kids - that's what they do. We have kids bags available in the Welcome Center to help keep them occupied. Feel free to use the children's room right next to the seating area that has screen so you can follow along with what's happening, as well as a restroom.
What about all the singing?
The Lutheran church has treasured hymns as a memorable way to communicate the gospel message of Jesus. It might strike you that there is more singing than you may be used to. We know there might be a lot of new stuff. We invite everyone to participate in singing, but feel free to sing and participate as much as you feel comfortable.
What about the offering?
The members of Redeemer gather an offering out of thankfulness, not out of drudgery or compulsion, from the blessings God has first given to us. This offering supports ministry in our city and around the world. Guests and visitors can contribute if they want, but they should not feel pressured to do so. The offering is not passed around during the service but is located on a stand near the Welcome Center.
What about communion?
We offer communion only to members. If you have not communed with us before, please talk with the pastor before joining us. We want you to first understand what we teach about communion before asking you to take part. If you would like to learn more about what we teach about communion (as well as anything else), Bible 101 is a good place to start.
Can I stay for coffee & snacks after?
Once a month, typically on the third weekend, we have a coffee hour. We value our friendships and want to build community between everyone. So yes, we'd love for you to stick around - you're not overstaying your welcome.